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Megan Huff

School

University of Utah

Position
Power Forward
Major
Early Childhood Development

Classroom

Megan Huff is a passionate and caring person, and that is evident with the major she has chosen. She is currently pursuing a degree in early childhood development at Utah.

Character

Due to NCAA transfer rules, Huff had to sit out the 2016-17 season as a Ute. Although it was tough for her to watch her teammates on the court during game days, she was able to develop her leadership skills as an upperclassman. She quickly cemented herself as a leader on and off the court in 2017-18. Her can-do and positive attitude was contagious on the bench and on the court, which became even more evident when hardship struck during the 2018 semester. Huff had to sit out several key Pac-12 games due to an injury where she was called upon once more to be a leader from the bench. The Federal Way, Wash. native exceeded expectations once more to be an outlet for her teammates and also a teacher.

Community

Huff’s attitude on the court carried over off the court and into the community. She has been involved in multiple volunteer efforts in Salt Lake City including serving meals to the homeless, helping at youth clinics at various elementary schools and being a part of a program that promotes safety and inclusion at recess for elementary aged children. One of the projects she prides herself on most is the “bags to beds” program at the University of Utah. She helped sew together recycled plastic bags into beds for the homeless population in the Salt Lake City area.

Huff has been active with the youth in the Salt Lake City community through camps, basketball clinics and mentoring at elementary schools.

Competition

Huff’s first year as a Ute in 2017-18 didn’t disappoint. She led the team in scoring (14.7 ppg) and rebounding (7.8 rpg). She earned first-team All-Pac-12 last season after scoring in double digits in 22 of Utah’s 32 games, including seven games with 20-plus points. She finished the season ranked in the top-11 in the Pac-12 in scoring (11th, 14.7 ppg), field goal percentage (4th, .509), free throw percentage (7th, .768), offensive rebounds per game (6th, 2.8), defensive rebounds per game (8th, 5.0) and total rebounds per game (6th, 7.8).