Players

Given player cannot be found
Background

2006:
1,000-point career scorer spent her eighth season (missed one due to injury) with the Fever, her second stint in Indiana... Made appearances in 14 of the team's first 18 games and 21 games overall, averaging 2.4 points and 1.4 rebounds... In the season's last four games, averaged 6.5 ppg... In those four games, shot 12-22 FG (.545).

2005:
In 18 appearances for the Sacramento Monarchs, Scott averaged 2.1 ppg and 1.8 rpg in 9.4 minutes a game…she arrived in Sacramento as part of a four-player trade with the Sting…she scored a season-high seven points twice – in a 67-54 win vs. Minnesota, 7/31, and then in the regular-season finale at Minnesota, 8/27…she logged double-digit minutes eight times with a high of 20 vs. Los Angeles, 7/29…she collected three or more boards six times, including two games with a season-best five boards (vs. L.A., 7/29, and at San Antonio, 8/2)…she had two steals vs. Minnesota, 7/31…she was placed on the injured list just prior to the start of the season with a left thigh contusion and was not activated until 6/26…she also missed three games (July 19-24) while on the injured list with a left knee strain.

2004:
Scott saw action in all 34 games with Charlotte, averaging 2.1 ppg and 1.9 rpg…she scored a season-high 16 points and collected a season-best nine rebounds vs. New York, 7/20…that was her only game of double-digit scoring and one of just two games she had at least five rebounds…she blocked a career-high five shots against vs. the Mystics, 7/10.

2003:
A knee injury in her final game in the Italian Pro League in March prohibited her from participating in the 2003 WNBA season.

2002:
Scott started 31 games in her second season with the Fever, averaging career highs of 9.4 ppg and 6.8 rpg...in her best game ever as a professional, she led the Fever in scoring, rebounding, assists and blocked shots vs. Utah, 7/10...against the Starzz, she scored a career-high 31 points (11-17 FG, 9-11 FT) to accompany nine rebounds, four assists and two blocked shots in 39 minutes...she finished the season ranked 11th in the WNBA in rebounds per game...she hauled in the 500th rebound of her WNBA career vs. Charlotte, 7/22...she had five games with 10+ rebounds and posted three double-doubles, including consecutive games vs. Miami (14 points, 11 rebounds), 7/12, and vs. L.A. (12 points, 10 rebounds), 7/17...she was eighth in the WNBA in field goal percentage, shooting 48.7 percent from the floor...she scored 10+ points 14 times...through the season’s first 11 games, she averaged 10.4 ppg and scored in double figures seven times...in an eight-game span from 6/7 to 6/21, she averaged 11.8 ppg, shot 37-65 FG (.569) and hit 19-25 FT (.760)...a career 66.7 percent shooter from the foul line in her first four WNBA seasons, she canned 66-82 FT (.805) in 2002 and ranked 27th in the WNBA...in her last seven outings of the season, she shot 18-20 FT (.900)...she dealt a career-high 52 assists, third-best on the team...second on the team in steals (38), she had at least one in each of the team’s first nine games...she had played in every game since joining the Fever prior to the 2001 season until missing the last game of the 2002 season at Cleveland, 8/13, with a strained right plantar fascia.

2001:
In her first season with the Fever, she averaged 8.8 points and 5.0 rebounds, and saw action in all 32 games...she made her Fever debut in grand style by scoring 11 points on 4-7 FG and 3-3 FT vs. Houston, 5/31...in her first start with Indiana, she had a team-leading 18 points vs. Seattle, 6/4...prior to the season, the only other start of her career came in her rookie season with Utah vs. Los Angeles, 8/14/98...the only Fever player with more than one double-double, she had three games of 10+ points and 10+ rebounds...she posted double-doubles in each of the Fever’s back-to-back wins vs. Minnesota, 6/12 and 6/16...her back-to-back double-doubles were a Fever first...she scored 19 points and had a season-high two blocked shots vs. Charlotte, 6/29...she was acquired in a trade from Detroit, 5/25/01, along with a 2002 third-round draft pick, in exchange for Indiana’s 2002 second-round draft pick.

2000:
While playing in Detroit, she was the only Shock reserve with any WNBA experience, and saw action in 28 of 32 games...she was on the injured list for four games with a sprained right ankle...she scored a season-high 16 points (4-6 FG, 8-12 FT) vs. the Fever, 6/18...it was her first game of 10+ points since 8/17/98... she had a season-high eight boards at Charlotte, 6/25.

1999:
She gave birth to a daughter, BreAzia (4/7/99), and missed most of the season...after playing four games for the Starzz, she was traded to Detroit, along with Wendy Palmer, in exchange for Korie Hlede and Cindy Brown, 7/29...she saw action in eight games for Detroit, averaging 2.0 ppg, 1.5 rpg and 6.5 mpg.

1998:
In 29 appearances for Utah, including one start, she averaged 5.3 ppg and 2.9 rpg...in her first career WNBA start, she registered two points, four rebounds, two assists and a steal against Los Angeles, 8/14...she scored 10+ points four times, including a season-best 15 points off the bench at Washington, 6/19...she hit the only 3-pt FG of her WNBA career at Phoenix, 8/8.

PLAYOFFS
2005: She made appearances in seven of Sacramento's eight games, during its run to the 2005 WNBA Championship…while scoreless in the opening game vs. the Sparks, 8/31, she handed out a playoff career-high four assists…she had at least one rebound in five of her seven appearances and had three boards vs. L.A., 9/2. 2002: In her first playoff outing, she collected 14 rebounds in Game 1 of the Fever’s first-round series vs. New York...after combining for 11 points in the first two games of the series, she nearly matched that total in Game 3 with 10 points on 5-6 FG at New York, 8/20...she added nine rebounds, three assists in 37 minutes in Game 3...in the three-game series, she was a perfect 5-5 from the foul line.

PRO/OVERSEAS
2006-07: Played for Dynamo Moscow Region alongside Chastity Melvin and nearly averaged a double-double... 2005-06: Scott played for Ceyhan Beledyye in Turkey, where she teamed with WNBA stars Candace Futrell, Sandora Irvin and Bridget Pettis…in six EuroCup games, she averaged 15.0 ppg and was fourth in EuroCup with an average of 11.8 rpg…she shot 51.3 percent from the floor in those six games…in 20 Turkish League games, she led her team with 17.4 ppg and 11.1 rpg…she collected 10+ rebounds in all but five of those 20 games, and registered 13 double-doubles…she played in the same league as Turkish teammates Tan White and Nicole Powell – White is a current Fever teammate of Scott’s while Powell was a teammate in Sacramento. 2003-04: She spent the 2003-04 winter season as a member of the Spanish team, Puig d’en Valls. 2002-03: During 2002-03 WNBA offseason, she played for Famila Beretta in Italy.

COLLEGE 1997-98: One of two Stanford players to start all 27 games, she was an Associated Press honorable mention All-American as a senior...she was also named Kodak All-Region selection and a member of the All-Pac 10 first team after averaging 17.5 ppg and 7.5 rpg...she led the team with 48 steals and 14 blocked shots and participated in the inaugural Women’s Basketball Coaches Association All-Star Game. 1996-97: She was a selected to the All-Pac 10 first team after averaging 16.2 ppg and 7.8 rpg as a junior...she shot a career-high 72.2 percent from the foul line...her 130 FT and 180 FT were also a career-high. 1995-96: As a sophomore, she averaged 10.3 ppg and 5.1 rpg. 1994-95: She averaged 6.1 ppg and 4.6 rpg in 23 games for the Cardinal.


Personal

  • Olympia Scott was born on the final day of the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal, hence her name Olympia
  • Nicknames are "Big O" and "O Scott"
  • Gave birth to daughter, BreAzia Renee, on 4/7/99
  • Her mother, Jacqueline, has a doctorate in education from Pepperdine and is a professor at Santa Monica College
  • Father has an M.B.A. and is an investment broker as well as a professor at West L.A. College
  • Kodak All-American as a high school senior at St. Bernard High in Playa del Ray, Calif
  • Youngest basketball player to participate in the 1994 Olympic Festival, competing for the West squad and breaking the Festival record for blocked shots
  • October 2004, she was named the head coach at William Smith College where she led her team to the Liberty League regular season and tournament championships, an appearance in the NCAA regional semifinals, and the program's first 20-win season (20-8) since 1999-00
  • Voted by the conference as the Liberty League Coaching Staff of the Year
  • Served as an assistant coach at College of the Sequoias, in Visalia, Calif
  • Has recorded songs and music in her spare time, including a CD with former Mercury guard Niele Ivey
  • Twice sung the national anthem prior to Fever games while in Indiana

  • Career Transactions

    Selected by Utah in second round (11th overall) of WNBA Draft, April 29, 1998. ...Traded by Utah with Wendy Palmer to the Detroit Shock for Korie Hlede and Cindy Brown, July 29, 1999. ...Traded by Detroit with a third round pick in the 2002 WNBA Draft to Indiana for a second round pick in the 2002 WNBA Draft, May 27, 2001. ...Traded by Charlotte along with Nicole Powell and Erin Buesher to Sacramento in exchange for Tangela Smith and the Monarch's second-round pick in the 2006 WNBA Draft. ...Signed by Indiana, February 3, 2006... Acquired by Mercury via trade with the Fever for guard Ann Strother on March 7, 2007.

    created:4/6/2009 6:26:23 AM