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32 Liam Gibcus
2012-13: Earned All-Great Northwest Athletic Conference Honorable Mention honors after leading UAA with 6.6 rebounds per game and 57.5 percent shooting, and ranking third on the team in scoring at 11.6 ppg … finished as 2nd-winningest player in program history with 79 victories, along with other career ranks of 7th in field-goal pct. (.564), 7th in games played (112) and 23rd in rebounds (345) ... selected to Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-America Third Team, recognizing him as one of top 15 players in NCAA Div. II in terms of combined athletic/academic excellence … joined Rick Stafford (1996 & 1997) as just second Seawolf in program history to win Academic All-America honors … posted GNAC ranks of 5th in FG%, 8th in rebounding and 20th in scoring, helping UAA to 18-9 overall record and 3rd-place GNAC finish … led Seawolves with five double-doubles, including two such efforts in season sweep of MSU Billings … named to all-tourney team at season-opening AT&T Jamboree after helping UAA to unofficial title with wins over CSU-Pueblo and Colorado Christian … scored 20-plus points on three occasions and grabbed double-digit rebounds seven times … scored career-high 25 points (10-15 FG) in home win over Northwest Indian … helped UAA to win over Div. I Loyola Marymount in Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout with 8 points (4-6 FG) and 5 rebounds … other top games included 20 points (10-16 FG), 10 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 blocks in home win over Simon Fraser; 17 points (5-8 FG, 7-7 FT), 9 rebounds in 73-72 home win over Northwest Nazarene; 13 points (5-10 FG), 5 rebounds in Shootout loss to eventual NCAA Div. I Tournament qualifier Belmont; and 18 points (9-14 FG), 2 steals in GNAC Tournament loss to Central Washington … made GNAC All-Academic Team for third straight year with 3.80 overall GPA … took home team’s Best Defensive Player award and Bob Zundel Rebounders Trophy (sportsmanship/leadership) at season-ending team banquet in April.

2011-12:
Saw action in 29 games for Seawolf squad that finished 23-7, posting second-best winning percentage (.767) and fourth-most victories in program history ... averaged 3.4 points, 2.2 rebounds and team-high 0.6 blocks in just 9.9 minutes per contest, backing up consensus All-American Taylor Rohde ... shot second-best percentage on team (.556, 35 of 63) behind Rohde ... did not commit a turnover in the final 10 games - a stretch of 89 minutes played ... recorded first career double-double with 11 points (4-7 FG, 3-4 FT) and 10 rebounds, along with 3 blocks, in UAA's 80-67 NCAA Tournament 2nd Round loss to Seattle Pacific ... scored career-high 15 points (7-8 FT) and grabbed 8 rebounds in Dec. 16 win over Lincoln Christian ... other top games included 10 points (5-5 FG) in home win over Saint Martin's; 8 points (2-2 FG, 4-6 FT) in home win over Northwest Nazarene; and 5 points, 4 rebounds, 3 blocks, 2 assists and no turnovers in 23 minutes of 66-55 road win over Western Oregon ... repeated as GNAC All-Academic Team honoree, posting highest overall GPA (3.84) among the league's nine American institutions for the second straight year ... honored with team's Academic Achievement Award at season-ending banquet for second straight time.

2010-11: Shot team-high .645 field-goal percentage for UAA team that went 24-10 and reached NCAA Tournament 2nd Round … saw action in 29 of 34 games as one of key interior reserves … scored season-high 8 points (2-2 FG, 4-4 FT), plus 3 rebounds and a blocked shot in 18 minutes of home win over Simon Fraser … had 6 points (3-3 FG) in just 5 minutes of neutral-court win over Hawaii Pacific … shot 8 of 10 from field and 8 of 9 from free-throw line in month of February … other top outings included 4 points (2-2 FG) and 4 rebounds in road loss to Saint Martin’s; 8 points (3-3 FG, 2-2 FT), 2 rebounds and 2 steals in Dec. 17 win over Walla Walla; and 4 points (1-1 FG, 2-2 FT) and 3 rebounds in home win over NW Nazarene … earned spot on GNAC All-Academic Team with league’s 2nd-best overall GPA of 3.83 … honored with team’s Academic Achievement Award at season-ending team banquet.

2009-10:
Played in all 27 games as true freshman for UAA squad that went 17-10 … cracked top 5 on Seawolf all-time freshman lists for field-goal pct. (.512, 2nd) and games started (16, tie-5th) … tallied season-high 10 points (4-4 FG, 2-3 FT) in just 12 minutes of home victory over Chaminade … had 9 points and 7 rebounds in collegiate debut as UAA earned road win over American Sports U. … other top performances included 9 points (2-2 FG, 5-6 FT) and 3 rebounds in home win over Western New Mexico; 9 points (4-7 FG) and 5 rebounds in road win over Western Oregon; 9 points (4-7 FG) and 6 rebounds in 81-78 home win over Alaska Fairbanks; and season-high 4 assists in season-finale win over 9th-ranked Seattle Pacific … honored with team’s Most Improved Player award at season-ending banquet April 10.

BEFORE UAA:
Averaged 14.0 points, 8.2 rebounds and 53% FG in 2009 for Knox Raiders of SEABL Development League, finishing in the top 10 in all three stats categories ... earned team MVP honors as Raiders finished runner-up in D-League Grand Final … scored in double figures in all but two games, including season-highs of 29 points (11-16 FG) and 14 rebounds in a May 2 win over Ballarat ... posted five double-doubles, including an 18-point, 12-rebound performance in playoff semifinal win over Nunawading on Aug. 9 ... played on Victorian Metro Under-20 State team, averaging 9.5 points and 4.0 rebounds … helped squads finish 4th as national tournament in 2006 and 2007 … also competed in swimming and Aussie Rules football at Whitefriars … earned academic awards for excellence in English, psychology and physics.

PERSONAL: Born Liam Philip Gibcus on Nov. 2, 1990 in Australia ... son of Pauline and Philip Gibcus … interests include music, guitar, motorcycles and waterskiing … civil engineering major.

Career Highs
Points: 25 vs Northwest Indian, 12/15/12
Rebounds: 13 vs MSU Billings, 11/29/12
Assists: 6 at Alaska Fairbanks, 1/19/13
Blocks: 3, twice (last vs Seattle Pacific, 3/10/12)
Steals: 2, three times (last vs Central Washington, 3/7/13)

Career Statistics
Year     GP-GS  Min/Avg   FG-FGA Pct  3FG-FGA  Pct  FT-FTA  Pct  OR- DR-Reb/Avg  PF-D   A  TO  B  S  Pts/ Avg
2009-10  27-16  352/13.0  43- 84 .512    0-0  .000  19- 28 .679  29– 32– 61/2.3  62-2  14  32  7  8  105/ 3.9
2010-11  29– 1  212/ 7.3  20- 31 .645    0-0  .000  14- 20 .700  11– 29– 40/1.4  35-0   6  18  2  6   54/ 1.9
2011-12  29– 0  274/ 9.4  35- 63 .556    0-0  .000  30- 41 .732  22– 43– 65/2.2  58-1  19  11 17  5  100/ 3.4
2012-13  27-26  652/24.1 130-226 .575    0-0  .000  53- 72 .736  69-110-179/6.6  90-5  38  33 14 15  313/11.6
Totals  112-43 1490/13.3 228-404 .564    0—0  .000 116-161 .720 131–214-345/3.1 245-8  77  94 40 34  572/ 5.1


Position: Forward/Center
Height: 6'10"
Weight: 245
Year: Senior
Hometown: Lysterfield, Australia
High School: Whitefriars College
Experience: 4 Letters
Liam Photos:
The newly remodeled hockey center in the Wells Fargo Sports Complex will be named after Seawolf Hockey’s first coach and founding father Brush Christiansen. Additionally, the ice rink at the Wells Fargo Sports Complex and the box office located in the Alaska Airlines Center will be named after Chuck and Terry Homan, respectively.
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