17 - Niki Carroll
Niki Carroll
Birth Date: 03/29/1983
Height: 6-3
Year: Senior
Hometown: Yucaipa, Calif.
High School: Yucaipa HS
Position: Middle Blocker
Honors
2001 Big West All-Freshman Team

2001
Capped impressive rookie season with Big West All-Freshman Team honors...Career-high of 13 kills at UC Riverside where she hit .800, the ninth-best single-match mark in Gaucho history...Committed just one error on 15 swings vs. the Highlanders...Named Santa Barbara News-Press Female Athlete of the Week following UCR match...Reached the 10-kill plateau in two of UCSB's final three contests, as well as at No. 2 Long Beach State...Also registered nine total blocks (one solo, nine assisted) in narrow loss to the 49ers...Hit above .500 on six different occasions...Season-best two block solos accompanied eight kills in a three-game sweep of Cal State Fullerton...Averaged 1.03 blocks per game in Big West action, tops on the team.

High School
Niki Carroll is a 2001 graduate of Yucaipa High School...As a senior Carroll was the first ever Thunderbird player to be recognized as the league's most valuable player...Three-time All-San Andreas League choice...A First Team All-CIF selection after leading her squad to a school record 14-0 season and league championship as a senior...The Thunderbird's all-time leading blocker...Named tournament MVP at the Desert Classic Tournament after leading Yucaipa to the school's first tourney win...Also holds school records in both basketball (No. 1 all-time rebounds, #2 all-time scoring) and track (41'0" shot put).

Personal
Nikole Ann Carroll was born on March 29, 1983 in Whittier, CA...Entered UCSB as an undeclared major with an interest in either Communication or Secondary Education...Her favorite movies include "Now and Then," "Ghost," "Billy Madison" and "Blow"...Enjoys reading Stephan King's "The Shining"...Fan of Gabby Reece and the San Diego Chargers' Marcellus Wiley...Enjoys listening to music and hiking and fishing in Mammoth...She competed at the club level for the Redlands Dragons...Her most memorable moment was breaking her high school's rebounding record in front of a "packed house"...Has two brothers, Jake and Tom...Daughter of Steve and Robin Carroll.

Career Highs

Kills:13 at UC Riverside (11-9-01)
Digs:3 at UC Riverside (11-9-01)
BS:2 vs. Cal State Fullerton (10-12-01)
BA:8 at Long Beach State (9-21-01)

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