Nikki Neuburger

Nikki Neuburger

Player Profile

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Portland, OR

High School:
Central Catholic HS

Height:
5-8

Position:
DS/L

Birthdate:
04/24/1981

Experience:
3V

Oregon State
2001:
One of two Beavers to have played in all 108 games... Ranked second on the team with 279 digs (2.58 dpg)... 10 or more digs in 16 matches, second best on the team... Tied her career-high with 17 digs in a win over Washington State in September before setting a new best with 18 in the NCAA Tournament against Eastern Washington... Led the team in digs in six matches... Had a team-high 11 digs in both matches against No. 3 Stanford... Ranked second on the team with 20 aces (0.19 sapg)... Served two or more aces in seven matches, with a season-high of three at California... Pac-10 All-Academic Team honorable mention... One of three team captains.

2000: Played in 115 games and all 32 matches... Ranked third on the team with 255 digs (2.22 dpg)... Had 10 or more digs in 10 matches, including a career-high 17 in a win at Oregon... Had 16 digs in a win over Boise State and had 13 in three other matches... Was fifth on the squad with 17 service aces... Served two aces in four matches.

1999: Saw action in all 26 matches and played in 75 games... Spent the majority of the season as a defensive specialist but saw time at setter in the last five matches after starter Brandi Bonnarens was injured... Totaled 112 assists on the year, with a season-best 34 at Oregon... Ranked fifth on the team with 116 digs (1.55 dpg)... Led or tied for the team lead in digs in three matches... Had a then-career-high 13 digs at Arizona to lead the team and tied for the lead against Oregon (9) and Arizona State (8)... Also served a career-best four aces in that match at Arizona... Those four aces tied the single-match high by a Beaver in 1999... Had three aces in a match against Arizona State... Finished the year with 13 aces, tying for third on the team... Had nine kills on the year, including three against California for her only match with more than one kill.

Central Catholic High School
Was a three-year starter at setter and outside hitter for coach Rick Lorenz... Named first team all-state in 1998 after receiving second team honors in 1997 and honorable mention in 1996... First team All-Mount Hood Conference honoree all three years... Voted the teamís Most Inspirational Player in 1997, the year Central Catholic won the state championship... Also participated in track for one year... Was a member of the Japanese National Honor Society.

Personal
Born April 24, 1981 in Portland... Parents are Carl Neuburger and Terry Folen and stepdad Jeff Folen... Has one brother, Graham, and one sister, Alisa... Her mom and dad are both volleyball coaches and her mom was an All-American setter at Portland State... Double majoring in international business and marketing with a minor in merchandising management.

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