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    LaDonna Oliver 1    
     
      LaDonna Oliver
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Dayton, Tenn.

High School:
Rhea County H.S.

Height:
5-2

Position:
OF

Birthdate:
04/03/1986

THE WEEKLYS ON OLIVER:

"LaDonna is a left-handed slap-hitter with speed who can play either left field or center. She is a freshman who is getting better with each practice and game in which she participates."

HIGH SCHOOL:

Was a three-sport athlete at Rhea County High School in softball, volleyball and even wrestling (2003)...Oliver picked up a softball all-district selection and was tabbed to the Chattanooga Times-Free Press "Best of Preps" listing (2004)...Hit an impressive .504 with 12 doubles and 32 stolen bases during her senior campaign...2004 Rhea County High School Most Valuable Player (softball)...Team MVP in volleyball (2004)...Oliver served the most aces and picked up the "Best Leadership" award for volleyball at R.C.H.S. in 2003...Selected as an honorable mention choice at the 2003 volleyball district tournament...Wrestled as a junior and won eight matches against guys, while finishing fifth in two tournaments...Played summer softball from 2001-03 with the Dixie Darlings with trips to Chattanooga, Tenn., and Panama City, Fla....Hit .750 for the summer season in 2003 and picked up the "Best Offensive" award at the USSSA State Tournament...Also participated in summer ball with the Diamond Dodgers (2004)...A high honors student, she was a member of the National Honor Society, Key Club and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes at Rhea County High School.

PERSONAL:

Enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences...Cites U.S. Olympian Lisa Fernandez as her biggest sports influence because she never gives up...Admires poet/author Maya Angelou...Lists fishing, listening to music and spending time with friends as her hobbies...Adopted parents both attended and graduated from Tennessee...Her highest ambition in the sport of softball is to become an All-American...Has two adopted sisters, CeJay, 18; and Cassie Swiney, 13; and a half-brother Derrick Daniel, 11...LaDonna Ann Oliver was born April 3, 1986, in Dayton, Tenn...Her adoptive parents are Bernie and Nela Swiney.

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