On Agba This hard-working Terp from around the Beltway in Rockville, Md., will provide continued depth at the power forward position allowing the Terps more flexibility on the block ... a quiet player with good work ethic and great team attitude, Agba is physically strong and adds an active post presence.
2000-01 A reserve forward for Maryland... saw action in 11 games, including ACC contests vs. North Carolina, No. 4 Duke, Wake Forest, and the Terps’ regular-season home finale against No. 17/19 NC State ... her most extensive action of the season came in the Lafayette game on Dec. 22, when she played 18 minutes and scored a season-high seven points ... had her a career-high seven rebounds in the Terps’ win over Coppin State on Dec. 12 … scored seven points and added three rebounds in her most extensive action against Lafayette.
1999-2000 Saw game action in 10 contests ... averaged 1.0 points per game and 1.2 rebounds ... matched a career-high five rebounds vs. Fairleigh Dickinson on Nov. 30.
1998-99 Averaged 1.3 points and 1.5 rebounds while appearing in 17 games ... earned a start in ACC home opener vs. Wake Forest ... played 10 minutes and recorded career-high five rebounds ... matched her rebounding high against Wake Forest in the ACC Tournament ... averaged 5.4 minutes while playing in seven of last eight games, spelling Maryland’s post players ... one of three Terps with team-high eight points in season opener vs. UNC Greensboro.
Before Maryland Averaged 12.6 points, 9.9 rebounds and 2.7 steals during her senior season at Wheaton High ... second-team all-state by the Washington Post and all-county selection … very heady player who guided her team to back-to-back state championships ... team was 26-0 as a senior and 24-2 as a junior ... won team’s “Unsung Hero” award … was most valuable player of Sherwood Holiday Tournament ... finished her career ranked first in school history with 739 rebounds, and 10th with 700 points … coached by Walt Dupee.
Personal Born on Jan. 2, 1981 ... daughter of Ebelechukwu and Vicky Agba ... parents are from Nigeria and married before coming to U.S. for her father to attend Ohio State on an academic scholarship; he transferred to the University of Iowa, graduated from M.I.T. and now is an assets manager with the District of Columbia ... siblings are Keka (19), Jide (15) and Ifey (14) ... majoring in biochemistry ... member of Maryland Scholars Program after sporting a 3.93 GPA in high school ... full name is Ijeoma Nwanneka Agba.
Q: What is your favorite television show? A: A Different World
Q: What is your favorite book? A: Beloved
Q: What is one thing you have learned since coming to Maryland? A: You have to be disciplined or you will not be successful.
Q: What are your plans after graduation? A: To go to medical school.
Q: What is your favorite quote? A: You never fail until you stop trying.
Q: Which teammate of yours inspires you and why? A: It would have to be Rosita Melbourne because she balances not only school and basketball but she also takes care of her child as well.
POINTS 8 vs. UNC Greensboro, 11/14/98
FGM 3 Three Times, Most Recently: vs. Lafayette, 12/22/00
FGA 5 vs. Lafayette, 12/22/00 vs. St. Bonaventure, 1/27/00
FTM 3 at Wake Forest, 2/19/01
FTA 5 vs. UNC Greensboro, 11/14/98
FT PCT .750 at Wake Forest, 2/19/01 (3-4)
REBOUNDS 7 vs. Coppin State, 12/12/00
ASSISTS 1 Five Times, Most Recently: at Santa Clara, 12/27/00
STEALS 2 vs. UNC Greensboro, 11/14/98
BLOCKS 1 Three Times, Most Recently: vs. Coppin State, 12/12/00
MINUTES 20 vs. UNC Greensboro, 11/14/98