Merritt Hempe
Merritt  Hempe


Fredericksburg, Va.

High School:
Stafford HS





Lady Bulldogs Fall In NCAA First Round

Lady Bulldogs Fall In NCAA First Round


Lady Bulldogs Arrive In South Bend

Lady Bulldogs Preview NCAA Tournament


Lady Bulldogs Fall In OT, 54-49

After falling behind 16-3 in the game's first six minutes, the Georgia Lady Bulldog basketball team (21-9, 9-8) used a gritty comeback effort with stellar defense the rest of the way to force overtime, but ultimately fell to Vanderbilt (18-13, 7-11) by a 54-49 score on Thursday night at Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville.


Georgia Opens SEC Tournament vs. Vandy

Georgia Opens SEC Tournament vs. Vandy


Lady Bulldogs Visit Jacksonville School

Lady Bulldogs Visit Jacksonville School


Women's Basketball vs. Georgia Tech

Women's basketball Georgia vs. Ga Tech -- 11/23/14


Georgia vs. St. Joseph's (USATSI)

Georgia vs. St. Joseph's (USATSI)


No. 19 UGA vs. No. 5 Tennessee

Lady Dawgs vs. Tennessee, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014


Georgia women's basketball vs. George Washington

No. 22 Georgia women's basketball vs. George Washington, Nov. 29, 2013


No. 9 Georgia vs. LSU - AP Photos

No. 9 Georgia vs. LSU - AP Photos

2015-16 Season
» A 2016 AllState Good Works Team nominee for her service in the community. 
» Member of the 2015-16 SEC Community Service Team.
» Had an 18-point effort vs. Arkansas (2/25), with 12 of those coming in the second half. 
» Scored 17-points vs. Ole Miss (2/7). 
» Had a 12-rebound effort at Alabama (1/17), marking a career high. 
» Recorded four double-doubles (only had two in her previous three seasons at UGA); recorded a double-double in back-to-back games vs. Georgia Tech and Georgia Southern.
» Matched her career high with 22 points vs. Ga. Tech (11/22).
» Averaged 9.3 points per game and 6.1 rebounds per contest. 
» Her 9.3 ppg was third-best on the team. 
» Was second on the team in blocks with 26. 
» Scored in double figures 11 times and recorded double-digit rebound totals in five games. 

2014-15 Season
» Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the second time in her three seasons at Georgia.
» Started 24 of 26 games played and averaged 7.3 points, 4.6 rebounds and a team-best 0.8 blocks per game.
» Posted nine double-figure scoring outputs and one double-digit rebounding effort.
» Recorded game-high tallies of 17 points and eight rebounds against Georgia Southern.
» Notched back-to-back-to-back double-digit scoring outputs against Georgia Southern, Colgate and Tennessee Tech, averaging 13.0 ppg over that span.
» Equaled her career high with 11 rebounds against Furman en route to her second career double-double.
» Led Georgia offensively for the first time in SEC play with 16 points at Arkansas.
» Missed the Florida game due to mononucleosis, snapping a streak of 50 consecutive games started.
» Eventually forced to sit out Georgia's final five regular-season contests before returning to action against Missouri in the SEC Tournament.

2013-14 Season
» Started 31 of 32 games for the Lady Bulldogs, missing out against S.C. State when she played just five minutes due to an illness.
» Selected to the SEC Academic Honor Roll.
» Finished the season with 11 double-digit scoring outputs and one double-figure rebounding output, which resulted in her first career double-double against Kentucky.
» Led Georgia in scoring five times and in blocked shots 13 times.
» Recorded a team-high 25 blocks during the season.
» Posted four career-high scoring outputs this season, progressing from 13 vs. Mercer to 18 vs. Kennesaw State to 19 at Texas A&M and to 22 against Mississippi State.
» Produced as many double-digit scoring performances in the first two games of the season as she did in 30 games played as a freshman.
» Scored what was then a career-high 13 points against Mercer on Nov. 14, a year to the day following her previous career high versus Presbyterian.
» Nearly equaled what was then her career-high scoring output in the first half alone at Belmont, putting up 11 points before the intermission.
» Scored 14 first-half points against Kennesaw State, three more than the Owls produced as a team during the period.
» Enjoyed an extremely productive three-game stretch against Belmont, Kennesaw State and Lipscomb, averaging 15.3 ppg while connecting on 18-of-24 (75.0) shots from the field and 10-of-12 (83.3) free throws.
» Posted her first career double-digit scoring output in SEC play with 13 points against Tennessee.
» Scored a game-high 15 points and grabbed a career-high 11 rebounds against Kentucky to record the first double-double of her collegiate career. Was 6-of-7 from the field for 12 points against the Wildcats in the second half.
» Poured in what was then a career-high 19 points at Texas A&M, including 11 in the opening 9:23 as Georgia raced to a 19-4 lead.
» Exploded for a career-high 22 points against Mississippi State in the regular-season finale, doing so against Martha Alwal, the 2014 SEC co-Defensive Player of the Year.

2012-13 Season
» Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll.
» Logged action in 30 of 35 games, including a quartet of starts against S.C. State, Belmont, Savannah State and Alabama in Athens.
» Finished second on the team with 18 blocks, including an impressive 10 of those
versus SEC competition.
» Posted her first career double-digit output in just the second game of the campaign against Presbyterian.
» Against S.C. State, became the 71st - of now 72 - freshman to get the starting nod during Andy Landers' 34 seasons in Athens.
» Scored 10 points against St. Bonaventure - largely due to a perfect 6-of-6 performance from the line - in the opening round of the University of New Mexico Thanksgiving Tournament.
» Missed the Mercer, Lipscomb, at Alabama and Arkansas games while resting an injured right foot - a condition athletic trainer Shannon Becker managed from early-December through the remainder of the season.
» After playing primarily at the `4' during November and early December, logged some minutes at the `5' as well during the 2013 portion of the slate.
» Made her first career SEC start against Alabama in Athens and scored nearly as many points against the Tide (9) as she did in UGA's previous seven SEC appearances (14).
» Scored a vital stickback with 57 seconds left against Auburn to give UGA a four-point lead.
» Blocked four shots against Arkansas in Athens to equal the most in a single game by a Lady Bulldog during 2012-13, also established by Anne Marie Armstrong at LSU and vs. Montana.

High School
» Coached by Carl Harris at Stafford.
» Tabbed second-team All-Met by the Washington Post as a senior after securing honorable mention status as a junior.
» An honorable mention pick to the Virginia High School Coaches Association's all-classification all-state team as a senior.
» Selected to play in the Capital Classic All-Star game, a contest pitting Virginia players against Maryland and helped Virginia secure a 74-49 victory.
» Named Commonwealth District Player of the Year as a senior.
» Finished her Stafford career with a school-record 1,476 points, surpassing the previous mark by 175 points.
» As a senior, averaged 23.7 points, 9.9 rebounds, 2.6 blocks, 1.6 steals and 1.2 assists per game to lead Stafford to a 15-11 finish.
» In 29 games during her senior season, posted 19 20-point performances and five 30-point outings.
» Scored a season-high 34 points twice - in a 62-39 victory over Albemarle on Dec. 20 and in a 78-37 decision over Orange County on Jan. 3.
» Became Stafford's career scoring leader during a 31-point outburst against Albemarle on Feb. 3. Surpassed the previous mark established by Marquel Davis, who went on to play at Pitt.
» As a junior, averaged a double-double of 20.0 points and 11.8 rebounds per game while also contributing 3.1 bpg and 1.5 assists per game for the 17-7 Indians.
» As a sophomore, averaged 12.6 points per game for the Indians.

» Born July 27, 1994, Merritt is the daughter of Rebecca and David Hempe.
» Major: Pre-Business.

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