Allazia Blockton is a name known around the country.
The Milwaukee native's list of honors and awards is endless, but on Dec. 29, 2018, she put her name above all others.
Scoring six points against Providence, Blockton became Marquette basketball's all-time leading scorer.
“It's just mind-blowing to think that I’m in the same company as some of the greats, even on the men's side. Because I remember growing up watching Marquette men's basketball, and there were a lot of great players on that side. So, just to think that I’ve surpassed them, too, is just really good,” Blockton said.
The excitement was short-lived for Blockton, though, because she sustained an ankle injury in the same game.
“I didn't even know until a week later, to tell you the truth. I was so upset about my ankle, and I was just trying to figure out rehab so I could get back as soon as possible,” Blockton said.
“It’s just been a blessing because it's given me a chance to step back and appreciate the game even more." — Marquette senior Allazia Blockton
It would be just shy of a month before No. 11 could return to the court. That was longer than Blockton preferred, but there was a silver lining.
“It’s just been a blessing because it's given me a chance to step back and appreciate the game even more. As much as I like to get out there, there's good and bad to everything. I've been able to learn a lot about my teammates and myself. But just to know that I still got a long way to go and I still got so much more to accomplish, even though I’ve missed those games is just a great feeling,” Blockton said.
Accomplishing more is exactly what Blockton did 27 days after her injury.
Recording 15 points against Xavier, Blockton became the first Marquette player to score 2,000 career points.
"She deserved it. She's worked really hard, she's very self-motivated and to see here do that at such an early stage in her career; she has so many ballgames left to play this year and represent that jersey. It's a testament to her, to her teammates, to the program and where we have come, and we are extremely proud of her. She obviously is one of the best players to ever wear the uniform,” said Carolyn Kieger, Marquette women’s basketball head coach.