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Jelena Novakovic

RS
Position
6'3''
Height
Freshman
Class
Belgrade, Serbia
Hometown

2019
• Appeared in all 31 matches, playing 106 sets
• Led team with 286 kills while hitting a career-best .228
• Posted team-best and career-high 42 service aces
• Season-best 17 kills against Princeton (9/6)
• Double-digit kills in 13 matches

2018
• Appeared in 28 matches with eight starts
• Second on team with 247 kills, averaging 2.31 per set
• Season-high 15 kills against Boston College (10/5)
• Posted season-best 10 digs against UNCW (9/7)
• Led team with 30 service aces
• Had 10 or more kills in 10 matches

2017
• Played in 28 matches with 25 starts
• Led team with 289 kills, averaging 2.89 per set
• Added 50 total blocks
• Recorded season-high 18 kills against Georgia Tech (11/4)
• Produced 10 or more kills in 16 contests
• Tallied two double-doubles on the season

AT PENN STATE
• Played two seasons, redshirting as a freshman
• Appeared in five sets for the Nittany Lions in 2016

Background
• Played club volleyball for Red Star Belgrade
• Helped the team to the National Cup in 2014 and a silver medal at the 2014 championship
• Made back-to-back appearances in the European Champions League with Red Star
• While playing with the Serbian Junior National team, earned gold medals at the European Championship with the U19 team in 2014, as well as gold at the Balkan Championship in 2012 and 2014
• Earned MVP honors at the U17 International Belgrade Tournament and helped the U17 team to a silver medal in the European Youth Olympic Games in 2013