3  Hristina Slancheva
Hristina Slancheva

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Sofia, Bulgaria

High School:
First English Language School

Height:
5-11

Position:
Setter

Birthdate:
12/09/1981

Experience:
1L

Honors:
Tiger Academic 30 (Fall 2003); C-USA Academic Honor Roll (2003)


Sophomore (2004)
Did not play.

Freshman (2003)
Had one of the team's top serves... Played behind veteran Heather Watts...Saw action in 98 out of 135 games...Finished third on the team with 41 service aces...Tied a Conference USA single match record with eight service aces at Saint Louis (10/13/03)... Also dug up 32 attacks and downed her first career kill against Holy Cross in the University of Memphis Tournament...Her serving prowess helped the Tigers rank 24th nationally in aces per game with 2.06 an outing.

Spring 2002
Joined the Tiger line-up for the spring season after starting school in January.

In Bulgaria
Was a five-time MVP for First English Language School in her native Bulgaria...Was a three-time gold medalist in the Bulgarian national championships...Also was a gold medalist in the games in Reggio N'uila, Italy in 1997...Played tennis for First English.

Personal
Full name is Hristina Petrova Slancheva...Daughter of Jivka and Peter Slanchevi...Her father was a European volleyball champion in the 1970s and is a volleyball coach...Her father's cousin, Lubomir Ganev, is also a volleyball player who played on the Bulgarian Olympic Team that upset Brazil in the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta and finished seventh...Born on Dec. 9, 1981...Majoring in communication...Enjoys bowling, pool and playing tennis and backgammon in her free-time.

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