7 Tijana Knezevic
7 Tijana Knezevic
Year: Senior
Hometown: Indija, Serbia
Previous College: New Mexico Military Institute
Position: OH
2007: Appeared in 28 matches, starting 17 ... Played in 92 games, recording 62 kills, 34 assists, 23 service aces, 155 digs and 45 blocks ... Was third on the team in blocks and fourth on the team in assists, service aces and digs ... Posted five games with 10 or more digs and four games with four or more blocks ... Notched five kills, two assists and seven digs against Wofford (8/25) ... Had breakthrough game against The Citadel, posting three kills, two assists, a service ace and 16 digs, leading team to a four-game win (9/25) ... Had 12 digs and four blocks to go along with three kills and two assists as Upstate downed Stetson in five games for first A-Sun win (10/13) ... Notched three kills and seven digs in three-game win against Winston-Salem State (10/19) ... Added 14 digs, three assists, three aces and two blocks in five-game loss to Gardner-Webb (10/20) ... Had eight digs, three blocks, four aces and three kills at Campbell (10/27) ... Notched career-high eight kills and hit a hefty .429 with two assists, three aces and 11 digs against Savannah State (10/30) ... Notched three kills, two assists, two aces, eight digs and a career-high five blocks in five-game win against Mercer (11/2) ... Added three assists, three aces and nine digs in three-game win against Kennesaw State (11/3) ... Had two kills, two aces and eight digs against Presbyterian (11/6) ... Finished season with three-kill, three-assist, four-block effort in five-game match with UNC Asheville (11/8) ... Posted a career-high 18 digs in the match ... Notched a service ace in every match from Oct. 13 to Nov. 6, a string of eight straight matches ... Had at least one dig in last 17 matches and one block in last 10 matches of the season ... A member of the All-Academic Atlantic Sun Conference team. Prior to USC Upstate: A two-year letterwinner at the New Mexico Military Institute ... Led Broncos to a school-record 23-win season as a freshman and two NJCAA Regional appearances ... Anchored the right side of the Broncos offense, averaging 2.06 kills per game as a freshman and 1.41 as a sophomore ... Earned all-conference honors twice ... Was the junior college's valedictorian. Personal: Born on Jan. 9, 1987 ... Daughter of Zivko and Zorica Knezevic ... Has a younger sister, Emilida ... A biology major ... Hobbies include listening to music and playing tennis ... Favorite foods are spinach and mushrooms ... Favorite movie is "21" ... Favorite song is "Somebody to Love" ... Favorite musical artist is Sting.