Texas star Chiaka Ogbogu Signs to Play for Il Bisonte Firenze

  0 Wendy Mayer | January 15th, 2018 | Big 12, College - Women's Indoor, Italian League, News, Pro Indoor

Middle blocker Chiaka Ogbogu is taking her game from Austin, Texas, to Florence, Italy after signing a pro contract with Il Bisonte Firenze of the Italian Serie A1 league.

A four-time AVCA All-America selection, Ogbogu notched 2.58 kills per set on a team-high .399 hitting effort, while also tallying 1.64 blocks per set. The Coppell, Texas, native put up 174 blocks, the most by a Texas player since 1999, while her stuffs per set average ranked second most in program history.

Ogbogu was a three-time first team All-American, earning the honors in 2014, 2015 and 2017. She also was a second-team honoree in 2013.

Minnesota alumna and Team USA member Hannah Tapp also is on the Il Bisonte roster, but recently suffered a season-ending knee injury.

Il Bisonte Firenze has just 4 wins in 14 games this season, which leaves them ranked 8th out of 12 teams in the top-tier of Italian volleyball. With 9th-place team Pomi Casalmaggiore making several big moves over the last month, including adding Maret Balkestein-Grothues and Annie Drews, even that position is precarious.


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Wendy Mayer

Wendy Mayer has worked in athletics media relations for the last 20 years. The Northwest Missouri State alumna is currently senior writer for Volleymob.com after spending the last 15 years with Purdue athletics.

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