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Živa Recek

OH

Height
6' 0"
CLASS
Fr.
Hometown
Kočevje, Slovenia
School
Gimnazija Kočevje

·         Club: Aliansa

·         Major: Social & Behavioral Sciences

 

As a Freshman (2012)
One of the most decorated freshmen in the history of the program … Named AVCA National Freshman of the Year … Volleyball Magazine Third Team All-America … AVCA Honorable Mention All-America … AVCA All-South Region Freshman of the Year … SEC Freshman of the Year … First Team All-SEC … SEC All-Freshman Team, SEC Freshman of the Week (9/3, 10/29, 11/5, 11/26) … SEC Offensive Player of the Week (10/8, 11/12) … 2012 Campus USA Credit Union Invitational All-Tournament Team … 2012 Nike Big Four All-Tournament Team … 2012 Active Ankle Challenge Tournament MVP … Member of the 2013 Slovenian National Team … Served up a career-high four service aces in Florida’s 3-0 sweep of College of Charleston, tying for the second-most in a single NCAA Tournament match in program history … Led Florida with 13 kills in the Gators’ 3-0 sweep of Tulsa … Posted a team-high 12 kills with an assist, two services aces, seven digs and two blocks in the regular-season finale win over Georgia … Turned in her ninth double-double with a match-high 17 kills and 13 digs in the Gators’ victory at Auburn … Posted her eight double-double with 17 kills and 10 digs in UF’s 3-0 sweep of South Carolina to capture SEC title outright … Tallied 14 kills and 18 digs for her seventh double-double in Florida’s SEC-clinching win over LSU … Capped off another stellar weekend with a 15-kill performance against Ole Miss while also turning in a service ace and seven digs … Registered 17 kills and seven digs in Florida’s 3-0 sweep at Missouri … Had a career performance against Tennessee where she recorded the first 20 kill, 20 dig performance since Kisya Killingsworth in 2006 with 26 kills and 20 digs while adding three blocks … Tallied her fifth double-double of 2012 with 12 kills and a match-high 11 digs, adding three blocks in the Gators’ 3-0 sweep of Georgia … Put down seven kills with two blocks, and an assist in a win over Mississippi State … Led the Gators against No. 12 Florida State, recording her fourth double-double of the season with 16 kills and tied a season high with 15 digs along with two solo blocks … Totaled 13 kills, a service ace, nine digs and three blocks in a five-set win over Texas A&M  … Led Florida with 14.0 points at Alabama, smashing 12 kills to go along with five digs and two service aces … Tallied seven kills, an assist, nine digs and a block in a win over Auburn … Recorded a match-high 17 kills in Florida’s 3-0 sweep of Ole Miss, adding five digs and two blocks … Put down 19 kills with two service aces and eight digs in a win over Kentucky … Registered a match-high 13 kills on .345 hitting with six digs and a career-high four blocks versus Arkansas … Added eight kills, nine digs and two blocks against Mississippi State … Recorded 17 kills and nine digs against South Carolina … Led the team with 15 kills against Missouri … Also notched 11 digs and a block against the Tigers … Made her SEC debut tied for a team-high with 13 kills against Arkansas … Also recorded an assist and 15 digs … Chipped in seven kills and three block against No. 24 Kentucky … Led the Gators in all three matches at the Active Ankle Challenge including a season-high 23 kills against Georgia Tech and hitting .417 … Hit a season-high .619 with 13 kills against Jacksonville with a season -high three blocks and two services aces  … Recorded 13 kills, two assists, and season-high 13 digs against Louisiana … Had a strong performance at the Nike Big Four as she led the Gators in kills in both matches against No. 2 Texas (22) and No. 9 Stanford (15 … Her 22 kills against Texas was a three- set best by a Florida freshman and third-best set in Florida history … Hit a .475 clip against Texas and chipped in five digs … Recorded four digs and two blocks against the Cardinal … Started in all three games of her Gator career at the Campus USA Credit Union Invitational … Had 12 kills and hit .455 versus both FAMU and FGCU … Recorded a block against FGCU … Had 12.5 points against both FAMU and FGCU … SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll

 

Prior to Florida

A three-year member of the Slovenian Youth National Team (2006-09) and joined the Slovenian Junior National Team in 2009 … Twice named the best young female volleyball player in Slovenia as a member of the Dolenjska regional team, which is a tournament of every Slovenian U-15 team … In 2007 and 2008, Recek and the Slovenian Youth National Team won the MEVZA (Middle European Volleyball Zonal Association) summer and winter tournaments … In 2009, Recek was promoted to the Slovenian Junior National Team and took eighth at the Junior European Championships in Serbia … As a part of her club team, Aliansa, Recek has two Slovenian Junior Championship titles and two Most Valuable Player honors under her belt, as well as three top-five finishes at the Slovenian Senior Championships (2009: 5th, 2010: 4th, 2011: 3rd) … Also an accomplished beach volleyball player … As a 13-year-old, Recek took second at both the U-16 and U-18 Slovenian Beach Championships … The following year, Recek had a banner season, winning the U-16, U-18, U-20 and U-23 Slovenian Beach Championships en route to a ninth-place finish at the U-18 European Beach Volleyball Championships in Greece … Began her career with the Slovenian Youth National Team at age 13.

 

Recek’s Career Statistics

Season

SP

MP

K

K/S

E

TA

Pct

A

A/S

SA

SA/S

SE

DIG

D/S

RE

BS

BA

TB

B/S

BE

BHE

Points

Pts/S

2012

110

32

440

4.00

152

1166

.247

10

0.09

23

0.21

43

259

2.35

21

13

28

41

0.37

10

0

490.0

4.45

TOTAL

110

32

440

4.00

152

1166

.247

10

0.09

23

0.21

43

259

2.35

21

13

28

41

0.37

10

0

490.0

4.45

 

Recek’s Career Highs

Kills

Season/Career:   26 vs. Tennessee (11/4/12)

Hitting Percentage

Season/Career:   .619 vs. Jacksonville (9/7/12)

Assists

Season/Career:   2 vs. Louisiana (9/8/12)

Service Aces

Season/Career:   4 vs. College of Charleston (12/1/12)

Digs

Season/Career:   20 vs. Tennessee (11/4/12)

Blocks

Season/Career:   4 vs. Arkansas (10/5/12)

Points

Season/Career:   27.5 vs. Tennessee (11/4/12)

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