JEMIMA IDEMUDIA NAMED ADIDAS OVC NEWCOMER OF THE WEEK

October 17, 2016

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BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – Jemima Idemudia, a 6-2 middle blocker on the University of Tennessee at Martin volleyball team, has been named the adidas Ohio Valley Conference Newcomer of the Week.

A junior out of Glendale, Ariz., Idemudia helped the Skyhawks to a home split against Tennessee State (won 3-2) and defending league tournament champion Belmont (3-1) last weekend. She compiled 30 kills (3.33 per set) against just eight errors in 59 attempts, posting a .373 attack percentage. She also added a team-best eight blocks (0.89 per set) for UT Martin.

Idemudia had the best match of her young Skyhawk career in Friday’s victory against Tennessee State. She amassed career-highs in kills (21) and attack percentage (.514), committing only three miscues in 35 swings.

The next day against Belmont, Idemudia came away with nine kills and a team-high six blocks – five of which were of the solo variety.

Idemudia currently ranks fifth in the OVC in blocks (92, 1.12 per set) and eighth in points (286.5, 3.49 per set). She also leads the UT Martin offensive attack with 230 kills (2.80 per set).

Idemudia and the Skyhawks head to the Commonwealth of Kentucky this weekend to take on OVC rivals Morehead State (Oct. 21) and Eastern Kentucky (Oct. 22).



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