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#34 Karla Gilbert
Position: Center
Height: 6'5"
Year: Senior
Hometown: College Station, Texas
High School: A&M Consolidated HS
Experience: 3 Letters
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CAREER

  • Finished sixth among active players in Division I with 143 games played
  • Finished her career second at Texas A&M in career blocks with 154
  • Finished her career third at Texas A&M in career field goal percentage shooting .570
  • Finished her career ninth at Texas A&M in career rebounds with 645
  • Was the first College Station native to play for Gary Blair at Texas A&M
  • Finished 12-3 in her career in NCAA Tournament games, including the 2011 NCAA National Championship

2013-14 HONORS

  • Texas A&M Team MVP
  • SEC Academic Honor Roll

SEASON HIGHLIGHTS

  • Set the Texas A&M single-season blocks record with 68
  • Had eight blocks against UTEP (Jan. 2), the second-most in a single game at A&M
  • Collected 269 rebounds, which ranks ninth in a single season at A&M
  • Ranked fifth in the SEC in blocks and 29th in points per game
  • Averaged 14.0 points from Jan. 26 until the end of the season

SENIOR (2013-14)
Became a regular starter for the first time in 2013-14, making all 36 starts while averaging 11.3 points and 7.5 rebounds, and set the Texas A&M single-season block record with 68 blocks … Had eight blocks against UTEP (Jan. 2), which ranks second on A&M’s single-game blocks list … Shot .604 from the field, which is fourth at Texas A&M in season Field Goal Percentage … Her 269 rebounds ranked ninth in a single-season at Texas A&M …  Ranked among the leaders in the SEC in blocks (5th), rebounds (10th) and points (29th) … Scored 20+ points in four games … Posted seven double doubles … Had her career-high with 26 points at No. 16 Vanderbilt (Feb. 2) … Had a Texas A&M NCAA Tournament record 15 rebounds to go along with 20 points against James Madison (Mar. 25) … Tied the game with an old-fashioned three point play in the final minute of two separate games, with 42.0 left against St. John’s (Dec. 22) and with 10.2 left at Vanderbilt, but the Aggies would later fall in both of those contests … Averaged 14.0 points from Jan. 26 to the close of the season … Won 29 of 38 jump balls

JUNIOR (2012-13)
Played in all 35 games, averaging 12.8 minutes per game off the bench … Led the team with a .567 field goal percentage … Averaged 5.0 points and 3.2 rebounds per game … Blocked 29 shots, including 10 multi-block games and two three block games, against Marquette (Nov. 25) and No. 15 South Carolina (Feb. 10) … Had a season-high 11 rebounds, seven points, two blocks and two steals against eventual National Finalist No. 9 Louisville (Nov. 9) … Scored 10 points against No. 9 Penn State (Nov. 14) … Went 7-of-10 from the field (.700) to score a season-high 15 points against Southern (Nov. 23) … Registered 13 points in just 15 minutes against Kansas State in the World Vision Classic (Dec. 19) … Had three straight games of double digit points from Dec. 28-Jan. 3 … Scored 13 points against No. 14 South Carolina in the SEC Tournament (Mar. 8) … Made 82.6% of her free throws from Feb. 21 until the end of the season

SOPHOMORE (2011-12)
Played in 35 games of the season with three starts...Averaged 5.1 points and 4.5 rebounds per game...Shot a team-best 54.1 percent from the floor...Ranked second on the team with 36 blocks...Tallied double figures five times...Scored 10 points versus No. 5 Maryland in the NCAA Sweet 16...Had a season-best four blocked shots against Albany in the NCAA First Round...Had 8 point and five rebounds and started versus No. 1 Baylor in the Big 12 Championship Final...Was perfect going 3-of-3 from the field and 5-of-5 from the free throw line for 11 points and added three rebounds in just nine minutes against Texas Tech...Matched a career-best with nine rebounds at Oklahoma...Had a team- and season-high 14 points (7-of-9) with eight rebounds and two steals versus Kansas State...Grabbed seven rebounds at No. 25 Texas Tech and against McNeese State...Recorded 9 points and seven rebounds versus Iowa State...Registered three blocked shots against Texas and Oklahoma...Scored 12 points on 5-of-5  shooting and had seven rebounds versus Mississippi State...Contributed 9 points and seven rebounds against No. 9 Louisville...Had 11 points and seven rebounds versus Lamar...Earned team's Most Improved Award.

FRESHMAN (2010-11)
Played in 37 games of the season with four starts...Averaged 4.2 points and 2.9 rebounds per game off the bench...Shot 52.5 percent from the field...Ranked second on the team with 21 blocks...Tallied double figures five times...Had 9 points and five rebounds in just nine minutes ver­sus Georgia in the NCAA Sweet 16...Registered her third career start at home against Texas Tech and scored a league career-best 10 points...Had six rebounds in 13 minutes at Kansas State...Recorded a season-high eight rebounds at No. 1 Baylor and added 6 points...In just 10 minutes against Kansas scored 6 points and grabbed four rebounds...Made her first collegiate start at Texas Tech and set a ca­reer high with seven blocked shots, which was the most of any Aggie this season...Also played a career-high 27 minutes with seven rebounds and two steals against the Red Raiders...Played 15 minutes against No. 1 Baylor to help hold Brittney Griner below her season average and pulled down four rebounds...Scored 10 points on 4-of-5 shooting and added five re­bounds at San Diego State...Posted a career-high 15 points and added seven rebounds against Purdue...Pulled down a team-best seven rebounds and added 10 points with a career-high two steals versus Liberty...Registered 12 points, including going 6-of-7 from the free throw line, and four rebounds in her collegiate debut versus UALR...Received team's Rookie Award.

HIGH SCHOOL CAREER
Rated the No. 9 overall prospect in the Class of 2010 and No. 1 post player in the country by ESPN HoopGurlz...2010 McDonald's High School All-American...2010 PARADE All-America High School Girls Basketball Second Team...2010 WBCA All-American...Participated in 2010 WBCA All-America Game and 2010 USA Basketball Women's U18 National Team Trials...Played at A&M Consolidated High School in College Station, Texas...Led her team to a district championship...MVP of Texas Girls Coaches Association Class 5A-4A All-Star game...Averaged 19 points, 15 rebounds, two steals and two blocks per game as a junior...Named all-state first team, District 12-5A Offensive Player of the Year, first team All Brazos Valley and team MVP...A three-sport athlete who also competed in volleyball and threw the discus and shot put for track and field.

PERSONAL
Karla Danielle Gilbert...Born February 12, 1992 in College Station, Texas...Daughter of Nelda and Jimmie Gilbert...Has two younger siblings, a brother, Jimmie (16), and a sister, Cierra (8)...Her mother was her high school basketball coach and a former post player at North Texas...Her father played for the Texas A&M men's basketball team from 1983-86 and was named to the All-Southwest Conference Newcomer Team in 1983...Chose the Aggies over Baylor, Duke, Connecticut, Miami (Fla.) and Florida...Is a member of one of A&M's highest-ever rated recruiting classes in school history...Is the third McDonald's High School All-American to ever sign with Texas A&M...Special education major at Texas A&M...Enjoys shopping...Has future aspirations of becoming a coach.

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