Women's Basketball

1  Eleia Roddy
Eleia Roddy


Columbus, Ohio

High School:



  • Second-team All-SEC (coaches) (2009)
  • Honorable mention (AP) (2009)
  • Catspy's Blue Heart Award (overcoming injuries) - (2009)
  • Three-time SEC Academic Honor Roll selection (2006, 2008, 2009)
  • UK's Athletics Director Honor Roll ( 2008)
  • SEC Good Works Team (2007)

Eleia Roddy General
Played in 97 career games with 37 starts ... Accumulated 747 points with 563 rebounds ... Ranks fifth on UK's career double-double list with 16, charting 12 of them in her senior season ... Endured four knee surgeries all on her right knee during her Wildcat career ... Missed 19 games as a freshman with a meniscus tear ... Tore ACL prior to junior season and was forced to reshirt ... Tore meniscus again during summer after junior year ... Missed the first 12 games of her red-shirt junior season after surgery to remove a "floating body" in her knee ... Prior to injury, was second on the team in rebounding and fifth in scoring as a sophomore ... Graduated in December, '08 - an entire semester early - with a bachelor's degree in psychology.

2008-09 (Senior)
One of 12 finalists for the Jimmy V Comeback Award ... Ranked 15th in SEC scoring (12.1), fourth in rebounding (8.2) and sixth in free-throw percentage (.787) ... UK's second-leading scorer and rebounder ... Grabbed 253 rebounds which ranks ninth on UK's single-season chart ... One of just three players to rank in the top 15 in SEC scoring and top four in rebounding (teammate Victoria Dunlap and Auburn's DeWanna Bonner were the others) ... Double-figure points in 22 of 31 games, including three games with 20-plus points ... Double-figure rebounding in 13 games ... UK's leading scorer 10 times, leading rebounder 11 times ... Led the SEC and ranked 13th nationally in double-doubles with 12 during the season ... With seven straight double-doubles from Dec. 12-Jan.3, she joined former UK All-American Valerie Still as the only two players to chart six or more consecutive double-doubles in a career ... One of just four players in school history to have charted four or more consecutive double-doubles in a season ... Hit 24 consecutive free throws before missing her first attempt vs. UTC (3/19/09), a mark that ranks fourth on UK's consecutive free throws made list ... Missed the LSU game on Feb. 22 due to a stomach virus, snapping a 26-game starting streak ... Finished with 11 points and 10 rebounds vs. Wisconsin in the second round of the WNIT ... Led UK with a career-high 22 points against LSU (1/25/09) ... Grabbed her seventh career double-double with 13 points and a career-high 15 rebounds at Louisville ... Became the first Wildcat to pull down 15 or more rebounds in a game since Jennifer Humphrey grabbed 19 vs. Arkansas in the 2007 SEC Tournament.

2007-08 (Redshirt-Junior)
Missed the first 12 games of the season after surgery (Nov. 30) to remove a "floating body" causing pain in her right knee ... Returned to action for the first time since March 20, 2006, playing seven minutes vs. Xavier (1/1/08) ... Brought down five rebounds in her season debut ... Earned her fifth career and first start of the season against Wofford ... Played just four minutes in the game but grabbed two rebounds and scored two points ... Also started against Florida but played just two minutes ... Set a season high with two steals vs. Alabama (2/17/08) ... Has at least one block in seven games ... Scored a season-high 10 points in 17 minutes against No. 6 LSU (2/21/08) ... Played a season high 23 minutes (23) against South Carolina (3-2-08) and set a season high in blocks (2), total rebounds (8) and offensive rebounds (5) ... Scored a season-high tying 10 points on 4-of-7 shooting vs. James Madison in the third round of the WNIT ... Followed that game with nine points vs. Marquette in the quarterfinal round, hitting 2-of-2 from the floor and 5-of-5 from the free throw line in just 18 minutes.

2006-07 (Junior)
Sat out her entire junior season after sustaining an ACL injury to her right knee during a preseason practice (Oct. 17) ... Had corrective surgery on Nov. 17 and began rehabilitating her knee.

2005-06 (Sophomore)
Saw action in all 31 games with four starts ... Was an effective spark off the bench for the Wildcats as UK's first sub in 22 games ... A solid presence on the boards, who ranked second on the team in rebounding with 6.7 boards per game ... Ranked ninth in the SEC in rebounding ... Pulled down at least four rebounds in all but three games ... The only non-starter to average more than 20 minutes per game (20.3) ... Notched four double-doubles on the season, including a career-high 18 points and 11 rebounds in UK's first-ever road win over Arkansas (2/12/06) ... Connected on a career-best 7-of-9 free-throws vs. Georgia Tech (1/15/06), finishing the game with a career-high 13 points ... Tallied her third career double-double vs. No. 24 Florida with 10 points and a career-high 14 rebounds (1/12/06) ... Notched her second career double-double vs. Tenn. State (12/22/05) with 10 points and 10 rebounds.

2004-05 (Freshman)
Played in 15 games, but was forced to sit out the final 19 with a torn meniscus in her right knee ... Averaged 4.0 points and 3.3 rebounds per game in limited action ... Tallied a career-high seven rebounds in win over Longwood ... Scored a career-high 10 points vs. Nicholls State in Rupp Arena.

The Cats' Cause
Served food at the Hope Center ... Volunteer at a local church ... Volunteer reader to elementary school children.

High School
Led Independence High School as a senior with 20.9 points and 12.5 rebounds per game ... Named team captain and Most Valuable Player in her senior season ... Led the 76ers to the Co-Division Championship ... Named to the Super 12 All-Star team by The Columbus Dispatch ... Named first team All-District and third team All-State ... Nominated as a McDonald's All-American ... Started in the Adidas Top 10 All-America Camp All-Star game as a senior ... Played in the North vs. South All-Star game and was the second-leading scorer in the Kentucky vs. Ohio All-Star game ... Averaged 9.2 points and 6.6 rebounds as a junior ... Lettered in track during her junior season, participating in the 400-meter, the 4 x 400-meter relay and the long jump ... Leaped to a runner-up finish in the long jump at the district track meet, advancing to the regionals ... Attended East Moor Academy (Columbus) as a sophomore where she led her squad in rebounding with 11.0 rpg ... Attended Whitehall Yearling High School (Whitehall, Ohio) as a freshman ... Played for the Queen City Jaguars AAU team, winning the state championship two straight years and advancing to the national tournament three times (2001, 2002, 2003), ranking has high as fifth in the nation ... Chose UK over Louisville, West Virginia and Illinois ... Was a member of Youth To Youth a drug-free organization that served as role models to youth and helped support drug-free education.

The Cats' Cause
Served food at the Hope Center ... Volunteer and speaker at local churches ... Volunteer reader to elementary school children ... Helped organize a food drive to benefit God's Pantry ... Played Bingo at Kentucky Children's Hospital .. Guest visitor at Veteran's Hospital ... Member of the Be There Dare program ... Traveled to Spain in the summer of `06 with Athletes in Action as part of a traveling mission team ... Volunteered at the Cooperstown Sports Clinic ... Participated in the Athletes in Action Urban Project Sports Camp ... SEC Good Works Team member in 2006-07 ... Volunteer at a local elementary school's Jog- A-Thon ... Participated in Cats Cultivating Character, where student-athletes teach character lessons once a month to third grade students at a local elementary school

Cat Scratches
Name: Eleia Danelle Roddy
Nickname: E-Rod, Lee Lee
Date and place of birth: July 8, 1986/Columbus, Ohio
Parents Names: Eric and Denise Roddy
Siblings: Erica (24) and Evan (22)
Major: Psychology
High School and Coach: Independence HS/Bill Spencer
Shooting Hand: Right

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