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  Ogonna Nnamani
Ogonna Nnamani

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Normal, IL

High School:
University

Height:
6-1

Position:
OH

Experience:
3V


One of the Cardinal's starting outside hitters in 2003 ... Had outstanding junior campaign garnering numerous awards ... Dynamic athlete with incredible vertical ... Quick armswing ... Good defensive player ... Was featured in Faces In The Crowd in Sports Illustrated.

National Competition - Currently training with the U.S. National Team ... Named to U.S. National Team's A2 Program in 2001 ... Played on U.S. Youth, Junior and National teams that have competed internationally ... Selected to travel to Switzerland for pre- Olympic Training with the 2000 USA Olympic Women's Volleyball Team ... Attended USA Olympic Women's Volleyball Team Training Camp in Colorado Springs, Colo. ... Member of 2000 USA Junior National Volleyball Team that competed at Zonal Qualifier in Havana, Cuba.

As a Junior in 2003 - AVCA First-team All-American ... Volleyball Magazine First-team All-American ... Averaged 5.45 kills, 2.31 digs and .063 blocks per game ... Posted 14 double-doubles (kills-digs) during the year ... Starting outside hitter ... Set a career high in kills with 30 against Florida A&M (8/30) ... Honda Award nominee ... NCAA Pacific All-Region selection ... CoSIDA Third-team Academic All-American ... First-team All-Pac-10 selection ... Second-team Pac-10 All-Acaademic honoree ... CoSIDA First-team District VIII All-Academic selection ... Pac-10 Player of the Week (11/10) ... Has tallied double figures in kills in 65 of her last 69 matches ... Notched double figures in kills for all 32 matches in 2003 ... Averaged 6.06 points per game with a .309 hitting percentage ... Set a single-season kills record on The Farm with 627 ... On pace to break Stanford's career record in kills ... Averaged 6.40 kills and 2.20 digs in postseason play ... Her 1,627 career kills ranks 22nd in the Pac-10 record book ... Ranked in the top 10 in the league in kills and points per game ... Tallied 27 kills while hitting .415 in NCAA Second Round win over Pacific (12/5) ... Had 23 kills and a season-high 16 digs in victory over UCLA (10/16) ... Tournament MVP at University Park Holiday Inn Classic ... All-Tournament selection at the Stanford Invitational and Hawaii Invitational.

As a Sophomore in 2002 - Second-team AVCA All-American ... NCAA Final Four All-Tournament ... Third-team Verizon Academic All-American ... Played in all 129 games (37 matches) for the Cardinal ... Starting outside hitter ... Pacific Regional all-tournament ... First-team Pacific All-Region ... First-team All-Pac-10 selection ... Averaged 4.10 kills, 1.14 digs, 0.67 blocks and 4.59 points per game with a .331 hitting percentage ... Verizon All-Academic All-District VIII first-team selection ... Recorded double figures in kills in 33 of 37 matches this year ... First-team Pac-10 All-Academic pick ... Had four double-doubles ... Earned all-tournament honors three times in 2002 - the NACWAA/State Farm Classic, the Stanford Invitational and the Campus USA Credit Union Invitational ... Notched a career-high 25 kills and 52 attempts at Washington State (11/16) ... Also set a career high with her .765 (13-0-17) hitting percentage vs. Arizona State (11/8) ... Hitting .410 (167-32-329) over last nine matches ... Ranked in the top 10 in the conference in kills per game (4.10), hitting percentage (.331) and points per game (4.59) ... Had a career-high 17 digs at Minnesota (8/24) as well as career-high eight blocks against USC (10/4) ... Tallied 21 kills while hitting at a .474 clip in 3-1 win over Pacific (12/7) to advance to regional ... Averaged 4.60 kills per game and hit .397 in the postseason ... Notched 15 kills, five digs and five blocks against Hawaii in NCAA semifinal match (12/19) ... Led the squad with 19 kills (19-1-33) while hitting .545 versus USC (12/21) in championship match.

As a Freshman in 2001 - ASICS/Volleyball Magazine Freshman of the Year ... AVCA second-team All-American ... NCAA Final Four All-Tournament selection ... Pacific All-Region selection ... Pacific Region Freshman of the Year ... Pac-10 Freshman of the Year ... First-team All-Pac-10 selection ... First-team Pac-10 All-Freshman pick ... Played in 121 games this season (35 matches) ... Notched double-digits in kills in 31 of 35 matches over the season ... Averaged 3.89 kills and 1.62 digs per game ... Ranked sixth in the league in kills per game and eighth in points (4.40) per game ... Had four double-doubles on the year ... Tallied a career-high 20 kills twice this season (vs. Sac State, 10/30 and at Oregon, 11/2 ... Named Verizon/Texas A&M Invitational MVP ... Hit .469 with 19 kills against LBSU (12/15) in championship match ... Notched 13 kills and two blocks against Nebraska (12/13) in championship semi ... Had a career-high 13 digs at Washington (9/21) ... Honored as Pac-10 Player of the Week (9/10) ... An all-tournament selection at the Jefferson Cup ... Hit a career-high .652 (16-1-23) against Washington (10/19) ... Had a career-high four service aces against California (10/26) ... In the postseason, averaged .3.95 kills and 1.21 digs while hitting at a .376 clip.

Prep - A 2001 graduate of University High School in Normal, Ill. ... 2000 Gatorade National Volleyball Player of the Year ... 2000 Student Sports National Women's Volleyball Player of the Year ... Volleyball Magazine/Paul Mitchell 1st Team All American in '01 ... Ranked No. 1 in Volleyball Magazine's Fab 50 in 2001 ... Team captain in 1999 and 2000 ... Four-year letterwinner in volleyball and two-year letterwinner in basketball ... '00 Champaign News-Gazette Player of the Year ... Led team to a State Championship in 1999 and 2000 ... 2000 IHSA All-Tournament Team ... Two-time MVP Bishop McNamara Spike Out ... '00 Chicago Tribune first-team All-State ... Two-time WHOI-TV Student-Athlete of the Week ... 1999 ESPN Scholastic Volleyball Player of the Year ... Volleyball Magazine/Paul Mitchell Volleyball Player of the Year ... 1999 and 2000 Gatorade High School Illinois Student Athlete Volleyball Player of the Year ... 1998 and '99 IHSA State Volleyball Finals Class A All-Tournament team ... '99 Champaign News-Gazette Player of the Year ... '99 Chicago Tribune first-team All-State ... 1998 and '99 IHSA All-Tournament ... Pantagraph Area Class A All-Tournament team ... Basketball school record holder in blocked shots ... Played club at Illini Elite Volleyball Club for Andy Erins ... Tallied 433 kills, 78 total blocks and 58 aces her sophomore year ... Valedictorian as well as student body president her senior year ... National Honor Society Member ... Member of Mu Alpha Theta Math Society.

Personal - Biology/Chemistry major ... Contemplated profession is a medical doctor ... Daughter of Chika and Uzo Nnamani ... Has one sister, Njideka (18), who also plays at Stanford, and two brothers, Nnaemeka (16) and Ikechi (13) ... Born in July of 1983 ... Hobbies include listening to music and spending time with family and friends ... Full name is Ogonna Nneka Nnamani.

Ogonna Nnamani Career Highs

  • Kills: 30, vs. Florida A&M, 8/30/03
  • Aces: 4, vs. California, 10/26/01
  • Digs: 17, at Minnesota, 8/24/02
  • Blocks: 8, vs. USC, 10/4/02
  • Assists: 2, twice, last at Penn State, 9/4/01

Career Statistics

YearGKillsErrorsTAPct.Ast.SASEDigsBSBA
20011214711341023.3291614341961566
20021295291521140.331104211473155
20031156271511538.3091418192663141
Totals36516274373701.32240367460977162

Career Postseason Statistics

YearGKillsErrorsTAPct.Ast.SASEDigsBSBA
2001197519149.3763272319
2002209219184.3971001966
2003106414157.3182322262
Totals4923152490.365659641317
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