Junior middle hitter shares her experiences at Baylor on and off the court
Bears vie for a spot on one of the U.S. Women’s National Teams
Bears back in the gym looking to hit higher levels in 2016
Bears earn league-best six first team selections
Bears drop season series to Horned Frogs
• 2014 Academic All-Big 12 (first team)
• 2013 Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team
• 2013 Big 12 Rookie of the Week (Oct. 14)
• Six-time Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll selection
2016 (True Senior – Redshirt):
Spend the season recovering from a preseason injury…Did not participate in any matches…Named to Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll during for fall and spring semesters.
Played in 105 sets and all 30 matches for the Bears in her junior season ... Her .329 attack percentage was highest on the team among hitters with 300 or more attacks ... Posted a season-high 11 kills twice, vs. Cleveland State (9/12/15) and TCU (11/11/15) ... Led the team in blocks for the second-consecutive season ... Career-high 11 blocks vs. Cal Poly (9/5/15) ... Named to the Academic All-Big 12 first team ... Earned Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll recognition in the fall semester.
Started in 26 of the 28 matches she played in ... Tallied 160 kills and recorded a team-high .292 hitting percentage ... tallied a career-high 16 kills vs Rice Earned all-tournament honors in the Baylor Invitational ... Season-high in blocks with eight vs. TAMU-CC (Aug. 30) ... Academic All-Big 12 first-team honors ... Named to the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll for both the fall and spring semesters ... Earned Dean’s List recognition for fall semester.
An impact freshman for Baylor in 2013 playing in 26 matches and starting 16 ... Ranked 16th with 76 kills (1.15 per set), but showed her most productivity on the defensive end, collecting 54 blocks (six solo), which ranked fourth on the team ... Had a season-high nine kills in a Big 12 loss to West Virginia (Nov. 23) ... Had a season-high eight blocks to go with four kills in a five-set loss to LSU (Sept. 20) ... Named Big 12 Rookie of the Week (Oct. 14) after she had seven kills (.583) and four blocks in Baylor’s win over West Virginia (Oct. 9) ... Named to the Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team.
Played four seasons of varsity volleyball for three head coaches at Carrollton Christian Academy in Carrollton, Texas ... Earned All-District TAAPS 3-3A honors four times ... Named TAPPS 3-3A District Blocker of the Year and Offensive Player of the Year as a junior ... Earned first-team all-district honors and helped her team to the TAAPS 3A state playoffs her senior season ... Was a two-time academic all-state selection ...Four-year selection on the Honor Roll ... Member of National Honor Society and volunteered at a local food pantry.
Given name is Omotola Itiola but prefers “Tola” ... Daughter of Timothy Itiola and the late Nike Itiola ... Majoring in health science studies.