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Dec. 24, 2006

Columbia, S.C. – South Carolina senior forward Iva Sliskovic was recognized as the Southeastern Conference Player of the Week for her efforts against High Point and South Carolina State last week. Sliskovic turned in the most impressive performance of her career when she posted a triple-double in the Gamecocks’ 87-49 win over High Point on Dec. 20, scoring 18 points, grabbing 15 rebounds and dishing out 10 assists. She came back to score 15 points, grab seven rebounds, dish out two assists and make four steals in only 22 minutes of action in Carolina’s 85-42 win over South Carolina State on Dec. 23. Sliskovic averaged 16.5 points, 11.0 rebounds and 6.0 assists for the week and converted on 14-of-19 field goal attempts (.737 pct.)

In receiving the honor, Sliskovic became the second Gamecock this year to be recognized as SEC Player of the Week, as teammate Melanie Johnson earned the award the first week of the season. Sliskovic joins Johnson, Demetress Adams, Shannon Johnson, Annie Lester, Teresa Geter, Shaunzinski Gortman, Kelly Morrone, Cristina Ciocan and Jocelyn Penn as the only Gamecocks ever to earn SEC Player of the Week accolades.

For the year, Sliskovic leads the team with 11.5 points per game, adding 5.6 rebounds and 2.1 assists per contest as well. She is on pace to become only the sixth player in SEC history to finish her career with 1,000 points, 650 rebounds, 150 assists and 125 blocked shots.

Sliskovic and the Gamecocks are back in action when they host Samford at 8 p.m. on Dec. 28 at the Colonial Center. The game is the back end of a South Carolina men’s and women’s basketball doubleheader, as the Gamecock men host UNC Asheville at 6 p.m.