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  Gabriela Petkova
 

Gabriela Petkova


 

 
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Sofia, Bulgaria

High School:
National Trade and Banking

Height:
5-8

Position:
S/L

Pronounced:
Gab-RE-el-uh Pet-COVE-uh

08/09/2013

BIG EAST Names 160 St. John's Student-Athletes To 2012-13 All-Academic Team

13 Red Storm teams represented on all-conference list.

11/16/2012

Karin Palgutova Named To All-BIG EAST First Team

Freshman becomes first St. John's player since 2008 to make All-BIG EAST First Team.

11/16/2012

No. 10 Louisville Defeats St. John's, 3-0, In BIG EAST Quarterfinals

Karin Palgutova and Aleksandra Wachowicz posted double-digit kills.

11/10/2012

DePaul Upends St. John's, 3-1, In Regular Season Finale

Red Storm will clinch BIG EAST Tournament berth with either a USF, Seton Hall, or Pitt loss on Sunday.

11/03/2012

St. John's Defeats Syracuse, 3-1, On The Road

Red Storm takes sole possession of sixth place in the BIG EAST.

11/13/2012

BIG EAST Tournament Preview

BIG EAST Tournament Preview with Gabriela Petkova, Aleksandra Wachowicz, Karin Palgutova, and Shawna-Lei Santos.

11/03/2012

Highlights and Interview with Wachowicz after 3-1 road win over Syracuse

Highlights and Interview with Wachowicz after 3-1 road win over Syracuse

08/23/2012

Gabriela Petkova Previews Battle Of The Bay Tournament

Gabriela Petkova previews the Battle of the Bay tournament in Baltimore, Md. (with practice footage)

08/21/2012

2012 Season Preview With Head Coach Joanne Persico

Head Coach Joanne Persico Previews The 2012 Season

02/17/2013

St. John's 75, Cincinnati 46 - Feb. 17, 2013

St. John's defeats Cincinnati 75-46 on Febuary 17, 2013.

12/22/2012

Season in Review: Volleyball

The Red Storm finished 20-12 (7-8)

11/21/2012

St. John's Bread and Life

St. John's Bread and Life

11/09/2012

DePaul vs. St. John's - November 9, 2012

St. John's takes on DePaul on "Senior Night" from Carnesecca Arena on Nov. 9, 2012.

09/21/2012

Georgetown vs. St. John's - Sept. 21, 2012

St. John's defeats Georgetown in three sets at Carnesecca Arena on Sept. 21, 2012.

As a Junior (2011): The only player to play in all 120 sets across all 31 games ... led St. John's in digs (381) and digs per set (3.17), which were both career-highs ... finished second in assists (321), assists per set (2.67), and service aces (15) ... notched 45 assists in the 2011 season finale at Rutgers (Nov. 13) to become the fifth member of the 2,000-assist club with 2,041 career assists ... her 2,041 career assists is 20 shy of fourth-most all-time at St. John's ... recorded five double-doubles to give her 17 in her career ... dished out 40 or more assists four times during the season ... notched 10-plus digs in 18 of 31 chances ... established a new career-high for digs in a match (30) vs. Seton Hall (Nov. 12) ... recorded 195 assists over a five-game span from Sept. 10 to Sept. 13 ... had 44 assists and seven digs vs. LIU-Brooklyn (Sept. 13) ... tallied 29 assists to go along with eight digs in a win over Fordham (Sept. 11) ... picked up three consecutive double-doubles with a 49 assist and 12 dig output vs. Colorado (Sept. 11), a 49 assist and 11 dig effort vs. Brown (Sept. 10), and a 24 assist and 15 dig performance vs. Buffalo (Sept. 10) ... had 15 assists and 19 digs vs. Princeton (Sept. 7) for her second double-double ... recorded a season-high four service aces in a four-set win vs. Buffalo (Sept. 10) ... picked up her first double-double with 14 assists and 25 digs in the season-opener vs. Iona (Aug. 26).

As a Sophomore (2010): Played in 101 sets across 29 matches, making 19 starts at setter or libero ... led the squad with four double-doubles ... finished season with a team-high 626 assists and ranked second on the squad with 254 digs ... moved into fifth all-time in the St. John's records in career assists with 1,720 total helpers ... averaged 6.20 assists per set and a team-high 2.51 digs per frame ... was fourth on the team with 20 service aces ... earned CoSIDA ESPN Academic All-District Second Team honors ... had 14 matches with 25 or more assists and 10 matches with 10 or more digs ... registered 14 digs in the season finale at Pittsburgh (Nov. 14) ... added 11 digs and nine assists at West Virginia (Nov. 12) ... recorded a personal career-high and team season-high 29 digs in her first-career match as a libero in a five-set win at DePaul (Oct. 31) ... had 32 assists and nine digs in a five-set win at Connecticut (Oct. 17) ... recorded fourth double-double of the season with 28 assists and 16 digs against Villanova (Sept. 24) ... dished out 27 assists and added nine digs and tied a season-high with three at Buffalo (Sept. 11) ... picked up third double-double of the season with 31 assists and 11 digs against Binghamton (Sept. 11) ... tied a season-high with three kills and added 47 assists and eight digs in a shutout win over St. Francis (Sept. 4) ... tied a career-high with 55 assists and notched 10 digs and three kills to record her second double-double of the season at Fairleigh Dickinson (Aug. 28) ... picked up first double-double of the season with 47 assists and 12 digs against New Hampshire (Aug. 27) ... landed a career-high six service aces to go with 43 assists and nine digs in the season-opener against Iona (Aug. 27).

As A Freshman (2009): Saw action in 111 sets and all 30 matches ... finished the season ranked eighth in the BIG EAST in assists per set (9.86) and moved into eighth all-time in the St. John's single-season records for assists (1,094) ... tallied 47 assists, four kills and 11 digs for a double-double against West Virginia (Nov. 1) in a 3-1 BIG EAST victory ... earned a double-double versus Pittsburgh (Oct. 30) with 12 digs and 47 assists to go along with three kills and two blocks ... recorded back-to-back double-doubles against Connecticut (Oct. 24) and Villanova (Oct. 18) ... added 50 assists and a career-high 19 digs against the Huskies while piling up 38 assists and 13 digs on the road against the Wildcats ... registered 38 assists and 10 digs for a double-double in her BIG EAST debut against DePaul (Sept. 25) ... racked up 52 helpers against Long Island (Sept. 22) in a 3-2 victory ... notched 10 digs and 52 assists against Siena (Sept. 8) ... added a career-high 55 helpers in the finale of the St. John's Classic against Fordham (Sept. 5) ... recorded her first two career double-doubles with 34 assists and 12 digs against Temple (Aug. 29) while adding 10 digs and 28 assists against VCU (Aug. 28).

At National Trade and Banking: Earned the Ivan Nikolov award, given to the tournament's top setter, at the winter national championship in each of her four years ... named best setter in the 2006 national championship in Bulgaria ... tabbed to the all-tournament team in the national summer tournament in 2005 as a setter.

Off the Court: Lists winning the national tournament in Bulgaria in 2006 as her most thrilling athletic moment ... enjoys reading and watching movies ... feels honored to wear a St. John's uniform ... names Gladiator as her favorite movie ... majoring in accounting.

Career Statistics:

Year SP-MP K K/Set E Att. PCT A A/Set SA SA/Set SE Dig D/Set BS BA Total Blk./Set
2009 111-30 61 0.55 19 164 .256 1094 9.86 20 0.18 29 229 2.06 0 21 21 0.19
2010 101-29 18 0.18 10 56 .143 626 6.20 20 0.20 21 254 2.51 1 17 18 0.18
2011 120-31 16 0.13 5 47 .234 321 2.67 15 0.12 22 381 3.17 1 10 11 0.09
Totals 332-90 95 0.29 34 267 .228 2041 6.15 55 0.17 72 864 2.60 2 48 50 0.15

Career Highs:
Kills: 9 vs. Boston College (9/4/09)
Attacks: 10 vs. Boston College (9/4/09)
Assists: 55, 2x, last at Army (8/28/10)
Serve aces: 6 vs. Iona (8/27/10)
Digs: 30 at Seton Hall (11/12/11)
Blocks: 3, 3x, last at Buffalo (9/11/10)
Block solo: 1 vs. Colorado (9/11/11)
Block assist: 3, 3x, last at Buffalo (9/11/10)

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