UALR Volleyball BIO
2013: Enters third season as an assistant coach and assistant for academic advising.
2012: Enters third season as an assistant coach and graduate assistant for academic advising.
2011: Enters second season as a student assistant coach for the UALR volleyball program.
2010: Enters first season as a student assistant coach for the UALR volleyball program.
2009: The first team All-Sun Belt Conference recipient led the team in kills with 442, averaging 3.78 per set and in attacks with 1,118…Finished third in service aces with 18 and recorded 140 digs, averaging 1.20 per set…The Preseason All-Sun Belt honoree earned Mississippi State Maroon Classic All-Tournament Team after recording 41 kills, ORU Classic All-Tournament Team after recording 43 kills, and Sun Belt Conference Player of the Week after leading the Trojans to a 2-0 weekend and third place finish in the west division…Recorded career highs of 24 kills and 13 digs at UT Arlington, 70 attempts vs North Texas, and six block assists and six total blocks at Memphis…Recorded double-digit kill matches in all but three matches this season including ending on a 13-match streak, six 20-plus kill matches, and four double-digit dig matches…Recorded team highs of .520 attack percentage at Florida Atlantic, 24 kills at UT Arlington, and four service aces vs Northwestern State…Finished the season ranked fourth in the Sun Belt in kills for both regular season and conference matches and seventh overall in hitting percentage…Ranked in three UALR single-season records: sixth in kills (442), sixth in attempts (1,118), and tied for ninth in hitting percentage (.308)…Finished career ranked in five UALR career categories: second in sets played with 451, third in kills with 1,432, fourth in attempts with 3,649, sixth in hitting percentage with a .278 mark, and eighth in block assists with 193…Graduated in May with a bachelor of art degree in international studies and spanish.
2008: Earned first career All-Sun Belt second team honors playing in 113 sets while leading the team in attack percentage with a .345 mark and recording 364 kills, 3.22 average, 90 digs, and 61 total blocks...Earned Most Outstanding Player twice and all-tournament team honors three out of the four tournaments...Recorded career and season-highs of 23 kills at Missouri State, two block solos at Troy, tied with five block assists against Texas Southern, tied five total blocks against Texas Southern and at South Alabama...Recorded season-high of .739 attack percentage at Louisiana-Lafayette...Recorded 21 double-digit kill matches...Finished season ranked eighth overall in kills in the Sun Belt and sixth in conference matches in hitting percentage with a .347 mark...Ranked third in UALR single-season records in hitting percentage with a .345 mark...Ranked in three UALR career categories: seventh in attempts (2,531), seventh in hitting percentage (.265), and eighth in kills (990).
2007: Played in 102 games and finished second on the team in kills with 320, averaging 3.14 per game, and in hitting percentage with a .285 mark...Earned Memphis Tiger Invitational Most Outstanding Player after tallying 40 kills, 19 against Memphis, and a .341 hitting percentage, with .435 against Austin Peay...Recorded a team match high with a .586 hitting percentage against Louisiana-Lafayette...Recorded career high of 19 kills twice with the last coming against North Texas and in digs with 11 at Central Arkansas...Recorded 15 double-digit kill matches and one double-double...Named to the Sun Belt Conference Academic Honor Roll for academic excellence.
2006: Played in 116 games for the Trojans and finished the season third on the team in kills...Set career high in kills with 16 against Southeast Missouri State...Set career high in digs with seven against Arkansas State...Recorded 15 double-digit kill matches...Named to the Sun Belt Conference Academic Honor Roll for academic excellence.
Pre-UALR: Helped lead team to Champion of Romania in 2005...Member of the Junior National Team of Romania.
Personal: Born May 24, 1987...Parents are Mariana and Nicusor Bucur...Has one sister, Romana...Majoring in international studies and spanish.