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Callie Rivers
Callie-Rivers-Kyrie-Irving-3
Position Outside Hitter
League SEC Conference
Born September 15 1989 () (age 27)
Atlanta, Georgia
Nationality American
Listed height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
High school Winter Park
(Winter Park, Florida)
College Florida (2007-2010)

Callie Marie Rivers (born September 15, 1989) is a former American indoor volleyball player for the Leonas de Ponce of the Liga de Voleibol Superior Femenino. She is a 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) outside hitter. She is daughter of Doc Rivers, current head coach of the Los Angeles Clippers, and older sister of current NBA player Austin Rivers.

Early Life and FamilyEdit

Rivers is the daughter of Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers and Kristen Rivers (née Campion),and has three brothers: Jeremiah, Austin, and Spencer Rivers. All three played or are currently playing basketball: Jeremiah, played basketball for Georgetown and Indiana and later joined the Maine Red Claws, Austin plays point guard for Los Angeles Clippers, and Spencer, currently plays for UC Irvine.

Career Edit

High school Edit

Callie Rivers attended Winter Park High School in Winter Park, Florida, where she was a four-year letterwinner in volleyball.

As a high school junior in 2005, she was named the Florida State Gatorade Player of the Year and was also an All-American. Rivers played for the USA Junior National A2 Team at the USA Junior Olympic Girls' Volleyball Championship in 2004, 2005, and 2006.She was named MVP of 2006 USA High Performance Championships while playing for USA Junior National A2 Team. 

She set school records in kills (1394), attempts (2356), and blocks (184.5). During her four years at WPHS, she lead her team to State Championships in 2004, 2005, and 2006. Rivers was considered a top 13 recruit for the class of 2005.

College Edit

Rivers attended University of Florida on a volleyball scholarship. While there she was selected as an All-American her senior year. While at Florida her school's volleyball team won over 90% of its matches, posting a 107-17 overall record. The Gators won three SEC titles and reached the NCAA Elite Eight. After arriving on campus in 2007 from Winter Park High School in Florida.

In her first year, she was named to the SEC All-Freshman team. Her fifth-highest points per game average (3.29) in school history by a freshman and set the UF record for blocks per game by a freshman outside hitter with an average of 0.51 In 2010, Rivers Ranked second on the team in both kills per set (2.54) and digs per set (2.33) She named a first team All-Pac-10 selection and was named an AVCA Honorable Mention All-America selection and named AVCA All-South Region.

University of Florida StatisticsEdit

Season GP/MP K KPS E TA PCT SA SAPS SE D DPS SB BA TB BPS Pts
2007 89/31 243 2.71 109 643 .205 25 0.28 50 182 2.04 9 36 45 0.51 293.0
2008 90/30 163 1.81 70 495 .188 12 0.13 32 152 1.69 4 29 33 0.37 193.5
2009 97/31 152 1.57 53 357 .277 4 0.04 13 89 0.92 4 40 44 0.45 180.0
2010 110/31 279 2.54 113 765 .217 32 0.29 52 256 2.33 15 42 57 0.52 347.0
Total 386/123 835 2.16 345 2260 .217 73 0.19 147 679 1.76 32 147 179 0.46 1013.5

Career outside US Edit

In November 2010 she joined Leonas de Ponce a volleyball team that plays in Ponce, Puerto Rico.

Personal LifeEdit

Rivers used to the be the girlfirend of North Carolina point guard Dexter Strickland.

See AlsoEdit

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