Tea Juric leads the Green Wave with nine kills and 11 digs; Anna Wruck named to All-Tournament Team
Freshman Sarah Ray leads team with 15 kills, senior libero Grace Weaver tallies 16 digs
Green Wave to face UTSA, host Texas A&M on Friday; square off with Iowa on Saturday
Tea Juric paces Green Wave with 13 kills; Lauren Etta, Ally Frank tally 22 assists each
Green Wave hold pair of practices in preparation for 2014 campaign with focus on learning
Career Notes: Three-year letterwinner has recorded 253 kills (0.98/set), 35 assists (0.14/set), 34 service aces (0.13/set), 155 digs (0.60/set) and 178 blocks (0.69/set) in 77 matches and 257 sets of action during her career...also a member of Tulane's sand volleyball team where she has accumulated a career record of 27-26, including an 18-18 mark in dual-match action...claimed Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll, C-USA Academic Medal and Tulane 3.0 Club distinction in each of her first three collegiate seasons.
2013: Played in 24 matches with 11 starts and saw action in 65 sets as a junior...totaled 53 kills, 28 blocks, 24 digs, nine assists and four service aces...tallied five-plus kill matches five times, including a season-best eight on 15 swings for a .533 attack percentage vs Florida A&M (9/13) during the Allstate Sugar Bowl Collegiate Classic...had three-plus digs on five occasions with a season-high of four vs Rider (8/31)...posted five multiple-block outings, including a season-best six (all assists) at Rice (11/10) and vs Middle Tennessee (11/17)...added a two-assist effort at UAB (11/1)...off the court, was a member of the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll and Tulane's 3.0 Club while claiming C-USA Academic Medalist honors after posting a 3.875 cumulative grade point average.
2012: Saw action in 27 matches with 25 starts and played in 107 sets as a sophomore...led the team in blocks (101) and blocks per set (0.94) while sitting second in aces (23) and fourth in attack percentage (.172) to go with 93 kills, 89 digs and 15 assists...finished 10th in Conference USA in blocks per set and 15th in aces per set (0.21)...posted six-plus kill performances five times, including a season-high nine vs UAB (9/30), Houston (10/21) and Tulsa (11/1)...tallied three-plus dig outings on 20 occasions, including a career-best eight vs Nevada (8/24) during the Fairfield Inn North Baylor Classic...recorded 24 multiple-block matches, including a career-high nine (3 solo, 6 assists) vs Mississippi State (9/7) in the Allstate Sugar Bowl Collegiate Classic...added five multiple-ace outings with a career-best of three vs Memphis (9/28)...had a pair of assists vs Memphis and Houston...off the court, was a member of the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll and Tulane's 3.0 Club while claiming C-USA Academic Medalist honors after posting a 3.846 cumulative grade point average.
2011: Played in 26 matches with 22 starts and saw action in 85 sets as a true freshman...finished fourth on the team in blocks (49), blocks per set (0.58) and attack percentage (.180) to go with 107 kills, 42 digs, 11 assists and seven service aces...had seven-plus kill performances six times and three-plus dig outings on eight occasions, including a career-high 12 kills and a season-best six digs at FIU (9/9)...tallied 13 multiple-block efforts, including a season-best seven (1 solo, 6 assists) vs Tulsa (11/6)...had two aces vs Idaho State (8/26) during the Tiger Invitational and at Memphis (11/11)...added a pair of multiple-assist outings with a season-high of three vs Houston (11/18)...off the court, was a member of the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll and Tulane's 3.0 Club while claiming C-USA Academic Medalist honors after posting a 3.744 cumulative grade point average.
High School: Four-year letterwinner at Lovett High for coach Mary Buczek...helped lead the Lions to a combined 102-44 overall record and a 34-7 league mark with four trips to the state playoffs, including a runner-up showing as a freshman and Final 4 appearance as a junior...named first-team all-area in each of her final three prep seasons, honorable-mention all-state as a junior and first-team all-state as a senior...voted team captain and named to the GVCA All-Star Team as a senior...received the Coach's Award as a sophomore...played two seasons of club volleyball for TCA Black...also lettered three years in basketball where she was a first-team all-region selection...played seven seasons of AAU basketball with the Georgia Pistols where she helped lead the team to four state runner-up finishes...off the court, was a member of the National Honor Society, was an eight-time member of the Headmaster's List and received the Scholar-Athlete Award as a senior.
Personal: Born Olivia Kathlyn Utt on Aug. 8, 1992, in Atlanta, Ga...daughter of Ben and Elizabeth Utt...has one brother, Garrett, who played football at Duke...father, Ben, played football collegiately at Georgia Tech and in the NFL with the Baltimore/Indianapolis Colts from 1982-89...majoring in legal studies and finance.