Junior guard becomes eighth different Husky to garner Academic All-America nods.
Gabby Williams named Defensive Player of the Year
Junior guard grabs honor for second consecutive season.
The WBCA Coaches’ All-America Selection Committee added 10 players on Monday.
Nurse, Collier and Samuelson selected to midseason watch-list.
UConn vs Mississippi State NCAA Semifinal (photo by Stephen Slade)
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USATSI Gallery - No. 1 UConn vs. No. 2 Mississippi State - FInal Four
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UConn Day 2 in Dallas for Final Four (photo by Stephen Slade)
• 2017 CoSIDA Academic All-America Third Team
• 2017 American Athletic Conference Second Team
• 2016 American Athletic Conference Third Team
• 2015 American Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year
• 2015 American Athletic Conference All-Freshman Team
Played in 33 games for UConn and was in the starting lineup for all of those contests … Was forced to miss four games due to a stress reaction in her right ankle, which she suffered in the win over No. 6/6 South Carolina on February 13 … Averaged 12.7 points per contest and led the American Athletic Conference by connecting on three-point field goals at a 46.2 percent clip … Also led the league in free throw percentage at 85.5 percent and was fourth in the conference with an assist-to-turnover ratio of 2.6-to-1 … Third on the team with 128 assists … Scored in double-figures 20 times and posted a career-high 33 points in only 27-minutes of action in the win over No. 15/14 DePaul on December 1. The 2016-17 Conference Preseason Player of the Year was 12-16 from the floor and dished-out three assists against the Blue Demons … Put together another outstanding effort in the NCAA Tournament second round win over Syracuse on March 20 when she scored 29 points on 10-13 shooting, including 9-12 from long-range, to go along with six assists. The nine three-point field goals tied an NCAA Tournament single-game record and came on the heels of her 24-point performance in the NCAA Tournament first round win over Albany two days earlier … Continued her strong play in the NCAA Tournament with an 11-point, seven-assist effort in the regional final win over Oregon on March 27. Nurse concluded the NCAA Tournament with 22 made three-point field goals, which established a new record for a single NCAA Tournament.
The only team member to start every game for UConn, Nurse was fifth on the team at 9.3 points per game and was one of four Huskies to accumulate at least 100 assists. She was fourth on the team with 104 helpers ... Scored in double-figures 15 times, including a season-high and career-high tying 20 points against East Carolina on February 6. She was 8-11 from the field, including 4-7 from long-range, to go along with four assists against the Pirates ... Fourth on the team with 19 assists during UConn's six NCAA Tournament games and turned it over only four times ... Opened the season in style with a 16-point, three-rebound effort in the win at No. 7/10 Ohio State on November 16 ... Best performances generally came against ranked teams as Nurse averaged 12.3 points and shot 56.4 percent from beyond the 3-point arc against ranked opponents.
Played in all 39 games for the Huskies and earned a place in the starting lineup in all but three contests ... Fifth on the team at 10.2 points per contest in 25.0 minutes per game ... Her 399 points marked the 10th highest total by a UConn freshman ... Was one of five Huskies to dish-out over 100 assists and her 108 helpers represented the ninth-highest total of any Husky freshman ... Finished third on the team in steals with 55, marking the ninth-most thefts all-time for a UConn freshman ... Scored a career-high 22 points in her first game as a starter and led UConn to a 96-60 win over Creighton on November 23. The 22 points came on 6-7 shooting, including a perfect 4-4 effort from beyond the 3-point arc ... Added 19 points, six rebounds and five assists in the win over No. 25 DePaul on December 19 ... Dished-out a career-best nine assists, against only one turnover, while scoring 11 points on 5-7 shooting in the regular-season finale victory at USF on March 2 ... Honored as the American Athletic Conference Freshman of the Week twice.
Led St. Thomas More to gold at the AAAA OFSAA Championship in 2012 and 2013 ... Also won five-straight Provincial Championships with her Transway team and two National Championships with Team Ontario ... Selected as the Tournament MVP on both occasions ... Team finished third in the World Qualifiers and also took third in the World Championships with Team Canada ... Won two Hazel Minor Awards and two Player of the Year Honors for Basketball Ontario ... Selected as the St. Thomas Moore Athlete of the Year during her freshman and sophomore years and was honored as her soccer team's MVP in 2012 ... Starred on Team Canada's FIBA Americas U16 Championships in 2011 and the U17 World Championships in 2012 ... Additionally, Nurse was averaged 10.0 points per game as Team Canada finished second in the 2013 FIBA Americas Championship, helping Team Canada clinch a spot in the World Championship in 2014.
Kia Augustine Nurse ... Daughter of Richard and Kathy ... Born February 22, 1996.
|CAREER HIGHS (through March 31, 2017)
|Points||33||vs. DePaul (December 1, 2016)|
|Field Goals Made||12||vs. DePaul (December 1, 2016)|
|Field Goals Attempted||16||vs. DePaul (December 1, 2016)|
|3-Pt Field Goals Made||9||vs. Syracuse (March 20, 2017)|
|3-Pt Field Goals Attempted||12||vs. Syracuse (March 20, 2017)|
|Free Throws Made||9||at Memphis (February 7, 2015)|
|Free Throws Attempted||9||Twice|
|Assists||9||at USF (March 2, 2015)|
|Steals||6||vs. Tulane (January 22, 2017)|