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Francie Ekwerekwu
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Francie Ekwerekwu 1379489
Position: Middle Blocker
Height: 5'11"
Year: Redshirt Sophomore
Hometown: Arlington, Texas
High School: Arlington

A 2010 recipient of the John McLendon Memorial Minority Postgraduate Scholarship Award presented by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics and the John McLendon Minority Scholarship Foundation ... A 2009 honorable mention All-Big 12 honoree ... Most Valuable Player of the 2009 UT-Arlington Invitational ... A four-time All-Big 12 Academic team member ... 2007 All-Big 12 freshman team.

2010 (Senior)
Named to the Academic All-Big 12 first team ... Saw limited time due to injury ... Played in 38 sets during the year ... Had 62 kills, a 1.59 kills per set average, while hitting .238 ... Had 34 total blocks, a 0.87 per set average ... Had five kills and three total blocks in first conference start at Baylor ... Team leader with six block assists against Texas Tech.

2009 (Junior)
Named to honorable mention All-Big 12 team ... Started every match at middle blocker ... Second on the team in kills (276) ... Averaged 2.68 per set on the year ... Hit .285 in all matches ... Had 11 service aces ... Second in blocks with 93 on the year, a 0.90 average ... Had 14 block solos and 79 block assists ... Had 10 kills against Southern Cal in the opening round of the NCAA Championship ... Had 194 kills in conference play, a 2.69 average ... Hit a team-best .281 in those contests ... Led team with 68 blocks in league matches, a 0.94 per set average ... Had 10 block solos and 58 block assists ... Recorded 11 kills and three block assists against Texas A&M ... Hit .412 against Kansas ... Had a season-high 18 kills with only one attack error and a .654 hitting percentage at No. 20 Baylor ... Tallied 17 kills against Kansas State ... Set a career high with an .857 hitting percentage against Colorado ... Had 11 kills against No. 19 Baylor .. Led OU with 11 kills against No. 14 Iowa State ... Recorded five block assists against No. 10 Nebraska ... Team leader with 11 kills at Colorado ... Had 15 kills, six blocks and hit .263 at Kansas ... Totaled 14 kills, five block assists and a .323 hitting percentage against Missouri ... Led the team with 13 kills at Kansas State and hit .400 ... Named Most Valuable Player of the UT-Arlington Invitational ... Average 3.12 kills per set ... Hit .327 ... Had nine total blocks, a 1.12 per set mark ... Had 14 kills against the host school ... Recorded 11 kills and a .400 hitting percentage against UALR ... Also had five blocks against the Trojans ... Averaged 2.75 kills per set at the Best Western Shocker Classic ... Hit .250 during three matches ... Had 13 kills, three block assists and a .393 hitting percentage against North Carolina ... Hit .304 during the season-opening Mizuno Invitational ... Had 12 total blocks, an average of 1.00 per set ... Totaled three block solos and nine block assists ... Hit .526 against Rice with 10 kills and three block assists ... Opened the year with 10 kills and four block assists against Houston Baptist.

2008 (Sophomore)
Named to the 2008 Academic All-Big 12 first team ... Registered eight kills and two block assists at Colorado ... Tied a career high with eight block assists against Iowa State ... Added seven kills and hit .278 in the win ... Matched a career high with 19 kills against Texas A&M ... Contributed 12 kills against Kansas ... Leading blocker at Missouri with three block assists ... Led team offensively against Baylor with team highs in kills (17) and block assists (8) ... Leading blocker in the win against third-ranked Texas with four block assists ... Added 10 kills, including the final point against the Longhorns ... Had four block assists against Nebraska ... Hit .409 with 12 kills at Kansas ... Tallied nine kills against Colorado ... Had one block solo and one block assist at Nebraska ... Team leader with 12 kills against Texas ... Tallied 11 kills against Texas Tech for her eighth consecutive double-digit kill match ... Led Sooners with 14 kills at Baylor ... Team leader with 13 kills and five blocks against Missouri ... Named MVP of the Red Raider RoundUp ... Earned all-tournament team honors in first two tournaments of the season .... Tallied 16 kills at Texas Tech and against Cal Poly ... Career-high nine blocks against Texas Tech.

2007 (Redshirt Freshman)
Earned Big 12 All-Freshman team honors ... Named to the Academic All-Big 12 first team ... One of only two Sooners to play in every match ... A regular starter in the OU lineup after redshirting in 2006 ... Led the team with 1.40 blocks per set at the USD Invitational ... Led the team with 15 kills on a .480 hitting percentage while adding five block assists and a solo block against Kansas ... Recorded 14 kills with a .323 hitting percentage against Colorado ... Hit .385 with six kills against No. 1 Nebraska ... Tallied 12 kills in OU's upset of No. 14 Kansas State ... Added 13 kills in OU's four-set victory over Texas A&M ... Recorded a career-high four solo blocks against Kansas ... Tallied a .519 hitting percentage against Baylor with 17 kills.

2006 (Freshman)
Redshirted the season.

High School
Listed on PrepVolleyball.com's Senior Ace List ... Two-time district Co-Blocker of the Year as a sophomore and junior ... Named first-team All-District 7-5A in 2003 and 2004 ... Only member of high school team to play in all 117 sets during senior campaign ... Led her team in blocks in 2005 with a 0.90 per set average ... Recorded 2.1 kills per set while hitting at a .441 clip as a senior ... Guided Arlington High School to a 32-9 record in 2005 ... Selected as squad's Most Improved Player and team captain in 2004 ... Named a Fort Worth Star-Telegram Player to Watch in 2005 ... Also competed for the basketball and track teams ... Two-time all-district selection in basketball ... Selected as the basketball team MVP as a sophomore and a junior ... 2004 5A regional finalist in the triple jump ... Involved in Key Club, National Honor Society and the American Sign Language Club in high school.

Competed on the Texas Advantage 17 Asics club team that finished second at 2005 Lonestar Tournament.

Daughter of Robin Lake ... Older brother, Brad, played wide receiver for the University of Missouri football team ... Younger brother, Rob, attends Baylor University ... Involved in OU Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Bridge Builders, an African-American student-athlete networking group at OU ... Enrolled in graduate school at OU ... Received her undergraduate degree in human relations in May 2010.

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