BY THE NUMBERS 

A jack (Jill?) of all trades for the Huskies, the 2018 WBCA National Defensive Player of the Year also finished fourth on the team in scoring (13.5), fifth in rebounding (3.5) and assists (2.8), fourth in steals (1.27), third in three-point field goal percentage (.443), second in free throw percentage (.810) and first in minutes played (33.1). The 2016 Canadian Olympian finished her career with the fifth highest three-point field goal percentage in program history (.426).

CAREER COLLEGIATE STATISTICS
G-GS Min-MPG FG-FGA FG% 3G-3GA 3G% FT-FTA FT% OR DR REB RPG PF-DQ A TO B S Pts PPG
2014-15 39-36 976-25.0 138-284 .486 53-130 .408 70-97 .722 34 88 122 3.13 60-1 108 61 2 2 399 10.2
2015-16 38-38 1074-28.3 127-287 .443 51-138 .370 49-65 .754 17 57 74 1.95 57-0 104 53 6 6 354 9.3
2016-17 33-33 1009-30.6 138-287 .481 73-158 .462 71-83 .855 12 57 69 2.09 51-1 128 50 3 3 420 12.7
2017-18 35-35 1140-32.6 166-315 .527 80-180 .444 68-84 .810 24 96 120 3.43 53-0 99 43 13 13 480 13.7
Totals 145-142 4199-29.0  569-1173 .485 257-606 .424 258-329 .784 87 298 385 2.66 221-2 439 207 24 24 1653 11.4

 

HONORS
Dawn Staley Award Finalist 2018
Nancy Lieberman Award Finalist 2018
National Defensive Player of the Year 2018 (WBCA)
All-American Honorable Mention 2018 (AP)
American Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year 2018
American Athletic Conference First Team 2018
xxxx American Athletic Conference Second Team 2017
American Athletic Conference Third Team 2016
American Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year 2015
COSIDA Academic All-America Third Team 2018, 2017

 

ACES SCOUTING REPORT

“Smart, solid player capable of playing multiple positions with her size in the WNBA. Shoots a very high percentage behind the arc, which can stretch out opponents defense.”

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING

“From the time she walked on campus, Kia has been, if nothing else, an amazing competitor. … It’s the same thing every day, and I think that’s a great example for our younger players.”

      ~ Geno Auriemma, UConn Head Coach

“It’s easy to overlook the senior season Kia Nurse is having in large part because she’s been so good, consistently, since her freshman year. But consider that she is better than break-even from three, above 65 percent from two, with a 6-0 frame that will allow her to guard either backcourt position or even some small forwards. She’s absurdly smart and coachable, she has big game experience, she has international experience, there’s really no box you can’t check. .”

      ~ Howard Megdal, SummittHoops.com

“A solid guard would give [whomever drafts her a] good defender and smart offensive player who knows how to win.”

      ~ Doug Fieinberg, Associated Press