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Karen Rivatto
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Karen Rivatto

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Porto Alegre, Brazil

High School:
Colegio Nassa Senhora da Gloria

Last College:
Northeastern (Colo.) JC

Height:
5-9

Position:
Outside Hitter

07/10/2013

Missouri State Student-Athletes Honored By MVC

More than 200 MSU student-athletes recognized for academic excellence

04/14/2013

Annual Maroon & White Event Brings Out MSU's Best & Brightest

157 Student-Athletes Honored at 3rd Annual Honors Banquet and Awards Ceremony

04/17/2012

Annual Maroon & White Event Brings Out MSU's Best & Brightest

153 Honored at 2nd Annual Honors Banquet and Awards Ceremony

12/02/2011

Volleyball Falls 3-0 to Pepperdine in NCAA Tournament First Round

11/24/2011

Five Bears Named All-Conference, Brand Freshman of the Year

2011 Second-Team all-MVC
2011 MVC Scholar-Athlete Honorable Mention

2012 (Senior)
• Redshirted her fourth collegiate season to recover from a shoulder injury

2011 (Junior)
• Led Missouri State with 290 kills and a 3.02 per set average her first year on campus to earn second-team all-MVC honors
• Recorded 12 kill-dig double-doubles on the year, compared to just five for all of MSU's opposition combined
• Had 18 matches of at least 10 kills and 18 of at least 10 digs
• Season high of 20 kills at Evansville (10/15) sparked a stretch of eight consecutive matches with 10 or more putaways
• Posted 17 kills and a season-high 17 digs Sept. 8 against a Kansas State team that advanced to the NCAA Tournament round of 16
• Tallied 15 kills against 16th-ranked Oklahoma (8/27), 16 versus No. 12 UNI (10/28) and 13 against Wichita State (10/21) in other notable matches against NCAA squads
• Recorded four consecutive double-doubles from Oct. 15-29
• Averaged 2.75 digs, 3.28 points, 0.32 blocks and 0.25 assists per set for the year
• Honorable mention MVC Scholar-Athlete

Background
• Spent first two collegiate seasons at Northeastern Junior College in Sterling, Colo.
• NJC teams went a combined 69-20 and finished second in the region in both of her seasons. NJC was ranked in the top 10 nationally in 2010 and top 20 in 2009
• First-team all-region both seasons at NJC, earning region player of the year honors as a sophomore and freshman of the year accolades following her rookie season in 2009
• Had 811 kills (4.34/set) on .307 hitting, 62 aces (0.33/set), 555 digs (2.97/set) and 131 blocks (0.71/set) in two junior college seasons

Personal
• Born February 14, 1990, in Porto Alegre, Brazil
• Daughter of Mauricio Passos Rivatto and Ivone Mariza Fernandes Rivatto
• Hospitality and Restaurant Administration major

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