UCLA Women's Basketball BIO
Corinne Costa
Player Profile:
Corinne Costa 1263555
Position: Forward/Center
Height: 6'4"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Discovery Bay, Calif.
High School: Liberty HS
Experience: 4 Letters

Corinne Costa played in 35 games while making 28 starts and averaging 22.1 minutes per game … averaged 5.0 points and 4.7 rebounds per game … missed the first two games of the year at James Madison (Nov. 14) and at No. 13 North Carolina (Nov. 16) due to injury (had surgery in the summer to repair a torn MCL) … leaves UCLA as the all-time career leader in blocks (179, 1.5 bpg) …broke a 34-year-old single-season record this year with 61 blocks (1.7 bpg), surpassing Necie Thompson's record of 53 (36 games, 1980-81) … currently has three of UCLA’s top four single-season block totals in school history (No. 1 in 2014-15 with 61; No. 3 with 52 in 2013-14 and No. 4 with 50 in 2011-12) … scored a season-high 16 points on 8-of-11 shooting and added five rebounds, two assists and two blocks in the win at Colorado (Jan. 11) … recorded a season-high six blocks to go with six points and four rebounds in the WNIT title game at West Virginia (April 4) … had six points and hauled in a career-high-tying 13 rebounds in the win at Washington State (Feb. 26) … had at least one block in 26-of-35 games and had multiple blocks in 18 games … was third on the team in field goal percentage at 44.5 percent (81-for-182). PAC-12 STATISTICAL RANKS: Blocks: 3rd (1.7 bpg), which ranked 81st nationally.

Costa played in 21 games while making 12 starts and averaging 27.3 minutes per game … averaged 6.2 points and 7.1 rebounds per game … she started the last 12 contests for UCLA … recorded at least one block in 19-of-21 games … she became UCLA’s all-time career leader in blocks (currently has 116) with two against Washington State on Feb. 2, 2014 …she finished second on UCLA's single-season charts with 52 blocks (Necie Thompson, 53 blocks, 36 games, 1980-81) … was in foul trouble (four or more) in 15-of-21 games, fouling out a team-high six times … had the first double-double of her career with a career-high 17 points and 11 rebounds in a loss to Washington (Jan. 31) … had 15 points, eight rebounds, three assists and two blocks in the win at Utah (Mar. 2) … had her best all-around collegiate outing in the comeback win over Oregon (Jan. 17) with eight points, six blocks, four assists and one steal to go with a career-high 13 rebounds … registered eight points and a team-high 12 rebounds and four assists in the loss to Stanford (Feb. 23) … had just two points in a loss at USC (Feb. 8), but tied her school single-game record in blocks (seven) for the fourth time in her career and second time during the season (vs. Auburn, Dec. 21) … also had a career-high five assists and added 11 rebounds against the Trojans … had her second straight double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds in a win over Washington State (Feb. 2). 2013-14 HONORS: Was named an honorable mention selection to the Pac-12’s All-Defensive Team by the coaches. PAC-12 STATISTICAL RANKS: Rebounds: 13th (7.2 rpg); Blocks: 2nd (2.3 bpg); Offensive Rebounds Per Game: 14th (2.3 orpg); Defensive Rebounds Per Game: 14th (4.8 drpg).

Costa played in five games on the season … had a solid outing off the bench in the Bruins’ upset win at No. 11 Oklahoma with eight points (4-for-6 from the field) and one rebound in nine minutes of action against the Sooners … she tallied four points, five rebounds and three blocks in 20 minutes in the home win over LMU (Dec. 2) … had six points, two rebounds, two steals and a block in the upset win over No. 12 Texas (Dec. 8) … had at least one block in each of the last three games she played … missed the last 28 games with a head injury that she sustained in practice on Dec. 12 … she received a medical hardship from the NCAA and is a redshirt junior in 2013-14.

Costa saw action in 29 games, making 10 starts … ranked third in Pac-12 in blocked shots … set a school record with seven blocks in games vs. Cal (Dec. 29) and Washington (Feb. 2) … her season total of 50 blocks ranked second in school history … her career total of 59 blocks ranks tied for 10th on school list … had at least one block in 23 games.

Costa saw action in 27 games off the bench … made 13 of her last 22 shots from the field (.591) … had a season-high eight points at Washington  … pulled down a high of eight rebounds vs. Montana State … recorded three blocked shots vs. UC Santa Barbara.

Costa attended Liberty High School in Brentwood, Calif. … played for coaches Debbi Weil and Glenn Stonebarger on a team which went 19-9 and finished second in Bay Valley League as a senior … led her team in scoring (15.0), rebounding (6.5) assists (1.6) and blocks (2.7) … served as team captain as a senior … had eight 20-point games and five games with at least 15 rebounds during her senior season … earned league MVP honors for both basketball and volleyball as a senior … also played volleyball (middle blocker) for coach Linda Ghilarducci; averaged 1.2 blocks per game and hit .374 … averaged 14.2 points, 4.8 blocks and 8.8 rebounds per game as a junior.

Full name: Corinne Lillie Costa … born in Mountain View, Calif., on March 19, 1992 … her parents are John and Rhonda Costa … has two sisters, Danielle and Kylie … lists her biggest athletic thrill to date as earning MVP in basketball and volleyball for her league as a senior at Liberty HS.


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