Lakewood Native Olivia Nagy Is A Statistical Champion

Olivia Nagy led the nation in blocks per game this season for JCU. 

One of Lakewood’s own is a statistical national champion.

Olivia Nagy finished as the NCAA Division III statistical champion in both double-doubles (21) and blocks per game (4.54) after an outstanding senior season with John Carroll University Women’s Basketball.

“I’m honored to be a statistical champion in two categories,” said Nagy. “While playing, I tried to focus on making important plays that didn’t just have to do with scoring. Getting rebounds and blocks is just as an important part of the game. I’m glad I could contribute those stats to my team and that it helped us to have a successful season.”

Nagy, a 2018 Lakewood High School graduate, guided the Blue Streaks to an Ohio Athletic Conference Regular Season Championship as well as a bid to the NCAA Tournament. Along the way, Nagy enjoyed plenty of individual success.

The Lakewood resident won a wide range of accolades for the 2021-22 season, including D3hoops.com and WBCA All-America recognition, the OAC Player of the Year award, First Team All-OAC, and a spot on the OAC All-Tournament Team. Nagy also secured the OAC Defensive Player of the Year award, as she is the only athlete to ever win this honor.

The former Ranger departs as John Carroll’s all-time leader in blocks (366), rebounds (952), rebounds per game (10.6), field goal percentage (.570), and blocks per game (4.1). Nagy also holds the OAC records for career blocks and blocks in a season (132).

Nagy excelled in the classroom, as well. Nagy obtained a spot on the CoSIDA Academic All-America Second Team. She collected Academic All-OAC honors three times during her career with a cumulative GPA of 3.722 in Accountancy.

After graduating in May, Nagy is now working full-time at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)

Joe Ginley is the sports information director at John Carroll, as well as a 4-year Lakewood resident. 

Joe Ginley

Joe Ginley is the sports information director at John Carroll, as well as a 4-year Lakewood resident. 

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Volume 18, Issue 13, Posted 12:21 PM, 07.06.2022