ORU Volleyball BIO
12 Jovana Poljasevic

JUNIOR (2014)
Opened the season with five kills against Nevada (8/29)... Tallied six kills, four blocks and the first three service aces of her career in a win over South Alabama (8/30)... Had four kills and three blocks in a victory at Pepperdine (8/30)... Recorded seven kills without sommitting an error against Missouri State (9/4)... Matched a career high with nine kills against Western Kentucky (9/6)... Posted five kills, three digs, four assists and three blocks in a win over Arkansas (9/9)... Came up with five kills and three blocks vs. Sam Houston State (9/12)... Smashed her previous high with 14 kills against Houston (9/12)... Followed that with eight kills against Louisiana (9/13)... Turned in another fine performance with nine kills and four digs against Tulsa (9/19)... Smacked a pair of aces in a sweep of McNeese State (9/20)... Came up with six kills, three aces and four blocks in a win over South Dakota State (9/26)... Added eight kills, a career-high six digs and four blocks at South Dakota (9/28).

Played in 92 sets in her second season with ORU... Recorded 121 kills, averaging 1.32 per set... Also tallied 97 blocks, including 14 solo efforts... Finished 10th in the Southland Conference with a .269 hitting percentage and 5th in the league with 1.05 blocks per set... Got off to a great start, with three kills and three solo blocks against Texas Southern (8/30)... Added seven kills and hit .600 against Prairie View A&M (8/31)... Led ORU with nine kills on just 10 attempts, with a .900 hitting percentage, against Southern (8/31)... Racked up five total blocks against Tulsa (9/3)... Had five kills without an error in a win over Texas Southern (9/6)... Had five more kills without making an attack error as ORU came back to beat UTEP (9/6)... Chipped in three kills and four blocks in a win over Incarnate Word (9/19)... Had four blocks, including three solos, in a win over New Orleans (9/26)... Blasted seven kills without committing an error in a sweep of Southeastern Louisiana (9/28)... Tallied six kills and six blocks (one solo) in a win over Stephen F. Austin (10/3)... Added four kills and five blocks against Central Arkansas (10/12)... Recorded four kills and a career-best eight blocks in a victory over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (10/24)... Notched four blocks (one solo) in a sweep of Houston Baptist (10/26)... Collected four kills, including the match-winner, along with five blocks in a sweep of Sam Houston State (10/31)... Blocked five attacks, including one solo, against Central Arkansas (11/9)... Recorded seven kills and five blocks in a SLC victory over Stephen F. Austin (11/12)... Blasted eight kills and made four blocks in a win over Southeastern Louisiana (11/14)... Blocked three spikes in the regular season finale, a win over New Orleans (11/16)... Had six kills and six blocks (one solo) in the SLC Tournament quarterfinals against Houston Baptist (11/22).

- Southland Conference
Commissioner's Fall Academic Honor Roll selection

Played in three matches in her first season... collected three kills and one assist... Made her collegiate debut against Buffalo (8/25), collecting one dig... Tallied her first career kill against North Texas (9/7)... Added two kills and an assist in a victory over Nicholls State (9/22)... Was injured and did not play in the team's final 17 matches.

Played middle blocker on her club team, ZOK Jedinstvo BRCKO... Participated on five State Championship squads... Played for ZOK Jedinstvo BRCKO at the 2012 CEV Volleyball Cup... Coached by Goran Hadzić.

Daughter of Slavko and Jadranka Poljasević... Parents both work in the economics industry... Wants to study journalism at ORU... Participated in Latin American Dance while in high school... Mother was a professional handball player for nearly two decades... Favorite professional athlete is tennis great Novak Djoković.

Kills: 14 vs. Houston, 9/12/14
Digs: 6 vs. South Dakota, 9/28/14
Assists: 4 vs. Arkansas, 9/9/14
Service Aces: 3 (2x), last vs. South Dakota State, 9/26/14
Block Solos: 3 (2x), last vs. New Orleans, 9/26/13
Block Assists: 8 vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, 10/24/13

Position: MB
Height: 5'10"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Brcko, Bosnia & Herzegovina
High School: Vaso Pelagic Gymnasium
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