Erica Simpson - 25
Erica Simpson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Gary, Ind.

High School:
West Side HS

Height:
6-0

Position:
Forward

Experience:
3L


Senior Year (2009-10): After sitting out the first half of the season due to injury, made her first appearance of the season at the St. John's-Chartwells Holiday Classic against Virginia Tech and UT Arlington ... against VT, scored two points while adding a steal, assist and two rebounds ... had four points and five rebounds against UTA ... made first start of the season against Houston ... had a season-high six points and seven rebounds at Marshall ... topped her previous season high with nine points at Memphis ... matched her season-high of seven rebounds at Rice.

Junior Year (2008-09): Earned playing time in 28 games, including getting the starting nod in eight contests ... shot 42.6 percent overall while averaging 1.9 ppg ... also contributed 2.5 rebounds per contest ... added nine assists, six steals and one block on the year ... went 4-of-4 from the field and 1-of-2 from the charity stripe for a season-high nine points against Southern Miss.

Sophomore Year (2007-08): Played in 25 games for the Blazers during her sophomore season, averaging 2.3 ppg and 2.6 rpg ... scored a season-high six points at Memphis on 2-of-4 shooting and 2-of-2 from the charity stripe ... set a new career high with nine rebounds versus Hartford ... also tied her career high of two blocks at UCF.

Freshman Year (2006-07): Saw action in 30 games for the Blazers as a true freshman, averaging 12.3 minutes per game ... sank 29-of-54 from the floor (.527) and 14-of-22 from the free throw line (.636) while scoring 2.4 ppg ... was also effective on the boards, nabbing an average of 2.0 rpg ... also added seven blocks, six assists and five steals to her name ... scored a career-high 10 points, while also grabbing three rebounds, in just her second outing against Ole Miss (11/12) ... had a career-best six rebounds, along with eight points, in UAB's 59-52 victory over East Carolina on Jan. 18 ... earned the team's Best Conditioned Athlete award.

HIGH SCHOOL: A McDonald's All-American nominee at West Side High School, Erica was named to the pre-season All-Area team as a senior ... earned MVP of the Holiday Tournament from 2004-06 ... named Prep Athlete of the Week as well as being named to the RRR Top 25 Super Seniors ... led team to the 2005 state semi-finals ... also participated in volleyball and track ... was vice-president of the Honor Society and listed on the Who's Who Among High School Students.

PERSONAL: Full name is Erica Renee Simpson ... daughter of Toni R.W. Simpson and Morris J. Simpson has one sister, Jonois T. Fox, and one brother, Keith A. Clark ... born July 11, 1987 ... majoring in electrical engineering.

 
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