Chandra Roberson
    Chandra Roberson


    Buffalo, N.Y.

    High School:
    City Honors


    Middle Blocker


    Updated August 24, 2009

    A very athletic and quick middle hitter • makes up for her height disadvantage with her jumping ability • has helped improve the Saluki block over the past two years • ranks ninth all-time at SIU in career solo blocks (71) and fourth in career block assists (298) • her career .268 percentage ranks ninth all-time.

    • Saluki Invitational MVP
    One of two Salukis to start all 29 matches, seeing action in all 107 sets as a junior • first on the team hitting .297 on the season, ranking third in the Missouri Valley Conference • her 2.70 kills per set ranked second on the team and 13th in the MVC • finished with 289 kills, 20 assists, 70 digs and a team high 37 service aces and 115 total blocks • she also led the league in service aces (0.35), finished fourth in blocks per set (1.07) and seventh in points (396.0) • recorded a career-best 25 kills at Evansville (Sep. 26) and tied a career-best seven digs (Sep. 19).

    • Second-Team All-MVC
    As a sophomore, led the team in kills with 311 • played in 110 sets, starting all 31 matches • second on the team with 2.83 kills and 1.12 blocks per set • third in service aces (27) • recorded a season-best 16 kills against Cleveland State (Sept. 7) • recorded a career-best seven digs against Cleveland State (Sept. 7) • her 103 block assists rank eighth all-time at SIU • ranked eighth in hitting percentage and blocks in the Missouri Valley Conference • her 10 block assists against Bradley (Nov. 9) ranks fifth all-time at SIU.

    One of two freshman that played in all 99 sets and started all 28 matches • finished the season with 105 block assists, sixth all-time in school history • her 1.32 blocks per set average ranked fourth in the Missouri Valley Conference • the first Saluki since 1997 to average over 1.3 blocks per set • was second on the team hitting .196 and posting 2.15 kills per set • recorded a season-high 16 kills in her first collegiate match against IUPUI (Aug. 25), hitting .750 with just one error in 20 attempts, ranking 10th all-time at SIU • against Bradley (Oct. 28) posted her best career blocking effort with nine block assists and 11 total blocks.

    High School
    A three-time All High Buffalo Public Schools First Team and scholar-athlete award winner • as a sophomore, was named All West New York second team • junior year was named All-State Fourth Team • named All-State First Team as a senior • was named the Byron Bergen Tournament MVP, Henry Hudson All-Tournament team, All-West New York first team small schools and the Buffalo News All-West New York First Team • played in high school senior all-star game.

    High School • City Honors
    Club Team • Volley FX
    Full name is Chandra Jennine Roberson • majoring in business • carries a 3.09 GPA • born on September 5, 1988 in Buffalo, N.Y. • has a brother, Erik • daughter of Eugene and Judith Roberson.