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Mmachi Nwoke

Position Middle Blocker
Height 6'1''
Class Junior
Hometown Grand Prairie, Texas
High School South Grand Prairie HS



  • Second-year junior and one of two returning middle blockers with starting experience
  • Provides size and quickness to KU’s middle blockers
  • Born and raised in Texas, but has full Nigerian heritage

2018 (JUNIOR)

  • Played in 21 matches (72 sets) with 18 starts, finishing with 88 kills and 78 total blocks
  • Tallied her lone double-figure kill performance against the College of Charleston (Aug. 31), finishing with a season-high 11 kills and a .526 (11-1-19) attack percentage
  • Five matches with double-figure points, including a season-high 16.5 points against the College of Charleston (Aug. 31)
  • Eight matches with five or more blocks and logged a season-high nine total blocks against Texas Tech (Nov. 3)

Played in 13 matches and 32 sets … All six of her starts came during Big 12 play … Totaled 43 kills on a .320 hitting percentage with 23.0 blocks … Averaged 1.34 kills per set and 0.72 blocks per set … Made her Kansas debut in a three-set win at Utah Valley (Aug. 31) … Recorded her first kill, dig and block as a Jayhawk against Montana (Sept. 2) … Posted six kills in two sets during her first match with substantial playing time at West Virginia (Oct. 4) … Made first start as a Jayhawk at Oklahoma (Oct. 7), recording 11 kills on 14 errorless swings with a season-high five blocks … Went for four kills and four blocks during KU’s three-set sweep at No. 24 Baylor (Oct. 18) … Recorded seven kills and two blocks in five sets against Oklahoma (Oct. 25) … Her final start of the season was at No. 22 Iowa State (Oct. 28).

Played in 65 total sets for the Sun Devils during the 2016 campaign … Totaled 54 kills on a .152 hitting percentage with 45 blocks … Made first-collegiate start in the first match of the season against Fairfield (Aug. 26) and went on to record her first-career block, finishing with two … Recorded a season-high six blocks in a five-set win over Butler (Sept. 2) during the Iowa Hawkeye Classic … Notched a season-high nine kills against Long Beach State (Sept. 10) on a .750 clip with no attacking errors; added five blocks in ASU’s five-set victory over LBSU.

2014 Grand Prairie Offensive Player of the Year & All-District First Team … 2015 All-Texas honoree … During her junior year of high school she led the team with 74 blocks and 99 kills … As a senior, she led the team with 125 blocks and 344 kills.

Pursuing a degree in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at the University of Kansas.

Full name is Mmachi Edith Nwoke … Daughter of Kenn and Nneka Nwoke … Has one brother, Chimez, and two sisters, Iveoma and Uchenna.