Women's Volleyball

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    Asia Kaczor
    Asia Kaczor

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Wroclaw, Poland

    Last College:
    College of Southern Idaho

    Height:
    6-4

    Position:
    Opposite Hitter/Outside Hitter

    Experience:
    1V

    Career
    In two seasons at USC, Kaczor was a two-time All-American and set several school single-season and career marks...set career records for kills per game (5.05) and points per game (5.74)...her kills per game career mark surpassed Jennifer Kessy's previous record of 4.33 while her points per game average was more than a full point higher than April Ross' record of 4.53 ppg...she set the top two single-season records for kills (659 in 2007 and 563 in 2006), top two marks for attempts (1,542 in 2007 and 1,272 in 2006), top two marks for total points (745.5 in 2007 and 642.5 in 2006) and top mark for points per game (5.83 in 2007)...her 5.64 ppg in 2006 tied the former record held by Bibiana Candelas in 2005...with a 0.32 service aces per game average, she is tied for fourth on USC's all-time list...her .301 career hitting percentage places her ninth on the USC all-time list.


    2007
    Kaczor earned AVCA All-America first team honors...also named as one of four women's volleyball finalists for the Honda Award...set USC single-season records with 659 kills (5.15 kpg), 1,542 attempts and 746.5 points (5.83 ppg), breaking the three records she set last season...her 659 kills place her fifth on the Pac-10 Conference's all-time single-season list while her 1,542 attempts put her in sixth place...tied with teammate Geena Urango with a team-leading 40 service aces (0.31 sapg)...recorded 281 digs (2.20 dpg) and 83 blocks (0.65 bpg) and was named to the All-Pac-10 Conference Team and AVCA All-Pacific Region Team for the second straight year...her 5.15 kills-per-game average placed her in a tie for 12th place in the nation...first player in USC history to record 500 or more kills in a season twice...only the second player in USC history (Jasmina Marinkovic, 1997) to garner three conference player of the week awards in one season...opened the season by being named to the all-tournament team for both the Trojan Invitational and the USC Classic...tied a career-best with 27 kills on Aug. 31 against No. 14 Duke, adding 11 digs for her first double-double of the season...the following day, she hit .464 (15-2-28) against Mercer in her 15-kill performance...picked up Pac-10 Conference Player of the Week honors after being named tournament most valuable player at the Sports Imports Classic in Columbus, Ohio...had a team-high 23 kills in a thrilling five-game win at No. 20 Ohio State with three aces and eight digs and followed that up with 16 kills and no errors (16-0-34) for a .471 performance against Purdue...against the Boilermakers she also had nine digs and three block assists...as USC opened the Pac-10 season this year, Kaczor posted 25 kills, 16 digs and six blocks in a 3-2 win on Sept. 21 against Arizona...at No. 10 Cal on Sept. 28, she had a team-high 19 kills with six digs and five blocks...her team-high 20 kills aided a comeback from an 0-2 deficit for the five-game win on Oct. 2 against UC Irvine...against No. 19 Oregon on Oct. 12, she has 11 kills with 10 digs and three blocks in a 3-0 sweep of the Ducks...recorded 23 kills and 13 digs in a 3-1 win on Oct. 18 at Washington State...on Oct. 29, she was named Sports Imports/AVCA National Player of the Week as well as being named Pac-10 Conference Player of the Week after USC defeated No. 9 Cal, 3-2, and No. 3 Stanford, 3-1, at the Galen Center...recorded 52 kills in two matches, including 28 kills against the Cardinal...posted 17 digs against Cal and 13 digs against Stanford...had 21 kills and 10 digs on Nov. 2 in a 3-1 win against UCLA at the Galen Center...recorded 25 kills in a four-game loss at No. 20 Oregon on Nov. 8 and tied a personal best with 31.5 points the following evening at Oregon State...against the Beavers, she tied a school record with eight service aces as she registered 22 kills in the 3-0 sweep and hit .439 in the match (22-4-41)...she made history on Nov. 16 in a five-game win over No. 5 Washington, setting USC and Pac-10 match records with 45 kills, 100 attempts and 47.5 points...had 19 kills alone in game three while hitting .548 and finished the match with a .310 hitting clip (45-13-100)...hit .545 (19-1-33) in a 3-0 sweep on Nov. 23 at Arizona...in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, she recorded 19 kills in a three-game sweep of Pepperdine...in the second round against No. 25 Long Beach State, she had 34 kills and tied a career best with 17 digs in a five-game win...named most valuable player at the Gainesville (Fla.) Regional after recording 42 kills in two matches...in the regional semifinal against No. 13 St. John's, she had a team-high 25 kills in five games (including six kills in the pivotal fifth game) with five digs, one service ace and three blocks while hitting .333 (25-6-57)...had 17 kills while hitting .310 with nine digs, one ace and one block against No. 3 Texas in the regional final...named to the NCAA Women's Volleyball Championship All-Tournament Team after posting 29 kills and nine digs in a five-game loss to No. 1 seed Stanford in the national semifinal match.

    2006
    Kaczor became USC's 28th All-American by earning AVCA and Volleyball Magazine All-America second team honors after a dominating season...also earned All-Pac-10 honors...set a school single-season record with 563 kills, surpassing the old record of 554 held by Jennifer Kessy in 1998...finished with a 4.94 kills-per-game average and hit .300 on the season (563-181-1,272)...set school single-season records in addition for attempts (1,272), points (642.5) and tied the mark for points per game (5.64, tied with Bibiana Candelas in 2005)...led the Pac-10 Conference in kills, kills per game, points and points per game...tied for fourth in the Pac-10 for service aces per game and eighth in hitting percentage...passed the previous single-season points record held by Bibiana Candelas (575.0 in 2005) on Nov. 25 against Oregon State...had double-figure kills in 31 of 32 matches, along with three double-doubles (kills and digs)...recorded 20 or more kills in a match 11 times...her numbers were just as impressive with a 5.20 kpg and 5.88 ppg average in Pac-10 matches, as well as a 5.19 kpg average and 5.67 ppg average in 14 matches this season against ranked opponents...earned most valuable player honors at the 2006 CenturyTel Premier Tournament in San Marcos, Texas, after recording 42 kills (15, 14 and 13 kills respectively) in three matches...hit .370 on the weekend, adding five digs and seven block assists...her second most valuable player award came at the Gamecock Invitational (Sept. 8-9) in Columbia, S.C., after she had 43 kills (4.78 kpg) in three matches...led the Women of Troy in kills in the 3-0 sweeps against Florida State and South Carolina, hitting .385 for the weekend with six service aces, 12 digs and seven block assists...after recording 37 kills in two matches against No. 20 Pepperdine (Sept. 14) and No. 14 Purdue (Sept. 15), Kaczor earned her first-ever Pac-10 Conference Player of the Week honors...hit .351 in the two matches, adding 29 digs for a 3.22 dpg average with three service aces and four block assists...against Purdue at the Lyon Center, she tallied team-highs with 21 kills and 17 digs in the 3-1 victory...ripped 24 kills in USC's 3-1 win over No. 11 Tennessee on Sept. 3 at the Lyon Center...on Sept. 21 at Oregon State, she hit .593 (18-2-27) with six digs, three service aces and three block assists...on Oct. 6 at Arizona State in a five-game win, she recorded season-highs with 27 kills and 31.5 points...against No. 7 California on Oct. 13 at Galen Center, she had a team-high 24 kills and hit .302 on the evening...followed that performance with a team-high 23 kills against No. 4 UCLA in a 3-1 loss on Oct. 20 at the Lyon Center...in back-to-back matches on Nov. 3 and 4 at Galen Center, she had 44 kills against Arizona and Arizona State (6.29 kpg) while hitting .430, along with 17 digs...earned her second Pac-10 Player of the Week honor on Nov. 13 after recording 49 kills for an amazing 8.17 kpg average in two 3-0 sweeps on the road at No. 2 Stanford and No. 12 California...had 26 kills and hit .500 against the Cardinal...at No. 6 UCLA on Nov. 17, she led the Women of Troy with 18 kills...on Nov. 30 against Ole Miss in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, Kaczor had a team-high 15 kills and hit .438 (15-1-32) with three service aces, seven digs and three block assists...finished the season with 22 kills and eight digs at No. 11 Hawai'i in the third round of the NCAA Tournament.

    College of Southern Idaho
    She was the NJCAA Player of the Year in her 2005 freshman season after the team went 50-2 to win the NJCAA national championship...played for coach Ben Stroud...led the team with 605 kills on the season (4.96 kpg) with a .456 percentage...also had 89 service aces (0.73 apg), 25 assists, 62 blocks (0.51 bpg) and 307 digs (2.52 dpg).

    National Team
    Kaczor has been in the Polish National Team program since 2000 and is a current member of the National Team...as a member of the Junior National Team, her squad finished third at the 2003 World Junior Championship and won the 2002 European Junior Championship...as a member of the Youth National Team, her team finished third at the 2001 World Youth Championship and second at the 2001 European Youth Championship.

    Personal
    Joanna Marika Kaczor was born on Sept. 16, 1984, in Wroclaw, Poland...parents are Stanislaw and Helena...has one sister, Anna...favorite movies are Jonny Q and Man On Fire...majoring in sociology.

    Career Statistics

    Year MP/SP K KPS TA PCT A APS SA SAPS DIGS DPS BS BA TB BPS PTS PPS
    2006 32-114 563 4.94 1,272 .300 35 0.31 37 0.32 199 1.75 4 77 81 0.71 642.5 5.63
    2007 34-128 659 5.15 1,542 .301 44 0.34 40 0.31 281 2.20 12 71 83 0.65 746.5 5.83
    Totals 66-242 1,222 5.05 2,814 .301 79 0.33 77 0.32 480 1.98 16 148 164 0.68 1,389.0 5.74