Just the Facts Full name: Uzoamaka Chinatu Ibeh Born: November 11, 1992 Birthplace: Elizabeth, N.J. Parents: Alphonsus and Chinyere Ibeh Siblings: Four brothers, seven sisters. Nickname: U.C. Major: Pre-nursing 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.