Michael Jordan was one. LeBron James was one. Kevin Durant was one. And now Ivan Rabb ’15 is one, too.
O’Dowd students gathered in the cafeteria after school on Jan. 28 to watch the McDonald’s All American Games Selection Show on ESPNU erupted in cheers when it was announced that Rabb was named to the boys’ west team roster. See the final roster.
The nation’s top high school basketball all-star event will be played Wednesday, April 1, at Chicago’s United Center (the boys tip off at 9 p.m. Eastern Time) and will be televised live on ESPN.
Rabb is the first O’Dowd boys’ basketball player to be selected as a McDonald’s All American. Girls’ basketball player Oderah Chidom ’13 was the first Dragon ever selected for the games. Read more…
10th Women’s Basketball Player in School History to Reach Milestone
Aisia Robertson ’15 scored her 1,000th career point in O’Dowd’s win over Castro Valley on Jan. 14. She is only the 10th women’s basketball player in school history to reach this milestone.*
Robertson wasn’t aware at the time that she had joined the school’s elite group of scorers, and was surprised when assistant varsity coach Shannon Donahue made an announcement to the team following the Berkeley High game on Jan. 16. Read more…
Paris Austin ‘15 scored a school single-game record 43 points – including 12 3-pointers – in a 108-77 victory over Piedmont High on Jan. 21.
The previous single-game scoring record holder, Jasen Powell ’90, now the head athletic trainer for the Los Angeles Clippers, scored 41 points in three quarters in 1990. “A 25-year reign is pretty good to hold a record. I’m glad it happened for this young fella,” Powell said.
Powell recalled that he spoke with Paris at a Clippers/Warriors game about O’Dowd basketball. “He told me that he was coming for that record and he did it! That inspiration, drive and desire can and will take him much further than the game of basketball,” Powell said.
What a performance by Paris Austin last night. He scored a school single-game record 43 points – with 12 3-pointers – in a 108-77 victory over Piedmont High.
The Dragons took on some of the nation’s top high school teams at the Bass Pro Tournament of Champions, held in Springfield, Missouri, and at the Spaulding HoopHall Basketball Classic, held in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Many have been asking how to follow our varsity men’s basketball team who is participating in the Bass Pro Tournament of Champions (http://tofc.weebly.com) in Springfield, MO. They open the tournament tonight at 6pm PST against Waynesville (MO). The Bass Pro Tournament of Champions is the #1 attended High School Basketball Tournament in America.
It would be hard to find a Northern California high school boys basketball team with a more ambitious nonleague schedule than the one being played by Bishop O’Dowd this season.
As December came to a close, the Dragons were ranked No. 8 in the nation in the MaxPreps.com Xcellent 25 national rankings.
O’Dowd, which has opened this season with a 5-2 record, has already played the No. 1 team (Oak Hill Academy-Mouth of Wilson, Virginia) and the No. 5 team (Montverde Academy, Florida), and has a game scheduled against No. 2 Wheeler-Marietta, Georgia as well as a rematch with Oak Hill Academy. The Dragons traveled to Florida and Hawaii in December and are headed to a tournament in Missouri this month as well as a game in Massachusetts on Martin Luther King Day.
Bishop O’Dowd Athletics has a long standing tradition of excellence dating back to the 1950’s with outstanding teams in the Catholic Athletic League. Basketball, baseball and track were at the early forefront.
With the inception of football and Title IX in the seventies O’Dowd athletics expanded it’s excellence. Volleyball, tennis, golf, soccer, cross country, softball and swimming all gained respect in league, section and state championships. Our swimming program was enhanced with the addition of water polo and O’Dowd was one of the first west coast high schools to offer boys and girls lacrosse.
With further expansion of freshmen teams in volleyball, soccer, girls basketball and baseball O’Dowd hopes to include all students who wish to participate. Over 700 students play interscholastic athletics. Our athletes are also a large proportion of our outstanding students.
Through dedication, hard work and a commitment of excellence Bishop O’Dowd continues to foster DRAGON PRIDE!
Mike Bowler, Director of Athletics
Carlos Arriaga, Associate Athletic Director
An athletic trainer is a certified professional educated on how to prevent, assess, treat and rehabilitate athletic injuries. An athletic trainer holds a bachelor’s or master’s degree from an accredited collegiate athletic training/kinesiology program. During the education, the athletic trainer must complete many hours and demonstrate the ability to perform competencies. Once the education process is completed, the athletic trainer becomes certified through a national certification exam. This exam is proctored by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Board of Certification. An athletic trainer is an excellent resource for various aspects of athletics such as prevention of injuries, nutrition, and psychological issues. For more information about athletic trainers go to www.nata.org/consumer/docs/Factsaboutathletictrainers.pdf
Bishop O’Dowd has a full-time Certified Athletic Trainer on staff. Joanne Kinyon provides student-athletes with the following services: preventive taping; bracing; emergency, acute, and chronic injury assessments; injury rehabilitation; reconditioning; and nutrition advice.
Athletic Training Room Hours: The training room is open from 11a-7p. Athletes are expected to come in for evaluations and rehabilitation work during lunch or MP periods.
* To create a strong parent organization supporting athletics
* To enrich the entire athletic experience for our student-athletes
* To build community through athletics
* To support coaches in teaching life lessons
* To help the Crab Feed reach new heights
* To improve BOD athletic facilities
* To be a part of the athletic legacy
Dragon Athletic Boosters Meeting Dates
7-9pm in Dominican Boardroom
Monday, September 9, 2013
Monday, October 7, 2013
Monday, November 18, 2013
Monday, January 6, 2014
Monday, February 24, 2014
Monday, March 24, 2014
Monday, May 5, 2014