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Vika Sholokhova

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
St. Petersburg, Russia

High School:
Sacred Heart High (N.J.)

Last College:
Pittsburgh

Height:
6-3

Position:
Center

2006-2007: Named the MAAC Sixth Player of the Year... Award was the third-straight for a Loyola player (Jackie Valderas, 2005 and 2006)... Also named to All-MAAC Third Team... Became eligible after the first semester after sitting out the required year to satisfy NCAA residency requirements as a transfer from Pittsburgh... Made an immediate impact as a part of the post rotation... Played in the last 19 games of the season, starting two... Averaged 11.3 points and 7.5 rebounds per game... Led the Greyhounds in rebounds per game and was second in points per game... Adept player on the perimeter, as well, made a team-lading 18 3-pointers... Scored nine points and pulled down six rebounds at Villanova (12/28), her first game at Loyola... Made 6-of-6 from the free throw line, scoring 10 points to go with eight rebounds against Penn (12/31)... Recorded her first double-double at Siena (1/14) with 16 points and 11 rebounds... Scored 16 and 22 in back-to-back games at home against Manhattan (1/21) and Iona (1/25)... Went 9-of-10 from the free throw line and 3-of-6 from behind the 3-point arc against Iona... The 21 points against the Gales marked a career-high... Had double-doubles in consecutive games at Niagara (2/3) and at home versus Saint Peter's (2/8)... Scored 16 and had 13 boards against the Purple Eagles, then went for 20 and 13 in the Peahens' contest... The 13 rebounds were career-highs... Started her first game as a Greyhound at home against Marist (2/16)... Saw 38 minutes of action and scored 21 points... Also had three steals and two blocks against the Red Foxes.

2005-2006: Appeared in eight games at Pittsburgh during the first semester, prior to transferring to Loyola... Scored seven points during the year, six of them coming in a BIG EAST contest against Syracuse... Pulled down 16 total rebounds... Had five each against Duquesne and Syracuse... Transferred to Loyola for the second semester and did not play while fulfilling NCAA residency requirements.

2004-2005: Played in 25 games, starting 20, at Pittsburgh as a true freshman... Averaged 6.8 points and 4.4 rebounds per game, helping the Panthers finish 13-15... Second on the team with 26 3-pointers... Recorded a double-double with a season-high 18 points and 14 boards against Penn State (12/9).... Made 8-of-18 field goals, while playing 31 minutes and leading Pitt in scoring against the Nittany Lions... Scored 14 points, going 4-of-6 from 3-point range, versus Stony Brook (12/4)... Finished with 14 points and seven rebounds in the BIG EAST Tournament against West Virginia (3/5)... Had 11 points, two steals and two assists against Villanova (2/2)... Posted 11 points and seven rebounds at St. Francis (N.Y.) (12/28)... Helped Pitt beat Providence (2/19) with 11 points and five rebounds... Missed only two games, the season-opener at North Carolina A&T (11/23) because of a foot injury and against Connecticut (1/26) due to illness.

High School: Played her final two years of high school at Sacred Heart in Vineland, N.J., after coming to the United States from her native Russia... Led the Lady Lions to the New Jersey Parochial `B' State Championship in 2003 with a 27-2 record... Listed as one of the top 45 players in the nation by Nike's 2003 Post-Summer/Preseason list... Averaged 19.6 points and 12.0 rebounds as a senior in 2003-2004, helping guide the team to a 25-2 mark and a conference title... Also had 68 assists and 50 steals as a senior... Named a Street & Smith and Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Honorable Mention All-American... Prior to coming to the United States, played five years on the Russian Junior National Team... Helped the team win the 2002 Junior Olympic title in Moscow.

Personal: Victoria Valerievna Sholokhova... Born August 1, 1985... Daughter of Igor and Valeria Sholokhova... Only child... Majoring in communications.

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