Qiana Canete turned in 17 kills and 12 digs to lift UTA to a 3-0 sweep over Little Rock in the opening round.
The Mavs will take to the road this weekend as they compete in the Pioneer Invitational.
The Mavs will return to the court this weekend as they travel to take part in the Pioneer Invitational.
Pre-Season Second Team All-Southland Conference selection...finished third in UTA single-season history with 540 digs... eighth-place all time in UTA history in career digs (1,446)... 15th member of the 1,000 career digs list at UTA... set school record with 28 digs in a three-game match against Stephen F. Austin (10/04/07)... a Pre-Season Second Team All-Southland Conference selection... collected SLC Defensive Player of the Week accolades (Sept. 5)... a First Team Academic All-SLC selection... played in all 30 matches and 109 games... led team and ranked fourth in the Southland Conference and 83rd in the NCAA averaging 4.95 digs per game... averaged 5.57 digs per game in conference matches ranking fifth in the SLC... tied for second in the conference for most digs in a single match with 36 in five games against Sam Houston State (11/10/07)... led UTA in digs 18 times and recorded a team-high in aces during seven matches... was second on the team with 31 service aces... averaged 5.2 digs per game while collecting 68 total digs against Iowa, College of Charleston and Ball State in 13 games played at the Hawkeye Holiday Inn Challenge... tallied double figures in digs during 28-of-30 matches... posted at least 20 digs eight times and reached the 30 dig-plateau three times... recorded double figures in digs in 15-of-16 Southland Conference matches... equaled a career-high four service aces in three games against Georgia State (09/07/07)... posted 31 digs in home-opener against Louisiana Tech (08/28/07)... tallied 34 digs in a four-game match against Central Arkansas (10/27/07)... finished regular season with a season-high 36 digs against Sam Houston State (11/10/07)... member of the Capital One/Southland Conference 2007 Commissioner's Fall Academic Honor Roll.
Selected Second Team Academic All-SLC... appeared in 129 games, while starting 34 of the 35 matches... ranked second on the team in digs (533) and third in kills (370)...ranks third on the UTA single-season digs list... led the team with 1,402 attempts... attempts total is the fifth highest single-season total in UTA history... only player in the SLC with 350 kills and 500 digs... recorded double-digit totals in digs in 26 matches... third on the team with 20 double-doubles... registered 12 kills and 17 digs for her first double-double of the season in a thrilling come-from-behind victory over TCU in the home opener... followed that up with 15 digs and a career-best 21 kills against SMU... named to the all-tournament team at the Radisson Hotel/Mustang Classic... had 21 digs against Louisiana-Lafayette and 29 against Tulsa at the Arlington Hilton/UTA Invitational... added 15 kills and 25 digs in a five-set victory over Utah State... effort helped her earn SLC Defensive Player of the Week honors... opened conference play with six double-doubles in the first seven matches... recorded season-high 31 digs in a home match with McNeese State... recorded 13 kills and 13 digs in a road victory over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi... registered three double-doubles in the SLC Tournament... opened the tournament with 11 kills and 18 digs against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and followed it up with 16 kills and 16 digs against MSU... had 10 kills and tied for the team-high with 24 digs in the championship match against Stephen F. Austin... named to Capitol One/SLC All-Academic second team... member of the Capitol One/SLC Commissioner's Fall Honor Roll.
Appeared in 23 matches, playing 68 games... missed the final two matches of the season with injury... recorded 234 digs on the season...3.44 digs a game average was fourth best on the team...12 double-digit dig matches... recorded 10 digs in just one game in the season-opening victory over Prairie View A&M... had a then-career-high 21 digs in a home match against Iowa... posted a double-double with 11 kills and 14 digs against Louisiana-Monroe... was the start of a stretch of six straight games in double figures in digs... tallied a career-best 39 digs in a five-game match against Southeastern Louisiana... had her most productive game of her short career with 14 kills, 21 digs and three blocks against ULM.
Played in 60 games for the Mavericks... came off the bench at Niagara and recorded a then-career-best 13 kills and .650 attack percentage (13-0-20)...collected 139 total digs, averaging 2.32 per game... recorded six double-figure dig matches... posted a then-career-high 14 digs against Northwestern State and at Nicholls State... delivered a then-career-best three service aces in a three-game victory over Louisiana-Monroe... recorded block assists against Niagara and Southeastern Louisiana.
Carroll High School
Named the 2003 District 7-5A Offensive Player of the Year... honored as the Most Valuable Player at the Grapevine tournament... an all-tournament selection at the Fossil Ridge tourney... served as the squad's captain in 2003...a two-time all-tournament selection at the Arlington tournament... District 7-5A all-district as a junior and senior... two-time academic all-district selection... three-year varsity letterman... member of the National Honor Society... also a member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
Daughter of Kay and Danny Johnson... born Sept. 6, 1985... an interdisciplinary studies major at UTA.
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