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Olivia Dailey


Player profile

Redshirt Senior
Trussville, Ala.
high school
The Cahaba School
other college
Ohio State

Career Accolades:

2020-21 ACC Academic Honor Roll
2017 SEC Champion (Kentucky)
2016 AVCA All-America Honorable Mention
2016 AVCA All-Southeastern Region
2016 All-SEC Honoree
2016 FloVolleyball National Player of the Week
2016 SEC Offensive Player of the Week
Five-Time SEC Setter of the Week

2020 – Redshirt Senior Season (Florida State):

Led the Seminoles as the team’s primary setter with 477 assists and 7.69 assists per set…Also finished fourth on FSU with 25 total blocks…Led FSU with 24 service aces…Her 0.39 service aces per set rank 22nd in program history in a single season…Her .966 service percentage ranks 24th…Totaled 50 assists in a thrilling five-set victory over Notre Dame on March 12…Added 49 assists in a five-set win over UCF on Feb. 26…Contributed a season-high 10.5 points vs. UCF…Also had 40+ assists vs. Pittsburgh (40) and North Carolina (44) in the spring season…Totaled 57 assists in four matches played in the fall 2020…In FSU’s 3-1 win at Miami, she recorded 22 assists…Averaged 4.38 assists per set in FSU’s well-known 6/2 system…Averaged 1.85 digs per set in the fall.

2019 – Redshirt Senior Season (Ohio State):

Did not play as she was recovering from injury…received a sixth-year medical hardship waiver for the 2020 season.

2018 – Redshirt Junior Season (Ohio State):

Led Ohio State with 635 assists and 8.70 assists per set…totaled 115 digs, 32 kills, 21 blocks and seven service aces…recorded 19 matches with double-figure assist totals, including 11 with at least 35 assists…startling debut with the Buckeyes when she totaled 12 digs and had 50 assists vs. Albany…career-high 62 assists in season finale at Iowa…had four double-doubles…started in 17 matches.

2017 – Junior Season (Kentucky):

Played in five matches for Kentucky…averaged 1.67 assists per set…received a medical redshirt for the 2018 season in response to her 2017 year.

2016 – Sophomore Season (Kentucky):

Enjoyed an outstanding sophomore campaign…her 11.78 assists per set were fourth nationally and second in the SEC…Dailey’s 12.41 assists per set in SEC play marked the highest in the league…her 1,202 assists marked the sixth-most during the 25-point rally scoring era…led the Wildcats in assists in every match she played…earned one of her five SEC Setter of the Week awards after registering 60 assists vs. Texas A&M…had 37 assists and seven digs in a road win vs. No. 5 Florida…combined for 87 assists in a week’s worth of matches vs. Georgia and Mississippi State.

2015 – Freshman Season (Kentucky):

Made seven starts in 28 matches played…Had 66 digs and 19 service aces…dug 10 balls in her NCAA Tournament debut vs. American (Dec. 4).

High School/Club:

Went to school at The Cahaba School…earned AAU All-America Honors in 2014…rated 43rd in Prep Volleyball’s Senior Aces.


  • Major: International Affairs.
  • What National Day do you love to celebrate? National Dog Day.
  • What current issue do you follow the most? The 2020 Presidential Election.
  • Outside of volleyball, what is a career aspiration you have? To be a director of operations/stay in athletics.
  • What might be the single-most interesting thing about you? I am ambidextrous.
  • During the COVID-19 pandemic, what has life been like for you? A lot of school work, a lot of working out/volleyball, a lot of Netflix, and a lot of time with my dog.
  • If you wrote an autobiography, what would the title be? Oh, the Places Volleyball Allowed Me to Go.
  • How has volleyball shaped your life? I have played volleyball since I was 7 years old and the sport has ultimately shaped me to be the woman I am today. I have gained so many valuable experiences and have been given so many opportunities because of this sport
  • What shows are you streaming/watching these days? 90 Day Fiancé/Hell’s Kitchen.
  • What are some of your favorite songs/artists? Drake, The Weeknd.
  • What does being a Seminole mean to you? It means everything to me. It has allowed me to pursue a Master’s degree, continue my volleyball career, and meet some amazing people.