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      Olivia Okoro
Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Carrollton, Texas

High School:
Hebron H.S.

Last College:
UCLA

Height:
6-1

Position:
MB

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CAREER HIGHS
Kills: 10, 2x (Auburn, 11/16/12)
Attacks: 25 (South Carolina, 11/11/12)
Hitting Pct.: .471 (Auburn, 11/16/12)
Assists: 1, 2x (Mississippi State, 11/2/12)
Aces: 1 (Mississippi State, 11/2/12)
Solo Blocks: --
Block Assists: 8 (Florida, 11/4/12)
Total Blocks: 8 (Florida, 11/4/12)
Digs: 4 (Alabama, 10/28/12)
*Through December 1, 2012

AS A SOPHOMORE (2012)
  • Appeared in 19 matches, including starting the final 12 in her first season at UT
  • Put down a total of 67 kills and 50 blocks, including a career-high eight rejections in a win at No. 13 Florida
  • Hit a career-best .471 and tied a career high with 10 kills in a five-set win over Auburn (11/16)
  • Recorded a career-high 10 kills and hit .320 at South Carolina (11/11)
  • Finished with a career-best eight blocks in an upset win at No. 13 Florida (11/4)

AT UCLA (2011)
  • Appeared in seven matches, making three starts en route to a NCAA National Championship as a freshman at UCLA
  • Saw action in 13 total sets for the Bruins
  • Finished the season with 14 kills and a 1.08 kills per set average
  • Added 11 blocks, all assisted
  • Compiled 19.5 points on the season.

HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB
  • Played three years of varsity volleyball at Hebron High School in Carrollton, Texas, where she was named Female Athlete of the Year in 2011
  • Named to the Lone Star Volleyball All-Texas Team each of her last two seasons and was named second-team All-District as a senior
  • Was ranked No. 9 on ESPN's Top Seniors list and 24th on PrepVolleyball's Senior Aces list
  • District 6-5A Co-Blocker of the Year and first-team All-District as a junior and District honorable mention as a sophomore
  • Helped the Hawks to a Texas 5-A State Championship in 2010, as Hebron was dubbed MaxPreps' No. 1 Team in Texas and No. 4 Team in the nation
  • Led Hebron to a 6-5A District title and Region I semifinal berth in 2009
  • Played club with Dallas Premier 17 Mizuno, finishing third and being named to the All-Tournament Team at the 2010 USA Volleyball Girls' Junior National Championships 17 Open.
  • Played with the USA Youth National Team (2009), the USA Youth Olympic Team (2010) and the USA Junior Beach Tour (2010)
  • Finished second at the '10 Youth Olympics in Singapore

PERSONAL
  • Lists USA Volleyball's Destinee Hooker as her biggest sports influence
  • Has two brothers, Chris (22) and Bryan (17) and one sister, Ivuoma (20)
  • Olivia Nkechinyere Okoro, the daughter of Iheanyi and Ola Okoro, was born in Dallas, Texas on Aug. 18, 1993
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