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

As a Redshirt Sophomore (2016): 

  • Finished with a 7-11 record.
  • Played every match at either the No. 1 or No. 2 position.
  • Went 2-2 with Payton Chang at No. 1 over the opening weekend.
  • Played the rest of the season at No. 2 with Catherine Raquel, going 5-9.
  • Participated in the Pac-12 Pairs Tournament with Raquel. 

As a Redshirt Freshman (2015):

  • Had a 13-5 overall record
  • Played every match with Madi Bugg
  • Went 12-4 in dual matches
  • Played all dual matches in the number two spot

As a Freshman: (2014):

  • Did not appear. 

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


  • 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