Marla O'Hara

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Experience:   Eight Seasons
Height:       5'9"
Residence:    Agoura Hills, Calif.
Birthdate:    Feb. 22, 1961
Birthplace:   Gardena, Calif.
High School:  Hawrthorne (CA) '79
College:      CS-Los Angeles '86

Grand Slams:

O'Hara has competed in 18 grand slam events and is 22nd in earnings ($12,265). O'Hara's best U. S. Open finishes are sevenths with Dennie Shupryt-Knoop in 1991 and Wendy Fletcher in 1994. O'Hara and Fletcher finished third in the Shootout and fifth in the Nationals in 1993. O'Hara and Fletcher finished eighth in the 1994 Best of the Beach.

WPVA Career:

O'Hara is 20th on the earnings list ($59,311.89). O'Hara posted thirds with Deb Richardson at Santa Cruz in 1991, twice with Fletcher at Boston in 1993 and Fort Lauderdale in 1994, with Janice Harrer at Pismo in 1994, and with Ali Wood in Pismo in 1995. O'Hara was voted as the tour's most improved player in 1991. O'Hara and Shupryt-Knoop won the John Shaw Manhattan Beach Open in 1992.

Partnerships:

O'Hara has competed in 96 events with 16 different partners, including 20 stops with Fletcher, 16 with Shupryt-Knoop, 13 with Wood, 11 with Richardson, six with Vicki Shea, five each with Monique Oliver and Marie Andersson, four with Gayle Stammer, three each with Anna Biller- Collier and Johnson, two each with Maggie Paes, LeValley Pattison, Shannon Millen and Harrer, and one each with Helen Reale and Heather Hafner.

FIVB:

O'Hara has qualified for the Olympic Trials after competing in 1995 qualifying tournaments in Chile, Indonesia, Australia and Brazil.

College:

O'Hara attended California State University at Dominquez Hills (1979- 1980) and California State University at Los Angeles (1984-86). O'Hara earned an associate degree from El Camino College in Torrance, Cal., in 1984. She played volleyball, softball and basketball in College.

High School:

O'Hara competed in volleyball, basketball and softball at Hawthorne.

Personal:

O'Hara's mother is Judy Biscailuz. She has two brothers (Gilbert and Richard) and a sister (Risa). O'Hara has a daughter (Kellie) and a son (Michael). Her hobbies are karate and snow-boarding. O'Hara is a brown belt under the style of Shorin Ryu Karate.

WPVA Career Statistics


Year     Earnings     Points    Events   1  2  3  4    W-  L Aces
1988   $    187.50        6        1     0  0  0  0    2-  2  NA
1989           .00        7        6     0  0  0  0    5- 12  NA
1990      3,812.50      108       15     0  0  0  0   26- 30  NA
1991     13,282.50      220       17     0  0  1  1   47- 38  NA
1992      8,934.39      188       16     0  0  0  0   49- 31  37
1993      8,070.00      196       13     0  0  1  0   46- 27  57
1994     15,775.00      294       14     0  0  2  1   45- 35  41
1995      9,250.00      136       14     0  0  1  0   37- 27  97
WPVA   $ 59,311.89    1,155       96     0  0  5  2  257-202 232
FIVB   $       .00       13        4     0  0  0  0    8-  8  NA
Totals $ 59,311.89    1,168      100     0  0  5  2  265-210 225
Revised February 3, 1996



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