- 2009 First-Team Preseason All-SEC
- 2008 CVU.com Stellar Spikers Honorable Mention
- 2008 AVCA All-South Region Honorable Mention
- SEC Offensive Player of the Week (8/31/09)
- CVU.com National Player of the Week (9/16/08)
- SEC Offensive Player of the Week (9/15/08)
- 2009 SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll
- 2008 SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll
- 2007 SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll
- 2006-07 SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll
View Carolina Spotlight on Ivana Kujundzic (Sept. 9, 2009)
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Finished in the top 10 in three offensive categories: attacks (fifth), kills (seventh) and kills per set (ninth)...Also stood in the top 25 in six other categories, including 19th in digs, 20th in service aces and hitting percentage and 24th in total blocks...One of four Gamecocks in history to rank in the top 25 in kills, hitting percentage, aces, digs and blocks during their career.
2009 (SENIOR): A pair of injuries derailed the 2009 first-team Preseason All-Southeastern Conference selection from getting fully on track...Despite missing 10 matches, she still led the squad in kills, service aces and points...Her 3.99 kills per set still ranked third in the SEC while her 0.34 aces per set stood second in the league standings...Posted nine double-doubles on the season...Led South Carolina in kills a team-best 17 times while also topping the squad in digs twice...Had double-doubles in all three matches at the Big Orange Bash, including 18 kills and a career-best 25 digs in the triumph over archrival Clemson (8/28)...Followed that with a season-best 23 kills plus 15 digs against the College of Charleston before wrapping up the tourney with 15 kills and 12 scoops against Winthrop (8/29)...Named MVP of the both the Big Orange Bash and the SEC Offensive Player of the Week after her outings at Clemson...Collected her second MVP of the year at the Gamecock Invitational, leading the Gamecocks with 46 kills in the three sweeps over Eastern Kentucky, Coastal Carolina and UNC Greensboro (9/4-5)...Posted 22 kills and 12 digs in the five-set victory over Rice (9/11)...Suffered her first injury against No. 23 Wichita State (9/12), going down in the second set, forcing her to miss the next five matches...That snapped her streak of 233 consecutive sets played, which dated back to the 2007 campaign...Reentered the lineup at home against Tennessee (10/2), making 17 kills and nine digs in the four-set loss...Made 22 kills and 12 digs in the setback versus No. 15 Kentucky (10/4)...Had her second double-double (15 kills, 13 digs) since her return in a loss to No. 6 Florida (10/7)...After a rough outing at LSU (10/9), Kujundzic made 15 kills while hitting .394 in the triumph at Georgia (10/16)...Continued with double-digit kills in the five matches following Georgia, including 18 against Arkansas (10/25)...Fell to the floor in the home loss to Georgia (11/8), but played in all three sets, making 10 kills in what turned out to be her final match...Named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll.
2008 (JUNIOR): Named to the 2008 American Volleyball Coaches Association All-South Region honorable mention team...Drew the starting assignment in all 30 matches while ranking as one of two players to see time in all 111 sets...Led the Gamecocks with a 3.61 kills-per-set average and with 35 aces...Ranked third in the Southeastern Conference and 76th nationally in kills per set and seventh in the league and 167th in Division I with a 0.32 service ace average...In SEC matches only, she ranked fourth with 3.57 kills per set and tied for sixth with 0.31 aces per set...Ranked third on the team with a .256 hitting percentage, good enough for 316th in the country...Ranked second on the team with a 2.82 digs-per-frame mark, which stood 13th in the league...Topped the squad with her 518 reception attempts...Finished in the top two in kills on 28 occasions, leading the squad in 17 of those matches...Also led the team eight times each in digs and blocks...Turned in 25 double-digit kill contests and 17 10+ dig affairs...Compiled perfect serve reception percentages 11 times...Named to the all-tournament team in each of the three pre-conference tourneys in which the Gamecocks competed: the Arizona State Sheraton Invite, the Art Carmichael Classic and the Carolina Challenge...Named the MVP of the Carolina Challenge after collecting 48 kills and 36 digs in the wins over the College of Charleston, Clemson and Winthrop...Had her season high of 22 kills in the Clemson match (9/12), making six kills in the fifth set, four of those coming to either stave off or set up match point against the archrival Tigers...Also earned SEC Offensive and CVU.com National Player of the Week accolades after the Carolina Challenge...Had 20 kills in the Rhode Island victory (9/5), starting a streak of 12 consecutive contests in double figures in kills...Racked up five aces and 11 digs in the sweep of Boston College (9/5)...Hit .464 (15-2-28) in the sweep of Georgia (9/21)...Matched that output exactly in the win at Mississippi State (10/3) while adding a season-best five aces...Had 18 kills in the sweep over Tennessee (10/10)...Rebounded from two tough matches against nationally-ranked foes to tally double-doubles in the next five SEC matches, starting and ending with the matches against Auburn (10/19-11/7)...The only non-double-double in the stretch came against South Carolina State, when she set a personal best with a .522 hitting percentage on 14 kills...Made 20 kills at LSU (10/26)...Collected a career-high 21 digs to go with four blocks and 14 kills in the SEC-TV match at Tennessee (11/16)...Compiled 16 kills with a .433 hitting clip in the home win over Alabama (11/21)...Hit .429 (14-2-28) against Mississippi State (11/23)...Had 17 kills and 10 digs against No. 14 Florida (11/26)...Garnered recognition on the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll for the second time.
2007 (SOPHOMORE): One of three Gamecocks to start all 29 matches...Sat out just one game in the 106 played...Carolina's leading attacker with 3.32 kills per game...Also topped the squad in reception attempts (667) and reception percentage (.961)...Stood fourth on the team in digs (2.37 per game)...Finished fifth with 44 total blocks...Led the team in kills on 10 occasions and in digs and blocks once each...Topped the squad with 12 double-doubles...Had double-digit kills in 17 outings, including the team's best of 26 at Georgia (10/19)...Collected 10+ digs in 14 matches...Had a five-match stretch where she was the leading attacker for the Gamecocks (10/14-10/28)...Had two five-contest streaks of double-digit kills and another skein of four...Also had double-double streaks of four and five matches...Hit over .450 in three matches: versus Binghamton (8/24), against Troy (9/7) and Appalachian State (9/8)...Named to the Gamecock Nike Invitational All-Tournament Team after hitting .393 (31-7-61) and compiling 29 digs in the three matches...Opened SEC play with a 20-kill, 19-dig performance against Auburn (9/14)...The 19 digs were her season high...Started her first run of 10+ kills with 15 at Mississippi (9/23)...Started the shorter double-double streak at Alabama with 13 kills and 12 digs...Had 15 kills in each of the final two games of the streak while adding 11 and 10 digs, respectively, against Tennessee (10/5) and Kentucky (10/7)...After just one match, started the second streak with 12 successful attacks and 12 digs at Arkansas (10/14)...Followed the Georgia high with 17 at Auburn (10/21)...Closed out that streak with 21 kills and 14 digs against Mississippi (10/26) and 17 and 10 versus the LSU Tigers (10/28)...Also had a high of five blocks, including two solos, against the Rebels...Had two aces on four occasions, including three times in the final nine...Earned SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll accolades.
2006 (FRESHMAN): Played in all but two matches for South Carolina and made 17 starts...Averaged close to one kill per game for the year...Her 0.86 blocks per game was second on the team to Belita Salters...Led the Gamecocks in blocks during SEC matches with a 1.07 average...Also increased her kills per game to 1.15 for league contests...Served up a season-high four aces in her first career match at TCU (8/25)...Became a major factor for the Gamecocks in SEC play...Made eight kills and just one hitting error on 10 attempts while adding six block assists in a 3-0 win at Georgia (9/27)...That started a five-match span from Sept. 27 to Oct. 13, where she averaged 1.79 kills and hit .344 (34-12-64)...She was easily the Gamecocks' best blocker during that period as well, averaging 1.26 blocks per game...Against Mississippi (10/13), Kujundzic had her only double-digit kill outing of the year when she tallied 10 in a 3-1 victory...Played a crucial in the 3-2 win at Auburn (10/22), posting eight kills and eight block assists while adding three service aces without an error...Helped snap a seven-match losing streak to Tennessee (11/10) with eight block assists to equal her season high...A member of the SEC Freshmen Academic Honor Roll.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played for the highly respected Spartak Volleyball Club in her hometown of Subotica, Serbia...Attended the Bosa Milicevic Secondary School of Economics.
PERSONAL: Pursuing a degree in management and marketing with a minor in hotel, restaurant and tourism management...Kujundzic's date of birth is Sept. 7, 1987...Her parents are Josip and Stanka Kujundzic.
KUJUNDZIC'S CAREER HIGHS
Kills: 26, Georgia (10/19/07)
Attacks: 70, Rice (9/11/09)
Hitting Percentage (Min. 12 Attacks): .533, Troy (9/7/07)
Assists: 5, Mississippi State (10/30/09)
Service Aces: 5, twice, last Mississippi State(10/3/08)
Digs: 25, Clemson (8/28/09)
Block Solos: 3, Dayton (8/29/08)
Block Assists: 8, twice, last Tennessee (11/12/06)
Total Blocks: 8, twice, last Tennessee (11/12/06)