12 - Nici Gilday
Nici Gilday
Height: 5-7
Year: Freshman
Hometown: San Jose, Calif.
High School: Presentation
Position: Guard

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FRESHMAN IN 2011-12:
True freshman and key reserve; closed out regular season averaging 27 min. in last seven ... averaged 5.7 points and 5.3 rebounds in those last seven games ... ranked 2nd on the team in FG% (.476) and tied for team-lead in steals (17) during WCC play ... made 21 of 40 shots (.525) through the first 12 WCC games ... totaled 8 rebounds in two late-season WCC contests, including a win at UP (Feb. 16) ... pulled down 7 rebounds in a win over LMU (Feb. 9) ... team-leading 15-point perfomance at Pepperdine (Jan. 14) .. career-high 11-rebound, 31-minute effort at Sac State (Dec. 22) ... made her first collegiate start vs. SJSU (Dec. 17) ... played a then-career-high 29 minutes on the road at Seattle (Dec. 13) ... enjoyed a terrific collegiate debut, scoring 15 points and grabbing 10 rebounds to hep SCU defeat CSUB (Nov. 11) ... made a key basket with one minute left in win over UCD (Nov. 28).

HIGH SCHOOL:
Starred at Presentation High School in San Jose where she led the Panthers to the Western Catholic Athletic League (WCAL) regular season title and the CIF-Central Coast Section (CCS) Division II championship as a senior … was named a First Team 2011 All-WCAL honoree and the San Jose Mercury News ‘Senior of the Year’ … also named to the San Jose Mercury News All-Area Team and to the San Francisco Chronicle All-Metro Team … Cal-Hi Sports 2011 All-State CIF-CCS Division II … MaxPreps California 2011 All-State Second Team … helped the Panthers increase their win total in all four of her varsity seasons, culminating with the CCS Division II championship and the program’s first-ever WCAL title as a senior … versatile player who, due to team injuries, stepped in and played point guard as a senior … scored a game-high 16 points in the CCS championship victory over rival Archbishop Mitty – a game played at Santa Clara University’s Leavey Center where she played against current SCU teammate Vanessa Leo … 2011 McDonald's All-America nominee … played for the Metro San Jose Basketball club program … part of Santa Clara’s nationally recognized recruiting class, announced in November 2010 … drew All-WCAL honors in all four varsity seasons at Presentation.

PERSONAL:
Full name is Nicolette Rose Gilday … born in San Jose as the daughter of Kevin and Lisa Gilday … has one younger sister, Dani … an excellent student, named Presentation’s ‘Senior Scholar-Athlete’ … graduated from Presentation with a 4.1 cum GPA … studying in Santa Clara’s Leavey School of Business.

CAREER HIGH’S
Points ... 15 ... 2x, at Pepperdine 1/14/12
Mins ... 34 ... vs. Portland 3/1/12
Rebs ... 11 ... at Sac State 12/22/11
Off Rebs ... 5 ... vs. CSUB 11/11/11
Assists ... 3 ... 4x, at LMU 1/21/12
Blocks ... 1 ... vs. UCD 11/28/11
Steals ... 2 ... 8x, at BYU 2/23/12
FG Made ... 6 ... 2x, at Pepperdine 1/14/12
FG Att ... 9 ... vs. CSUB 11/11/11
FG % (5+ att) ... 6-8 ... at Pepperdine 1/14/12
3-PT Made ... 1 ... 3x, vs. Portland 3/1/12
3-PT Att ... 3 ... 2x, vs. Portland 3/1/12
3-PT % (3+ att) ... 1-3 ... 2x, vs. Portland 3/1/12
FT Made ... 3 ... vs. Portland 3/1/12
FT Att ... 5 ... vs. CSUB 11/11/11
FT % (4+ att) ... 3-4 ... vs. Portland 3/1/12