Countdown to First Serve: Meet Olivia Dailey

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Our first feature on an incoming freshman is Olivia Dailey. Dailey is a setter from Trussville, Ala. 

Dailey arrived on campus in January and competed in spring practice. She comes to Kentucky after earning AAU All-America honors in 2014. Dailey competed for the Southern Performance Volleyball Club and helped her AAU team to a fifth-place finish at AAU Nationals in the 18 Premier Division. Dailey was also named to the 18’s division JVA All-National team in 2013. She is ranked 43rd in the Prep Volleyball’s “Senior Aces.” 

Now it’s time to get to know Olivia a little bit better …
 

Quick Facts 

Birthplace: Birmingham, Ala.
Parents: Robert and Julie Dailey
Twitter Handle: @oliviadailey
Major: Undergraduate Studies 

Things to Know about Olivia on the court … 

The best part about being a UK student-athlete is … the support of the 
Big Blue Nation.

What I like most about Coach Skinner and the staff … they do everything to help you succeed. 

I’m most looking forward to ______ this season: my first match.

I chose my jersey number because … of the staff and how much energy
the team plays with.

My goals for the season are: to help this team win an SEC Championship.


What you need to know about Olivia off of the court … 

I first started playing volleyball when I was ... 7.

When I'm not playing volleyball, I like to ... hang out with friends.

If I didn't play volleyball, I'd play ... golf.


The person who has influenced me most in life is ... my mom.

A talent I'd like to have is ... to sing well.

If I had a Derby horse I would name it ... Clash.



The first concert I ever went to was ... Justin Beiber.

When I was in elementary school my favorite movie was ... Toy Story.


Single-match and season tickets for the 2015 campaign are on sale now. Season tickets begin at $35, and single-game ticket information can be found here. More information on how to buy tickets can be found here or by calling the UK Ticket Office at 800-928-CATS.

Kentucky’s Memorial Coliseum will play host to the NCAA Regionals Dec. 11-12. UK is one of four sites selected for the Sweet 16 and Elite Eight matchups with one team advancing to the Final Four in Omaha, Neb., from the Lexington Region. This marks the third time in five seasons Memorial Coliseum will host this premier volleyball event.

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