5-8, Junior, Tr
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
1999: Completed outstanding second season for Seward County Community College in Liberal, Kansas...led the Lady Saints to a 52-2 record and to a No. 6 national ranking...Seward County won the NJCAA Region VI championship and finished fifth at the national tournament...was named First Team Juco All-American, Region VI Most Valuable Player and the Jayhawk Conference Player of the Year ...led SCCC to a perfect 16-0 conference record...coached by Pat Stangle...hit for a .312 percentage on the season and averaged a steady 3.25 kills per game...led the team in defensive digs and service aces...amassed 452 digs in 119 games played, an average of 3.80 per game...aggressive server who dropped-in 120 aces for an average of 1.01 per game...1998: First season at Seward County...helped lead the Lady Saints to the regional championship match and No. 5 national finish...High School/Club Volleyball: Attended Colegio Notre Dame in Rio de Janeiro...gained a great deal of experience playing in the Brazilian club leagues...Personal: Born on January 11, 1977, in Sa Paulo, Brazil...parents are Jos Luiz and Maria Carbone...father is a soccer coach and brother, Rodrigo, is a professional soccer player... exercise science major...favorite hobbies are going to the beach and dancing...full name is Gabriela but prefers the abbreviated nickname "Gabi"...was also recruited by Pacific, South Florida, Central Florida and Georgia State...chose to attend Houston because..."UH has a very good program and is an excellent school."