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Petra Ujhelyi
Petra Ujhelyi

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Budapest, Hungary

High School:
Varosmajori Budapest

Height:
6-4

Position:
Forward/Center

2002-2003 Senior Season

  • Has started all 29 games for South Carolina.
  • Finished as the SEC?s leading rebounder with 9.3 boards per game. Along with Jocelyn Penn, were the only two players from the same team to rank in the SEC?s top five in rebounding.
  • Led the SEC with 11 double-double performances as a senior.
  • Paced the South Carolina rebounding (9.3) and third in scoring (11.9).
  • Only 28 points away from becoming the 25th USC woman to record 1,000 points in a career.
  • Broke the USC record for defensive rebounds in a season with 184 boards this season.
  • Scored in double figures in 21 games with 13 double-figure rebound contests.
  • Led South Carolina in scoring with a career high 24 points against LSU.
  • Notched 18 points at Georgia and vs. SC State.
  • Contributed 17 points against Kentucky.
  • Led the Gamecocks in rebounding in 16 games.
  • Tied her career high of 15 boards times this season with the last time at Alabama.
  • Pulled in 13 rebounds four times over the season (last vs. Ole Miss in SEC Tourney).
  • Passed a career high seven assists against Wofford.
  • Tied her career high of five blocks twice this season (last at Alabama).

    Gamecock Career

  • Played in 117 games and started 107.
  • Registered 972 points in her career, only 28 points away from becoming the 25th USC woman to record 1,000 points.
  • With her 815 career rebounds, ranks seventh on the all-time Gamecock rebounding list.
  • Would become only the 17th player in USC history with 1,000+ points and 500+ rebounds.
  • Second in South Carolina history with 140 blocks.
  • Scored in 103 of her 117 career contests.
  • 43 double-figure scoring games with 26 double-figure rebounding games.
  • Contributed 17 career double-doubles.

    JUNIOR YEAR (2001-2002)
    Played in all 32 games and started 28 ... Led team in blocked shots, third in rebounding and fifth in scoring ... Led team in scoring three times and in rebounding four times ... Five double-figure point games and four double-digit rebounding efforts in junior year ... Ninth in the SEC in blocked shots (45/1.41 bpg) ... Tied her career-high of 20 points at Mississippi State by hitting eight-of-11 shots from the floor ... Contributed 12 points against Georgia ... Pulled in 13 boards against Arkansas and later, 11 boards in the game at Arkansas ... Snared 10 rebounds in the victory over Duke ... Recorded a career-high seven steals against Tennessee ... Blocked four shots against North Carolina ... Started all four NCAA Tournament games ... Scored 19 points and grabbed 11 boards against Liberty as she played a season-high 36 minutes ... Registered eight points, eight rebounds and three assists against Cincinnati.

    SOPHOMORE YEAR (2000-2001)
    Played in all 28 games and started 26 ... Ranked 19th in the SEC in rebounding and 10th in blocked shots ...Finished the season fifth on the USC squad in scoring (8.4 ppg) and second in rebounding (6.3 rpg) ... Scored in double figures in 12 games and rebounding in double figures in five games ... Scored in 27 of 28 games and grabbed at least 6 boards in 15 games ... Garnered a team-high four double-doubles (vs. Indiana, Montana State, Clemson and at Duquesne) ... Named to the Torneo de Cancun Basquetbol All-Tournament Team ... Leading scorer in three games and tops in rebounding in five games ... Recorded a season-high 19 points at Auburn ... Connected on 16 points at Duquesne ... Grabbed a career-high 15 rebounds against Clemson ... Pulled down 11 boards at Tennessee ... Blocked three shots against Auburn ... Made four steals at UNC Charlotte.

    FRESHMAN YEAR (1999-2000)
    Made an immediate impact in the South Carolina lineup by providing a dominant force in the paint with her 6-4 frame ... Quickly adjusted to American basketball and played in all 28 games, starting 24 ... Averaged 6.2 points and 6.4 rebounds per game ... Scored in double figures in five games and rebounded in double figures in four games ... Led team in rebounding in 13 games ... Led team with 27 blocks ... Scored in 26 of 28 games and grabbed six or more rebounds in 16 games ... Ranked 13th in rebounding, ninth in defensive rebounding and 10th in blocked shots in the SEC ... Registered her only double-double against Ole Miss with 10 points and 11 boards ... Had the best game of her career against Florida Atlantic with 20 points, nine rebounds, six assists, four steals and two blocks ... Tied her career high of six steals against Arizona State ... Pulled in a career-high 11 rebounds in three games ... Broke into starting lineup against FAMU and grabbed nine rebounds and made four assists ... Blocked a career-high five shots against Tennessee ... Passed a career-high six assists against Florida Atlantic and Ole Miss.

    INTERNATIONAL/HIGH SCHOOL
    One of Hungary?s best young basketball players who has competed with Hungarian Club Teams and the country?s Junior National Team ... Named as the Hungarian National Youth Player of the Year in ?97 and ?98 ... Earned All-State and MVP honors in the ?97 and ?98 Hungarian Club Team Playoffs ... Led the 2000 Hungarian Junior National team to the a 25-4 finish and a seventh-place finish in the Junior European Championships in Slovakia ... Led her Club Team to two Hungarian Championships ...Graduated from Varosmajori Budapest High School where she led her team to the Hungarian High School Championship during her junior year.

    PERSONAL
    Born on December 17, 1980 ... Comes from a basketball family as her parents and older brother competed on the Hungarian National Teams ... Father is a basketball coach in Hungary and is her basketball role model ... Sacramento Kings are her favorite NBA team and guard Mike Bibby is someone she?d like to meet one day ... Goes by the nickname of ?Pet? ... Her advice for younger players is ?Life is short. Try to get the most out of it? ... Enjoyed the team?s visit to the Elite Eight last year because of the attention from the fans and the media ... Toughest player she has ever faced was her Hungarian National Teammate Dora Nagy ...Would love to be a spectator at a Wimbledon tennis match ... Favorite color is black ... Majoring in business ... Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll in both sophomore and junior seasons.

    UJHELYI's ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • 107 starts and 117 games played
  • Has scored 972 points in her career and could become the 25th member of USC's 1,000-Point Club.
  • Grabbed 815 rebounds in career
  • Could become the 17th Gamecock to score 1,000+ points and pull down 500+ rebounds
  • Has scored in 103 of her 117 games played
  • Never finished a game without at least one rebound
  • Second on the all-time South Carolina list with 140 blocked shots - 8 behind Michelle Murray's USC record of 148 blocks.
  • 43 games in double figures
  • 26 games with double-figure rebounds
  • 17 double-double performances
  • Seven games as South Carolina's leading scorer
  • Gamecock leading rebounder in 38 contests.

    UJHELYI CAREER HIGHS

    POINTS 24, vs LSU, 2/6/03
    MINUTES PLAYED 40, 3x, last vs Mississippi State, 1/9/03
    FGs 11, vs LSU, 2/6/03
    FGs ATTEMPTED 20, vs LSU, 2/6/03
    3FGs 2, at Georgia, 2/13/03
    3FGs ATTEMPTED 3, at Georgia, 2/13/03
    FTs 7, at Auburn, 2/01/01
    FTs ATTEMPTED 10, at Auburn, 2/01/01
    REBOUNDS 15, 4x, at Alabama, 2/9/03/
    OFF. REBOUNDS 8, vs ARkansas, 2/16/03, 1/10/02
    DEF. REBOUNDS 13, vs Wofford, 12/4/02
    ASSISTS vs Wofford, 12/4/02
    TURNOVERS 7, 2x, last vs Georgia Southern, 12/3/02
    BLOCKS 5, 3x, last at Alabama, 2/9/03
    STEALS 7, vs Tennessee, 1/17/02

    UJHELYI CAREER STATISTICS

    YEARG-GSMINFG-FGAFG%3FG-3FGAFG%FT-FTAFT%OFF-DEF-TRPF-DATOBSPTS/AVG.
    99-0028-2473270-179.3911-8.12533-44.75054-126-18079-156662743174/6.2
    00-0128-2665196-207.4640-2.00044-81.54353-124-17789-542592333236/8.4
    01-0232-2883093-215.4330-6.00032-66.48558-131-18987-364564557218/6.8
    02-0329-29993149-325.4584-15.26742-79.53285-184-26981-593714549344/11.9
    TLS:117-1073206408-926.4415-31.016151-270.559250-565-815336-14255252140182972/8.3

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