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Bev Oden

Position: Middle B1ocker
Olympic #: 7
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 175 lbs.
DOB: March 9, 1971
Hometown: Irvine, California
College: Stanford
Team USA 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 vs. 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 vs. 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-matchmark with 41 kills

member of silver medal-winningsquads 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 in Millington, Tennessee

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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