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Mandy Nichols
Mandy Nichols

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Greenwood, Ind.

High School:
Center Grove

Height:
6-2

Position:
OH



2008: Academic All-Big Ten ... saw action in 25 matches, starting six at outside hitter ... averaged 1.59 digs per game ... tallied a season-high six kills twice at Illinois (10/22) and vs. Michigan (11/1) and 13 digs vs. Saint Louis (9/12) ... posted 10 or more digs three times ... recorded a career high .455 hitting percentage (6-1-11) vs. Michigan (11/1).

2007: Redshirted the season.

High School: Ranked as No. 38 player on prepvolleyball.com's list of senior aces ... first team all-state honoree ... all-MIC Academic honors all four years ... garnered all-county and All-MIC honors while leading team to county, section and MIC titles for fourth straight year ... earned all-county, All-MIC, all-metro south and offensive player of the year honors during sophomore and junior seasons ... named to prepvolleyball.com's list of Super Sophomore 79 as well as the Top 50 junior recruits ... played club ball for the Circle City Volleyball Club ... 17-1s team finished fifth in the nation, while 14-1s team won the Lonestar Championship and was ranked 10th in the nation.

Personal: Given name is Amanda Renae Nichols ... born Dec. 22, 1988 ... parents are Jerry and Mary Nichols ... has one sister, Jenny ... enrolled in the college of liberal arts ... father, Jerry, played basketball at Purdue from 1973-75.