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Olivia Okoro
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Olivia  Okoro

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Carrollton, Texas

High School:
Hebron HS

Last College:
Tennessee

Height:
6-1

Position:
Middle Blocker

Experience:
1V

09/26/2015

Pepperdine Opens WCC Play with 3-2 Win over LMU

The Waves opened WCC play with a 3-2 win over PCH-rivals Loyola Marymount.

09/10/2015

Waves Start USC Invitational With 3-1 Triumph Over New Mexico

Pepperdine propelled to a 3-1 victory over New Mexico.

09/05/2015

Waves Impress with Straight-Set Win Over Cardinals

Pepperdine women's volleyball finishes weekend with straight-set victory over Ball State

09/04/2015

Pepperdine Volleyball Starts Lipscomb Invitational with 3-1 Win

Waves volleyball takes down Florida Atlantic 3-1 to start Lipcomb Invitational

08/29/2015

Waves Roll Over Crimson Tide for a 3-1 Win

A big victory over Alabama puts Pepperdine women's volleyball at an undefeated 4-0 to start 2015.

10/02/2015

Women's Volleyball vs. Saint Mary's

Waves fell 1-3 to the Gaels.

09/29/2015

Women's Volleyball vs. Alabama

Waves beat Alabama 3-1.

09/28/2015

Women's Volleyball vs. Loyola Marymount

Waves beat LMU 3-2 at home.

11/01/2014

Women's Volleyball vs. Gonzaga

Women's Volleyball vs. Gonzaga (Photos by Martin A. Folb)

10/16/2014

Women's Volleyball vs. Santa Clara

Women's Volleyball vs. Santa Clara (Photos by Martin A. Folb)

OLIVIA OKORO CAREER STATISTICS

PEPPERDINE INDOOR CAREER: Played for the Waves for three season, redshirting once … In two competitive seasons, she played in 45 matches with 23 starts, tabbing 117 sets played in her Pepperdine career … Amassed 169 kills on 408 attempts for a .264 success rate on the attack … Averaged 1.45 kills/set and 0.76 blocks/set from the middle … Earned 214.5 total points, while adding 18 digs and 88 total blocks including three solos.

PEPPERDINE INDOOR 2015: Appeared in 19 matches and started in eight, while playing 50 total sets in her senior campaign … Averaged 1.48 kills/set, 1.87 points/set and 0.76 blocks/set … Amassed 74 blocks with only 21 errors on 173 attempts for a .306 hitting percentage … Tabbed 38 blocks, three digs, two assists and 93.5 points … Had a career-high 13 kills on a 13-1-22 output for a .545 hitting success rate vs. New Mexico (9/10) … Posted a .636 clip with a 7-0-11 performance twice, against Alabama (8/29) and Florida Atlantic (9/4) … Tabbed a career-high seven blocks at Wyoming (9/18).

PEPPERDINE INDOOR 2014: Appeared in 26 matches and 67 sets … Earned 15 starting bids … Averaged 1.42 kills and 0.75 blocks from the middle … Upped numbers to 1.60 kills and 0.79 blocks in conference play … Surpassed double figures in kills twice … Had season-highs in kills and hitting percentage at San Francisco (11/13) with 11 kills earned at a .529 (11-2-17) clip … Also credited with 11 kills vs. Saint Mary’s (11/22) … Paced the Waves with six blocks at BYU (10/25) … Picked up three digs vs. Santa Clara (10/16) … Season totals include 95 kills while hitting .221 (95-43-234), one assists, 15 digs, 50 blocks and 121.0 points.

PEPPERDINE INDOOR 2013: Redshirted first season with Pepperdine. 

TENNESSEE 2012: Started in 12 matches for the Lady Volunteers ... Appeared in 19 matches and 59 sets ... Averaged 1.14 kills/set for a total of 67 ... Averaged 0.85 blocks/set for a total of 50 ... Pegged down a season-best 10 kills vs. Auburn (11/16) while hitting .471 ... Credited with
eight blocks in a win over then-#13 Florida (11/4) ... Lost to Michigan in the first round of the NCAA Championship.

UCLA 2011: Appeared in seven matches and 13 total sets as a freshman ... Started on three occasions ... Averaged 1.08 kills/set for a season total of 14 ... Added 11 assisted blocks ... Member of the 2011 NCAA Championship winning Bruin squad.

USA VOLLEYBALL: Member of the USA Volleyball Girls' Youth National Team in 2009 ... Finished 14th at the World Championships in Thailand ... Also made the USA Youth Olympic Squad that finished runner-up at the inaugural Youth Olympic Games in Singapore.

CLUB: Played club ball for Dallas Synergy (2007-08), Dallas Skyline (2008-09) and Dallas Premier (2009-10).

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Hebron High School in 2011 ... As a senior, led squad to the 2010 6-5A Texas State Championship ... Listed at #24 on PrepVolleyball.com's "Senior Aces" list ... Lone Star Volleyball All-Texas Team as a junior and senior ... Made the 6-5A All-District first team squad as a junior and second team as a senior ... 2009 District 6-5A Co-Blocker of the Year ... Ranked #9 on ESPN's Top Seniors list

PERSONAL: Born in Dallas, Texas ... Daughter of Ola and Emmanuel Okoro ... Has an older brother and sister, Chris and Ivuoma, and one younger brother, Bryan ... Majoring in interpersonal communications ... Chose Pepperdine because "I love the competitive nature in the gym and the coaching staff. It is in a great area and I have already played with some of the girls through USA Volleyball."

FAVORITES: Favorite pro athlete is Lebron James ... Favorite book is the Bible ... Favorite tv shows are Law and Order, CSI and Criminal Minds ... Favorite food is pizza ... Favorite movie is Love and Basketball ... Favorite musical artist is Beyonce ... Favorite sport other than volleyball is football.

Our favorite photos of Olivia Okoro's senior season!

Posted by Pepperdine Women's Volleyball on Thursday, June 18, 2015
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