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  Jovana Lubura

Jovana Lubura

Player Profile

Class:
Graduated

Hometown:
Belgrade, Serbia

Last College:
New Mexico Military Institute

Height:
6-1

Position:
OH

Birthdate:
08/23/1986

Major:
Political Science

2007:

Appeared in 25 matches, starting 15 ... Played in 89 games, notching 200 kills, 14 assists, 23 service aces, 141 digs and 33 blocks ... Was fourth on the team in kills and third in kills per game (2.25), fourth in service aces and fifth in digs ... Had eight matches with 10 or more kills and four with 10 or more digs ... Posted 10 kills, six digs and two blocks against Navy (8/24) ... Had five kills, two assists, 16 digs and two blocks in five-game match with Wofford (8/25) ... Notched five kills, eight digs and two blocks against Western Carolina (9/1) ... Added six kills and eight digs against Hampton at the S.C. State Spikefest Tournament (9/14) ... Played well during the tournament, scratching out a career-high five blocks, eight kills, three aces and 14 digs in four-game match with Wofford (9/14) and added 14 digs at South Carolina State (9/15) ... Forced out of lineup for three matches with back trouble in September ... Returned to lineup by posting first career double-double with 13 kills and a career-high 16 digs in four-game win over The Citadel (9/25) ... Had nine kills and five digs at Belmont (9/28) ... Had five digs and a career-high five service aces in three-game sweep at Winston-Salem State (10/2) ... Posted career-high 18 kills and hit .349 to lead Upstate to a five-game win over Stetson, the team's first win in the Atlantic Sun (10/13) ... Had six kills and hit .462 in a sweep of Winston Salem State (10/19) ... Tied career-high with 18 kills in five-game match with Gardner-Webb (10/20) ... Posted 15 kills and eight digs in five-game match at Campbell (10/20) ... Posted 16 kills and hit .375 with three digs in five-game win over Mercer (11/2) ... Had eight kills in three-game win over Kennesaw State (11/3) ... Posted 10 kills, five digs and two blocks against Presbyterian (11/6) ... Added 10 kills, three digs and three blocks against UNC Asheville (11/8) .... A member of the Atlantic Sun Conference All-Academic Team.

Prior to USC Upstate:

A two-year letterwinner at the New Mexico Military Institute ... Led Broncos to a school-record 23-win season as a freshman and two NJCAA Regional appearances ... One of the most decorated players in NMMI history, as the outside hitter racked up all-conference and all-region awards in both her campaigns ... Ranked in the nation's top ten in kills per game with 3.97 as a freshman ... Followed by averaging 3.5 kills per game as a sophomore ... Capped her junior college career by being named to the NJCAA Region V All-Tournament squad.

Personal:

Born on Aug. 23, 1986 ... Daughter of Larko and Smilja Lubura ... Has an older brother, Dimitrije ... A political science major ... Favorite food is Serbian meat pie ... Favorite movie is "A Walk To Remember" ... Favorite TV show is "Friends" ... Hero growing up was her mother ... Is dedicating this season to her grandmother.

 
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