Sarah Imovbioh transfers from Virginia to South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Sarah Imovbioh, the ACC's leading rebounder last season with Virginia, has signed to play her final season with South Carolina.

Imovbioh, a 6-2 forward from Nigeria, spent the past three seasons with the Cavaliers and was 19th in the nation with 10.8 rebounds per game last season.

She is graduating next month and can play next season with the Gamecocks.

Imovbioh will help bulk up South Carolina's frontcourt, which is losing its starting forwards, 6-foot Aleighsa Welch and 6-4 Elem Ibiam.

Gamecocks coach Dawn Staley says Imovbioh's transfer was a "true gift to our program."

Imovbioh joins 5-8 guard Shay Colley from Brampton, Ontario, Canada, in South Carolina's signing class.

South Carolina advanced to its first Final Four this past season.