Maryland Volleyball BIO
Marissa Odom
Player Profile:
Marissa Odom 1202842
Position: Defensive Specialist
Height: 5'9"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Gainesville, Fla.
High School: Oak Hall
Club: Gainesville Juniors
Experience: Transfer

On Odom
Will compete for playing time as a libero and defensive specialist ... good ball control skills ... energetic player with good work ethic.

As a Senior (2010)
Set new career-high in digs against Willliam & Mary (9/18)...Added five digs and one assist against Tulane (9/11)...Tallied eight digs vs. Penn (9/10)...Recorded nine digs against Bradley (9/4).

As a Junior (2009)
Played in 25 matches and 39 sets ... recorded 28 digs ... tallied a season-high eight digs early in the season vs. Youngstown State (8/29).

As a Sophomore (2008)
Saw action in three matches ... recorded a dig at Tulane (9/13).

As a Freshman at Georgia Southern (2007)
Played in 30 matches and made nine starts for the Eagles as a defensive specialist ... finished third on team with 264 digs ... recorded 15 service aces.

Before Maryland
Played at Gainesville Juniors ... Played three years of volleyball at Oak Hall, reaching the state semifinals all three years ... recorded more than 1,000 kills and 1,000 digs in prep career for the Eagles, the first player in area history to do so ... 2006 Dairy Farmer Class 2A Player of the Year in Florida ... two-time first-team all-state selection ... Gainesville Sun Player of the Year in 2005 and 2006 ... Beef Brady Scholar Athlete ... played six years of club ball for Jeff Reavis' Gainesville Juniors ... participated in 2004 and 2007 Junior Olympics ... traveled to Europe with Florida All-Stars.

Marissa Iside Odom ... daughter of John Odom and Mary Schiavone-Odom ... sister, Olivia, is on competitive cheer team at Maryland ... class president in junior and senior years of high school ... named most athletic in 2007 graduating class ... won Eagle and AP Ceramic Awards ... favorite athlete is cyclist Lance Armstrong ... enjoys art, wakeboarding and shopping ... chose Maryland for the coaches ... also recruited by Central Florida and South Florida ... criminal justice major.




Digs16, vs. William & Mary (9/18/10)
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