Honors at Houston
2005-06 Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll
2004-05 Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll
2003-04 Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll
2005 Season (Senior)
Piva has been primarily used as a passer during the 2005 campaign ... one of nine Cougars to average over a dig per game ... totaled double-digit digs in three matches ... made season debut after missing the entire 2004 season against Sacramento State (Sept. 4) ... nailed seven kills and picked up five digs against the Hornets ... added two service aces and eight digs against Florida State (Sept. 10) ... picked up 11 digs against College of Charleston (Sept. 17) ... sparked a game three comeback against SMU (Oct. 7) with two kills, two assists and five digs ... slapped nine kills against UTEP (Oct. 30) ... notched season-bests popping 11 kills and 12 digs at Texas State (Nov. 8) ... powered home seven kills and picked up 11 digs at Rice (Nov. 10) ... picked up nine digs and season-best three blocks in C-USA Quarterfinals against SMU (Nov. 18).
Injured (Medical Redshirt)
2003 Season (Junior)
One of Houston's most consistent players, appearing in all 32 matches and making 31 starts in her first season as a Cougar ... was in the top 3 in kills, digs blocks, assists and service aces ... elected teams Most Valuable Player by teammates ... collected 20 total double-doubles (19 kill/dig double-doubles and one kills/block double-double)... averaged a double-double in the Conference USA Tournament (19.3 kills and 17.3 digs)... picked up 22 kills and 17 digs in upset of Cincinnati (Nov. 22) in the C-USA Tournament ... pounded out a season-high 26 kills while digging 17 balls against USF (Nov. 21) ... collected 24 kills and 12 digs against USF (Oct. 25) ... had best all-around game as a Cougar against Ole Miss (Sept. 19), picking up 15 kills and 10 blocks while digging nine balls.
Spent the 2001 and 2002 seasons at Arizona Western College in Yuma ... as a sophomore, led team to a 35-7 overall and 17-1 league record and a seventh place finish in the 2002 NJCAA championships ... a First-Team All-ACCAC, All-Region I and All-America NJCAA selection in 2001 and 2002 ... named the 2002 ACCAC Player of the Year ... averaged 4.06 kills, 4.03 digs and 1.26 blocks per game in 2002 ... posted a career-high 21 kills and .913 hitting percentage against Phoenix ... head coach James Finley honored as 2002 District A/Division I Coach of the Year.
Attended Colégio Consul Carlos Renaux in Brusque, Brazil, and graduated in 2000 ... also participated in track and field.
Daughter of Maria Marlene Boos and Dirceu Piva ... born on May 11, 1983 ... majoring in nutrition ... favorite hobbies are relaxing and going to the beach ... also recruited by Montana State, San Jose State, San Diego State and Texas Tech.