12 Dorottya Balla
12 Dorottya Balla
Height: 6-0
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Pecs, Hungary
High School: PTE Babits Mihaly
Position: F

JUNIOR (2015-16)

Battled foot injuries most of the season while playing in all 29 games for ORU … Averaged 4.2 points per game and led the team in free throw shooting at 85 percent … Scored in double figures four times including a season-high14 points at Eastern Michigan.

SOPHOMORE (2014-15)

Started in the final 30 games and played in all 34 averaging8.5 points per game, third best for the Golden Eagles … Made a team-high 47  three-pointers and shot .30 percent from behind the arc … Shot 34 percent from the field and led the team in free throw percentage at 82.8 percent on the season … Scored a season-high 19 points in a win over Western Illinois (1/17/15) … Scored in double figures 17 games … Made a season-high four three-pointers in a win over Missouri State (11/24/14) … Had a streak of 19 consecutive free throws finishing the season 53-of-64 and ranking in the top 10 in the Summit League … Set a career-high seven rebounds in a loss vs. North Carolina A&T ... Also spent summer as member of Hungarian Wold University Games Team in South Korea finishing eighth in tournament play.

FRESHMAN (2013-14)

Played in 26 games as a rookie, averaging 7.5 points per game... Made six consecutive starts between 12/18 and 1/16... Scored 19.0 points per 40 minutes, best on the ORU club... Shot 39.9% from the field and 29.6% from three-point range... Played in 15.9 minutes per game... Had ORU's best individual scoring effort of the season with 30 points against Houston Baptist (1/2)... Scored four points in her first collegiate appearance, a win over USAO (11/8)... Missed over two weeks with a minor knee injury, but came back to score eight points in the PSO Mayor's Cup game against Tulsa (11/26)... Followed that performance with a team-high 14 points and five rebounds against UALR (11/30)... Set a career high for the third straight game with a team-high 15 points at Missouri (12/4)... Came up with nine points at Northwestern (12/16)... Recorded yet another career high, her fourth in five games, with 19 points at Marquette (12/18)... Tallied career highs with 30 points and three steals in her Southland Conference debut, a win over Houston Baptist... Became the first ORU freshman since 2010 to score 30 points in a game... Added 11 points against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (1/4)... Named a Southland Conference Player of the Week honorable mention selection for her efforts against HBU and AMCC... Led the team with 13 points in a win over Central Arkansas (1/11)... Scored seven points at Abilene Christian (1/16) and backed it up with nine points at Incarnate Word (1/18)... Scored 10 points in a win over Stephen F. Austin (1/23)... Dished a personal-best five assists in a victory over Northwestern State (1/25)... Scored seven points in only seven minutes in a win over Southeastern Louisiana (2/8)... Snapped a four-game scoreless streak with a team-high 17-point effort in ORU's final home game, against Sam Houston State (3/2)... Went 4-for-5 from three-point range against the Bearkats... Collected five points in ORU's last regular season game, at Northwestern State (3/8)... Poured in seven points in the season finale, against Nicholls State (3/13) in the SLC Tournament.

PRIOR TO ORU

Attended school at PTE Babits Mihaly... Played club basketball for PEAC-Pecs in 2012-13, averaging 1.5 points per game in 18 appearances... Was a regular fixture on Hungary’s youth international teams... Played for Hungary at the 2012 FIBA U18 European Championship, averaging 3.5 points and 1.5 rebounds per game... Also represented her national team at the 2010 FIBA U16 European Championship, averaging 4.2 points and 1.3 rebounds per game... Was a star at the Hungarian Junior Championship in 2012, averaging 17.5 points per game... Coached by Zeljko Djokic and Ajtony Imreh.

 PERSONAL

Goes by “Dorka”... Daughter of Attila and Krisztina Balla... Sister of junior forward Bernadett Balla... Exploratory major at ORU... Wants to play basketball professionally after college... Lists Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant as her favorite professional athlete... Enjoying swimming and cycling in her free time.

CAREER HIGHS
Points: 30 vs. Houston Baptist - Jan. 2, 2014
Field Goals Made: 9 vs. Houston Baptist - Jan. 2, 2014
3-Pointers Made: 5 vs. Houston Baptist - Jan. 2, 2014
Free Throws Made: 8 (2x) last at Denver – Jan. 4, 2015
Rebounds: 7 vs. North Carolina A&T – Nov. 28, 2014
Assists: 5 vs. Northwestern State - Jan. 25, 2014
Blocked Shots: 2 at Missouri State - Dec. 12, 2015
Steals: 4 vs. IUPUI – Jan. 15, 2015
Minutes: 38 at South Dakota State – Jan. 29, 2015