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Nicole Curtis

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
San Diego, CA

High School:
U of San Digeo HS

Height:
6-1

Position:
Middle Blocker

Nicole Curtis

1998 (JUNIOR SEASON): Team leader in total blocks with 102 ... Averaged 1.12 blocks per game ... Third-year starter, played in 27 matches and 91 games ... Recorded 11 double-digit kill performances for a 2.64 kill per game average ... Had a career-high 24 kills versus George Mason on Oct. 12 ... Top performance of the season came against Fresno State on Sept. 25 when she tallied 18 kills, seven digs, six blocks and a career-high three service aces ... Ranked third on the team with 240 kills and 21 service aces.

1997 (SOPHOMORE SEASON): Had a then career-high for kills and digs against Kent State on Sept. 6, totaling 18 and 11, respectively... Recorded a school record .846 hitting percentage (11-0-13) in a win over SMU on Nov. 6... Named WAC Player-of-the-Week on Nov. 11 for her play against SMU and TCU...Led the team in blocks eight times and finished second on the team with 120 total blocks...Saw action in all 27 regular-season matches, including 84 games... Recorded double digit kills in six matches...Had a career-high four assists against TCU on Oct. 10 ...Ranked eighth in the WAC with a 1.36 block per game average...Recorded a season-high three block solos in a win over San Jose State on Oct. 23...Ranked tied for second on the team with 19 service aces.

1996 (FRESHMAN SEASON): Played in 27 of 32 matches for the Aztecs, including 70 games... Recorded 125 kills (1.74 kpg), 44 digs and ranked third on the squad with 98 total blocks... Recorded double digits in kills in three separate matches...In the first round of the NCAA Tournament against Sam Houston State, she recorded 10 kills, hitting .438 in the match...She also added two digs and five block assists... Registered a team-high 11 total blocks against BYU in the semi-finals of the WAC Tournament ...Recorded a career-high 13 total blocks in SDSU's 3-2 win over Brigham Young on Sept. 27 ...In that match, she registered 12 block assists, which was the third highest total for a WAC player in 1996...She also added a career-high 13 kills and hit .381 in the match...Led the team in total blocks on five separate occasions...Best hitting percentage was .500 against UNLV on Oct. 19, 1996 (8-2-12).

HIGH SCHOOL: A four year letterwinner at University of San Diego High School...A first team All-Western League selection as a senior as well as a San Diego City All-Star and the Most Valuable Player of her team...As a junior, she was a second team All-League selection...Helped lead the Dons to CIF runner-up finish in 1993 and '94...Member of the San Diego Union Tribune All-Academic Team.

PERSONAL: Nicole Lynn Curtis was born on March 2, 1978, in San Diego...Lists Jackie Joyner Kersey as her favorite athlete...Majoring in elementary education with plans to become a teacher or a coach.