Powerful player, who gives the Aztecs a presence on the glass ... Is passionate about the game ... Has great hands, energy and quick power to the basket ... A hard worker, who runs the floor well and also excels in the classroom ... Physical in the paint.
As A Freshman (2011-12)
One of two freshmen and seven players to participate in all 32 contests ... Averaged nearly 11 minutes an outing (10.8) ... Shot 45.6 percent from the field and contributed just under three rebounds a game (2.8) ... Shot nearly 70 percent at the free-throw line (.690) ... Had 10 blocks and nine steals ... Had team game highs in rebounding and steals in two games apiece ... Played 19 minutes in her first collegiate outing vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff ... Was 8-for-8 from the charity line and also had seven rebounds, an assists, a block and a steal in her debut ... Six points and five rebounds in the win at Hawai'i ... Was perfect from the field and the line against Portland, notching four points ... Had eight points at UCLA and seven against Washington State ... Six rebounds in the road win at UC Irvine ... Played 14 minutes vs. Longwood, producing six points, six rebounds and two steals ... Also had two steals and a season-high two blocks at Cal State Bakersfield ... Season-high 20 minutes vs. Wyoming on Jan. 24, logging a career-high nine rebounds and seven points ... Six points and six boards at Boise State ... Was perfect from the field at this year's Mountain West championships ... Made both shots vs. Air Force and ended up with five points and two offensive rebounds ... Ended 2-for-2 from the field and 2-for-2 at the stripe for six points in the victory over Wyoming ... Also hauled in five rebounds and had an assist in 12 minutes in the semifinals ... Three boards and a steal in the championship contest vs. New Mexico ... Grabbed one rebound in 11 minutes at LSU in the NCAA Tournament.
At Vanden High School
Attended Vanden High School in Fairfield, Calif., where she played basketball under head coach Allison Johnson ... Four-time letterwinner and two-time team captain ... Standout senior campaign in which she was tabbed the Solano County Athletic Conference MVP by averaging 22.4 points and 11.0 rebounds per outing ... Second-team all-state among Division III schools by MaxPreps ... 2011 Daily Republic Spring Athlete of the Year for girls' basketball ... Vanden made its first Sac-Joaquin Section title game appearance and went on to reach the NorCal quarterfinals ... As a junior, led her team to a 26-6 overall record, garnering conference MVP honors ... Also named a second-team all-state underclassman by Cal-Hi Sports in 2010, averaging 17.3 points a contest, including a high of 40 points ... The Vikings won their league title each of her campaigns ... Also competed in tennis and track.
Competed for NorCal Elite under coach Davin Johnson from 2008-10.
Erimma T. Amarikwa was born Sept. 22, 1993, in East Orange, N.J. ... Daughter of Victoria Anthony and Godwin Amarikwa ... Brother, Ugonna, plays football at UAB ... Also lived in Houston, Texas ... Intends to major in nursing.