Bev Oden




Bev Oden
Position: Middle Blocker
Height: 6-2 Weight: 175
Birthdate: March 9, 1971
Hometown: Irvine, Calif.
College: Stanford University
Team USA member since: 1992

Major international competition: 1995 World Cup ... 1995 World Grand Prix (gold) ... 1995 Canada Cup (gold) ... 1995 Pan American Games (silver) ... 1994 World Championship ... 1994 World Grad Prix ... 1994 Goodwill Games (silver) ... 1993 NORCECA Zone Championship (silver) ... 1991 Pan American Games.

Highlights with USA national team: MVP of 1995 Canada Cup in Winnipeg ... rejoined USA program on a full-time basis in April 1994 and enjoyed an outstanding season ... nominated for '94 USOC Athlete of the Year honors ... was instrumental in Team USA's win of Group D at '94 World Championships, including 20-kill effort versus Japan (10-23-94) that put Americans in quarterfinals ... was third-best attacker of '94 World Grand Prix with a .508 spiking average and 153 kills ... the kill leader in two '94 Goodwill Games matches (including 18-for-21 performance versus Germany, 8-2-94), helping lead a largely inexperienced USA team to the silver medal ... led USA women to '93 World University Games finals in Buffalo, N.Y. ... given extended tryout with USA team in Jan. 1992, and became full-time member in April, 1992 ... played on '91 Pan American Games and World University Games (bronze medal) teams ... also saw action with USA 'B' team in summer of 1990.

Other volleyball achievements: Named 1994 "rookie of the year" on Bud Light four-player beach circuit, as a member of Team Paul Mitchell.

College/high school: Guided Stanford to '92 NCAA title ... became first player to earn AVCA first-team All-America honors four times ... led Stanford to number one ranking throughout the majority of 1991 ... named 1990 NCAA Player of the Year, Pac-10 Player of the Year and winner of the Honda Award for volleyball ... earned All-America and all-conference recognition during each of her three years at Stanford ... '89 Pac-10 Freshman of the Year ... ranks among top five in Cardinal annals in career total blocks (498, 3rd) and kills (1,305, 4th) ... owns school's single-match mark with 41 kills ... member of silver medal-winning squads at U.S. Olympic Festivals in 1987 and 1989 ... coached at Stanford by Don Shaw ... a 1989 graduate of Irvine (Calif.) High School, where she was tabbed as Volleyball Monthly's 1988 Player of the Year ... named most valuable player at '89 U.S. Junior Olympic Volleyball Championships ... IHS won state and CIF titles in 1987-88 ... coached at IHS by Mark McKenzie.

Personal: Born March 9, 1971 in Millington, Tenn. ... received undergraduate degree in psychology from Stanford in 1994 ... older sisters Kim (1988 and 1992 Olympian) and Elaina (1992 Olympian) also play on national team and are also former NCAA Player of the Year honorees.



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