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Nikki Colson
Nikki Colson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lincoln, Neb.

High School:
Pius X

Height:
5-10

Position:
S

Birthdate:
04/02/1982

Experience:
3 VL


09/09/2014

Volleyball Heads West for B1G/Pac-12 Challenge

Spartans take on Oregon, Oregon State

09/04/2014

Spartans Host B1G-ACC Volleyball Challenge

MSU welcomes North Carolina, Duke to East Lansing

08/27/2014

Spartans Open Season at UAB/Samford Challenge

No. 16 MSU plays four matches this weekend

08/23/2014

Spartans Hold Media Day

Media, Student-Athletes

10/03/2013

Spartans Welcome Illinois, Northwestern for B1G Weekend

MSU gets first home Big Ten Conference games

2002: Racked up her 15th and 16th double-doubles of the season in wins over George Mason (41 A, 10 D) and Notre Dame (42 A, 12 D) in the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament ... Preseason All-Big Ten ... named to the MSU Volleyball Classic and WMU Invitational All-Tournament teams ... No. 4 on the all-time MSU assist chart with 2,978 ... fourth in the Big Ten and 19th in NCAA in assists (13.03 per game) ... her 1,577 assists are the best in an MSU season ... career-high 68 assists vs. Penn State (11/1) ... 65 assists and career-best 18 digs at Illinois (11/22) ... 65 assists and 10 digs vs. Northwestern (11/29) ... 60 assists vs. South Florida (9/14) ... 14 digs at Iowa (9/28) ... had four-straight double-double matches (9/7-9/14)...team-high 16 double-doubles ... matched career-high in blocks at Northwestern (10/19) with five (no solo, five assists) ... collected 48 assists and 12 digs vs. Minnesota (11/16) ... served as team captain for the second consecutive year.

2001: Honorable Mention All-Big Ten after taking over as team's starting setter ... voted team captain by her teammates prior to the season ... ranked third in the Big Ten and 12th nationally averaging 12.99 assists per game ... her 1,364 assists and her assists per game ratio were fifth best in a single-season in school history ... largely responsible for MSU's .269 hitting percentage, which ranked 23rd nationally ... third on the team with 225 digs ... had six double-doubles, including each of the last two Big Ten matches ... named to the All-Tournament teams at both of the tournaments in which MSU participated ... had a career-best 64 assists in the Spartans' regular season finale vs. Indiana ... averaged 13.84 assists per game over MSU's last 11 matches ... dished out 63 assists Nov. 17 at Penn State and Sept. 7 vs. Winthrop ... had career-best 13 digs vs. Dayton Aug. 31 and vs. Winthrop Sept. 7 ... played in all 105 games.

2000: Earned her first varsity letter, playing in 18 matches ... used mainly as a serving substitute ... tallied 18 assists against Northeastern and 11 assists at Penn State ... fired three service aces in an upset bid at Minnesota ... tallied season-high six digs v. Northeastern ... hit .714 for the season (5-0-7).

High School: 1999 Volleyball magazine Fab 50 and High School All-American ... led Pius X High School to three Class B State Championships (1996, '97, '98) and a combined four-year record of 113-21 ... named to the Nebraska Super State first team as a junior and senior ... named all-state as a freshman and sophomore ... holds the Nebraska Class B state record for assists ... earned four volleyball letters under coach Jake Moore ... also lettered in basketball as a freshman ... captained the volleyball team as a junior and senior ... team was ranked No. 1 in the state from 1996-98 and was No. 3 in 1999 ... member of the National Honor Society.

Club Ball: Played for coach Gwen Egbert on the Nebraska Jr.'s 18-1 volleyball club ... captained the team that took third at Open Nationals ... named USA Volleyball All-American.

Personal: Born Nicolette Jo Colson on April 2, 1982, in Lincoln, Neb., daughter of Michael and Nancy Colson ... mother played volleyball at Nebraska ... a communication major.

Year	M	G	K	K/G	E	TA	Pct.	A	SA	SE	RE	Digs	D/G	BS	BA	TB	B/G	BE	BHE
2000	18	52	5	0.10	0	7	.714	37	9	32	0	22	0.42	0	1	1	0.02	0	1
2001	29	105	48	0.46	10	110	.345	1364	11	53	2	225	2.14	13	48	61	0.58	2	16
2002	33	121	54	0.45	15	148	.264	1577	22	48	1	291	2.40	5	63	68	0.56	13	29
Total	88	278	107	0.38	25	265	.309	2978	42	133	3	538	1.94	18	112	130	0.47	15	46

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