Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday

Beatrice Bofia
Beatrice Bofia


Yaounde, Cameroon

High School:
College de l'Unite

Last College:
Illinois Central





Arizona vs. Oregon

Arizona Wildcats vs. Oregon Ducks



Wildcats vs Bruins from the McKale Center



Wildcats vs Trojans from the McKale Center


Women's Basketball vs. UC Riverside

Women's Basketball vs. UC Riverside


Arizona vs. Long Beach State

Arizona vs. Long Beach State

Butts Believes:"Bea is a player who we're looking to produce a little more than she did last year. She's gaining in confidence everyday and we're looking for her to utilize her size a little bit more in this upcoming season. She's had a good work ethic and we think she can be key on the boards for us as well as on the block."

Junior (2007-08): Appeared in 29 games for the Wildcats during her first season with the team, making seven starts ... Averaged 3.3 points and 3.6 rebounds per game while logging 13.9 minutes per contest ... Finished second on the team with 23 blocked shots ... Connected on 9-of-15 free throws during Pac-10 play ... Took to the court for 12 minutes against Oregon State in the opening round of the Pac-10 Tournament (3/7) ... Pulled down five rebounds in 11 minutes against Washington State (2/23) ... Snagged five rebounds in 12 minutes against Oregon (1/31) ... Connected on 4-of-6 shots for 10 points to go along with five rebounds in 18 minutes against Stanford (1/17) ... Posted season-best 11 points and 8 rebounds in 33 minutes at Oregon (1/5) ... Tallied career-bests of 45 minutes played and 18 rebounds while blocking season-best 5 blocked shots and scoring 10 points at Oregon State (1/3) ... Rebound total against the Beavers matched the third-best single-game total in program history, matching seven others ... Produced first double-double for the Wildcats against Green Bay with 10 points and 11 rebounds on 5-of-10 shooting in 33 minutes (12/20) ... Hit all four field goal attempts to finish with eight points against Northern Arizona (12/6) ... Made Arizona debut in 2007-08 season opener, hitting 4-of-6 shots for 8 points while grabbing 5 rebounds against Penn State.

Redshirt (2006-07): Sat out entire season after sustaining season-ending knee injury ... Received medical redshirt.

Sophomore (2005-06 - Illinois Central): Averaged 4.4 points and 3.5 rebounds for the Cougars under head coach Steve Garber ... member of team that captured the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division II national championship.

Freshman (2004-05 - Illinois Central): Tallied 6.2 points and 4.7 rebounds in first collegiate season ... team captured runner-up finish in NJCAA Division II National Tournament.

High School: Prepped for two years at Technical High School in Middleton, Mass.

Personal: Born Nov. 9, 1984 in Bafia, Cameroon ... Full name is Beatrice Balana Bofia ... Daughter of Prosper and Bernadette Bofia ... Family includes five brothers and four sisters, including former Wildcat and twin sister Suzy Bofia ... Majoring in French with plans to become an interpreter ... Enjoys going to the movies, cooking Africanfood, dancing and talking to her family members.

Why Arizona?: "U of A is the best place for anybody who loves the sun. I mostly made my decision because this place feels like home to me."

- More Than a Game
Movies - Coming to America
Food - Steak, Couscous, Gumbo
Pro Athlete - Kevin Garnett
Television Show - Oprah
Non-Sport Activity - Spending time with her boyfriend

Career Highs

PTS 11, at Oregon, 1/5/2008
REB 18, at Oregon State, 1/3/2008
FG 5, twice, last at Oregon, 1/5/2008
FGA 13, at Oregon, 1/5/2008
3PT 0
3ATT 0
FT 3, vs. UCLA, 12/30/2007
FTA 4, three times
AST 1, several
STL 2, vs. USC, 12/28/2007
BLK 5, at Oregon State, 1/3/2008
MIN 45, at Oregon State, 1/3/2008