Morgan Bertsch
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Morgan  Bertsch

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Santa Rosa, Calif.

High School:
Santa Rosa HS '14

Height:
6-4

Position:
F

Experience:
2V

Major:
Biomedical Engineering


12/17/2017

Aggies ride defense to near comeback against Knights

UC Davis heads to Corvallis to take on nationally ranked Oregon State on Wednesday

12/13/2017

Aggies spar with Knights in search of 10th straight win

UC Davis ranks among the top 20 in the nation in eight different categories entering the week

12/09/2017

Unbeaten Aggies roll past Gaels in battle of regional rivals

UC Davis defense forces 22 turnovers, holds Saint Mary's to just 39 percent shooting

12/08/2017

Aggies and Gaels clash in battle of mid-major powers

One of 14 remaining unbeaten teams in the NCAA, UC Davis visits Moraga to take on Saint Mary's

12/06/2017

Aggies post three in double figures to remain unbeaten

UC Davis collects eighth consecutive victory as defense holds San Francisco to under 30 percent from the field

03/11/2016

Big West Tournament Semifinals

Big West Conference Tournament Semifinals - No. 4 UC Davis vs. No. 1 UC Riverside (Honda Center - Anaheim, Calif.)

2016-17: ALL-BIG WEST CONFERENCE FIRST TEAM... Also one of six players named to the preseason All-Big West team... One of four players to appear in all 33 games and one of two to start every game... Led the team in scoring at 15.8 ppg and finished second on the team in rebounding 5.2 rpg... Shot a team-best .505 from the field and .724 from the line... Finished with a school single-season record of 57 blocks, breaking Paige Mintun's mark of 56 set in 2011, and set a career high with six of the team's school single-game record 12 blocked shots in a WNIT first-round win at Utah on March 17... Became the highest-scoring sophomore in the school's history with 520 points -- only the fifth Aggie to score more than 500 points in a season and standing fourth on the school's single-season list... Her 15.8 ppg average is the 10th-best single-season mark in school history, while her 207 makes from the field are the third best... Ranked No. 68 in the NCAA in blocks per game (1.73), No. 61 in field goal percentage (.505), No. 64 in overall blocks (57), and No. 66 in field goals made (207)... Ranked third in the Big West in scoring, fourth in field goal percentage, seventh in free throw percentage, and second in blocked shots... Named Big West Player of the Week on Dec. 26 after helping the Aggies to a road win at San Francisco, scoring a career-high 27 points -- tied for seventh on the school's single-game scoring list in the Division I era... Later tied her career high in scoring in a win at UC Santa Barbara on Feb. 4... Reached double figures in points 29 times, tying Mintun for the program's Division I era record... Opened the year with double figures in each of the team's first 15 games -- extending a streak of 23 consecutive performances when you include the final eight games of the 2015-16 season... Finished with two double-doubles on the year: scoring 19 points and 10 rebounds against Hofstra on Nov. 27 and adding 12 points and 10 rebounds against UC Irvine on Feb. 11.

2015-16:
ALL-BIG WEST CONFERENCE SECOND TEAM... BIG WEST ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM... BIG WEST ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM... BIG WEST ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM... Became only the sixth Aggie to earn a spot on the league's all-freshman team... Appeared in 32 games, making 26 starts in her first season of Division I basketball... Led the team in scoring -- the first freshman to do so since Carol Rische in 1979-80 -- at 13.9 points per game and finished fourth at 5.0 rebounds per game... Ranked fourth in the Big West in scoring and led the league (and finished No. 7 in the NATION) with a .582 field goal percentage... Ranked fifth in the league in overall blocks (36) and blocks per game (1.1 bpg)... Her 446 points rank just outside the top 10 on the school's single-season list and stand second all-time among UC Davis freshmen behind only Rische, who had 459 points in 1979-80... Her point total is a Division I program freshman record, breaking the previous mark held by Kasey Riecks and her 256 points in 2008-09... Her 36 blocks rank eighth on the school's all-time single-season list while her .582 field goal percentage is a school single-season record (minimum 100 attempts)... Ranks among the program's Division I best in seven different categories... Reached double figures in points in 21 of her 32 appearances, including 10 games with 20-or-more points... Scored in double figures in each of her last eight games to close out the season... Finished with a career-high 26 points in a Big West Tournament quarterfinal win over UC Santa Barbara, tying the school tournament single-game scoring record established by Kelsey Harris just one season earlier... Set a school Big West Tournament record with 11 field goals and tied a mark with 16 field goal attempts in the game against the Gauchos... Logged her first career double-double with 20 points and a career-high 11 rebounds against Florida A&M at the USC Women of Troy Classic to help her earn a spot on the all-tournament team... Responded with 14 points and five rebounds in her first career start at San Diego State on Nov. 19... Hit 11-of-17 from the floor en route to 25 points and eight rebounds against Sacramento State on Dec. 13... Posted 20 points or more in back-to-back games three times on the year... Blocked a career-high four shots to go with 22 points at Hawai'i on Feb. 18.

2014-15: Redshirted the season... Competed in the high jump with the UC Davis women's track and field squad in the spring, posting her best height of 1.72m (5-07.75) to take seventh at the ASU Sun Angel Classic on April 11... The height was also the third-best by an Aggie on the year... Also finished tied for fourth in the event at the Big West Conference Championships to help UC Davis finish second as a team, finishing with a height of 1.71m (5-07.25)

SANTA ROSA HS '14: Four-year varsity letter winner for the Panthers, becoming the school's first girls basketball player to receive a Division I scholarship... Named the North Bay League MVP and an all-league first-team selection as a senior... Also earned All-Metro second team, All-NorCal third team, and All-Empire MVP honors, to close out her prep career... Averaged 17.3 points, 10.8 rebounds, and 4.5 blocks per game as a senior, helping the Panthers to a 28-5 overall record and a 13-1 mark in league play... Shot better than 60 percent from the field in 2013-14... Named to the CalHi Sports All-State Division I second team... Also averaged a double-double as a junior with 13.2 points and 11.7 rebounds per game en route to All-North Bay League first-team honors... Was an honorable mention All-Metro selection in 2012-13... Named the Press Democrat All-Empire Scholar-Athlete of the Year and was honored with the newspaper's Youth Service Award as a senior... Also earned a CIF North Coast Section Scholar-Athlete Award... Was also an all-state high jumper for the Panthers.

PERSONAL: Parents are Vincent and Kristeen... Enters UC Davis as a 17-year-old... Majoring in biomedical engineering... Her sister, Mckennan, played basketball at UC San Diego... Her mother, Kristeen, played basketball at UC Santa Barbara, while her grandfather, Joseph McAnulty, played baseball and basketball at the University of La Verne... Can trace her lineage back to William the Conqueror -- her 10-times great-grandfather.

CAREER STATISTICS:

Year GP-GS Min MPG FGM FGA FG% 3PM 3PA 3P% FTM FTA FT% Reb RPG Ast Blk Stl Pts PPG
'15-16 32-26 793 24.8 177 304 .582 0 2 .000 92 137 .672 161 5.0 33 36 32 446 13.9
'16-17 33-33 854 25.9 207 410 .505 1 2 .500 105 145 .724 173 5.2 55 57 32 520 15.8
Totals 65-59 1647 25.3 384 714 .538 1 4 .250 197 282 .699 334 5.1 88 93 64 966 14.9

Single Game Highs (as of 2016-17 season)
Points: 27, at San Francisco -- 12/21/16; at UC Santa Barbara -- 2/4/17
Rebounds: 11, vs. Florida A&M -- 12/20/15
Assists: 5, vs. Montana State -- 11/23/16; vs. UC Santa Barbara -- 3/10/17
Steals: 4, vs. Air Force -- 11/23/15; vs. Holy Names -- 11/13/16
Blocks: 6, at Utah -- 3/17/17
FG made: 11, 4 times
FG attempts: 22, at Utah -- 3/17/17
3FG made: 1, at Long Beach State -- 1/21/17
3FG attempts: 1, 4 times
FT made: 8, at Long Beach State -- 1/21/17; at Cal Poly -- 2/2/17
FT attempts: 11, vs. Portland -- 11/11/16