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Jessica Uke
Player Profile:
Jessica Uke 1831094
Position: Middle Blocker
Height: 6'1"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Cedar Hill, Texas
High School: Ursuline Academy
Experience: 3 Letters

PRONOUNCED: OOH-kay

JUNIOR SEASON (2016): Saw action in 26 matches with 21 starts during junior campaign ... led the team with a .365 hitting percentage, which ranked as second best in the Sun Belt Conference and fifth best in a season in school history ... totaled 148 kills for a 2.06 per set average ... registered second most blocks on the team with 50, including 16 solo blocks ... also contributed 15 digs and four assists on the year ... tied career high with seven blocks against Coastal Carolina Nov. 20 in SBC Tournament Championship match ... hit a season-best .714 against Texas State (10 kills in 14 attempts with no errors) on Nov. 5 ... recorded a season-high 11 kills at Louisiana-Lafayette on Oct. 14.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2015): Played in eight matches and drew five starts ... registered 32 kills on a .404 hitting percentage with 16 blocks, including three block solos ... named to the All-Tournament Team at the USF Classic after tallying 23 kills (2.09 per set) with no errors in 31 attempts for a .742 attacking percentage along with 10 blocks defensively ... had season-high 12 kills on a career-best .750 hitting percentage with a season-best five blocks against Florida Gulf Coast Sept. 5 ... named to the Sun Belt Conference Academic Honor Roll.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2014): Played in 25 matches as a true freshman ... won SBC Freshman of the Week award three times ... had the team's highest hitting percentage of .363 ... had fourth-most kills on the team at 195 (2.24 per set) ... second on the team in total blocks with 68, including 22 block solos ... registered a season-high 19 kills against Appalachian State on Oct. 24 ... had a season-best .818 hitting percentage against George Washington Aug. 29 ... totaled seven blocks on two different occasions against Texas State (Nov. 28) and ULL (Nov. 27).

HIGH SCHOOL: Prepped at Ursuline Academy in Dallas, Texas ... named to the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) 5A All-Tournament team as a junior after helping Ursuline Academy reach the semifinals of the state tournament ... 5A TAPPS honorable mention middle blocker as a senior ... led team to the 2013 TAPPS 5A state championship match and a runner-up finish ... also played basketball ... named to the Honor Roll as a senior.

PERSONAL: Daughter of Augustine and Irene Uke ... Born on December 11, 1995 ... majoring in biology ... enjoys watching Netflix, shopping, volleyball, eating, and sleeping ... has one brother and two sisters ... sister Claire is an All-American thrower on the Rice University track and field team and broke a 29-year-old school record with a 17.95m throw in the shot put in the 2015 C-USA Indoor Championships ... Claire is also ranked first in Nigeria in the discus and shot put and competed for Nigeria in the 2015 World Championships in Beijing, China.

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