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3 Funda Nakkasoglu
Funda  Nakkasoglu

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Hampton, Victoria, Australia

High School:
St. Leonard's

Height:
5-7

Position:
Guard

Experience:
1L


11/09/2016

Game Notes: USU Women's Basketball Opening Season At Home

Aggies host Westminster Friday and Montana State Monday.

11/04/2016

Game Notes: Utah State Women's Basketball Opening Season in Sunday Exhibition

Aggies set to host Colorado State-Pueblo

04/07/2016

Women's Basketball End of Season Notes

Utah State finished season with 14-17 record.

11/21/2015

USU vs Pacific Women's Basketball 11/21/2015

USU vs Pacific Women's Basketball 11/21/2015

03/03/2015

USU vs WYO Women's Basketball 03/03/2015

USU vs WYO Women's Basketball 03/03/2015

02/28/2015

USU vs AFA Women's Basketball 02/28/2015

USU vs AFA Women's Basketball 02/28/2015

02/18/2015

USU vs SJSU Women's Basketball 02/18/2015

USU vs SJSU Women's Basketball 02/18/2015

02/07/2015

USU vs New Mexico 02/07/2015 Women's Basketball

USU vs New Mexico 02/07/2015 Women's Basketball

HONORS: Mountain West Freshman of the Year (2015); First-Team All-Mountain West (2016); Honorable Mention All-Mountain West (2015); Full Court Mid-Major Freshman All-American (2015); Full Court All-American Freshman Third-Team (2015); Academic All-Mountain West (2015); Mountain West Scholar-Athlete (2015).

RECORDS: Has the best scoring average in program history, averaging 19.2 points per game in her 60 games... Ranks second in free throw percentage (.847), second in free throws made (342) and free throws attempted (404), tied for fourth in 3-pointers made (83), fifth in 3-point percentage (.336), sixth in assists (274) and total points (1,149), and seventh in 3-point field goals attempted (247)... Also holds places on several single-season record lists... Ranks second (645) and fifth (504) in scoring, second (20.8) and eighth (17.4) in scoring average, tied for fifth (138) and seventh (136) in assists, third in field goals made (199), third (471) and sixth in field goals attempted (413), fourth in free throw percentage (87.9), second (197) and fifth (145) in free throws made and tied for second (224) and tied for sixth (180) in free throws attempted... Is tied for second (37), 12th (34) and 18th (32) in single-game scoring with her performance during the 2015-16 year... Set a new USU freshman scoring record in both total points (504) and scoring average (17.4) during the 2014-15 season... Set a Mountain West record for free throws made and free throw percentage in a single game (14-14) against San José State in the 2014-15 Mountain West Tournament.

2015-16 (SO): Earned first-team all-Mountain West honors... Led the team and the Mountain West and ranked 21st nationally in scoring, averaging 20.8 points per game... Led the team and ranked fourth in the Mountain West in assists, averaging 4.5 per game... Became the youngest player in USU history to reach the 1,000-point mark, hitting the milestone at New Mexico (Feb. 10)... Was the only player to play in and start all 31 games... Averaged 35.3 minutes per game... Played the full 40 minutes in five different games... Ranked ninth nationally in free throw percentage, shooting 87.9 percent... Scored in double digits 29 times, including 19 games with 20-plus points and three games with 30-plus points... Scored a career-high 37 points against Pacific (Nov. 21)... Had a career-best nine assists twice, against Haskell (Dec. 4) and at Boise State (Jan. 6)... Averaged 20.8 points, 2.6 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game... Shot 42.3 percent (199-of-471) from the field, 35.5 percent (50-of-141) from the 3-point line and 87.9 percent (197-of-224) from the free throw line... Earned academic all-Mountain West honors and was a Mountain West Scholar-Athlete... Was also a Joe E. and Elma Whitesides Scholar-Athlete Award recipient.

2014-15 (FR): Named the Mountain West Freshman of the Year and earned honorable mention all-Mountain West honors... Named to the Full Court All-American Freshman third-team and was a Full Court Mid-Major Freshman All-American... Led the team, ranked third in the Mountain West and 68th nationally in scoring, averaging 17.4 points per game... Led the team, ranked third in the Mountain West and 56th nationally in assists, averaging 4.7 per game... Led the Mountain West in scoring in conference games with 18.9 points per game... Was second in assists in league games with 5.1 per game... Set a new freshman school record with her scoring average (17.4) and total points (504) and had the second-highest scoring average of all freshmen nationally... Set a Mountain West record for free throws made and free throw percentage in a single game (14-14) against San José State in the MW Tournament... Scored in double-digits 25 times, including 11 games with 20-plus points... Scored a career-best 28 points at New Mexico (Jan. 10)... Had a career-best nine assists against Air Force (Feb. 28)... Had five steals against Utah Valley, leading the team to a season-high 21... Averaged 4.7 assists and 3.1 rebounds while playing an average of 34.3 minutes per game... Shot 39.5 percent (163-of-413) from the field, 31.1 percent (33-of-106) from three and 80.6 percent (145-of-180) from the free throw line... Earned academic all-Mountain West honors and was a Mountain West Scholar-Athlete... Was also a Joe E. and Elma Whitesides Scholar-Athlete Award recipient.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from St. Leonard's in Melbourne, Australia... Played for the Melbourne Boomers of the Women's National Basketball League (WNBL)... Was selected to the Victoria U20 state team, winning the U20 national championships in 2013 and 2014, while her U18 National Championship took third in 2012... Named Grand Final MVP in 2011 as her squad won the U18 McDonald National Junior Classic Championship... Also ran track in high school.

PERSONAL: Name is pronounced Foon-da Knock-a-so-glue... Daughter of Can and Menekse Nakkasoglu... Majoring in business administration.

CAREER STATS

Year G/GS Min. Avg. FG Pct. 3FG Pct. FT Pct. Off. Def. Total Avg. PF DQ A TO Blk. Stl. Pts. Avg.
2014-15 (Fr.) 29-28 996 34.3 163-413 .395 33-106 .311 145-180 .806 13 76 89 3.1 69 1 136 132 3 28 504 17.4
2015-16 (So.) 31-31 1094 35.3 199-471 .423 50-141 .355 197-224 .879 10 72 82 2.6 47 0 138 104 1 42 645 20.8
TOTALS 60-59 2090 34.8 362-884 .410 83-247 .336 342-404 .847 23 148 171 2.9 116 1 274 236 4 70 1149 19.2

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