Dani Nafekh
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Dani  Nafekh

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Oakville, Ontario, Canada

High School:
Oakville Trafalgar HS '14

Height:
5-11

Position:
G/F

Experience:
3V

Major:
Managerial Economics


09/15/2017

Challenging slate lies ahead for defending champs

Aggies' 2017-18 schedule features six postseason teams and eight that finished among the top 150 in the final RPI

06/30/2017

Aggies shine on Big West All-Academic Teams

A total of 57 student-athletes honored for their work in the classroom from winter and spring sports

06/26/2017

Utah native Katie Toole transfers to UC Davis

Former Utah State guard becomes the fourth member of the Aggies' incoming class

05/21/2017

Inaugural Gunrock Gala celebrates academic and athletics success

Dani Nafekh, Brynton Lemar and Alexis Brown receive top individual honors; student-athletes select recipients of six new awards

03/24/2017

Aggies' postseason runs ends in WNIT 'Sweet 16'

Nagel shares game-high honors with 20 points as UC Davis' furious third quarter rally comes up just short

2016-17: ALL-BIG WEST CONFERENCE SECOND TEAM... BIG WEST FEMALE SCHOLAR-ATHLETE OF THE YEAR... W.P. LINDLEY AWARD WINNER FOR THE TOP UC DAVIS SCHOLAR-ATHLETE... Appeared in and started 32 of the team's 33 games... Ranked third on the team in scoring at 11.0 ppg to go along with 3.5 rpg and 88 assists (2.8 apg)... Shot 47 percent from the floor overall and 46 percent from beyond the arc... Led the Big West in three-point percentage at .462 -- a mark that stands second in a single-season in school history... Her 61 three-pointers made rank eighth on the school's single-season list... Her 88 assists give her 284 for her career, ranking 10th on the all-time chart... Stood seventh in the league in field goal percentage, 11th in assists, fifth in three-pointers made (1.9 per game), and eighth in minutes (32.1 mpg)... Scored a career-high 28 points while tying a school single-game record with eight three-pointers made (in 11 attempts) against San Diego State on Dec. 2... The 28 points ranks tied for fourth on the school's single-game scoring chart during the Division I era... Reached double figures in 16 games -- including four games of 20-or-more points -- and opened the season with 10-or-more points in each of her first six games, and nine of the first 10... Finished with at least five assists in a game six times, including a season-high seven at Pacific on Nov. 21 to go with 16 points and four rebounds.

2015-16:
BIG WEST CONFERENCE ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM... Appeared in 32 games, making 21 starts... Averaged 5.4 points and 2.1 rebounds per game, shooting 34 percent from the field... Her 130 assists rank sixth on the school's all-time single-season list and set a new program Division I single-season record... Along with teammate Kourtney Eaton (113), the duo gave the Aggies two players with at least 100 assists in the same season for the first time since 1998-99 when Karyn Castro (117) and Kristin Coolidge (109) accomplished the feat... Ranked third overall and fourth in the Big West Conference in assists per game (4.1 apg)... Stood sixth in the league in assist-to-turnover ratio at 1.6 for the season... Set a career high with eight assists at Portland State on Nov. 27... Had 13 games with six-or-more assists... Reached double figures in scoring three times... Tied a career high with 17 points in a come-from-behind win at Utah Valley on Dec. 31, hitting a perfect 7-for-7 from the floor and 3-for-3 from beyond the arc... Her 7-for-7 shooting performance against the Wolverines is tied for the best single-game shooting performance by a UC Davis player (minimum five attempts) in the Division I Era, matching Heidi Heintz's perfect 7-for-7 night at San Jose State on Dec. 21, 2010... Also had 11 points against Pacific (Nov. 16) and 10 points against Cal Poly (Feb. 10)... Set a career high with eight rebounds in an overtime win at Saint Mary's (Dec. 3), playing 43 of the 45 minutes... set a career high with five steals at Portland on Nov. 29.

2014-15: BIG WEST CONFERENCE ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM... Appeared in 30 of the team's 31 games, making five starts... Finished sixth on the team in scoring at 4.2 points per game to go along with 1.6 rebounds per game... Finished third on the team with 66 assists overall, averaging 2.2 assists per contest... Shot .422 from the field and .444 from three-point range... Ranked fifth on the team with 23 steals... Reached double figures in scoring three times during the year, including a career-high 17 points on 7-of-12 shooting to help the Aggies to a win over Cal State Fullerton on Jan. 17... Also added 13 points against Long Beach State (Feb. 19) and 12 more against the Titans on the road (Feb. 12)... Dished out a career high seven assists three times in a four-game stretch, the first coming against San Francisco on Dec. 2 followed by seven-assist games against Southern Utah (Dec. 6) and at San Jose State (Dec. 10)... Made her first career start against Santa Clara on Dec. 5 at the Air Force Classic... Grabbed a career-high five rebounds against Long Beach State (Feb. 7) and at UC Irvine (March 7)... Hit a trio of three-pointers twice against Cal State Fullerton (Jan. 17) and Long Beach State (Feb. 19).

OAKVILLE TRAFALGAR HS '14: Has played the last three seasons for the Red Devils after attending St. Mildred's Lightbourn School as a freshman... Helped the Red Devils to the Halton Secondary School Athletics Association title as a junior in 2012, scoring 14 points in the title game... Averaged 15.6 points per game and shot 49 percent from the floor while averaging 6.9 steals per game as a senior, helping the Red Devils to an 8-4 record and a trip to the quarterfinals of the HSSAA playoffs... Named varsity team captain and team MVP as a senior... Earned Halton All-Star Team honors all three seasons with the Red Devils... Also played volleyball, helping her team to a league runner-up finish as a senior.

PERSONAL: Born in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada... Parents are Philip and Jasmine... Has an older brother, Jordan, who attends Georgia Tech... Majoring in managerial economics.

CAREER STATISTICS:

Year GP-GS Min MPG FGM FGA FG% 3PM 3PA 3P% FTM FTA FT% Reb RPG Ast Blk Stl Pts PPG
'14-15 30-5 598 19.9 43 102 .422 16 36 .444 23 34 .676 48 1.6 66 11 23 125 4.2
'15-16 32-21 844 26.4 57 170 .335 21 74 .284 37 54 .685 68 2.1 130 10 35 172 5.4
'16-17 32-32 1026 32.1 128 271 .472 61 132 .462 35 46 .761 111 3.5 88 6 21 352 11.0
Totals 94-58 2468 26.3 228 543 .420 98 242 .405 95 134 .709 227 2.4 284 27 79 649 6.9

Single Game Highs (as of 2016-17 season)
Points: 28, vs. San Diego State -- 12/2/16
Rebounds: 8, at Saint Mary's -- 12/3/15
Assists: 8, at Portland State -- 11/27/15
Steals: 5, at Portland -- 11/29/15
Blocks: 2, Four Times (Last: at Cal Poly -- 1/23/16)
FG made: 10, vs. San Diego State -- 12/2/16
FG attempts: 14, vs. CSUN -- 1/14/17; vs. San Diego State -- 12/2/16
3FG made: 8, vs. San Diego State -- 12/2/16
3FG attempts: 11, vs. San Diego State -- 12/2/16
FT made: 8, vs. Cal Poly -- 2/22/17
FT attempts: 10, vs. Cal Poly -- 2/22/17