Blue Demons honored for a 3.0 GPA or higher in 2012-13 academic year
Five DePaul student-athletes receive multiple awards for 2012-13 season
Junior transfer caps prolific first season in Lincoln Park by becoming DePaul's first-ever All-BIG EAST volleyball selection
Junior OH led DePaul to its first 2-0 conference weekend since joining the BIG EAST
Blue Demons will tie program record for BIG EAST wins with one victory
2012 (Junior): Appeared in 28 matches with 27 starts on the outside in a landmark first year in Lincoln Park... received All-BIG EAST Second Team honors, becoming the first DePaul volleyball student-athlete to receive the award in the BIG EAST... named to BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll twice (September 17 and November 12), becoming the first DePaul volleyball student-athlete to achieve the recognition since Sarah Cullen on October 13, 2008... named to All-Tournament Teams at the First State Skyhawk Invitational, Chicago Classic and Loyola Rambler Challenge... for the season, Zapryanova led DePaul in kills (350), kills per set (3.24), service aces (30), total attempts (1,013) and points (405.5)... she played in 108 of 109 sets while ranking third on the team in digs... posted the most kills in a match by a Blue Demon in 2012 with 22 against South Florida on Oct. 26... paced the team with eight double-double performances...
2011 (RS Sophomore at Auburn): Played in 29 of 30 matches, making 18 starts ... Competed in 90 sets on the year ... Tied for fourth on the team with 130 kills ... Recorded 10 digs and three blocks vs. North Carolina (8/26) ... Had eight kills, nine digs and .353 hitting percentage in win over Boston College (8/27) ... Named to Active Ankle Challenge All-Tournament Team ... Eight kills on 20 attacks vs. Alabama A&M (8/30) ... First career double-double vs. Austin Peay (9/3) with 12 kills and 13 digs - both career-highs ... Also hit .455 in APSU match ... Led team with eight digs vs. Oklahoma ... Posted 11 kills on 22 attacks with just one error (.455) in win over Alabama (9/23) ... Matched career-high with 12 kills vs. Kentucky (10/23).
2010 (RS Freshman at Auburn): Played in 17 matches and 38 sets as a redshirt freshman ... First collegiate match came against LSU (Sept. 17) ... Earned one start against Ole Miss (Nov. 14) ... Had two service aces and three attacks in three-set win over Alabama (Oct. 3) ... Recorded a career-best nine digs at Kentucky (Oct. 31) ... Had a season-best three kills on eight attempts in the three-set win over South Carolina (Nov. 5) ... Had six digs in NCAA Second Round match at Nebraska (Dec. 3).
2009 (Freshman at Auburn): Earned a redshirt.
High School: Member of the six-time national high school championship team Victor Hugo ... Named Most Valuable Player during the 2006 national championship tournament ... Played for the "Zvezdi 94" club team that won the 2006 national title ... Team took third at the national meet from 2007-2009.
Personal: Full Name is Vesela Minkova Zapryanova ... Daughter of Simona and Minko ... Both her parents played sports in college ... has a nine-year-old sister.
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