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Elem Ibiam
Elem  Ibiam

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Fayetteville, Ga.

High School:
Fayette County

Height:
6-4

Position:
C


1/28/2015

Swat team: Elem Ibiam closing in on school block record

By David Cloninger (The State)

2012-13 Gamecock Spotlight Video


Awards
Senior Year (2014-15)
SEC Women’s Basketball Community Service Team

Junior Year (2013-14)
SEC All-Defensive Team
SEC Women’s Basketball Community Service Team


In the Record Books
Career
2nd – Blocked shots in a career (164 in 126 games)
4th – Blocked shots average in a career (1.3)
7th – Games played in a career (126)
3rd – Blocked shots in an SEC career (59 in 57 games)
4th – Blocked shots average in an SEC career (1.2)

Season
1st – Blocked shots in a season (83 in 2013-14)
1st – Blocked shots average in a season (2.4 in 2013-14)
1st – Games started in a season (37 in 2014-15)
1st – Games played in a season (37 in 2014-15)
8th – Games played in a season (34 in 2013-14)
1st – Blocked shots in an SEC season (44 in 2013-14)
1st – Blocked shots average in an SEC season (2.8 in 2013-14)
Most blocked shots in a junior season (83 in 2013-14)
Most games started in a senior season (37 in 2014-15)
Most games played in a senior season (37 in 2014-15)

Game
2nd – Blocked shots in a game (7 at Mississippi State, 2/6/14)
4th – Blocked shots in a game (6 vs. Kentucky, 1/19/14)
1st – Blocked shots in an SEC game (7 at Mississippi State, 2/6/14)
2nd – Blocked shots in an SEC game (6 at Kentucky, 1/19/14)
5th – Blocked shots in an SEC game (5 vs. Georgia, 2/27/14 and vs. Mississippi, 1/30/14)


Senior Year (2014-15)
  • Team captain for second-straight season
  • Started every game, not missing a start since career first in the 2013-14 season opener (70 games)
  • Ranked 14th in the SEC in blocked shots per game (0.9)
  • Scored in double figures eight times, including one 20-point game
  • Led the team in rebounds twice – vs. Central Michigan, vs. Arkansas
  • Established the Gamecocks’ inside game early with the first two field goals against #7/7 Florida State (Mar. 29) in the NCAA regional final
  • Averaged 2.3 blocked shots in the SEC Tournament (3 games)
  • Blocked a season-high four shots in SEC Tournament quarterfinal against Arkansas (Mar. 6), including three in 12 minutes of first-half action as team built 14-point halftime lead
  • Dominated the first half against #6/6 Tennessee (Feb. 23), shooting 6-of-7 for all 12 of her points with five of her eight rebounds to build three-point halftime lead
  • Scored the Gamecocks’ first eight points of the second half after Ole Miss (Feb. 1) had cut lead to three
  • Put back an offensive rebound four minutes into the second half against #10/11 Kentucky (Jan. 11) to give Gamecocks their first lead since early in the 9:00 mark of the first half
  • Posted her second career double-double – first of this season – against Central Michigan (Dec. 20) in just 18 minutes on the court
  • Dominated the opening minutes against Charlotte (Dec. 4), scoring six of the Gamecocks’ first eight points en route to a perfect 7-of-7 shooting night – the second of her career and tied for fourth-best perfect night in Colonial Life Arena history



Junior Year (2013-14)
  • Named to the SEC All-Defensive Team after shattering the Gamecocks’ singles-season blocks record with 83
  • Started all 34 games
  • Ranked among the nation’s top 25 and second in the SEC with 2.44 blocks per game, lifting that number to 2.8 blocks per SEC contest
  • Grabbed 6.3 rebounds per SEC game to rank 18th in the league
  • Posted 16 games of three or more blocks, including seven SEC contests and two postseason outings
  • Led team in scoring four times (Seton Hall, at Charlotte, Alabama, vs. Kentucky)
  • Paced team in rebounding five times (Seton Hall, at Charlotte, SC State, at Vanderbilt, Georgia)
  • Continued great postseason play with 11 points in NCAA Tournament opener against CSU Northridge (Mar. 25), adding nine second-half points, including a hook shot in final three minutes to stop 8-0 Matador run then followed it with tough defensive rebound in traffic
  • Averaged team high 14.0 points on 76.5 percent shooting (13-of-17) in SEC Tournament (two games)
  • Led team with 16 points against #12/13 Kentucky (Mar. 8) in SEC Tournament semifinal, including last six of first half as Gamecocks tried to rally from 13-point deficit
  • Controlled the glass during 11-0 run in first half against Georgia (Feb. 27), pulling down seven of her nine and blocking three of her five shots in opening period
  • Scored six of her 16 points at #15/15 Kentucky in first four minutes of the second half as Gamecocks stretched lead to 17
  • Broke Gamecock single-season record with five of her seven blocks at Mississippi State (Feb. 6) in the first half, marking the most by a Gamecock in an SEC game … two blocks in second half came with Bulldogs within four in final three minutes of play
  • Became just ninth Gamecock all-time to reach 100 career blocks with her five against Ole Miss (Jan. 30)
  • Dominated first half at Vanderbilt (Jan. 26) helping team to halftime lead while three other starters sat with two fouls, posting eight points and six rebounds in opening period
  • Pulled down a career-high 12 rebounds at Texas A&M (Jan. 16)
  • Scored seven straight points during Gamecocks’ 10-minute run in first half against Vanderbilt (Jan. 5) that turned two-point deficit into 11-point halftime lead
  • Anchored the paint against #14/13 North Carolina (Dec. 18), shooting 7-of-10 from the field and blocking four
  • Tied for fourth-best perfect shooting night in Colonial Life Arena history, going 7-of-7 from the field against Charleston Southern (Nov. 8)



Sophomore Year (2012-13)
  • Played in 30 games, missing three due to injury
  • Led the team in scoring two times (at Kentucky, vs. Alabama) and rebounding four times (Elon, Furman, Western Carolina, Kentucky)
  • Scored in double figures seven times and grabbed double-digit rebounds twice
  • Was team’s second-leading rebounder and third-highest scorer in postseason play
  • Posted first career double-double in NCAA Tournament Second Round against Kansas (March 25), including a hook shot that knotted the game midway through the second half
  • Scored eight of her 11 points against Mississippi State (Feb. 24) in second half to help hold off Bulldogs
  • Posted 13 points in a six-minute span of the first half at No. 9/7 Kentucky (Feb. 14) to help Gamecocks to 14-point lead at halftime, finishing with career-high 15 points on 6-of-7 shooting
  • Netted six of her eight points against #5/4 Kentucky (Jan. 24) during a 12-4 run that turned a six-point deficit into a two-point lead that helped deliver the win
  • Scored eight of her nine points against Vanderbilt (Jan. 10) during 25-5 first-half surge that propelled team to victory, hitting all four of her shot attempts in the run



Freshman Year (2011-12)
  • Came off the bench in 25 games, including 10 SEC contests and five postseason games
  • Was the team’s top rebounder one time (Miss. State)
  • Tied South Carolina freshman record with five blocks in first-round win over Eastern Michigan (Mar. 17), the most blocks by any Gamecock in program history in the NCAA Tournament
  • Was solid presence in middle of zone that held Alabama to just 27.7 percent shooting at Colonial Life Arena, the lowest by an SEC opponent on the season
  • Made her Gamecock debut in season opener at Illinois



High School
  • Rated among the top 15 post players in the 2011 class by ESPN HoopGurlz and the overall No. 57 recruit in the class, according to Blue Star Basketball
  • Captured a spot on the Atlanta Tip-Off Club All-Metro team and was a 4A second-team selection as a senior (2010-11)
  • Named to the All-Metro Southside Second Team by the Atlanta Journal Constitution and first-team All-Fayette County by the Fayette County News as a junior (2009-10)
  • Helped her team to a 28-5 record and region and state titles in 2010-11
  • Earned four letters for Coach John Strickland’s Tigers



Personal
  • Daughter of Shunda Guider
  • Majoring in criminal justice with a minor in accounting



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