Sophia Ederaine named team's Deffensive Player of the Year.
USD finishes the season with a 25-7 overall record.
USD and UCLA will go to battle on Sunday at 2 p.m. inside of the JCP
Sophia Ederaine scored 18 points, pulled down 10 rebounds and recorded four blocked shots in the win.
USD will host Long Beach State in a 6 p.m first round match-up on Thursday at 6 p.m.
Played in all 33 games with nine starts...averaged a career-high 9.7 ppg, while also leading the team in blocks with 83, and averaged 7.8 rebounds-per-game...scored in double figures in 18 games...scored a career-high 21 points in two occasions, once in a win against Santa Clara (1/23/14), and the second time it occurred against Gonzaga (2/13/13)...pulled down a career-high 15 rebounds in a win against Pacific (1/30/14)...posted five double-doubles...scored 17 points in a win against Pacific (1/30/14)...scored 16 points in wins against Northern Colorado (11/9/13), Santa Clara (2/8/14) and Loyola Marymount (2/19/14)...averaged 12.0 ppg in the three WNIT games... helped lead USD to a program record 15-0 start, best start for any USD athletic team in the division I era...helped lead USD to its first ever national ranking at No. 24...helped lead USD to its third consecutive 20-win season, and helped team post second most wins in program history with 24...helped lead USD into the Sweet 16 of the WNIT.
Played in 31 games as a post player for the Toreros... led the team, and WCC, in blocked shots with 57, the ninth best single-season blocked shots record at USD...also averaged 4.5 ppg, and pulled down 3.6 rebounds-per-game... helped the team post a second consecutive 20-win season, and helped the team reach the second round of the WNIT...was named to the All-Tournament team of the Maggie Dixon Surf N Slam Classic...recorded a season-high six blocks on two different occasions, once against San Jose State (11/25/12) and the other against Central Michigan (12/28/12)...scored a career-high 16 points against Iowa (12/30/13)...recorded 14 points against Central Michigan (12/28/12)...scored 12 points against Saint Mary's (1/17/13).
Played in 34 games at the forward position... averaged 2.0 ppg, while shooting .352 from the field... has recorded 54 blocks, which is good for ninth all-time in single-season blocked shots at USD..scored in 19 games...recorded a career-high nine blocks and 13 rebounds in the WNIT Elite Eight win over Washington (3/25/12)...scored a season-high eight points against Portland (2/25/12)...recorded seven rebounds, and had seven blocked shots in a win against Cal State San Marcos (11/11/11)... scored five points in a win against Cal Poly (12/17/11)... pulled down five rebounds against Louisiana Lafayette (11/25/11)... helped lead the team into the Final Four of the WNIT...helped the team record a program-best 24-9 overall record...helped the team finish in a tie for second place in the WCC, with a 12-4 mark, which set a new program record for most WCC wins in program-history.
Played four years of varsity basketball at Canyon Spring High School...as a senior, she helped lead her team to the CIF Southern Region Division I Section championship game after nearly averaging a double-double with 11.6 ppg, 9.6 rpg and also had an impressive 7.1 blocks-per-game...she finished her career with an incredible 564 blocks...for her efforts her senior season, she was an All-CIF Southern section Team Division IAA honoree, named a Max Preps All-State Honorable Mention, was a Cal-High Division I All-State selection and was named to the Riverside Press Enterprise All-Area Team... as a junior, she averaged 10.1 ppg, 10.4 rpg and 6.3 blocks-per-game en route to a first-team All-Inland Valley League selection, and she helped lead her team to the CIF semifinals and state quarterfinals...as a sophomore, she helped lead her team to the CIF championship game and to the state quarterfinals after averaging 7.0 ppg, 7.3 rpg, and 3.5 blocks-per-game en route to a second-team All-League selection...as a freshman, she helped the team reach the CIF quarterfinals...she also helped lead the team to four consecutive League Championships...she also lettered in track and volleyball.
Sophia Arusuaine Ederaine was born on May 13, 1993 in Lagos, Nigeria...she is the daughter of Alfred and Patience Ederaine...was also recruited by Nebraska, Vanderbilt, UC Riverside, and San Diego State...chose to attend USD because of the excellent academic program and a very competitive women's basketball program...she is the twin sister of USD teammate Sophie Ederaine and her brother, Clifford, plays basketball for Eastern Washington University...she notes that she loves Jesus, food, her family, and Justin Bieber, plus she is a radical shuffler.