Tea Juric paces Green Wave with 13 kills; Lauren Etta, Ally Frank tally 22 assists each
Green Wave hold pair of practices in preparation for 2014 campaign with focus on learning
Green Wave to play 13 home matches, host Allstate Sugar Bowl Classic in Devlin Fieldhouse
Izabela Grot tallies nine kills, 11 digs while Grace Weaver records 21 digs in the loss
Grot, Jovic combine for 27 kills as the Green Wave post first straight-sets win of the year
Junior (2013): Appeared in 114 sets during all 32 matches on the season...started at libero during each match after playing outside hitter during her freshman and sophomore campaigns...recorded four kills, 104 assists, 30 service aces, 515 digs and 34.0 points on the year...led the Green Wave in digs (515), digs per set (4.52), service aces (30), service aces per set (0.26) and total receptions (704), while also coming in second on the team in assists (104)...ranked sixth in Conference USA in digs per set while tying for ninth in Conference USA in service aces per set...515 digs in one season ranks as the second most in a single season in school history, while her mark of 4.52 digs per set are good for the fourth-best single-season total in school history...posted 27 double-digit dig performances...notched double-digit digs in 16 of the 17 matches played against Conference USA opponents on the year...began the season with six straight double-digit dig performances with 19 against Mississippi Valley State (8/30), 13 against Rider (8/31), 14 against Nicholls (8/31), 24 at Southeastern Louisiana (9/3) and back-to-back season-high tying performances of 27 against Toledo (9/6) and at Youngstown State (9/6)...posted a career-high four service aces at Radford (9/20)...tallied ten digs against UTSA (9/27) in the Conference USA season-opener...recorded 25 digs at Tulsa (11/8)...managed a season-high six assists at Rice (11/10).
Earned Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll honors for a 3.0 cumulative GPA in the spring.
Sophomore (2012): Appeared in 27 matches, starting 20, and playing in a total of 108 sets...posted 187 kills in 601 total attempts, 35 assists, 20 service aces, 660 total receptions, 339 digs and 16 total blocks (zero solo)...scored 215.0 total points...second on the team with 108 sets...first on the squad with 660 total receptions...first on the squad in digs and digs per set (3.14)...third on the team in kills...third on the team in points...15th in Conference USA in digs per set...had 12 double-digit kill matches, 16 double-digit dig matches and 12 double-digit point matches, and double-digit total receptions in all 27 matches...notched a season-high 19 kills at Southern Miss (Sept. 21)...posted a season-best 44 total attack attempts against UTEP (Sept. 13)...recorded two service aces versus Nevada (Aug. 24), UTEP (Sept. 13), Binghamton (Sept. 15) and Memphis (Sept. 28)...season-high 40 total receptions came against Tulsa (Nov. 1)...recorded 32 digs against Tulsa (Nov. 1)...notched two blocks in a match five times on the season...scored a season-high 21.0 points at Southern Miss (Sept. 21)...earned Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll honors.
Freshman (2011): Appeared in 26 matches with 20 starts and appeared in 89 sets...led the team in service aces (24)...ranked third on the team in digs (203) and was fifth on the squad in kills (137) and points (173)...was fourth in Conference USA in service aces per-set (0.27)...posted double-digit kills twice and double-digit digs eight times...posted one double-double (kills/digs) with ten kills and 12 digs versus Belmont (9/16) at the Kathy Trosclair Memorial...had at least one service ace in ten straight matches from Sept. 2 - Sept. 30...opened her career with five kills and four digs versus North Dakota State (8/26) and nine kills and nine digs against Idaho State (8/26) at the Tiger Invitational...opened the Allstate Sugar Bowl Collegiate Classic with nine kills, three service aces and 11 digs versus San Diego State (9/2)...added seven kills and nine digs versus Southern Illinois (9/3) to close out the ASBCC...had six kills and nine digs at FAU (9/8) and ten kills and six digs at FIU (9/9) on a road trip...collected two service aces, seven kills and 11 digs versus Lamar (9/17) at the Kathy Trosclair Memorial...closed out the KTM with five kills and 14 digs versus South Alabama (9/17)...combined for 15 kills and 21 digs at Rice (9/23) and Houston (9/25) to open Conference USA play...added eight kills to go along with 24 digs and two service aces versus UAB (9/30)...had nine kills and nine digs in the final match at SMU (10/9)...chipped in eight kills and 13 digs versus Marshall (10/14)...posted seven kills and ten digs versus Southern Miss (10/19)...appeared off the bench in her final six matches.
About Grace Weaver
Prep: Lettered all four years for head coach Justeen Patton Coulson at Belton High School...selected as team captain during her junior and senior seasons...named the team MVP as a junior and senior...helped the Tigers to 58 wins and the Region II 5-A Bi-District Championships in her final three seasons...earned First Team All-State honors from the Texas Sports Writers Association as a senior...was an All-State Honorable Mention pick as a junior by the TSWA...earned the District 12 5-A MVP honor during her final two seasons at BHS...earned All-Centex honors from the Waco Tribune (Jr. and Sr.) and the Austin American-Statesman (Sr.)...was awarded the Area Player of the Year honor by the Killeen Daily Herald as a junior and senior...was a member of PrepVolleyball.com's "Soph 79" has a sophomore...was a Second Team All-Area pick as a sophomore...earned Academic All-State honors and Academic All-District 12 5-A during her final season with the Tigers...played her club volleyball for the Austin Performance Volleyball Club...helped her club to a fifth place showing at the 17U AAU Junior Olympics...helped Apex 18 advance to the Junior Olympics in 2011...also lettered in track and field once...won the District 12-5A high jump championship and placed fifth at the Texas 5A Region II meet.
Personal: Born Grace Elizabeth Weaver on November 12, 1992...daughter of Ronnie and Sue Weaver...has one brother, Ryan...mother, Sue, was a two-time All-SEC selection in volleyball at Ole Miss and was a four-year starter for the Rebels from 1980-83.