A talented center that can dominate in the low post, with both her scoring and incredible ability to block shots.
As a Junior in 2002-2003
Set career highs in scoring average (15.6 ppg) and blocks (93), earning herspots on the Atlantic 10 Second Team All-Confernce and All-Defensive Team. Oha finished strong last season, scoring 26 points, grabbing eight rebounds and blocking an Atlantic 10 Tournament Final record eight shots to earn the tournament's Most Outstanding Player award. Ranked seventh in the nation for the second straight season in blocks per game with 2.9 per contest. Her 15.6 ppg ranked Oha seventh in the conference, while her 6.6 ranked ninth. Oha's 2.9 blocks per game led the league.
As a Sophomore in 2000-2001
Named to the Atlantic 10 All-Conference First Team and the Defensive Player of the Year...second on the team in scoring with 13.1 points per game, and first in rebounding with 6.8 boards per contest...Ranked seventh in the nation in blocks per game and fourth in total blocks...led the Atlantic 10 with 86 total swats, more than eight other conference foes had as a team...also ranked 10th in the conference in scoring (13.1), 11th in rebounding (6.8), fifth in field goal percentage (.445) and 10th in free throw percentage (.643)...recorded five double-doubles last season...set new career highs in points with 24 versus Xavier at home (3-2-02) and rebounds with 13 at Xavier (1-13-02).
As a Freshman in 2000-2001:
Was named the Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year after setting Atlantic 10 single-season record for blocks with 76, with a block vs. URI (2-25-01) and earning five Rookie of the Week awards in 2000-2001.. Started in 25 of 32 games... Set a GW single-game freshman record with nine blocks vs. SBU (1-22-01)... Scored 20 pts. and collected 7 rbs. against La Salle (1-30-01)... Opened the season with two-straight double-doubles, earning her Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week (14 points and 10 rebounds against Delaware, 11-10-00, 16 points and 12 boards No. 14 Virginia, 11-12-00)... led the A-10 in blocks and blocks per game average with 76, a 2.4 per game average which ranked her 12th nationally... Her A-10 freshman record total of 76 blocks eclipsed eight Atlantic 10 foes' total team blocks in 2000-2001.
Basketball News ranked Oha No. 27 nationally among the senior class... The Blue Star Basketball scouting service rated her No. 28... averaged 17.8 points, 9 rebounds, 2 assists and 4 blocks per game as a senior...selected first team all-district and all-region last season... second team all-state... named to the Parade fourth team All-American team... first team all-district as a junior, and was named honorable mention all-district in Houston as a sophomore.
Daughter of Anthony and Ebele Oha. Has two younger siblings, Anthony (19) and Chidi (16). Full first name is Ugochukwu. Hopes one day to play in the WNBA or pursue a career in criminal justice.
Oha's Career Highs
Points: 26 vs. Rhode Island, 3-10-03
Minutes: 41 vs. Massachusetts, 2-13-03
FG Made: 9 at Dayton, 1-11-02
FG Attempted: 19 at Rice, 12-01-01
3-Pt Made: 1 at Dayton 2-7-03
3-Pt Attempted: 1 vs. Richmond, 3-2-03 (7)
FT Made: 10 vs. Xavier, 2-17-02
FT Attempted: 14 vs. Xavier, 2-17-02 (2)
Rebounds: 17 vs. Howard 11-22-02
Assists: 3 at Saint Joseph's, 1-23-03 (6)
Blocks: 9 vs. St. Bonaventure, 2-22-01
Steals: 4 vs. Duquesne, 2-15-03