UW Health Sports Medicine 

Romana Kriskova
Romana  Kriskova

RS Junior

Bratislava, Slovakia

High School:
Sportove Gym

Last College:



Of Note: Transfer from VCU and will have two years of eligibility remaining ... member of the Slovakian Junior and Senior National teams ... all-around player

Honors: 2013 AVCA honorable mention All-American ... 2013 AVCA All-East Region ... 2013 Atlantic 10 Player of the Year ... 2013 A-10 All-Tournament team ... five-time A-10 offensive player of the week ... 2013 A-10 All-Rookie Team ... five-time all-tournament

2014: Has missed most of the season due to a leg injury ... played in her first match of the season vs. Penn State (Sept. 24), recording one attack attempt

2013 (at VCU):
Started all 34 matches ... led the Rams with 4.83 kills per set, which ranked fifth nationally ... set a school season record for kills per set and total kills (623) ... tallied 20-plus kills in 12 matches, including a career-best 29 vs. William & Mary (Oct. 22) ... had double-figure kills in 33 matches ... hit .269 ... led the A-10 with 50 service aces (0.39) ... recorded a career-best six aces vs. George Mason (Oct. 18) ... ranked second on the team with 2.37 digs per set ... had double-figure digs in 15 matches for 15 double-doubles ... saved a career-best 19 digs at Dayton (Sept. 27) ... added 0.60 blocks per set ... had a career-high seven blocks vs. Illinois State (Aug. 31) ... ranked fourth nationally with 5.57 points per set

2012 (at VCU): Started 30 of 31 matches ... ranked third on the team with 2.39 kills per set ... had a season-high 17 kills vs. Saint Louis (Oct. 12) ... hit .215 ... recorded four double-doubles ... had double-figure digs in nine matches ... saved a season-high 15 digs at Ball State (Aug. 25) ... led the team with 28 service aces ... recorded a season-high five service aces vs. Georgetown (Sept. 8) ... added 0.80 blocks per set ... stopped a career-high seven blocks at Temple (Oct. 26)

High School: Member of the Slovakian Junior and Senior National teams ... led her club team to the 2011 Slovakian championship match ... played for clubs COP Nitra and Slovakia EU Bratislava

Personal: Parents are Jan and Katarina Kriskova ... has one brother Tomas Krisko (25) ... brother plays professional men's volleyball in Slovakia ... nickname is Roro ... born May 2 ... major is communication science and disorders

Why Wisconsin?

"I chose University of Wisconsin because I fell in love with the campus, team and the entire program. I love the weather, lakes, city, and everything around. Getting a great education and playing volleyball at the highest level at the same time."


Career Highs

Kills: 29 vs. William & Mary, 10-22-13
Attempts: 64 at Duquesne, 9-29-13
Percentage: .833 (21-1-24) vs. Liberty, 9-6-13
Assists: 4 vs. Georgetown, 9-8-12
Service Aces: 6 vs. Geroge Mason, 10-18-13
Digs: 19 at Dayton, 9-27-13
Blocks: 7 vs. Illinois State, 8-31-13
Points: 33.5 at Tennessee, 9-14-13

Off the Court with Romana Kriskova

Favorites - Spot on campus: Terrace; Cartoon Character: Alex from Madagascar; Movie: The Pursuit of Happiness; Celebrity: Sandra Bullock; Food: Anything that is gluten free; Holiday: Christmas; TV Show: Friends, The Big Bang Theory; Book: Harry Potter; Car: BMW X6; Musical artist: I listen to everything; Athlete: Roger Federer; Volleyball Player: Maxim Michajlov; Sports team: New Jersey Devils
First started volleyball: Fourth grade
Earliest volleyball memory: asking my mom to let me play volleyball
Most memorable volleyball match: It was with my national team when we beat Turkey in fifth set 19-17 to advance to World Championship.
My favorite thing about Wisconsin volleyball is: the team
Before each match, I: eat
Favorite place to play (besides the Field House): on Taraflex floor
One word that describes the team: competitive
One word that describes me: energetic
My teammates say I am: polite
Favorite thing to do off the court with my teammates is: get food and just chill
Most memorable volleyball achievement: Seventh place in the 2011 World Junior Championship
The best thing about the Field House is: the court is always ready to just come and do reps
If I could change one volleyball rule, it would be: There are too many substitutions
My goal for this year is: win a national championship
Dream as a collegiate player: win a conference championship
What would you be doing if you weren't playing collegiate volleyball? I would be doing some other sport
The best thing about Madison is: campus
Fantasy job/career: actor
When you were growing up, what did you want to be? Fruit in Jogobella (yogurt)
My most prized possession is: doing what I love to do
Favorite childhood memory: when I learned biking
I can't live without: chocolate
My secret addiction is: chocolate
The best sporting event I ever attended was: Men`s European Volleyball Championship in 2011
Nobody knows how much I love to: explore new things
Greatest Invention of the last 100 years: Skype
If I could live any place in the world it would be: somewhere where I would live on a beach and could go hiking in same day
A non-athletic talent I have is: I am the worst singer ever!
Non-athletic talent I would like to have is: playing any instrument (maybe piano)
If I had a million dollars, I would: build a house and take care of my family
How would you like to change the world? I would like to change just couple things such as same language, same currency and no fighting
My bucket list includes: becoming a professional volleyball player and travel around the world
Post-college plans/goals: Professional volleyball player, get married, and have kids
Most famous person I've ever met: Reid Priddy
What is your favorite Coach Sheffield saying? Bring it!
What are you most thankful for? My parents
What are you passionate about? Volleyball and anything that makes me or others smile
My favorite quote or motto is: Never give up!
My favorite saying or a phrase I use all the time is: Find a positive thing in everything
The best advice I have ever gotten is: It has never been that bad that it could not be worse.
My worst habit is: overeating
I am afraid of: snakes

What does it mean to be a Badger?

"Being a Badger means to be aggressive, protective, energetic and confident
--exactly like our team!"

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