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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
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