AVCA First-Team All-Region 2003
All-Big 12 First Team, 2002, 2003 & 2004
Big 12 Newcomer of the Year, 2002
Big 12 Player of the Week, Nov. 18, 2002
A four-year starter who could leave KU as one of the most prolific players in school history ... A candidate for All-America and All-Big 12 honors ... A three-time All-Big 12 honoree and 2003 All-Region selection ... An all-around outstanding player who will not leave the rotation ... Strong at the net, as a primary passer and from behind the serving line ... Will attack from anywhere on the court and is the Jayhawks' top returning blocker ... Just 189 kills away from breaking the all-time Kansas record ... Brings international experience to the squad.
2004: junior season
Named First-Team All-Big 12 for the third consecutive season ... Also dubbed an All-Big 12 Preseason selection by the league's coaches ... Led the Jayhawks with 3.64 kills per game and was second on the squad with 1.01 blocks per game and a .258 attack percentage ... Became just the seventh Jayhawk in school history to collect 1,000 kills and finished the season with 1,118 ... Led Kansas with 15 kills and 12 digs in the Jayhawks' 3-1 win at Arkansas on Sept. 1 ... Also notched a career-best five aces against the Lady `Backs ... Averaged a team-best 3.20 kills and 0.60 aces per game in three matches at the ORU Classic Sept. 3-4 ... Was named the ORU Classic MVP ... Averaged 4.10 kills, a .370 attack percentage, 2.40 digs and 1.10 blocks per game in the Holiday Inn/Jayhawk Classic Sept. 10-11 ... Led all players with 20 kills (.459 attack percentage) and added 11 digs in KU's 3-1 win over No. 25 Wisconsin on Sept. 10 ... Was named tournament MVP of the classic, her second such honor of the season ... Led KU with 17 kills at No. 12 Texas A&M on Sept. 17 ... Led KU with 14 kills and added 14 digs in a 3-0 win over Texas Tech on Sept. 22 ... Notched 18 kills (.351), 15 digs and four blocks in the Jayhawks' win at Iowa State on Oct. 13 ... Added 17 kills, 13 digs and two aces against Missouri on Oct. 16 ... Led KU with seven kills and added eight digs, four block assists and two aces at No. 18 Kansas State on Oct. 30 ... Paced the Jayhawks with 18 kills on a .452 hitting mark, eight digs and three solo blocks in a sweep of Baylor on Nov. 10 ... Led KU with a match-best 11 kills and added 10 digs at No. 3 Nebraska on Nov. 12 ... Led KU with 16 kills (.378) and added 10 digs and three assists in the Jayhawks' sweep of No. 13 Texas A&M on Nov. 20 ... Contributed 16 kills, a career-high four solo blocks and six digs in KU's win over Colorado on Nov. 27 ... Paced the Jayhawks with 17 kills on a .361 attack percentage and added 18 digs in KU's 3-1 win over Santa Clara in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament ... Posted 19 digs and 18 kills for a team-leading 27.0 points in the Jayhawks' 3-2 loss to Washington in the NCAA second round.
2003: sophomore season
Became first-ever Jayhawk to earn AVCA All-Region honors ... Named First-Team All-Big 12 for the second consecutive year ... Hit .313 on the season including a squad-best .332 in Big 12 play ... Contributed double-digit kills in 22 of 33 matches ... Added 10 or more digs in 11 matches ... Posted 11 kills and a career-high .688 attack percentage vs. Oral Roberts ... Led KU at No. 10 Kansas State, posting nine kills and a .375 attack percentage ... Matched a career-high with four service aces in Sept. 22 win over UMKC ... Led KU and notched a career-best 21 kills (.576 hitting) in a 3-1 win at Texas Tech on Oct. 4 ... Led KU with 17 kills and posted 16 digs at No. 22 Texas A&M on Oct. 15 ... Notched 16 kills on a .342 hitting mark and seven digs in KU's 3-2 win over Texas on Oct. 22 ... Notched a career-high 19 digs to go with 16 kills and three block solos at Colorado ... Led KU with 20 kills on a .381 attack percentage and 17 digs against No. 7 K-State on Oct. 29 ... Led KU with 20 kills on a match-high .436 hitting mark and added 18 digs as the `Hawks defeated No. 25 Missouri on Nov. 5 ... Posted 17 kills, 10 digs and seven blocks on Nov. 8 at Texas ... Led KU with 10 kills and added four digs and four blocks at No. 10 Nebraska ... Led the `Hawks with 17 digs and 14 kills in KU's sweep of No. 21 Texas A&M on Nov. 22 ... Led KU with 13 digs and added 12 kills in sweep of Long Beach State in the NCAA First Round ... Led the `Hawk offense with 15 kills on a .306 attack average and added 10 digs in four games against No. 4 Pepperdine in the NCAA Tournament Second Round.
2002: freshman season
Named First-Team All-Big 12 and voted the Big 12 Newcomer of the Year by the league's coaches ... Started all 27 matches that she played ... Led the team with 3.63 kills per game and 1.14 blocks per game ... Led KU a team-high 15 times in kills and posted six matches in which she led the Jayhawks in digs ... Posted at least 10 kills in 20 different matches ... Had a career-best nine block assists vs. Missouri (Nov. 23) ... Finished first on the team in kills (327) and total blocks (103) and second on the squad in service aces (29) ... Recorded a .284 hitting percentage for the season ... Became the freshman record-holder for kills in a season (327) after posting a match-best 12 kills at Baylor (Nov. 16) ... Named tournament MVP of the Jayhawk Classic (Sept. 13-14) ... Named tournament MVP after recording 14 kills in the championship match of the Hofstra Invitational (Sept. 6-7).
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 Avanco High School in Sao Paulo and graduated in 2000 ... Earned three letters in volleyball and one in basketball.
Born Nov. 1, 1982 ... Parents are Pedro and Maria Lima ... Is seeking a degree in Communication Studies ... Has one sister, Jucilene, and one brother, Joel ... Also recruited by Purdue, Georgia, Kentucky, Fresno State and San Franciso.