Nirra Fields played in 31 games, making 30 starts … scored in double figures in 27-of-31 games this season, including 13 on the year with 20 or more points (which was 6th in the Pac-12 and was 11 more 20-point games than last season) … tallied 22 points, five assists, four rebounds and three steals in a win at Utah (Mar. 2), setting career-highs in free throws made (13) and attempted (17) … had 24 points and eight rebounds in a loss to Stanford (Feb. 23) … posted her second 30-point game of the year with 30 points, five rebounds and five assists in a home loss to No. 18/19 California (Feb. 21) … posted her fourth double-double of the year with 26 points and a season-high 11 rebounds to go with a career-high eight assists and four steals in the win at Oregon (Feb. 17) … had her third double-double of the year with 26 points and 10 rebounds in a loss at #16/19 California (Jan. 26) … was named Pac-12 Player of the Week after scoring a career-high 36 points (tied for 11th-best single-game total in UCLA history) in the win over Cal Poly (Dec. 28) … the 36 points were tied for the eighth-highest total in the Pac-12 … also made a career-high five three-pointers against the Mustangs … tallied a career-high eight steals in a loss to Auburn (Dec. 21), which was the second-highest total in the Pac-12, and the most since Markel Walker had eight in a win over Hawai’i in 2009 … posted her second career double-double against Pepperdine with 20 points and 10 rebounds in the win over the Waves (Nov. 11) … made it two consecutive double-doubles with 12 points and 10 rebounds in a home loss to No. 12 North Carolina (Nov. 17). HONORS: Was named to the All-Pac-12 Team by the coaches. PAC-12 STATISTICAL RANKS: All Games: 10th - Scoring (17.6 ppg); 10th - Rebounding (6.3 rpg); 5th - Steals (2.2 spg); 11th - 3-Point Field Goals Made (1.6); 15th - Defensive Rebounds (4.5 drpg) and 8th - Minutes Played Per Game (34.8). Pac-12 Games: 11th - Scoring (17.3 ppg); 14th - Free Throw Percentage (.707); 8th - Steals (1.8 spg); 10th - 3-Point Field Goals Made (1.6) and 15th - Blocks (0.7 bpg).
Nirra Fields played in 33 games, making two starts … exploded for a career- and game-high 26 points in the home win over Princeton (Nov. 25) in 31 minutes … she was 11-for-17 from the field against the Tigers and 2-for-3 from downtown … she also made both of her free throws and added four rebounds, two blocks, one assist and one steal against Princeton … started her first two collegiate games at the St. John’s Holiday Classic in New York … had 11 points and three rebounds in the overtime win at St. John’s (Dec. 16) … had her first career double-double with game-highs of 19 points and 12 rebounds in the blowout win at Pepperdine (Dec. 28) … also had season-highs of six assists and six steals against the Waves and was the first player in league history to be named the Pac-12 Player of the Week and the Freshman of the Week (Dec. 24-30) in the same week … came off the bench to score 21 points and added eight rebounds and a block in the win at Arizona (Mar. 3) … came off the bench to lead the team in scoring with 13 points and added two boards and one block in the NCAA Tournament first-round win over Stetson (Mar. 23) … was fourth on the team in steals with 41 (1.2 spg). HONORS: Was named an honorable mention selection to the Pac-12’s All-Freshman Team by the coaches. PAC-12 STATISTICAL RANKS: All Games: 29th - Double-Doubles (1).
Lettered one year at Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.) under head coach Kevin Kiernan ... jersey was retired on April 20, 2012 ... averaged 22.3 points, 7.1 rebounds and 4.5 steals and led the 34-3 Monarchs to a CIF SS Division 1AA state championship ... earned first-team All-CIF honors and was named CIF SS Division 1AA Player of the Year ... named 2011-12 Gatorade California Girls Basketball Player of the Year ... was the first female Canadian to be named to the McDonald's All-American Game ... named ESPNHS California Ms. Basketball 2012 ... member of the Los Angeles Times' 2012 All-Star Girls' Basketball Team ... named to 2011-12 OC Varsity All-County Girls Basketball Team and honored as Female Athlete of the Year.
Full name: Nirra Wellman Fields ... right-handed ... born Dec. 3, 1993 in Vancouver, BC, Canada ... mother is Faith Fields ... has five older brothers: Anthony, Michael, Shawn, Alex and Chris; and one younger brother, A.J. ... names Kobe Bryant of the NBA's Los Angeles Lakers as the famous athlete she admires ... hobbies include reading, movies and shopping ... communications major.