UC Davis hosts second-place UC Irvine in 2017-18 home finale
Bertsch collects school-record 33rd 20-point game in the victory
Sophomore Nina Bessolo leads four in double figures, Gianotti collects a double-double
Rematches with Long Beach State and Hawai'i up next for UC Davis
UC Davis avenges only Big West loss of the season with dominating performance
Big West Conference Tournament Semifinals - No. 4 UC Davis vs. No. 1 UC Riverside (Honda Center - Anaheim, Calif.)
2016-17: Appeared in 32 of the team's 33 games, making 29 starts... Averaged a career-high 9.9 ppg and 4.3 rpg while shooting nearly 45 percent from the floor and 39 percent from beyond the arc... Ranked fifth in the Big West Conference in three-point percentage and stood among the top 15 in field goal percentage and three-pointers per game... Reached double figures 15 times, including a career-high 21 points as part of her first career double-double (career-high 11 rebounds) against Montana State on Nov. 23... Finished the season with double figures in all four of the Aggies' postseason games beginning with the Big West Tournament semifinals, averaging 17.8 ppg while shooting 55 percent overall (26-for-47) and 59 percent (13-for-22) from beyond the arc in that stretch... Her 43 three-pointers were third on the team while her 32 steals tied for second... Set career highs with five assists and four steals in a win at Cal State Fullerton on Jan. 28, while playing in a career-high 39 minutes against UC Santa Barbara in the Big West Tournament semifinals.
2015-16: BIG WEST CONFERENCE ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM... Appeared in 22 games, making four starts... Averaged 8.7 points and 3.0 rebounds per game, shooting 38 percent from the field and 78 percent from the line... Averaged just under 22 minutes per game, missing 10 games due to injury... Opened the season with an 18-point performance against nationally ranked Stanford in the Aggies' opener and reached double figures six times... Set a season high with 20 points against Cal State Fullerton at home on Feb. 13, the second half of a back-to-back that saw her score 19 points and grab six rebounds against Cal Poly on Feb. 10... Set her season high with six rebounds in the second game of the year against Pacific on Nov. 16... Finished with seven made baskets three times against Portland State (Nov. 27), Cal Poly (Feb. 10), and Cal State Fullerton (Feb. 13)... Sank a season-high six three-pointers against the Titans at home.
2014-15: Appeared in 30 of the team's 31 games in her first season with the Aggies, making four starts... Finished fourth on the team in scoring at 6.6 points per game to go along with 2.8 rebounds per game... Shot .452 from the floor and .384 from three-point range in 17.5 minutes per game... Ranked third in the Big West Conference in three-point percentage... Reached double figures in scoring seven times, including a career-high 20 points on 8-of-15 shooting (including four three-pointers) to help the Aggies to a win over UC Irvine in the first round of the Big West Conference Tournament... Continued her torrid tournament scoring run by scoring 14 points to go with three rebounds and three assists in a quarterfinal win over Long Beach State... Grabbed a career-high six rebounds against UC Irvine on Feb. 7 to go with 15 points on 6-of-9 shooting from the floor... Made her first career start at UC Irvine on March 7, and started all three games for UC Davis in the Big West Conference Tournament.
WHITNEY HS '14: Four-year varsity letter winner for the Wildcats... Four-time All-CIF Southern Section honoree, including first-team honors her sophomore-senior seasons... Four-time Academy League MVP, helping the Wildcats to four consecutive league titles... Named to the Press-Telegram's "Dream Team" three times during her prep career, including first-team honors as a senior... CalHi Sports Division IV All-State selection as a senior... Averaged better than 20 points per game in all four of her prep seasons, including 22.7 points, 9.3 rebounds, 3.7 assists, and 4.5 steals per game, as a senior... Her sophomore year saw her average a double-double of 23.7 points and 10.0 rebounds per game to go along with 3.6 assists and 3.3 steals per game... Scored a career-best 26.2 points per game to go with 8.2 rebounds, 4.7 assists, and 6.5 steals per game... Opened her prep career by averaging 24.9 points, 6.6 rebounds, and 2.6 steals per game... Helped the Wildcats to a CIF Southern Section quarterfinal berth in each of her final three prep seasons and a trip to the round of 16 as a freshman.
PERSONAL: Born in Torrance, Calif... Parents are Richard and Sandy... Has a younger brother, Jared... Majoring in biological sciences... Played travel ball with California Storm Team Taurasi.
Single Game Highs (as of 2016-17 season)
Points: 21, vs. Montana State -- 11/23/16
Rebounds: 11, vs. Montana State -- 11/23/16
Assists: 5, vs. Cal State Fullerton -- 1/28/17
Steals: 4, at Cal State Fullerton -- 1/19/17
Blocks: 1, 12 times
FG made: 8, vs UC Irvine -- 03/10/15
FG attempts: 17, at Portland State -- 11/27/15
3FG made: 6, vs. Cal State Fullerton -- 2/13/16
3FG attempts: 12, vs. Cal State Fullerton -- 2/13/16
FT made: 9, vs. Montana State -- 11/23/16
FT attempts: 10, vs. Montana State -- 11/23/16