Kate Oliver enters her final season of action as a Trojan, bringing a powerful talent with a deft shooting ability to the USC front court.
Oliver played in 25 games and started 15 in her first season of competition at USC... First career start as a Trojan was at Fresno State... Recorded three double-doubles, first against Duke with a career-high 15 points and 10 rebounds... Also scored 12 points with a career-high 13 rebounds vs. Washington and 10 points and 10 rebounds at Cal... Scored in double figures in five games and had double-digit rebounds in four games... Had a career-high four blocks vs. Duke... Averaged 5.7 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per game... Earned Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention.
Oliver joined the USC roster as a transfer from Marist, sitting out the 2011-12 season due to NCAA transfer rules.
In two seasons at Marist, Oliver played in every game for the Red Foxes, starting all but nine games... Shot .380 from the floor, averaging 6.4 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.5 blocks in those two seasons... Was the team's fourth leading scorer and rebounder as a sophomore, averaging 8.0 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.5 blocks during Marist's 2010-11 season that saw the team finish 31-3 overall and reach the NCAA Second Round, ranking No. 21 in the final ESPN/USA Today Poll.
Oliver was a member of Australia's Under-17 and Under-19 National Teams, winning gold at the 2006 FIBA Under-21 Oceania Tournament and also competing at the 2008 FIBA Oceania World Qualifying Tournament.
Kate Oliver graduated from Lake Ginninderra College in December 2008... Was named Junior Sports Star of the Year in 2004 by the Cumberland Newspaper Group... Played club for the Hills Hornets, winning Sydney Junior Championships in 2002, 2005 and 2006... Was named the Hills Hornets Association Player of the Year in 2006.
Kate Oliver was born Jan. 23, 1991 in Mitchem, Victoria, Australia... The daughter of Robyn Oliver... Has one brother, Scott... Enjoys traveling and sight-seeing, shopping and spending time with family and friends in her free time... Her father Mark played professional basketball in the Australian National Basketball League for the Melbourne Tigers... Has always wanted to skydive... Would like to travel the world after graduation and hopes to visit the Caribbean, Greek islands and South America... Is majoring in international relations.