UCLA's Title IX 40: Emily Feher, Noelle Quinn
Oct. 30, 2012
UCLA Athletics continues its celebration of the 40th Anniversary of Title IX with a series of profiles of UCLA's Title IX 40. This group of 40 Bruin women were game-changers in the Title IX era. Up next are All-Americans Emily Feher and Noelle Quinn.
Emily Feher, Water Polo (2004-07)
One of the nation's elite goalkeepers, Emily Feher was a four-time All-American (2004-07) and the first goalie in UCLA's illustrious history to win three consecutive NCAA Women's Water Polo titles (2005-07).
Feher started in goal immediately upon arriving at UCLA in 2004 and helped lead a young squad to a 22-5 overall record and third-place finish in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF). A third-team All-American, she ended the season with 106 saves and a 4.66 goals against average.
In 2005, Feher and the Bruins dominated, winning the program's third NCAA championship with a perfect 33-0 record. In 29 games, Feher made 210 saves, recorded a 4.11 goals-against average, and added 24 assists, 15 steals and one goal. She earned first-team All-America honors and was the MPSF Goalkeeper of the Year. In the classroom, Feher was a third-team All-American with a 3.72 GPA. Also that year, Feher was the team captain and starting goalkeeper for the USA Junior National Team that won the World Championships.
As a junior in 2006, Feher again earned first-team All-America honors, leading the Bruins to a 29-4 overall record and a second consecutive NCAA title. In 30 games, she made 176 saves and had 30 assists and 20 steals and allowed only 113 goals in 741 minutes, for a 4.27 goals-against-average. Feher was a first-team NCAA All-Tournament selection and an MPSF All-Academic Scholar Athlete.
During her senior campaign, Feher and her Bruin teammates earned the three-peat, again winning the NCAA Championship, 5-4 over Stanford. The 2007 championship was historic for Feher, who became the first Bruin goalkeeper to win three-straight titles, as well as for UCLA, which became the first school to win 100 NCAA team championships. In earning first-team All-America honors for the third consecutive season, the Bruin co-captain recorded 163 saves in 25 games and allowed 124 goals in 90 quarters for a 5.51 goals-against-average. She was again an MPSF All-Academic team selection.
In her UCLA career, she started all 107 matches in which she participated, playing 2,873 minutes (395 quarters), with 713 saves and allowing only 456 goals for a goals-against average of 4.61. Her 713 career saves is No. 2 in school history, and her 4.61 goals-against average ranks No. 4 in Bruin history.
Feher earned the Athletic Director's Academic Excellence Award in 2007 and was a Pac-10 Woman of the Year nominee.
Following her playing career, Feher earned her Master's Degree in Public Health, with a certificate in global health, from UCLA. She completed the fieldwork requirement of her Master's degree in India and is currently living in Cameroon as part of a two-year stint in the Peace Corps.
Noelle Quinn, Basketball (2004-07)
Noelle Quinn accomplished something no other Bruin basketball player, male or female, has ever achieved - totaling at least 1,700 points, 700 rebounds and 400 assists during her four-year collegiate career. She concluded her UCLA career just short of becoming just the second player in Pac-10 history to have reached 1,800 points, 800 rebounds and 400 assists.
Quinn had a standout freshman season in 2004, averaging 15.9 points, 7.7 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 2.2 steals and helping to lead her team to the NCAA Tournament. She recorded UCLA's first triple-double in eight years with a 21-point, 10-rebound, 10-assist effort at California and also set a school freshman record with six straight games with 20 or more points. She was honored by the Pac-10 as the Freshman of the Year and earned first-team All-Pac-10 acclaim.
In 2005, Quinn was having another outstanding season, averaging 16.9 points, 7.1 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 3.3 steals in 16 games, before she suffered a season-ending knee injury. Despite the injury-shortened season, she earned honorable mention All-Pac-10 honors.
After recovering from her injury, Quinn in 2006 helped lead the Bruins to their first-ever Pac-10 Tournament championship and to the second-round of the NCAA Tournament. In the Bruins'85-78 overtime victory over Stanford to win the Pac-10 Tournament, Quinn led the Bruins with 22 points and scored the game-tying basket with five second remaining to force the overtime. She earned honorable mention AP honors after averaging 18.1 points, 8.2 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 1.5 steals. In the classroom, she was a first-team Academic All-District 8 and Honorable Mention Pac-10 All-Academic.
As a senior in 2007, Quinn started all 32 games and averaged 17.2 points, 6.6 rebounds, 5.8 assists and 1.2 steals, scoring in double-figures in 26 of the last 27 games and in the season's final nine contests. She was one of 12 finalists for the State Farm Wade Trophy as the National Player of the Year, earned honorable mention AP and WBCA/Kodak All-America honors, and, for the third time in her career, earned first-team All-Pac-10 accolades.
During her four-year Bruin career, Quinn started 106 of 107 games she played in and scored 1,829 points (17.1ppg), with 794 rebounds (7.4rpg), 450 assists (4.2apg) and 196 steals (1.8spg), while shooting .432 (713-1,649) from the field, .756 (322-426) from the foul line and .338 (81-240) from three-point range. On the UCLA career charts, she is No. 4 in scoring, No. 6 in scoring average, No. 8 in rebound and rebound average and No. 7 in assists. In career double-digit scoring games she ranks No. 4 (90), and in 20+ point scoring games she ranks No. 5 (38).
Quinn was selected fourth overall in the 2007 WNBA Draft by the Minnesota Lynx and has played with Minnesota (2007-08), the Los Angeles Sparks (2009-11) and the Washington Mystics (2012). Quinn is averaging 23.3 minutes, 6.1 points and 2.9 rebounds and assists in 197 career WNBA games.
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