UC Davis alumnae Sydnee Fipps, Alyson Doherty, and Celia Marfone, ready to open the season in Germany
UC Davis takes on regular season champion UC Riverside for a berth in tournament championship game
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 faces Cal State Monterey Bay in final game before start of final exams
UC Davis takes on top-ranked Connecticut at the XL Center in Hartford, Conn., on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013.
CAREER NOTES: Finished her UC Davis career ranked second on the school's all-time scoring list with 1,636 points, trailing only Carol Rische (1979-83)... Became only the second Aggie to earn three All-Big West First Team honors in a career, joining Paige Mintun, who accomplished the feat from 2009-11... Is one of only 17 players in the history of the Big West Conference (as of 2014-15) to earn first-team honors at least three times in a career... Set a UC Davis record with 32 career 20-point games.
2014-15: ALL-BIG WEST CONFERENCE FIRST TEAM... Started 27 games for UC Davis before suffering a season-ending leg injury in the next-to-last regular season game at UC Riverside on March 5... Led the team in scoring at 15.6 points per game while also averaging 4.8 rebounds per contest and shooting .478 from the field... Also hit on just over 40 percent from beyond the arc and shot .756 from the line... Finished the season ranked No. 84 in the NCAA in field goal percentage, No. 145 in scoring, No. 85 in three-pointers per game, and No. 38 in three-point percentage... Ranked among Big West Conference leaders in scoring (4th), overall points (5th), free throw percentage (7th), three-point percentage (2nd), three-pointers made (6th), field goal percentage (7th), and field goals made (4th)... Her .401 from beyond the arc ranks sixth on the school's single-season list, while her 61 makes from beyond the arc ranks eighth... Reached double figures in points in all but six of her games, including nine 20-point contests... Tied a career high with 29 points at home against UC Riverside (Jan. 15), hitting 10-of-15 from the floor and adding a season-high 10 rebounds for her first double-double of the year... Also added a double-double of 19 points and 10 rebounds at Cal Poly on Jan. 29... Tied a career high with five assists at Long Beach State (Jan. 10)... Hit on 10-of-14 from the field as part of a 27-point night at Cal State Fullerton on Feb. 12, starting a run of three straight 20-point games that included 20-point games against Long Beach State (Feb. 19) and at Hawai'i (Feb. 21), helping her earn Big West Player of the Week honors on Feb. 23... Shot a season-best 9-for-10 from the field in the second game of the year at Sacramento State... Named to the preseason All-Big West team according to a vote of media members who cover the league, as well as preseason all-conference (first team) and all-mid major (second team) honors according to College Sports Madness.
2013-14: ALL-BIG WEST CONFERENCE FIRST TEAM... Started all 31 games for the Aggies, leading the team in scoring at 17.7 ppg (fourth-best in a season at UC Davis)... Ranked No. 3 in the Big West Conference in scoring, No. 15 in rebounding, No. 9 in field goal percentage, No. 5 in free throw percentage, and No. 7 in three-pointers per game... Her 548 points overall are the most by a junior in UC Davis history and only the fifth 500-point season by an Aggie all time... Her 183 field goals rank sixth on the school's single-season list... Her 54 three-pointers made and 128 makes from the free throw line rank tied for 10th and fourth, respectively, on the school's single-season charts... Became the 16th player in school history -- and only the third (Carol Rische and Ellen Porshneva) to do so as a junior -- to reach 1,000 career points on Feb. 1 against UC Santa Barbara, finishing with 21 points against the Gauchos... Reached double figures in all but three contests, including 16 games of 20 points or more... Named the Big West Player of the Week on Dec. 23 after averaging 22.5 ppg in wins over Santa Clara (Dec. 18) and Houston Baptist (Dec. 21)... Scored a season-high 25 points at Pacific on Nov. 11, including 17-of-20 from the free throw line -- a single-game school record for makes from the line... Named to the Big West Preseason All-Conference Team prior to the start of the year... Set a career high with 14 rebounds to go with 21 points against Sacramento State on Dec. 28 for her second career double-double... Also added double-doubles against Simpson University (21 points, 11 rebounds) on Jan. 2 and Long Beach State twice on Jan. 11 (18 points, 10 rebounds) and Feb. 20 (15 points, 10 rebounds)... Scored 20-or-more points in five consecutive contests from Dec. 15-Jan. 2... Shot better than 50 percent from the field 13 times, including a season-best .636 (7-for-11) at UC Riverside (Jan. 16).
2012-13: ALL-BIG WEST CONFERENCE FIRST TEAM... Appeared and started in all 30 games, leading the team with 17.1 points per game... Ranked No. 2 in the Big West Conference in points per game... Set a new all-time UC Davis record for points by sophomore with 512 points... Led the team in field goals, field goals attempted and field goal percentage, free throws made and free throws attempted with 164, 370 and .443, 138 and 169, respectively... Finished with a team high 152 rebounds and 5.1 rebounds per game... Scored a career-high 29 points against Long Beach State on Jan. 31... Brought down a career and season high 12 boards at Sacramento State on Dec. 30... Was the Aggies' leading scorer in 21 of the teams 30 games... Placed in in numerous all-time UC Davis top 10 lists, including points (third), points per game (fourth) and three-pointers made (sixth)... Earned Big West Player of the Week for the week of March 4.
2011-12: Appeared in all 30 games as a true freshman, averaging 14.3 minutes per game off the bench... Scored 5.2 points and grabbed 2.7 rebounds per game to go with 18 total steals and two blocks... Ranked third in the Big West Conference in 3-point shooting percentage (.373)... Shot 41-percent from the field overall (55-133)... Made career debut on Nov. 11 at Washington, scoring seven points and going 2-of-2 from long range... Also grabbed four rebounds... Scored a then-career-high 13 points against rival Sacramento State on Dec. 4, knocking down 3-of-4 from 3-point range... Also hit three 3-pointers against San Jose State (Nov. 16) and at Cal State Northridge (Feb. 18)... Recorded 4 double-digit scoring efforts over the season... Grabbed a season-high 8 rebounds against Cal Poly on Mar. 1.
YOSEMITE HS '11: McDonald's High School All-America nominee who averaged 23.4 points, 7.4 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 2.6 steals per game to conclude her outstanding prep career... Two-time Div. II All-State first team selection and was named to the All-Fresno Bee first team as both a junior and a senior... Averaged 24.5 points and 10 rebounds per game in 2010 to finish as the third-highest scoring junior in the state... Led Yosemite HS to four straight North Sequoia League titles, earning league's MVP title in back-to-back seasons... Played a year of AAU ball with Nor Cal Elite.
PERSONAL: Born in Fresno, Calif... . Majoring in managerial economics... Parents are Kenneth and Linda Fipps... Youngest of three siblings, including Kelin and Jaret... Among her proudest personal accomplishments is scoring 11 3-pointers in one game as well as her team's rally to defeat Edison HS in Huntington Beach after they were down 13 points with less than 2 minutes to play... Names Drew Brees as her sports hero.
Single Game Highs (as of 2014-15 season)
Points: 29 [t-1st], UC Riverside -- 01/15/15; Long Beach State -- 01/31/13
Rebounds: 14 [2nd], Sacramento State -- 12/28/13
Assists: 5, UC Irvine -- 03/08/14; at Long Beach State -- 1/10/15
Steals: 5 [t-9th], 4 times
Blocks: 3 [t-8th], Saint Mary's -- 12/06/12
FG made: 10 [t-1st], at Cal State Fullerton -- 02/12/15; UC Riverside -- 01/15/15; Long Beach State -- 01/31/13
FG attempts: 23 [1st], at San Jose State -- 12/10/14
3FG made: 6 [t-2nd], CSUN -- 02/05/15
3FG attempts: 14 [t1st], at San Jose State -- 12/10/14
FT made: 17 [1st], at Pacific -- 11/11/13
FT attempts: 20 [1st], at Pacific -- 11/11/13