Rebecca Pavan was first selected to join the national team in 2012. After a year hiatus, she returned to the squad in 2014. Pavan has come up through the national team system. In 2006 she was on the national youth team and won Best Blocker at the NORCECA Youth Championship. In 2008 she was on the national junior team and won Best Blocker Award at the NORCECA Junior Championship. During her collegiate career at the University of Kentucky, she helped the Wildcats make it to the NCAA Sweet Sixteen in 2009 and 2012 and was a member of the all-time winningest class in school history. Pavan played professionally in Germany in 2013-14, moving to France for the 2014-15 season.
Family: Parents Paul and Cindy Pavan… Older sister Sarah plays beach volleyball on the FIVB World Tour… It was watching her sister compete that made her want to be part of the national team programs… Her father coached her until she went to university… Getting into the Sport: Joined her first volleyball team at age 13 after growing up with her father teaching her to set, pass, and hit… Outside Interests: Enjoys reading, crocheting, baking… Graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Arts and Science in Math… Odds and Ends: Nicknames: Becky, Beck, Becks… Always travels with David’s Tea… Collects Christmas ornaments from countries in which she plays professionally… Favourite quote: “Anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve>” – JK Rowling…
NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS
FIVB WCh: 2014 – 17th
Pan Am Cup: 2014 – 6th; 2012 – 8th