UCLA Women's Basketball BIO
Atonye Nyingifa
Player Profile:
Atonye Nyingifa 1263563
Position: Forward
Height: 5'11"
Year: 6th Year Senior
Hometown: Torrance, Calif.
High School: Redondo Union HS
Experience: 2 Letters

2012-13 (Updated Feb. 19, 2013):
Atonye Nyingifa registered seven points and nine rebounds in the season-opening win over San Diego State (Nov. 10) ... she followed that with nine points and 10 rebounds in the upset win at No. 11 Oklahoma (Nov. 14) ... struggled in the home win over Princeton (Nov. 25), going scoreless (0-for-7 from the field), but hauled in eight rebounds and had one steal in 31 minutes ... also went 0-for-8 from the field in her next game, a home win over LMU (Dec. 2), but scored 10 points (10-for-10 from the free-throw line) and had six rebounds and three steals in 28 minutes against the Lions ... posted six points and seven rebounds in the upset win over No. 12 Texas (Dec. 8) ... scored 14 points in the win over Saint Mary's (Dec. 15) ... had eight points, nine rebounds and a season-high four steals in the overtime win at St. John's (Dec. 16) ... just missed double-doubles in her next two games with 11 points and nine rebounds in the loss to Cal State Northridge (Dec. 20) and eight points and a season-high 12 rebounds in the blowout win at Pepperdine (Dec. 28) ... had her first double-double of the season with 16 points and 12 rebounds in the win over Saint Joseph's (Dec. 31) ... had a season-high 18 points and added five rebounds in the win at Oregon (Jan. 4) ... had 14 points and six rebounds in the win at Oregon State (Jan. 6) ... was named the Pac-12 Player of the Week for the week of Jan. 7-13 after tallying 17 points, seven rebounds, three steals and two assists in a win over Washington State (Jan. 11) and 17 points, eight rebounds, one assist and one steal in a win over Washington (Jan. 13) ... for the week, she shot 73.7 percent (14-for-19) from the field and 85.7 percent (6-for-7) from the charity stripe ... had 11 points, five rebounds and two steals in the loss at No. 6 Stanford (Jan. 18) ... had 12 points, eight rebounds, two assists and one steal in a loss at No. 7 Cal (Jan. 20) ... had her second double-double of the year with season-highs of 20 points and 12 rebounds in a win over Arizona (Jan. 25) ... also added three steals, two assists and two blocks against the Wildcats ... had eight points, six rebounds and an assist in the win over No. 22 Colorado (Feb. 1) ... had a solid all-around effort in the lopsided win over Utah (Feb. 3) with 13 points, eight rebounds, three steals, two blocks and an assist ... had her third double-double of the year with 15 points and 12 rebounds in the win at Washington (Feb. 8) and had 10 points, two rebounds and two steals in the win at Washington State (Feb. 10) ... had a season-high-tying 20 points and five rebounds in the home loss to California (Feb. 15) ... led the Bruins with 12 points and five rebounds in a home loss to Stanford (Feb. 17).

9th - Active Career Steal Leader's List (150 steals)
11th - Active Career Rebound Leader's List (591 rebounds)
15th - Active Scoring Career Leader's List (902 points)
21st - Scoring (11.6 ppg)
10th - Rebounding (7.2 rpg)
7th - Field Goal Percentage (.498)
9th - Free Throw Percentage (.744)
8th - Offensive Rebounds Per Game (2.9)
13th - Defensive Rebounds Per Game (4.3)
14th - Double-Doubles (3)

12th - Scoring (13.8 ppg)
13th - Rebouding (6.6 rpg)
2nd - Field Goal Percentage (.583)
3rd - Free Throw Percentage (.833)
8th - Offensive Rebounds Per Game (2.6)
11th - Double-Doubles (2)

•Started the first nine games of the season
•Suffered a torn right ACL against Tennessee (Dec. 17)
•Had career-bests of 28 points and 14 points in game at Loyola Marymount

•Appeared in all 33 games with 27 starts
•Pulled down career-best 12 rebounds v. Arizona
•T-19th in Pac-10 rebounding; 5th in fg%; 9th in off. reb. (2.4)
•Upped both her field goal and free throw shooting %

•Granted a medical hardship after sitting out the season to rehab her knee which had been injured during USA Basketball Trials in May of 2009

•Saw action in all 31 games, starting the final 16 contests of the season
•Named to the All-Pac-10 Tournament squad
•Selected to Pac-10 All-Freshman squad
•Led team in rebounding during Pac-10 only games (5.6 average)
•Averaged 7.7 points, 6.1 rebounds in her 16 starts
•Played double-digit minutes in 27 games
•Invited to USA Women's Basketball Trials in May 2009

•Attended Redondo Union HS in Redondo Beach, CA; played for Marcelo Enriquez
•Scored 2,192 points in her prep career
•Averaged 21.2 points and 12.2 rebounds as a senior
•Set school rebounding record as a senior
•Named CIF Co-Player of the Year following her senior (Division IA) and freshman (Div. IIA) years
•Won two CIF Southern Section championships (2008 - IA; 2005-IIA)
•Played and started in each game of her four-year varsity career
•Won four straight league titles
•EA Sports first-team All-American
•Named second-team All-State by Max Preps as a senior and first-team All-State by Cal-Hi Sports as a junior
•Averaged 16.8 points, 11.7 rebounds and 1.4 blocks per game as a junior
•Named South Bay Daily Breeze Player of the Year as a junior
•Averaged 18.8 points, 11.7 rebounds and 1.3 blocks as a sophomore
•Named Daily Breeze Player of the Year as a freshman at age 14, the youngest player ever to receive the honor
•Earned MVP honors in the 2006 and 2007 End of the Oregon Trail Tournaments
•Also a member of the track team (high jump, long jump, triple jump and 200m)

•Full name: Atonye Jennifer Nyingifa
•Born on December 8, 1990
•Family: Parents Jerry and Tracy Nyingifa; brother, Onate; sisters Amiete, Inara, Courtney
•Admires professional tennis player Serena Williams
•Hobbies include cooking, biking and basketball

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