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Nikki Wheatley
Nikki  Wheatley

RS Junior

La Verne, Calif.

High School:
Bonita HS






Johnson Named Defensive Player Of The Year, Johnson And Powell All-MW

UNLV had a team-high three players honored on the all-conference and honorable mention teams.


Lady Rebels Face Gonzaga In First-Ever Meeting Saturday

UNLV will be playing in the state of Washington for the first time since the 2004-05 season opener.


Pilgrim Named Outstanding Rebel of the Week

Track & Field senior Kaysee Pilgrim earns Outstanding Rebel of the Week honors after posting an outdoor program record in the high jump last weekend.


Hudspeth Named Outstanding Rebel of the Week

Track & Field junior Najia Hudspeth earns Outstanding Rebel of the Week honors after taking first in all four events she competed in at the Fresno State Bulldog Invite last weekend.


Zhu Named Outstanding Rebel of the Week

Women's tennis sophomore Aiwen Zhu earns Outstanding Rebel of the Week honors after going 4-1 last week to help the Rebels win two of three matches.

One of the most athletic players in the Mountain West ... Is deadly in the open court on transition, with her speed on the dribble and ability to get to the basket and finish through contact ... Very active defender.

(2016-17 - Junior):
Had an outstanding start to the season, before suffering a knee injury against Oregon State (12/19) that sidelined her for the rest of the year ... Named Lady Rebel Shootout MVP after leading UNLV to wins over Tennessee State and Ole Miss ... Scored in double-figures in all 10 games she appeared in ... Averaged 10.3 ppg and 6.3 rpg over those 10 games.

(2015-16 - Sophomore):
Was one of the top defenders in the MW, and ranked 13th in steals per game with 1.56 ... Was 24th in scoring at 10.0 ppg, and despite her height was sixth in the league in offensive rebounds with 2.7 per contest ... Grabbed a career-high tying 11 rebounds against Utah State (1/20) ... Notched 17 points and eight rebounds at Air Force (1/16) ... Turned in her third double-double of the year with 19 points and 10 rebounds against Wyoming (1/9) ... Set a new career-high with 22 points and grabbed nine rebounds against Colorado State (1/6) ... Double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds in the win at Houston (12/12) ... Posted 16 points against San Marcos (11/23) while tying her career-high with six steals ... Recorded double-double of 12 points and 10 rebounds against UC Irvine (11/21).

(2014-15 - Freshman): Turned in an outstanding freshman campaign for the Lady Rebels right from the start ... Took over the starting point guard role on Nov. 29 and would finish with 24 starts ... Became first Lady Rebel to earn MW All-Freshman honors after averaging 7.4 points, 4.5 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.7 steals per game ... Has a stretch of five straight games in double-figures during the conference season ... Recorded 12 points, six rebounds, five assists and five steals while making a career-best 8-of-10 at the free throw line in the overtime upset win at Fresno State (2/10) ... Recorded her first career double-double with season-highs in points (13) and rebounds (11) against Northwestern (12/17).

HIgh School Was a McDonalds' All-American nominee her senior year after leading Bonita HS to the CIF-Southern Section semifinals for the third straight season ... Ranked as the No. 24 point guard by ESPN HoopGurlz ... Four-time all-area selection, three-time All-CIFF and All-League ... Three-time San Gabriel Valley Player of the Year ... All-time career-leading scorer for the Bearcats ... Also ran for the Bonita HS track team, having won section titles in both the long and triple jumps ... First-ever athlete at Bonita HS to be named Player of the Year in two different sports ... One of the three Lady Rebel freshmen that were members of the Cal Swish club team.

Personal Nicole Dominique Wheatley ... Daughter of Carroll and Tonia Wheatley ... Has two brothers, Carroll (31) and Tyler (23) ... Her father played basketball for Elmhurst College, while her grandfather of the Oregon State football squad ... Majoring in sociology.

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