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
• 2015 Academic All-Big 12 (first team)
• 2014 Academic All-Big 12 (first team)
• 2013 Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team
• 2013 Big 12 Rookie of the Week (Oct. 14)
• Seven-time Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll selection
2017 (Redshirt Senior):
Finished her career with 445 kills in her five-year career at Baylor…Totaled 259 career blocks in the middle and on the right side…Made 11 starts during senior season, including eight in a row on the right side…Had a season-best eight kills on a .583 hitting efficiency at West Virginia on Nov. 19…Also posted seven kills on nine attacks (.778 attack effort) against Kansas State on Nov. 15…Had season highs against TCU on Nov. 1 with five blocks and three digs vs. the Horned Frogs…Finished collegiate career with four kills on 10 swings vs. Colorado in the NCAA Second Round on Dec. 2…Also added three kills vs. Miami (Ohio) in the NCAA First Round on Dec. 1…Is only one of three Bears to appear in back-to-back NCAA Tournaments…Earned spot on the Academic All-Big 12 First Team for the third time…Named to the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll during the fall semester.
2016 (True Senior – Redshirt):
Spent the season recovering from a preseason injury…Did not participate in any matches…Named to Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll in fall and spring semesters.
Played in 105 sets and all 30 matches...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 on Sept. 12 and TCU on Nov. 11...Led the team in blocks for the second-consecutive season...Posted a career-high 11 blocks vs. Cal Poly on Sept. 5...Named to the Academic All-Big 12 first team...Earned fall Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll recognition.
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 on Oct. 2...Earned all-tournament honors in the Baylor Invitational...Season-high in blocks with eight vs. TAMU-CC on 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 fall Dean’s List recognition.
An impact freshman for Baylor in 2013, playing in 26 matches and starting 16...Ranked 16th in Big 12 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 on Nov. 23...Had a season-high eight blocks to go with four kills in a five-set loss to LSU on Sept. 20...Named Big 12 Rookie of the Week on Oct. 14 after she had seven kills (.583) and four blocks in Baylor’s win over West Virginia on Oct. 9...Named to the Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team.
Played four seasons of varsity volleyball...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 team to the TAPPS 3A playoffs her senior season...A two-time academic all-state selection...Four-year honor roll selection...Member of National Honor Society and volunteered at local food pantry.
Given name is Omotola Monioluwa Itiola...Goes by Tola...Born in Nigeria... Daughter of Timothy Itiola and the late Nike Itiola...Majoring in health science studies.