The Memphis women's volleyball team opened up its preseason camp on Wednesday; take a look at a few highlights from the first practice of the 2012 season and listen to what head coach April Jauregui and sophomore libero Aleksandra Petronijevic have to say about opening day.
Only Tiger to play in all 126 sets ... Started all 32 matches at libero ... Finished 2013 in the No. 3 spot on the Tigers all-time digs chart (1,618) ... Trails only Christen Clayton (1,812 digs) and Christine Bach (1,791) ... Set the program's season digs record (645), surpassing Christen Clayton's mark of 641 set in 2006 ... Joins Clayton as the onyl two players in program history to register 600 or more digs in a season ...Set the program's single-match digs record (38) vs. UCF (Nov. 27), breaking Christine Bach's mark of 37 set Sept. 5, 2008, against IUPUI ... Led the American Athletic Conference and was 28th in the nation in digs ... Also ranked among the conference statistical leaders in service aces (10th) ... Had 17 matches with 20 or more digs, including over 30 digs on five times (38 vs. UCF Nov. 27; 33 vs. Evansville Sept. 14; 31 vs. Cincinnati Sept. 29; 31 vs. Tennessee State and Oct. 15; 30 vs. Belmont Aug. 30) ... Second on the team with 108 assists ... Recorded her only double-double of the season against Cincinnati (Sept. 29) (31 digs-10 assists) ... Led the team with 30 service aces.
R-Sophomore (2012) One of four Tigers to play in all 121 sets and one of three to start all 31 matches ... Ranked third in Conference USA in digs per set (4.49) ... Her 543 digs rank third on the school's single-season chart ... Became the first player to reach the 30-digs plateau in a match since 2009 ... Posted a season-best 36 digs against UAB ... Eclipsed the 30-digs mark again with 33 digs against Marshall ... Reached the 20-digs plateau nine times, including four of the last five matches ... Closed the season with 24 digs at SMU, 33 vs. Marshall, 26 digs vs. East Carolina and 25 at Southern Miss ... Had at least 10 digs in all but three matches ... Ranked third on the team with 96 assists (0.79 per set) ... Served up 31 aces (0.26 per set), which ranked second on the team ... Named to the Courtyard Charleston North Classic All-Tournament Team after registering 41 digs in two matches ... Earned ASVR Global Player of the Week honors Nov. 5, 2012.
R-Freshman (2011) Finished the season with 430 total digs, the 10th-most for a season in program history ... Ended the season ranked 13th in Conference USA in digs per set (3.55) ... Only charged with 34 reception errors in 924 attempts (.963 reception percentage) ... Posted 75 total digs in the Memphis Invitational, including a season-high 29 in the championship match against Georgia State ... Named to the Memphis Invitational All-Tournament Team ... Started all 12 sets and recorded 37 digs at the University of San Francisco Asics/Powerade Challenge ... Tied a season high with four service aces vs. Providence ... Recorded 38 digs in Saluki Invitational (three matches) in helping Memphis take the tournament title ... Saw double-digit digs streak of 10-straight matches come to an end in a 3-0 win over UNC Greensboro ... Totaled 26 digs in three matches to help Memphis win the UNC Greensboro Spartan Spiketacular crown ... Recorded 18 total digs in three matches to help Memphis get off to a 2-1 start in C-USA competition ... Picked up nine digs in a 3-0 victory over Tulane ... Recorded back-to-back, 15-digs matches, both against UTEP.
Freshman (2010) Redshirted.
Prior to Memphis
Club Volleyball Played for OK Radnicki and club OBILIC Belgrade ... Teammate of former Tiger Jovana Barisic for club OBILIC Belgrade.
Personal Graduated from the Prva Beogradska Gimnazija (First Gymnasium HS of Belgrade) ... A multi-sport athlete in Serbia ... Also competed in track and field and tennis.