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Pamela Begic

Forward

Height
6' 0"
CLASS
Fr.
Hometown
Semič, Slovenia
Experience
1L
School
Gimnazija Ljubljana Ŝiŝka

(updated June 2, 2014)

Name Pronunciation: paw-MEL-uh BIG-ige

 

·         At the team’s 2013-14 postseason awards banquet, received the Mary Elliott Unsung Hero Award (team vote)

 

Pamela Begić was officially added to the Gator basketball roster on Feb. 4, 2014

·         Spent the 2013 Fall as a standout midfielder for the nationally-ranked Gator soccer team that won a share of the 2013 SEC Regular-Season championship

 

ON THE BASKETBALL HARDWOOD

·         Traveled with the team and suited up for the first time at Arkansas (Feb. 6) - 11 games total ... did not play

·         Sat on the bench for the first time during the home game vs. Alabama (Jan. 30); did not dress

·         Began practicing with the scout team on Tue., Jan. 21

 

BASKETBALL BACKGROUND

·         Played three years (freshman through junior year) in high school in Slovenia ... did not play a fourth year because there weren’t enough players who signed up to make a team

·         A coach of the basketball team saw that she was good a ‘fighting for the ball and was tall’ and asked her to play basketball, too

 

ON THE SOCCER PITCH (2013)

·         2013 Southeastern Conference All-Freshman team

·         Tied for third among Gators with six assists, third with four goals and 14 points

·         SEC Freshman of the Week on Sept. 9 after turning at least a point in three consecutive matches, including goals at Florida International and versus Oklahoma

·         Also scored at Mississippi and headed in UF’s first goal versus Auburn

·         First collegiate assist came in the season opener versus Florida Gulf Coast

·         Sat out Mississippi State match due to concussion suffered in Auburn match.

 

TWO-SPORT ATHLETES

·         Begić is the first two-sport athlete on the women’s basketball team since Chanda Stebbins (1993-97), who also was a member of the Gator volleyball team

·         Carolyn Jordan (1975-76) was the first hoops Gator to play two sports and is one of only two Gators in the history of the UF’s women’s athletics program who has earned a varsity letter in three different sports (basketball, softball and track). The other is Ashley Harris (2004-07), who has earned letters in soccer, softball and track.

 

·         OTHER CURRENT TWO-SPORT GATORS

·         Junior Taylor Burke plays goalkeeper for the Gator soccer team in the fall and is a member of the Gator track & field program in the spring as a high jumper.

·         Junior Hunter Joyer is a running back for the Gator football team and throws the shot put for the Gator track & field team

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