Gianna Gotterba

#4 Gianna Gotterba

DS/L | Sr. | 5-6 | Stockton, Calif. | St. Mary’s HS

2016 (Junior)

  • Served as a team captain
  • Big 12 All-Academic Team
  • WVU Defensive MVP
  • Eclipsed 1,000 career digs at Iowa State (Nov. 2)
  • Cal Classic, WVU Invitational All-Tournament Teams
  • Led the Mountaineers with 452 digs, ranking seventh in the Big 12 with 3.90 digs per set
  • Set a new career high with 28 digs against Marshall (Sept. 2) at the Capital Classic
  • Had a season-best pair of service aces against No. 19 Santa Clara (Sept. 10) and at Texas Tech (Sept. 24)
  • Notched a season-high five assists vs. Santa Clara, TCU (Sept. 28) and Oklahoma (Oct. 8)
  • Had 20 or more digs in seven matches
  • Registered 25 digs against K-State (Nov. 9) and Santa Clara
  • Had a service ace in 14 matches, totaling 16 on the year
  • Played against twin sister, Katrin, in WVU’s tilt at Pacific (Sept. 12)

2015 (Sophomore)

  • Served as the team’s libero for the second season
  • Played in 100 sets for the Mountaineers
  • Led the team in digs with 356
  • Averaged 3.56 digs per set, ranking sixth in the Big 12
  • Finished the season with 15 service aces, ranking second on the team
  • Was third on the squad with 70 assists for an average of .70 per set
  • Had a career-high four service aces at IUPUI (Sept. 5)
  • Registered a season-best 25 digs in a 3-1 win at Winthrop (Sept. 18)
  • Had a season-high assists against Robert Morris (Oct. 7)

2014 (Freshman)

  • Appeared in 27 matches, playing 96 sets, before missing the final three games of the season with an injury
  • Started six matches at defensive specialist before taking over as the team’s libero
  • Led the team with 2.99 digs per set for a total of 287 on the year
  • Was third on the team with 51 assists (9.53 per set)
  • Boasted a team-best 0.964 receiving percentage
  • Had 19 dig vs. then-No. 2 Texas (Sept. 24)
  • Twice recorded six assists for the Mountaineers – vs. Oklahoma (Oct. 8) and TCU (Oct. 11)
  • Recorded a season-best 21 digs vs. Kansas State (Oct. 25)

High School

  • First team all-area selection in her hometown of Stockton, Calif.
  • Member of the 2010 Junior Olympic Championship team
  • Named to the California Challenge All-Tournament Team and was named the MVP of the Tcal League
  • Participated at the Global Challenge Tournament
  • Named MVP of her high school team


  • Daughter of Eddie and Claudia Gotterba
  • Birthday is Nov. 2
  • Majoring in journalism
  • Father played baseball at San Jose State
  • Sister, Katrin, is a libero at University of Pacific 
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Life As A Mountaineer: Gianna Gotterba

By Scott Bartlett | September 05, 2016

In this week's Life As A Mountaineer, we take an inside look at junior Gianna Gotterba of the volleyball team. Life As a Mountaineer is courtesy of WVU Medicine.

WVUsportsBuzz: Episode Five

By Scott Bartlett | September 24, 2015

This week's show features the volleyball and men's swimming and diving teams, presented by U.S. Cellular.