Full name: Uzoamaka Chinatu Ibeh
Born: November 11, 1992
Birthplace: Elizabeth, N.J.
Parents: Alphonsus and Chinyere Ibeh
Siblings: Four brothers, seven sisters.
High school coach: Tom Hennessy
- Redshirted the 2011 campaign. Will have four years of eligibility remaining at the start of 2012 season.
Prior to VCU
- Played four years and starred for Colonia High School in Colonia, N.J.
- Named Middlesex County Player of the Year and Third Team All-State as a senior by the Newark Star-Ledger.
- Led Colonia to a 27-2 record, Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament Championship and the No. 19 ranking in the Star-Ledger’s final state poll as a senior.
- Registered 227 kills, 69 blocks and 18 digs in 2010 and finished her career with the Patriots with 504 kills and 150 blocks.
Getting to know Uzoamaka Ibeh
- Didn’t begin playing organized volleyball until her freshman year in high school.
- The youngest of 12 siblings.
- Also ran track for three years and played two seasons of basketball at Colonia.
- Also considered Seton Hall.
- Worked at Aunt Annie’s Pretzel’s in high school.
- Her father, Alphonsus, works at the United Nations in New York City.