Born Nneka Nkemjika Enemkpali on Oct. 8, 1992 in Austin, Texas … name translates to "mother is greater" in her ancestral native language of Igbo.
Daughter of Chinedu and Justina Enemkpali … has three siblings - Chinelo, Ikemefuna and Osi …
Fun Fact: brother Ikemefuna, or IK, was selected by the New York Jets in the sixth round of the 2014 NFL Draft out of Louisiana Tech.
Played for former Longhorn Nancy Walling at Pflugerville High School.
2008 Led Pflugerville to 2008 Regional Tournament.
2008 CenTex Newcomer of the Year.
2009 Led Pflugerville to the 2009 UIL State Tournament Final Four
Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Honorable Mention All-American
2011 McDonald's All-American Team nominee
No. 32 ranked prospect and 12th-ranked positional player by ESPN.com in the class of 2011.
Multi- Sport Athlete
Played volleyball at Pflugerville … named to the TABC and TGCA All-State First Team … TABC All-Region … District 25-5A First Team ... earned District 25-5A and Hays Rebel Classic MVP honors.
Ran track as a freshman at Pflugerville, coached by former Texas Track & Field standout Tamika Fagan
District winner in the 100m dash and 400x1 and 400x2 relay, and finished second at Texas Relays and third at 5A UIL State Track Championship.
Played club basketball for TeamXpress Black, coached by former Longhorn Clarissa Davis-Wrightsil.
University of Texas (2011-2015)
Senior Season - Nneka suffered a season-ending injury (left knee) on Jan. 19 at Baylor.
At the time of her injury, led the Big 12 in rebounds (10.6 rpg), double-doubles (9), and rebounds during Big 12-only games (66).
In the Texas record books, finishes her career ranked 9th in total rebounds (899) and 30th in total points (1,116). Was on pace to become the fifth Longhorn to record 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds.
Awards and Recognition
Senior CLASS Award finalist / Second Team All-America - 2014-15
Wooden Award Preseason Top 30 / Midseason Top 20 - 2014-15
Wade Watch - 2014-15
Sporting News Preseason All-American, Third Team - 2014-15
All-Big 12 - 2012-13 Honorable Mention, 2013-14 First Team, 2014-15 Honorable Mention
Big 12 Player of the Week - 11/12/12, 11/26/12, 1/27/14, 11/24/14
Big 12 Freshman of the Week - 1/23/12
Preseason All-Big 12 - 2013-14 Honorable Mention, 2014-15
WBI Tip Off Classic MVP - 2012
Academic All-Big 12 Second Team - 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15
Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll - Fall 2011, Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Fall 2014
African and African Diaspora Studies in the College of Liberal Arts.
After University of Texas
Selected by the Seattle Storm in the 2015 WNBA Draft (3rd round, 26th overall pick).