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Player profile

(Updated April 2016)
Edmonton, Canada
high school
Archbishop O'Leary High School
other college
Trinity Valley College


•    In just two seasons at FSU, Adut Bulgak left an enormous imprint on the program by being one of just three players to earn All-America status multiple times.
•    Ranks in the Top 20 in program history in career rebounding average (fourth – 8.7), blocked shots (ninth – 88), 3-point field goal percentage (T-10th – 34.4 percent), scoring average (17th – 12.5) and total rebounds (18th – 591).
•    Registered 19 double-doubles in her 68 games played, the eighth-most in school history.
•    Produced 43 double-figure scoring games, including eight 20-point performances.


Senior Season: 2016 WBCA Honorable Mention All-American…Team MVP…WBCA All-Region honoree…Senior CLASS Second Team All-American…All-ACC Second Team (Blue Ribbon Panel)…2016 All-ACC Second Team (Coaches)…2016 Senior CLASS Award finalist…2016 Naismith Trophy Watch List…Wade Watch List…John R. Wooden Preseason Top 30…ACC Player of the Week (Nov. 23, 2015)…2015-16 AP Preseason All-American…2015-16 Preseason All-ACC Team.

Junior Season: Team MVP…WBCA Honorable Mention All-American…Associated Press Honorable Mention All-American…WBCA All-Region…All-ACC First Team (Blue Ribbon Panel and ACC Coaches)…NCAA Greensboro Regional All-Tournament Team…Naismith Trophy Midseason 30…Co-ACC Player of the Week (Feb. 9, 2015)…ESPNW National Player of the Week (Feb. 9, 2015)…NCAA Starting Five Honoree…Cancun Challenge All-Tournament Team.

Senior Season at Florida State (2015-16):

Became the 10th Seminole to make the All-ACC Team multiple times…Florida State’s leader in rebounds per game (7.8), offensive rebounds per game (3.0), defensive rebounds per game (4.9), blocked shots (34), free throws made (78) and free throws attempted (111)…Fifth in the ACC in rebounding…Tacked on seven more double-doubles in her senior campaign…Elevated her 3-point field goal percentage to 35.4 percent, draining 29-of-82 triple attempts…Her 29 3-point field goals were a career high…More than doubled her assists output from a year ago, recording 39 assists compared to her 15 dimes as a junior…Second on the Seminoles averaging 12.7 points, which includes 20 double-figure games (second on the team)…Established career highs in points (26), field goals made (10) and 3-pointers (4) in a win over UAB (11/22/15)…Notched her 13th career double-double with 20 points and 14 rebounds at Florida (11/16/15)…Added another double-double vs. Tulane with 18 points and 10 rebounds (11/19/15)…Named ACC Player of the Week on Nov. 16, her second career honor…Broke three-game double-double streak with 19 points and seven boards against UNF (11/24)…Posted fifth career 20-point game against LIU-Brooklyn, finishing with 20 points (10-of-13), nine rebounds and three steals (11/27/15)…Added 19 points (9-of-13) with seven rebounds and four blocks vs. Sam Houston State (11/28/15)…Had a career-best four assists in a 65-43 win over Rutgers (12/3/15)…Grabbed 11 rebounds at No. 1 UConn (12/11/15)…Had a strong start vs. Mercer and finished with 10 points and six boards (12/15/15)…Recorded 21 points (9-of-16) and eight rebounds vs. Murray State (12/19/15)…13 points, five boards and two blocks vs. Jacksonville (12/28/15)…Recorded a then-ACC career-best 22 points in the conference opener at Louisville (1/1/16)…Contributed 12 points and nine boards vs. Boston College (1/7/16)… Recorded a double-double vs. Georgia Tech with 14 points and 11 rebounds (1/10/16)…Had 18 points (5-of-7) with nine rebounds at Clemson (1/14/16)…Recorded 17th career double-double with 11 points and 12 rebounds at Pitt (1/17/16)…Tied career high with four assists vs. Virginia (1/21/16)…Gave FSU a big spark in the second half in a 69-58 win at No. 16 Miami, totaling 10 points and five rebounds (1/24/16)…Had nine points and seven rebounds in a win over Virginia Tech (1/31/16)…Had her 18th career double-double with 19 points and 14 rebounds vs. UNC (2/14/16)…Recorded 23 points (9-of-13) along with nine rebounds at No. 23 Syracuse, her most points in a conference game (2/18/16)…Contributed with 15 points and eight rebounds at NC State (2/25/16)…Recorded 15 points and nine boards in NCAA Tournament first-round win vs. Middle Tennessee (3/19/16)…Had a huge 18-point, 13-rebound performance in a second-round win at No. 4 seed Texas A&M (3/21/16).

Junior Season at Florida State (2014-15):

Led FSU in points per game (12.3), rebounds per game (9.5), offensive rebounds (113), defensive rebounds (219), total rebounds (332), field goals made (162), blocked shots (54) and double-doubles (12)…Ranked in the Top 10 in the ACC in rebounding (9.5), blocked shots per game (1.5), offensive rebounds per game (3.2) and defensive rebounds per game (6.3)…Had 15 games with 10+ rebounds and her 332 rebounds is second on the FSU single-season list (the school record is 336)…Bulgak’s 9.5 rebounds per game is the best rebounds-per-game average at FSU since former player Levys Torres averaged 10 boards in 2000-01…Nearly became the fifth Seminole ever to average a double-double in a season…Against FSU’s Top 25 opponents (Notre Dame (2), Duke, Louisville (2), Syracuse, UNC, FGCU, ASU, South Carolina), Bulgak averaged 10.1 rebounds per game…In FSU’s two games without Bulgak due to a concussion (vs. Pitt and Virginia Tech), the Noles shot just 39 percent, averaged 58.5 points and totaled just 20 second-chance points…Was three double-doubles away from tying the single-season school record of 15 held by Natasha Howard…Her 12 double-doubles tied for the second most in a season at FSU…Finished the year ranked 50th nationally in rebounds per game…Made 25 3-point field goals (25-of-75) on the season…Recorded 23 double-figure scoring games in 35 games played…Recorded 16 points and nine rebounds on 7-of-10 from the floor against UAB (11/14/14)…Scored 18 points (8-of-10) with 13 rebounds against BCU, all in the second half (11/18/14)…Scored 21 points on an 8-of-10 shooting night against Eastern Illinois (11/21/14), the first 20-point scorer for FSU in the season…Recorded a double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds against Furman in Mexico (11/28/14)…Joined teammate Maegan Conwright on the Cancun Challenge All-Tournament Team…Career-best five blocks to go along with 10 points and 12 boards at Purdue (12/3/14)…Scored 17 points and went 3-of-3 from long range while pulling down 12 rebounds in only 23 minutes in a win over Florida (12/7/14)…Tied career-high with five blocks while adding 11 points and six rebounds at Temple (12/14/14)…Had season-best 26 points (11-of-18) and added 11 rebounds against North Florida (12/16/14)…Recorded 15 points and 14 rebounds against Savannah State; recorded a double-double in the first half…Had eight points and 10 rebounds against Jacksonville (12/29/14)…Brought down a game-high eight rebounds at No. 4/4 Notre Dame (1/2/15)…Had 14 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks at Clemson (1/8/15)…Became the eighth Seminole to post 18 points and 18 rebounds in a single game, helping defeat No. 13/12 Duke (1/11/15)…Posted 15 points and 10 rebounds along with two blocks against Wake Forest (1/25/15)…Had 12 points and nine rebounds against Georgia Tech (1/30/15)…Recorded her 11th double-double of the season, scoring 10 points to go with 16 rebounds vs. Syracuse (2/2/15)…Produced 19 points and 17 rebounds against Miami (2/8/15), leading to an co-ACC Player of the Week honor…Recorded nine points and 13 boards at North Carolina (2/12/15)…Had 14 points (6-of-9) and nine rebounds at Virginia (2/15/15)…Produced 19 points and six rebounds at Boston College (2/22/15)…Snatched 13 rebounds against FGCU in the NCAA Second Round (3/23/15)…Recorded 15 points (5-of-7) and seven boards in the NCAA Sweet 16 vs. Arizona State (3/27/15)…Added 11 points and six boards in NCAA Elite Eight matchup vs. South Carolina (3/29/15).

International Playing Experience:

Guided the Canadian National Development Team to a silver medal at the World University Games in Gwangju, South Korea, in 2015…Averaged 15.5 points and was second among all players pulling down 10.7 boards…Contributed in several other ways, finishing third in the World University Games in fouls drawn per game (5.2) and tied for first with 28 free throws made…In the gold-medal game loss to the United States, Bulgak had 15 points and 16 rebounds…Helped the Canada Senior Women’s National B Team earn a championship in the William Jones Cup in Taiwan in the summer 2014…Averaged nine points and 8.6 rebounds in the tournament…Posted three games with double-digit rebound totals, highlighted by a 19-point, 15-rebound double-double against Taipei-A.

At Trinity Valley Community College (2012-14)

Women’s Basketball Coaches Association NJCAA Division I Player of the Year in 2014…Two-time NJCAA All-American…Tabbed as the No. 1 JUCO prospect by All-Star Girls Report in 2014…Spent two tremendous seasons at Trinity Valley Community College in Athens, Texas…As a sophomore in the 2013-14 season, Bulgak led the Lady Cardinals to a 36-1 season and an NJCAA championship…Averaged 15.8 points, 11.6 rebounds and 2.5 blocks as a sophomore…received NJCAA Tournament MVP honors after raising her level of play to the tune of 16.5 points and 11 rebounds in her four games played in the 2013-14 NJCAA Tournament…Finished in the Top 10 nationally as a sophomore in offensive rebounds (170 – 2nd), total rebounds (415 – 3rd), blocks (86 – 5th), defensive rebounds (245 – 6th) and rebounds per game (11.6 – 10th)…Earned WBCA/JUCO Freshman of the Year honors in her 2012-13 campaign…Averaged 13.5 points, 9.5 rebounds and shot 52.7 percent as a freshman…Finished third nationally with 103 blocks as a freshman…Grew up in Sudan before spending most of her life in Canada where she honed her basketball skills.


Born Dec. 20, 1992…Daughter of Ayen Alith…Majoring in sociology…Favorite movie is Love and Basketball…Favorite recording artist is The Weeknd…Loves pecan praline ice cream…Can speak three languages – English, Arabic and Dinka…Career ambition is to be a lawyer…Also played volleyball and track in high school…Listens to Boyz II Men and The Weeknd on her iPod…TV channel she watches the most is VH1…Loves her national championship rings from her JUCO title in 2013-14 at Trinity Valley Community College…Needs to chew gum before a game and cannot warm up in her jersey before a game…Has two sisters and four brothers.


Points: 26, 2x
Rebounds: 18, Duke — 01/11/15
Assists: 4, 3x
Steals: 3, 3x
Blocks: 5, 2x
FG made: 11, North Florida — 12/16/14
FG attempts: 19, at Florida — 11/16/15
3FG made: 4, 2x
3FG attempts: 6, 3x
FT made: 8, Tulane – 11/19/15
FT attempts: 13, Tulane – 11/19/15