Turpin named to first team, Polcari to third
Senior earns third career weekly honor
Senior Tiffini Turpin tallied all three goals against ECU on Sunday
UAB and East Carolina kickoff at 10 a.m. CT
Blazers wrap up season Sunday at East Carolina
The Blazers defeated their cross-town foe to earn their second consecutive victory. (photos by Ashley Paul Fleming)
SENIOR SEASON (2011)
Started all 19 matches and every contest since her freshman year (79) ... named to the All-Conference USA First Team ... ranked first on the team with 13 points, including a team-high six goals ... registered her first-career hat trick in the 3-2 double overtime win against East Carolina (10/30) ... selected as Conference USA Player of the Week (10/31) ... tallied three game-winning goals to tie the UAB all-time career record (11) ... fired 41 shots, 26 on target ... one of the team's captains ... notched 11 points (5g, 1a) in the final seven games of the season ... launched a season-high nine shots at Marshall (10/2), tied for third in the school's single-game record.
JUNIOR SEASON (2010)
Assisted on five goals, including the game-winners against Mississippi State and Houston ... ranked third on the team with three goals and 11 points ... scored two game-winning goals, coming against Ole Miss and Marshall ... made 34 shots this year, including 14 on frame ... started all 19 matches.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2009)
Named second team All-Conference USA ... led the team with five goals ... tied for the team high with 12 points ... had four game-winning goals, the most on the team ... scored the team's first goal of the season, the game-winner at Alabama ... tallied the lone goal for the win against Belmont ... had the game-tying goal and assisted the game-winning goal to beat Clemson in double overtime ... assisted the game-winning goal at Southern Miss ... scored her third game-winner against UTEP in overtime ... made it back-to-back matches with the game-winning goal at Rice ... started all 21 matches .
FRESHMAN SEASON (2008)
Was one of UAB and Conference USA's top offensive players in her first season with the Blazers ... earned numerous postseason honors, including C-USA Co-Freshman of the Year, all-conference first team, C-USA All-Freshman team and SoccerBuzz All-Freshman Southeast Region squad after tallying seven goals and two assists for 16 total points on the year ... in C-USA games, she tied for the league lead in goals with six ... tied for sixth in the league in overall goals ... tied for fifth in points in conference games only with 13 ... was named the C-USA Offensive Player of the Week (Oct. 13), as well as earning a spot on the SoccerBuzz Elite Team of the Week (Oct. 15), after scoring nine points in two games, four goals and one assist, as UAB went 2-0 during the weekend with wins over Houston and Rice ... also honored as the team's Co-Most Valuable Player at season's end.
A three-year letterwinner for head coach Bridget Littleton at Vestavia Hills High School ... honored as the Birmingham News' Metro Player of the Year while leading her team to the Alabama 6A State Championship in 2007, where she was named MVP of the state championship game ... also earned a spot on the All-State team by the Birmingham News as a junior in 2006 ... played with the Birmingham United club team for head coach Eric Dade ... helped her team win four state championships and advance to the Region III Championship for three consecutive years ... was also a member of the Alabama State Olympic Development team from 2003-07 and the Region III Olympic Development team in 2005 and 2007.
Full name is Tiffini Janel Turpin ... born January 13, 1990 in Birmingham, Ala. ... daughter of Ed Turpin and Kim Turpin ... majoring in business.