5 Liga Strautniece
5 Liga Strautniece
Height: 6-0
Year: R-Jr.
Hometown: Riga, Latvia
High School: Rigas Anglu Gimmazija
Position: OH
Major: Advertising and Public Relations

R-Sophomore (2013): Played in 25 sets starting 20… finished third on the teams in kills with 198 while second in kills per set with 2.68… hit season-highs in kills against Alabama-Huntsville (10/19) and Palm Beach Atlantic (10/26) with 17… also had 13 digs versus Palm Beach Atlantic and 11 against Alabama-Huntsville for double-doubles… had a season-best 16 digs against West Alabama (10/19) and Eckerd (11/1)… recorded 15 kills against West Alabama and 13 kills versus Eckerd for double-doubles… recorded a double-double against Nova Southeastern recording 14 kills and 12 digs (11/12)

Prior to Lynn: Played volleyball her freshman year and was a member of the inaugural FGCU beach volleyball squad at Division I Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, Fla.,…while at FGCU the Eagles won the 2012-13 Atlantic Sun Conference Regular Season Title…garnered A-Sun All-Academic Honors as a freshman…appeared in 23 sets and 14 matches as a freshman before watching her sophomore season from the sidelines as a redshirt… she was a member of the 2012-13 Deans List and made the President’s List from 2011-2012…

High School: Attended Rigas Anglu Gimmazija, where she was named the 2010 Athlete of the Year… played three years of varsity volleyball and was also a member of the basketball team… played seven years club volleyball for Marupe and RVS... was a member for the Latvian Junior National Team where she played in many international tournaments….

Personal: Born August 16, 1992… daughter of Inara and Gunars Strautniece… has one sister, Elina, who graduated from the University of South Alabama where she played DI volleyball… advertising and public relations major…lists beach volleyball as her favorite sport and Martins Plavins as her favorite athlete… in her free time she enjoys reading, traveling, trying new things and spending time with her friends and family… lives by the quote “Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but the moments that take our breath away.”