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Olivia Okoro
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Olivia Okoro

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Carrollton, Texas

High School:
Hebron HS

Last College:
Tennessee

Height:
6-1

Position:
Middle Blocker

Experience:
RS

10/30/2014

Pepperdine Shuts Out Portland

Katie Messing needs just five more kills to become the 17th Wave in program history to reach the 1,000 career kills milestone.

10/25/2014

#12 BYU Rallies to Top Waves in Four

Katie Messing sends home a career-high 23 kills, and now just 22 kills away from reaching the 1,000 career kills milestone.

10/11/2014

#25 Loyola Marymount Tops Pepperdine

Katie Messing surpasses the 900 career kills milestone with 16 vs. LMU on Saturday. Her career tally now stands at 912.

10/08/2014

Women's Volleyball Hosts Wells Fargo PCH Cup Rival LMU on Saturday

Saturday's match is PINK as part of the #WCCPink initiative to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

10/04/2014

Cash Lifts Waves to Victory at Portland

Senior Samantha Cash now tied for third place in program history with 392 blocks.

10/16/2014

Women's Volleyball vs. Santa Clara

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

08/30/2014

Women's Volleyball vs. Oral Roberts

Women's Volleyball vs. Oral Roberts (Photos by Jeff Golden)

PEPPERDINE 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 ... 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.

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