12 Uzoamaka Ibeh
12 - Uzoamaka Ibeh
Height: 6-0
Year: R-Fr.
Hometown: Colonia, N.J.
High School: Colonia
Position: OH

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

2011 (Freshman)

  • 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.