~Mariana returns for her second season as a middle blocker.
~She led all Rebels with 100 games played in 26 matches.
~She tied for the most blocks in a match (Nine vs. Wyoming, Oct. 3).
~She had 11 matches where her attacking percentage was over .400.
~She had 12 matches in which she had 10 or more kills.
~She picked up five of her 38 digs against Nevada, Reno (Nov. 7).
~She had three matches where she picked up two aces; at New Mexico (Nov. 11), at Air Force (Nov. 13), vs. Wyoming (Nov. 18).
~She played at Midland JC in Midland, Texas, from 2002-03.
~She was named MVP and was awarded all-conference honors both seasons.
~She led the NJCAA in kills per game during the 2003 season.
~She graduated from high school in 2002 from General Vladimir Stoychev.
~She won six gold medals and one bronze in the national championships of Bulgaria.
~Born on March 30, 1984, in Pleven, Bulgaria.
~Daughter of Krastyo and Vanya Pencheva.
~She has one brother, Nicolay (26).
~She is majoring in kinesiology.
Kills: 18 at Wyoming (10-29-04) Attempts: 41 vs. BYU (11-5-04) Assists: 2, three times Digs: 5 vs. UNR (11-7-04) Aces: 2, three times Blocks: 9 vs. Wyoming (10-3-04)