Men's Volleyball

    Gio Altamura
    Gio  Altamura


    Manhattan Beach, Calif.

    High School:
    Mira Costa High

    Height / Weight:
    5-11 / 170


    2007: Altamura will compete for time at setter as a senior in 2007 ... He also is USC's co-captain for the second year ...

    2006: He served as the backup setter as a junior in 2006 ... He saw action in 19 matches, primarily as a serving specialist ... Overall, he had 21 assists and 1 ace ... He was a team co-captain ...

    2005: He served as a backup setter as a sophomore in 2005 ... He saw action in just 4 matches, including starting once (Cal State Northridge) ... Overall, he had 57 assists, 4 digs and 4 blocks ...

    2004: A transfer from Ohio State, he saw action in 20 matches as a backup setter as a redshirt freshman in 2004 ... He started 3 early-season matches ... Overall, he had 329 assists, 37 digs, 12 kills and 7 blocks ...

    OHIO STATE: He redshirted as a first-year freshman setter at Ohio State in 2003 ...

    HIGH SCHOOL: He was a 2-time (2001-02) All-CIF DIvision II first team selection at Mira Costa High in Manhattan Beach (Calif.) ... As a 2002 senior, he also was on the Volleyball Fab 50 team, South Bay Daily Breeze All-South Bay first team and All-Bay League MVP ... As a 2001 junior, his other honors included South Bay Daily Breeze All-South Bay first team and All-Bay League first team ... Mira Costa won Volleyball magazine's national championship in 2001 and was runnerup in 2002 ... Mira Costa also won the CIF Division II title in 2001 and 2002 ... He also played water polo at Mira Costa ...

    PERSONAL: He made the USA Junior Olympics Boys 18 Open All-Tournament team in 2000, 2001 and 2002 (earning MVP honors in 2001) ... He was the first setter to be a 3-time All-Tourney pick in the 18s ... His Long Beach Club team won the 2001 and 2002 Junior Olympics (and was the runnerup in 2000) ... He was a member of the Surf City Volleyball Club team that won the Junior Olympics Boys 14 Open title ... He likes to surf ... His full first name is Giovanni ... He is a public management and planning major at USC ... Birthdate is May 13, 1983.

    Altamura's Stats
    2004 (Fr.)...422012825.16032929237161
    2005 (So.)...84104.250570304040
    2006 (Jr.)...3419213.333211600011

    Career single-match highs: 3 kills (Long Beach State, 2004), 8 digs (UC San Diego, 2004), 3 blocks (Cal State Northridge, 2005)