Player of the Week:  April 27, 2015

Each week during the indoor and sand seasons, one player originally reported as a recruit by AVSR Global is named Player of the Week for an exceptional performance.

2015 Sand Week #7:  Anna Budinska

Florida International University
Reported to subscribers in 2009 by AVSR Global.
Home:  Prague, Czech Republic.
5'10" Senior / Graduate Student.
Indoor Position:  Outside Hitter.
See Anna Budinska’s bio at the Florida International website.

Latest Action:

• Budinska is returning this week to the national championships, playing for a different team this year.  She transferred to Florida International last fall after starring at North Florida.
• FIU is seeded third in the eight-team field, behind Southern California and Hawaii.
• Budinska’s partner is Martyna Gluchowicz, also an AVSR Global recruit.  As a pair they own a 12-2 record this year, playing most matches at the No. 2 and 3 flights.
• FIU’s top player is Maryna Samoday, another AVSR Global recruit.
• At North Florida, Budinska twice was sand champion of the Atlantic Sun Conference.  As an indoor player she was North Florida’s best outside hitter.
• Budinska won UNF’s top scholastic award for business students.  She is studying now for a master’s degree in international business.

Excerpt from 2009 AVSR Global report:

“Above all, Anna is a player. … What separates her are her knack for making good choices and her adaptive skills as a six-rotation, old-school gamer. … She’s a sound recruit for LH or RH in mid-Division I and a good bet to keep improving. … Accomplished beach player.”

2015 National Championships Update

Five AVSR Global recruits will compete in this year’s national championship tourney:
Anete Brinke:  Long Beach State U., Latvia.  Reported to subscribers in 2013.
Anna Budinska:  Florida Internat'l U., Czech Republic.  Reported to subscribers in 2009.
Martyna Gluchowicz:  Florida Internat'l U., Poland.  Reported to subscribers in 2011.
Kiri Hirini:  U. of Alabama-Birmingham, New Zealand.  Reported to subscribers in 2009.
Maryna Samoday:  Florida Internat'l U., Ukraine.  Reported to subscribers in 2009.