Head coach Hal Clifton said he knew Shabazz would be a good fit for
2018 Season: Played in 27 sets over 17 matches with no starts … Recorded 32 kills and 10 blocks and averaged 1.19 kills and 0.37 blocks … Recorded a season-high eight kills against Maryland Eastern Shore on Nov. 16 in the MEAC Volleyball Championship Tournament with a .312 hitting percentage … Posted a season-high two blocks against Jackson State on Aug. 25, Florida A&M on Sept. 28 and at FAMU on Oct. 26.
2017 Season: Took a redshirt season ...
High School: Played four years of varsity volleyball at Northwest High School … Named Conference Co-player of the Year in 2016 and third-team All-City…Was a Cincinnati Enquirer Female Athlete of the Year nominee in 2016…Named first-team All-Conference in 2015 and was honorable mention All-City… Named SWOC Player of the Year in 2014… She was also an accomplished basketball and track & field athlete.
Personal: Full name is Fatimah Aliyyah Nailah Shabazz…Daughter of Lisa Blaine… Grandfather Leonard Blaine was a Hall of Fame basketball player at Central State University…Born Sept. 19, 1999, and is majoring in pre-physical therapy…Sees herself as an occupational therapist with a Ph.D. in 10 years … Her favorite television show is Impractical Jokers and favorite food is chicken wings.