Green Wave look to snap two-match skid against the Cougars; first serve slated for 7 p.m.
Sarah Ray posts double-double with 14 kills and 15 digs; Miah Diirell tallies match-high 22 digs
Freshman Sarah Ray leads the Green Wave with 11 kills, sophomore Miah Diirell paces squad with 12 digs
Green Wave to square off against Tigers in first of four-consecutive home matches in Devlin Fieldhouse
Croatian native Tea Juric learns to succeed a hemisphere away from home
2013: Played in 32 matches and 112 sets as a true freshman...named Conference USA Freshman of the Year, Louisiana Co-Freshman of the Year, first-team All C-USA, first-team all-state, C-USA All-Freshman Team and honorable-mention AVCA All-Southwest Region recognition after leading the team in kills (446), kills per set (3.98), points (489) and points per set (4.37) while ranking second in digs (285), service aces (24), aces per set (0.21) and attack percentage (.277), third in digs per set (2.54), and fifth in total blocks (36.0) and blocks per set (0.32)...ranked fifth in C-USA in points per set and sixth in kills per set...finished 49th in the nation in kills per set and 66th in points per set...had 25 double-digit kill outings with four matches of 20-plus, including a season-best 26 vs Toledo(9/6) during the Youngstown Invitational...completed double-doubles with 10-plus dig efforts on 16 occasions, including season-high 17 at Youngstown State (9/6)...posted five multiple-ace contests, including a season-high four at North Texas (11/3)...added 11 multiple-block performances, including a season-best four at Radford (9/20) during the Highlander Classic and vs UAB (11/22) during the C-USA Championship quarterfinals...posted two assists vs North Dakota (9/14) during the Allstate Sugar Bowl Collegiate Classic, at Charlotte (10/6) and vs both UAB and Tulsa (11/23) during the C-USA Championship...named C-USA Offensive Player of the Week on Oct. 7 after averaging 5.3 kills and 1.3 digs per set to go with two assists and a pair of aces during Tulane's 2-0 week...named MVP of the Radford Highlander Classic after averaging 3.6 kills and 2.5 digs per set to go with five aces, five blocks and one assist and was tabbed all-tournament at the Youngstown Invitational after averaging 4.5 kills and 3.6 digs to go with four blocks, three aces and one assist...also played for the Tulane sand volleyball team where she posted an 18-12 overall record, including an 8-7 dual-match mark, and was selected to participate in the 2014 AVCA Championship.
High School: Attended the Secondary School of Health Care but did not play volleyball as the school did not sponsor varsity sports...was a member of the Marina-Kastela Volleyball Club from 2003-12...played for the Croatian Youth National Team from 2009-10 and the Croation Junior National Team from 2011-12...was named MVP of the Croation Junior Championship and the Youth Sports Games in 2012.
Personal: Born Tea Juric on April 29, 1993 in Croatia...daughter of Jagoda Juric...has two sisters...undecided on major.