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Zuzana Cernianska
Zuzana Cernianska

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Prague, Czech Republic

High School:
Nad Rokoskou

Height:
6-1

Position:
Opposite Side Hitter/Setter

Birthdate:
12/07/1981

Experience:
3L

Preseason All-WAC (2005)
First-Team All-Big West (2003 & 2004)
Academic All-Big West (2003 & 2004)
Co-Freshman of the Year in the Big West (2002)

Quickly:
Has the talent to be one of the best all-around players in the Western Athletic Conference... Named preseason all-WAC by the league's coaches... One of the most versatile players on the team... Is most valuable to the team on the left-side, but will also play on the right side, and can set if needed... Has great ball skills and is a tremendous attacker... Is one of just fourth players in school history to record 1,000 kills in a career, and is one of just three players in school history to be named a two-time first-team all-league selection joining Erin Cartwright-Davis (2002-03) and Denae Mohlman (1997, 1999-2000)... Ranks second all-time at USU in attempts (3,002), third in service aces (102), fourth in kills (1,228), seventh in digs (730), eighth in hitting percentage (.225), and 10th in assists (911).

2004 Season (Jr.):
Earned first-team all-Big West honors after leading the team and finishing 10th in the conference in kills per game (3.58)... Had 372 kills, 922 attacks and 40 service aces to lead the team, and ranked second on the team in hitting percentage (.244), assists (480), digs (259), and blocks (64)... Those 40 service aces are the seventh-most in a single-season in school history, while her 0.38 service aces per game ranked fourth in the Big West... Recorded double-digits in kills in 16 matches on the year and added 13 double-doubles and one triple-double as she had 13 kills, 18 digs and 46 assists in a four-game win against Cal State Fullerton on Nov. 13... Those 18 digs against the Titans are a career-high... Recorded a career-high 30 kills in a five-game win against Weber State on Oct. 12... Had six matches were she notched 20-plus kills... Started the last nine matches of the year at setter and averaged 11.4 assists per game during that stretch... Was averaging 4.41 kills per game before moving to the setter position... Recorded a career-high 56 assists against UC Irvine on Oct. 28... Tied her career-high with five service aces at Cal State Northridge on Nov. 20... Played in 104 games which was the second-most on the team, and in all 27 matches during the season... Averaged 4.62 assists, 2.49 digs and 0.62 blocks per game, to go along with her 3.58 kills and 0.38 service aces per game... An academic all-Big West selection for the second straight year.

2003 Season (So.):
Named a first-team all-Big West selection after leading the team and finishing sixth in the conference in kills per game (4.53)... Had 471 kills which was second on the team to Erin Cartwright-Davis who set a new single-season school record with 490 kills... Those 471 kills are the second-most in a single-season at USU, while her 1,179 attempts are the most ever... Also tied a single-match record with 29 kills in a four-game match against Weber State on Sept. 13, tying Marie Motil who had 29 kills in a four-game match against Idaho State in 1993... Named the Big West Conference Player of the Week on Sept. 2 after leading USU to wins against Texas State, Oral Roberts and Weber State in claiming the 2003 Weber State Classic... Finished second on the team in service aces (26) and fourth in digs (229)... Recorded 10-plus kills in all but six matches on the season and had 20-plus kills in 10 matches... Also recorded 10 double-doubles on the year... Best offensive match of the season was on Oct. 31 when she hit .500 (23-2-42) at UC Irvine to go along with nine digs... Had a then career-high 29 kills versus Weber State on Sept. 13... An academic all-Big West selection.

2002 Season (Fr.):
Named the Co-Big West Conference Freshman of the Year after finishing tied for sixth in the league in service aces per game (0.34) and 10th in kills per game (3.60)... Led the team in digs (242) and service aces (36) and finished second on the team in kills (385), assists (412) and blocks (83)... Also finished third on the team in hitting percentage (.226)... Recorded three triple-doubles and 15 double-doubles on the season... Best offensive match of the season came on Sept. 13 against Northeastern when she hit .591 (15-2-22)... Had a season-high 26 kills and 15 digs at Cal State Fullerton and notched a season-high 39 assists against Brigham Young... Recorded 10 or more kills in 21 matches on the season, including each of the first 10 to start the season.

High School/Club:
Led TJ Tatran Stresovice Club team in Prague to a first-place finish in the Junior Republic Championships in 2001.

Personal:
Born Dec. 7, 1981 in Prague, Czech Republic... One of two children of Milos and Dagmar Cernianska... Majoring in marketing... Enjoys dancing, traveling, swimming and the internet... Last name is pronounced Chairn-yun-ska.

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