UNLV: Nicki returns for her senior year as the Rebels' starting setter. 2003: For the third straight season she led the team with 1,119 assists, which makes her the school's all-time assist leader with 3,197... recorded a career high of 69 assists against Kentucky (Nov. 27)... finished the season third on the team with 169 digs. 2002: Nikki tallied 1,217 assists in 2002, the third highest total in a single season at UNLV. She is now in second place on the school's career assists list with 2,078. She also led the team with 233 digs. She put together nine double-doubles throughout the season with one of her best games coming against Sacramento State on Sept. 20. She put up 53 assists, 14 digs and four blocks against the Hornets. 2001: Nikki led the 2001 team with 861 assists. She proved to be a versatile addition to the squad, blocking 29 balls and finishing with the team's third highest dig output at 166. Two of her best matches came back-to-back against Wyoming (Oct. 27) and San Diego State (Nov. 2). She finished with 60 and 58 assists respectively, adding 25 digs in each contest. Her greatest offensive output came against New Orleans. She dropped six kills on the Privateers in only nine attempts for a .444 attack percentage.
KEELEY ON KING: "Nicki has been the floor leader for the past three years, which makes her a very fierce competitior and a skilled setter."
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2000 graduate of Desert Vista High School in Phoenix, Ariz. ... began her high school career as a defensive specialist, moved to right side her sophomore season, outside her junior season then played setter her senior year ... named all-conference and all-region her senior season ... named MVP of the 4A-5A All-Star Volleyball match in 2000 ... helped lead her team to the state playoffs and a pre-season top 10 national ranking ... team took fifth place at the state championships in her junior and senior seasons ... played for the Arizona Juniors club team.
PERSONAL: Nicki Rae King was born on April 1, 1983 in Wichita, Kan. ... the daughter of Jim and Nancy King ... has two sisters, Kristi and Jami ... undecided on a major ... coached three seasons at the YMCA.