Elmblad Nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year Award
Gardner, Elmblad Collect U-M's Big Ten Sportsmanship Awards
Women's Hoops Coach Barnes Arico, Guard Elmblad Honored by BCAM
Elmblad, Glanda Named Big Ten Medal of Honor Recipients
MVP Goree Among Players Honored at Women's Hoops Awards Banquet
U-M returns four starters from its 20-win team last season -- headlined by captain and four-year starter Nicole Elmblad as well as leading scorer Shannon Smith, point guard Siera Thompson and forward Cyesha Goree -- and welcomes heralded incomer Katelynn Flaherty.
Nicole Elmblad was named to the Capital One Academic All-America second team, becoming just the second Wolverine in program history to earn Academic All-America honors.
Players comment on the win over Southern.
The Wolverines will rely on a talented group of young athletes and some new faces for the 2013-14 season, which officially begins with a home exhibition contest on Nov. 1 against Wayne State.
Michigan had seven players score in double figures, led by Nicole Elmblad's 20 points, as the Wolverines dominated Slippery Rock in an exhibition contest, 106-35.
Michigan 86, Stony Brook 48
At Michigan ... Two-time Academic All-America, earning second-team honors in 2014 and third-team distinction in 2015 ... Three-time Academic All-Big Ten ... Two-time Big Ten Distinguished Scholar ... Two-time captain ... Graduates as Michigan's career leader in games played (133) and wins (82).
Senior (2014-15) ... Earned fourth varsity letter ... Named to Capital One Academic All-America third team ... Named to Capital One Academic All-District Five first team ... Named Academic All-Big Ten ... Named to WNIT All-Tournament Team ... Started all 35 games, averaging 7.8 points and 7.0 rebounds in 31.6 minutes per game ... Had two double-doubles on the year, highlighted by a 14-point, 15-rebound performance at Ohio State (Feb. 10) ... Scored in double figures 11 times ... Had seven games with at least 10 rebounds ... Had 14 points, five rebounds, five assists and four steals in the quarterfinals of the WNIT at Southern Miss (March 29) ... Scored eight points with 14 rebounds at Toledo in the second round of the WNIT (March 23) ... Had nine points and 12 rebounds in Michigan's double overtime contest at Minnesota (Feb. 21), scoring at the buzzer in regulation to send the game to its first overtime.
Junior (2013-14) ... Earned third varsity letter ... Named captain ... Earned All-Big Ten Honorable mention by media ... Named to Capital One Academic All-America second team, becoming the second Wolverine in program history to earn the honor ... Named to Capital One Academic All-District Five first team ... Named Academic All-Big Ten ... Started all 34 contests, scoring in double figures 22 times ... Averaged 11.4 points, 7.6 rebounds and 3.0 assists in 36.1 minutes per game ... Had seven double-doubles on the year, coming against Arizona (12 pts, 13 rebs), Xavier (19 pts, 12 rebs), Eastern Michigan (13 pts, 11 rebs), Southern (17 pts, 11 rebs), at Ohio State (10 pts, 12 rebs), against Ohio State at home (11 pts, 10 rbs) and Indiana (15 points, 11 rebs) ... Scored 15 points with 11 rebounds, four assists, two steals and a career-high three blocks against Indiana (March 6) ... Scored 13 points with seven rebounds, five assists and two steals in 38 minutes at Northwestern (Feb. 6) ... Scored 14 points, grabbed eight rebounds and dished out four assists against Illinois (Jan. 18) ... Scored 15 points with six rebounds, three assists and two steals against Wisconsin (Jan. 9) ... Earned All-Tournament honors at the Barclays Invitational (Nov. 29-30) ... Recorded a career-best eight assists against No. 15 LSU (Nov. 30) ... Named to Big Ten Player of the Week Honor Roll (Nov. 25) ... Scored 19 points against Pittsburgh (Nov. 20) ... Scored eight points and grabbed 13 rebounds at Western Michigan (Nov. 18) ... Scored nine points, grabbed 13 rebounds and dished out six assists at Detroit (Nov. 16) ... Recorded third career double-double with a career-best 19 points and 12 rebounds, and dished out five assists against Xavier (Nov. 13) ... Recorded second career double-double with 12 points and a career-best 13 rebounds against Arizona (Nov. 9).
Sophomore (2012-13) ... Earned second varsity letter ... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Appeared in all 33 games, starting 32 times ... Averaged 4.3 points and 5.4 rebounds in 29.0 minutes per game ... Played all 40 minutes three times ... Recorded first career double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds against Indiana in the Big Ten Tournament (March 7) ... Scored seven points and grabbed five rebounds against Illinois (Feb. 7) ... Scored eight points, had three assists and grabbed nine rebounds at Northwestern (Jan. 17) ... Scored seven points and grabbed three rebounds against Wisconsin (Jan. 13) ... Went for nine points, eight rebounds and three assists against Niagara (Dec. 29) ... Scored six points with five rebounds against Western Michigan (Dec. 15) ... Grabbed 10 rebounds in 36 minutes of action at Illinois State (Dec. 5) ... Had six points, nine rebounds and four assists against Florida (Dec. 1) ... Set then-new career highs in points (9) and rebounds (9) with four assists and three steals against Boston U (Nov. 24) ... Grabbed eight rebounds in 40 minutes of action at Utah (Nov. 16) ... Dished out four assists at Xavier (Nov. 12) ... Played all 40 minutes against Detroit (Nov. 9).
Freshman (2011-12) ... Earned first varsity letter ... Played in all 32 games, earning starts in the first 15 games of the season ... Averaged 2.4 points, 1.9 rebounds and 12.7 minutes played per game ... Made first career start and collegiate debut at Florida (Nov. 11), scoring six points while grabbing six rebounds in 29 minutes of action ... Scored a career-high eight points against Michigan State (Feb. 5) ... Grabbed seven rebounds against Florida Atlantic (Nov. 14) ... Posted three assists twice, against Florida Atlantic (Nov. 14) and Washington State (Nov. 25) ... Totaled three steals versus Marquette (Nov. 26) at the 2011 Paradise Jam in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.
Prep ... LaSalle High School (2007-11), coached by Dorene Ingalls ... Member of National Honor Society and four-year honor roll student ... Four-year varsity letterwinner ... Class Valedictorian and recipient of Principal's Award ... Help lead team to three conference championship titles (2009-11), a state runner -up (2010) and a state championship crown (2011) ... Key Statistics... Averaged 20.2 points (1, 965 points), 9.5 rebounds (927 rebounds), 4.7 assists (462 assists) and 4.3 steals (421 steals) for her career ... Averaged 24.7 points, 10.7 rebounds, 5.1 assists and 4.8 steals per game her senior season ... Honors and Rankings... Named all conference four times including second team her freshman year and Co-MVP in 2009 ... Named conference MVP her junior and senior season ... Received Team Rookie Award after her first season ... Four time Upper Peninsula Dream Team selection including honorable mention after her freshman season ... Named to the BCAM all-state team her last three seasons including a second team selection sophomore year followed by first team honors her final two seasons ... Senior year named Upper Peninsula Player of the Year, Associated Press Class C Player of the Year, BCAM Best of the Best, selected to the Detroit News Dream Team, Detroit Free Press Dream Team (captain) and finished in the voting as Michigan Miss Basketball Runner-up.
Personal ... Enrolled in Literature, Science and Arts ... Majoring in biopsychology, cognition and neuroscience ... Full name is Nicole Marie Elmblad ... Birthday: February 26, 1993 ... Daughter of Mark and Carol Elmblad ... Has two brothers, Eric and Kyle ... Eric was a three-time letterwinner in ice hockey (2008-09-10) at Michigan.