UVU outrebounded UTPA 43-28, but lost the turnover battle 22-10.
At Utah Valley University ... JUNIOR ~ (2011-12): Named Great West Conference Preseason All-Conference Honorable Mention ... played in all 30 games for UVU while starting in 29 ... averaged 6.4 ppg and 5.5 rpg in 24.9 minutes per contest ... notched a double-double with 12 points and 14 boards against NJIT on Feb. 9 ... scored in double digits nine times in 2011-12 ... scored 14 points with three blocks at Southern Utah on Nov. 30 ... swatted away a career-high five shots in a home game against Southern Utah on Dec. 10, then matched the feat on Feb. 2 against Texas-Pan American ... scored 11 points with eight rebounds to help UVU to a 63-52 win in the first round of the GWC Tournament ... finished the season ranked fifth in the GWC in blocked shots (36) ... was second on the team in rebounding and first in blocks (1.2 bpg) ... shot 39.5 percent from the field and 73.1 percent from the foul line ... set a single-season school record for most blocks in a season with 36 ... despite having one year of eligibility remaining, Erika elected not to return to the team following her graduation in April ... for her career she averaged 5.6 ppg and 4.8 rpg to go along with a .443 shooting percentage and .665 free throw percentage ... Erika ranks fourth all-time in school history in blocked shots with 44.
REDSHIRT ~ (2010-11): Redshirted the season due to a broken foot.
SOPHOMORE ~ (2009-10): Started all 32 games and averaged 7.7 points and a team-high 6.2 rebounds per game in 26.9 minutes ... had a career-high 19 points at Utah State on Dec. 31 ... reached double figures in scoring 10 times and in rebounding twice ... finished with 18 points and eight rebounds in a win over Longwood on Jan. 18 ... had 16 points in a win over Houston Baptist on Feb. 6 ... finished with 10 rebounds in Great West Tournament championship game win over North Dakota.
FRESHMAN ~ (2008-09): Appeared in all 27 games, averaging 2.1 points and 2.2 rebounds in 10.1 minutes per game ... had a season-high seven points in win over Denver on Jan. 21 ... recorded season-high seven rebounds in win over Johnson & Wales on Feb. 7.
Before Utah Valley ...
Prepped at Bingham High School ... helped team get 3 Region titles ... 3 final four appearances ... team was runner up at state her Freshman year ... team won 5A state championship in 2007 ... named MVP of the team senior year ... All-State 3 years ... All region 2 years ... Deseret News Prep of the Week ... Averaged 10 points, 11 rebounds per game senior year.
Personal ... Graduated from Bingham High School in 2008 with 3.8 GPA ... majoring in Psychology ... Honor Roll student ... received Miner Pride award during high school ... enjoys reading, swimming, fishing, listening to music, and to quote movies ... Parents are Paul and Jane Newbold.