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Keisha Hyman-Gifth
14  Keisha Hyman-Gifth

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Olympia, Wash.

High School:
River Ridge

Height:
5-11

Position:
Middle Blocker

Experience:
3L

2007 (JUNIOR): Played in 21 of 29 matches for the Miners making 13 starts ... recorded 92 kills to average 1.64 kills per game ... posted four double-digit kill performances ... led the Miners in hitting percentage with .323 (92K, 201A, 27E) to rate tied for seventh in league standings... put up 29 total blocks ... tallied 29 digs, four aces and two assists for 112.5 points ... named the Texas Southern Volleyball Tournament Most Valuable Player ... named to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.

2006 (SOPHOMORE): Played and started in all 32 matches ... first on the team in kills, pounding 345 while averaging 2.8 per game ... led UTEP in hitting percentage with .302 and blocks with 101 (seven solo, 94 assisted) ... recorded 22 double figure kill matches ... notched a career-high 17 kills vs. UIC, Rice and East Carolina ... hit a season-high .524 (13-2-21) vs. UTSA ...registered nine matches with five or more blocks including a season-high seven vs. UIC, Tulsa and Tulane ... totaled a season-high five digs against Eastern Michigan ... had three aces against NMSU.

2005 (FRESHMAN): Played in 16 matches for the Miners while making 11 starts ... recorded 77 kills with a .242 hitting percentage ... added 24 total blocks including five solo for a total of 96.5 points.

2004: Redshirted ... 2005 C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll honoree.

HIGH SCHOOL: Three-time first team all-conference selection ... served as team captain her senior season ... tabbed all-tournament during the 2002 club volleyball national tournament ... helped lead her team, Relentless Pursuit, to a fifth-place finish ... 2002 Gatorade Will-to-Win Athlete honoree ... played with teammate Christie Murphy on the Relentless Pursuit club team.

PERSONAL: Keisha is the daughter of Patrick Hyman-Gifth and Marsha Edwards ... she has one brother (Joel) ... born on Nov. 7, 1985 in Georgetown, Guyana ... health science major.

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