Future Bruin Nirra Fields Named Gatorade California Player of the Year

March 8, 2012

Gatorade Player of the Year
CIF State Tournament

CHICAGO - Future Bruin Nirra Fields has been named the Gatorade California Girls Basketball Player of the Year, as announced by The Gatorade Company on Thursday in collaboration with ESPNHS.

Fields is the fifth Bruin to be named the Gatorade California POY, joining Jasmine Dixon (2008), Noelle Quinn (2003), Michelle Greco (1998) and Maylana Martin (1996).

Fields, who will now be a finalist for the Gatorade National Player of the Year award to be announced in March, has led Mater Dei High School to a 30-3 record this season and the CIF-Southern Section Division 1AA Championship. The Monarchs won their first-round game in the CIF State Division I Tournament on Wednesday against Burbank and will face Huntington Beach on March 10.

Fields is averaging 22.5 points, 7.2 rebounds, 4.5 steals and 2.4 assists through 33 games. A member of Canada's U19 Women's National Team, she is both a McDonald's All-American Game and a Women's Basketball Coaches Association All-America Game selectee.

Fields has maintained a B average in the classroom and has volunteered locally on behalf of the Down Syndrome Association of Orange County.

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Sunday, Nov 01
vs. Vanguard
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Nov 13
vs. St. John's
Los Angeles, CA
W, 73 - 58
Friday, Nov 20
vs. James Madison
Los Angeles, CA
W, 90 - 61
Sunday, Nov 22
vs. South Carolina
Los Angeles, CA
L, 65 - 68
Friday, Nov 27
vs. Louisiana Tech
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas
W, 68 - 57
Saturday, Nov 28
vs. Notre Dame
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas
L, 84 - 92 (OT)
Saturday, Dec 05 - 2:00 PM PST
vs. CSU Bakersfield
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Dec 13 - 11:00 AM PST
at Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
Wednesday, Dec 16 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. UC Irvine
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Dec 18 - 7:05 PM PST
at Sacramento State
Sacramento, CA
Monday, Dec 21 - 6:00 PM PST
at California
Berkeley, CA
Monday, Dec 28 - 7:00 PM PST
at UC Riverside
Riverside, CA
Wednesday, Dec 30 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Jan 02 - 2:00 PM PST
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
Monday, Jan 04 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Jan 10 - 6:00 PM PST
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Jan 15 - 6:00 PM PST
at Washington
Seattle, WA
Sunday, Jan 17 - 12:00 PM PST
at Washington State
Pullman, WA
Friday, Jan 22 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. California
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Jan 24 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Jan 29 - 6:00 PM PST
at Colorado
Boulder, CO
Sunday, Jan 31 - 1:00 PM PST
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Friday, Feb 05 - 5:00 PM PST
at Arizona State
Tempe, AZ
Sunday, Feb 07 - 12:00 PM PST
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
Friday, Feb 12 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Washington State
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Feb 14 - 11:00 AM PST
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Feb 19 - 6:00 PM PST
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
Sunday, Feb 21 - 6:00 PM PST
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR