Duo Led Colonials to Best Regular Season Since 2000 and No. 2 Seed in A-10 Championship
Osuchukwu Records Career-High 30 Kills in Victory
Sophomore Picks Up Second Weekly Award of Season; Also Named ECAC Co-Player of the Week
Sophomore Middle Blocker Named Most Valuable Player of GW Invitational
Newman Named Co-Player of the Week; Osuchukwu Named Defensive Player of the Week
George Washington vs. Towson 9/29/13
Honors: 2014 AVCA All-America Honorable Mention ... 2014 AVCA All-East Region ... 2014 ECAC All-Star Second Team ... 2014 Atlantic 10 All-Conference First Team ... Atlantic 10 All-Championship Team (2014, 2013) ... 2013 Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team ... 2013 Atlantic 10 All-Conference Second Team.
2014 as a sophomore: AVCA All-East Region and Atlantic 10 All-Conference First Team selection ... concluded season as the Atlantic 10 leader in blocks (1.47/set), which ranked ninth overall in NCAA Division I ... also paced the Atlantic 10 and ranked 18th in the nation with 162 total blocks ... led GW with 411 kills and ranked third in the A-10 with an average of 3.74 kills/set ... swung .357 on the season, which ranked fifth overall in the conference ... four-time A-10 Player of the Week, the third player in program history to earn the award four times in a single season ... A-10 Defensive Player of the Week on September 2 ... double-digit kills in 24 of 30 matches ... posted career-high 30 kills vs. Dayton (10/11), the most by an A-10 player in a single match in 2014 ... posted double-double of 21 kills and 12 blocks (two solo, 10 assists) at Duquesne (10/26) ... 35 solo blocks, the sixth most in program history in a single season ... at least 5.0 blocks in 19 of 30 matches ... seven service aces ... named to All-Tournament Teams at George Washington Invitational (MVP), Colonials Challenge and Crossroads of America Classic ... named to All-Championship Team at Atlantic 10 Championship after totaling 27 kills and 13 blocks (three solo, 10 assists) across two matches ... finished with one attack error or less in seven matches.
2013 as a freshman: Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team and Second Team All-Conference selection in debut season ... led team, finished second in Atlantic 10 and 48th in Division I with .365 attack percentage ... single-season attack percentage of .365 ranks fourth all-time in program history ... led A-10 with 33 solo blocks, which ranks seventh all-time in single-season program history ... two-time Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week selection ... finished second on team with 260 kills in 110 sets (2.36/set) ... led team with 111 total blocks (33 solo, 78 assists) ... hit .765 (14k-1e-17a) vs. George Mason, setting new four-set, single-match program record ... double-digit kills in 11 matches ... posted 15 kills in Atlantic 10 Championship quarterfinal victory over Rhode Island (11/22) and named to All-Championship team ... averaged 1.01 blocks per set ... posted 6.0 blocks or more in seven matches ... finished with one attack error or less in 12 matches ...
High School/Club: 2012 All-Beach District First Team selection at Floyd E. Kellam High School under head coach Charlie Olson ... helped team to three consecutive Virginia High School state championships, including a 25-kill performance to clinch the three-peat ... First Team All-District, All-Region, All-Tidewater and All-State selection as a senior ... member of National Honor Society ... graduated in top 5%.
Personal: Born Chidima Maryanne Osuchukwu on 8/1/95 in Livingston, NJ ... daughter of Marcel and Chinyere Osuchukwu ... has younger sisters, Chika and Ekene ... intended major is Biology ... aspires to attend medical school.