UALR Volleyball BIO
9 Edina Begic
1. Kills Per Set: 4.71
1. Kills Per Set (Rally Scoring): 4.71
1. Kills (Rally Scoring): 2,189
1. Kills: 2,189
1. Attack Attempts (Rally Scoring): 5,418
1. Attack Attempts: 5,418
1. Service Attempts (Rally Scoring): 1,740
1. Sets Played (Rally Scoring): 465
2. Aces (Rally Scoring): 169
2: Aces: 163
2. Matches Played (Rally Scoring): 124
2. Digs (Rally Scoring): 1,269
2. Digs: 1,269
7. Assisted Blocks (Rally Scoring): 212
8. Assisted Blocks: 212
8. Solo Blocks (Rally Scoring): 48
8. Total Blocks (Rally Scoring): 260
8. Hitting Percentage (Rally Scoring): .2693
10. Hitting Percentage: .2693
10. Total Blocks: 260
AWARDS AND HONORS
2013 and 2014 All-American Honorable Mention
2013 and 2014 AVCA All-Region Team
2012, 2013, and 2014 Sun Belt Conference Offensive Player of the Year (SBC Record)
2014 SBC Tournament Most Outstanding Player
All-Sun Belt First Team 2012, 2013, and 2014
2011 SBC Freshman of the Year
All-Sun Belt Conference Second Team 2011
2014 SBC Offensive Player of the Week, 8 times (NCAA Record)
2013 SBC Offensive Player of the Week, 7 times
2012 SBC Offensive Player of the Week, 3 times
2013 Academic All-District
2014 Academic All-District Second Team
2014: Played in all 35 matches, starting in 121 of 122 sets... Won her third consecutive Sun Belt Conference Offenisve Player of the Year award, leading the conference in kills (564) and kills per set (4.66)... Earned All-American Honorable Mention... Named to the Bankers Classic All-Tournament Team and the TCU Nike Invitational All-Tournament Team... Led the conference with 5.41 points per set... Had the second-most service aces (47) and service aces per set (0.39) in the conference... Finished with a conferecne-high of 5.41 points per set.... Broke the UALR career kills record with her 1,711th kill... Finished her career with 2,189 kills, fourth-most in Sun Belt history and second-most in the rally-scoring era... Broke her own NCAA and Sun Belt record for most Offensive Player of the Week awards in a season with eight... Recorded two 30-kill performances against UT Arlington (four sets) and Georgia Southern (five sets).... Set a career-high and broke the UALR rally-scoring record for aces in a match with 11 against Prairie View on Sept. 5... Had a season-high of 22 digs against Oregon State... Had a season-high of six total blocks against Kansas... Ended the season with 14 double-doubles and 59 for her career... Holds the Sun Belt career kill attempts record with 5,418... Ended UALR career as the NCAA Division I active career kills leader... Ended the season with 564 kills, tied for second-most at UALR in the rally-scoring era... Named to the Sun Belt Conference Academic Honor Roll for achieving a grade point average of 3.0 to 3.49.
2013: Played in all 31 matches, starting all 124 sets... Won her second consecutive Sun Belt Conference Offensive Player of the Year award, leading the conference in and was was third in the country in kills per set (5.11)… Earned All-American Honorable Mention... Led the conference and finished third in the country with 5.83 points per set... Finished third in the conference with .32 aces per set... Smashed the single-season record for kills (634), 70 more than the previous record holder… Became the first player ever in NCAA Division I volleyball to win Conference Offensive Player of the Week seven times in a season and in five consecutive weeks... Surpassed her own record for kills per set from last season (5.08)… Combined with teammate Sonja Milanovic for the top spiking duo in the nation (9.09 kills per set)… Broke the UALR record for kills in a match with 36 in four sets against Arkansas State on Oct. 2, including 16 kills in the third set alone (hitting .517 for match) … Broke her own school record for kills per set in a match (9.33 k/s in the three-set win over Troy Oct. 25)… First player in the nation for the second consecutive season to eclipse 30 kills in a match in four sets… Continued putting up strong numbers despite playing with an ankle injury since Oct. 13… Had 14 double-doubles on the season... Finished fifth in the conference with a .306 hitting percentage... Registered a career best six aces in UALR's five-set win over Georgia State (Sept. 29)... Named to the Sun Belt Conference Academic Honor Roll for achieving a grade point average of 3.0 to 3.49.
2012: Appeared in all 27 matches for the Trojans, starting every set… Named the 2012 Sun Belt Offensive Player of the Year after finishing the regular season with the national lead in kills per set (5.12) and points per set (5.78)… Led the Sun Belt Conference with 37 aces… Added 61 blocks and 26 assists… Tallied the second-most kills (559) in a season in UALR history… Finished second on the team with 360 digs (3.27 per set)… Reached double-digit in kills in 26 matches and double-digits in digs in 20 matches for 20 double-doubles on the season… Started the year with six-straight double-doubles and ended the season with five straight… Only player in the nation with three matches of 30+ kills… First player in the nation with more than 30 kills in a four-set match (31 kills in four sets against UTM Sept. 7)… Matched a school record with 34 kills is a five-set win over Louisiana-Lafayette (Nov. 4)… Added 33 kills in five-set win over North Texas (Sept. 29)… Had seven kills on nine swings, including five-straight kills, in the fifth set against FIU (Sept. 21)… Tallied 26 kills and a career-best 26 digs against Austin Peay (Aug. 31)… Tallied four-straight aces at Arkansas State (Oct. 28)... Named to the SBC Commissioner's List for accumulating a 3.5 GPA or better for the 2012-13 academic year.
2011: Started in all 110 sets for the Trojans while leading the team in kills with 432, averaging 3.93 per game… Finished second on the team in digs with 287, averaging 2.61 per game… The 2011 Sun Belt Conference Freshman of the Year and second team All-Sun Belt honoree earned All-Tournament Team honors twice over the season at the Memphis Invitational and the New Mexico State Invitational… Recorded a career-high of 32 kills against Arkansas State and a career-high of 22 digs twice with the last against Louisiana-Lafayette… Recorded 23 double-digit kill matches, four 20-plus kills match, two 30-plus kill matches, 11 double-digit dig matches, and 11 double-doubles… Ranked in two single-season categories: ninth in kills and fifth in hitting attempts (1,164).
PRE-UALR: Played for Dobrinija Gimnazija where she led her team to first place in high division in 2010.
Personal: Born on Oct. 9, 1992 in Tuzla, Bosnia-Herzegovina... Parents are Refik and Nezira Begic... Has one brother, Edin... Majoring in international business.