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#1 Olivia Ophus
Position: OH
Height: 5'8"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Tulsa, Okla.
High School: Jenks HS
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Ophus Photos

SENIOR (2012)
- Preseason 1st Team All-Southland Conference selection
- Southland Conference Commissioner's Fall Academic Honor Roll selection

Played in 51 sets over 14 matches in her final season with the Golden Eagles... Tallied 99 digs, averaging 1.94 digs per set... Also tallied five service aces... Matched a career high with 18 digs in ORU's season opening-win over San Jose State (8/24)... Led the Golden Eagles with 14 digs against No. 11 Dayton (9/1)... Added a dozen digs against rival Tulsa (9/4)... Came up with a kill and 12 digs against Eastern Michigan (9/8)... Missed 17 matches with a knee injury midway through the season... Returned to play two sets in ORU's Southland Conference Tournament victory over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (11/16)... Recorded three digs in her final collegiate match, in the SLC Championship loss to Central Arkansas (11/18).

JUNIOR (2011)
- Summit League Commissioner's List of Academic Excellence honoree
- Summit League All-Academic Team selection


Matured into one of the Summit League’s most versatile players in her junior season... Played in 119 games for the Golden Eagles... Finished with 241 kills, 319 digs and 28 service aces, ranking second on the ORU team in every category... Ended the year with 11 double-doubles and led the squad in kills eight times... Finished with 15 kills, a career-best, in matches against North Dakota State (10/8), Western Illinois (10/20) and IPFW (10/29)... Had a season-high 17 digs in ORU’s win over Arkansas (8/30)... Led the team with 12 digs against Kennesaw State (9/3)... Set a career-high with four block assists against UMKC (10/14)... Tallied double-digit digs in six of the season’s final seven matches, including a 12-dig effort in the Summit League Championship semifinal win over IPFW (11/18).

SOPHOMORE (2010)
Appeared in a team-high 96 games as a sophomore... Recorded a team-best 23 service aces... Placed second on the team with 219 total digs and third with a 2.28 digs per game average... Also finished fifth with 126 kills… Logged a season-best 15 kills at IUPUI (10/30) and at South Dakota State (11/11)... Totaled a career-high 5 services aces at UMKC (9/16)... Posted double-digit digs seven times, including a season-best 17 against UMKC (9/16) and IPFW (10/8).

FRESHMAN (2009)
Ranked third on the team with 234 digs (2.44 per game)... Also totaled 114 kills, 23 assists, 13 service aces and 14 blocks... Recorded 10 or more digs in eight contests... Posted only double-double in collegiate debut against UT-Arlington (8/28) with 10 kills and 13 digs... Registered season-high 18 digs the following day against Gardner-Webb (8/29)... Smashed season-high 12 kills against Centenary (9/19)... added 11 kills against IPFW (9/25)… Tallied 17 digs against IUPUI (10/31)... Recorded nine kills and 16 digs against Oakland 9/26)... Posted seven kills and 16 digs against IPFW (10/24).

HIGH SCHOOL

Starred at Jenks High School... Garnered All-State honors as a senior in 2009... Named All-State and All-Conference in 2008 after leading Jenks in kills (313) and digs (273)... Also posted a .424 hitting percentage and tallied 65 service aces... Earned 2nd Team All-Conference honors as a junior in 2007 and honorable mention All-Conference accolades in 2006... Named Tulsa World Player of the Week and a Mazzio’s Athlete of the Year candidate in 2008... Helped lead JHS to the state tournament all four years, including the 2006 state title... Played club volleyball for five years, leading her team to nationals twice... Three-time Academic All-Conference selection.

PERSONAL
Full name is Olivia Joy Ophus... Born in Tulsa, Okla... Daughter of Christian and Michelle Ophus... Majoring in Nursing

CAREER HIGHS
Kills: 15 (5x), last vs. IPFW, 10/29/11
Digs: 18 (2x), last vs. San Jose State, 8/24/12
Assists: 5 vs. South Dakota State, 9/26/10
Service Aces: 5 vs. UMKC, 9/16/10
Block Solos: 1 (3x), last vs. IPFW, 11/18/11
Block Assists: 4 vs. UMKC, 10/14/11

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