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7 Jelena Novakovic
Jelena  Novakovic

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Belgrade, Serbia

Last College:
Penn State

Height:
6-3

Position:
RS


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

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