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Suzy Boulavsky



Journalism/Mass Communication


Boulavsky boasts a 3.97 grade point average as a journalism and mass communication major. She’s had a perfect 4.00 for the last five semesters. Boulavsky earned the department’s Dan Gibbens Outstanding Scholar-Athlete of the Year award for the 2010-11 school year. It’s presented annually to the student-athlete who has achieved the highest level of academic achievement the previous academic year. She has been named to the Dean’s List every semester and became Oklahoma volleyball’s first Academic All-American in 2011 and has previously earned CoSIDA Academic All-District and Academic All-Big 12 honors twice. She is a member of the Public Relations Society of America.


Boulavsky is described by the Oklahoma coaching staff as a wonderful person and teammate. She is trusting, caring and dedicated to her teammates and her school work. She’s made a commitment to be involved in her community. Boulavsky has also put a priority on her school work. Getting average grades is unacceptable for her and she pushes herself to be the best academically and athletically. She is undeterred in doing anything to make herself better and helping the team succeed.


Boulavsky volunteers her time not only in Norman but in her hometown of Houston, Texas. She worked on a home featured on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. In her hometown of Houston, she has worked with the Houston Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) and volunteers her time as an animal servicer. She’s a member of the University of Oklahoma Fellowship of Christian Athletes and volunteers with the organization by speaking at area high schools. She has also volunteered at KinderCare and Camp Crimson, OU’s orientation for new students. Boulavsky has also helped out with the Big Event, a campus-wide community service project and participated as an instructor at free volleyball clinics for area youth.


Boulavsky earned first team All-Big 12 honors in 2010 and is a two-time American Volleyball Coaches Association All-Region honorable mention selection. She earned Big 12 Player of the Week honors once, and was a CVU.com top performer that same week. As a junior, she led the team with 3.45 kills per set, totaling a 25-point rally scoring record-best 445 on the year. She hit .273 on the year, playing from the right side (as a left-hander). Boulavsky averaged 2.36 kills per set during the NCAA championship.