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Bozena Culo


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In her second season with the Seminoles, Culo provided support in six rotations, picking up 68 kills, 25 assists and 13 total blocks (one solo) to assist the front row … In the back row, Culo acted as a primary serve receiver and picked up 280 digs and 9 service aces … Her 280 digs ranked third on the team … She started off the season setting three career-high records at the Hampton Inn & Suites Waco North Baylor Invitational, with 11 kills against Illinois State, 45 total attacks and 13 digs against UCSB … Notched two double-doubles with 11 kills and 12 digs against Illinois State and 10 kills and 13 digs against UCSB on the same day … Supported the defense with a career-high 15 digs in FSU’s five-set win over Auburn … Recorded a career-high three service aces to help the team take down Virginia Tech in its conference-opening weekend… Stepped up as the starting outside hitter against Duke and played one of the best matches of her career, leading the offense with 39 total attacks and picking up three career high records with 14 kills, 17 digs and 5 total blocks for her third double-double of the season … Beat her career high in digs in the next match, picking up 19 against Notre Dame … Led the team in digs against NC State with 18 … Hit a perfect 3-for-3 and added on 6 digs and 2 assists in FSU’s sweep over Clemson … Earned 12 digs and 18 total attacks in FSU’s NCAA Tournament match against Washington State.

FRESHMAN (2016):

One of four newcomers on the Florida State roster … wrapped up her freshman season by ranking among the top five in digs (116-5th) at a clip of 1.30 digs/set … posted the fifth-most service aces (13) of any player on the roster … appeared in 50 sets during ACC play, contributing the fifth-most digs 78 while averaging 1.56 digs/set … kept ACC opposition off-balance with the fifth-most service aces (11) of any Seminole … launched her Florida State career at UCF (Aug. 27), finishing with two digs, one assist and one service ace … recorded her first collegiate kill to go along with a season-high five digs in the Seminoles’ five-set win over Alabama (Sept. 2) … played all three sets for the Seminoles against Little Rock (Sept. 9) and finished with two kills and three digs, helping the Noles sweep the Home2Suites by Hilton Tallahassee Seminole Tournament … saw action in all four sets of the Seminoles’ match with Florida (Sept. 14), emerging with a season-high 10 digs and two kills … followed performance that by garnering her first collegiate start at LSU (Sept. 18) where she contributed three digs … contributed four digs and two service aces in back-to-back matches against Miami (Sept. 23) and Louisville (Sept. 25) … enjoyed a solid outing against Syracuse (Sept. 30) as she finished with six digs … came off the bench to finish with three digs at North Carolina (Oct. 7) and five digs at NC State (Oct. 9) as she has now recorded at least three digs in her last nine matches … contributed eight digs and one service ace as the Seminoles downed Virginia Tech (Oct. 14) for their sixth home win of the season … wrapped up a solid weekend with seven digs and one service ace against Pittsburgh (Oct. 16) … tallied nine digs and one service ace in a sweep of Virginia (Oct. 21) as the Seminoles picked up their fifth road win of the season … emerged with eight digs and two service aces as Florida State downed Louisville (Oct. 28) in four sets … notched at least three digs for the 15th straight match as she came through with seven digs at Notre Dame (Oct. 30) … enjoyed a solid defensive effort as she came through with nine digs against NC State (Nov. 4) … saw limited action in Florida State’s four-set win over Clemson (Nov. 23), recording one kill in one set … played four sets versus Cincinnati (Dec. 2) in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament, closing with nine digs … contributed two digs in Florida State’s five-set victory over Florida (Dec. 3) as the Seminoles advanced to the Sweet 16 against Wisconsin.


Made multiple appearances in the National Championships over the course of her career … since the 2011 season, when her team captured third place at the U14 National Championship, she has earned four first place finishes at the U18 National Championships (2012; 2014—Senior National Cup; 2015—U18 National Championship; 2015—Senior National Cup) … garnered multiple individual awards including best junior receiver (2015), Most Valuable Player of Senior National Cup (2014), Most Valuable Player of Junior National Championship (2014) and best attacker of Regional Championship (2013).


Born on January 22, 1997 … daughter of Marijana and Jure Culo … majoring in pre-biology and science.