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Position: Opposite
Height: 6-4
Weight: 180
Hometown/Residence: Zanesfield, Ohio/Zanesfield, Ohio
Birth Date: 1986
College/Major/Grad Year: Penn State/Human Development and Family Studies/NA
Joined Team: June 2009

Most Notable

  • Selected Best Opposite in the 2015 Pan American Games after averaging 4.45 points and 1.59 digs per set as Team USA won its first Pan Am Games title since 1967
  • Named most valuable player and best server at 2013 Pan American Cup, leading the U.S. to its second consecutive event title
  • Helped U.S. win its first-ever FIVB World Championship in 2014, with two starts while primarily serving as the opposite in the double-switch in other matches
  • Selected as Honda Award winner for overall best NCAA Division I volleyball player

MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION:
2015 - USA Volleyball Cup vs. China ... FIVB World Grand Prix preliminary rounds ... Pan American Games (Gold)
2014 - USA Volleyball Cup vs. Brazil...FIVB World Championship (Gold)
2013 - Pan American Cup (Gold-MVP)...USA Volleyball Cup...FIVB World Grand Prix (6th)...NORCECA Championship (Gold)...FIVB Grand Champions Cup (Silver)
2012 - Pan American Cup (Gold)
2011 – Montreux Volley Masters (Fourth)
2010 – Montreux Volley Masters (Silver)...FIVB World Grand Prix (Gold)
2009 – FIVB World Grand Prix (9th)...Final Four Intercontinental Cup (Silver)...NORCECA Continental Championship (4th)

Did You Know

  • While playing international club volleyball, set the world record for highest individual points scored in a single match with 55 points while playing for Korea Expressway in the Korea V-League on Feb. 14, 2013. The record has since been eclipsed.
  • Named MVP of the Korea V-League twice (2012-13, 2014-15). She helped Korea Expressway win the 2014-15 regular season, but came up short in the playoff final round
  • In 2008 was named AVCA Division I National Player of the Year and AVCA All-America First-Team for the third straight year and fourth overall AVCA All-American award
  • Led Penn State to an undefeated record (38-0) in 2008 and its second straight NCAA title and sixth consecutive Big Ten crown
  • Selected as AVCA NCAA Division I National Freshman of the Year in 2005 and AVCA All-America Second-Team All-America
  • Member of U.S. Women’s Junior National Team in 2004 (gold at NORCECA Women's Junior Continental Championship) and 2005 (participated in FIVB Women's Junior World Championship) - that competed at the 2005
  • Member of U.S. Girls’ Youth Team which participated in the FIVB Girls’ Youth World Championship in Poland
  • Selected 2004 Ohio State High School Gatorade Player of the Year
  • In high school was a Regional track high jump finalist in 2004 and 2005
  • Mother Kim played volleyball at Wright State University
  • Maternal grandfather was a pitcher for the Baltimore Orioles in 1945
  • Nicknames are Nic, Nicholas, Nix, White Lightening, Puppy, Dairy Queen, Babe, Niccy, Little Niccy, Nicole F, Nasty Nickle
  • Owns a 1968 red convertible GTO.

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Last Updated: Aug. 11, 2015

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