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Eleah Parker

Forward
Position
6'4''
Height
Graduate Student
Class
Charlotte, N.C.
Hometown
Northside Christian Academy
High School / Club
Penn
Previous School
Eleah Parker - Women's Basketball - Virginia Cavaliers

Eleah Parker Pronunciation

2021-22 at Virginia

  • Lisa Leslie Award Watch List for the top center in the nation
  • Scored 12 points with nine rebounds in her Cavalier debut, coming off the bench at James Madison (11/9)
  • Grabbed a team-high 12 rebounds at Fullerton (11/23)

At Pennsylvania

  • Played three seasons at Penn (2017-20)
  • Two-time Ivy League Defensive Player of the Year (2019-20)
  • 2019 and 2020 first-team All-Ivy, second team in 2018 as a freshman
  • 2019 Big 5 Player of the Year
  • 2019 Ivy League All-Tournament Team
  • Invited to USA Basketball 2019 Pan American Games Trials
  • 2018 Ivy League Rookie of the Year
  • Eight-time Ivy League Rookie of the Week (Dec. 18, 2017; Dec. 26, 2017; Jan. 1, 2018; Jan. 15, 2018; Jan. 22, 2018; Jan. 29, 2018; Feb. 5, 2018; March 5, 2018) Four-time Big 5 Player of the Week (Jan. 3, 2018; Jan. 24, 2018; Feb. 10, 2020; Feb. 24, 2020)
  • Six-time Ivy League Player of the Week (Jan. 15, 2018; Jan. 22, 2018; Dec. 24, 2018; March 11, 2019; Feb. 10, 2020; March 9, 2020)
  • Two-time USBWA National Freshman of the Week (Jan. 3, 2018; Jan. 23, 2018)
  • Sat out the 2020-21 season after the Ivy League canceled all winter sports’ seasons

Background

  • Scored 1,484 points with 1,265 rebounds in her prep career
  • Led Northside Christian Academy to three Metrolina Conference championships in 2014, 2015, and 2016
  • Three-time first-team All-State and MAC All-Conference honoree
  • 2014 and 2017 MAC Co-Conference Player of the Year
  • 2017 McDonald’s All-American Game nominee
  • Also lettered in volleyball
  • Valedictorian of her class at Northside Christian Academy

Personal

  • Daughter of Cheryl Murray-Parker and Dalton Parker
  • Brother, Micah, played basketball at North Greenville and Louisburg
  • Received a BA in Cognitive Science with a Neuroscience concentration from Penn
  • Working on a masters in Public Health in the UVA School of Medicine