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Ericka

Blackwell-Boyden

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Center
Height: 6'4"
Year: Redshirt Junior
Hometown: Clements, Md.
High School: Chopticon

Bio

2018-19: Made 28 starts in 31 appearances and played a collegiate-best 22.0 minutes per game … Played a collegiate-best 34 minutes at Hampton (2/5) recording four points, three steals and seven rebounds … Scored a season-high 12 points at UNCW (11/14) and 10 points vs High Point (2/16) … Pulled down a collegiate-best 10 rebounds at Longwood (3/2) … Totaled a collegiate-best 107 rebounds and shot a collegiate-best .481 from the field … Recorded 13 blocks on the season to finish with the seventh-most in PC’s Division I era (33 career).

 

2017-18: Played in 29 games starting 12 and playing 15.4 minutes per game ... Averaged 3.5 points and 2.5 rebounds per game ... Scored a career high 15 points vs UNCG (12/21) ... Grabbed a career-high six rebounds on three different occasions, most recently at Charleston Southern (3/3) ... Tallied a season and career high three steals at North Carolina (12/5) ... Swatted a career high four shots at Gardner-Webb (2/20).

 

2016-17: Appeared in 22 games, averaging 0.9 points and 0.7 rebounds in 5.7 minutes per game ... Scored a season-high six points at Longwood (3/4) ... Pulled down four rebounds at Winthrop (1/21) ... Had a pair of steals at home against Radford (1/31).

 

High School: Helped Chopticon to the round of 16 in the Maryland state playoffs as a senior ... Posted 8.6 points, 6.6. rebounds and 2.2 blocks per game in her final campaign ... Averaged nearly a double-double as a junior to go along with six blocks per game, improving over a sophomore season that saw her average 8.4 points and 9.3 boards per outing ... As a junior, she also recorded a career-high 11 blocks in one game and scoring 19 points in another ... Earned All-Southern Maryland Athletic Conference All-Academic Team honors and won the school's Minds in Motion award four years running as a member of both the basketball and volleyball teams ... She earned Most Improved honors as a freshman basketball player and junior volleyball middle hitter.

 

Personal: Ericka Marie Blackwell-Boyden was born in Laurel, Md. ... Daughter of Tya Boyden ... Chose PC for the beautiful campus and small-town feel ... Enjoys drawing and reading ... Cites mother Tya as her biggest athletic influence ... Plans to major in biology.

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