Women's Basketball

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    Heather Oliver
    Heather Oliver

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Victoria, Australia

    High School:
    Wangaratta HS

    Last College:
    Central Arizona JC

    Height:
    5-10

    Position:
    Guard

    Experience:
    2V

    THIS SEASON
    The Australian guard was a quick fit in the USC lineup two seasons ago and now enters her senior year at Troy as a well-rounded scoring threat and defensive specialist for the Women of Troy.

    2008-09 JUNIOR SEASON
    Oliver played in all 32 games and started 11 as a junior... Started the last nine straight games of the season... Third on the team in scoring with 9.1 points per game... Also averaged 2.9 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.0 steals per game... Earned her second selection of All-Pac-10 Defensive Honorable Mention... Hit a new career-high of five 3-pointers in a single game twice, including five in a 17-point effort against ASU in USC's Pac-10 quarterfinal win... Scored in double figures 13 games, including team-highs in five... Had a career-high six steals along with her season-high 19 points vs. UCLA... Had a season-high seven rebounds in two games... Went 5-of-6 (.833) from 3-point range vs. WSU.

    2007-08 SOPHOMORE SEASON
    In her first year at USC, Oliver hit double figures in 11 games and was second on the team in shooting percentage (.466) and free-throw percentage (.759)...Hit 28 three-pointers and averaged the No. 3 scoring mark on the team with 7.8 ppg... After coming off the bench for the first seven games, started the next 22... Earned All-Pac-10 Defensive Honorable Mention... Averaged 2.7 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game, playing a team-high 25.7 minutes per game... Set new career highs with 21 points and three 3-pointers against Washington State on Feb. 10, and had a a career-high eight rebounds against UCLA on March 8... Ranked No. 10 in the Pac-10 for shooting percentage... Named Women of Troy Classic MVP with 21 points and 12 rebounds in two games.

    NATIONAL TEAMS
    Oliver was a member of the Australian Under-21 National Team... Won silver with the Sapphires at the 2007 FIBA Under-21 World Championships in Russia.

    AT CENTRAL ARIZONA
    Oliver was named the National Junior College Athletic Association Freshman of the Year after one season at Central Arizona College... One of two freshmen to earn NJCCA First Team honors in 2007... Named to NJCCA Championship All-Tournament Team... Honored as Arizona Community College Athletic Commission 2007 Rookie of the Year following Central Arizona's 33-3 season that saw the Vaqueras reached the national title game... Averaged 18 points, 4 assists and 3 steals per game, shooting 55 percent from the floor and 42 percent from 3-point range.

    HIGH SCHOOL
    Oliver attended Wangaratta High in Victoria, Australia and played competitive basketball with Bulleen Bombers in the Victoria Junior Basketball League, reaching the finals twice... Also played with Hustlers Basketball Club in domestic competition, winning three straight Grand Finals and named MVP of each... Later played with Nunawading Spectres and in the South East Australian Basketball League... Named Sportsperson of the Year at her high school 2000-2005... Received Michelle Timms Rising Star Award in 2005 while playing with Bulleen... In 2004, was selected as one of 20 players to join the 2005 Australian Junior Basketball Camp... Scored 36 points in 20 minutes during a national championship game.

    PERSONAL
    Heather Helen Oliver was born Sept. 2, 1987 in Adelaide, South Australia... The daughter of Barry and Robyn, she has two brothers, Blair and Scott... Enjoys being with family and friends, shopping, watching movies and eating... Lists Lance Armstrong as her biggest sports hero... Most thrilling sports moment was watching Australia win gold at the women's basketball World Championships... Has always wanted to ride in a hot air balloon... Is majoring in psychology and minoring in kinesiology.

    OLIVER'S Career Statistics
    Year	GP-GS	MINS	FG-FGA	FG%	3FG-3FGA   3FG%	FT-FTA	FT%	OR	DR	REB	AVG	PF-D	AST	TO	BLK	STL	PTS	AVG
    2007-08	29-22	744	88-189	.466	28-85	.329	22-29	.759	38	40	78	2.7	31-0	49	50	3	27	226	7.8
    2008-9	32-11	761	98-207	.473	47-112	.420	47-56	.839	51	43	94	2.9	54-0	40	44	5	32	290	9.1
    Totals	61-33	1505	186-396	.470	75-197	.381	69-85	.812	89	83	172	2.8	85-0	89	94	8	59	516	8.5
    Career averages:
    5.5 pts per game
    1.5 asts per game
    1.0 steals per game
    2.8 rebs per game
    24.7 mins per game