Armed with a first-round bye, UC Davis opens Wednesday at the Bren Events Center at UC Irvine
Bertsch named to second team and all-freshman squad; Gianotti and Marfone named honorable mention
UC Davis takes on Long Beach State and UC Irvine in battle for tournament seeding
UC Davis celebrates the careers of its departing senior class on Saturday against CSUN
UC Davis bids 'aloha' to Hawai'i in Honolulu before coming home to take on league-leading UC Riverside
2009-10: Started all 32 games... Finished 3rd on team with 310 points (9.7 ppg)... Shot 109-for-265 (.411), including team highs of 52 three-pointers and 139 attempts (.374)... Ranked 6th in Big West Conference in made threes, 9th in percentage... Also hit 40 of 58 from free-throw line (.690) with 92 rebounds (2.9 rpg), 40 assists and 31 steals... Logged 868 minutes (27.1), 2nd on team... Opened season with 21 points vs. Seattle (11/13), connecting on 8-for-12 FGs and 5-for-8 from long range... Matched that season-best at Cal State Bakersfield (1/18), shooting 8-for-9 with 3 three-pointers... Hit exactly 3 three-pointers in four-game streak from 1/9 to 1/23.
2008-09: ALL-BIG WEST CONFERENCE HONORABLE MENTION... ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM... True frosh who was the only Aggie to start every game... Consistent player who tallied five straight double-figure games near midseason, tallying a season-high 17 points against Cal State Fullerton (1/15) while also posting a season-best 6 rebounds... Averaged 13.6 ppg during that span... Had 16 points vs. Cal Poly (2/19) and Pacific (2/28)... Her 10.6 ppg average during league games was second to Paige Minun (13.3) on team... Dished a season-high 4 assists at Creighton (12/20)... Had an eight-game stretch midseason where she made at least 1 three-pointer each game and was 12 of 28 (.429) during that span... Made season-high 4 treys vs. Cal Poly (2/19)... Played at least 30 minutes in 20 games, including 45 in overtime loss to UC Riverside (2/7)... Made all 10 free throws in a three-game stretch in early January against UCR (1/8), Long Beach State (1/10) and Fullerton (1/15)... Converted two free throws with 2.1 seconds left at LBSU, delivering Aggies a dramatic 55-54 win after being fouled going to the hoop in waning seconds.
PLACER HS '08: Two-time Pioneer Valley League MVP... Averaged 14.3 points and 5.7 rebounds as a senior... Also had 78 steals and 27 blocks that year... Selected to Sacramento Bee All-Metro honorable mention... Posted 15.1 ppg as a junior, earning first-team All-PVL acclaim... PHS won 96 games in her career, qualifying for Sac-Joaquin Section postseason play all four years... Four-year member of Century Club (honor roll).
PERSONAL: Born in Auburn, Calif.... Majoring in managerial economics... Parents are Greg & Cindy Riecks, both of whom competed in aquatic sports at UC Irvine... Career highlight was helping AAU team to second-place finish at nationals... If not for basketball, would consider playing volleyball at UC Davis... Played violin for five years.