8 Gina Finke
8 Gina Finke
Height: 6-0
Year: So.
Hometown: Naperville, Ill.
High School: Benet Academy
Position: OH

2011: Appeared in 67 sets and all 25 matches…Had three assists and three digs in a victory at Columbia on Oct. 28…Recorded at least one dig in 16 matches…Tallied a kill in a win over Harvard on Oct. 8…Posted two service aces in a victory at Cornell on Oct. 29.

2010: Appeared in 54 sets...Collected a personal season-best six digs in three straight matches during the Ivy League season from Oct. 9-Oct. 16...Posted two kills and added two assists at Princeton on Oct. 9...Had two service aces in a win over Cornell on Oct. 15.

Before Yale: Honorable mention all-state selection as a senior at Benet Academy… Named to the All-Area team for Dupage County… Earned a spot on the Chicago Tribune’s 20 Players To Watch list… 2009 team captain… Three-year team captain with the Sports Performance Volleyball Club… Claimed AAU 16’s All-America honors… Helped her team place as high as fifth at Junior Olympics… Her Sports Performance 18 Red team won the 18 Club title at the 2009 JVDA National Championships.

Appleman on Finke: “In addition to being one of the best ball-handlers I have ever recruited. Gina has been a captain at every level of play. Her leadership ability will be a huge asset to our young team.”

Four Questions for Gina:

1.     Favorite New Haven restaurant? FroyoWorld

2.     Why Yale? Because the school offers so much, including a great education with a diverse group of amazing people.

3.     Worst pizza topping? Olives

4.     Best part of volleyball? Working as a team to accomplish one goal.