2016: Named Ivy League Co-Rookie of the Year … A First Team All-Ivy League selection … The first Lion in program history to be named Ivy League Rookie of the Year, and the only first-year to be named First Team All-Ivy League … Winner of the inaugural Columbia University Female Rookie of the Year Award … Two-time Ivy League Rookie of the Week … Named to the Ivy League Weekly Honor Roll a team-best five times … Played in 22 of 24 matches, starting 17, and totaled 65 sets … Ranked No. 4 nationally with a .427 hitting percentage … Led the Ivy League in hitting percentage, blocks per set (1.37) and block solos (25) … Ranked among the top-five in the Ivy League in kills per set (2.97), total blocks (89) and points per set (3.8) … In Ivy League play, hit .433 with 18 block solos and 1.27 blocks per set to lead all league competitors … Reached double figures in kills 10 times and had nine matches with at least five blocks … Made her collegiate debut against Indiana at the San Francisco Invitational and earned her first block (Sept. 3) … Made her first start later that day against Campbell (Sept. 3) … Recorded 10 blocks to go with seven kills in a three-set victory over Manhattan (Sept. 9) … Broke the program record for blocks in a three-set match with 11 in a victory over Fordham, and added 11 kills (.556) for her first collegiate double-double ... Her 11 blocks tied for the fifth-most in a three-set match in the NCAA during the season … Hit .476 with a dozen kills and five blocks to help the Lions hold off Yale in five (Sept. 30) … Hit. 542 with 15 kills and nine blocks to total 21.0 points in a five-set victory over Penn (Oct. 8) … Registered a season-high 21 kills (.459) and 23.0 points to lead the Lions in a four-set triumph at Dartmouth (Oct. 15) … Named Ivy League Rookie of the Week for the first time (Oct. 24) … Hit .458 with 15 kills to help the Lions down Harvard in the home finale (Nov. 5) … Recorded 18 kills without a single error on 31 swings (.581) and added five blocks to help the Lions tie a program record with nine Ivy League wins, downing the Quakers in four (Nov. 11) … Went on to be named Ivy League Rookie of the Week for a second time (Nov. 14).
High School: A four-year letterwinner in volleyball at Horance Mann School in the Bronx ... 2015 All-New York State at middle blocker ... Led Horance Mann to a 13-3 record as a senior and an appearance in the NYSAIS Championship match against Fieldston.
Personal: Born March 30, 1998 in New York, N.Y. ... Daughter of Christina and Jerry Ikwuazom ... Intends to major in Neuroscience and Behavior with future plans of becoming a physician ... Father, Jerry, is a 1986 Columbia graduate of The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
Honors & Awards:
- 2016-17 Columbia University Female Rookie of the Year
- 2016 Ivy League Co-Rookie of the Year
- 2016 First Team All-Ivy League
- Two-time Ivy League Rookie of the Week (Oct. 24 & Nov. 14, 2016)
- 2016 Lion Invitational All-Tournament Team (Sept. 16-17)
- 2016 Columbia Classic All-Tournament Team (Sept. 9-10)