SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Santa Clara women's basketball First Team All-WCC senior guard Nici Gilday has been named one of the top-10 most efficient shooters in DI women's basketball by Bennett Rank. Gilday ranks No. 6on the list with a 36.1% mark from downtown and a 94.5% mark from the charity stripe that leads the country by two percentage points.
"We were looking at Nici's stats this morning saying how efficient she was considering she was far and away our best scorer," said Santa Clara head coach JR Payne. "She drew double teams, triple teams, and the best athlete that was two or three inches taller than her. The fact that she was able to shoot at such a high percentage with so much adversity makes something like this even more remarkable. We're extremely proud of her and it was a testament to the amount of work she put in to be a great player."
Gilday led the Broncos in scoring (19.1), minutes (1,024), field goals (189), field goals attempted (481), threes (72), threes attempted (200), three-point percentage (.360), and free throws (104). She also led the country in free throw percentage at 94.5% (104-110). Gilday finished her career No. 4 in scoring (1,417), No. 8 in scoring average (11.9), No. 4 in field goals (517), No. 4 in field goal attempts (1,245), No. 10 in threes attempted (367), No. 1 in free throw percentage, Ni. 8 in steals (151), T-No. 2 in games played (119), and No. 4 in minutes played (3,410).
On the single season list, Gilday's 2014-15 ranked No. 5 in points (554), No. 6 in scoring average (19.1), T-No. 6 in field goals (189), No. 2 in field goal attempts (481), T-No. 7 in threes (72), No. 8 in threes attempted (200), and No. 1 in free throw percentage (94.5%).