Markovic led Texas at Brownsville, ranked No. 4 in the Tachikara-NAIA Volleyball Coaches’ Preseason Top 25 Poll, to a 4-0 record at the Quality Inn Classic, hosted by Columbia (Mo.) Sept. 2 - 3. She notched 15 kills and six digs in Texas at Brownsville’s 3-1 victory over No. 2 Columbia on Sept. 2. In total, Markovic posted 53 kills, 28 digs and a .383 attack percentage in the Scorpions four matches. For her efforts, she was named the event’s Most Valuable Player.
Markovic, a 5-11 sophomore from Subotica, Serbia, leads undefeated Texas at Brownsville (8-0) in kills with 94. She was a First-Team Tachikara-NAIA All-American last season as a freshman.
The next Player of the Week announcement will be on Sept. 13.
Nominees: Katie Flock, Viterbo (Wis.); Jodi Grandholm, Cornerstone (Mich.); Alyssa Schrag, Bethel (Kan.); Natalia Oliveira, Southern Nazarene (Okla.); Yiting Cao, Spring Hill (Ala.); Kaley Lyons, Evangel (Mo.); Emily Max, Doane (Neb.); Taylor Reuther, Xavier (La.); Andrea Taylor, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.); Lindsay Ibold, Asbury (Ky.); Karina Ramos, Union (Ky.); Jordan Holcomb, Embry-Riddle (Fla.); Vanessa Lawrenz, Park (Mo.); Thaise Vieira, Bethel (Tenn.); Allyse Cruise, Montana Tech; Lindsey Oberacker, Point Park (Pa.); Desiree Aramburu, Saint Xavier (Ill.); Tabitha Henken, Point Loma Nazarene (Calif.); Kate Denlinger, Indiana Wesleyan; Jordan Broady, Bellevue (Neb.).
2011 Composite Award Winners
Week 1: Danica Markovic, Texas at Brownsville