Martone tallies 16 kills, 17 digs in the loss; Green Wave conclude the year with 6-21 record
Grot, Jovic combine for 27 kills as the Green Wave post first straight-sets win of the year
Green Wave look to send Senior Class of Izabela Grot, Milica Jovic and Lilly Wolfe out in style
Grot, Mandelbaum, Wolfe post double-doubles; Weaver tallies career-best 32 digs in the loss
Green Wave look for solid finish down the stretch and earn a spot in the postseason championship tournament
Junior (2013): Appeared in 65 sets during 24 matches, with 11 starts...totaled 53 kills, nine assists, four service aces, 24 digs, 28 total blocks and 71.0 total points...ranked sixth on the team in kills per set (0.82) and points per set (1.09) while ranking seventh on the team in kills (53), service aces (four), total blocks (28) and points (71)...had a season best four digs while adding six kills against Rider (8/31)...tallied a season-high eight kills to go along with four blocks and a .533 hitting percentage against Florida A&M (9/13)...notched six kills versus Savannah State (9/21)...posted a season-high two service aces at UAB (10/1)...started the final four regular season Conference USA matches at Tulsa (11/8), at Rice (11/10), against Louisiana Tech (11/15) and against Middle Tennessee (11/17) while also starting the Conference USA Championship match opener versus UAB (11/22)...tallied a season-high six blocks at Tulsa (11/8)...added another six blocks against Middle Tennessee (11/17).
Earned Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll Honors for a 3.0 cumulative GPA and the C-USA Academic Medal for a 3.75 cumulative GPA in the spring.
Sophomore (2012): Appeared in 27 matches, starting 25 and playing in a total of 107 sets...posted 93 kills in 291 attempts, 15 assists, 23 service aces, five total receptions, 89 digs and 101 total blocks (13 solo)...scored a total of 173.0 points...first on the team in total blocks and solo blocks...second on the squad with 23 service aces...fifth on the team in points...sixth on the team in kills...tenth in Conference USA in blocks per set (0.94)...15th in the league in service aces per set (0.21)...88 block assists are tied for 25th in a single season...recorded a season-high nine kills against UAB (Sept. 30) and against Houston (Oct. 21)...notched two assists against Memphis (Sept. 28) and against Houston (Oct. 21)...posted three service aces against Memphis (Sept. 28)... boasted a dig in all but three matches...season high eight digs came versus Nevada (Aug. 24) in the season opener...nine total blocks were a season high, coming against Mississippi State(Sept. 7), with three of the blocks as solo blocks, also a season-high...scored in double digits five times: against Texas A&M- Corpus Christi (10.0 points, Aug. 25), Mississippi State (12.0 points, Sept. 7), UAB (12.5 points, Sept. 30), Houston (12.0 points, Oct. 21) and Tulsa (11.0 points, Nov. 1)...earned Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll and Conference USA Academic Medal honors.
Freshman (2011): Appeared in 26 matches with 22 starts and played in 85 total sets...sat third on the squad in solo blocks (6)...ranked fourth on the team in attacking percentage (.180) and total blocks (49)...had one double-digit kill match...posted five kills in her collegiate debut versus North Dakota State (8/26) and followed that with six kills and two service aces versus Idaho State (8/26)...had 12 kills and six digs at FIU (9/9)...collected seven kills and four blocking assists in the finale of the Kathy Trosclair Memorial versus South Alabama (9/17)...had eight kills in the first match at SMU (10/8) and nine kills in the second match at SMU (10/9)...collected six kills, three digs and three blocking assists versus Marshall (10/14)...had four kills and four blocking assists versus Southern Miss (10/19)...posted our kills, five digs and two total blocks (1 solo, 1 assist) versus UTEP (10/23)...tallied seven kills at East Carolina (10/28) and at Marshall (10/30), with four blocking assists versus the Thundering Herd...added three kills to seven blocking assists in the second match versus Tulsa (11/6)...had four kills and five total blocks (1 solo, 4 assists) against Houston (11/18)...had six kills and added four digs versus Rice (11/20)...was a Tulane 3.0 Club and Conference USA Commissioner Honor Roll Selection...also earned the Conference USA Academic Medal, which is awarded to student-athletes who maintain a GPA of 3.75 or higher.
About Olivia Utt
Prep: Lettered all four years for head coach Mary Buczek at Lovett High School...earned team captain and team MVP honors during her senior season...earned First Team All-State and All-Area as a senior...helped the Lions to the Georgia State Final Four during her senior campaign...was also a First Team All-Area pick during her sophomore and junior seasons...earned Honorable Mention All-State accolades as a junior...also lettered three seasons in basketball...helped the Georgia Pistols to four AAU State Runner-up finishes...was a First Team All-Region pick in basketball...was a member of the National Honor Society...earned the Lovett High School Scholar-Athlete Award as a senior.
Personal: Born Olivia Kathlyn Utt on August 8, 1992...daughter of Ben and Liz Utt...has one brother, Garrett...brother Garrett attends Duke on a football scholarship...father Ben played football in college at Georgia Tech before playing in the NFL for the Baltimore/Indianapolis Colts from 1982-1989 and was a part of the 1987 AFC East Champions.