Duquesne Signs Juco Center Diana Voynova

PITTSBURGH - Duquesne University head women's basketball coach Suzie McConnell-Serio has announced the signing of 6-3 center Diana Voynova (Pernik, Bulgaria /Indianola (Miss.) Academy / Jefferson (Mo.) College) to a National Letter of Intent.

Voynova led Jefferson College to the National Junior College Athletic Association championship game while posting a 34-1 overall record and a #1 national ranking this past season. A 2009 NJCAA Region XVI All-Conference Honorable Mention member, Voynova averaged 6.0 points and 5.7 rebounds per game as a sophomore. In her two years with the Vikings, the team compiled a 66-4 record and back-to-back regional championships. She will have two years of eligibility at Duquesne.

"We are excited to have Diana join our Duquesne family," said head coach Suzie McConnell-Serio. "We believe that she will bring us much needed size, solid offensive skills and a winning mentality. Being a starter for a program that was 66-4 in the last two years as well as an Academic All-American makes her a perfect fit for our program."

While at Indianola under coach Ed Waldrup, Voynova was the Mississippi Private School Association most valuable player while leading the Lady Colonels to a district championship in 2007.

An Academic All-American who graduated from Jefferson Magna Cum Laude, Voynova intends on majoring in international business.

She is the fourth member of the 2009-10 Duquesne women's basketball recruiting class joining Jocelyn Floyd, Ahjah Hall and Carly Vendemia who signed in November.


DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY BASKETBALL
2009-10 RECRUITING CLASS

Name Pos. Ht. Cl. PPG RPG Hometown / High School / Last School
Jocelyn Floyd G 5-8 Fr. 20.8 9.5 Washington, Pa. / Washington
Ahjah Hall G 5-9 Fr. 9.0 10.0 Bowie, Md. / Eleanor Roosevelt
Carly Vendemia C 6-1 Fr. 24.5 14.0 Beaver, Pa. / Beaver
Diana Voynova C 6-3 Jr. 6.0 5.7 Pernik, Bulgaria / Indianola (Miss.) Academy / Jefferson (Mo.) College

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