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NAUSIA WOOLFOLK - Women's Basketball - Florida State Seminoles

Nausia's Profile

(Updated March 2020)
Fort Valley, Ga.
high school
Peach County High School

Career Honors:

  • 2019-20 ACC Academic Honor Roll.
  • 2020 ACC All-Tournament First Team.
  • ACC Player of the Week (Nov. 18, 2019).
  • Alicia Gladden Defensive Award.
  • 2018 Junkanoo Jam MVP.
  • 2017-18 Femina Perfecta winner for women’s basketball.
  • 13th all-time at FSU with 111 3-point field goals.
  • Broke the 1,000-point mark (1,202 career points).
  • The third Seminole with 1,000+ points, 150+ steals and 100+ made 3s (Joins Courtney Ward and April Traylor).

Senior Season (2019-20):*

  • Led FSU with 16.9 points while adding 48 rebounds, 46.7 percent shooting (57-122) and 35.4 percent shooting (17-48) from beyond the arc vs. Top 50 RPI teams (9 games).
  • Generated eight 20-point games in 2019-20.
  • FSU’s team leader with 47 steals and 1.5 steals per game.
  • Averaged 14.2 points, 5.2 rebounds, 2.7 assists, shot 42.3 percent (167-of-195) and drained 31.6 percent (42-of-133) from long distance.
  • Enjoyed a career year for the Seminoles, noticeably showing improvement in each of her four seasons.
  • Recorded a career-high three blocks in opener at Charleston Southern.
  • Generated 16 points (7-of-15) and six rebounds in win at LSU.
  • Game-high 22 points and five steals vs. Jacksonville.
  • Collected second career double-double with 23 points and 12 boards vs. Samford.
  • Had 13 points, seven boards and three assists at UIC.
  • Totaled nine points and six boards in rivalry win at Florida.
  • Dropped 24 points in 80-58 win vs. No. 6 Texas A&M.
  • Had 11 points and 11 rebounds in 78-68 win vs. No. 19 Michigan State.
  • Totaled 10 points, five rebounds and five assists in ACC opener at Clemson.
  • Dropped 25 points with four steals and four boards vs. St. John’s.
  • Had 21 points (8-of-13) and two steals in win over No. 24 Michigan.
  • Game-high 21 points (8-of-12) vs. Virginia Tech.
  • Delivered 19 points (8-of-16) and six boards at Syracuse.
  • Had 11 points, eight rebounds and five assists at No. 23 Miami.
  • Team-high 21 points (7-of-13) against North Carolina.
  • Had 15 points, five assists and five rebounds in win vs. Miami.
  • Missed the game vs. Boston College with an ankle injury.
  • Totaled 14 points and 11 rebounds at Duke.
  • Scored 13 points with three assists vs. Wake Forest.
  • Game-high 17 points with seven assists vs. Clemson at home.
  • Delivered 20 points, six boards and three assists vs. Notre Dame.
  • Tied for team high with 15 points in ACC Quarterfinal win over Wake Forest.
  • Team-high 16 points along with clutch free throws in 62-60 ACC semifinal win vs. Louisville.
  • Totaled 17 points in ACC Championship Game vs. NC State.


Junior Season (2018-19):

  • Raised her game offensively and defensively, becoming one of the ACC’s premier defending guards.
  • Established new career highs in points (13.7), field goals made (171), 3-pointers made (43) and steals (55).
  • Led the Seminoles in scoring against ranked opponents, averaging 16.1 points per game.
  • Tied for sixth in the ACC with 2.1 steals per game vs. conference opponents.
  • Raised her averages in ACC play with 15.1 points per game, tied for 14th in the conference.
  • Led the Seminoles in usage percentage at 26.4 percent, being involved in a heavy amount of plays as a junior.
  • Totaled six 20-point games.
  • Shot 70.8 percent (34-of-48) from the charity stripe.
  • Had 15 points and eight rebounds vs. Bucknell in NCAA First Round.
  • Tied career high with nine rebounds vs. Duke.
  • Led FSU once again with 16 points at Georgia Tech.
  • Totaled career-high 29 points (11-of-18) vs. Syracuse.
  • Led all players with 20 points at Miami.
  • Added 11 points and eight rebounds at Pittsburgh.
  • Recorded 18 points and seven rebounds at Clemson.
  • Had 15 points, including three 3-pointers, at No. 4 Notre Dame.
  • Totaled 22 points and 5 3-point field goals in win over No. 9 NC State.
  • Added 14 points and five rebounds in a win over Wake Forest.
  • Huge performance at Virginia Tech: 27 points (23 in the second half), 10 made field goals and six steals (tied for the second-most steals in any ACC game).
  • Complete game at B.C. with 12 points, five rebounds and four assists.
  • Big game at North Carolina with 20 points and six rebounds.
  • Contributed with 13 points, including nine in the second half, and added five boards and five assists at Virginia in ACC opener.
  • Had 14 points and four steals vs. Georgia State.
  • Added 12 points, including 5-of-6 from the line, vs. Creighton.
  • Totaled 12 points, 4 assists and 4 steals in win at Mercer.
  • Delivered 16 points, 6 assists and 5 boards vs. Penn State.
  • Had a career performance in big win over No. 12/14 Iowa: 25 points, including 15 in the second half, along with five rebounds.
  • Recorded eight rebounds and three steals vs. Eastern Kentucky.
  • Led all scorers with 14 points vs. LSU.
  • Drilled a career-best five 3-point field goals vs. Jacksonville.
  • Had 10 points, 2 steals and 2 assists vs. Florida

Sophomore Season (2017-18):

• Took a big step forward as a sophomore, raising her averages in points (8.6), rebounds (4.8), shooting (40.2 percent) and steals (1.5).
• Led Florida State with 48 steals.
• Finished the year with an impressive 70.1 (47-of-67) free throw shooting percentage.
• Totaled 13 double-figure scoring games, none better than her career-best 23-point outing against Miami at home on Jan. 11, 2018.
• Had three games with four or more steals, including five in a key win at Iowa on Nov. 29, 2017.
• Assumed back-up point guard duties behind AJ Alix, recording nine games with more assists than turnovers.
• In three meetings with rival Miami, she averaged 16.3 points, 5.7 rebounds and 5.3 assists.
• Averaged the sixth-most minutes on the team with 24.8 minutes per game.
• Posted eight points and eight rebounds vs. Little Rock (3/17/18).
• 10 points, five rebounds and four assists at Duke (2/19/18).
• Near triple-double (18 points, 10 assists, 9 boards) at Miami (2/11/18), which would have made her the third Seminole to record a triple-double in a game.
• Scored 10 points at NC State (2/1/18).
• Career-high six assists at Wake Forest (1/18/18).
• Recorded 14 points (6-of-9) against Virginia Tech in 24 minutes (1/14/18).
• Led FSU with 23 points (9-of-13) with five rebounds vs. Miami (1/11/18).
• Then-career high of 18 points (6-of-14) in win at Clemson (1/4/18).
• Posted 13 points (5-of-9) in 23 minutes vs. UNC (12/31/17).
• Had 10 points on 4-of-8 shooting at No. 8 Texas (12/17/17).
• Totaled 12 points (5-of-12), seven boards and three assists at JMU (12/3/17).
• Then-career-high 14 points along with five boards vs. Samford (11/26/17).
• Had eight points, seven boards and four assists vs. SHU (11/24/17).
• Had first double-figure points game with 10 at Grambling State (11/19/17), adding eight rebounds.
• Recorded seven points with five boards at Florida (11/17/17).

Freshman Season (2016-17):

  • Appeared in 17 games as a freshman, averaging 2.5 points and 1.6 rebounds in 8.9 minutes per game.
  • Missed nine games due to a foot injury.
  • Totaled seven points (3-of-5), five boards and three steals at Clemson (1/15/17).
  • Eight points and three assists in 93-47 win at UAB (12/10/16).
  • Totaled seven points, two rebounds and one steal in win over Western Carolina
  • In win over Winthrop, had five points, one rebound, two assists and one steal (11/24/16).
  • Had four points and four rebounds in 13 minutes off the bench vs. Jacksonville (11/17/16).

At Peach County High School:

• Highly-ranked guard who rates 57th overall in the class of 2016.
• Two-sport star at Peach County High School who put up huge numbers in basketball while excelling at several events in track & field.
Atlanta Journal Constitution 3A Player of the Year as a senior and a two-time Telegraph All-Middle Georgia Girls Basketball Player of the Year in 2015 and 2016.
• Effective scorer in high school with a career average of 23.9 points per game. She recorded scoring averages of 25.0 points (freshman), 26.6 points (sophomore), 25.3 points (junior) and 19.3 points (senior).
• Enjoyed a memorable senior year where she recorded 19.3 points, 7.6 rebounds, 5.3 assists and 6.4 steals per game.
• Helped Peach County get over its “second round hump” with a classic 44-point performance in a 61-48 win over Ringgold in the second round of the GHSA Tournament in 2016.
• Three-time Georgia 3A First Team All-State performer from 2014-16, and a second-team player in 2013.
• Averaged seven steals per game as a junior in 2014-15, and shot 59 percent from the field as a sophomore in 2013-14.
• Joined former teammate A’Tyanna Gaulden as members of the 2015-16 American Family Insurance ALL-USA Georgia Girls Basketball Team.

All About Me:

  • Born: February 22, 1998.
  • Parents: Charlotte and Leonard Woolfolk.
  • Major: Interdisciplinary Social Sciences.
  • Nickname: Naj
  • How did you first get into playing basketball? My parents played basketball at the park all the time and one day when they were playing I walked in the middle of the game and cried until I got the ball and that was it. At the age of 3, I chose my future.
  • Favorite Movie: Step Up 2
  • Favorite Song: Dangerous – Meek Mill
  • Explain a hardship you have overcome: My freshman year of college when I broke my foot. I went through depression and was giving up on myself. My family lifted me up and I overcame it.
  • What shows are you watching these days? The Following, The 100, and Law & Order SVU.
  • What is something many people don’t know about you? I played football and softball was my second favorite sport.
  • What would  be the name of your autobiography? A Defeated Underdog Comes Out on Top.
  • What is your favorite home-cooked meal? soul food.
  • Number of brothers and sisters: 4 brothers and 2 sisters.
  • Outside of hoops, what are some of your passions in life? Helping others and giving back
  • If I was a genie and granted you three wishes, what would they be?
    1. 100 million dollars.
    2. To travel the world for free.
    3. I’d wish that my family could live forever.
  • What are the top things on your bucket list?
    1. Snowboarding.
    2. zip lining across a forest.
  • If you were to win the $500 million lottery, what are some things you would do? I would buy my parents a new house, buy all of my siblings’ cars, and invest in something/start my own business.
  • If you could choose to give back to any cause, what would it be and why? Anything dealing with cancer because my grandmother had it.
  • What’s the most inspirational story you’ve heard about? People overcoming the struggle and being successful business owners or athletes coming from nothing and becoming great pro athletes.
  • What’s the best piece of advice you’ve received? Struggles are hard, but if you let them defeat you then where do you end up?