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Jia Yue Zhai
Jia Yue  Zhai

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Beijing, China

Last College:
Nankai University

Height:
6-0

Position:
OH

As a Junior (2008): Played in 14 matches for the Red Storm ... tallied three digs against Houston Baptist (Sept. 20) in the Blackbird Invitational ... notched a service ace against Hofstra (Sept. 16) ... recorded three digs against LSU in the Ameritas Players Challenge (Sept. 13) ... served up an ace against Maryland (Sept. 6) and Kentucky (Sept. 5) in the Spring Hill Suites At Arundel Mills Invitational ... also registered two digs versus Kentucky.

As a Sophomore (2007):
Saw action in five games in five matches ... recorded the first dig of her Red Storm career in her debut vs. North Carolina Central (Sept. 14) ... registered one dig vs. West Virginia (Sept. 30) and vs. DePaul (Oct. 26) ... tallied the first two kill attempts of her career at Georgetown (Nov. 9).

At Nankai: Saw time as a right-side hitter for her high school team ... member of 2003 second-place juniors team.

Off The Court:
Zhai, an administrative studies major, lists winning the BIG EAST Championship vs. Louisville as her most memorable moment from 2007. She lists "The Pursuit of Happyness" as her favorite movie and enjoys watching "The Oprah Winfrey Show" daily. Her favorite actor is Nicolas Cage and favorite professional player is China's own Yao Ming. Her goal for this coming season is to get to the next step in the NCAA Tournament, the regional finals.

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