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Andy Polka
Andy Polka

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Oshkosh, Wis.

High School:
Oshkosh West

Height / Weight:
6-7 / 240

Position:
F


2010-11: Wrapped up his career ranked third on Loyola's career chart with 989 rebounds, narrowly missing out on becoming just the third Rambler to corral 1,000 rebounds...shot a career-best .529 (72 for 136) from the field...only player in Loyola history to rack up 900 points, 900 rebounds and 200 assists in his career...scored in double figures on seven occasions, with all of those coming versus Horizon League opponents...recorded a pair of double-doubles to finish his Loyola tenure with 11 games of both 10 or more points and rebounds...hit 28 of his final 39 (.720) attempts from the free throw line...ranked fourth in the Horizon League with 7.2 rpg...started each of the final seven games of the season and contributed 7.3 ppg, 9.9 rpg, 2.0 apg and 1.0 spg in that stretch...chipped in 5.0 ppg and 9.3 rpg over three games at the season-opening Nick Kladis Classic...went for seven points and 11 rebounds in a home victory versus Texas-Pan American...in his first starting nod of the year, tallied 12 points and nine rebounds against Butler in December...followed that up with 10 points and seven caroms versus Valparaiso...grabbed 10 or more rebounds on eight occasions...came off the bench to account for 10 points in a win at Horizon League co-champion Milwaukee...tallied five points, 11 boards and four assists in a home victory over UIC...went for 12 points and eight boards at home against Youngstown State...pumped in a season-best 18 points at Detroit and then notched 16 points and a season-high 14 rebounds against Milwaukee...on Senior Day, went for four points, 10 boards and three helpers versus Saint Peter's...in a road win over Valparaiso, registered four points, 13 rebounds, four assists and four steals...tallied his second double-double of the year with 10 points and 13 boards in a first-round loss to Detroit in the Horizon League Championship.

2009-10: Led the team and ranked tied for first in the Horizon League with 8.9 rpg...finished the season ranked 10th on Loyola's career list with 765 rebounds...grabbed 10 or more rebounds on 15 occasions...scored in double figures on six occasions and recorded five double-doubles...opened the season by hauling in 12 caroms at Kansas State...tallied 11 points and 12 boards, to go with four assists and three steals, in the home opener versus Canisius...handed out seven assists and ripped down 10 boards in a win at Bradley...hauled in a career-best 16 rebounds, the most by a Rambler since Demetrius Williams grabbed 21 versus Milwaukee in 2002-03, in a win over St. Francis (Ill.)...notched five points and pulled in 13 rebounds in a one-point loss to Butler...recorded eight points, 10 rebounds and six assists in an overtime win versus Youngstown State...posted 19 points and 11 boards at Valparaiso...finished the season with a career-best 21 points and added 12 rebounds at Cleveland State in the first round of Horizon League Championship...over the final six games of the year, contributed 10.8 ppg, 10.0 rpg and 2.3 apg, while shooting 48 percent (22-for-46) from the field...was the only player in the Horizon League to rank among the top 12 in both rebounds and assists per game...became the first Rambler since Paul McMillan in 2002-03 to lead the League in rebounding.

2008-09: Started nine of the first 10 games before suffering an ankle injury that would force him out of all but one more game the rest of the season...came off the bench in the season opener versus Rockhurst to record 10 points and seven rebounds...tallied a season-high 12 points, and hauled in eight boards, in a victory over Georgia at the NIT Season Tip-Off...in a win at Western Michigan, recorded seven points and 10 rebounds...scored 10 points and ripped down seven rebounds at St. John's...notched eight points and a season-best 11 rebounds versus William & Mary...finished the year needing only two rebounds to become the 28th player in Loyola history to grab 500 or more boards in his career...in four true road games, contributed 7.8 ppg and 7.3 rpg...shot .526 (10-for-19) from the field in five appearances at home.

2007-08: Led the team and ranked first among all Horizon League sophomores with 6.7 rpg...is the first Rambler since Javan Goodman (1995-97) to haul in over 200 rebounds in both his freshman and sophomore campaigns...recorded a team-high three double-doubles...scored in double figures on 11 occasions and ripped down 10 or more rebounds six times...one of only two Ramblers to start all 31 games...contributed 8.8 ppg and 7.1 rpg over the final 17 contests of the year...in Loyola's wins, averaged 8.8 ppg, 6.8 rpg and dished out 29 assists to 21 turnovers...in two appearances at the Horizon League Championship, averaged 7.0 ppg and 7.0 rpg...accounted for 13 points and 10 rebounds in a victory at Eastern Illinois...notched 10 points and eight caroms versus Green Bay in the Horizon League opener...tallied 13 points, seven boards, four assists, two blocks and a steal in an overtime win versus Northern Illinois...scored a season-high 14 points, one shy of his career best, and added eight boards and a steal in a home loss to No. 14 Butler...in the second meeting of the year with No. 15 Butler, tallied 13 points and 10 rebounds...recorded 11 points and 11 rebounds at Detroit for his third double-double of the season...went for 11 points, six boards, four assists and a pair of steals in a victory at Valparaiso...recorded seven points and 10 rebounds in a win against Valparaiso in the home finale...posted 10 points and five rebounds against UIC in the second round of the Horizon League Championship.

2006-07: Made an immediate impact as a freshman, leading the team with 7.2 rpg to become the second straight rookie to pace the club in rebounding...his 230 rebounds are the second-most ever by a Loyola true freshman, behind only Kenny Miller's 395, which led the nation in 1987-88...was the leading rebounder among Horizon League freshmen and ranked third overall in the circuit...scored in double digits on eight occasions and grabbed 10 or more rebounds four times...ripped down eight or more rebounds on 13 occasions...recorded his first career double-double with 12 points and 10 boards in a home victory versus Milwaukee...in the season opener versus Princeton at the BCA Classic, poured in 10 points and hauled in seven rebounds in 17 minutes despite coming off the bench...accounted for seven points and eight boards at No. 7 Ohio State...narrowly missed a double-double with 10 points and nine caroms in a home win over Green Bay...poured in a season-high 15 points and corralled seven rebounds to go with a pair of steals and assists in a victory over Northern Iowa...followed up that performance with 12 points, six boards and three assists at Bradley for his first back-to-back double-figure scoring outputs...registered 14 points and seven rebounds at UIC...notched 13 points and eight boards at Milwaukee and 10 points and eight rebounds versus Eastern Illinois...in two games at the Horizon League Championship, averaged 7.5 ppg, 11.0 rpg, 2.0 apg and 1.0 bpg...had seven points, a season-best 12 caroms, two assists and a pair of blocks against UIC at the Horizon League Championship...scored eight points, hitting his first-ever three-point field goal, and contributed 10 rebounds and two assists versus Butler in the Horizon League semifinals.

High School: Earned Mr. Basketball Award in Wisconsin after leading Oshkosh West to an undefeated season (26-0) and the Division I state title in 2005-06...averaged 14.9 points and 11.2 rebounds per game, while also hitting 59 percent of his shots from the field, as a senior...earned First Team Milwaukee Journal Sentinel All-State honors...as a junior, posted 14.2 ppg and 11.3 rpg en route to first team all-conference accolades...attended the same high school as former Loyola forward Tom Levin and was coached as a junior and senior by former Loyola assistant Lance Randall...competed for the United States and averaged 4.6 ppg and 6.6 rpg in five contests at the Global Games in Dallas in the summer of 2006...helped the U.S. to a third-place finish at the 2006 Global Games...played AAU ball for Wisconsin Playground.