Incoming Alabama Volleyball Transfer Earns Top Junior College Honors
2014 (JUNIOR) Appeared in 27 matches, including 20 starts ... led the team with a .378 hitting percentage, which ranked seventh in the SEC … second on the team with 78 blocks (14 solo, 64 assisted) … made her Alabama debut against Northern Iowa (Aug. 29) ... knocked in a season-high nine kills against both Memphis and Saint Louis (Aug. 30) ... posted a personal-best five blocks against Memphis (Aug. 30) before repeating the feat the next weekend with four solo blocks and a block assist against Navy (Sept. 5) ... tied her season high for a third time with five blocks against Southern Miss. (Sept. 12) ... posted a season-high 11 kills, 22 attempts and five blocks against LSU (Sept. 28).
2012-13 (BLINN COLLEGE) Played two seasons at Blinn College in Blinn, Texas, for coach Erin Mellinger ... named National Championship Tournament MVP in 2013 after leading the team to a NJCAA title with 23 kills, while still recovering from a broken thumb ... earlier helped lead the Buccaneers to a 2012 national runner-up finish ... named the 2013 Region XIV Player of the Year ... two-time all-district and All-America honoree ... finished her two-year Blinn career with 852 kills (3.56/set) and a .383 hitting percentage.
HIGH SCHOOL Graduated from Escola Municipal Caio Libano Soares in 2011 ... led team to 2009 state and regional titles and a runner-up finish at the national championship ... played club volleyball with Minas Tenis Clube and Belo Horizonte Olympico Club ... won 2008 State Championship with Olympico ... also led MTC to 2010 state title and back-to-back runner up finishes at the regional tournament (2009-10) ... her team placed second in 2009 and 2010 at the Minas Tenis Clube International Tournament.
PERSONAL Born Bruna de Oliveira Evangelista in Caete, Brazil, on March 2, 1993 ... daughter of Nelson Alves Evangelista and Sueli de Oliveira Fernades Evangelista ... has one brother, Breno, and one sister, Bianca ... brother Breno played professional soccer in Brazil ... suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in 2011 and was told she would never be able to play volleyball again.
CAREER HIGHS Kills: 11, vs. LSU, Sept. 28, 2014 Attacks: 22, vs LSU, Sept. 28, 2014 Attack pct: .625, vs. Samford, Dec. 4, 2014 (6-1-8) Assists: 1, 4 times Digs: 5, vs. LIU-Brooklyn, Sept. 6, 2014 Blocks: 5, 4 times Block solo: 4, vs. Navy, Sept. 5, 2014 Block assist: 4, 3 times