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Woolfolk to play basketball in Portugal

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Florida State star Nausia Woolfolk will begin her professional career playing for Sportiva Ponta Delgada in the Portugal Women’s League. The season is slated to begin in the fall 2020.

The native of Fort Valley, Ga., finished her FSU career in the pandemic-shortened 2019-20 season. Woolfolk became the third Seminole with 1,000+ points, 150+ steals and 100+ made 3s, joining Courtney Ward and April Traylor.

Sportiva’s current roster features another ACC player in Clemson’s Aliyah Collier. The head coach is Ricardo Botelho, who has been with the club since 2014.

As a senior at FSU, Woolfolk 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).

Woolfolk also joins fellow senior Nicki Ekhomu as being the only Seminoles to finish their four-year careers undefeated against Florida (4-0) and North Carolina (4-0). No other Seminole has gone 4-0 against either school, let alone both combined.

The 2020 ACC All-Tournament First Team member progressed each year she played with the Seminoles. In her senior season in 2019-20, she 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.

Woolfolk finished her FSU career 13th all-time with 111 3-point field goals made. She also surpassed the 1,000-point mark as a senior, ending up with 1,202.

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