#13

Vanja Bukilić

Opposite Hitter

Player profile

  • Hometown Belgrade, Serbia
  • Last School XIV Belgrade Gymnasium
  • Year Sophomore
  • Height 6-6

CAREER HONORS
• OSU Scholar-Athlete (2018)

YEAR-BY-YEAR
2018 (Freshman)
• Played in all 32 matches, including 27 starts
• Ranked third among Big Ten freshmen averaging 3.03 kills per set
• Flyer Invitational and Rebel Invitational all-tournament team member
• Led the team with 406.5 points and 358 kills
• Notched 95 digs, 51 blocks (43a, 8s), 19 service aces and seven assists
• Had 25 matches with at least 10 kills, the most on the team
• Hit a career-high .519 with 18 kills and five blocks at Dayton
• Earned her first career double-double on 14 kills and 10 digs versus Illinois
• Chipped in a career-best 19 kills at Maryland
• Tallied 17 kills, four aces and three digs on her way to a career-high 21 points at Michigan State

PRIOR TO OHIO STATE
• Spent five years competing at XIV Gymnasium and has served as the team captain
• Two-time junior all-state best opposite hitter
• Qualified for the 2016 U23 World Championship
• Named the European best player of the match with Russia in 2016

PERSONAL INFO
• Daughter of Anton and Tamara Bukilić
• Has a sister, Katja