April 25, 2011
Senior forward Ify Ibekwe recently wrapped up her final season with the Wildcats and playing collegiate basketball. She will participate in graduation ceremonies next month. Here are some of her thoughts on her senior year and her Wildcat experience.
What is the most valuable lesson you'll take with you for the future?
There will always be good and bad times in a person's life. It's your mindset and attitude that makes going through those bad times better. Which in the end, makes you a stronger person.
What is your favorite on-the-court moment?
What is your favorite off-the-court moment?
Every time Reiko was my roommate. We always seemed to get into something, good or bad.
What areas have you changed the most from freshman year to senior year?
From freshman to senior year, I've grown a lot as a person in all areas.
What piece of advice would you give incoming freshman about playing basketball at the collegiate level?
Gain your own confidences and everyday is a dog fight. If you want to be that "star" player, you can and if that is your mindset, no one will or can stop you. Also, enjoy every minute of being a student-athlete because it goes by fast.
If you could go back, is there anything you'd change about your collegiate basketball career?
I wouldn't change anything.
What will you miss most about Arizona basketball?
I will miss all the fans that supported me since my freshman year.
What's the best piece of advice you've received about graduation and from whom?
"Smile because you made it" - my brother, Onye Ibekwe