Bojana Todorovic is all about adapting to her surroundings.
When she was 9 she left Serbia with her family to come to America. At the time Todorovic, a former University High volleyball standout, believed she was leaving for vacation. But soon she realized it would be an extended stay.
She didn't get too homesick and quickly made friends. Her outgoing personality helped. It was just a sign of things to come. When she entered high school at University in Irvine, she knew she belonged and she knew volleyball was her sport. The game provided her with a future.
She's now a sophomore outside hitter/defensive specialist for the No. 11-ranked UCLA women's volleyball team.
Adapting has been smooth at UCLA for Todorovic because of her versatility. Throughout her career she has shown skills in passing, defending and hitting. She's also translated her game to the sand.
This past summer, along with Terra Roenicke, she won an international qualifying tournament in Long Beach. Todorovic also earned a spot on the USA women's beach volleyball under-19 team. But she was only allowed to train with the team since she is not a U.S. citizen yet. She said hopefully within two years she will become a U.S. citizen.