UCLA Women's Basketball BIO
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Nirra Fields
Player Profile:
Nirra Fields 1263551
Position: Guard
Height: 5'9"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Montreal, QC, Canada
High School: Mater Dei
Experience: High School

2015-16:
Nirra Fields played in 34 games, making 33 starts … ended her career on eight Top 10 all-time lists at UCLA, including No. 4 Scoring (1,867 points), No. 5 Field Goals Made (714), No. 2 Field Goal Attempts (1,816), No. 9 Free Throw Attempts (486), No. 6 Steals (262), No. 6 20-Point Games (36), No. 3 Three-Point Field Goals Attempted (450) and No. 3 Three-Point Field Goals Made (138) … was drafted as the 32nd pick overall and in the third round of the 2016 WNBA Draft by the Phoenix Mercury, becoming the first UCLA player since Lindsey Pluimer in 2008 (2nd round by Washington Mystics) and just the ninth Bruin all-time to be drafted by the WNBA … scored 14 points and added five rebounds and three assists in the win over St. John’s (Nov. 13) … had 23 points and eight rebounds in the win over James Madison (Nov. 20) … had 18 points, six boards and four steals in an overtime loss to Notre Dame (Nov. 28) … had 22 points, seven boards, three steals, two blocks and an assist in a win at Michigan (Dec. 13) … had her first double-double of the year with 22 points and a career-high 14 rebounds in the blowout win over UC Irvine (Dec. 16) … scored 22 points for the third straight game and added seven rebounds in the blowout win over Sacramento State (Dec. 18) … scored 22 points for the fourth straight game and completed her second double double of the year with 11 rebounds in the double overtime loss at California (Dec. 21) … did not play in the win at UC Riverside (Dec. 28 - coaches decision) … had 19 points, six rebounds, two assists, two blocks and two steals in a win over USC (Dec. 30) … had a season-high 31 points making a career-high-tying five three-pointers in a win over Oregon (Jan. 2) … was named Pac-12 Player of the Week for her efforts against USC and Oregon … had 13 points, six rebounds and four steals in a loss at USC (Jan. 10) … had 12 points and a season-high five assists in a blowout win over California (Jan. 22) … had 11 points, six rebounds, two blocks, one assist and one steal in a blowout win over Stanford (Jan. 24) … had 17 points, five rebounds and four steals in a blowout win at Colorado (Jan. 29) … had 24 points (23 in the second half and 17 in the fourth quarter) to lead UCLA to a 69-63 win at Utah (Jan. 31) … had 15 points and four boards in a loss at No. 8 Arizona State (Feb. 5) … had 10 points, seven boards, a season-high five steals, three assists and a block in a win over Washington State (Feb. 12) … had 13 points in a win over Washington (Feb. 14) … had 23 points and four rebounds in a win at Oregon (Feb. 19) … had 20 points and six rebounds in a loss at Oregon State (Feb. 21) … had a team-high 13 points in a blowout win over Arizona (Feb. 26) … had 17 points, six boards, three steals and two assists in a Pac-12 Quarterfinal win over Arizona (Mar. 4) … had 16 points and eight rebounds in the NCAA First Round win over Hawai’i (Mar. 19) … had 14 points, four boards, two assists, two blocks and two steals in the NCAA Second Round win over South Florida (Mar. 21). HONORS: Was named All-Pac-12 and Honorable Mention All-Defensive Team by the coaches … was one of 17 semifinalists for the AAU Sullivan Award. PAC-12 STATISTICAL RANKS: All Games: 8th - Scoring (15.3 ppg); 3rd - Steals (2.2); 11th - Field Goal Pct. (.415); 12th - Free Throw Pct. (.627). Pac-12 Games: 5th - Scoring (16.1 ppg); 2nd - Steals (2.2); 7th - Field Goal Pct. (.424); 9th - Free Throw Pct. (.627). NATIONAL STATISTICAL RANKS: 67th Field Goal Attempts (484); 82nd - Field Goals Made (201); 193rd - Field Goal Percentage (.415); 101st - Total Points (501); 135th - Free Throw Attempts (142); 150th - Scoring (15.3 ppg); 63rd - Steals (73); 92nd - Steals Per Game (2.15).

TEAM CANADA: Played in all five games for Team Canada as the Canadians won gold at the Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada (July 20) … scored a tournament-high and team-high 15 points and added two rebounds and one steal in 19 minutes off the bench in a semifinal win over Brazil … averaged 8.6 points, 2.8 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 1.0 steals per game as Canada went 5-0 … had 12 points, three rebounds and one steal in a pool play win over Cuba … also had a solid all-around game in an 81-73 win over Team USA to win gold by recording nine points, seven rebounds, one assist and one steal … she played in all six games for Team Canada as the Canadians won gold at the 2015 FIBA Americas Championship in Edmonton, Canada (Aug. 16) … scored a tournament-high 13 points and added three assists and two rebounds in a preliminary round win over Dominican Republic … averaged 6.8 points, 2.3 assists and 2.2 rebounds per game as Canada went 6-0 … also had a solid all-around game of 11 points, five assists, two rebounds and one steal in a preliminary round win over Chile.

2014-15:
Played in 36 games, making 33 starts … scored in double figures in 30-of-36 games, including scoring 20 or more points in 11 games (26 games in her career) … recorded at least one assist in 30-of-36 games and tallied multiple assists in 19-of-36 games … recorded at least one steal in 30-of-36 games and tallied multiple steals in 23-of-36 games … had a game-high 26 points at James Madison (Nov. 14) and followed with a game-high 21 points at No. 13 North Carolina (Nov. 16) to become the first Bruin to score 20 or more points in the first two games of a season since Michelle Greco did it in the 2001-02 season (13 years) … had her first double-double of the season with 10 points and 10 rebounds in a loss to No. 15 Nebraska (Nov. 28) and followed with a second double-double of 10 points and a career-high 13 rebounds in a win over Cincinnati (Dec. 2) … recorded her third double-double of the year with 15 points and 12 rebounds in a win over Sacramento State (Dec. 12) … had a game-high 21 points in the win over Samford (Dec. 19) tying her season-high of five steals and was named to the Tulane DoubleTree Classic All-Tournament Team … scored 20 points in the loss to No. 13 Oregon State (Jan. 3) before leaving the game with a sprained right ankle … played with limited mobility against Oregon (Jan. 5), tallying two points, three boards, two assists, two steals and one block and did not play in a win at Utah (Jan. 9) … recorded her fourth double-double of the year by tying her season-high of 26 points and adding 11 rebounds in a WNIT win over CSU Bakersfield (Mar. 19), the ninth double-double of her career … led the team in scoring (15.0 ppg), rebounding (5.4 rpg) and in steals (81, 2.3 spg). HONORS: Was named to the All-Pac-12 team ... led the Bruins in scoring (17.0 ppg) and was named to the WNIT All-Tournament Team. PAC-12 STATISTICAL RANKS: All Games: 7th - Scoring (15.0 ppg); 3rd - Steals (2.3). Pac-12 Games: 10th - Scoring (13.9 ppg); 4th - Steals (2.3) and 11th - Double-Doubles (4). NATIONAL STATISTICAL RANKS: 238th - Field Goal Percentage (.388); 173rd - Scoring (15.0 ppg); 69th - Steals (2.3).

2013-14:
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).

2012-13:
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).

HIGH SCHOOL:
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.

PERSONAL:
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.

 

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