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  Eziamaka Okafor
Eziamaka Okafor

Player Profile
Hometown:
Rolla, Mo.

High School:
Rolla

Height:
6-0

Position:
F

Experience:
4V

Playing Years:
2002-06


At Stanford: Complete Year-by-Year Statistics ... Member of the team for four seasons ... Gave up her final year of eligibility to focus on her studies ... Suffered multiple injuries that kept her off the floor for all but 17 games during her first three years ... Successfully rehabbed for her final campaign and played in 32 contests ... Very physical player, despite injuries ... An excellent rebounder and defender.

2005-06 Season (Junior): Game-by-Game Stats ... Completed her fourth season at Stanford and played in more games this year (32) than in her previous three combined (17) ... Appeared in every game before a small foot fracture suffered in the first round of the NCAA Tournament caused her to miss the next two games ... Returned in the final game of the year against Louisiana State ... Averaged 12.2 minutes per contest ... Had one of her best games against UC Santa Barbara on Feb. 9, playing a career-high 25 minutes, tying her career-high in scoring and rebounds with 14 points and eight boards, and snagging a career-high four steals ... Ranked sixth on the team in rebounding with 103 ... Played 15 minutes in Stanford's NCAA Tournament opener against Southeast Missouri State ... Scored seven points and pulled down five rebounds against the Redhawks ... Returned in the Elite Eight against LSU, playing five minutes and snagging one offensive board ... Shot 45.3% from the field and averaged 3.6 and 3.2 rebounds per game.

2004-05 Season (Sophomore): Game-by-Game Stats ... Tore her right Achilles' tendon during the game at Washington ... Appeared in 14 games before suffering the season-ending injury in Seattle ... Scored six points, four from free throws, against Eastern Washington at the Great Alaska Shootout in November ... Put together her most complete game against California, scoring 14 points on 4-of-5 shooting from the field and 6-of-7 shooting from the free-throw line ... Also pulled down four rebounds against the Golden Bears ... Matched her career-best five rebounds the next week against USC ... Collected three offensive boards in both contests ... Picked up one assist, one rebounds and two points on 2-for-2 shooting from the free throw line at Washington before leaving the game ... Continued working on her strength and ball handling since her surgery.

2003-04 (Redshirt Freshman): Game-by-Game Stats ... Tore her left Achilles' tendon in September ... Appeared in three contests, including her first collegiate game against USC ... Scored her first career points against California in first game of Pac-10 Tournament ... Earned time on the floor in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament against Missouri.

2002-03 Season (Redshirt): Forced to redshirt the year because of a knee injury.

High School: Named the 2002 Gatorade Missouri Player of the Year after averaging 22.0 points, 9.0 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 3.5 steals as a senior ...Named a 2002 All-American by Nike and Parade Magazine, and an Honorable Mention All-American by McDonald's, Street & Smith's and the Women's Basketball Coaches Association ... First Team All-Missouri, and the Missouri All-Star MVP ... Named to the 2002 Missouri Basketball Coaches Association Academic All-State Team ... A 2002 Street & Smith's Honorable Mention Preseason All-American ... Finished prep career with 2,302 points and 1,144 rebounds ... Attended the 2001 Nike All-American Camp ... A 2001 Junior National All-American ... Led her AAU team to a third place finish at the 2001 Under-18 National Championships ... As just a junior, broke the Rolla High School career scoring record of 1,277 points ... Averaged 22.6 points, 10.6 rebounds and 4.1 steals as a junior, and was named a Street & Smith's Honorable Mention All-American ... Led Rolla to a 26-2 record as a sophomore, and averaged 23.6 points, 10.9 rebounds and 3.9 steals ... USA Today Honorable Mention All-American and First Team All-Missouri as a sophomore ... Named Mid-Missouri Conference MVP ... Averaged 15.9 points, 11.6 boards and 4.0 steals as a freshman en route to Honorable Mention All-Missouri honors ... High school basketball coach was Sam Potter ... Also an accomplished high school athlete in both track and volleyball ... Named All-Missouri in volleyball ... In track, was a three-time Missouri State Girls Class 4A Triple Jump Champion (2000-02) and was also all-state in the long jump for three consecutive years (1999-2001) ... Member of the National Honor Society ... Class salutatorian ... Winner of Presidential Freedom Scholarship Award from President George W. Bush ... A 2002 Coca-Cola Scholar.

Personal: Daughter of Dr. Anthony and Grace Okafor ... Will earn her undergraduate degree in Human Biology ... Plans to attend medical school.

Points 8, 3x, last vs. UCSB (2/9/06)
Rebounds 7, vs. Oregon (2/6/03)
Assists 4, vs. Oregon St. (2/4/06)
Field Goals 7, vs. UCSB (2/9/06)
Free Throws 6, vs. California (1/13/05)
Steals 4, vs. UCSB (2/9/06)
Blocks 1, 5x, last, vs. Arizona (3/4/06)
Minutes 25, vs. UCSB (2/9/06)

Last Updated: June 5, 2006

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