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Samantha Chukwura
Samantha Chukwura

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Brooklyn, N.Y.

High School:
Bayside H.S.

Height:
5-9

Position:
MB

12/01/2009

UMES VOLLEYBALL VS. NORFOLK STATE AT THE 2009 MEAC TOURNAMENT

See Yusuf's Adbullah's shots of the Lady Hawks taking on Norfolk State in the 2009 MEAC Tournament.

08/28/2009

Volleyball vs. North Carolina A&T

August 28, 2009 William and Mary Tribe Invitational UMES vs. North Carolina A&T Photos by Joey Gardner

08/27/2008

UMES Women's Volleyball vs. Coppin State University 8-24-07

UMES Women's Volleyball vs. Coppin State University 8-24-07

08/07/2008

UMES vs Hampton University 2007-08 Women's Volleyball (10/12/07)

UMES vs Hampton University 2007-08 Women's Volleyball (10/12/07)

2010:Named Second Team All-MEAC after being a Preseason all-conference selection ... led the MEAC in hitting percentage at .389, nearly one-tenth of a point above everyone else in the conference, ranking 17th in the NCAA ... earned COBRA Magazine All-East Region Team and All-National Honorable Mention ... named to the Art Carmichael All-Tournament Team with 25 kills ... named Kristen Dickmann Memorial All-Tournament Team with 30 kills, including a season-high 13 plus five blocks against host Navy (9/18) ... earned all-tournament honors at NCCU Tournament with 39 kills in four matches, earning at least eight in each one, also award MEAC Player of the Week for the achievement ... ranked second on the team in blocks with 38 ... notched 231 kills in 28 matches played ... notched 13 kills and five blocks at Morgan State (10/24) ... named to Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Commissioner's All-Academic Team for second straight year.

2009: Named to MEAC Commissioner's All-Academic Team ... Led MEAC in hitting percentage and finished eighth in NCAA at .397 ... Led team with 56 total blocks with 43 block assists ... Had a career-high six blocks against Florida A&M on Nov. 22 ... Second on team in points per game (2.25) ... Fourth on team in kills per game (2.41) ... Tallied 186 kills ... One of two appear in all 31 matches ... Established career-high five digs versus Youngstown State (Sept. 20) ... Had 29 digs total ... Had season-high 12 kills at Gardner-Webb on Sept. 5 ... Hit .800 in the MEAC semifinal against Bethune-Cookman on Nov. 21.

2008: Named to the all-tournament team at the Ramada Invitational on Sept. 14 ... Appeared in 30 matches ... Second on the team with 56 total blocks ... Fifth on the team in kills (155) and kills per set (1.52) ... Had a career-high 15 kills in the MEAC Championship match against Florida A&M (Nov. 16) ... Registered four blocks a season-high four times ... Dug a season-best four ball at American (Oct. 15).

2007: Named to the Jasper Invitational All-Tournament Team ... Appeared in 28 matches ... Led the team and ranked second in the MEAC with a .316 hitting percentage ... Totaled 181 kills (1.69 kills per game), 53 blocks (0.50 blocks per game), and 25 digs (0.23 digs per game) ... Her blocks were second highest on the team ... Blocked a personal best six shots against Sacred Heart (Sept. 23) ... Had a career-high 11 kills against Delaware State (Nov. 16) and Florida A&M (Nov. 17) in the semifinals and finals of the MEAC Tournament ... Served up three aces against Coppin State (Aug. 24) in the first match of the season.

2006:Redshirted season.

High School/Club: Selected to the All-Queens Team her senior year ... Led her squad to the Public School Athletic League (PSAL) playoffs for two consecutive seasons ... Helped lead the Creole Big Apple club team to an 18-1 record ... Earned four varsity volleyball letters and four in track and field ... Two-time volleyball MVP ... Earned Rookie of the Year honors ... Also competed in track and field for the Commodores and placed sixth in the 2005 Queens Borough Championships in the 100-meter dash ... Was a city qualifier in 4-by-100 meters, 200-meter dash and 100-meter dash.

Personal: Born Jan. 9, 1988 in Brooklyn, N.Y. ... Daughter of Sherron Williams and Anthony Chukwura ... Has two sisters, Trudy and Danna-Lee, and one brother, Dervin ... Major is Pre-Physician's Assistant.

CAREER STATISTICS
Year SP MP K E TA PCT A Aces Digs BS BA
2006 (Redshirt Season)
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2007 107 28 181 51 412 .316 5 3 25 12 41
2008 102 30 155 41 300 .380 1 1 25 9 47
2009
99 31 186 47 350 .397 6 3 29 13 43
2010
100 28 231 54 455 .389 5 0 33 8 30
TOTAL 408 117 753 193 1517 .369 17 7 112 42 164