Experienced roster returns for the Women of Troy under head coach Michael Cooper.
THIS SEASON Sidelined her first three years with knee injuries, Stefanie Gilbreath returned to the lineup last season and is looking to be a healthy addition as an impact player with a scalding shot for the Trojans in her second season of action.
2010-11 SEASON Gilbreath saw limited playing time in her first season of action due to additional injuries suffered throughout the year... Appeared in 13 games and earned her first career start vs. Long Beach State on Nov. 21... Had two points, one rebound and one steal in her first career action on Nov. 12 vs. Gonzaga... Set career highs with 16 points vs Stanford and six rebounds at Oregon... Averaged 3.9 points, 1.7 rebounds and 0.4 assists... Was 4-for-4 on 3-pointers vs. Stanford.
2009-10 SEASON Gilbreath was forced to sit out a third straight season after enduring another torn ACL in her right knee and undergoing surgery in the offseason.
2008-09 SEASON Gilbreath suffered a second tear to the ACL in her right knee and did not play in her second season at USC.
2007-08 SEASON Gilbreath redshirted her first season at USC in order to heal a torn ACL suffered just before the 2007 McDonald's High School All-American Game.
HIGH SCHOOL Gilbreath started all but one game in her career at Cinco Ranch High in Katy, Texas... Averaged 18 points, 4.5 rebounds, 4 steals and 3.5 assists, shooting 40 percent from the floor and 35 percent from 3-point range... McDonald's High School All-American... Named a Second Team Parade All-American in 2007 and Fourth Team pick in 2006... Selected to WBCA All-American Team in 2007... Named to USA Today Underclassman All-USA Team in 2005-06... Tabbed the Houston Chronicle's Preseason Player of the Year entering her senior year... Also tabbed Scout.com's 11th ranked recruit... Named District MVP in 2005 and 2006... Rated the No. 7 player in the country by Blue Star and a 2006-07 second-team All-America pick by both Street & Smith and HoopGurlz.com...A member of the West Coast All-Stars/Elite team... A member of the U.S. Under-18 National Team during the summer 2006, winning an Under-18 FIBA gold medal.
PERSONAL Stefanie Rose Gilbreath was born Feb. 14, 1989 in Houston, Texas... The daughter of Wardell and Audrey, she has one sister, Briana, who also plays at USC... Her father was a track and field athlete at Arizona... Enjoys hanging out with friends, watching movies and shopping in her spare time... Lists "Love and Basketball" as her favorite movie and "House of Payne" as her favorite TV show... Has always wanted to water ski... Would like to play in the WNBA after graduation... Is majoring in kinesiology.
STEFANIE GILBREATH'S Career Statistics
Year GP-GS MINS FG-FGA FG% 3FG-3FGA 3FG% FT-FTA FT% OR DR REB AVG PF-D AST TO BLK STL PTS AVG
2010-11 13-1 109 16-36 .444 9-19 .474 10-15 .667 5 17 22 1.7 13-0 5 10 0 1 51 3.9
Career averages: 3.9 pts per game 0.4 asts per game 0.1 steals per game 1.7 rebs per game 8.4 mins per game