14 Alexa Nichols
14 Alexa Nichols
Height: 6-2
Year: Junior
Hometown: Walton, Ky.
Position: MB
Last School: Larry Ryle HS
Experience: 3L
Club Team: NKYVC

Statistics: 201720162015

Junior (2017): Saw action in 113 sets over 29 matches, starting them all ... Led the Bruins in sets played, attack percentage (.237), solo blocks (9), block assists (78), total blocks (87) and blocks per set (0.77) ... Second on the team in kills (245) and third in kills per set (2.17) ... Recorded 13 double digit kill matches ... Tallied four or more block assists on 10 occasions ... Opened seasons against Elon (8/25) in the Charlotte Invitational, logging a season-best two service aces ... Tallied a season-high 15 kills versus Southern Utah (8/26) at the Charlotte Invitational ... Also notched a season-high two solo blocks and three digs in the same match ... Hit .500 at Kansas (9/8) with five kills ... Matched her output of .500 attack percentage with 11 kills versus Eastern Kentucky (9/23) ... Rang up six block assists against UT Martin (10/13) ... Matched her season-best six block assists versus Jacksonville State (11/10) ... Was one kill shy of her season-best against Eastern Kentucky (11/16) in the Quarterfinals of the OVC Tournament.

Sophomore (2016): Made appearances in 27 matches, starting them all ... Led the Bruins in solo blocks (8), block assists (94) and total blocks (102) ... Third on the team in kills (194), kills per game (1.85) and total attacks (465) ... In the OVC ranked ninth in hitting percentage (.285) ... Nationally ranked in one category - 232nd in blocks per set (0.97) ... Collected seven or more kills on nine occasions ... Recorded six kills in season opener against Central Arkansas (8/26) ... Tallied aseason-high three digs at Memphis (8/27) ... Finished with three service aces versus Mercer (9/2) ... Against William & Mary (9/2) rang up a season-high four service aces and three digs ... Knocked down first solo block of the season against Tennessee State (9/20) ... Rang up six block assists versus Jacksonville State (10/1) ... Notched lone double-double of the season against Murray State (10/22) with a season-high 12 block assists and 17 kills ... Finished with a season-best 18 kills at Tennessee Tech (11/5) ... Also recorded a season-high two solo blocks in the same match.

RS Freshman (2015): Appeared in 31 matches, starting 30 ... Finished the season with 206 kills (1.81 p/s) and 95 total blocks (0.83 p/s) ... Posted a career-high 12 kills vs. Tennessee State (9/29) ... Posted a career-high 10 blocks vs. Lipscomb (9/22).

Freshman (2014): Redshirted season.

Prior to Belmont: Played under head coach Tasha Lovins at Larry Ryle High in Union City, Ky. ... In 2013, Nichols posted 115 solo blocks ... Over her prep career Nichols recorded a .290 hitting percentage and 455 kills ... In 2013, she was named to the ninth region All-Tournament team and 33rd District All-Tournament team ... In 2012, Nichols was tabbed as the 33rd District Most Valuable Player ... Was a member of both the National Honor Society & Future Business Leaders of America.  

Personal: Daughter of David and Annie Nichols ... Has one sibling ... Lists Kyle Rudolph as her favorite athlete ... Fan of musical group Florida Georgia Line ... Enjoys watching movies  in her free time and lists The Blind Side as her favorite.

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