Jillian Kufta
Jillian Kufta


West Chicago, Ill.

High School:
West Chicago


Defensive Specialist

Club Team:
Sports Performance

2005: Appeared in 88 games for UIC in 2005...picked up a season-high 14 digs versus UW-Milwaukee on Oct. 22...recorded one assist on six occasions...helped the Flames to a three-game sweep over Chicago State on Oct. 4 with 11 digs...picked up two service aces four times...posted ten digs against UW-Green Bay on Oct. 21...recorded six double digit dig games on the season...garnered 11 digs versus Rice on Sept. 16...picked up 13 digs in UIC's season opener against Northern Illinois...posted eight digs in a five-game victory over Denver on Sept. 3....totaled 16 service aces and 146 digs on the season.

2004: Appeared in 118 out of 120 games for the Flames and finished with a career-best 258 digs...garnered a career-best, three service aces in a three-game sweep of Tennessee State on September 3rd...notched her first career-kill against Alabama A&M on September 4th...led UIC with eight digs against Memphis on September 4th...picked up a career-high 18 digs in a five-game triumph over DePaul on September 10th...led UIC with 11 digs against Loyola on September 11th...topped UIC with 14 digs against Northwestern on September 11th...had 15 digs and three service aces in a five-game victory over Chicago State on September 14th...totaled a team-high 13 digs against UL-Lafayette on September 17th...earned a team-best 10 digs against Ole Miss on September 17th...picked up 10 digs in a four-game win over Youngstown State on September 24th...tied a career-high with three service aces against Cleveland State on October 22nd...totaled 11 digs in a five-game win over Youngstown State on October 23rd...tabbed 11 digs in a four-game win over Wright State on November 12th.

2003: Competed primarily at libero for the Flames...finished with 111 digs on the campaign...posted seven digs against Central Michigan on August 30th...had 10 digs against Mississippi on September 5th...had a season-best 16 digs against Wright State on September 26th...posted a team-best 12 digs against Butler on September 27th...recorded a season-high two service aces against Loyola on October 17th...notched 12 digs in a five-game loss against Loyola on November 14th.

Prep/Personal: Four-year letterwinner for West Chicago H.S...served as the team's defensive specialist...earned Academic All-Conference honors...turned in a solid performance against Wheaton North as a senior...daughter of Rick and Janice Kufta...born on October 14, 1984...major is education.

Career Stats


UIC Career-Highs
Kills - 1 - twice - most recently vs. Youngstown State (9/24/04)
Att. - 1 - eight times - most recently vs. Chicago State (10/4/05)
Pct. (min. 10 attacks)- n/a
Digs - 18 vs. DePaul (9/10/04)
Assists - 2 - twice - most recently vs. UW-Milwaukee (10/30/04)
Aces - 3 - four times - most recently vs. UW-Green Bay (10/29/04)
Block Assists - n/a
Solo Blocks - n/a
Total Blocks - n/a