23 Elbie Gates
Elbie Gates

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Garland, Texas

High School:
North Garland

Height:
5-11

Position:
Forward

Experience:
3L


Elbie Gates 2008-09


Junior (2007-08): Played in 26 games this season, averaging 10.4 minutes per game ... Posted her first career double-double (2/14/08) when she scored a season-high 13 points and pulled down a game-high 11 rebounds in SMU's victory over Memphis ... Shot a perfect 6-for-6 in 12-point performance at Tulane (3/1/08) ... Scored 9 points (11/23) in win over Western Michigan ... Made season-high 4 field goals in win over WMU ... Scored 8 points (12/21) in SMU win over Hofstra on 3-of-5 shooting ... Scored 6 points (2/9/08) on perfect 3-of-3 shooting from the floor in SMU win at Houston ... Had season-high 6 rebounds twice: against Western Michigan (11/23) and Texas-Arlington (12/08); had five rebounds in Mustangs' victory (2/9/08) at Houston ... Had two steals twice: vs. Western Michigan and vs. Texas-Arlington ... Blocked a pair of shots for the first time in her career against Western Michigan ... Averaged 3.0 points per game and 2.7 rebounds per game ... Has 11 assists, 4 blocked shots and 10 steals.

Sophomore (2006-07): Played in 27 games, averaging 13.6 minutes of play...started three games...hauled down a season-high 10 rebounds vs. Detroit (12/19) and scored a season-high 10 points vs. Houston (2/17) and at Tulane (2/22).

Freshman (2005-06): Played in all 30 games this season, averaging 11.3 minutes of play...second on the team in field goal percentage (50.6%)...posted a career-high 15 points at Marshall (1/29), hitting 7-of-8 field goals...grabbed a career-high 12 rebounds at Rice...tough, no-nonsense player.

High School: - Four-year letterwinner at North Garland High School...also served as team captain...earned All-District 11-5A first team honors all four years and was named to the TABC 5A All-Region team (Region II) as a senior...selected the Garland online.com Player of the Year for District 11-5A...named to the 2004-05 Dallas Morning News All-Area third team...averaged 20.3 points and 9.3 rebounds per game in her senior season, leading the district in those categories...named District 12-5A MVP as a junior, leading the district in points per game (16.0) and rebounding (8.5)...team MVP her junior and senior seasons...recipient of the district's Hall of Fame award in 2005, becoming the first female to earn the award.

Personal: Majoring in international studies...enjoys reading, singing, writing poetry, bowling, shooting pool and listening to music...her dream job would be to coach an NBA team...her favorite dessert is checkerboard cake and strawberry cheesecake...would most like to visit Hollywood's famed "red carpet"...has one older sibling...parents are Ronnie and Alease Gates...full name is Elbie Alexandria Gates.