Martina Shields - 1
Martina Shields

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Scarborough, Ontario

High School:
Westhill Collegiate Institute

Height:
5-9

Position:
Outside Hitter

Birthdate:
03/02/1981

Experience:
3VL


2002: Named second-team All-Conference USA ... finished the season ranked 10th in the conference in kills (457) and kills per game (4.04) ... against C-USA opponents, finished seventh in the league in kills per game (4.47) and 10th in kills (201) ... led the team in kills and digs (316) for the second consecutive season ... also led the team in double-doubles (14), kills per game and digs per game (2.80) ... ranks eighth on UAB's all-time list in kills (983) and 10th in kill attempts (2,577) ... tied for ninth on UAB's single-season list in kills (457) and ranks 10th in kill attempts (1,114) ... ranked third on the team in total blocks (47) and block assists (42) ... tied for third on the team in block solos (5) ... recorded six consecutive double-doubles in matches dating from Oct. 26 - Nov. 9, including matches against Houston, South Florida, Central Florida, Marquette and DePaul ... also posted eight double-doubles against C-USA opponents ... had 26 matches with double digits in kills, including 12 against C-USA foes ... posted a nine-match double digit kill streak, which included matches against Southern Miss, Tulane, Pittsburgh, Memphis and Saint Louis ... also recorded an eight-match double digit kill streak, which included matches against Alabama, UC Riverside and Weber State ... hit for .304 or better in 11 matches ... had high kills mark in 12 matches ... led UAB in kills in 20 matches ... named to the all-tournament team at the University Centre Hotel Invitational hosted by seventh-ranked Florida and the UAB Invitational ... posted a new career-high 26 digs at Southern Miss (Sept. 27) ... recorded a season-high 23 kills in back-to-back matches against Marquette and DePaul respectively, Nov. 8-9 at Bartow Arena ... started 32 matches.

2001: Led the team in kills (323) and digs (277) ... second on the team in kills per game (3.08) and digs per game (2.64) ... third on the team in block solos (6) ... fourth on the team in total blocks (24) and block assists (18) ... recorded six double-doubles for the season, including six against C-USA opponents ... posted 17 matches with double digits in kills ... set a new career high for kills, recording 27 in UAB's 3-1 victory over Eastern Kentucky Sept. 1 at the Georgia Invitational ... saw action in 29 matches, starting 26.

2000: Led the team in kills per game (2.78) ... posted five double-doubles (kills and digs) on the season ... had 19 kills, hit for .341 and had a career high 19 digs against Jacksonville State (11/7) ... had nine matches with double digits in kills ... second on the team in kills (203).

High School: Named volleyball team's Most Valuable Player (1996-99) ... was named Westhill's Athlete of the Year (1998-99) ... volleyball team was Scarborough finalist in 1998 ... graduated with honors.

Personal: Martina Shelly-Ann Shields ... born March 2, 1981, in Montego Bay, Jamaica ... daughter of Michael Shields and Maxine Colquhoun ... her favorite things about UAB are the campus and the people ... favorite sports teams include the Los Angeles Lakers and the Indiana Pacers ... majoring in sports marketing.

 
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