UCLA Women's Basketball BIO
Luiana Livulo
Player Profile:
Luiana Livulo 1650337
Position: Center
Height: 6'3"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Lisbon, Portugal
High School: Escola Secondaria Rainha D. Amelia
Other College: Northwest Florida State
Experience: 2 Letters

Luiana Livulo played in 35 games while making 18 starts and averaging 10.5 minutes per game … made 34 consecutive starts, dating back to last season, and started in 49-of-66 contests she played in her two years at UCLA … averaged 2.4 points and 1.9 rebounds per game … had season-highs of eight points, six rebounds and added a career-high three blocks with two assists and one steal in the overtime loss at James Madison (Nov. 14) … had six points and five rebounds in the win over Cincinnati (Dec. 2) and six points and two boards in the win over UC Riverside (Dec. 10) … had six points and five rebounds in a loss to Miami (Dec. 18) and had six points, four rebounds, two blocks and a steal in the loss to Oregon (Jan. 5) … played nine minutes in the first half in a win at Utah (Jan. 9) but left with a knee injury and missed the Colorado game (Jan. 11) … later missed the Washington game (Feb. 28) due to a coaches decision … returned to action with a start in a win over USC (Jan. 18) and had four points, four rebounds, one steal and one assist in 24 minutes … tallied seven points and two rebounds in 13 minutes in a round three WNIT win over Northern Colorado (Mar. 26) … was fourth on the team in field goal percentage (.425, 37-for-87) … had at least one rebound in 23-of-35 games she played … saw her minutes reduced after the injury, but had successful surgery to repair the knee at the end of the season.

Livulo played in 31 games while making 31 starts and averaging 25.7 minutes per game … she was one of four players to compete in every game and was the only Bruin to start in every contest … averaged 4.3 points and 4.8 rebounds per game … scored a season-high 11 points on three occasions (vs. James Madison, Nov. 29; vs. vs. Grand Canyon, Nov. 30 and at Arizona, Jan. 10) … had one point, three rebounds and a season-high three steals in the 77-72 home loss to No. 18/19 California (Feb. 21) … had two double-digit rebounding efforts (11 in a win vs. Cal Poly, Dec. 28 and 10 in a loss at Arizona State, Jan. 12) … tallied eight points, six boards and a block in a loss to Washington (Jan. 31) … had a solid outing of eight points and seven rebounds in the win at Minnesota (Dec. 20) … scored seven points and grabbed nine rebounds in the win over Pepperdine (Nov. 11).

Livulo transferred to UCLA from Northwest Florida State College in Niceville, Fla., where she played for head coach Patrick Harrington ... Livulo helped lead the Raiders to a 27-5 overall record and a share of the Panhandle Conference title with a 9-3 mark, the Raiders’ first conference title in 17 years ... was named to the first team All-Panhandle Conference and averaged over 13 points and two blocks per game in her last four conference outings ... also helped NWFSC gain its first appearance in the NJCAA National Tournament in 18 years ... seeded 11th as an at-large entry, the Raiders advanced to the quarterfinals, before falling to Hutchinson (Kansas) Community College on a pair of late free throws (73-71) ... Livulo scored 19 points in that quarterfinal contest.

Livulo attended Escola Secondaria Rainha D. Amelia in Lisbon, Portugal ... Livulo has plenty of international playing experience as she played on Portugal’s 16-and-Under, 18-and-Under and 20-and-Under National Teams ... playing completely in Europe, Livulo’s first playing experience in the United States was during the 2012-13 season at Northwest Florida State.

Full name: Luiana Airosa Livulo ... right-handed ... born June 2, 1991 in Lisbon, Portugal ... parents are Teresa and Bernardino Livulo ... has one older brother, Edson, one younger brother, Igor and one older sister, Simone ... names Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt as the athlete she most admires ... hobbies include watching movies and reading ... she is fluent in English, Portuguese and speaks a little Spanish ... majoring in sociology.

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