Denver University has made a big splash in the recruiting market in former Seattle outside hitter/pin-player Katarina Marinkovic, who also is in the Serbian National Team system. Marinkovic will be a junior in the fall with two years left of play.
In her two seasons with Seattle, Marinkovic totaled 686 kills on a .212 hitting percentage, 385 digs, 90 blocks and 65 aces. Additionally, for her performance she was named to the All-WAC First Team in 2017 after she was WAC Freshman of the Year and WAC All-Freshman Team in 2016.
In her most recent season as an all-conference player, Marinkovic logged 361 kills (3.61 per set) on a .199 clip, 208 digs (2.08 per set), 52 blocks (0.52 per set) and 21 aces (0.21 per set). Her season-high of 23 kills came against Bowling Green with 15 digs coming against Utah Valley.
The 6’2″ pin player from Belgrade, Serbia attended Radnicki Beograd in her prep career. She has been a member of the Serbian National Team for four years including a Women’s U20 World Championship in 2015 as a wing-spiker.
The addition of Marinkovic gives Denver five outside hitters for their current 2018 roster. It’s also the third transfer splash for the Pioneers with former Colorado right side/setter Taylor Joachim and former McHenry County College outside hitter/right side Katie Mahoney joining the team as well.
Denver finished the 2017 season at 23-6 overall and 12-2 as a member of the Summit League.