4 Joana Gruber
4 - Joana Gruber
Height: 6-0
Year: RFr.
Hometown: Santa Rosa, Brazil
Position: MH/OH
Previous School: Colegia Batista

SENIOR (2012)

- Southland Conference Commissioner's Fall Academic Honor Roll selection

Played in 107 sets in her final season with the Golden Eagles, racking up 220 kills with an average of 2.06 kills per set... Also recorded 204 digs, for a 1.91 digs per set average... Led the team with 26 service aces, finishing 19th in the Southland Conference at 0.24 aces per set... Also chipped in five solo blocks and 76 total blocks... Tallied 12 digs against Buffalo (8/25)... Racked up 10 digs against Tulsa (9/4)... Led the Golden Eagles with eight kills against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (9/15)... Had a 10-kill, eight-dig effort against Lamar (10/4)... Tallied her first double-double of the season with 10 kills and 10 digs against McNeese State (10/6)... Added another double-double with 13 kills and 11 digs against Central Arkansas (10/13)... Set a career high with seven blocks in the UCA match... Matched career highs with 17 digs and seven total blocks against Sam Houston State (10/25)... Collected 15 kills against Stephen F. Austin (11/8)... Tallied 10 kills and nine digs in her final home match, against Northwestern State (11/10)... Posted six kills and 10 digs in her final collegiate match, in a SLC Championship loss to Central Arkansas (11/18)

JUNIOR (2011)

- Summit League Championship All-Tournament Team selection

- Summit League Commissioner's List of Academic Excellence honoree

- Summit League All-Academic Team selection

Served as a trusted all-around weapon in her third season with the Golden Eagles... Played in 105 games, finishing with 223 kills and 236 digs... Led the team in kills in five games, including a 12-kill effort in the Summit League Championship finals against North Dakota State (11/19)... Recorded a season-high 17 kills in the win against Arkansas (8/30) and matched a career-high with three total blocks in the same match... Also tallied three total blocks against IUPUI (10/22) and IPFW (11/18)... Blasted eight kills without an error for a .533 hitting percentage against UL Monroe (9/10)... Accumulated a season-high 15 digs in a win over Western Illinois (9/24).


Appeared in 57 games in her sophomore season, adding 96 kills on 402 attempts for a .176 hitting clip... Also managed to post 97 digs and 16 combined blocks on the defensive end... Tallied a season-best 10 kills on only 18 attempts (.500) in a win over Southern Utah (11/5)... Managed three double-digit dig performances, highlighted by a career-high 17 in a win at UMKC (9/16).


- Summit League All-Freshman Team selection

Ranked second on the squad with 220 kills (2.62 per game) and 19 service aces... Led the team with a kills-per-set mark of 2.85 in Summit League play... Also totaled 149 digs and 26 blocks… Registered 10 or more digs in 10 contests and posted four double-doubles... Set a season-high with 18 kills against Oakland (10/23)... Recorded first double-double of the season against Western Illinois (10/3) with 16 kills and a season-high 15 digs... Posted second-consecutive double-double against UMKC (10/9) with 14 kills and 13 digs... Tallied 13 kills and 14 digs at IPFW (10/24)... Recorded 13 kills and 15 digs against IUPUI (10/31)... Set a personal career high with six service aces against Illinois State (8/29) as the Golden Eagles captured the Redbird Classic title... Missed the final three matches of the season due to injury.


Starred at Colegio Batista in Santa Rosa, Brazil.


Born in Santa Rosa, Brazil... Daughter of Joao and Ieda Gruber... Brother, Luis, plays professional basketball in Spain… Business Management major at ORU.


Kills: 18 vs. Oakland, 10/23/09

Digs: 17 (2x), last vs. Sam Houston State, 10/25/12

Assists: 4 vs. Oakland, 10/1/11

Service Aces: 6 vs. Illinois State, 8/29/09

Block Solos: 1 (9x), last vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, 11/16/12

Block Assists: 7 (2x), last vs. Sam Houston State, 10/25/12