Amy Olson
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Amy Olson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Bloomington, Ill.

High School:
Bloomington Central Catholic

Height:
5-4

Position:
DS

Birthdate:
05/06/1987

Experience:
3L

2007: Appeared in 36 games, after seeing action in just 40 games in her first two years combined with the Redbirds ... had a career-high 36 digs ... received at a .828 clip on 29 attempts ... played a season-high three games four times ... tied her season-best with five digs against 14th-seeded Colorado State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament ... tallied five digs and recorded a flawless 1.000 reception percentage against Evansville (Nov. 16) ... registered four digs at Ball State (Sept. 8).

2006: Appeared in 11 matches ... had 15 digs on the season ... recorded a season-best five digs in the come-from-behind win over Florida A&M (Sept. 8) ... had four digs apiece against both DePaul (Sept. 2) and Missouri State (Sept. 17) ... tallied a perfect 1.000 reception percentage in six individual matches ... received at a .931 clip for the season.

2005: Saw spot action as a serving specialist ... served key point No. 23 to help put Illinois State in position to come back from 16-10 down to win game two in a 3-0 sweep of Northern Iowa (10/7) ... first-career service ace versus Drake (9/23).

High School/Club: First-team all-conference, averaging 3.1 digs and 0.72 aces per game as a senior ... team captain and voted best defensive player ... averaged 2.1 digs and 0.52 aces per game as a junior, while helping her team to a 35-4 record, third place in the Illinois High School Athletic Association Class A State Tournament, and the conference title ... averaged 1.0 aces per game as a sophomore, helping her team to a 36-5 record ... also played softball three years in high school ... part of Illini Elite 16-and-under team, which placed third in the Asics National Championships in 2003.

Personal: Major is finance ... daughter of Kevin and Jane Olson, with sister Katie, who played volleyball at Wisconsin-Whitewater and Indianapolis ... her mother played basketball at Elgin Community College ... both of her parents are Illinois State alums ... National Honor Society ... Who's Who Among American High School Students ... full name is Amy Michelle Olson, born 5-6-87.