The state of Kentucky doesn’t have a major professional sports team that calls it home.
But they have Kentucky basketball, which is everything (unless you’re a Louisville fan, that is). Forward Trey Lyles is one of 7 members from the 2014-15 squad the Wildcats lost to the NBA Draft.
His biggest fan is his girlfriend, Olivia Jester. Jester isn’t your typical girlfriend, though. She’s a standout soccer player at UK, extremely athletic in her own right.
Here’s what you need to know about Jester:
1. She Is a Rising Senior at Kentucky
Olivia is entering her senior year at the University of Kentucky.
Nicknamed “O,” she began dating Lyles in her junior year.
Lyles, of course, was a one-and-done player at UK, leaving for the NBA after his freshman season.
The Communications major told ukalthletics.com her dream job would be a “dolphin trainer.”
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2. Jester Has Started Every Game of Her Soccer Career at UK
Wearing No. 7, the 5-foot-8 Jester has started every game in her college career — all 67 of them.
She began as a midfielder scoring 1 goal her freshman season and making the Tropical Smoothie All-Tournament Team.
Early in her sophomore year, Jester was moved to defense and has been an anchor for the line since.
She added the second goal of her Wildcat career as a junior.
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3. The Ohio Native Was a Star In High School
Jester is from Cincinnati, Ohio, attending McAuley High School, where she was a star on- and off-the-field.
She was named all-conference first-team in 2009, 2010 and 2011. Olivia also lettered in basketball her freshman year.
She was also a member of the Ohio Elite Soccer Academy club.
Jester was an honor roll student and Ronald McDonald House volunteer.
4. Jester Has Already Met Some Famous Athletes
Not counting her famous basketball-playing boyfriend, Jester has met some other high profile athletes.
She says the most famous person she ever met was Mia Hamm, a former U.S. Soccer star. And the most famous person in her cell phone? Ex-NFL standout wide receiver Chad Ochocinco.
With a seemingly bubbly personality, Olivia is probably quite popular herself in Lexington.
5. She Is a Twitter Machine
Judging from her Twitter account — @ojester, you can tell Olivia’s favorite things are her friends, sports, her boyfriend and family.
She also keeps you entertained with tweets about her daily life and Kentucky soccer.
And Olivia seems to never forget a birthday. Now that’s a great friend.