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Portia Okafor
Portia  Okafor

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Lewisville, Texas

High School:
Lewisville HS

Height:
6-2

Position:
MB

Experience:
2L


09/25/2016

Volleyball Wins Fifth Straight

Owls sweep Louisiana Tech

09/23/2016

Owls Rally to Defeat UTEP in C-USA Opener

Harris ties career-high with 25 kills

09/17/2016

Volleyball Defeats Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, 3-1

Owls go for third straight win tonight (7:30 p.m.) vs. Houston

09/16/2016

Owls Dominant in Sweep of Yale

Rice snaps three-match losing streak

09/14/2016

Owls Drop Five-Set Heartbreaker to Texas Tech

Rice to host Adidas Invitational II beginning Friday

2015 (So.): All-C-USA Second Team...played in 120 sets...led the Owls in total blocks (127) and hitting percentage (.361-fourth-best single-season in Rice history)...fifth on the team in total kills (223)...selected the C-USA Defensive Player of the Week (9/28)...posted a double-double with 11 kills and a season-high 11 blocks in a win over Yale (9/5)...had 10 kills in a win over FIU (9/25)...six matches with 10 or more kills, including a season-high 13 in a win at Charlotte (10/4)...hit a season-high .818 (9-of-11) in a win over Stephen F. Austin (9/19)...posted 4 solo blocks at Baylor (9/19)...named to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.

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.

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