Women's Volleyball

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Nikki Kaminskas
Nikki Kaminskas

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Flagstaff, Arizona

High School:
Flagstaff

Height:
6-3

Position:
Middle Hitter

Birthdate:
03/28/1986



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Powerful blocker that returns for her senior season as one of the Yellow Jackets' top defenders at the net ... Has been Georgia Tech's top blocking threat in each of the last two seasons ... Possesses an excellent attitude and strong work ethic both on and off the court ... Ranks eighth in the Georgia Tech record books with an average of 1.08 blocks per game in her career ... Named to the "Fab 50" list by Volleyball Magazine in 2004 ... Featured as the No. 38 college prospect in Prepvolleyball.com's Top-100 College Prospect List ... Part of a recruiting class that was listed as "Best of the Rest" by Prepvolleyball.com ... Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll in 2005-06 ... Also received the Coaches Award following the 2005 season.

2006: Started 21 matches during the season and played in a total of 84 games in 2006 ... Led the Yellow Jackets with 1.07 blocks per game ... Was one of two players on the team with 90-plus blocks on the year ... Also averaged 1.19 kills per game with exactly 100 kills on the season ... Recorded blocks in 22 of 25 contests and had at least five blocks in 10 matches ... Had four kills and six total blocks against Mississippi State (9/1) in the season opener ... Hit .611 and recorded a season-high 12 kills and four service aces against Stetson (9/16) ... Set a new season high with eight block assists against Miami (9/30) ... Recorded eight total blocks and six kills at Virginia (10/21) ... Had seven blocks and five kills in Tech's 3-2 win over No. 25 Duke (10/27) ... Tied a season-high with four service aces while adding four kills and four block assists in Tech's 3-1 win at Florida State (11/5) ... Tied a season-high with eight total blocks at North Carolina (11/12).

2005: Competed in a total of 28 matches during the season, only missing those in which she was injured with a broken finger ... Named to the Georgia Tech/Renaissance Invitational all-tournament team ... Averaged a team-best 1.16 blocks per game, which ranked eighth in the ACC ... Averaged 1.24 blocks per ACC match, which was good for sixth in the conference standings ... Led the Jackets in blocks in 13 matches during the season ... Knocked down a career-high 12 kills in a win over Wake Forest ... Posted a career-best 10 block assists against Duke and Miami ... Recorded two service aces in three matches during the season ... Posted a career-best five digs against Clemson.

2004: Played in 17 matches and a total of 35 games during the season ... Posted a season-high 11 kills against Georgia State ... Hit .615 and recorded nine kills and five block assists against UCF ... Notched four block assists against both Wake Forest and Winthrop.

High School: Three-year letterwinner at Flagstaff High School ... Helped Flagstaff to the Grand Canyon Region Championship in 2002 ... Set school records for kills (316) and blocks (115) in a season ... Holds the school record for blocks in a career, with 247 ... Participated in the Arizona High School all-Star Team Tournament ... Member of the Arizona High Performance Team in 2003 and awarded the Best Blocker Award at the Volley Classic ... Received all-state, all-region and all-city honors in 2004 ... Also named the Grand Canyon Region MVP in 2004 ... Recipient of the Dr. Voie Stuart Chase Coy Scholar-Athlete Award from 2002-04 ... A bright student that graduated in the top five percent of her class ... Member of the National Honor Society and listed among the Who's Who Among High School Students.

Personal: Nicole Robin Kaminskas is the daughter of Dan and Julie Kaminskas ... Born March 28, 1986 ... Has two younger sisters, Megan and Stephanie ... Sister Megan plays volleyball at High Point University ... A Dean's List student majoring in management ... Named the Homecoming Queen her senior year ... Served as the chairperson of a local benefit fashion show in 2002 and 2003 ... Enjoys boating, water skiing, reading and dancing in her free time.

 KAMINSKAS' CAREER STATISTICS

OVERALL Season GP MP K K/G E TA Pct A A/G SA SA/G SE DIG D/G RE BS BA TB B/G 2004 35 17 56 1.60 29 129 .209 2 0.06 0 0.00 0 6 0.17 1 1 30 31 0.89 2005 105 28 114 1.09 64 326 .153 3 0.03 15 0.14 39 40 0.38 2 12 110 122 1.16 2006 84 25 100 1.19 43 266 .214 7 0.08 22 0.26 35 33 0.39 0 10 80 90 1.07 TOTAL 224 70 270 1.21 136 721 .186 12 0.05 37 0.17 74 79 0.35 3 23 220 243 1.08

ACC ONLY Season GP MP K K/G E TA Pct A A/G SA SA/G SE DIG D/G RE BS BA TB B/G 2004 13 7 17 1.31 11 44 .136 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 3 0.23 0 0 11 11 0.85 2005 88 22 85 0.97 52 246 .134 3 0.03 13 0.15 36 37 0.42 1 11 98 109 1.24 2006 68 20 75 1.10 35 201 .199 7 0.10 16 0.24 22 24 0.35 0 9 67 76 1.12 TOTAL 169 49 177 1.05 98 491 .161 10 0.06 29 0.17 58 64 0.38 1 20 176 196 1.16

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