UCLA Women's Basketball BIO
Christina Nzekwe
Player Profile:
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Position: Forward
Height: 6'4"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Seattle, WA
High School: Chief Sealth HS
Experience: 3 Letters

UCLA Outlook:
•Can play all five positions on the court
•Post player with perimeter skills
•Hard-working player who plays tough on the inside

•Saw action in all 34 games with four starts
•Played double-digit minutes in 32/34 games
•Had 13 games with at least five rebounds
•Scored a season-high 11 points vs. Hawaii
•Grabbed nine rebounds at Arizona
•Set career-high with three blocks vs. Oregon State

•Saw action in 29 games with 17 starts
•Played 20 or more minutes in 21 games
•Had eight double-figure scoring games with a career-best 13 vs. CSUB
•Recorded six or more rebounds in 10 games
•Had first career double-double vs. Washington (10 p/ 10 r)
•Grabbed career-best 11 boards vs. Oregon State

•Saw action in all 31 games off the bench
•Scored at least six points in seven contests
•Played double figure minutes in 25 games
•Had 11 blocks overall, including one in each of the last five games of the season
•Pulled down at least four rebounds in 11 games
•Led the team in rebounding twice
•Tied her career-high with eight points and added seven rebounds and a career-high four steals at Washington
•Member of the Director's Honor Roll in the fall of 2007

High School:
•Played with fellow Bruin freshman Regina Rogers at Chief Sealth HS, winning two State titles in 2005 and 2006
•Averaged 10 points and 11 rebounds as a senior
•Scored 15 points in the State 3A championship game
•As a junior, was named to the Washington State 3A All-Tournament team
•Ranked third in the 2006 3A Tournament with a 12.0 rebound average and was fourth with averages of 4.0 steals and 2.0 blocks
•First-team 3A All-State by Associated Press and second-team All-State by the Seattle Times as a junior
•Selected Metro League MVP in 2006
•Had a quadruple-double in a 2005 game, recording 17 rebounds, 10 points, 11 assists and 12 steals
•As a freshman, was named All-Tournament at the Oregon City HS Tournament and helped her team with the high school division
•Lettered in volleyball as a blocker one season and lettered in track & field for three seasons, running the 200m and 400m

•Full name: Christina I Nzekwe
•Born on March 17, 1989 in Lowell, MA
•Family: Mother Barbara Nzekwe; Brother Sylvester
•Lists her biggest athletic thrill as just getting the chance to go to college and having the opportunity for an education as well as to compete in a sport
•Admires WNBA player Tamika Catchings
•Hobbies include math and going to the movies
•Interested in a career in engineering/sports analysis

Career Highs:
Points - 13 v. CSU Bakersfield (12/3/08); Rebounds - 11 v. Oregon State (1/2/09); Assists - 2, last at Cal (1/29/09); Steals - 4, last at Oregon State (3/7/09); Blocks - 3 v. Oregon State (1/30/10); FG Made - 6 v. CSU Bakersfield (12/3/08); 3-pt. FG Made - 3 at Stanford (2/1/09); FT Made - 7 v. CS Northridge (11/30/08); Minutes - 34 at Texas Tech (12/29/08).

UCLA Career Statistics


3-Point Shooting: 2010 -- 0-0 (.000), 2009 -- 10-31 (.323), 2008 -- 0-2 (.000); Totals: 10-33(.303).
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