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#7 Ivana Vanjak
Position: Outside Hitter
Height: 6'4"
Year: Redshirt Freshman
Hometown: Bad Soden, Germany
High School: Albert-Einstein-Schule
Major: Undeclared

As a Freshman in 2013

  • Redshirted her first season on The Farm

High School

  • A 2013 graduate of Albert-Einstein-Schule in Schwalbach, Germany
  • Also played basketball and table tennis
  • Named Hans-Georg-Mies-Preis, best young athlete of the year in the region Main-Taunus-Kreis
  • Named the most promising Croatian athletic talent living abroad by the national newspaper

Club Competition

  • Played for TG Bad Soden and VC Wiesbaden
  • Team was the runner-up at the German Cup and placed third at the German Bundesliga
  • U20 Champion of Hessen and South-West Germany
  • U18 team was second at Hessen Championship and third at South-West Championship

National Team Experience

  • A member of the Croatian Junior National Team in 2012 and 2013
  • Competed at the European World Championship Qualification in Bulgaria in 2013
  • Played with the Senior National Team at Maribor in 2013

Personal

  • Daughter of Tonci and Valerija Vanjak
  • Has three siblings, Antonija, Ana and Ivan
  • Her uncle, Josko Vukicevic, played basketball for the Croatian National team and professionally in Europe for Cibona-Zagreb, Zadar, KK Zagreb and Ovarense
  • Her sister Ana played volleyball at Cornell University
  • Anticipating a major in chemical engineering
  • Enjoys ballet, piano and is fluent in five languages
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