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  Olivia Okoro
Olivia Okoro

Player Profile
Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Carrollton, Texas

High School:
Hebron HS

Height:
6-1

Position:
MB

Experience:
HS

12/08/2011

Thursdays With ... Nikki Casale

Senior is one of five on UCLA squad.

11/24/2011

Thursdays With ... Lainey Gera

Senior is second all-time in UCLA history in digs.

11/17/2011

Thursdays With ... Jenna Scilacci

Sophomore has four kills in four sets this season.

11/10/2011

Thursdays With ... Meg Norton

Norton is averaging 2.21 digs per set this season.

11/03/2011

Thursdays With ... Madie Smith

Sophomore has 12 digs in three matches this year.

HEBRON HIGH SCHOOL
Okoro 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 #9 on ESPN's Top Seniors list and 24th on PrepVolleyball's Senior Aces list ... was 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' #1 Team in Texas and #4 Team in the nation ... also helped Hebron to a 6-5A District title and Region I semifinal berth in 2009 ... coached by Karin Keeney ... 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 ... has 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
Born Olivia Nkechinyere Okoro on Aug. 18, 1993 in Dallas, Texas ... parents are Ola and Iheanyi ... is the third of four children, with sister Ivuoma and brothers Chris and Bryan ... chose to attend UCLA because it was her dream since the eighth grade and because the academics and athletics are amazing and inspiring ... favorites include actors Will Smith and Gabrielle Union, the movies "Love and Basketball", "Remember the Titans" and "Coach Carter" and the Dallas Mavericks ... thing she likes the most about playing volleyball is roofing an opponent ... hobbies include swimming, dancing and sleeping ... biggest athletic thrill was winning the Texas 5-A finals in 2010, coming back from 24-17 down in the third set to win 27-25 and finish off the sweep ... favorite academic class is speech ... undecided on a major.


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