11 Ariana Filho  
Ariana Filho

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Monument, Colo.

High School:
Lewis-Palmer HS

Height:
6-2

Position:
Middle Blocker

Experience:
3L


02/09/2012

Gophers Hold Annual End-of-the-Year Banquet

Wittman was named Most Valuable Player for 2011.

12/09/2011

Gophers Eliminated in Sweet 16

Gophers fall to Iowa State in four

12/09/2011

Gophers Fall in Four to Iowa State to End Season

Minnesota won the first and lost the next three to end the 2011 campaign

12/07/2011

Gopher Volleyball Set to Host NCAA Regional

Minnesota faces Iowa State at 7 p.m. or following Purdue/Florida State tilt

12/07/2011

Gophers Earn 59 Spots on Academic All-Big Ten Teams

Fall Academic All-Big Ten teams boast several Gopher Standouts

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CAREER NOTES: Entered the NCAA Tournament with over 365 career sets played • has a .333 career hitting percentage • named to the Marquette Challenge All-Tournament Team this season.

2011 • SENIOR SEASON: In five sets, recorded eight kills with a .471 hitting percentage, two aces and blocks against USC (8/26) • recorded two kills and seven blocks against Oregon also in five sets (8/27) • had two kills, three digs and three blocks against Texas (9/2) in three sets • had 11 kills, one assist and one dig in a win against Texas (9/3) • registered a career-high .900 hitting percentage with nine kills against Saint Louis (9/9) • also had four blocks (one solo) and one dig in three sets • In five sets, had eight kills, three blocks, two digs and an ace against Kansas (9/10) • recorded six kills with a .500 hitting percentage, four blocks (one solo) and an assist against Middle Tennessee (9/17) • had 18 kills for a .548 hitting percentage against Marquette (9/18) • added six blocks, one dig and one assist en route to being named to the Marquette All-Tournament Team • recorded eight kills, three blocks, one dig and one ace against Illinois (9/23) • against Northwestern (9/25), had eight kills, seven blocks (one solo) and two assists • recorded six blocks (two solo) against Ohio State (9/30) • in five sets against Michigan (10/7), had six kills and a .429 hitting percentage, six blocks one dig and one assist • recorded two kills, two blocks (one solo), one dig and assist in a three game sweep over Michigan State (10/8) • had eight kills for a .375 hitting percentage, six blocks and a dig against Iowa (10/14) • played in five sets against Nebraska (10/15) with four kills, five blocks and one dig • registered 14 kills and a .433 hitting percentage, four blocks (one solo), one dig and one kill assist against Wisconsin (10/19) • against then No. 3 Illinois (10/29), had six kills and a .500 hitting percentage and three blocks in three sets • in five sets against Penn State (11/4) had four kills, one dig and one assist • had eight kills for a .389 hitting percentage, four blocks (one solo) and two digs against Ohio State (11/5) • recorded six kills for a .455 hitting percentage and a block against Michigan State (11/9) • in four sets, had five kills for a .357 hitting percentage, three digs, two blocks and two kill assists against Nebraska (11/16) • tied a career-high 18 kills to go along with five blocks against Iowa (11/19) • registered nine kills for a .368 hitting percentage, two digs, two blocks and two service aces against Wisconsin (11/23) • finished the regular season with seven kills for a .778 hitting percentage and five blocks in a win against Indiana (11/25) • hit .688 and had 11 kills, zero errors in 16 attempts against NDSU in the first round of NCAAs (12/2) • had seven kills (.324), an ace and career high six digs and a team-high five blocks against Washington in the second round (12/3)•in her final match aginst Iowa State (12/() in the Regional Semifinal she racked in nine kills, three aces, one dig, and three blocks.

2010 • JUNIOR SEASON:
Played in 93 of 129 sets on the season • averaged 1.38 kps and finished the season ranked second on the team with a hitting percentage of .303 (128-37-300) • also finished second on the team in blocking percentage with 0.92 blps with has a total of 86 • tallied two kills and two block assists against Denver at the Golden Gopher Invite on Aug. 27 • had one solo block, two block assists, and two digs for the defense against Marquette on Aug. 28, while adding one kill in three attempts to the offense • had two kills, two digs and a solo block against Baylor on Sept. 3 • hit .312 with six kills and assisted in four blocks against No. 22 Northern Iowa on Sept. 4 • added two kills and two digs to the victory over No. 20 Dayton to claim the Diet Coke Classic Championship title • hit .320 (10-2-25) against Delaware on Sept. 11, while also assisting five blocks on the match • had four kills in eight swings and four blocks against Duke in the final match of the Duke Invitational on Sept. 11 • was named to the USD/San Diego State All-Tournament team along with teammate Ashley Wittman • on Sept 17, tallied five kills and seven total blocks against UC Santa Barbara to start off the San Diego State/USD Tournament • hit .615 (8-0-13) against San Diego State on Sept 18 with no hitting errors • had a season-high 14 kills against No. 23 University of San Diego while committing only five errors in 27 attempts and tied a career-high of seven blocks on the evening • was named to the All-Tournament team for her efforts in San Diego • hit seven kills with no errors, while also collecting two block assists, against Michigan State in the Big Ten Conference opener on Sept. 24 • had six kills, two solo blocks, and three block assists against No. 22 Michigan on Sept. 25 • finished with nine kills, two digs, and two blocks against Purdue • had one kill in four swings against Indiana on Oct. 3 • she also set a career-high of eight blocks in the three-set match • finished with 10 kills and a hitting percentage of .500 (10-2-16) on Oct. 6 against Iowa • had seven kills, one service ace and six total blocks against No. 24 Northwestern on Oct. 10 • had two kills and two digs in the match against No. 9 Penn State on Oct. 15 • tallied three kills and two block assists on Oct. 16 against Ohio State • tallied five kills, two digs, and three blocks against No. 6 Illinois on Oct. 22 • had four kills and three blocks against Wisconsin on Oct. 24 • has two kills, one assist, and five blocks against No. 24 Northwestern on Oct. 29 • had one kill and three blocks against Indiana on Nov. 5 • collected five kills, one dig, and two blocks in the win against Purdue on Nov. 6 • hit .500 (5-1-8) with five kills against No. 16 Michigan on Nov. 12, while she also had two blocks • tallied six kills, two digs, and three blocks against Michigan State on Nov. 13 • played in one set against Ohio State on Nov. 26 but did not collect any statistics • saw action in the first set against No. 7 Penn State on Nov. 27 but did not record any numbers.

2009 • SOPHOMORE SEASON:
One of five Golden Gophers to play in every match, and was the only player on the team to play in every set during the 2009 season • hit .455 (11-1-22) with 11 kills and three blocks against No. 22 Kansas State in the AVCA Showcase on Aug. 28 • had 11 kills, seven blocks and hit .474 (11-2-19) against No. 12 Oregon on Sept. 18 • hit .533 (10-2-15) with 10 kills and three blocks against Georgia Tech on Sept. 19 • named to the Pioneer Classic All-Tournament team • tied a school-record for hitting percentage in a single-match as she hit .909 (10-0-11) with 10 kills at Purdue on Oct. 2 • had eight kills and six blocks against Ohio State on Oct. 9 • collected 10 kills and two blocks against eventual national champion Penn State on Oct. 11 • had 11 kills and five blocks at No. 12 Illinois on Oct. 16 • hit .500 (13-2-22) with a career-high 13 kills and six blocks against No. 11 Michigan • tallied a career-high eight blocks at No. 14 Michigan on Nov. 20 • collected eight kills against No. 5 Illinois on Nov. 28 • hit .464 (13-0-28) with 13 kills in 28 swings in the first and second against Louisville and Tennessee in the NCAA Tournament • tallied eight kills and seven blocks against No. 12 Florida State in the NCAA Regional Semifinals on Dec. 11.

2008 • FRESHMAN SEASON:
Played in 12 matches and 23 sets as a freshman • averaged 1.22 kps (28 kills), had a .261 (28-10-69) hitting percentage and tallied 0.74 blps (17) • had two kills in two swings in her collegiate debut against Texas A&M on Aug. 30 • collected four kills and three blocks against Winthrop on Sept. 20 • recorded two blocks at Purdue on Oct. 4 • tallied two kills and three blocks against No. 1 Penn State on Oct. 31 • collected career-highs in kills (14) and blocks (4), and hit .385 (14-4-26) at Iowa on Nov. 26.

CLUB BALL:
Played for the Front Range Volleyball Club • helped guide 18-1's team to a No. 12 national ranking • as a member of the 16-1s team she helped the club to a runner-up finish in the AAU Championship and a fifth place finish in the Junior Olympics • competed for the U.S. Young National Training team in the summer of 2007, and was part of the High Performance National team the previous summer.

HIGH SCHOOL:
Graduated from Lewis Palmer High School in 2008 • she was the 24th-ranked high school senior in this year's class according to prepvolleyball.com • was named All-Conference, and was Academic All-State in 2006 and 2007 • the team ended up finishing fifth in the 5A State Tournament in each of her three years with the program • as a senior, she was the 5A State leader in blocks • also helped lead her team to a District Championship in 2005.

PERSONAL:
Born June 18, 1990 • is majoring in Child Pscyhology • Daughter of Pamela and Eddie Filho • her family provided foster care since the time she was born, which led to the adoption of six of her siblings • is the second-youngest of 10 children in her family • has siblings Charlette (32), Alicia (31), Michelle (30), Leticia (25), Shelly (24), Travis (23), David (23), Heather (21), and B.C. (18).