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Faith Ihim

School

Oral Roberts University

Position
Forward
Major
Accounting

Classroom

Faith Ihim is an accounting major at ORU. This past summer she completed an internship with Curzon, Cumbey and Kunkel (CCK) Strategies, an accounting firm in Tulsa. She has already been announced as the next intern for ONEOK for Spring 2018. ONEOK is a fortune 500 oil and natural gas company in Tulsa. She is currently making plans to come back to Oral Roberts University to pursue her Masters in Business Administration and be the women’s basketball grad assistant. She is a part of the accounting society at ORU and is on track to complete 150 credit hours and be CPA eligible upon graduation.

Character

Ihim is the team’s leader. She is the lone senior this season, and her character is her strength. Even though on the court she has the most talent, she is the most selfless person playing. She leads her team by example in all phases, whether on the court, in the classroom or in the world. Ihim was a part of the Athletes in Action leadership academy this summer in Columbus, Ohio, and she took what she learned and has applied it to her team. The team has bought in to Ihim’s leadership, and she will be the main floor general this season.

Community

Ihim has been on a mission trip to Costa Rica. She’s participated in the Alzheimers walks, Race for the Cure and the school reading programs at the dream center. She has worked many ORU basketball camps and donated time during the Red Cross blood drives on campus. She has been an FCA Night of Champions speaker and Huddle Leader. She is also a member of the National Honor Society with her degree and grade-point average.

Competition

Ihim began her senior season 35 points shy of 1,000 career points. When she crosses the 1,000 mark she will become the 20th member of the ORU women’s basketball 1,000-point club. She will also become the 10th player to have at least 1,000 points and at least 500 rebounds in ORU women’s basketball history. She also began her senior season with 597 rebounds. 

In the 2015-16 season, she was named Summit League Sixth Woman of the Year, and in the 2016-17 season she was named to the Summit League All-Second Team.

On November 20 at home against Arkansas, Faith Ihim surpassed the 1,000-point milestone. She became the 20th player in program history to score at least 1,000 points in her career. With that she already had more than 500 rebounds so she became the 10th student-athlete in program history to have more than 1,000 points and more than 500 rebounds in her career.
On December 18, she earned her first career Summit League player of the week honor. She has three double-doubles for the season and six 20-plus point games. She is currently fifth in the Summit League in points per game, fourth in rebounds per game and second in overall field-goal percentage.