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  Janet Okogbaa
Janet Okogbaa

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Tampa, Fla.

High School:
Berkeley Prep

Height:
6-3

Position:
Middle Blocker

Major:
Human Biology

As a Senior in 2009: Second Team AVCA All-American ... All-Pac-10 and AVCA All-Pacific Region picks ... appeared in all 118 sets ... finished first on the team with 1.26 blocks per set (149 total blocks) and third on the team with 2.81 kills per set ... ranked second in the Pac-10 with a .387 hitting percentage ... her 1.26 bps also finished second in the conference ... season hitting percentage (.387) ranks seventh-best in school history ... pounded a career-high 21 kills to lead the team to victory over previously undefeated Washington (10/10), while also registering a career-best 36 attempts ... earned Pac-10 Player of the Week honors (10/12) for the first time in her career for her efforts against the Washington schools ... tallied double-digit kills in 16 of the 32 matches ... posted a career-high eight blocks on two occasions, vs. Florida (9/4) and vs. Long Island (12/4) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament ... hit .400 or better 16 times on the year ... posted a career high .842 attack percentage (16-0-19) vs. Texas-San Antonio (9/10), the highest percentage by a Pac-10 player in '09 ... led the Cardinal offensively in its NCAA first round-victory over Long Island (12/4), tallying 13 kills on 16 attempts with no errrors (.812), marking the highest hitting percentage ever by a Cardinal player in NCAA play ... named to the Pac-10 All-Academic Second Team and the CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Second Team All-District VIII.

2009 Match-By-Match Statistics

As a Junior in 2008: A starting middle blocker for Stanford, appearing in all 118 sets ... finished the year ranked fourth on the team with 1.67 kps and second on the team with 0.92 bps (108 total blocks) ... ended the year ranked fourth in the Pac-10 with a .378 hitting percentage ... finished fifth in the Pac-10 with a .373 hitting percentage in conference play ... season hitting percentage (.378) ranked among the top 10 in school history ... pounded a career-high 12 kills to lead the team to victory over USC (10/24), marking her first career performance in double figures ... turned in eight kills at Saint Louis (11/6), Arizona (11/8) and Oregon State (11/28) ... posted a career-high six blocks on two occasions, turning in top performances at Cal Poly (9/20) and at Arizona State (11/7) ... hit .583 three times during the regular season - against New Mexico State (7-0-12, 9/11), at Arizona (8-1-12, 11/8) and at Oregon State (8-1-12, 11/28) ... led the Cardinal offensively in its NCAA First Round victory over Albany (12/5), matching a career high with 12 kills at a career-best .647 hitting clip (12-1-17) ... led Stanford with five blocks in each of the team's first two NCAA matches ... posted nine kills on 15 swings (.467) to help Stanford best Florida in the NCAA regional semifinal (12/12) ... hit .400 or above 21 times during the year ... turned in two or more blocks in 16 of 18 Pac-10 matches ... named to the Pac-10 All-Academic Second Team.

2008 Match-By-Match Statistics


As a Sophomore in 2007: Played in 28 games as a reserve middle blocker ... racked up 42 kills while hitting .395 ... one of the team's most successful blockers with 26 blocks in 28 games (0.93 bpg) ... tallied a career-high six blocks at Cincinnati (9/12) ... also posted a season-high eight kills in the match ... hit a season-high .500 twice, going 8-for-14 with one error at Cincinnati (9/12) and 6-for-10 with one error at Oregon State (10/4) ... tallied six kills against Yale (9/15) and in both meetings with Oregon State (10/4, 11/2) ... led the team with five blocks against Delaware State (9/14) ... played one game in the NCAA Second Round match against Sacramento State and contributed three kills.

2007 Match-By-Match Statistics

As a Freshman in 2006: Played in 32 games in her first season with the Cardinal ... tallied 32 kills, including a season-high six kills in a Stanford sweep of Oregon State (10/19) ... collected 18 blocks on the season with a season-high five blocks versus Texas A&M Corpus Christi (9/2) ... notched four blocks against Georgetown (9/15) in the Stanford Invitational, as well as two assists ... recorded four kills on three occasions.

2006 Match-By-Match Statistics

High School: A 2006 graduate of Berkeley Preparatory School in Tampa, Fla. ... an AAU Junior National Volleyball Championship All-American in 2001, 2003 and 2004 ... honored as the 2004 Junior Olympic National Championship MVP ... named to Prep Volleyball's Top 100 Senior Aces ... the 2006 Tampa Tribune Girls Volleyball Player of the Year ... 2005 Florida Dairy Farmers Miss Volleyball and Gatorade Volleyball Player of the Year ... a high school All-American in 2004 ... voted Prep Volleyball's 2003 National Freshman of the Year ... led her squads to FHSAA State runner-up finishes in 2005 and 2002 ... named the All-Suncoast Player of the Year in 2005 ... honored as Berkeley Prep's Female Athlete of the Year in 2006 ... also named Berkeley Prep's Volleyball MVP in 2005 and 2006 ... a member of the National Honor Society, Cum Laude Society and Mu Alpha Theta.

Club Competition: Played for the Tampa Bay Juniors Volleyball Club, helping her squad win the gold medal at the 2003 Junior Olympic National Championships.

National Team Experience: A member of the 2004 and 2005 U.S. Junior National teams ... competed at the 2005 World Junior Championships in Turkey.

Personal: Daughter of Geoffrey and Elizabeth Okogbaa ... has one sister, Jennifer, and two brothers, Timothy and Jeffrey ... majoring in human biology ... full name is Janet Precious Okogbaa.

Okogbaa's Career Statistics

Year S K KPS E TA PCT A APS SA SE SAPS RE DIG DPS BS BA TOT BPS BE
2006 32 32 1.00 21 95 .116 8 0.25 0 0 0.00 0 6 0.19 0 18 18 0.56 3
2007 28 42 1.50 8 86 .395 0 0.00 0 0 0.00 0 2 0.07 0 26 26 0.93 3
2008 118 197 1.67 45 402 .378 0 0.00 0 0 0.00 0 21 0.18 17 91 108 0.92 3
2009 118 332 2.81 64 692 .387 2 0.02 2 7 0.02 0 19 0.16 26 123 149 1.26 7
Totals 296 603 1.75 138 1275 .319 10 0.07 2 7 0.00 0 48 0.15 43 258 301 0.92 16

Okogbaa's Career Highs

Kills 21 vs. Washington (10/10/09)
Attempts 36 vs. Washington (10/10/09)
Aces 1, 2X, last vs. Saint Mary's (12/5/09)
Digs 4 vs. Santa Clara (9/13/08)
Assists 3 vs. Texas A&M - Corpus Christi (9/2/06)
Blocks 8, 2X, last vs. Long Island (12/4/09)
Hitting Percentage .842 (16-0-19) vs. Texas-San Antonio (9/10/09)
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