Coach Adair on Mikaela
"Mikaela is very excited about learning. I'm expecting great things from her this season. She has the ability to change the game for us inside."
212-13: Led the Cougars in field-goal percentage, converting nearly 46 percent of her shots...second on the team in blocked shots with 31...Scored 12 points and added 10 rebounds and five blocked shots in win at Western Carolina on 3/2...Scored 10 points, nine rebounds and four blocks vs. Wofford on 2/25...Had back-to-back double-doubles at Western Carolina on 3/2 and at Furman on 3/4.
2011-12: Played in 26 games, making one start...Scored a team-high 14 points and pulled down 17 rebounds for double-double against East Carolina. 17 rebounds was fourth most all-time for single game in school history...10 rebounds vs. Charleston Southern...Led team with 10 points and five rebounds vs. Davidson...Had at least nine rebounds for the fifth time this season against Wingate. Eight points and five rebounds in win at UNCG. Eight points on 4-of-6 shooting in win at Wofford...Registered seven points, 10 rebounds and six blocks in game vs. Appalachian State.
HIGH SCHOOL: Hopkins, a 6-5 center, attended Thomas Sumter Academy. She led her team to a 29-4 record last year as they went undefeated in conference play and finished runners-up at the state championship. She averaged 20.5 points, 11.3 rebounds, 6.6 blocks and 1.2 steals per game her junior year. She has 1,140 points for her career so far, as well as 814 rebounds and 455 blocks. Hopkins was named All Conference MVP in 2009 and 2010 as well as being placed on the All-State Tournament team for both seasons as well.