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., on December 18, 1997 ... 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.