Position
Middle Blocker
Height
6'4
Class
Junior
Hometown
Split, Croatia
Previous School
Arkansas-Little Rock
High School
Medical HS

Updated 1/4/06

SENIOR SEASON (2005)
Played in 107 games in 29 matches … Named an AVCA Honorable Mention All-American and an AVCA All-South Region selection … Was a first-team All-SEC honoree … Named the Louisiana Player of the Year … Member of the All-Louisiana first team … Selected the SEC Defensive Player of the Week on Sept. 12, Sept. 26 and Oct. 31, the most SEC Defensive Player of the Week honors by any player in the league … Selected the SEC Player of the Week on Aug. 29 … Named the Most Valuable Player at the Georgia Southern Invitational … Broke the school record and posted the 22nd best hitting percentage in NCAA history with a .923 mark against Campbell on Aug. 27 … Also recorded the fourth-best hitting percentage in school history with a .833 mark against Tennessee on Sept. 25 … Broke the LSU career record for blocks per game with a 1.65 mark in her two seasons with the Tigers … Also broke the single-season record with a 1.71 mark … Posted the third-most single-season blocks assists in school history with 160 … Ranked second in the SEC and seventh in the NCAA with 1.71 blocks per game … Also ranked sixth in the league in hitting percentage in the SEC … Posted the fifth-most block assists and seventh-most total blocks in a five-game match with 13 against Notre Dame on Sept. 18 … Ranked third in the SEC in blocks per game and ninth in hitting percentage in conference matches … Became the first player since Stacey Samuels in 1985-86 to post four double-figure blocking matches in the back-to-back seasons … Moved into the top 10 in career block assists in school history with 290 despite playing only two years at LSU … Became the first player to wear an LSU uniform to record 700 career blocks (including her first two seasons at Arkansas-Little Rock) … Also posted her 1,000th career kill against South Carolina on Sept. 23 … Led or tied for the team lead in blocking in 25 of 29 matches … Led the team in kills on five occasions … Posted one double-double … Recorded double-figure kills in nine matches. 

JUNIOR SEASON (2004)
Played in 106 games in 28 matches … Named an AVCA All-South Region Honorable Mention selection … Was named the Louisiana Newcomer of the Year and a first-team All-Louisiana selection … Selected the SEC Defensive Player of the Week (9/20) … Member of the Hurricane Frances Invitational, Texas-Invitational and SEC/C-USA Challenge All-Tournament team … Recorded the third most single-season blocks/game and seventh most single-season block assists in school history … Led the SEC and ranked 16th in the NCAA in blocks/game … Ranked third in the SEC in blocks/game in conference matches … Ranked third on the team in kills and fourth in kills/game … Became the first player since Stacey Samuels in 1986 to post four double-figure blocking matches in the same season … Recorded the sixth most blocks and second most blocks solos in a five-game match in school history vs. Houston … Tied for the most individual blocks in a match in the SEC … Against Ole Miss, recorded the seventh most blocks assists in a five-game match in school history … Led or tied for the team lead in blocking in 24 of 29 matches … Led the team in kills on five occasions … Posted two double-doubles … Tied for the team lead with 16 matches with double-figure kill performances … Member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2003 – Arkansas-Little Rock)
Played in all 112 games for Arkansas-Little Rock … Second-team All-Sun Belt selection … Led the Sun Belt in blocks/game (1.31) and ranked seventh in hitting percentage (.311) … Set the UALR single-season record for solo blocks (49) … Recorded the fourth-most single-season block assists (98) in school history … Recorded the fourth-highest single-season hitting percentage in UALR history … Twice had double-figure blocking matches … Against Portland, recorded a career best .706 hitting percentage … Recorded hitting percentage of over .500 on three occasions with 12 kills or more … Had 16 double-digit kill matches, including two with 20-plus kills … Recorded career-high 25 kills vs. North Texas … Ranked in the top 10 in career hitting percentage (second), block solos (fourth) and block assists (third) in Arkansas-Little Rock history.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2002 – Arkansas-Little Rock)
Played in all 104 games for Arkansas-Little Rock … Unanimous first-team All-Sun Belt selection … Sun Belt Freshman of the Year … Led the NCAA Division I with a 2.16 blocks per game average … Became the first player in Sun Belt history to average over 2.00 blocks per game … Twice earned Sun Belt Defensive Player of the Week (9/30, 10/28) … Shattered the single season school record with 180 block assists … Set the school single match block assist record twice with 13 against Texas-Arlington and UL-Lafayette … Registered 17 double-digit kill matches including a season-high 19 against Nicholls State in her collegiate debut … Finished the season second on the Trojans squad with a .295 hitting percentage, also placing her sixth in the Sun Belt … Finished second on the team with 287 kills and third on the team with 25 aces.

HIGH SCHOOL
Member of the Croatian Youth National Team since 1999 … Named best blocker at the 1999 Youth World Championships where Croatia finished seventh … Played for Club Mladost which is considered one of the top club programs in Croatia … Named athlete of the year all four years of high school (1996-99).

PERSONAL
Born on March 22, 1982, in Split, Croatia … Parents are Branka and Vinko Kuzmic … mother played professional basketball in Yugoslavia and played for the Yugoslavian national team.

CAREER HIGHS
Hitting Pct.: .923 vs. Campbell (8/27/05)
Kills: 25 vs. North Texas (10/26/03)
Attempts: 53 vs. North Texas (10/26/03)
Assists: 3 – twice, last vs. Auburn (10/29/04)
Digs: 13 vs. Texas-Arlington (9/5/03)
Service Aces: 5 vs. Jackson State (9/20/03)
Total Blocks: 15 – twice, last vs. UL-Lafayette (11/21/02)

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