Name: Nichole Millage
Sport: Sitting Volleyball
Discipline(s): Sitting Volleyball
Position: Outside Hitter/Setter
Height: 5-7
Birthplace: Champaign, Ill.
Hometown: Champaign, Ill.
High School: Centennial High School
College: University of Central Oklahoma (Business Administration and MBA)
Paralympic Experience
  • 2016: Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Gold)
  • 2012: Paralympic Games in London (Silver)
  • 2008: Paralympic Games in Beijing (Silver)
World Championship Experience
  • 2014: ParaVolley World Championships (Silver)
  • 2010: WOVD Sitting Volleyball World Championships (Silver)
  • 2006: Sitting Volleyball World Championships
Other Career Highlights
  • 2016: World ParaVolley Intercontinental Cup (Gold); Exhibition tournament vs. Russia; Dutch Tournament (First)
  • 2015: ParanPan American Games (Gold)
  • 2013: ParaVolley Pan American Sitting Volleyball Zonal Championships (Gold); Moscow Open Cup (Gold)
  • 2012: Volleyball Masters (Gold) Shanghai Exhibition Tournament; Netherlands Exhibition Tournament
  • 2011: Parapan American Zonal Championships (Gold); ECVD Continental Cup (Gold)
  • 2010: Parapan American Championship (Gold); World Organization for Volleyball Disabled (WOVD) World Cup (Gold)
  • 2009: Parapan American Zonal Championship (Gold); Eurocup (Gold)
  • 2008: WOVD Intercontinental Cup (Bronze)
  • 2007: Sitting Volleyball Invitational (Silver)
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  • DID YOU KNOW
  • Member of the U.S. Women's Sitting Team named Team USA's 2016 "Best Paralympic Team"
  • 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
Personal: Parents are Philmena Schnepper and Dennis Millage. Step-Father is C. David Schnepper...Has a step-brother named Brett Schnepper (1985) and a half sister named Hanna Millage (2000)...Works as an environmental sustainability specialist for the City of Champaign...Enjoys sushi, seafood and pizza...Favorite team is the Chicago Cups and favorite athlete is Clay Stanley...Hobbies include going to the movies and beach, scrapbooking and bike riding