CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Had her career cut short due to lingering issues with her knee...A two-time Southeastern Conference Volleyball Community Service honoree and a five-time SEC Academic Honor Roll member.
2010 (REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE): Started 14 matches and played in 25...Led the team with a .228 hitting percentage while standing third with 1.78 kills per set...Totaled double-digit kills on four occasions and led the squad once...Came on in the first Southeastern Conference match of the year at No. 18 Tennessee (9/17) to post 10 kills and a .320 hitting percentage, both career bests then...Compiled nine kills and a career-best five block assists against Arkansas (10/1)...Had 11 kills in the victory at Mississippi State (10/8)...Hit a career-best .500 with 15 kills in the triumph over Kentucky (10/22)...Posted 12 kills on a .364 hitting percentage to go with four block assists in the win over Alabama (11/12)...Garnered a spot on the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll.
2009 (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN): Played in 22 matches and 41 sets...Started eight times, including in the last five matches of the season...Coming in as a reserve against No. 23 Wichita State (9/12), she held her own with six kills on a .308 hitting percentage...Drew her first career start against Harvard that same day, tallying four kills and five digs...Posted four kills and a career-best eight digs in the win at South Carolina State (11/13)...Followed that with a career-high eight kills to go with six digs against No. 19 LSU...Tallied six kills and seven digs at Tennessee (11/22)...Garnered recognition on the SEC Volleyball Community Service team for the second-straight year...Landed on the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll.
2008 (FRESHMAN): Missed the 2008 season recovering from a knee injury suffered in high school and a hand injury that occurred during a practice session...Received a medical redshirt...Named to the 2008 SEC Volleyball Community Service Team and the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll.
HIGH SCHOOL: A four-year letterwinner for coaches Tom Teeter and Bill Cottrell at Gabriel Richard High School...Missed most of her senior year after a knee injury, but was a candidate for Michigan's Miss Volleyball award...Also named by the Detroit Free Press as one of their top five "Players to Know"...Still earned all-area academic award in 2007...Averaged 6.7 kills per game and hit .367 during her abbreviated senior season...Earned first-team all-region and all-Catholic recognition as a junior...Named the Class C District Championship MVP in 2006...Named to the first of her two All-Downriver teams as a junior...As a sophomore, garnered honorable mention on the all-league and All-Downriver teams...Played with the Michigan Elite club team under coach Ed Ruhl...Her team won the Motor City Tournament in 2008, the AAU state tourney in 2007 while they won the silver division at the ASICS event in 2006...An Academic Top 10 and Principal's List member, Ryder earned the Phi Beta Kappa, Kiwanis Academic and Michigan Merit awards.
PERSONAL: The daughter of Marc and Mary Ann, her full name is Olivia Rose Ryder...Has two siblings, Donald and Lauren...Likes to water ski, rollerblade, read, shop and play ping pong...An exercise science major.
RYDER'S CAREER HIGHS
Kills: 15, Kentucky (10/22/10) Attacks: 27, Mississippi State (10/8/10) Hitting Percentage (Min. 12 Attacks): .500, Kentucky (10/22/10) Assists: 2, 3x, last Kentucky (10/22/10) Service Aces: N/A Digs: 8, South Carolina State (11/13/09) Block Solos: 1, Auburn (11/5/10) Block Assists: 5, Arkansas (10/1/10) Total Blocks: 5, Arkansas (10/1/10)