UNC Volleyball Bio
14 Jovana Bjelica
Bjelica Bjelica 1481038

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2014 Season (Graduate Student): Made a big impact in her first season with the Tar Heels, leading the team with 339 kills (.258 attack) while posting 184 digs, 65 blocks and 27 aces • Earned AVCA Honorable Mention All-America honors • Named to the VCA East Coast Division I All-Region team • Received All-ACC First Team honors • Named ACC Player of the Week on Sept. 30.

At Florida International:  Started all 30 matches as a junior, posting team-high marks of 479 kills and 21 aces • Also recorded 285 digs and 63 blocks and a team-best 11 double-doubles in 2011 • Named to 2011 Sun Belt Conference First Team and 2011 SBC Academic Honor Roll • Named the SBC Player of the Week four times in 2011 • Named to the SBC Commissioner's List for positing a 3.5 GPA or higher in 2010 • 2009 AVCA All-South Region • 2009 SBC Freshman of the Year and named to All-Conference second team 2009 AVCA All-America Honorable Mention.

Personal: Graduate student enrolled in the MAC program • Member of the Serbian Junior National Team from 2006-08 • Goes by "Jova" • Born Jan. 13, 1990, in Belgrade, Serbia • Her mother ran for the Yugoslavia national team and her father played basketball • Daughter of Vesna and Misa, and has one brother. 

Career Highs:
Kills:
20 at Maryland (11/24/13)
Digs: 18 at Maryland (11/24/13)
Blocks: 6 at Florida State (11/1/13)

Career Statistics:

Year GP K K/G E TA PCT  A SA D BS BA
2013   111   339   3.05   120   848   .258 13   27    184   3     62  

Position: Outside Hitter
Height: 5'10"
Year: Graduate
Hometown: Belgrade, Serbia
High School: Zemunska Gimnazija
Alma Mater: Florida International
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