Mariana Pencheva
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Mariana Pencheva

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Pleven, Bulgaria

High School:
General Vladimir Stoychev

Last College:
Midland JC

Height:
6-1

Position:
MB

Birthdate:
03/30/1984

Experience:
1L

UNLV

~Mariana returns for her second season as a middle blocker.

2004

~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).

Junior College

~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.

High School

~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.

Personal

~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.

Career Records

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)
 
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