OCU Signs Central Crossing Two Sport Star Olivia Davis

GROVE CITY, OH - The OCU athletic department is pleased to announce the addition of Olivia Davis to the women's volleyball and basketball programs.  Davis was a two sport star for the Comets of Central Crossing High School where she played under the direction of head coaches Neil Homan and Julie Evans. 

“She’s in the top 10 percent in her class academic-wise, and attitude-wise she’s always great off the court,” said Hohman, whose team had a record breaking 2011-12 season. “She’s been a great leader for us and leaves really big shoes to fill in that regard."

Davis had a star studded prep career at Central Crossing.  In her senior year she received OCC Central Division All-Conference honors in both Basketball and Volleyball.  She enjoyed a strong season on the basketball court, averaging 13.5 points and 12.3 rebounds per game.  She was selected as the OCC Central Division Player of the Year for her strong showing.  She was also honored as Third Team All-District in addition to being named a District 10 All-Star selection.  “I felt that we had a great season,” said Davis, whose team finished 18-4 overall and 11-3 in the OCC-Central Division.

Olivia brings size, length, and athleticism to the court and has been dominant in the paint and at the net.  "She has a very unique skill set," said OCU basketball coach Mandy Wray.  "With her height and length she is naturally strong on the interior and on the boards but she also is a gifted shooter from three point range.  It is hard to find a player with that kind of skill set, and as good of an athlete as Olvia is, she is an even better person off of the floor.  Because of that we are very excited to get to work with her."

"Olivia will help us defend and attack at the net," said OCU volleyball coach Dave Hopewell.  "She is a natural leader and her being on the court will make us better immediately."

Davis joins an OCU volleyball team that will look to make a run at a first ever Mid-East Region championship this Fall.  She joins an OCU basketball program that is coming fresh off of a 2012 Final Four appearance after reaching their 3rd straight NCCAA National Tournament.

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