8 - Megan Pura
Megan Pura
Height: 6-0
Year: Senior
Hometown: Salinas, Calif.
High School: Notre Dame Academy
Position: MB

AS A SENIOR IN 2006: Played in 68 games over 23 matches, starting 18 ... hit a career-best .303 and averaged 1.51 kills and 0.82 blocks a game ... put down nine kills to go with six blocks at Fresno State on Aug. 27 ... made 11 kills at a .786 clip against UC Irvine on Sept. 16 ... had eight kills and six blocks in win over Georgetown later that day ... tied season high with 11 kills at Saint Mary's on Sept. 28 ... made nine blocks at San Francisco on Sept. 30 ... had five kills and a pair of block against Saint Mary's on Oct. 28.  

AS A JUNIOR IN 2005: Saw action in 24 matches, compiling 99 kills and 75 blocks in 73 games... notched a match-high seven blocks against Portland (11/4) and a team-high six blocks against Gonzaga (11/4)... had six kills on a .455 clip against Idaho (9/16)... recorded five blocks against Arizona (9/9) and added five more in the Fresno State (9/8) match... Pura was among five Broncos named to the Holiday Inn-Sunset Classic All-Tournament team.  

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2004: Saw action in five matches... entered Sacramento State contest in game three and posted six kills on the night... missed 10 matches due to injury... returned to action against Gonzaga and recorded three kills in game two... added two service aces at San Diego... netted three kills and a service ace at Stanford.  

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2003: Saw action in 28 games, notching 45 kills and 10 digs... made collegiate debut against 10th-ranked Arizona... earned first start against Rhode Island... had six kills and career-best .333 hitting percentage against Gonzaga... added five kills against Portland on Halloween night... posted a team-high 12 kills to go along with six digs in the 3-0 sweep of Rhode Island... added two kills against San Diego State.  

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2003 graduate of Notre Dame High School in Salinas, Calif... played for head coach Heather Imwalle... a three-time first team All-TCA League and All-Monterey County performer... as a sophomore, helped team to a second-place finish in the Central Coast Section and a second-place finish in the NorCal Division 4... was the team captain and MVP as a senior... earned league MVP and Monterey County Player of the Year honors in 2002, helping her team to the CCS Division 4 Championship... led team to a second-place finish in the 2002 NorCal Division 4 Championships... earned All-CCS and All-State honors as a senior... member of the National Honor Society and was named Homecoming Queen as a senior.  

PERSONAL: Full name is Megan Pura... parents are Jeremy and Lynn Pura... both parents attended school at Cal Poly and younger sister Melissa is on the Mustang's softball team... has another younger sister named Caitlyn... enjoys skiing, wakeboarding, reading, rock climbing and roller skating... majoring in marketing.

 

Pura's Career Statistics

 

Year M G K E TA PCT SA BS BA D AS RE BE SE
2003 15 28 45 27 130 .138 2 0 4 10 1 1 1 2
2004 5 9 12 7 47 .106 3 0 2 5 0 0 0 1
2005 24 73 99 44 235 .234 0 13 62 8 6 1 7 0
2006 23 68 103 33 231 .303 0 3 53 20 3 4 7 3
Career 67 178 259 111 643 .230 5 16 121 43 10 6 15 3

 

 

Pura's Career Highs

 

Kills 12 vs. Rhode Island, Sept. 5, 2003
Attempts 26 vs. Michigan State, Sept. 14, 2003
Hitting Pct. .889 vs. UC Santa Barbara, Sept. 10, 2005
Assists 1 six times, last vs. Gonzaga, Nov. 11, 2006
Aces 2 twice, last at San Diego, Oct. 9, 2004
Digs 6 vs. Rhode Island, Sept. 5, 2003
Block Solos 4 at Portland, Nov. 4, 2005
Block Assists 9 at San Francisco, Sept. 30, 2006
Total Blocks 9 at San Francisco, Sept. 30, 2006