2004: Played primarily as a sub during the early parts of the season before taking on a starting role in the second half of the Pac-10 schedule . Set a career-high of 15 kills on Nov. 5 at California in UCLA's five-game win over the Golden Bears. Also had career-high totals with seven blocks (1 BS/6 BA) and 19 points at Cal. Had six kills and five blocks (1 BS/4 BA) against Loyola Marymount in UCLA's first-round match. Played sparingly in the Bruins second-round contest against Long Beach State, recording three kills. Hit .414 with a career-high 16 kills in UCLA's Regional Semifinal win over second-seeded Penn State. Finished with 16.5 points in that match.
2003: Played two games against UC Irvine in the second round of the NCAA Tournament and saw action against both Nebraska and USC at NCAA Regionals. Had two kills and a block assist against the Huskers. Started three matches, against Texas A&M Corpus Christi, Texas and the regular season finale at Pepperdine. Had an impressive showing offensively against the Waves, posting a season-high 10 kills on 20 swings for a .350 attack percentage. Had two digs and a block assist for 10.5 points in the match. Has had three matches with an attack percentage over .600, a .615 (9-1-13) performance against Corpus Christi, a .625 evening at Oregon (5-0-8) and a .667 mark in two games with three swings against Stanford. Career-high of 11.5 points came on Sept. 11 against Corpus Christi with nine kills and five block assists. Served her first career ace against Minnesota on Aug. 31 at the Hawaiian Airlines Classic.
2002 Played in two of UCLA's first three matches of the year, then sat out much of the season with a foot injury. Returned to the lineup in November after Angela Eckmier's career ended with a torn ACL. Replaced Eckmier on the floor and saw action in 13 matches, playing her best stretch in mid-November against Oregon State, Oregon, and Pepperdine, notching seven kills in each match and hitting above .500 in all three. Also had seven kills in the season finale at Pepperdine. Had a career-high six blocks against Rice on Nov. 29 with one solo and five assists. Had two solo blocks and three assists on Nov. 9 at Oregon, scoring a career-high 10.5 points. Notched career-high three digs and had five blocks at Oregon on Nov. 9. Also performed well in Albuturkey Tournament, with career-high six blocks against Rice and hitting .364 (5K-1E-11TA) against Butler and .500 against New Mexico (6K-2E-8TA). In NCAA Regionals, hit .375 (4K-1E-8TA) against Long Beach State and had seven kills on career-high 14 attempts against Pepperdine.
Prep Three-year starter for Westwood High School. Team won the 5A state championship Barba's sophomore year. All-State and All-America. Two-time first-team All-District. Volleyball Magazine Fab 50. First-team All-Centex. Hitter of the Year. Played club volleyball for Austin Juniors. Team placed third at the 2001 Nationals.