McDaniel, Mikesky selected to C-USA First Team
Rice clinches berth in C-USA Championship
Rice returns home to host Southern Miss Thursday at 6 p.m.
Rice travels to Louisiana Tech on Sunday
Rice improves to 3-1 in C-USA play
2014 (Fr.): Became the seventh Owl in school history to be named to the C-USA All-Freshman Team ... earned the C-USA Defensive Player of the Week (11/3) ... named the Owls' Newcomer of the Year ... played in 79 sets ... recorded a team season-high nine blocks in a win over James Madison (Sept. 13) ... had a season-high 11 kills in the C-USA Championship game vs. WKU (Nov. 23) ... second on the Owls with 89 blocks ... fifth on the team with 118 kills ... totaled 172.0 points ... ranked fourth in C-USA play in blocks per set (1.08) ... named to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
High School: Part of a Lewisville team that won the LTC Tournament and qualified for the playoffs for the first time in 10 years in 2013 ...A four year starter, selected two-time all-district first-team selection and finished academically in the top 10 percent of her class all three years.
Personal: Full name: Portia Chioma Okafor ... Born: Jan. 12, 1996 ... Parents: Peter and Jacinta Okafor ... Her brother, Goldstein Okafor. ran track at Texas State and her cousin, Claire Uke, is an All-American thrower at Rice ... College: Brown College ...played club ball for Texas Advantage in 2013 for the TAV 17s Black and for Instinct VBC, 2011-12.
Volleyball Team Falls In First Round at C-USA...
11/20/2015 - The Rice volleyball team jumped out to a solid opening set, but Southern Miss rallied to claim each of the next three on the way to a 17-25, 25-15,...
Mikesky Named to C-USA All-Academic Team
11/19/2015 - Rice junior outside hitter Leah Mikesky was selected to the Conference USA All-Academic Volleyball Team, the league office announced Thursday...
Owls Begin C-USA Tournament Friday vs. Southern...
11/19/2015 - The Rice Owls volleyball team opens the C-USA Championship against Southern Miss on Friday at 2 p.m. in San Antonio.
Volleyball Places Five on All-C-USA Teams
11/17/2015 - Rice volleyball had five players named to the 2015 All-Conference USA Volleyball teams for a second consecutive season, the league office announced...
Volleyball Sweeps UAB to Close Regular Season
11/14/2015 - The Rice Owls volleyball team closed out the C-USA regular season with a 3-0 sweep (25-17, 25-15, 25-19) of the UAB Blazers Saturday afternoon at...
Owls Win In Five Sets On Senior Night
11/12/2015 - Madison McDaniel, Leah Mikesky and Noelle Whitlock all posted double-doubles to help the Rice Owls volleyball team secure the team’s 20th win...
Volleyball Set to Host UTEP on Senior Day
11/11/2015 - The Rice Owls volleyball team closes out the 2015 C-USA season this week with a pair of matches, beginning Thursday at Tudor Fieldhouse vs. UTEP on...
Volleyball Announces Three Signings
11/11/2015 - Rice volleyball head coach Genny Volpe announced the signing of three student-athletes on Wednesday to enroll in school and join the Owls in 2016.
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