Nina Bessolo
Nina  Bessolo


Hayward, Calif.

High School:
Castro Valley HS '16






Aggies’ postseason run ends in WNIT quarters

Nagel leads the Aggies with 14 points as four finish in double figures


From ‘Sweet’ to ‘Elite’ as Aggies travel to Indiana

UC Davis faces its third first-time opponent in four WNIT games on Sunday


Aggies hold off Wildcats to Advance to WNIT quarterfinals

Bertsch finishes with game-high 31 points to lead three in double figures and move into second place on the all-time scoring list


Aggies look to take a bite out of ‘Little Apple’

UC Davis takes on Kansas State in WNIT 'Sweet 16' on Friday in Manhattan, Kan.


How `Sweet' it is! Aggies Down Cowgirls to advance

Bertsch, Nagel, and Gianotti, all finish in double figures


UC Davis at Indiana (March 25, 2018)

UC Davis traveled to Indiana for the WNIT quarterfinals on March 25 at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind.


UC Davis at Kansas State (March 23, 2018)

UC Davis advanced to the 'Elite 8' of the 2018 WNIT with a 71-69 win at Kansas State on March 23 in Manhattan, Kan.

2016-17: BIG WEST CONFERENCE ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM... Appeared in 32 of the team's 33 contests off the bench... Became the seventh different Aggie to be named to the all-freshman squad... Averaged 4.3 ppg and 2.5 rpg while shooting just under 39 percent overall and 32 percent from beyond the arc... Finished in double figures four times, including a career-high 16-point, eight-rebound effort against Holy Names on Nov. 13, hitting 6-of-9 from the field -- including four three-pointers... Her nine blocks ranked third on the team... Scored her first career points with a three-pointer against Portland in the season-opener on Nov. 11.

Transferred to Castro Valley HS prior to the start of her senior year after playing her first three prep seasons at Valley Christian HS in Dublin, California… Averaged 17.8 points, 9.7 rebounds, 3.0 steals, and 1.8 blocks per game, as a senior… Helped lead the Trojans to the CIF North Coast Section Division I title as a senior, finishing with 16 points, 16 rebounds, and seven blocks, in the championship game win over Heritage HS… Reached the CIF Northern California Regional championship game before falling to St. Francis HS… MaxPreps California All-State Team honorable mention selection as a senior, she also earned All-Metro first team honors from the San Francisco Chronicle and All-East Bay honors from the Contra Costa Times… Prior to that, was a three-year letter winner averaged 16.1 points and 10.2 rebounds per game as a junior for the Vikings, helping her team to a 31-4 overall record, a CIF North Coast Section Division V title, and a trip to the Northern California Regional semifinals… Three-time Bay Counties League East first team selection, including league MVP honors as a junior… CalHi Sports All-State Division 5 selection, San Francisco Chronicle All-Metro League Fourth Team, and Contra Costa Times All-East Bay Second Team choice, in 2014… Averaged 13.8 points and 10.3 rebounds as a sophomore… Also ran track as a freshman and sophomore.

Parents are Jim and Nicole… Father played basketball and mother ran track at Lewis and Clark College… Has three siblings: James, Micah, and Daniel… All three brothers played basketball, while the latter two also ran track… Her grandfather and uncle each played football at Washington State, while another uncle played basketball at Columbia… Played AAU for the Cal Stars, helping her team to the Nike EYBL National Championship… Prior to that, competed for the AAU Palo Alto Midnight from 2012-14… Girl Scouts Silver Award winner.


Year GP-GS Min MPG FGM FGA FG% 3PM 3PA 3P% FTM FTA FT% Reb RPG Ast Blk Stl Pts PPG
'16-17 32-0 326 10.2 50 130 .385 22 69 .319 16 27 .593 79 2.5 10 9 13 138 4.3
Totals 32-0 326 10.2 50 130 .385 22 69 .319 16 27 .593 79 2.5 10 9 13 138 4.3

Single Game Highs (as of 2016-17 season)
Points: 16, vs. Holy Names -- 11/13/16
Rebounds: 8, vs. Holy Names -- 11/13/16
Assists: 3, at Cal State Fullerton -- 1/19/17; at Sacramento State -- 12/18/16
Steals: 2, at Long Beach State -- 1/21/17; vs. Holy Names -- 11/13/16; vs. San Diego State -- 12/2/16
Blocks: 2, vs. Holy Names -- 11/13/16; vs. Montana State -- 11/23/16; at Sacramento State -- 12/18/16
FG made: 6, vs. Holy Names -- 11/13/16
FG attempts: 12, at UC Irvine -- 1/5/17
3FG made: 4, vs. Holy Names -- 11/13/16
3FG attempts: 6, vs. Holy Names -- 11/13/16
FT made: 4, at Sacramento State -- 12/18/16
FT attempts: 4, 4 times