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 UCLA NCAA Regional Semifinal (photo by Stephen Slade)
NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen - March 25, 2017 (USATSI)
Day One NCAA Bridgeport Regional Photo by Stephen Slade)
Photos from UConn vs. Syracuse in the 2017 NCAA Second Round on 3/20/17.
UConn vs Syracuse NCAA Second Round
• 2015 American Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year
• 2015 American Athletic Conference All-Freshman Team
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 April 5, 2016)
|Points||22||vs. Creighton (November 23, 2014)|
|Field Goals Made||8||vs. East Carolina (February 6, 2016)|
|Field Goals Attempted||15||vs. DePaul (December 19, 2014)|
|3-Pt Field Goals Made||4||Eight Times|
|3-Pt Field Goals Attempted||10||vs. DePaul (December 19, 2014)|
|Free Throws Made||9||at Memphis (February 7, 2015)|
|Free Throws Attempted||9||Twice|
|Rebounds||7||vs. CoC (November 28, 2014)|
|Assists||9||at USF (March 2, 2015)|