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Iva Sliskovic
Iva Sliskovic

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Zagreb, Croatia

Height:
6-5

Position:
Forward

Birthdate:
09/04/1984

Experience:
3VL


Senior Year (2006-07)
SEC Player of the Week after posting a triple-double with season-high totals of 18 points, 15 rebounds and 10 assists against High Point ... First Gamecock triple-double since Cristina Ciocan accomplished the feat against Clemson in 2003 ... All-Tournament honoree at the South Carolina Thanksgiving Classic after scoring 16 points against Louisiana-Lafayette in the Championship Game ... Hauled in 14 rebounds (12 defensive) in the Gamecocks' win at Arkansas ... Scored 13 points and grabbed a game-high 10 rebounds in Carolina's win over Auburn ... Posted a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds against Samford ... Scored a game-high 17 points against NC State ... Matched that figure with 17 points at Ole Miss on 6-of-7 shooting from the field and 5-of-7 shooting from the line ... Scored 15 points on 6-of-6 shooting from the field to go with seven rebounds, two assists and a season-high four steals against South Carolina State ... Grabbed 10 rebounds against Fordham ... Scored 13 points in the Gamecocks' season-opening win over East Tennessee State ... Scored in double-figures 12 times in 2006-07 and 47 times during her career.

Junior Year (2005-06)
Earned a spot on the SEC Winter Sports Academic Honor Roll ... All-Tournament selection at the Junkanoo Jam averaged 11.5 points and 6.5 rebounds per contest in a pair of games against No. 18 Texas and No. 19 Purdue ... Notched her first double-double of the year when she scored 12 points and grabbed 10 boards against the Longhorns ... Posted another double-double with a season-high 15 points and 10 rebounds in Carolina's win over Clemson ... Scored 11 points and matched a career high with four blocks against Purdue ... Matched a career high with 20 points at Vanderbilt ... Just missed a double-double with nine points and nine rebounds in Carolina's loss to Xavier in the WNIT ... Scored 10 points and grabbed a game-high seven rebounds in Carolina's upset win over No. 14 Minnesota ... Turned in a 10-point, seven-rebound performance in the Gamecocks' win over Mississippi State in Columbia as well ... Scored 13 points and grabbed nine rebounds in only 14 minutes of action in Carolina's win over South Carolina State ... Scored 10 points, grabbed five rebounds and dished out four assists in Carolina's win over Ole Miss ... Grabbed seven or more rebounds in 11 games.

Sophomore Year (2004-05)
Earned a spot on the SEC Winter Sports Academic Honor Roll ... Enjoyed a career day in South Carolina's win over Kentucky, scoring a season-high 16 points and hauling in a career-high 15 rebounds ... Was a perfect 8-for-8 from the field against the Wildcats to set a new Colonial Center record for field goal percentage ... Scored 14 points and grabbed eight rebounds against Tennessee on Jan. 27, then came back to score a game-high 13 points and collect five rebounds at Kentucky three days later ... Also scored 14 points at Tennessee on Feb. 17 ... Grabbed 14 rebounds against Clemson on Dec. 3 ... Came up big with 10 points, six rebounds and a team-leading four assists in Carolina's win over Alabama ... Hauled in 10 rebounds at Virginia.

Summer, 2004
Competed alongside Gamecock teammate Lea Fabbri for Croatia at the FIBA European Championships for Under-20 Women in Bretagne, France ... Emerged as one of the team's stars, averaging 11.0 points, 6.5 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game ... Scored 18 points, grabbed eight rebounds and dished out four assists against the tournament's defending champion, the Czech Republic ... Followed that performance with a 16-point, 13-rebound effort against Hungary and a 16-point, seven-rebound showing against Belgium ... Turned in double-figure scoring efforts against both Spain and the Slovak Republic (12 points apiece).

Freshman Year (2003-04)
Turned in a productive freshman campaign, playing in all 28 games with 27 starts ... Ranked third on the squad by averaging 11.0 points per game ... Her 7.1 rebounds per game led the team and ranked eighth in the Southeastern Conference ... Shot at a .549 clip to lead the team and rank fifth in the SEC ... Her lone missed start came as a result of illness ... All-Tournament selection at the Southwest Airlines Lobo Shootout after averaging 13.0 ppg, 8.5 rpg and 1.5 bpg in a pair of wins over Southern Utah and New Mexico ... Knocked down the game-winning shot in the waning seconds against Southern Utah ... Posted 14 double-figure scoring games, including a season-best 20-point effort against Stetson ... Had four double-doubles, highlighted by an 18-point, 10-rebound effort against Alabama on Feb. 12 ... Hauled in a season-high 14 rebounds against Charlotte.

International/High School
Long-time member of her Croatian National Teams where she played alongside Gamecock teammate Lea Fabbri ... Over the 2003 summer, helped her Croatian Young Women's Team finish fourth in the World Championships ... Averaged 5.3 points and 3.2 rebounds in the eight games played ... In the 2002 Challenge Round of the European Championships with the Croatian Junior Women's Team, contributed 9.6 points, 7.1 rebounds and 3.2 steals per game ... When her team advanced to the Final Round of the Championships, she averaged 12.9 points, 8.5 rebounds and 2.4 steals in the eight games ... When she was 15 years old, joined the Croatian Cadets Team (1999) ... In the 1999 European Championship Qualifying Round, scored 3.8 points, grabbed 6.4 boards and made 2.5 steals per game ... In the next Challenge Round, contributed seven points, seven rebounds and three steals in the five contests ... Led her team to the final round in 1999 where she chipped in 5.3 points, 4.5 rebounds and 5.5 steals during the seven games.

Personal
Born Sept. 4, 1984, in Zagreb, Croatia ... Daughter of Ivo and Mladenka Sliskovic ... Has one sister, Kristina ... Admires her family because of their unwavering support of tough decisions she's had to make in her life ... Started playing basketball when she was 11 ... Was more of a tennis player in her youth ... Favorite movies are "Save the Last Dance" and "Cruel Intentions" ... Her favorite food is persuto ... Favorite colors are blue, black and white ... Majoring in international studies.


Sliskovic's Career Stats
Points Per Game..... 8.2
Rebounds Per Game..... 5.8
Assists Per Game..... 1.5
Blocks Per Game..... 1.0
Field Goal Pct...... .492
Three-Point Pct...... .143
Free Throw Pct...... .706