Beatrice Bofia

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Beatrice Bofia
College Illinois Central College
Sport Basketball
Position Center
Class Junior
Nickname The Twin Towers (along with her sister Suzy)
Career 2004–present
Height 6 ft 7.5 in (2.02 m)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg)
Nationality  Cameroon
Born (1984-11-09) November 9, 1984 (age 33)
Bafia, Cameroon
High school Naperville Central HS,
Naperville, Illinois
Former school(s) College de l'Unite
  • Won the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division II national championship.

Beatrice Balana Bofia (born November 9, 1984 in Bafia, Cameroon) is a Cameroonian American collegiate basketball player, currently playing for the University of Arizona The Arizona Wildcats.[1] She is the older twin sister of Suzy Bofia.

At 6 feet 7½ inches tall, Bofia is usually positioned as a center because of her great height. Beatrice also sets herself apart with her ability to dunk.

Early life[edit]

Bofia began playing basketball at 13 years old. Her younger sister, Suzy, began shortly afterwards. Her career led her to play at Technical High School for two years in Cameroon.

University of Arizona[edit]

Later she attended Illinois Central College in America.

Freshman (2004-05)[edit]

A junior college transfer from Illinois Central, Bofia was recruited by former Arizona coach Joan Bonvicini along with sister Suzy. She appeared in 29 games for the Wildcats during her first season.

Sophomore (2005-06)[edit]

under head coach Steve Garber, she averaged 4.4 points and 3.5 rebounds for the Cougars.

Redshirted (2006-07)[edit]

In early November 2006, Beatrice suffered a minor knee injury that kept her off the court for several weeks. She was redshirted and sat out the entire 2006-07 season. She came back last season to average three points and three rebounds per game.

Junior (2007-08)[edit]

Appeared in 29 games for the Wildcats during her first season with the team.

Tallest Female Twins[edit]

Beatrice and Suzy are considered to be the tallest female twins in the world. However, Guinness World Records list volleyball players Ann Recht and Claire Recht as the tallest. This record is no longer disputed since the Recht sisters were measured again when they were 18 in 2006 and are both at least 6'7".[2] This record has yet to be challenged by the Bofia sisters since 2006.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Arizona Wildcats Profle
  2. ^ Keaveney, Erin (May 14, 2007). "Twin Towers : The 6-foot-7 Recht sisters are turning heads at American". SI on Campus. Retrieved 2 June 2012. 
  3. ^ Quartknee (August 31, 2010). "Tallest Twins". The Height Site. Archived from the original on 11 September 2012. Retrieved 2 June 2012. 

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