5 Danijela Novakovic
5 Danijela Novakovic
Height: 6-3
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Rijeka, Croatia
Position: OH
Previous School: Ekonomska Skola
Sport: 2L

Senior (2008)
Earned Summit League first-team honors... Tallied 15 kills in the 3-2 win against Tulsa on Sept. 4... Recorded three double-doubles on the year, first in the 3-2 win over Penn on Sept. 12 (12 kills, 12 digs)... Posted 14 kills and nine digs in the 3-1 win at South Dakota State on Sept. 19... Was named Summit League Offensive Player of the Week for the week ending Oct .5 after leading ORU to pair of three-set road victories... Posted 15 kills and career-highs of five block assists and two solo blocks at IUPUI on Oct. 3 and then tallied 12 kills at Western Illinois on Oct 4... Registered 10 kills at both UMKC and Centenary, both three-set victories on Oct. 10 and 12, also hitting a season-high .556 at Centenary... Tallied 14 kills and set a career-high with five assists in the 3-1 win against Western Illinois on Oct. 26... Posted second double-double with a season-high 16 kills and a career-high 13 digs in the 3-0 sweep at Oakland on Nov. 1... Added third double-double with 11 kills and 10 digs in the 3-0 win versus IUPUI on Nov. 8... Ranked third on the team with 60 total blocks... Averaged 2.66 kills per set, while hitting .209 on the year.

Junior (2007)
Registered 14 kills and four blocks in the 3-2 win over Rice in the Mizuno Invitational on Aug. 25...  Earned all-tournament team honors at the Stetson Invitational, hitting a new career-high 21 kills in the 3-1 loss against Florida International on Sept. 8...  Had a great night in the 3-0 win against Centenary on Sept. 22, finishing the contest with 12 kills and a hitting percentage of .556, her best of the season...  Posted 10 kills and a solo block in the 3-0 win over IPFW on Sept. 28...  Posted first career double-double in the 3-2 loss to Western Illinois, registering 15 kills and 12 digs...  Helped ORU offensively and defensively in the 3-1 win against South Dakota State on Oct. 12, registering 15 kills and four blocks...  Posted 19 kills in the 3-2 loss to Western Illinois on Oct. 27...  Posted double-digit kills in 19 matches during the season including five of the last seven matches (Oct. 26-Nov. 10).

Sophomore (2006)
Played in 30 matches...  Had a game and season-high hitting percentage of .600 against UNLV on Aug. 26 with six kills on 10 attempts...  Helped in sweep of  IUPUI on Sept. 22 with 10 kills off 19 attempts, hitting .421 for the win...  Named to the Mid-Con all-tournament team after her season-high 16 kill performance against IUPUI, which advanced the Golden Eagles to the championship match...  Helped ORU to its first Mid-Con tournament title in four years, chipping in 13 kills and three blocks against Valpo in the final...  Finished the  season with 184 kills and listed No. 5 on the ORU kills per game list, hitting 1.88 per game on the season.

Freshman (2005)
Played in 24 matches as a freshman...  Saw action in a total of 51 games...  Recorded 91 kills and 43 digs while hitting .202 on the year...  Played her best volleyball during a six match stretch from Sept. 30 through Oct. 11,  totaling 61 kills and 32 digs in those matches...  Had 11 kills, six digs and two blocks against Wichita State on Oct. 11...  Put together the best performance of her freshman campaign against Oklahoma  Oct. 5  registering season-highs in kills (16) and hitting percentage (.419) in addition to six digs in a 3-2 win over the Sooners...  Had 13 kills and a season best seven picks at home against Western Illinois on Sept. 30.

High School
Attended Ekonomska Skola in Rijeka, Croatia.

Personal
Born Danijela Novakovic on Feb. 6, 1984...  Daughter of Nada and Milan Novakovic...  Management major.