University of Iowa Athletics

#9 Annika Olsen

Height 5-8
Class Sr.
Hometown Johns Creek, Ga.
High School Johns Creek
Previous School Georgia Tech
Annika Olsen - Volleyball - University of Iowa Athletics

Hawk Items…Transferred to Iowa after a season with Georgia Tech… one of five Hawkeyes to start every match (33) and appear in every set (115) in 2015… led the team and the Big Ten with a 4.75 digs per set average.

2017 as a Senior… Appeared in all 33 matches at libero… finished career ranked No. 5 in all-time digs (1,556) in program history… led Iowa and the Big Ten with 555 digs and 4.83 digs per set… recorded 343 digs and 58 assists in Big Ten play…  had 10 matches with 20-or-more digs and reached double digits in digs in 30 matches… had 13 digs against No. 5 Nebraska on Nov. 25… recorded 18 digs at Ohio State on Nov. 18… had 20 digs against Ohio State on Nov. 11… tallied 26 digs, three assists, and a kill against No. 22 Purdue on Nov. 5… registered 20 digs against Indiana on Nov. 3… registered 23 digs and two assists at No. 10 Michigan State on Oct. 28… amassed 19 digs against Northwestern on Oct. 21… tied a personal-best 29 digs against Illinois on Oct. 20… tallied 21 digs at No. 6 Minnesota on Oct. 15… registered a personal-best 29 digs and five assists at Indiana on Oct. 11… tallied 14 digs and six assists against No. 4 Nebraska on Oct. 7… amassed 18 digs against No. 22 Michigan on Oct. 4… registered 15 digs against No. 3 Minnesota on Sept. 30… had 12 digs and four assists against No. 7 Wisconsin on Sept. 29… chipped in 13 digs and three assists at No. 2 Penn State on Sept. 23… registered a season-high 24 digs at American on Sept. 16… recorded 18 digs and an ace against NIU on Sept. 9… had 19 digs and an ace against Iowa State on Sept. 8… tallied 11 digs against NIU on Sept. 8… had a kill and 16 digs against Indiana State on Sept. 2… recorded 21 kills in both matches against Coastal Carolina (Sept. 1 and 2)… had two aces against Indiana State on Sept. 2… racked up 19 digs and five aces at Long Beach State on Aug. 26… collected 14 digs and five aces vs. Wright State on Aug. 25.

2016 as a Junior… Appeared in all 32 matches as Iowa’s libero… one of five to play in every set… led the team with 445 digs… collected 72 assists and 13 service aces… posted 291 digs and 40 assists in Big Ten action… tallied 25 digs against No. 14 Michigan State on Nov. 26… racked up 19 digs at No. 1 Nebraska on Nov. 9… amassed 15 digs at No. 11 Penn State on Nov. 5… tallied 21 digs against Northwestern on Oct. 28… had two kills and a 1.000 hitting percentage against Northwestern… chipped in 22 digs in Iowa’s win over No. 24 Illinois… amassed 22 digs against No. 4 Wisconsin on Oct. 22… racked up a season-best 25 digs against No. 3 Minnesota on Oct. 21… had 15 digs in Iowa’s victory at Maryland on Oct. 14… tallied 13 digs in Iowa’s upset win over No. 17 Purdue on Oct. 7… registered with 10 digs at Northwestern… amassed a team-high 19 digs against Michigan and 13 against Michigan State…  paced the team in digs throughout the Iowa Invitational, registering 15 against South Dakota and 16 against Lamar… led the team in digs against Montana (16) and NDSU (15)… collected a team-high 22 digs in 3-0 win over Northern Illinois on Aug. 28… led Iowa with 17 digs in 3-1 win over Loyola-Chicago on Aug. 27… named to NIU Invitational All-Tournament Team.

2015 as a Sophomore… Started every match (33)and every set (115) as Iowa’s libero… led the Big Ten with a 4.75 digs per set average… recorded 20 or more digs in 11 matches… registered 84 assists — the second highest total on the team… posted 20 digs against Northern Illinois on Aug. 30… recorded 22 digs in Iowa’s 3-1 win over American on Sept. 6… posted 24 digs against Milwaukee on Sept. 11… registered 16 digs and five assists to help the Hawkeyes to a 3-1 victory over Iowa State on Sept. 11… recorded a 25 digs against Drake on Sept. 19… led the team with 16 digs against Nebraska on Sept. 23… paced the team with 20 digs against Ohio State on Oct. 2… led the team with 23 digs against Michigan on Oct. 7… paced the team with 18 digs against Michigan State on Oct. 10… led the team with 13 digs against Illinois on Oct. 16… posted a team-high 16 digs against Northwestern on Oct. 18… led the team with 22 digs against No. 16 Wisconsin on Oct. 23… posted a team-high 11 digs against No. 8 Minnesota on Oct. 24… led the team with 21 digs against Maryland on Oct. 30… posted a career-high 26 digs in Iowa’s win over Rutgers on Oct. 31 — 11 of her 26 digs came in the third set… recorded 10 digs at Indiana on Nov. 4… registered 22 digs against Purdue on Nov. 7… led the team with 13 digs against Penn State on Nov. 11… recorded six digs and an assist against Wisconsin on Nov. 14… led the team with 19 digs against Ohio State on Nov. 18… led the team with 13 digs against Northwestern on Nov. 21… led the team with 24 digs against Maryland on Nov. 25… paced the team with 11 digs against Michigan State on Nov. 28.

2014 as a Freshman at Georgia Tech… appeared in 113 of 118 sets of her freshman season for the Yellow Jackets… posted double-digit kills in 11 matches… tallied a season-best 21 digs against Boston College… registered a season-high three aces against Wake Forest… led Georgia Tech with 30 digs at the Gamecock Invite… recorded 270 digs (2.39 digs per set) in 2014, the third-highest total on the team… Served up 11 aces and dished out 28 assists in her freshman campaign.

High School… Three-year letterwinner at Johns Creek High School under the direction of Beth Stephens … led the Gladiators to the 2012 Area Championship … named the 2014 Co-Player of the Year for the 6A division in Georgia … voted the most outstanding player twice (2012, 2013)… two-time first team all-state selection (2012, 2013) … played in the A5 club system and was named a 2012 16-under AAU All-American … Led by Coach Jing Hou, a former member of the Chinese national team, and A5 founding member Bob Walker… traveled to Beijing, Nanjing and Shanghai for 10 days in November 2013 to train with and compete against elite Chinese volleyball teams.

Personal… Born December 5, 1995… daughter of Steve and Mary Jo Olsen… has three siblings Kirsten, Erik (her twin), and Anders.