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20  Queen Nzenwa
Queen Nzenwa

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Baltimore, Md.

High School:
Kenwood

Height:
6-2

Position:
MB


  • 2007 AVCA All-America HM
  • 2007 AVCA All-Region First Team
  • 2007 All-SEC First Team
  • School Record Holder - Block Assists
  • 2006 All-SEC Second Team
  • 2005 All-SEC Freshman Team

    2007 (Junior) - Became Kentucky's first All-American since 1993, when she was placed on the Honorable Mention squad by the AVCA ... Named to the All-SEC and AVCA All-South Region first teams ... Ranks first in school history with 491 career blocks, and also holds the single-season record with her 198 put-backs as a junior ... Recorded a career-high 12 blocks in four different matches this season including UK's upset over LSU ... Was tops in the SEC with a .371 hitting percentage and 1.61 blocks per set ... Tallied five double-double efforts ... Registered 22 matches with 10 or more kills ... Led the team in kills nine times, while pacing the squad in blocks 20 times ... Tied a career-high with a .750 hitting percentage in a win over Eastern Kentucky ... Had a season-high 20 kills in a win over South Carolina.

    2006 (Sophomore) - Named to the All-SEC second team ... First on the team and sixth in the SEC in blocks with 1.23 blocks per game ... Ranked tops on the squad and eighth in the league in hitting percentage with a .341 clip ... Eclipsed the 20- kill plateau three times during the season ... Had five or more blocks in three of UK's last four regular season matches ... Recorded 23 kills and posted nine blocks in UK's NCAA Tournament win against No. 20 Ohio on Nov. 30 ... Hit a careerbest .750 against Georgia on Nov. 12 ... Tied a career-high with 11 blocks against Ole Miss on Oct. 27 ... Recorded a career-high 25 kills against Auburn on Oct. 1.

    2005 (Redshirt Freshman) - Named to the all-SEC freshman team after returning full-strength from an injury ... Led the team and fourth in the SEC in blocks with 195 rejections ... Posted 1.41 blocks per game ... Led UK in blocking in 20 of 29 matches ... Had five or more blocks in 16 contests, including eight or more blocks in six matches ... Fisnished the season with eight blocks each in three of the team's last four matches ... Second on the team in hitting percentage (.272) and fourth on the team in kills (232) ... Registered double-figure kills in seven matches ... Posted a team-high eight blocks in NCAA Tournament first round vs. Maryland on Dec. 2 ... Had 14 kills on .458 hitting to help the Cats to a win over Brown on Sept. 16 ... Posted a career-high 20 kills to complement a personal-best 20 blocks vs. Wright State on Sept. 10 ... Registered six kills on a career-high .667 hitting vs. Eastern Illinois Sept. 9 ... Named to the all-tournament team of the Big Orange Bash in Clemson, S.C., after after totaling 21 kills on .378 hitting with a team-high 10 blocks on the weekend.

    2004 (Freshman) - Sat out season as a redshirt ... Underwent surgery in the fall and returned to practice with the team during the spring season.

    High School - Was twice named the MVP of her high school squad ... Was named All-Baltimore County/City First Team in 2003 and to the second team in 2002 ... Helped guide the Bluebirds to the 2003 and 2004 regional titles ... Was a member of the Senior All-Stars squad in 2004 ... Also was four-time MVP of her high school track team ... Earned the Baltimore County high jump title in each of her four years, while earning two shot put titles and twice earning regional high jump championships ... Was named MVP of her high school basketball squad as a senior, while earning top rebounding honors three times ... Was a member of National Honor Society, Students Against Destructive Decisions and Sports Science Academy ... Was coached in high school by Dennis Shields ... Played club volleyball at Time Out under coach Ian Blanchard.

    Personal - Daughter of Okechukwu and Gloria Nzenwa ... Born Feb. 20, 1986 in Lagos, Nigeria.

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