Erika Ford
31 Erika Ford
Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Alpharetta, Ga.

High School:
Chattahoochee HS

Height:
5-9

Position:
Guard

Experience:
1L

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2013-14 Season
◊ Played in all 32 games, with 28 starts, and averaged 10.9 ppg.
◊ Led UGA offensively a team-best 11 times and also posted a team-high four 20-point games.
◊ Among SEC statistical leaders, ranked No. 30 in the league in overall points per game (10.9 ppg) and No. 29 in scoring in SEC outings (11.1 ppg).
◊ Accounted for the Lady Bulldogs' three highest single-game outputs of the season - 27 vs. Mississippi State and 23 against both Florida (in Gainesville) and S.C. State. FYI, Shacobia Barbee scored 23 points at Alabama.
◊ Also notched Georgia's single-game individual highs for field goals made (10 at Mississippi State), field goals attempted (20 at South Carolina) and 3-pointers made (4 against Saint Joseph's).
◊ Exploded for a career-high 23 points against S.C. State in almost perfect fashion...connecting on 9-of-10 FGs, 3-of-4 3FGs and 2-of-2 FTs.
◊ Used a career-high rebounding effort against George Washington to record her second career double-double.
◊ Only player to start UGA's first 15 games, a streak that was eventually snapped at Missouri.
◊ After enduring her first scoreless and single-digit minutes game of the season against Arkansas, rebounded with 23 points at Florida in UGA's next outing to equal what was then both her career high and the Lady Bulldogs' single-game scoring high for 2013-14.
◊ Her 23 points at Florida equaled her point production in UGA's first five SEC games combined.
◊ Exploded for a career-high 27 points at Mississippi State, including 18 in the first half alone.
◊ Scored 16 second-half points against LSU, including 10 in the final 3:58. Hit four jumpshots during the final 3:58 after the Lady Tigers had trimmed UGA's lead to a single possession.
◊ Averaged 15.6 points per game in Georgia's last eight regular-season outings.
◊ Notched her first post-season double-digit scoring output with a team-high 10 points versus South Carolina in the 2014 SEC Tournament quarterfinals.
◊ Led the Lady Bulldogs offensively with 16 points against Saint Joseph's.

2012-13 Season
◊ Played in 34 of 35 games, including a quartet of starts.
◊ Led the Lady Bulldogs in rebounding three times (Mercer, Texas A&M and Arkansas) and also scoring once (Mercer).
◊ Posted four double-digit scoring performances, doing so against S.C. State, Furman, Mercer and TCU.
◊ No sophomore slump here, producing much-improved FG and 3FG percentages from her freshman campaign.
◊ A huge spark off the bench in the first two games of the season...so much so that she moved into the starting five for the third contest against S.C. State.
◊ Scored five of her eight points against Rutgers in a second-half span of just 1:18, including an impressive play in which she grabbed a defensive rebound...outlet passed the ball past halfcourt...then raced to the other end to score on a putback just seconds later.
◊ Poured in a season-high 14 points against Furman to post her seventh - of now eight - career double-digit performance.
◊ At TCU, scored seven points of a 10-0 UGA surge over just 3:19 midway through the first half.
◊ Chipped in nicely with eight points on 4-of-6 FGs against Montana in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

2011-12 Season
◊ Named to the SEC's All-Freshman team in balloting of league coaches, Georgia's league-leading 29th honoree since the award's inception in 1987.
◊ Recorded five double-digit scoring performances and one double-figure rebounding effort.
◊ Early in the season, supplied the most energy off the Lady Bulldogs' bench...a trait she displayed on both ends of the floor.
◊ Secured her first career start against Northeastern at the UNLV Lady Rebel Round-up, becoming one of 72 Lady Bulldog freshmen to start for Andy Landers during his first 34 seasons in Athens.
◊ Exploded for team- and career-best tallies of 18 points and seven rebounds against Northeastern in her initial start.
◊ Posted her second straight double-digit outing with 10 points against S.C. State.
◊ Provided excellent on-ball defense and recorded her third double-digit scoring night against Appalachian State. Scored four of the Lady Bulldogs' first six points against the Mountaineers.
◊ Grabbed a career-best 10 rebounds en route to her first career double-double versus Furman.
◊ Made an immediate impact when entering the SEC opener against Arkansas. Scored five of the first eight points in a 21-4 run that turned a 16-7 deficit into a 28-20 lead.
◊ Named SEC Freshman of the Week on Jan. 2 after averaging 9.5 points and 6.0 rebounds in Lady Bulldog victories over Furman and Arkansas.
◊ All told, 10 different Georgia freshmen - including current teammates Shacobia Barbee, Erika Ford and Khaalidah Miller - have combined to earn SEC Freshman of the Week honors 21 times since the award's inception in 2006.
◊ Played the final 33:58 at Mississippi State after Jasmine James injured her right knee. Scored eight second-half points, collected a team-high three steals and played stellar on-ball defense.
◊ Scored a team-high 17 points and equaled what was then her career high for MP in her initial SEC start against No. 6 Kentucky.

High School
◊ Coached by Eric Herrick at Chattahoochee High School.
◊ Rated as the nation's No. 55 overall prospect and the No. 8 guard by the All-Star Girls Report.
◊ Tabbed second-team All-State for Class AAAAA as a sophomore and earned honorable mention recognition as a junior.
◊ Selected to play in the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association's North-South All-Star game and scored a team-high 14 points for the North in an 85-75 loss.
◊ Verbally committed to Georgia during her sophomore year at Chattahoochee.
◊ A four-year starter but missed the vast majority of her senior season due to a stress fracture in her left leg.
◊ Scored 18 points in her senior season opener before being diagnosed with a stress fracture.
◊ Out of action for the remainder of the regular season but did return for the final two games of the Region 7AAAA Tournament (Chattahoochee moved from AAAAA to AAAA prior to Ford's senior year).
◊ Initially cleared to play two minutes per quarter in the region tourney and scored 23 points those two games to break Chattahoochee's all-time career scoring record.
◊ Scored 20 points and grabbed eight rebounds in Chattahoochee's first-round state tournament win over Chapel Hill.
◊ As a sophomore, averaged 24 points, eight rebounds and three assists per game en route to earning Region Player of the Year.
◊ Topped 1,000 career points during her sophomore season, reaching the milestone in just 52 games.
◊ Helped Chattahoochee's volleyball team to a runner-up finish in the Class AAAAA state tournament in 2010.
◊ The driving force behind a dramatic turnaround at Chattahoochee. After winning five games in 2006-07, the Cougars won the Region 7AAAAA title and advanced to the "Sweet 16" round of the state tournament during Ford's freshman season.

Personal
◊ Born December 3, 1992, Erika is the daughter of Marilyn Ford.
◊ Major: Human Development & Family Science.


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