3 - Gina Vera
Gina Vera
Height: 5-8
Year: Junior
Hometown: Joliet, Ill.
High School: Joliet Catholic Academy
Position: S

* Finished 5th In Butler History In Assists 
* Butler Athletic Director's Honor Roll

* Horizon League Academic Honor Roll 
* 2011 Academic All-Horizon League 
* 2010 Horizon League All-Tournament Team
* 2009 Horizon League All-Newcomer Team

Vera's Stats
Career  |  2011  |  2010  |  2009

2011 - Junior Season: Named to the 2011 Fall Academic All-League Team...started 30 matches and played all 111 sets...ranked sixth in the Horizon League with 9.67 assists per set...posted nine performances with 40+ assists...totaled 98 kills on .277 hitting...averaged 2.48 digs per set and ranked second on the team with 23 aces...dished 50 assists with 22 digs vs. Eastern Michigan (Aug. 27)...smacked a season-high eight klls and had two aces at Notre Dame (Aug. 28)...had 38 assists in sweep of Chicago State (Sept. 6)...posted 51 assists, 10 digs and three blocks vs. Elon (Sept. 9)...dished 45 assists vs. Austin Peay (Sept. 9)...made 16 digs against North Dakota State (Sept. 26)...totaled 41 assists, 12 digs and six kills on .545 hitting vs. Loyola (Oct. 8)...passed 40 assists in sweep over Green Bay (Oct. 9)...recorded 35 assists in sweep at Cleveland State (Oct. 15)...totaled 46 assists, two aces and two blocks at Loyola (Nov. 5)...served career-high four aces at Wright State (Nov. 11).

2010 - Sophomore Season: Named to Horizon League All-Tournament Team...started at setter in all 31 matches...ranked fifth in the Horizon League with 10.26 assists per set...averaged 2.58 digs per set and 0.47 blocks per set...posted 55 assists and 14 digs vs. Stephen F. Austin (Aug. 28)...dished 48 assists and had six kills vs. CSU-Bakersfield (Sept. 3)...had 33 assists and 16 digs against Army (Sept. 10)...totaled 54 assists at Loyola (Sept. 17)...had 35 assists in 3-0 win over IUPUI (Sept. 21)...had 42 assists and three aces in win over Wright State (Sept. 24)...passed out 53 assists with 13 digs at Milwaukee (Oct. 9)...had season-high 57 assists at Green Bay (Oct. 10)...dished 41 assists in 3-0 win against Valparaiso (Oct. 15)...had 53 assists and four blocks at Wright State (Oct. 22)...posted 50 assists and 15 digs at UIC (Oct. 29)...distributed 48 assists vs. Green Bay (Nov. 5)...had 37 assists in 3-0 win over Valparaiso in league championship match (Nov. 21).

2009 - Freshman Season: Named to Horizon League All-Newcomer Team...started at setter in all 35 matches...ranked 44th in NCAA and second in the Horizon League with 10.79 assists per set...ranked second among league's setters in blocks...had 37 assists at IPFW (Aug. 28)...totaled 33 assists and 12 digs vs. Kent State (Aug. 29)...recorded 47 assists at Marquette (Sept. 4)...posted 61 assists and 12 digs at IUPUI (Sept. 9)...had 54 assists and 11 digs vs. Cleveland State (Sept. 25)...recorded 35 assists and 10 digs vs. Milwaukee (Oct. 6)...totaled 47 assists, 10 digs and six blocks at Wright State (Oct. 23)...finished with 53 assists and 16 digs vs. Loyola (Nov. 6)...recorded 54 assists in Horizon League Championship vs. UIC (Nov. 20).

High School: Earned All-American honors as a senior in 2008...also named to the all-state team in 2006 and 2008...Herald News Player of the Year in 2008...two-time all-conference and three-time all-area team member...named the Player of the Game at the state championship in 2008...team captain as a junior and senior...holds the school-record with 1,631 career assists, including the single-season mark of 945 as a senior in 2008...three-year letterwinner...helped her high school team to the 3A state championship in 2008...guided team to a third-place showing at state in 2006 and to the elite eight in 2007...team claimed three conference championships during her tenure...coached by Chris Scheibe...also played club volleyball for the Uno Volleyball Club...named to the All-American Team during the 2007-08 season as the team finished fifth in the nation...squad also placed 15th in the country during the 2008-09 campaign... Vice President of the National Spanish Honor Society...also a member of the National Honor Society and the National Art Honor Society...Key Club President...member of the Honor Roll.

Personal: Born March, 1, 1991...daughter of Dan and Cathy Vera...international management major.