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Becca Refenes
Becca Refenes


Westland, Mich.

High School:
Lutheran Westland




Bearcats Drop Season Finale to RedHawks, 3-1

Cincinnati conclude season with a 12-20 overall record


Four Bearcats Earn BIG EAST Volleyball Honors


Volleyball Sends Off Seniors in Style

Bearcats Sweep Georgetown 3-0 on Senior Night


Refenes Named to BIG EAST Honor Roll


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BIG EAST Championship Tournament

BIG EAST Championship Tournament at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis.

2012 Match-by-Match Stats
2011 Match-by-Match Stats
2010 Match-by-Match Stats
2009 Match-by-Match Stats

Career:Finished her careerranked first in program history with 141 matches played and third with 497 sets played. Also ranked sixth with 409 career block assists and ninth with 465 total blocks.

2012 Season (Senior): Selected to the All-BIG EAST Second Team ... named to the BIG EAST honor roll (10/1) ... appeared in all 32 matches and played in 118 sets ... finished with 265 kills and a 2.25 kills/set clip while hitting .223 ... led the team with 26 service aces ... had 165 digs, 77 blocks and 26 assists ... recorded a career-high 16 digs against Seton Hall (10/7) ... had seven kills, two assists, four aces and four digs during a win over Connecticut in the quarterfinal round of the BIG EAST Championship (11/16) ... produced 10 kills and six digs versus No. 14 Dayton (10/31) ... recorded 16 digs and added 13 kills, three blocks and 2 service aces against Seton Hall (10/7) ... had 14 kills, six digs, four blocks and four service aces at Connecticut (10/12) ... contributed nine kills and eight digs at Xavier (10/3) ... recorded a double-double with 15 kills and 10 digs at USF (9/30) ... hit 14 kills and recorded 10 digs at Pittsburgh (9/28) ... hit 13 kills against Notre Dame (9/21) ... recorded 13 kills, seven digs and six blocks against No. 23 Illinois (9/15) ... registered a .308 attacking percentage against UCF (10-2-26) (9/14) ... had 13 kills against No. 20 Illinios (9/7).

2011 Season (Junior): Played in 37 matches ... posted a total of 24 assists on the season ... led the team in blocks with 150 and recorded a blocks per set average of 1.10 ... finished second on the team in service aces with 36 ... third on the team in kills (276) with a kills per set average of 2.03 ... posted 111 digs ... had three blocks against Northern Iowa (8/27) ... recorded eight blocking assists in the BIG EAST Championship 3-0 win over Notre Dame (11/20) ... had a season high 21 kills against NCAA second round opponent Florida State (12/3) ... had a season-high seven digs in a 3-0 win against Connecticut (9/23) ... tied season high with seven digs in a 3-1 win against Notre Dame (10/1).

2010 Season (Sophomore):Played in all 36 matches ... posted a total of 19 assists on the season ... led the team in blocks with 129 and was second in service aces with 38 ... had 8 blocks in the final game of the season against Illinois (12/4) in the second round of the NCAA Tournament ... recorded a season-high 10 digs in a 3-2 win at Syracuse (11/12) ... posted a season-high 12 kills along with four blocks vs. BIG EAST opponents St. John's (10/1) and Louisville (10/16) ... hit a season-best seven service aces against USF (10/23) ... posted 10 kills, four digs and four blocks vs BIG EAST foeRutgers (9/26) ... recorded 10 kills and six blocks vs. Seton Hall in BIG EAST play (9/24) ... helped the Bearcats offense to a victory over No. 16 Kentucky by posting 11 kills, seven blocks and two service aces (9/7) ... had 10 kills vs. Cal State Northridge (8/28) ... was instrumental in shutting down Northern Colorado with 10 blocks in the season opener (8/27).

2009 Season (Freshman): Helped shut down the USF offense with four blocks in the BIG EAST semifinal round (11/21) ... had five kills and set a career-high with eight digs vs. St. John's (11/15) ... had seven digs vs. Marquette (10/31), before posting a career-best 13 kills vs. Syracuse (11/1) ... knocked down six blocks at Wright State (10/27) ... put together a solid all-around performance with three kills, four blocks, and seven digs versus Louisville (10/23) ... hit six kills in seven attempts without an error and hit .857 against Seton Hall (10/18) ... hit .500 with six kills and had three service aces in her BIG EAST debut at Villanova (9/25) ... posted 10 kills at Western Michigan (9/21) ... named to the Wildcat Classic All-Tournament team ... had a 10 kills vs. Long Island (9/18) and a season-high eight blocks vs. Akron (9/19) at the Wildcat Classic ... notched nine kills and hit a season-best .500 against Western Kentucky (9/15) ... led Cincinnati with five block assists vs. UC-Riverside (8/28) and Arizona State (8/29) ... made first career start vs. UC-Riverside (8/28).

High School: Three-time all-state selection, including two first-team all-Michigan selections during junior and senior seasons ... three-time first-team all-conference selection and two-time team MVP at Lutheran Westland ... also a three-time all-region and a three-time first-team all-Observerland selection ... earned three letters in both basketball and track ... helped Lutheran Westland to three district championships, one regional championship, and finished second in the state during senior season.

Personal: Born June 15, 1990 ... daughter of James and Peggy Refenes ... sister Rachel played volleyball at Ole Miss and Ball State and is an assistant coach at Binghamton, and brother James plays football and ran track and Concordia Nebraska.

Academic Major: Sport Administration.


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