11 Kelly Paiva
Kelly  Paiva


Minas Gerais, BZ

High School:

Last College:
Southern Idaho


Outside Hitter


As a junior ('04): Played in every game and finished second on the squad with 401 kills, 3.68 kills per game and 323 digs...she also added 50 blocks and 22 service aces to finish with 458 points...named Second Team All-Conference after she finished fifth in the conference in kills per game...led the team with 15 solo blocks...earned All-Tournament Recognition at the UNC Greensboro Tournament after she averaged 4.00 kills/game, 2.80 digs/game and 1.00 blocks/game...posted 17 double-doubles for the season...had four matches with 20 plus kills...season-high 22 kills against USF and FIU and 22 digs against Jacksonville.

At the A-Sun Tournament ('04): Recorded a season-high 22 digs and added 16 kills in a 17.5 point effort against Jacksonville.

As a redshirt junior ('03): Played in the first three matches of the season before tearing her ACL on August 30...in the three matches she played had more than 40 attempts in each match and posted 17 kills against Michigan, a match in which she also collected 18 digs.

As a freshman and sophomore ('01-02): A two-time JUCO All-American for the national power College of Southern Idaho...the Golden Eagles finished fifth and third in the nation in Paiva's two seasons, with an overall record of 79-8...over the past nine seasons, the college won seven national titles and holds a record 190 straight match victories...her freshman season she led the team with 535 kills, 99 service aces and 455 digs...her sophomore campaign saw her lead the team with 329 kills, 76 service aces and 345 digs.

Personal: Criminal Justice major...daughter of Benevides Furtado de Paiva and Marli da Silva Paiva...born May 14, 1979.

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