AS A JUNIOR (2009)
|Michelle Uzoh - 10
Named the Conference USA Newcomer of the Year ... played in 27 matches and made 21 starts ... ranked first in C-USA in blocks per set (1.24) and sixth in the league in attack percentage (.311) ... led the Blazers in both categories ... part of a unit that helped make UAB the third-best blocking team in the league ... also averaged 2.16 kills per set ... racked up at least five blocks in 10 matches ... posted a career-high eight blocks three times -- Sept. 12 versus Valparaiso, Oct. 25 at UTEP and Nov. 1 against Southern Miss ... recorded at least one block in every match she played but three ... reached double-digit kills in six matches ... hit for a .300-or-better percentage in 15 matches, including eight in a row at one point ... posted a .500-or-better percentage in five contests ... tallied a career-best 17 kills Sept. 25 against Houston ... named to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
AS A FRESHMAN AND SOPHOMORE
(2007-08 AT GEORGIA SOUTHERN)
In 2008, led Georgia Southern with 112 blocks (1.12 per set) ... posted 1.64 kills per set with a .254 attack percentage ... in 2007, ranked third in the Southern Conference in hitting percentage (.316), was third on the team in kills (243) and fourth in kills per set (2.25) ... was the top blocker on the squad with 99 total blocks and 0.92 per set ... was also a member of the GSU track & field team, competing in the jumps.
Attended Earl Warren High School and played for coach Sue Rogers ... four-time letterwinner ... twice named team MVP, first-team all-district, all-area and all-greater San Antonio Super Team ... earned all-state recognition as a senior ... also earned four letters in track (triple jump and long jump) ... member of National Honor Society and the President's Leadership Club.
Michelle C. Uzoh ... born Jan. 5, 1990 in Houston, Texas ... daughter of Francis and Caroline Uzoh ... has two sisters, Annette and Vanessa, and one brother, Ben, who played basketball at Tulsa ... majoring in nursing.