Barbara Freitas
Barbara  Freitas


Belo Horizonte, Brazil

High School:
Batista Mineiro HS

Last College:
Western Nebraska CC


Middle Blocker/Outside Hitter



2007 (Junior)
Played in 23 of 28 matches with six starts ... finished the season with 45 kills on 120 attempts ... added 53 digs and 39 blocks ... saw her first action in a Cougar uniform against Kansas State (Aug. 28) ... played in two of three games against Texas (Aug. 31) ... saw action in six straight games (Sept. 5-13) ... registered three kills and three digs against Southern Miss (Sept. 23) ... slapped three kills against Rice (Sept. 27) ... slammed four kills against Tulane, including two digs (Oct. 12) ... notched five kills against UTEP (Oct. 14) ... set a career-high with nine kills against Memphis, adding four digs (Oct. 21) ... her nine kills against the Tigers was the third highest total on the team ... followed that up with three kills against ECU (Oct. 26) ... finished with four kills and four digs against UTEP (Nov. 2) ... ended the season with at least one kill in three of the final four matches ... slammed three kills and three digs against Tulane (Nov. 4) ... added a kill against Southern Miss in the first round of the C-USA Championship (Nov. 15).

Before Houston
Played one season under Chris Green at Western Nebraska Community College ... team went 56-2 and was NJCAA National Runner-Up in 2006 ... smacked 262 kills on a .420 attack percentage and notched 128 blocks ... knocked double-digit kills in four matches, including a season-high 17 against NJC (Oct. 10) ... recorded five or more blocks in nine matches, including a season-best eight blocks against Seward (Oct. 13).

High school
Played high school volleyball at Batista Mineiro under Marcelo Melo in Brazil.

Daughter of Fernando Freitas and Debora Vieira ... born on Jan. 9, 1986 ... majoring in hotel and restaurant management.

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