8 Ori Zuzic
8 - Ori Zuzic
Height: 6-2
Year: So.
Hometown: Porec, Croatia
Position: H
Previous School: Mate Balota




Started each match during her first three years at ORU ... Begins her senior

campaign looking to become just the third player in Mid-Continent Conference

history to win back-to-back Player of the Year awards ... Already the Mid-Con’s

all-time leader in kills (1,693) and service aces (210) ... Currently stands as

ORU’s all-time leader in kills per game (4.63) and service aces ... Enters her

senior campaign 56 kills short of the school’s all-time mark ... Needs 178 digs

to become just the third Golden Eagle to join the 1,000-kill, 1,000-dig club ...

Only player in ORU history to have three seasons with 500+ kills.




Started all 33 matches ... Totaled 531 kills, 346 digs, and 96 service aces in

121 games ... Named the Mid-Continent Conference Player of the Year after

leading the league in kills and service aces ... Earned first team

all-conference honors for the second straight year ... Ranked third nationally

with 0.79 service aces per game ... Twice named the Mid-Con’s offensive player

of the week (10/10, 10/24) ... Reached double-digit kills in 31 of 33 matches,

including seven outings of 20+ kills ... Registered 18

double-double performances ... Named to the all-tournament squad at the SMU

Invitational and the Baden Cougar Challenge ... Finished the season with a

23-kill, 17-dig performance against Valparaiso (11/20) in the Mid-Con title

match ... Put together a fine performance in ORU’s 3-1 win over cross-town rival

Tulsa (11/8) ... Totaled 21 kills while hitting .432 to go along with 12 digs

and four aces against the Golden Hurricane ... Registered five consecutive

double-doubles from 10/5 to 10/14 ... Finished off that run with 18 kills and 18

digs in a 3-2 win over defending Mid-Con champ Valpo (10/14) ... Posted

back-to-back 20 and 10 games against Oklahoma (10/5) and IUPUI (10/7) ...

Recorded 20 kills and 13 digs in a home win over the Sooners and followed it up

with 23 kills and 14 digs at IUPUI two days later ... Narrowly missed out on a

triple-double with 22 kills, 16 digs, and eight service aces against Western

Illinois (9/30) ... Hit .406 with 15 kills, nine digs, and four blocks at

Arkansas-Little Rock (9/27) ... Opened the season with four straight

double-doubles, capped by a 19-kill, 20-dig performance at Washington State.

2004 (Sophomore)

Started in all 34 matches ... Played in 122 games, averaging 5.13 kills and 2.65

digs per game ... Set a new ORU and Mid-Con single-season record with 626 kills ...

Led the conference while ranking 20th nationally in kills per game ... Recorded a

team-high 14 double-doubles, including a string of five consecutive

double-double efforts ... Was first in the Mid-Con with 17 20-kill matches ...

Registered double digit kills in 32 of 34 matches ... Named to the ORU

Invitational and Salbasgeon Suites Invitational All-Tournament Teams ... Garnered

MVP honors at the Fresno State Invitational ... First Team All-Mid- Con Selection

... Member of the conference’s all-tournament team ... Honored as the Mid-Con

Offensive Player of the Week on three occasions (9/20, 10/4, 10/11)... Registered

28 kills and 15 digs in heart-breaking 3-2 loss vs. St. Mary’s

(9/11) in the Salbasgeon Suites Invitational ... Had 23 kills, 10 digs, and a

season-high seven blocks in 3-1 win over Fresno State (9/18) in the Fresno State

Invitational championship game ... Hit a season-high .640 (16 kills-0 errors-25

attempts) in a three-game sweep at Centenary (10/2) ... Had a 20/20 performance

with a career-high 23 digs to go along with 23 kills in 3-1 victory over Western

Illinois (10/9) ... Notched a career-high 31 kills in 3-2 win at Northern Illinois

(10/13) ... Had 24 kills and 14 digs in a four game semi-final win over Western

Illinois (11/19) in the Mid-Con Tournament ... Finished the year with 19 kills and

11 digs against cross-town rival Tulsa (11/23).




Saw action in all 35 matches ... Played in 123 games, averaging 4.36 kills and

1.24 digs per game ... Totaled 536 kills on the year, the second highest total in

Mid-Con history ... Named to the Mid-Con’s All-Conference Second Team and

All-Freshman Team ... Recorded the 10th best single match hitting percentage in

NCAA history (.833) in win over Centenary (10/4) ... Notched four double-doubles

on the year.




Full name is Orieta Zuzic ... Daughter of Ondina and Marino Zuzic ... Health and

Physical Education Major ... Born on November 26, 1984.