Merritt Hempe
13 Merritt Hempe
Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Fredericksburg, Va.

High School:
Stafford

Height:
6-2

Position:
Forward

Experience:
HS

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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.

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


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