Nichole Millage


Position: Setter
Height: 5-7
Hometown/ Current residence:: Champaign, Ill./ Champaign, Ill.
Birth year: 1977
College/Major/Grad Year: University of Central Oklahoma, Business administration, 2009; UCO, MBA, 2012
Nature of disability: Below the knee amputee, left leg
Joined the team: 2005



  • Two-time Paralympic silver medalist (2012 and 2008)
  • Gold medal at the 2012 Volleyball Masters in The Netherlands

2016 – World ParaVolley Intercontinental Cup (Gold)
2015 - Parapan American American Games (Gold)
2014 - ParaVolley World Championships (Silver)
2013 - ParaVolley Pan American Sitting Volleyball Zonal Championships (Gold); Moscow Open Cup (Gold)
2012 - Paralympic Games (Silver); Volleyball Masters (Gold); Shanghai Exhibition Tournament; Netherlands Exhibition Tournament
2011 - Parapan American Zonal Championships (Gold), ECVD Continental Cup (Gold)
2010 - WOVD Sitting Volleyball World Championships (Silver); Parapan American Championship (Gold);  (WOVD) World Cup (Gold)
2009 - Parapan American Zonal Championship (Gold); Eurocup (Gold)
2008 - Paralympic Games in Beijing (Silver); WOVD Intercontinental Cup (Bronze)
2007 - Sitting Volleyball Invitational (Silver)
2006 - Sitting Volleyball World Championship 

Did You Know

  • Helped the U.S. team in the 2012 the London Paralympics, and scored 28 points on 18 kills, eight blocks and two aces. 
  • Best match was opening pool play loss to China where she scored 11 points on eight attacks and three blocks
  • At age 21, Nichole was involved in a boating accident; as a result, her left leg below the knee was amputated and she also sustained serious damage to her left hand
  • Nichole first learned about sitting volleyball in 2004, during an Amputee Coalition of American camp for disabled children
  • Her happiest moment in life was medaling at the 2012 and 2008 Paralympic games
  • Her hobbies include going to the movies and beach, scrapbooking and bike riding

Fast Five with Sitting's Nichole Millage and John Kremer
Photos: Zimbio
Nichole Millage's Advice on Moving on From Setback

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