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Oby Anadi

  • position Middle Blocker
  • height 6-3
  • class Senior
  • Hometown Slidell, La.
  • High school Northshore
  • Major Public Relations
  • position Middle Blocker
  • height 6-3
  • class Senior
  • Hometown Slidell, La.
  • High school Northshore
  • Major Public Relations

Oby Anadi Bio


  • 2021-22 SEC First Year Academic Honor Roll
  • 2022, 2023 SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll
  • 2023 College Sports Communicators Academic All-District Team

2023 (JUNIOR)

  • Enjoyed a career year offensively and defensively; her 146 kills were more than her first two seasons combined and her 129 total blocks are a new personal best and led the team.
  • Her 129 blocks are the fourth-most in a single season in the rally scoring era, and her 24 solo blocks are sixth-most.
  • Tied the modern scoring era’s single-game record with four solo blocks against Clemson (8/30).
  • Powered the team to the win over Miami, with 11 kills on a .417 hit percentage with five blocks (9/1).
  • Set the program’s rally-scoring era record for total blocks in a match, with 15 against Cincinnati (9/8). It was the most blocks by any Gamecock since Sept. 6, 1991.
  • Hit .556 with a career-high 12 kills vs. VCU (9/15).
  • Matched her career best with 12 kills at Missouri, also hitting .348 (9/24).
  • Hit .636 and went for seven kills and seven blocks in the win vs. Georgia (10/11).
  • Ended the season on a high note, hitting .667 with seven kills and four blocks in three sets vs. No. 8 Tennessee (11/25).


  • Blossomed in year two, starting every match and appearing in every set for the team.
  • Set the single-season blocks record for a sophomore in the program’s rally scoring era, finishing with 120 (20 solo).
  • Averaged over a block per set and chipped in 11 kills in the opening weekend of the season, hitting an efficient .435 in the team’s three wins.
  • Put away five kills and added seven blocks at Clemson (9/6).
  • Totaled 14 blocks in the two games against Florida, five of the 14 were solo stuffs (9/24-25).
  • Blocked nine balls with eight kills at Georgia (9/28).
  • Hit .538 with a career-high nine kills vs. Ole Miss (11/5).


  • Played in 13 matches, including an increased role in the final seven matches of the seasons where she made three starts. Finished with two or more blocks in six of those seven matches.
  • Made her collegiate debut and converted two attacks into kills vs. Clemson, also adding a pair of block assists (9/3).
  • Saw increased action in the series against Kentucky, totaling three kills and five blocks in the two matches (11/4-5).
  • Blocked a pair of attacks in a win at Auburn, her third game in a row with multiple blocks in a match (11/10).
  • Had a career night at the net, assisting on five blocks with a solo block against Arkansas (11/26).


  • Earned four varsity letters at Northshore High School.
  • Recorded 353 kills and 115.5 blocks for her high school as a junior.
  • Two-time All-District honoree.


  • Daughter of EJ and the late Allison Anadi.
  • Has one brother, Kosi, and two sisters, Adora and EJ.
  • Plans to major in Public Relations at South Carolina, with the career goal of becoming a lawyer.