|Philo Mbong - 23
2006: Started in 20 of UAB's 21 contests at defender as a senior, while playing in every game ... tallied an assist in the Blazers' 3-2 win over Marshall on September 29 ... earned her fourth varsity letter.
2005: Started every game for the Blazers and was a solid defender throughout the season while earning her third varsity letter... named to the 2005 Nike Classic All-Tournament team after leading the Blazer defensive performance ... recorded one assist and three shots on goal as a junior... named C-USA Defensive Player of the Week for her pereformance during the week of September 6, 2005...also earned a share of the team's Most Improved Player Award at year's end.
2004: Played in six games during her sophomore season and earned her second varsity letter.
2003: Former track and field star is the fastest player on the Blazers' squad ... saw limited action during the season and played a total of 46 minutes in three games ... named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll for maintaining a cumulative grade point average of better than 3.0 during the academic school year ... earned her first varsity letter.
High School: Lettered one year in soccer ... her team was the 2002 Oklahoma state runner-up ... played for Bob Byers at Norman ... member of the Fury `85 Red club team which was the 2002 Oklahoma state champion, as well as a regional semifinalist in 2002 and the state runner-up in 2001 ... club team was coached by Jane Remy ... also a member of the all-state track team ... is the state champion in the long jump ... named to the Daily Oklahoman All-OKC area first team in long jump and an honorable mention in the 100 meters ... was named Most Valuable Performer of the track team for three years and competed in the nationally-recognized Great Southwest Track and Field meet ... member of the National Honor Society, the National Vocational Honor Society, the National Spanish Honor Society and the Foreign Language Honor Society.
Personal: Full name is Ekaette Francis Mbong ... daughter of Francis and Ukpe Mbong ... born on July 28, 1985 ... has three brothers: Ben, Emmanuel and Idong ... is majoring in biology.