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UNC Women's Basketball Bio
32 Waltiea Rolle

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.

JUNIOR SEASON 2011-12
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.

SOPHOMORE SEASON 2010-11
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. 

FRESHMAN SEASON 2009-10
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.

PREP/PERSONAL
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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