MSU looks for final strong weekend before Sunday selection show
2005: Played in 30 matches to earn first letter at MSU... Posted double-digit dig totals in all 30 matches, including 14 matches with at least 20 digs... Set single-season records with 628 digs and a 5.41 digs per game average... Ranked 23rd in the final NCAA statistics in digs per game... Averaged 0.15 aces per game and 5.40 digs per game against Big Ten opponents... One of five Spartans to play in all 116 games... Ranked third in the final Big Ten rankings in digs per game... Set new Spartan five-game match record with 45 digs against Sacramento State (9/17)... Tallied the highest single-game dig total (45 vs. Sacramento State) among Big Ten competitors... Also set new Spartan three-game match record with 28 digs against Purdue (10/7)... Posted 21 digs against Ball State (9/3) en route to her first all-tournament team honor of the season at the MSU Invitational... Posted season-high five aces, adding 26 digs against Virginia Commonwealth competing at the Pizza Hut Jayhawk Invitational (9/9-10) and earned her second all-tournament team award of the year... Anchored the Spartan defense at the Orange and Green Challenge (9/17-18), posted 92 digs and three aces to earn third all-tournament team honor of the season... Posted 28 digs in Big Ten opener against Michigan (9/21)... In five-game victory vs. Iowa (10/1), posted 31 digs and one ace... Tallied two assists, three aces and 28 digs against Illinois (10/8)... Posted back-to-back 13-dig performances vs. Ohio State (10/14) and Penn State (10/15)... In five-game victory over Northwestern (10/22), tallied three assists and 33 digs... Helped earn a season sweep vs. Iowa with 28 digs and one ace in five-game home court victory (11/4)... In three-game sweep against Indiana (11/12), tallied one assist and 17 digs... Closed the season with two aces and 25 digs against Ohio State (11/26).
AT ST. JOHN'S: Tallied 592 digs (4.81 per game), a team record, in 123 games played in 2004... Led team with 32 aces (0.26 per game) during sophomore campaign... Ranked third in the Big East during freshman season with 474 digs (3.98 per game).
HIGH SCHOOL: Earned conference Most Valuable Player honors as a senior at Naperville Central High School... As a junior and senior, received all-conference academic honors... Was one of nine girls selected to play for the 2002 All-City Girls Volleyball team in Naperville... In 2003, led her club team to a national championship at the Junior Olympics.
PERSONAL: Full name is Nicole Diane Colaluca... Daughter of Joe and Lynn Colaluca.