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Niki Collier
Niki Collier

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Manhattan Beach, Calif.

High School:
Rock Bridge

Height:
5-7

Position:
DS


2011: Served an ace while playing in one set in the Tigers' NCAA Tournament first round loss to No. 17 Florida ... Saw action in one set against Texas ... Played in all three sets against Texas A&M and tallied an assist in the match ... Posted three digs in the Tigers' loss to No. 13 Iowa State ... Passed well and tallied a dig in the Tigers' win over Baylor ... Pulled in a career-best eight digs in the Tigers' loss at Kansas State ... Collected a dig while playing in two sets at No. 10 Texas ... Played in two sets against Central Arkansas and tallied two digs ... Saw action in one set at Baylor and did record any statistics ... Played in two sets and tallied a dig at No. 22 Oklahoma ... Saw action in four sets and pulled in a pair of digs in the Tigers' three matches at the American Classic ... Played in six sets at the Denver Pioneer Classic and was perfect on serve receive ... Played in one set in the Tigers' match at Middle Tennessee State ... Played in a pair of matches at the Tiger Invitational and pulled in a pair of digs ... Also converted her only service reception on the weekend as well.

High School: Named to the AVCA/Under Armour High School All-American Watch List ... Led Rock Bridge High School to its first District Championship in 25 years after playing just one year with the team in 2010 ... Guided the Bruins to a 28-9-2 record as the 28 wins shattered the previous school record ... Despite playing just one season at Rock Bridge, she ranks first all-time in kills per set (3.20), second in single season points (248), seventh in career kills (148) and career aces (30) ... The 2010 season with Rock Bridge was the first time that she had played the outside hitter position after specializing as a libero during her time on the club and beach circuits in southern California ... She was honored as the top player in the District Tournament in 2010 while guiding the Bruins to the District Championship ... Was a member of the Camdenton All-Tournament team in 2010 as well ... Guided her Redondo Union High School (Calif.) team to a Redondo Power Classic Tournament title and a Ann Kang Invitational Tournament Title in 2009 as well ... Was honored as a Scholar Athlete in every season from 2008 through 2010-11.


Club/Beach: Established an impressive résumé as a beach player while growing up in southern California ... Placed first in the AAU Southern Pacific Championships and also turned in a first-place nod at the AAU Junior National Beach Volleyball Championships and earned top honors in the AAU Tour Championships ... In all, Collier corralled 12 gold medals, three silver medals and two bronze medals as a beach volleyball player ... She also earned top honors in the AAU/VB Rags Best of the Beach and in the Junior Manhattan Beach Open ... Four of her gold medals and all three of her silver medals came in the California Beach Volleyball Association (CBVA) tournament for juniors as well ... Played with Sports Shack Volleyball Club, based out of Los Angeles, Calif., under the direction of coach TG Pearce ... Helped Sports Shack place third out of 250 teams in the U-17 Championships and in the top 16 out of 500 teams in the U-18 Championships ... Also claimed bronze medal at the Junior Olympics as a member of Club X in 2007.

Personal: Born on May 27, 1993, to parents Jim and Dana Collier in Torrance, Calif. ... Plans to major in psychology with an emphasis on social/abnormal psychology and criminal profiling ... Has aspirations of becoming a criminal profiler for the FBI in the behavioral science unit ... Her father, Jim, is a Mizzou alum while her mother, Dana, was a cheerleader at Penn State.

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Year MP/MS SP K E TA H% A SA D BS TB PTS
2011 20-0 33 1 0 3 .333 2 1 20 0 0 2.0
Career 20-0 33 1 0 3 .333 2 1 20 0 0 2.0


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