UNC Women's Basketball Bio
32 Waltiea Rolle
Rolle Rolle 674540

Powerful defensive presence who has established herself as one of the nation’s top shot blockers • Already ranks fifth in school history in career blocks with 173 • Has two of the 10 best shot-blocking seasons in school history • Poised for a big senior year after an impressive offseason of conditioning.

Missed the first 10 games of the season after giving birth to her first child, a baby girl • Appeared in 20 games, averaging 3.7 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.0 blocks per game • Made her first appearance of the season against Savannah State on Dec. 29 and scored four points in six minutes • Had multiple blocked shots on five occasions, including a season-high five against NC State on Feb. 19 • Scored eight points on 4-of-6 shooting in just 12 minutes in the win at Virginia Tech on Jan. 19 • Also had six rebounds and four blocks against the Hokies • Scored nine points in 17 minutes against Boston College on Jan. 25 • Had a season-high 12 points in a season-high 23 minutes in the win at NC State • Scored eight points and grabbed eight rebounds in the ACC First Round win over Clemson.

Appeared in all 37 games and started nine, averaging 7.2 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.2 blocks per contest • Blocked 82 shots as a sophomore, good for seventh in school history • Earned All-ACC Defensive Team honors after leading the league in both blocks and blocks per game • Blocked at least one shot in 35 of 37 games • Blocked more than one shot on 19 occasions • Started the season opener against North Florida and scored 11 points, grabbed six rebounds and blocked four shots • Just missed a double-double against Robert Morris on Nov. 17 with 10 points and nine boards • Notched her first double-double of the season with 13 points and 12 rebounds against Illinois in the semifinals of the Rainbow Wahine Showdown • Also blocked four shots against the Illini • Had eight points, nine boards and four blocks in just 18 minutes against ETSU on Dec. 8 • Picked up her second double-double of the season against South Carolina in Myrtle Beach on Dec. 19 with 14 points and 12 rebounds • Scored in double figures in three of the next four games, including 15 against College of Charleston on Dec. 28 and 16 against North Carolina Central on Jan. 3 • Had seven blocks to go with seven points and eight rebounds against Wake Forest on Jan. 20 • Returned to the starting lineup for six games starting Jan. 28 against Virginia • Had her fourth double-double against Virginia Tech on Jan. 30 with 12 points and 11 rebounds • Scored a season-high 18 points in 17 minutes in the win at Florida State on Feb. 2 • Made all 12 of her free throw attempts, including several down the stretch, against the Seminoles • Threated a triple-double against Duke on Feb. 7, finishing with 10 points, nine rebounds and a career-high seven blocks • Helped win the Duke game by running the length of the floor to block a Chelsea Gray lay-up as time expired • Appeared in all four ACC Tournament games, averaging 4.3 points and 2.0 rebounds • Had 13 points and five blocks in the pre-NCAA win over Kennesaw State • Appeared in all three NCAA Tournament games, scoring 13 points and grabbing eight rebounds. 

Appeared in 30 games and stared 15, averaging 6.8 points, 4.5 rebounds and an ACC-leading 2.4 blocks per outing • An intimidating presence in the paint who should only get better offensively • Registered 72 blocks on the season, good for ninth-most in UNC history and just 12 shy of Dawn Royster’s freshman record of 84 set in 1984 • Needs just four more blocks to move into the UNC top 10 in career blocks • Had at least one swat in every game and multiple rejections in 20 of 30 appearances • Scored eight points in her debut against College of Charleston • Had a breakout game offensively against Presbyterian College on Nov. 25, scoring 17 points on 7-of-8 shooting, one of 10 games in which she reached double figures • Had a run of three consecutive double-digit scoring games capped by a 12-point, 11-rebound double-double against ETSU on Dec. 31 • Also had a streak of seven games with multiple blocked shots that stretched from Dec. 20 to Jan. 14 • Had perhaps the finest all-around performance of her young career at NC State on Jan. 25, finishing with 12 points, eight rebounds and a season-best seven blocks • Had her second double-double of the season at Miami on Feb. 4, scoring a season-high 20 points and pulling down 13 rebounds • After coming off the bench for most of the month, got the start against Duke in the regular season finale and turned in a line of 12 points, seen rebounds and six blocks • Scored two points, grabbed four rebounds and blocked three shots in the NCAA Tournament loss to Gonzaga.

Coached by Reed Sutton at Westbury Christian School (Houston, Texas) • WBCA All-America selection as a senior • Second-team Parade Magazine All-America • Second-team ESPNRISE.com All-America • Ranked No. 28 in the nation by ESPN Hoop Gurlz and No. 21 by the All-Star Girls Report • Also rated the No. 9 center by ESPN Hoop Gurlz • First-team TAPPS all-state performer and District 4-5A Player of the Year as a junior • Born Waltiea Maxcine Rolle on Sept. 11, 1990 in Nassau • Daughter of Maxwell and Donna Rolle and stepmother Jane Rolle. 

Position: Center
Height: 6'6"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Nassau, Bahamas
High School: Westbury Christian School
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