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Brie Penaluna
6   Brie Penaluna

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Cedar Falls, Iowa

High School:
Northern University HS

Height:
5-9

Position:
Outside Hitter

Experience:
3L

Club Team:
Panthers


AT TULSA: A three-year letterwinner and returning starter . . . has played in 225 games and 77 matches, including 40 starts . . . has recorded 16 double-figure kill performances and six double-figure dig performances . . . has posted 464 kills and 326 digs in her career.

AS A JUNIOR:>/b> Played in 71 games, including 26 matches and 11 starts . . . posted a season-best nine kills against East Carolina . . . tied a career-high with seven blocks against Grambling State . . . posted 11 digs gainst Memphis . . . reached double-figures in points twice on the year, including a season high 12 points against Grambling State and 11 points against East Carolina . . . recorded eight kills off the bench against Houston . . . posted a season-best .417 hitting percentage against Louisiana-Lafayette.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Played in 67 games over 24 matches, including six starts . . . recorded 120 kills for a 1.79 kill per game average . . . posted a season-best 12 kills against Louisiana Tech . . . also posted 11 kills against Charleston Southern . . . recorded a season-high seven blocks against Fresno State . . . had 54 digs, eight assists and two aces on the year.

AS A FRESHMAN: Played in 87 games, including 23 starts in 27 matches . . . ranked third on the team in kills with 256 and second in kills per game with a 2.94 average . . . recorded a team-high and career-best 17 kills against Stony Brook, to go along with 12 digs for her first collegiate double-double . . . also scored a season-high 19.5 points against Stony Brook . . . posted 14 double-digit kill performances, including seven consecutive at one point in the season . . . recorded six double-doubles on the year . . . had 174 digs, including a career-best 18 against Louisiana-Lafayette . . . recorded 48 blocks and 24 assists for the year as well . . . was named to the Stephen F. Austin Invitational and Kathy Trosclair Memorial Tournament All-Tournament Teams . . . also competed on the track team in 2004 . . . as a member of the track team, broke the school record for the indoor long jump with a leap of 5.59m (18'4.25").

HIGH SCHOOL: Was a four-year letterwinner at Northern University High School . . . averaged 4.11 kills per game as a senior . . . earned first-team all-state honors . . . was named to the all-state tournament team . . . was a three-time team MVP . . . helped lead her high school team to their best finish ever and a berth in the state quarterfinals as a senior . . . holds the school record for most kills in a season with 468 as a senior . . . also holds the record for most kills in a career with 930.

PERSONAL: Majoring in art . . . born January 27, 1984 . . . daughter of Tom and Ginger Penaluna . . . full name is Gabrielle.