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Romana Kriskova
Romana  Kriskova

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Bratislava, Slovakia

High School:
Sportove Gym

Last College:
VCU

Height:
6-3

Position:
OH

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: Missed most of the season due to a leg injury ... played in her only 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 Krisko and Katarina Kriskova ... has one brother Tomas Krisko (26) ... brother plays professional volleyball in Czech Republic as well as for Slovakian National team ... nickname is Ro ... born May 2 ... major is sociology

Why Wisconsin?

"I chose Wisconsin because of its ranking and creditability. The school and volleyball program are in the highest level and I like to be challenged. "

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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

Favorites - Spot on campus: Terrace; Cartoon Character: Jerry from Tom & Jerry; Movie: The Pursuit of Happyness; Celebrity: Sandra Bullock; Food: Anything that is gluten free; TV Show: Friends; Book: Harry Potter; Car: BMW X6; Musical artist: Plostin Punk; Athlete: Roger Federer; Volleyball Player: Maxim Michajlov; Sports team: Chicago Blackhawks
First started volleyball: fourth grade
Most memorable volleyball match: It was with my national team when we beat Turkey in the  fifth set 19-17 and advanced to World Junior Championship
My favorite thing about Wisconsin volleyball is: culture
Before each match, I: eat
Favorite place to play (besides the Field House): I like playing on Taraflex floor so any gym that has it is my favorite
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
This summer, I: took three summer classes, worked out every day, and took a trip to California, Grand Canyon, and Death Valley
The best thing about the Field House is: the crowd
If I could change one volleyball rule, it would be: there are too many substitutions, which slows down game
Dream as a collegiate player: national title
What would you be doing if you weren’t playing collegiate volleyball? I would play some other sport
The best thing about Madison is: campus and spirit
Fantasy job/career: actor
My most prized possession is: doing what I love to do-volleyball
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
A non-athletic talent I have is: I am the worst singer ever
If I had a million dollars, I would:  travel
How would you like to change the world? I would like to change just couple things such as same language, same currency and no wars
My bucket list includes: being a professional volleyball player and travel around the world
Post-college plans/goals: play professionally
What are you most thankful for? Parents and friends who support me through my entire journey of pursuing my goals
What are you passionate about? Volleyball
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 that bad that it couldn’t 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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