3 Gina Vera
3 Gina Vera
Height: 5-8
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Joliet, Ill.
High School: Joliet Catholic Academy
Position: S

* Horizon League All-Newcomer Team

Gina's Blog

2009 - Freshman Season: Named to Horizon League All-Newcomer Team...started at setter in all 35 matches...ranked 44th in NCAA and second in the Horizon League with 10.79 assists per set...ranked second among league's setters in blocks...had 37 assists at IPFW (Aug. 28)...totaled 33 assists and 12 digs vs. Kent State (Aug. 29)...recorded 47 assists at Marquette (Sept. 4)...posted 61 assists and 12 digs at IUPUI (Sept. 9)...had 54 assists and 11 digs vs. Cleveland State (Sept. 25)...recorded 35 assists and 10 digs vs. Milwaukee (Oct. 6)...totaled 47 assists, 10 digs and six blocks at Wright State (Oct. 23)...finished with 53 assists and 16 digs vs. Loyola (Nov. 6)...recorded 54 assists in Horizon League Championship vs. UIC (Nov. 20).

At Joliet Catholic Academy: Earned All-American honors as a senior in 2008...also named to the all-state team in 2006 and 2008...Herald News Player of the Year in 2008...two-time all-conference and three-time all-area team member...named the Player of the Game at the state championship in 2008...team captain as a junior and senior...holds the school-record with 1,631 career assists, including the single-season mark of 945 as a senior in 2008...three-year letterwinner...helped her high school team to the 3A state championship in 2008...guided team to a third-place showing at state in 2006 and to the elite eight in 2007...team claimed three conference championships during her tenure...coached by Chris Scheibe...also played club volleyball for the Uno Volleyball Club...named to the All-American Team during the 2007-08 season as the team finished fifth in the nation...squad also placed 15th in the country during the 2008-09 campaign... Vice President of the National Spanish Honor Society...also a member of the National Honor Society and the National Art Honor Society...Key Club President...member of the Honor Roll.

Personal: Born March, 1, 1991...daughter of Dan and Cathy Vera...plans to major in international business management and minor in Spanish.