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Diana Banya
Diana  Banya

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Oradea, Romania

High School:
Paratine Cosma Economic

Height:
6-2

Position:
MH/OH

As a Senior (2010): Played in 30 of 31 matches on the season, making 16 starts ... led the team with an average of 2.53 kills per set ... finished second on the team with 240 kills and first on the squad with 633 attacking attempts ... recorded double-digit kills in nine matches ... tallied 10 kills and a career-high six digs in a five-set win at DePaul (Oct. 31) ... registered a career-high 21 kills and tied a career high with six blocks against Seton Hall (Oct. 24) ... earned first-career BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll for 19-kill performance at UConn (Oct. 17) ... had 10 kills and registered a .381 attacking percentage in a come-from-behind five-set win over George Washington (Sept. 18) at Penn State's Rockvale Outlets Classic ... picked up five blocks and recorded seven kills with a .467 attacking percentage to claim the Queens-Nassau Cup over Hofstra (Sept. 8) ... registered 14 kills and an impressive .423 attacking percentage against St. Francis (Sept. 4) and added 11 kills against Manhattan (Sept. 3) in the annual St. John's Classic.

As a Junior (2009): Played in all 111 sets ... recorded five or more blocks on seven occasions ... tallied double-digit kills in eight matches ... added six blocks at Rutgers (Nov. 8) ... posted 11 kills against West Virginia (Nov. 1) and 10 versus Pittsburgh (Oct. 30) ... had five blocks against Connecticut (Oct. 24) ... finished with 10 kills at Villanova (Oct. 18) ... registered five digs, four blocks, two service aces and two assists against Colgate (Sept. 19) in the Cornell Invitational ... had 12 kills and five digs at Hofstra (Sept. 16) in a 3-1 win ... recorded 11 kills and five blocks against Fordham (Sept. 5) in the STJ Classic ... tied a career-high six blocks and added 11 kills at Stony Brook (Sept. 1) ... tallied a then-career-high 15 kills at VCU (Aug. 28).

As a Sophomore (2008): Played in 15 matches ... logged time in three sets against Notre Dame (Nov. 22) in the BIG EAST Tournament ... recorded one kill at DePaul (Nov. 16) ... tallied a pair of kills against Georgetown (Nov. 9) ... played in two sets and registered a kill at West Virginia (Oct. 24) ... had two kills against Rutgers (Oct. 10) notched one kill versus Houston Baptist in the Blackbird Invitational (Sept. 20) ... recorded three kills against LSU (Sept. 13) and added her first dig of the season.

As a Freshman (2007): Played in 19 games in 12 matches ... tallied three multi-dig matches ... ranked third on the team with 0.68 blocks per game ... missed the last three matches after suffering a season-ending knee injury ... recorded five kills on seven attempts (.714) to go along with six total blocks and two digs in her collegiate debut against NJIT (Aug. 31) ... registered a season-high three digs vs. Virginia Commonwealth (Sept. 7) ... racked up two kills on three attempts and added one dig at Rutgers (Oct. 14).

At Paratine Cosma Economic: Earned four letters in volleyball ... served as the team's captain in 2006 and 2007 ... graduated with honors ... played on the Romanian Junior National Team from 2003-07.

Off the Court: A marketing major, who lists being selected to play for the Romanian Junior National Volleyball team as her career highlight ... lists her sister, who also played volleyball and is responsible for introducing her to the sport, as the most influential person in her career... enjoys driving, drawing, listening to music and hanging out with friends ... files "The Tyra Banks Show" as her favorite TV show and is a big fan of actress Angelina Jolie.

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