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Ruth  Okoye
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Ruth Okoye

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Aurora, Colo.

High School:
Eaglecrest HS

Height:
6-1

Position:
Middle Blocker

Major:
Undeclared


05/08/2017

Butcher and Andison Earn MVP Honors at DU Awards Night

Women's lacrosse wins Gold Vest Award at 82nd Annual Student-Athlete Awards Banquet

01/24/2017

Denver Volleyball 2016 Year in Review

Fall season signaled first year for Pioneers under direction of head coach Tom Hogan

12/02/2016

Denver's Season Ends in NCAA Opening Round at [9] Stanford

Pioneers fail to advance past the Cardinal on Maples Pavilion

11/26/2016

Pioneers Drop Regular Season Finale against 49ers

Denver awaits selection show on Sunday, Nov. 27 for NCAA Opening Round foe

11/20/2016

Denver Set to Clash with South Dakota in League Championship

Pioneers and Coyotes split regular-season matchups

09/24/2014

DU Volleyball Teams Up With Reading Partners

The Pioneer volleyball team program is making a difference in the community by working with an organization call Reading Partners

09/24/2014

Season Preview: A View From Training Camp

AWARDS AND HONORS:

  • The Summit League Tournament MVP (2015, 2016)
  • All-Summit League Team (2016)
  • The Summit League Defensive Player of the Week (9/6/16)
  • 2016 Aztec Invitational All-Tournament Team


Career Highs:

  •  Kills: 27, San Francisco (9/19/14)
  •  Attacks: 45, San Francisco (9/19/14)
  •  Hitting percentage: .684, South Dakota (11/21/15)
  •  Assists: 2, twice, last Western Illinois (10/9/15)
  •  Service aces: 1, three times, last South Dakota State (10/7/16)
  •  Digs: 4, twice, last Brown (9/12/15)
  •  Blocks: 11, Loyola Marymount (9/2/16)
  •  Block solo: 2, three times, last Oral Roberts (11/4/16)
  •  Block assists: 9, Loyola Marymount (9/2/16)
2016:
  • Appeared in all 116 sets for the Pioneers
  • Led the team with a .358 clip behind second-most kills at 240 and a 2.07 per set average
  • Added 19 digs and finished second with 124 blocks, 11 solo and 113 assisted
  • Became 13th member of DU's 300 blocks club on Oct. 14 against North Dakota State
  • Finished her career eighth on Denver's all-time blocks list
  • Finished 53rd in the NCAA in hitting percentage, 104th in total blocks and 137th in blocks per set
  • Finished second in the Summit League in hitting percentage, second in total blocks and second in blocks per set

2015:

  •  Played in 126 of 128 sets for the Pioneers.
  •  Recorded 12 solo blocks and 115 block assists.
  •  Tallied 221 kills, five assists and 27 digs.

2014:

  • Played in 118 of 122 sets.
  • Finished with 270 kills at 2.29 kills per set and a .314 attack rate.
  • Also recorded 44 digs, 91 total blocks at .77 blocks per set.
  • Had a career-high number of kills (27) against San Francisco (09/19/14).

2013:

  • Started 1-of-14 matches, seeing action in 26 sets.
  • Finished with seven kills, four digs and six blocks.
  • Finished with career-highs in kills (2), attacks (3), digs (2), blocks (2) and block solos (1) against Chicago State (09/06/13).

BEFORE DENVER:

  • Played volleyball for four years at Eaglecrest High School.
  • Selected to Centennial League All-Conference Team.

PERSONAL:

  • Born October 1, 1994 in Denver, Colo.
  • Daughter of Clement and Beatrice.
  • Has two brothers, Isaac and Benjamin.
  • Chose DU because of the great academics and strong belief that the DU volleyball team will be unstoppable.
  • Participated on club volleyball team.
  • Undeclared major.
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