Saitaua Iosia leads Hawks will eight kills as UMES falls in NCAA First Round
Hawks to take on Nebraska at NU Coliseum at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday
Hawks return as defending MEAC champions, play Bethune-Cookman Friday at 1 p.m.
Ndidi Ibe leads Hawks with 17 kills, hitting .448
Hawks will play Norfolk State Friday at 7 p.m., Hampton on Sunday at 3 p.m.
See Joey Gardner's shots of the UMES student-athletes receiving Proclamations from the Town of Princess Anne.
2012: Reserve outside hitter and serving specialist for UMES, playing in 58 sets in 22 matches ... hit .278 on the year with 91 kills, 13 aces and 62 digs ... first UMES kills against New Mexico (8/31), going perfect 4-for-4 on attacks ... made first start against Savannah State (9/2), finishing with seven kills, two blocks and seven digs ... earned MEAC Rookie of the Week and member of the WVU Golden Horseshoe Invite All-Tournament Team after earning 25 combined kills on September 8th, with 13 against Saint Peter's and 12 vs. Wright State, hitting .458 on the day ... honored with second straight MEAC Rookie of the Week the following period for strong performance in ASU Tournament: career-high 15 kills with nine digs in five-set win over North Texas (9/14) and lone double double of the season vs. Troy (9/15), concluding with 12 kills, 14 digs and five service aces ... finished with 12 kills in first match at CSU Bakersfield (9/20) ... earned a dig in NCAA Tournament match against Nebraska (11/29).
High School/Club: Member of the Austria National Team, formerly competing with U-18 and U-20 National Teams ... competed with PSVBG Salzburg ... named MVP of the U-19 Championship.
Personal: Born August 12, 1992 in Hallein, Austria ... daughter of Gabriele and Karl Ebster-Schwarzenberger ... has a brother, Lukas ... major is human ecology ... pregame routine includes listening to music ... personal best sports moment was being named MVP of the U-19 Austria Championship in 2010 ... lists her parents as people who influenced her most for being part of her whole life ... personal best non-athletic accomplishment in graduating high school in Austria with good grades ... plans to play volleyball professionally upon graduation ... favorite saying is "Don't worry, be happy" ... hobbies include climbing, swimming and watching television ... favorite book is Harry Potter ... favorite movie is "Forrest Gump" ... personal athletic goal this season is to become a starter and win the MEAC ... personal athletic goal upon graduation is to gain experience.