Kotnik Notes: Tremendous athlete who played at a high level for a long time as a member of the U-14, U-16 and U-18 Slovenian National teams ... can play either left or right side ... jumps well and is quick for her size ... brings a wealth of experience from her time with the Slovenian National Team program.
2012: Had kills in 10 of her 17 appearances ... averaged 0.90 kills and 0.76 blocks per set ... had four blocks at No. 7 USC (10/19) ... averaged 1.55 kills and 1.09 blocks per set against Oregon State, Washington, Washington State and Arizona (9/30 through 10/12) ... posted four blocks and three kills against Arizona (10/12) ... turned in three kills and a dig against Washington State (10/6) ... set career highs with seven kills on 19 attempts and five blocks against No. 2 Washington (10/5) ... had four kills on 11 attempts with three blocks at Oregon State (9/30) ... had two kills and two blocks at No. 2 Oregon (9/28) ... had a pair of digs at Colorado (9/19) ... tied career high with two kills and added a dig against Cal Poly (9/14) ... also appeared in a set against Nevada (9/14) ... recorded first two kills of career on three swings for a .667 hitting percentage to go along with a pair of digs and a block against Portland State (9/8) ... made first career appearance in two sets at UC Davis (8/31) and turned in three digs with a service ace.
High School/Club: Competed with the Slovenian National Team on the U14, U16, and U18 levels ... named Most Outstanding U-16 Player in First League ... played on the Vital Volleyball Club team for seven years ... coached by Samo Belavič Pučnik ... attended Gimnazija ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂŠentvid, where she participated in track & field and was a member of the History of Art club.
Personal: Major is undeclared ... born Oct. 16, 1992 ... daughter of Slavko and Vesna Kotnik ... has one sister, Katja ... father, Slavko, played professional basketball on the Euroleague level.
2012 Season Highs Kills 7 vs. Washington (10/5) Hitting % .211 vs. Washington (10/5) Attempts 19 vs. Washington (10/5) Assists --- Service Aces 1 vs. UC Davis (8/31) Digs 3 vs. UC Davis (8/31) Blocks 5 vs. Washington (10/5)