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Juliana Paz 18
Juliana Paz

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Porto Alegre, Brazil

High School:
Americano [Iowa Western Community College]

Height:
6-0

Position:
OH


At Michigan ... AVCA All-America third team (2009) ... AVCA All-Mideast Region (2009), All-Big Ten First Team (2009) ... Academic All-Big Ten (2009) ... CoSIDA Academic All-District (2009) ... Named AVCA National Player of the Week (Nov. 23, 2009) ... Named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week (Nov. 22, 2009).

Senior (2009) ...
AVCA All-America third team ... Started every match on the outside ... Registered double-digit kills a team-best 27 times ... Had four matches with at least 20 kills ... Posted a team-best 504 kills ... Posted four 20-kill performances, including a new career-best 23 against Minnesota (Nov. 20) ... Was named AVCA National Player of the Week (Nov. 23) after combining for 42 kills against Michigan State (Nov. 18) and Minnesota ... Had 12 double-doubles (kills/digs) on the year ... Led the Wolverines in kills 21 times ... Tallied 52 service aces, ranking second on the team ... Totaled 309 digs, fourth-best on the team ... Recorded eight service aces against VCU (Sept. 12) ... Named to all-tournament teams at the AVCA Showcase, Xavier Invitational, Michigan Challenge and Michigan/adidas Invitational.

Junior (2008) ... Appeared in all 35 matches earning the starting nod on the outside 34 times ... Made U-M debut in season opener versus Louisiana-Lafayette (Aug. 29) posting seven kills ... Posted double-digit kills 22 times including a streak of six straight matches (Nov. 8-28) ... Posted a team-high 411 kills, leading the team in terminations 17 times ... Had a pair of 20-kill performances with 20 at Wisconsin (Oct. 3) and career-high 22 at Kentucky (Dec. 4) in NCAA Tournament first round play ... Posted 11 double-double (kills and digs) performances ... Led Michigan in attempts 25 times, pacing the team for the season with 1105 total swings ... Posted second highest total of team service aces with 33 and ranked fifth on the squad in digs with 299 ... Named to all-tournament teams at Rice University Invitational and Michigan/adidas Challenge.

Prior To Michigan ... Iowa Western Community College (2006-08) ... Two- time Distinguished Academic All-American ... AVCA Two-Year Colleges Player of the Year (2006) ... Two-time AVCA All-American ... Two-time NJCAA All-American ... Two-time All-Region ... Two-time Regional Championship MVP ... Two-time NJCAA All-Tournament Team ... Holds the single-season (1,054) and career (2,071) kills records at Iowa Western ... Ranks first on the Iowa Western career aces list (222), hitting percentage list (.455) and ranks second on the all-time digs list (1,336) ... Led the nation in kills per game (6.349 in 2007).

Prep ... Americano High School (2006).

Club/Junior Team ... Gremio Nautico Uniao ... Three-time captain ... Club MVP (2005).

Personal ... Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science, and Arts ... Majoring in Communications ... Birthday: May 24, 1988 ... Full name is Juliana Rigonatti Sesti Paz ... Daughter of Alvaro Rodolfo Sesti and Wanda Rigonatti Paz ... Father, Alvaro, played professional basketball in Brazil.

Year MP GP K E TA Pct. A SA Dig BS BA TB
2008 35 124 411 174 1105 .214 36 33 299 7 43 50
2009 37 138 504 208 1231 .240 45 52 309 10 47 57
Career 72 262 915 382 2336 .228 81 85 608 17 90 107

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