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Bianca Sauls
Bianca Sauls

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Pflugerville, Texas

High School:
Pflugerville

Height:
5-11

Position:
OH/S

Experience:
3L


2009 (Junior)
One of three UTA players to play and start in all 102 sets and 29 matches with 21 starts at right-side hitter and eight at outside hitter... named honorable mention All-Southland Conference... named second team Academic All-Southland Conference... tabbed preseason All-Southland Conference second team... earned all-tournament team honors at Illinois State Redbird Classic (8/28-29) and UTA Hilton Invitational (9/18-19)... led team in attempts (678) while ranking second in kills (215), kills per set (2.11), assists (107) and digs (290)... only Maverick to record over 200 kills, 100 assists, 200 digs and 50 blocks (51)... led UTA and tied for third in the SLC with 56 attempts against Illinois State (8/29)... ranked 17th in the SLC during league play averaging 2.82 digs per set... recorded season-high 19 kills in four sets against Illinois State (8/29), which was the most by a Maverick in a single match... season best .393 hitting percentage against Oral Roberts (8/29) was fourth best on the team... season-high eight blocks against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (9/26) tied for a UTA team-high... tallied three double-doubles... led team in kills eight times, team leader in digs six times, led team in aces four times and led team in blocks on four occasions... posted double-figure kills seven times and had at least 10 digs in 15 matches... crossed career 500 kill/500 dig plateau midway through season... notched season-high nine assists at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (11/14)... tallied season-high 17 digs in five sets against Arkansas State (9/18)... member of the Capital One/Southland Conference 2009 Commissioner's Fall Academic Honor Roll... named to the UT Arlington Fall 2009 and Spring 2010 Athletic Director's Academic Honor Roll.

2008 (Sophomore)
Played in 45 sets with eight starts as a right-side hitter despite missing 18 matches (9/12-11/1) due to injury... named to a pair of all-tournament teams, including the North Texas Mean Green Classic (Aug. 29-30) and the University of San Francisco Asics/Powerade Challenge (Sept. 5-6)... ranked third on the team averaging 2.13 kills per set... recorded 96 kills, .303 hitting percentage, 19 assists, 55 digs, 28 blocks and four service aces... hit .279 with 18 kills and 10 blocks during conference play... had one double-double (16 kills, 10 digs at North Texas - 8/30)... .571 attack percentage (12 kills - 0 errors - 21 attacks) against SMU (9/3) was a team-high for a single-match... posted three double-digit kill matches and had two double-figure digs matches... led team in kills four times... team leader in digs twice and led team in blocks once... tallied season-high 11 digs against Utah State (9/5)... member of the Capital One/Southland Conference 2008 Commissioner's Fall Academic Honor Roll... named to the UT Arlington Fall 2008 and Spring 2009 Athletic Director's Academic Honor Roll.

2007 (Freshman)
Played in 89 sets while making 24 starts... ranks sixth on the UTA all-time freshman list with 867 attempts... led the team averaging 3.04 kills per set... second on the team with 271 total kills and 317 total points... finished third on the Mavs with 22 service aces and fourth in total digs... collected a team-high for most kills (25) and points scored (28) in a single match against Sam Houston State (11/10)... kills total was the seventh most in a conference match among all SLC players... posted 74 attacks in match which was a season-high and ranked second in the SLC... led UTA and ranked sixth in the conference during SLC play averaging 3.54 kills per set... averaged 3.5 digs per set in the Marquette Tournament while posting 38 total digs in 14 sets played... led team with 163 kills in SLC matches... tallied 11 double-doubles, 14 matches with at least 10 kills and 15 matches with double figures in digs... finished season with six double-doubles in the final eight matches... collected 13 kills, 13 digs and had season-highs of two assists and three service aces against TCU (9/05)... tallied a season-high 23 digs with 12 kills against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (10/12)... recorded season highs of 25 kills, 74 attempts and equaled a season-best six blocks in the regular season finale against Sam Houston State (11/10)... member of the Capital One/Southland Conference 2007 Commissioner's Fall Academic Honor Roll.

High School
A tremendous two-sport athlete that was a three-year letterwinner in volleyball and basketball at Pflugerville High School... named the District 14-5A outside hitter MVP as a senior... averaged 3.5 kills, 3.8 assists and 3.4 digs a set as a senior... first-team all-district selection as a senior... named the MVP at the Hays Tournament, while earning all-tournament honors at the Temple and Fossil Ridge tournaments... garnered second-team all-district accolades as a junior... named the MVP of the PHS JV team as a freshman... averaged 12.4 points, seven rebounds and 2.3 blocks a game to earn TABC all-region honors in basketball as a junior... named to the Texas Basketball Magazine all-state team as a senior... received the Most Outstanding Offensive Player and Miss Offense in basketball as a junior... named to the Texas Basketball Magazine preseason all-state team as a sophomore... averaged 10 points and six rebounds as a freshman in earning Gatorade Rookie of the Year honors... honorable mention all-state selection by Texas Basketball Magazine as a freshman... four-time academic all-district selection in volleyball and basketball... member of the National Honor Society and Who's Who Among American High School Students... invited to the 2006 Adidas Top 10 All-American Camp... earned all-tournament honors after leading the Austin Junior Volleyball 18 Mizuno club team to a fourth place finish at the USA Junior Olympic Girls Volleyball Championships in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Personal
Daughter of Fonzell and Angela Martin... born Sept. 13, 1989...sister, Cierra Martin, is a sophomore guard/forward for the UTSA women's basketball team... a broadcast communication major at UT Arlington.

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