Player of the Week: March 27, 2017

Each week of the spring and fall seasons, one player who was originally reported as a recruit by AVSR Global is named Player of the Week for an exceptional performance.

Spring Week #4: Anna Budinska

Florida International University, Conference USA, NCAA Division I.
Reported to subscribers in 2009 by AVSR Global.
Master's degree from Florida International in 2015.
Home:  Prague, Czech Republic.
Current Team:  VBC Val-de-Travers (Switzerland).
5'10" Outside Hitter.
See Anna Budinska’s bio at the Florida International website.

Last Week:

• Budinska captained Val-de-Travers to two playoff victories in Switzerland's National B League. The wins secured the team’s spot in next year’s league.
• This is Budinska’s second year as a professional in Europe after five years in Florida as a beach and indoor player. Last year she led Austria’s VC Tirol.
• Her first American school was the University of North Florida, where she was two-time beach champion of the Atlantic Sun Conference.
• Budinska won North Florida’s top scholastic award for undergraduate business students. She then transferred to Florida International and earned a master’s degree while competing on the beach.

Excerpt from 2009 AVSR Global report:

“Anna is an old-school gamer with adaptive skills and a knack for making good choices. … She’s a sound recruit for LH or RH and a good bet to keep improving. … Accomplished beach player. … Intelligent and motivated.”