KU Volleyball vs. Texas A&M (Photos by Jeff Jacobsen)
A senior who will start for the fourth straight season at outside hitter ... A candidate for All-Big 12 honors ... An explosive hitter ... A vocal player with great enthusiasm and energy ... Struggled with a season-ending injuries in 2003 and 2005, but is expected to be back at 100 percent ... Has a commanding jump serve and hits a hard, heavy ball ... Brings international experience to the squad.
2005: Junior Season
Started the first 16 matches of the year before a season-ending injury in game one of a match against Kansas State on Oct. 5 ... Led Kansas with 3.60 kills per game and posted a team-best .255 hitting efficiency ...Added 22 service aces and 2.29 digs per game ... Averaged 3.40 kills and 2.24 digs per game in seven Big 12 matches ... An Academic All-Big 12 First Team selection ... Added 15 kills on a .379 attack percentage, 10 digs and two aces in KU's sweep of Alabama on Aug. 26 ... Contributed 11 kills and five digs against UMKC on Aug. 27 ... Posted double-digit kills in all three matches of the BYU/UVSC Challenge Sept. 1-2 ... Led KU with 4.00 kills per game on a .367 attack percentage against Utah Valley State, Montana State and BYU ... Posted 11 kills (.346 attack percentage) and eight digs against VCU and nine kills and seven digs against Michigan State on Sept. 9 ... Tied a career high with four aces against Temple on Sept. 10 ... Averaged 3.33 kills on a .309 clip and 2.56 digs per game in the Pizza Hut Jayhawk Invitational to earn all-tournament accolades ... Added 14 kills on a .333 attack percentage in KU's sweep of #15 Texas A&M on Sept. 14 ... Contributed 14 kills and 10 digs against Oklahoma on Sept. 17 ... Added 19 kills and 11 digs in five games at #23 Texas on Sept. 21 ... Led KU with 13 kills and added eight digs against Baylor on Sept. 24 ... Notched 10 digs, eight kills and three aces at Texas Tech on Sept. 28 ... Totaled 15 kills, nine digs, four aces and two assists against the Buffaloes on Oct. 1.
2004: Sophomore Season
Returned to the lineup after sitting out the majority of the 2003 season with an injury ... Started 25 and played in 26 of the Jayhawks' 31 matches while bothered by an injury ... Led the outside hitters with a .250 attack percentage and finished second on the squad with 3.20 kills per game in all matches ... Also registered 3.30 kills per game and a .256 attack percentage in Big 12 contests ... Named to the Academic All-Big 12 First Team ... Recorded 10 kills, five digs and a career-best five block assists in 3-1 win at Arkansas on Sept. 1 ... Added 2.78 kills and 1.22 digs per game in three matches of the ORU Classic Sept. 3-4 ... Was named to the all-tournament team for her efforts ... Notch 12 kills and four digs in KU's 3-1 win over No. 25 Wisconsin on Sept. 10 ... Reaggravated an ACL injury and sat out the Denver (Sept. 11), UMKC (Sept. 14) and Texas A&M (Sept. 17) matches ... Returned to the lineup against North Dakota State on Sept. 19 and posted seven kills in 15 attempts (.333) in limited action ... Made her first start in two weeks at Baylor on Oct. 2 and notched 13 kills against the Lady Bears ... Added 17 kills on a .324 attack percentage to with four digs and two aces against No. 16 Kansas State on Oct. 6 ... Led KU with a season-high 21 kills and added 11 digs against Missouri on Oct. 16 ... Paced the Jayhawks for the second straight match, posting 17 kills on a career-best .640 attack percentage (1 error, 25 attempts) and adding seven digs at Oklahoma on Oct. 20 ... Led KU with 17 kills on a .371 hitting mark in three games at Missouri on Nov. 3 ... Added 15 kills (.303) in a sweep of Baylor on Nov. 10 ... Posted 10 kills, five digs and two block assists at No. 11 Texas on Nov. 17 ... Added 11 kills on a .478 attack percentage (23 attempts, 0 errors) in KU's sweep of No. 13 Texas A&M on Nov. 20 ... Led KU with 17 kills on a .432 attack average (1 error, 37 attempts) and added three aces against Colorado on Nov. 27 ... Notched 16 kills on a .371 attack percentage on Dec. 3 against Santa Clara in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament ... Contributed 16 kills and seven digs Dec. 4 against Washington in KU's season-ending loss.
2003: Freshman Season
Started the first 17 matches before suffering a season-ending injury Oct. 11 in pre-match warm-ups at Oklahoma ... Led the team in kills per game (3.88 kpg) and services aces per game (0.41 sapg) ... Also added 2.64 digs per game in her 17 appearances ... Posted 13 digs, nine kills, four aces and four blocks in her first match as a Jayhawk ... Led Kansas with a match-high 13 kills and a .579 attack percentage against Liberty ... Notched a team-high 16 kills in 45 attempts against Northern Illinois ... Notched 20 kills against No. 13 Minnesota and Dayton ... Led KU with 3.74 kills per game and was named the Nike Invitational MVP in Minneapolis, Minn. ... Posted a match-high 16 kills on Sept. 10 vs. Oral Roberts ... Tallied 55 kills and 37 digs in three matches at the Hampton Inn/Jayhawk Classic (Sept. 12-13) ... Posted a career-high 27 kills and 14 digs vs. Arkansas, 13 kills and a .522 attack percentage vs. Creighton, and added 15 kills and 15 digs in a 3-2 loss to North Carolina in the home tournament ... Named to the Jayhawk Classic all-tournament team ... Added seven kills and eight digs in loss to No. 10 Kansas State on Sept. 17 ... Led KU with 11 kills (.524 attack percentage), 12 digs and four aces in Sept. 20 win over Colorado ... Posted 11 kills, 10 digs and a .500 hitting mark on Sept. 22 vs. UMKC ... Had 18 kills, 12 digs and three aces in Sept. 27 win over Baylor ... Tallied a match-high 23 kills and contributed 10 digs against Missouri on Oct. 1 ... Recorded 15 kills and 14 digs in a Oct. 4 win at Texas Tech ... Named Big 12 Player of the Week on Oct. 6 ... Led KU with a match-high 14 kills and added eight digs Oct. 8 against No. 7 Nebraska.
A transfer from the University of Sant'Anna in Sao Paulo, Brazil ... Led her 2001 19-under juvenile team to a second-place national finish ... Was named to the 2000 Sao Paulo selection team ... Attended Mackenzie High School in Sao Paulo and graduated in 2000 ... Played volleyball under the direction of Coach Marguinhos ... Also lettered in swimming.
Born July 19, 1983, in Manaus, Amazon, Brazil ... Parents are Jason Rodriques Correa and Maria Luiza da Costa Melo ... Father played professional soccer in Brazil ... Interested in pursuing a career in marketing ... Last name is pronounced "co-HAY-ah" ... Prefers to go by "Jana."