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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

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.

08/24/2015

2015 Women's Volleyball Season Outlook

Here is a closer look at the upcoming 2015 Waves.

11/22/2014

Waves Down Saint Mary's on Senior Day

Chanel Brown, Samantha Cash and Katie Messing combined for 22 kills, 19 digs, eight blocks and four aces on Senior Day.

11/20/2014

Pacific Defeats Pepperdine, 3-1

Samantha Cash tallies 12 kills and four blocks in four-set loss to Pacific.

11/13/2014

Women's Volleyball Victorious Over San Francisco

Becca Strehlow averages 14.50 assists per set in win at San Francisco.

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)

08/30/2014

Women's Volleyball vs. Oral Roberts

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

Olivia Okoro Pepperdine Career StatsGet Acrobat Reader

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 ... Set a new career high 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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