Valentina Gonzalez
18 Valentina Gonzalez
Hometown:
Monterrey, Mexico

High School:
Prepa Tec

Height:
6-0

Position:
Middle Hitter

Birthdate:
09/18/1988

Experience:
4L

Gonzalez's Career Stats Get Acrobat Reader

Career Match Highs:

Kills......... : 18 (2x), last vs. Miss. St. (10/3/10)

Attempts: ............... 42, vs. Ga. Tech (9/11/10)

Attack Pct.: ..... .714, vs. Texas State (9/12/08)

Assists...... : 5 (3x), last vs. Auburn (11/24/10)

Aces................. : 4 (4x), last at USC (10/15/10)

Digs...... : 8 (2x), last at Long Island (9/12/09)

Blocks: 12, vs. Alabama (10/1/10)

Career: At the end of her UGA career, ranked in the school record books at first in block assists (424), second in career hitting percentage (.335), fourth in total blocks (453) and eighth in total blocks per set (1.05).

2010: Named to All-SEC Second Team...Started all 32 matches and played in all 123 sets recording a team-leading 334 kills (2.72 per set), a team-leading 128 blocks (1.04 per set), 63 digs, 46 assists and 32 aces...Tabbed the second-best single-season hitting percentage in school history at .395 and the fifth-best single-season block assist mark at 121 (tied)...Led or tied for the team lead in kills 11 times, aces nine times, blocks 15 times and points 15 times...Broke the school record for career block assists when she passed Lital Sisso mark of 413 during a win at Alabama where she notched six blocks...Posted 18 matches with double-digit kills including a career-best 21 kills on a .645 clip vs. Arkansas...Became the first UGA player since 1997 to record 12 blocks in a match when she did so vs. Alabama...Recorded 13 kills on a .522 clips in upset over #20 Tennessee...Named to Bulldog Invitational All-Tournament Team after providing Georgia with 38 kills on a .395 clip and nine blocks in the event...Helped Georgia go 3-1 in Northern Colorado Classic with 34 kills and 16 blocks including matching her career-high with nine stops vs. the host Bears...Helped Georgia win Deacon Invitational by providing 23 kills on a .452 clip to go along with 12 blocks over three victories...Named to Athletic Director's Honor Roll for summer semester.

2009: Named to All-SEC Second Team...Started all 31 matches and played in all 114 sets recording 291 kills on a team-leading .351 hitting percentage...Also led team in total blocks with 130 at 1.14 per set and aces with 37 at 0.32 per set...Added 61 digs and 37 assists...Her .351 hitting percentage tied for sixth-best in school history...Led or tied for team lead in blocks 17 times, points 12 times, aces 11 times and kills eight times...Recorded 13 matches with double digit kill totals including a career-best 18 at Mississippi State on a .630 clip...Posted a season-best hitting percentage of .688 with 11 kills and no errors on 16 attempts at Ole Miss...Tallied nine matches with at least seven blocks including a career-high nine three times: at Long Island, vs. Tennessee and at Auburn...Six matches with at least three aces including a career-high four twice: vs. Mercer and against Arkansas...Named to Courtyard LaGuardia Volleyball Classic All-Tournament team after helping UGA win tournament title by providing 28 kills at a .368 clip and a team-best 21 blocks...Named to Georgia Dawgs Invitational All-Tournament Team after recording 26 kills at a .426 clip and a team-best 12 blocks in the tournament...Tallied 21 kills, seven aces and six blocks in Georgia Tech Regency Suites Invitational...Named to Athletic Director's Honor Roll for summer semester.

2008: Started all 31 matches and played in all 117 sets leading the team with 118 blocks, the eighth-best single season total in school history, while also tallying 220 kills, 23 service aces and 71 digs...Tied for team lead with 10 kills at LSU...Notched 12 kills on a .400 attack percentage and four blocks in win at Arkansas...Tallied 11 kills on a .435 clip and a match-best seven blocks at Ole Miss...Contributed to win over Auburn with two kills, an ace, three digs and six blocks...Had 13 kills and seven blocks vs. Alabama...Provided seven kills on a .583 attack percentage and a career-high three aces in win over Mississippi State...Had eight kills and a team-best five blocks at No. 21 Kentucky...Provided three kills, two assists, two digs and an ace at Tennessee...Tallied 10 kills on .421 clip, two assists, an ace, seven digs and seven blocks in upset win over No. 8 Florida...Had nine kills on a .238 clip, three assists and four blocks in 3-2 win over S. Carolina...Recorded seven kills on .316 attack percentage, five digs and four blocks in win at Mississippi State...Posted 11 kills on a .611 attack percentage and added two aces and to blocks in win at Alabama...Tallied eight kills, three assists, two aces and six blocks at Auburn...Had three kills, two aces and two blocks vs. LSU...Tallied four kills and five blocks vs. Ole Miss...Recorded five kills and six digs vs. Arkansas...At Texas Invitational, posted 21 kills including a 10 kills on a career-best .714 percentage vs. Texas State...At Duke Invitational, tied a career-high with eight blocks in back-to-back matches vs. Seton Hall and Duke...Posted seven kills on a .500 attack pct. in win over Mercer Sept. 2...Named to Georgia Bulldog Invitational All-Tournament Team after posting 29 kills on a team-best .490 attack percentage along with 11 blocks...Helped Bulldogs earn inaugural SEC Coaches' Beach Volleyball Championship during spring.

2007: Played in 25 matches making 18 starts...Earned team's Most Improved Player award...Third on team with 77 blocks...Posted 107 kills, 34 assists and 13 aces...Helped Georgia to a 3-1 win at Auburn with career-high 13 kills on 20 attempts with no errors for a personal-best hitting percentage of .650 while also providing career-high eight digs, tying career-high five assists and tying for match-high seven blocks...Had six kills and a match-high six blocks vs. Mississippi State...Tied teammate Lindsay Gehan for a match-best five blocks in Georgia's 3-0 win over Alabama, while also providing a career-best five assists...Contributed seven blocks and three assists vs. South Carolina...Posted four blocks including two solos to go along with eight kills at Miss. State...Had seven blocks, five kills and four digs at Arkansas...Led Georgia with hitting percentage of .467 for seven kills in 3-0 win over Auburn...Notched eight blocks including a solo block vs. Ole Miss...Had nine kills and six blocks against Tennessee...Made first start of career versus S. Carolina and had six kills on a .500 hitting percentage with two aces, four digs and four blocks...Recorded first career kill against Wofford...Made first appearance for Bulldogs against Stetson.

High School/Club: Graduated from Prepa Tec where she was a four-year starter...Named best middle blocker and MVP at the 2006 CONADEIP Junior National Championships...Played in Mexico's National Olympics from 2000-05 and won in Matamoros, Mexico, in 2003...Named captain and MVP for Mexico at the NORCECA Volleyball Championships as her team took fourth in 2004...Also played in the NORCECA Championships in the Dominican Republic and Winnipeg, Canada...Competed in the Pan-American Cup in 2004...Earned the "best team athlete" and "best volleyball player" awards in 2004.

Personal: Daughter of Jose Luis and Sandra Gonzalez...Has two sisters, Emilia and Regina, and a brother, Jose...Born September 18, 1988...Major: Fashion Merchandising.

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