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Mary Ording
Mary Ording


Carmel, Ind.

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Mary Ording Photo Gallery | 2011 Match By Match Stats

Of Note:
Parents emigrated from Capetown, South Africa, after they were married ... parents moved to California where her sister was born ... Mary was born in Bellingham, Wash. ... family moved to Indiana when Mary was two

Honors: 2012 Georgia Southern Invitational MVP ... Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week, Sept. 10, 2012

2012: Started all 33 matches and played in all 118 sets ... led team with 1.12 blocks per set, which ranks seventh in the Big Ten ... had a then-career-high six blocks vs. UCF (Aug. 25) ... upped her career high in blocks to eight vs. James Madison (Aug. 31) ... added 1.45 kills per set ... tied a career-best with 13 kills against Savannah State (Sept. 14) ... had double-figure kills in three matches ... ranked second on the team with a .275 (171-65-386) hitting percentage ... tied her career high with three digs vs. Long Beach and Iowa (Nov. 16) ... averaged 0.22 digs per set

2011: Played in 15 matches and 28 sets ... registered a career-best three digs vs. Charleston Southern (Aug. 26) ... also put away five kills and added three digs and one block vs. the Lady Buccaneers ... scored on a season-high eight kills on 25 total attempts at Michigan State (Oct. 7) ... was a perfect 4-for-4 in attacking vs. Western Carolina (Sept. 3) ... matched that hitting percentage vs. Boston College (Sept. 9) and vs. Michigan State (Nov. 12) ... had three kills, one dig and one block at Northwestern (Oct. 29) ... averaged 1.14 kills and 1.21 points per set

2010: Played in 20 matches, starting seven, and 44 sets ... had a career-high 13 kills at Michigan State (Oct. 9) ... averaged 1.57 kills per set ... added eight kills vs. Chicago State (Sept. 4) ... tallied a career-best hitting percentage of .400 (8-2-15) vs. the Cougars ...also added one assist, one dig and two blocks vs. CSU ... had seven kills vs. Illinois (Sept. 29) ... had one assist, two digs and two blocks vs. Illinois ... had nine kills at Purdue (Nov. 26) ... chipped in 0.23 digs and 0.36 blocks per set ... had a season-high three blocks vs. Chicago State (Sept. 4) ... tied her career best with two digs in three matches

2009: Played in 13 matches, starting six, and 34 sets ... had a season-high 10 kills vs. Purdue (Nov. 28) ... averaged 0.85 kills per set ... had a career-high five blocks at Northwestern (Nov. 20) and vs. Indiana (Nov. 27) ... averaged 0.65 blocks per set ... had two digs at Northwestern (Nov. 20) ... had one assist in two matches

High School: 2009 Volleyball Fab 50 ... 2008-09 Under Armour Second-Team All-American ... named to the 2007 USA Volleyball A2 Youth team ... participated in the 2006 USAV High Performance invitational camp ... led Cathedral High School in Indianapolis to the 2008 Indiana state 4A title; the Fighting Irish also won the 2006 state championship ... a 2007 and 2008 first-team all-state and all-city honoree ... earned honorable mention honors on the 2006 All-North team ... ranked third in the state with 1.92 blocks per set as a senior ... plays with the Munciana Volleyball Club under Coach Mike Lingenfelter, the same club as former Badger Kim Kuzma ... MVC was the 2009 AAU and JVDA national champions ... 2009 AAU All-American ... 2009 JVDA All-Tournament selection ... MVC was also the 2008 AAU and JVDA national runners-up ... member of the National Honor Society and Cathedral's Student Council ... three-year member of the high honor roll... Cathedral earned Team Academic Awards from the American Volleyball Coaches Association the last three seasons

Personal: Nicknames are Mo and Mar ... parents are Andy and Hermiene Ording ... has one sister Nicola (24) ... enjoys fashion, music and hanging out with family and friends ... volunteered with the Badger Volunteers at the Campus Women's Center

Major: Rehabilitation psychology and special education

Why Wisconsin?

"I loved the campus as soon as I arrived. The environment in the field house, the big family that the team creates, and the amazing university sealed the deal; I became a life long Badger!"

Season SP MP/MS K/S % A/S SA/S D/S B/S Pts P/S
2009 34 13/6 0.85 .074 0.06 0.00 0.09 0.65 40.5 1.18
2010 44 20/7 1.57 .162 0.05 0.00 0.23 0.36 77.5 1.75
2011 28 15/0 1.14 .181 0.00 0.00 0.21 0.14 34.0 1.21
2012 118 33/33 1.45 .275 0.04 0.00 0.22 1.12 245.5 2.08
Career 224 81/46 1.34 .211 0.04 0.00 0.20 0.78 397.5 1.77
Match Highs
Kills: 13 (2x) MR vs. Svannah State (9-14-12)
Attempts: 30 vs. Michigan State, 10-9-10

.667 (13-1-18) by Savannah State, 9-14-12

Assists: 2 (3x) MR vs. Iowa, 10-13-12
Aces: 0
Digs: 3 (2x) MR vs. Long Beach State (9-1-12)
Blocks: 8 vs. James Madison (9-31-12)

15.5 vs. Savannah State, 9-14-12

Off the Court with Mary Ording

Favorite- Spot on campus: Memorial Union; Movie: Finding Nemo, Remember the Titans, Miracle; TV Show: Glee, Millionaire Matchmaker, Project Runway; Book: The Great Gatsby, Pride & Prejudice, the Harry Potter Series, and Eat, Pray, Love; Athlete: Reggie Miller; Volleyball Player: Morgan Shields, All-American Setter, Badger Alum (`99 - `03); Sports team: Indianapolis Colts, Wisconsin Badgers

First started volleyball: 7th grade
Most memorable volleyball match: 2009 JDVA National Championship (last match as a senior), our 2009 match vs. Northwestern, our 2010 away match vs. Michigan State, and our 2011 home match vs. Penn State
My favorite thing about Wisconsin volleyball is: my teammates! We are each other's 2nd family.
Before each match, I: listen to music REALLY loud, dance around the locker room and write quotes on my wrist!
Best UW road trip: 2011 Preseason Trip to the Duke Tournament and NC State Tournament!
One word that describes the team: FUN!
One word that describes me: GOOFY
My teammates say I am: a big hugger
Favorite thing to do off the court with my teammates is: just hang out, cook, and play board games!
Most memorable volleyball achievement: Winning two national championships with my club team after my senior year of high school
This summer, I: I attended Ultimate Training Camp in Fort Collins, CO through Athletes in Action, took an online class, volunteered with the Adaptive Fitness Program at the Natatorium, worked out and played with the team, coached Badger VB camps, and hung out with some of my extended family at home in Indianapolis!
Is there something significant about your uniform number? 13 is my favorite number and a lucky number in my family
The best thing about the Field House is: the history and the amazing crowd!
Who is ...the funniest player on the team? Crystal, the Pistol, Graff
The best-dressed player? Kt Kvas!
What would you be doing if you weren't playing collegiate volleyball? Traveling the world!
The best thing about Madison is: the lakes and collective badger pride
Dream as a collegiate player: Winning a Big 10 Championship and making the Final Four
Fantasy job/career: Pediatric Occupational Therapist
Person(s) most admired/role models: my parents
I can't live without: my very large extended family
My secret addiction is: peanut butter!
If you could guest star in a TV show it would be? Glee!
If you could be a cover of a magazine it would be? VOGUE!
The best sporting event I ever attended was: 2010 UW Men's Basketball win over Duke AND the 2010 UW Football Team's win over Ohio State
You won't catch me eating: sardines or anchovies
Greatest Invention of the last 100 years: the iPod!
If I could live any place in the world it would be: on the beach of the California coast
A non-athletic talent I have is: HUGS!
Non-athletic talent I would like to have is: to be able to sing really well!
My bucket list includes: backpacking in a foreign country, being able to surf, be a part of a flash dance mob, visit every continent in the world, have something published, complete an Iron Man, and learn how to cook REALLLLLLY well
Post-college plans: Play volleyball competitively as long as I can, go to graduate school for Occupational Therapy, travel the world and be happy!
Most famous person I've ever met: Mark Allen, 6 time Iron Man World Champion
If I was Coach Waite for the day, I would: let us play games the entire practice
If I could have one superpower, it would be: be able to transport myself and anything/anyone I am touching to any place I would like to go!
My dream date would be: going to a sporting event, or learning how to ballroom dance!
What are you most thankful for? My family, friends, and all the support from my teammates and our fans
What are you passionate about? Living life to the fullest and spending time with people who I care about as much as possible
My favorite websites are: Pinterest!, Uwbadgers, and twitter/facebook
If I could change one volleyball rule, it would be: everything I hit or serve is always in...
My favorite quote or motto is: "Anything worth getting is worth working for" and "No one ever regretted giving their best"
My favorite saying or a phrase I use all the time is: "I dig that about you."
The best advice I have ever gotten is: "Be yourself. Nobody else can."
My worst habit is: talking really fast and really loud, especially when I'm excited
I am afraid of: snakes and spiders

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