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Maryland Volleyball BIO
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Gia Milana
Player Profile:

CAREER HONORS

  • 2016 All-Big Ten Honorable Mention
  • 2016 Big Ten All-Freshman Team
  • Big Ten Freshman of the Week (11/14/16)
  • 2016 Maryland Invite All-Tournament Team

As a Freshman (2016): Started all 32 matches (114 sets) ... led the Terps and ranked fifth in the Big Ten with 3.91 kills per set ... posted double-digit kills in 26 matches ... notched 11 kills, three service aces and three blocks vs. Rutgers (11/13) ... tallied 20 kills and 11 digs vs. #10 Penn State (11/11) ... posted 17 kills and five digs vs. #2 Minnesota (11/6) ... tallied 23 kills and 10 digs at Purdue (11/2) ... notched 19 kills, seven digs and three blocks at Rutgers (10/22) ... posted 22 kills on a .231 clip with seven digs and two blocks vs. #16 Michigan (10/19) ... tallied 20 kills on a .366 clip vs. Iowa (10/14) ... notched a season-high 21 kills and added 11 digs at #21 Michigan State (10/8) ... made 16 kills and added 15 digs at #23 Michigan (10/7) ... tallied 16 kills and nine digs vs. #24 Illinois (10/2) ... posted 12 kills at Iowa (9/28) ... notched nine kills and eight digs at #3 Wisconsin (9/23) ... tallied 20 kills and 10 digs vs. Oklahoma (9/16) ... posted 18 kills and 11 digs vs. Towson (9/10) ... notched 19 kills and 11 digs vs. Princeton (9/9) ... tallied 19 kills on a .353 clip and nine digs vs. Chicago State (9/3) ... posted first career double-double with 18 kills and 14 digs vs. Arkansas (9/2) ... hit 10 kills, four digs and three blocks vs. Sacred Heart (8/27)  ... notched 16 kills and seven digs in her college debut vs. Eastern Michigan (8/26).

International: Named to U.S. Collegiate National Team-Indianapolis program in 2016 ... participated in U.S. Women's National Team Open Tryouts in 2016 ... 2014 U.S. Girls' Youth National Team alternate.

Before Maryland: First Under Armour First Team All-American in program history … ranked No. 15 in her class nationally by PrepVolleyball.com ... No. 1 ranked player in Michigan ... 2015 PrepVolleyball High School All-American ... 2015 Michigan Gatorade Player of the Year ... 2015 Miss Volleyball Michigan ... 2014 PrepVolleyball High School All-American … 2014 U.S. Girls’ Youth National Team alternate ... recorded 773 kills, 318 digs and 105 service aces while posting a kill percentage of .657 as a senior in 2015 ... led Romeo to the 2014 state championships … named to USA Today’s '60 for ‘16' list ... Detroit Free Press Player of the Year ... named to USA Today's All-USA second team in 2014 ... led Romeo in kills, aces and blocks ... first team all-county and all-region ... selected as the all-conference MVP ... named to PrepVolleyball's Sophomore Top 25 and Soph 79 list ... JVA All-American in 2013 ... finalist for player of the year in 2014.

Personal: Daughter of Rosario and Gina Milana ... mother played softball and basketball at University of Detroit ... has three younger sisters, Maria, Elisa and Salina ... came to Maryland for head coach Steve Aird ... sports hero is Tim Tebow ... technically has 13 varsity letters ... favorite pregame meal is smoothies ... craziest ambition is to be an NFL wide receiver.

MILANA CAREER HIGHS
Kills: 23 at Purdue (11/2/16)
Aces: 4 vs. Delaware State (8/27/16)
Digs: 15 at #23 Michigan (10/7/16)
Blocks: 3 (4x), last vs. Rutgers (11/13/16)

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