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  Cynthia Barboza
Cynthia Barboza

Player Profile

Long Beach, Calif.

High School:
Long Beach Wilson


Outside Hitter

Political Science

Coach Dunning on Cynthia Barboza: "Cynthia is one of the most complete players in the collegiate game right now, and, without a doubt, her exceptional all-around abilities will be huge keys to our success this year. Her continued experience with the national team over the spring and summer has pushed her game to a whole new level, and, as a senior leader, we will look to her to raise the bar for our entire team this season."

As a Senior in 2008: A 2008 AVCA First-Team All-American ... a 2008 Volleyball Magazine First-Team All-American ... a 2008 All-Pacific Region pick ... an All-Pac-10 Team selection ... named the 2008 Pac-10/Toyo Tires Scholar-Athlete of the Year for volleyball ... an ESPN The Magazine/Cosida First-Team Academic All-American, one of only two returning AVCA All-Americans to be honored on the first team ... also named to the District VIII All-Academic First Team ... appeared in all 118 sets for Stanford as a starting outside hitter ... second on the team with 412 kills (3.49 kps) ... finished among the Pac-10 leaders in kills (7th) and points (8th) ... led the team with 24 service aces and ranked second with 358 digs (3.03 dps) ... also had 47 blocks on the year ... led the squad with 16 double-doubles ... recorded double-figures in 25 of the team's 35 matches, including 15 of the last 18 ... posted double-figure digs on 17 occasions ... hit above .400 eight times, including a season-best .545 mark against Oregon (9/27) ... earned her first double-double of the year with 18 kills and 14 digs in the team's win over Texas at the AVCA Showcase (8/31) ... also had preseason double-doubles against Saint Louis (12 kills, 13 digs) and UC Santa Barbara (10 kills, 14 digs) ... named to the all-tournament team at two of Stanford's preseason tournaments - the Stanford Invitational and the prestigious AVCA Showcase ... ripped 20 kills at Cal Poly (9/20) in her first of three 20-kill performances on the year, while also turning in 12 digs and hitting .462 (20-2-39) ... the seventh Stanford player since 1986 to record both 1,000 career kills and 1,000 career digs, nabbing her 1,000th dig on Oct. 3 at Washington State ... turned in 11 kills and 17 digs at USC (10/24) ... hit .405 and posted 20 kills and 22 digs against UCLA (10/26), marking a career high for digs and the first time in her career she has broken 20 in both categories in the same match ... 10/27 Pac-10 Player of the Week for her efforts in Los Angeles ... also the 11/17 Pac-10 Player of the Week after recording 13 kills, 18 digs and hitting .419 in the team's win over Cal (11/14) ... recorded her 1,500th career kill at Arizona (11/8) ... matched a career high with 22 digs in the team's second meeting with UCLA (11/22), while also adding 14 kills ... turned in a season-high 21 kills at Oregon (11/26) while hitting .409 (21-3-44), her third 20+ kill performance of the year ... picked up a season-high four blocks against New Mexico State (9/11) and at Cal (11/14) ... recorded a season-high three aces against USC (11/21) ... led the squad with 15 kills on .467 hitting (15-1-30) in its NCAA Second Round win over Long Beach State (12/6) ... led Stanford's 0-2 comeback in the NCAA Semifinal against Texas (12/18), pounding 19 kills and notching 16 digs ... added 11 kills and 15 digs in the national championship match against Penn State (12/20) ... named to the NCAA Final Four All-Tournament Team for the second time in her career ... received Pac-10 All-Academic Honorable Mention for the third straight year ... an alternate for both the 2004 and 2008 Olympic teams ... finished ninth all-time at Stanford in kills (1,639), sixth in digs (1,241) and ninth in service aces (115) ... a finalist for the AAU Sullivan Award.

2008 Match-By-Match Statistics

As a Junior in 2007: A first-team AVCA All-American ... a first-team Volleyball Magazine All-American ... an All-Pacific Region Team selection ... earned a spot on the All-Pac-10 Team ... appeared in 117 games as a starting outside hitter and accumulated 467 kills (3.99 kpg) ... led the team with 32 service aces ... second on the team with 3.25 digs per game ... hit .281 on the year and tallied 44 blocks ... led the team with a career-best 20 double-doubles on the year ... recorded double-figure kills in 29 matches, and double-figure digs in 20 of those ... hit above .400 on seven occasions ... hit .484 and led the squad with 18 kills and her first double-double in the season-opener at Long Beach State (8/25) ... added 17 kills and 14 digs in a win at Minnesota (9/1) ... tallied 32 kills at the Diet Coke Classic and was named the tournament's MVP ... recorded a season-high 22 kills against BYU at the Stanford Invitational (9/8) ... recorded double-doubles in all three matches to lead the Cardinal to the Stanford Invitational title ... earned all-tournament team honors for her efforts ... posted a career-best five service aces against Delaware State (9/14) ... added another double-double with 21 kills and 10 digs in the team's win over Penn State at the Yale Classic (9/15) ... named the Yale Classic MVP for her weekend's work ... tallied 35 kills on the trip to Oregon, while hitting above .400 in both matches ... hit .486 against Oregon State (10/4) ... named Pac-10 and AVCA National Player of the Week for her performance (10/8) ... posted 20 kills, including the 1,000th of her career against Washington (10/12) ... turned in 18 kills at USC (10/27) ... tallied 20 kills and 11 digs in the team's win over Cal to clinch the Pac-10 Championship (11/23) ... recorded a season-high 18 digs on four occasions, with top defensive performances against Cal (9/21), UCLA (10/26), Washington (11/8) and UCLA in the regional final (12/8) ... notched a season-high five blocks at UCLA (10/26) ... recorded 16 kills and hit .467 in the team's NCAA Second Round win over Sacramento State ... slammed 21 kills and registered a season-high 18 digs in the team's four-game win over UCLA in the regional final ... added 17 kills and 15 digs in the national semifinal win over USC (12/13) ... hit .342 with 16 kills and 12 digs in the NCAA Championship match (12/15) ... named to the ESPN Academic All-America Second Team and the District VIII First Team ... earned Pac-10 All-Academic Honorable Mention.

2007 Match-By-Match Statistics

As a Sophomore in 2006: An AVCA and Volleyball Magazine first-team All-American ... named to the 2006 All-Pac-10 Team ... an AVCA All-Pacific Region First Team honoree ... selected as the Pac-10 Player of the Week on September 10 for her performances at the Waikiki Beach Marriott Challenge ... played in 110 of 111 games ... led the team with 463 kills and 4.21 kills per game ... also led the team with 48 service aces (0.44 per game) ... third on the team with 329 digs and fourth with 76 total blocks ... collected double-digit kills in 29 of Stanford's 34 matches ... tallied a season-high 25 kills at Washington (9/22) as she hit .345 ... also had 21 kills at UCLA (10/13) and 20 versus Oregon State (10/19) in back-to-back wins ... recorded a season-high 69 attempts at UCLA (10/13) ... hit a career-high .632 against Fairfield (9/8) in the Waikiki Beach Marriott Challenge ... hit .400 or above on seven occasions ... collected four aces at Hawaii (9/9) ... put up six blocks against Oregon (10/20) with four block solos ... led the Cardinal with 18 kills, a career-high seven blocks, 11 digs and a season-high four aces in the regional final against Texas (12/9) to advance to the Final Four ... in the NCAA Second Round, tallied 18 kills and 20 digs in the Cardinal's five-game win over Missouri (12/3) ... also notched a career-high 20 digs in Stanford's four-game win over UCLA (11/11) at home ... named the Stanford Invitational Co-Most Outstanding Player, the Waikiki Beach Marriott Challenge Most Outstanding Player and a member of the BYU All-Tournament Team ... also earned Pac-10 All-Academic Honorable Mention ... earned Stanford's Block 'S' Outstanding Sophomore Award.

2006 Match-By-Match Statistics

As a Freshman in 2005: Tore her ACL and was sidelined for the final 11 matches of the season ... had started all 21 matches (66 games) prior to the injury ... at the time of her injury led the Pac-10 in kills (297) and was third in kills per game (4.50) ... second on the team in hitting percentage (.306) ... third on the team with 297 kills and fifth with 174 digs ... produced a hitting percentage of .450 or better in four matches, and produced double-digit kills in 15 of the team's 21 season matches ... hit a season-high .522 with 13 kills at New Hampshire (9/6) ... tallied a career-high 26 kills in the Pac-10 opener against USC (9/23) ... collected six double-doubles ... named to the all-tournament team at the AVCA Showcase and the Stanford Invitational.

High School: A 2005 graduate of Long Beach Wilson High School ... named the 2004 and 2005 Gatorade National High School Player of the Year ... the 2004 High School Player of the Year by Volleyball Magazine, All-CIF (Southern Section) Division I-AA co-MVP, and a four-time first-team All-CIF honoree ... in 2004, averaged 18.3 kills, 1.57 blocks and two aces per match ... hit .537 for the season, compiling 14 matches with an attack efficiency greater than .650 and four matches in which she hit better than .800 ... best effort of the season (.840) came against state champion Mira Costa ... four-year letterwinner and captain of the team during her junior and senior seasons ... finished high school career with 2,145 kills, 349 blocks and 152 aces ... in 2004, was named the Gatorade National Volleyball Player of the Year for a second consecutive season, the first volleyball player to achieve that feat ... in 2003, she recorded 550 kills, 46 blocks and 38 service aces ... the 2002 National Sophomore of the Year by Student Sports Magazine and the 2001 National Freshman of the Year by the same publication.

Club Competition: Played for Club Long Beach.

National Team Experience: Spent the spring in Colorado Springs as a member of the U.S. National Training Team ... a 2008 Olympic alternate ... competed with the team at the 2008 FIVB World Grand Prix ... started for the team at the 2008 Pan Am Cup in Mexico, leading the team to a fifth-place finish ... a starter for the U.S. at the 2007 Pan Am Games, leading the team to a bronze medal ... started for the U.S. at the 2007 Pan Am Cup and played at the 2005 Pan Am Cup ... earned a bronze medal as the youngest member of the U.S. Women's National Training Team at the 2003 Pan American Games in the Dominican Republic ... placed fifth at the 2004 Under-18 World Beach Championship in Termoli, Italy ... was the only high school player invited to train with the U.S. National Team in preparation for the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, and was the first alternate.

Personal: Daughter of Jane and Robert Barboza ... brother, David, attended UCLA ... majoring in political science ... full name is Cynthia Jane Barboza.

Barboza's Career Statistics


Barboza's Career Highs

Kills 26 vs. USC (9/23/05)
Attempts 69 at UCLA (10/13/06)
Aces 5 vs. Delaware State (9/14/07)
Digs 22, 2X, last vs. UCLA (11/22/08)
Assists 3, 2X, last vs. Oregon State (11/2/07)
Blocks 7 at Texas (12/9/06)
Hitting Percentage .632 (12-0-19) vs. Fairfield (9/8/06)

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