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#21 Adaora Elonu
Position: Forward
Height: 6'1"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Houston, Texas
High School: Alief Elsik HS
Experience: 3 Letters
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HONORS AND AWARDS
• 2012 Academic All-Big 12 First Team
• 2012 All-Big 12 Honorable Mention
• 2011-12 Lowe's Senior CLASS Award Candidate
• 2011 Junkanoo Jam All-Tournament Team
• 2011 Academic All-Big 12 Second Team
• 2010 Cancun Thanksgiving Classic All-Tournament Team
• 2010 San Diego Surf 'N Slam Classic All-Tournament Team
• 2010 Academic All-Big 12 Second Team

• 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12 Team Co-Captain

• Three-Time Big 12 Freshman of the Week selection (Nov. 24, 2008, Dec. 8, 2008 and Dec. 22, 2008)

SENIOR (2011-12)
All-Big 12 Honorable Mention...Junkanoo Jam All-Tournament Team...Team captain...Texas A&M and Big 12 record for most games played (141)...Ranks sixth all-time in career rebounds (728)...Ranks eighth in career blocked shots (88)...Ranks 12th in career points (1,195)...Started in all 35 games of the season...Team's third-leading scorer who averaged 11.6 points per game...Team's second-leading rebounder who averaged 6.2 assists per game...Ranked sixth in the Big 12 with 2.9 offensive rebounds per game...Led the team with 39 block shots and ranked second with 60 steals...Scored in double figures in 22 games...Led the team in scoring 10 times and in rebounding 11 times...Tallied four double-doubles...Scored a career- and game-high 23 points and added seven rebounds against Arkansas in the NCAA Second Round...Swiped three steals and contributed 13 points versus Albany in the NCAA First Round...Earned her seventh career double-double with a game-high 19 points and 11 rebounds against Oklahoma State...Grabbed a season- and game-high 12 rebounds at No. 1 Baylor...Had 16 points and four blocked shots at No. 25 Texas Tech...Registered a team-best 19 points and added four assists versus Iowa State...Pulled down a game-high 10 rebounds at Oklahoma State...Scored 17 points at Kansas and a team-best 16 against Missouri, going 6-of-7 (.857) from the floor...Led the team with 14 points and nine rebounds at Iowa State...Posted back-to-back double-doubles versus Texas (10 pts, 10 reb) and Oklahoma (12 pts, 10 reb) and added a career-best five blocked shots against the Longhorns...Contributed nine rebounds, three assists and three steals at Kansas State...Turned in a double-double and led the team with 15 points, a season-high 12 rebounds and a career-best four steals at TCU...Scored a game- and career-high 23 points with three steals versus Temple...Totaled 15 points, a game-high nine rebounds and three steals at UALR...Added a team-best eight rebounds and a career-best four steals against Lamar in the season opener...Earned team's MVP Award...Lowe's Senior CLASS Award Candidate...Academic All-Big 12 First Team.

JUNIOR (2010-11)
Team captain...Played in all 38 games of the season with 34 starts...Averaged 5.9 rebounds as the team's second-leading rebounder and 8.4 points as the team's fourth-leading scorer...Tallied three double-doubles...Reached double figures 14 times and led the team in rebounding eight times...Become the 22nd A&M player to reach 500 career rebounds against No. 2 Stanford in the NCAA National Championship Semifinals...Tied a season high with a team-best 10 rebounds and added 8 points versus No. 3 Baylor in the NCAA Regional Final...Recorded 14 points, including 8-of-9 from the charity stripe, eight rebounds and three assists versus No. 20 Oklahoma in the Big 12 Championship Semifinals...Posted 14 points on a season-best 6-of-7 (.857) shooting and pulled down seven rebounds versus Nebraska...Had 8 points, a team-high nine rebounds, a season-high four assists, three steals and three blocked shots against Kansas...Tallied the fourth double-double of her career with 15 points and 10 rebounds versus No. 12 Oklahoma...Also scored a first-half career-high 13 points and added a season-high four assists against the Sooners...Scored 13 points on a season-best 6-of-7 (.857) from the floor and added three assists at Texas Tech in her first game of the season off the bench...Registered a season-high 10 rebounds in back-to-back Big 12 games against Texas and at No. 20 Iowa State...Posted back-to-back double-doubles versus Drexel and at SDSU...Scored a season-high and team-high 15 points at No. 5 Duke and grabbed eight rebounds...Recorded 14 points and a team-best eight rebounds against Michigan...Academic All-Big 12 Second Team.

SOPHOMORE (2009-10)
Team captain...Played in all 34 games of the season with 26 starts...Averaged 8.9 points and 5.1 rebounds per game...Scored in double figures in 12 games and was the team's fourth-leading scorer...Registered a career-best 14 rebounds and a career-high five assists against Gonzaga in the NCAA Second Round...Had 15 points versus Portland State in the NCAA First Round...Posted 18 points, including 4-of-4 from the charity stripe, and nine rebounds versus Nebraska in the Big 12 Championship Semifinals...Brought down 11 rebounds against Texas in the Big 12 Championship Quarterfinals...Turned in her first career double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds versus No. 11 Oklahoma...Recorded a season- and team-high 21 points on a perfect 6-for-6 shooting from the floor at Colorado...Matched career-high with four steals against Texas...Knocked down her first career 3-pointer versus Arizona State...Registered a team-high 16 points at No. 19 California...Saw a season-best 34 minutes of action with a season-high four blocked shots at TCU...Brought down 10 rebounds against Stephen F. Austin...Academic All-Big 12 Second Team.

FRESHMAN (2008-09)
Played in 34 games of the season with 14 starts as a rookie...Averaged 4.9 points and 3.3 rebounds per game...Reached double figures in seven contests including a league season-high 10 points versus No. 12 Texas and Kansas State...Turned in 10 points on 5-of-8 shooting in a victory over No. 24 TCU...Also added a season-high two blocked shots along with two steals and four rebounds in just 24 minutes of play versus the Lady Frogs...Registered 12 points, eight rebounds, two blocks and a career-best four steals versus SMU...Recorded a season- and game-high 17 points on 8-of-10 from the field and four steals at Stephen F. Austin...Three-Time Big 12 Freshman of the Week selection on Nov. 24, 2008, Dec. 8, 2008, and Dec. 22, 2008...The only true freshman on the team to earn a spot in the starting rotation more than once during the season...Made her first career start in the team's season opener versus Mercer.

HIGH SCHOOL CAREER
Rated the No. 49 overall prospect and the sixth-best power forward in the Class of 2008 by the All-Star Girls Basketball Report...Named district MVP, first team all-region, first team all-state by the TABC and TGCA as a senior...Competed in the TABC and TGCA All-Star Games in the summer of 2008...Earned MVP honors after recording a game-high 20 points to lead the South to a 72-67 victory over the North in the TGCA All-Star Game...Led Alief Elsik to the state quarterfinals in 2008...A Greater Houston All-Star and MVP and Greater Houston Second Team pick...Averaged 18.4 points, 10.0 rebounds, 3.0 steals and 2.0 blocks per game during her junior campaign...Scored a game-high 22 points versus The Woodlands High School...Four-time first team all-district selection...Selected as second team all-state and second team all-region as a junior...Two-time Alvin all-tournament team selection...Alvin all-tournament MVP in 2007...Top 10 Adidas selection in AAU ball...Also a standout in volleyball and track and field...President Award and Business Award recipient.

PERSONAL
Adaora Elonu...Born April 28, 1990 in Houston, Texas...Daughter of Dozie and Amaka Elonu...Is the younger sister of former Texas A&M men's basketball forward/center Chinemelu Elonu (23) who was drafted by the NBA's Los Angeles Lakers...Has three other siblings, Chibuzo (21), Adaeze (18) and Akunna (16)...Graduated in just three years with a 3.56 GPA and a bachelor's degree in allied health at Texas A&M...Working towards a master's degree in health education...Plans to attend medical school grad school...Enjoys reading and cooking Nigerian food...Chose A&M over Baylor, George Washington and Kansas.

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