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Sarah Imovbioh

  • position F
  • height 6-2
  • class Senior
  • Hometown Abuja, Nigeria
  • High school Virginia
  • position F
  • height 6-2
  • class Senior
  • Hometown Abuja, Nigeria
  • High school Virginia

Sarah Imovbioh Bio

Career Summary

  • Joined the program after playing three seasons at Virginia
  • Received her bachelor’s degree from UVa in May 2016 and was eligible to play right away for the Gamecocks
  • Always provided great energy and a positive attitude

Senior Year (2015-16)

  • Played in every game, starting four
  • Led the team in rebounding twice — UNCG, at Clemson
  • Grabbed four of her five rebounds and four of her eight points against #14/15 Syracuse (Mar. 25) in the second quarter to help team take 10-point lead into halftime of the NCAA Sweet 16 game
  • Made her presence felt on the glass in the NCAA Tournament second round against Kansas State (Mar. 20) with nine boards, including six in 12 minutes of first-half action while Coates and Wilson were limited due to illness and injury, respectively
  • Recorded either a point or a rebound for each of her 14 minutes at Alabama (Feb. 22)
  • Needed just 11 minutes to record six points and six rebounds, including five offensive, against #16/19 Florida (Feb. 11)
  • Was aggressive against #1/1 UConn (Feb. 8), scoring eight of her team-high 13 points in the second half and finishing 6-of-6 from the floor
  • Grabbed seven of her nine rebounds against Ole Miss (Jan. 28) on the offensive end, including five in 10 minutes of second-half action
  • Controlled the glass early at #10/10 Mississippi State (Jan. 24), collecting six first-half rebounds and seven total boards in just nine minutes of action
  • Was effective in her SEC debut against Arkansas (Jan. 3) with seven rebounds and nine points in just 17 minutes
  • Grabbed seven of her 12 rebounds against East Carolina (Dec. 20) in the first half
  • Great offensive work against Hampton (Dec. 16), finishing with career bests in points (19), field goals (6) and free throws (7) after playing a career-high 24 minutes
  • Was second on team in rebounding at Rainbow Wahine Showdown (Nov. 27-29) with 5.7 per game, including 2.3 offensive per outing
  • Grabbed six of eight total rebounds against #16/18 Arizona State (Nov. 27) in the first half, including all three offensive boards to help Gamecocks stay within one possession at halftime
  • Started the second half at Clemson (Nov. 18), providing great energy on the glass and adding four points to the game-changing 19-5 third-quarter surge
  • Posted first double-double of Gamecock career with 14 points and team-high 11 boards against UNCG (Nov. 15)
  • Had great fourth quarter against #6/10 Ohio State, scoring the six of the first eight points in the period, including to putbacks, to hold off the charging Buckeyes

Prior to South Carolina

  • Played three seasons at Virginia (2013-15), ranking among the ACC’s top 15 in rebounding and top 10 in field goal percentage each season
  • Closed out her Cavalier experience ranking 19th in the nation with an ACC-best 10.8 rebounds per game (2014-15) while shooting 58.4 percent from the field to rank third in the league
  • Was among the ACC’s top 25 scorers as a junior (2014-15), netting 12.6 points per game
  • Posted 13 double-doubles in 2014-15 to finish her career with 27 to rank ninth in program history
  • Became the 30th member of the Cavalier’s 1,000-point club and is ninth all-time in career rebounding (793)
  • Ranked eighth in the ACC in field goal percentage as a sophomore (2013-14), hitting 54.5 percent from the field, after leading the league with a .591 percentage as a freshman

High School

  • Ranked the No. 15 post player in the 2011 class by ESPN Hoopgurlz
  • Named a 2011 Parade All-American after averaging 29.0 points and 22.6 rebounds her senior season
  • Led St. Anne’s-Belfield to the VIS Division II state championship game


  • Daughter of Esther and Peter Imovbioh, is the youngest of four children with two brothers, Richard and Philip, and a sister, Grace
  • Pursuing her master’s degree in criminal justice