Olivia O'Dell


    Rowlett, Texas

    High School:
    Rowlett HS




    Olivia  O'Dell


    Two Named All-American Athletic Conference Teams

    Palmer, O'Dell earn postseason conference honors for outstanding performances


    PREVIEW: Volleyball Wraps 2015 Season on the Road

    Cougars at Cincinnati on Wednesday at 6 p.m., at Memphis on Friday at noon


    Cougars Topple ECU on Senior Night

    O’Dell, Paine, Patterson and Smith win final match at the Cougar Den


    Volleyball's Third Set Rally Falls Short

    Cougars fall 3-1 at SMU on Sunday


    Houston Volleyball Falls in Three to Temple

    Cougars fall 3-0 to Temple on Sunday

    2012 C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll
    2013 American Athletic Conference All-Academic Team
    2014 American Athletic Conference All-Academic Team
    2015 The American All-Conference Second Team
    American Athletic Conference Honor Roll (Aug. 31)
    Sawyer Camillo Memorial All-Tournament Team (UL-Lafayette)
    The American Defensive Player of the Week (Sept. 7)
    The American Defensive Player of the Week (Sept. 14)
    Flo Hyman Collegiate Cup MVP (Houston)
    American Athletic Conference Honor Roll (Sept. 21)
    American Athletic Conference Honor Roll (Oct. 5)
    The American Defensive Player of the Week (Oct. 12)
    The American Defensive Player of the Week (Oct. 19)
    American Athletic Conference Honor Roll (Nov. 23)
    Digs 47 at Tulane (Oct. 7, 2015)
    Assists 12 vs. Tulane (Nov. 18)
    Service Aces 4 2x, Last Coming vs. East Carolina (Oct. 5, 2015)

    » Single-Season Digs - 701 digs
    » Digs in a five-set match - 47 (at Tulane, Oct. 7, 2015)
    » Digs in a three-set match - 32 (vs. Cincinnati, Oct. 18, 2015)

    SENIOR (2015)
    Olivia O'Dell had an outstanding senior season... Played in all 32 matches as the Cougars' starting libero... Totaled 701 digs this season to break the single-season record and ranks second in conference history... She broke two individual match school records this season including 47 digs in a five-set match at Tulane (Oct. 7) and 32 digs in a three-set match vs. Cincinnati (Oct. 18)... Her five-set performance ranks second in the NCAA this season and broke the American Athletic Conference record... Her three-set performance stands tied for the nation's best performance and also broke the conference record... She was named to the 2015 All-American Athletic Conference Second Team for her outstanding season.

    JUNIOR (2014)
    Played in all 129 sets this season in the back row... Started 16 of the 32 matches played... Tied her career high 18 digs twice this season, last coming vs Tulsa (Oct. 31)... Totaled a career best 314 digs this season including double-digit digs in 16 matches... She picked up double-digit digs in 10 matches she also started... Recorded 37 assists and 22 service aces.

    SOPHOMORE (2013)
    Strong defensive impact in the back row... Saw action in all matches and all but one set (123)... Tied her career high 18 digs twice this season at UConn (Sept. 29) and at Memphis (Oct. 13)... Recorded a total 285 digs this season, 18 digs more than last season... had a career high four aces against UConn (Sept. 29).

    FRESHMAN (2012)
    Made an impact defensively as a true freshman...Played in all 28 matches and all but one set (103), while making 17 starts...Finished second-best on the team with 267 digs...Recorded 15 matches with 10 or more digs...Had a season-best 18 digs twice vs. Rice in the C-USA Championship (Nov. 16) and at Tulane (Oct. 21)...Tallied a .970 reception percentage on 597 attempts...Added 16 service aces for third-best on the team...Was Houston's go-to defensive specialist...Contributed with 29 assists

    Four-year letterwinner... Racked up 2,304 career digs, averaging 5.18 per set...Helped her team to an undefeated freshman season...Played integral role in District Championship in 2009...Helped team to three Regional Quarterfinal appearances...Skyline Juniors 18 Roshambo Defensive Player of the Year...Four-Time Rowlett High School Defensive Player of the Year...Four-Time Academic All-District honoree...TGCA Academic All-State...PrepVolleyball.com Senior Ace...PrepVolleyball.com Defensive Dandy...PrepVolleyball.com Academic All-American...2011 USA Volleyball Girls' Junior National Champions (17 American) - Team MVP...2011 District Defensive Player of the Year...2010 First Team All-District honoree...2009 District Defensive Player of the Year...2008 Texas District 10-5A Newcomer of the Year...Qualified five times to USAV Nationals...Was an AP Honor Scholar...A four-year GISD Academic Excellence Award winner...Named a GISD Superintendent Scholar...Served as the National Honor Society President, National Spanish Honor Society President...Member of the Acapella Choir and RSVP Vocal Performance Choir.

    Daughter of Melinda and Carl O'Dell...Born September 10, 1993 in Rowlett, Texas...Has an older sister, Molly and younger brother, Aaron...Hobbies include singing, reading, hanging out with friends...Major is supply chain management.

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