Player of the Week: April 25, 2016

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

Spring Week #8: Anna Budinska

University of North Florida / Florida International University.
Graduated with a master’s degree from Florida International in 2015.
Reported to subscribers in 2009 by AVSR Global.
Current Team:  VC Tirol (Innsbruck, Austria).  Website and Facebook page.
Home:  Prague, Czech Republic.
5'10" Outside Hitter.
See Anna Budinska’s bio at the Florida International University website.

Last Week:

• Budinska led VC Tirol into the championship final series of Austria's Bundesliga.
• She's in her first year as a professional player after five years as a beach and indoor player at the University of North Florida and Florida International University.
• Budinska is VC Tirol’s captain and its top passer-hitter. She has paced the Innsbruck club to its first-ever appearance in the Bundesliga finals.
• VC Tirol lost the opening match to traditional power SVS Post in Vienna. The best-of-three series moves to Innsbruck this Wednesday.
• At North Florida, Budinska was two-time beach champion of the Atlantic Sun Conference.
• Budinska won North Florida’s top scholastic award for undergraduate business students. At Florida International she earned 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 an old-school gamer. … She’s a sound recruit for LH or RH and a good bet to keep improving. … Accomplished beach player. … Intelligent, motivated achiever.”