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8   Nikki Baker
Nikki Baker

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Findlay, Ohio

High School:
Findlay

Height:
5-10

Position:
Setter

Club Team:
Premier VBC


JUNIOR YEAR (2008):

-Started all 30 matches as the lone setter on the team

-Picked up a career-high 1,209 total assists and finished the season ranked first in the ACC with 10.89 assists per set

-Ranked in the NCAA for the first time in her career at 30th for assists per set

-Broke career bests in total attacks with 13 against North Carolina (10/17) and total blocks with 7 against Wake Forest (9/25)

-Managed double-doubles for assists and digs in nine matches

-Recorded 835 assists and 38 total blocks against ACC opponents

-Cracked the Florida State single-season record books at 10th for assists (1,209)

SOPHOMORE YEAR (2007):

-Earned the starting setter position with 19 starts as a sophomore

-Topped the team with 873 assists, averaging 11.19 assists per game

-Notched 11.88 assists per game against ACC opponents

-Led the team with 64 assists in the win over Wake Forest in Tallahassee (9/30)

-Finished the season with 28 kills, 19 aces and 61.5 points after seeing action in 78 games

-Ranked third on team with 184 digs

-Contributed 27 total blocks (two solo, 25 assisted), notching three in both matches against Miami and the first meeting with North Carolina

-Set a season and career high with five kills and 8.5 points at Georgia Tech (11/17)

-Had 17 digs in the win over North Carolina (10/19) to set a career match record

FRESHMAN YEAR (2006):

-Served as the Seminoles' back up setter her freshman season, playing in 13 matches with one start against Georgia Tech (11/5)

-Georgia Tech match saw her set a personal-high with 57 assists while notching season highs with four digs and two blocks

-Recorded a personal-best four points during her collegiate debut against Mississippi Valley State (9/25) thanks to three aces and a kill

-Led the team with 28 assists against Stetson during the FSU Invitational (9/1). Also had a solo block and four digs against the Hatters

-Reached double-digit assists against MVSU and South Alabama (9/2)

HIGH SCHOOL:

-Finished high school career with Second-Team All-State honors as a senior

-Selected Greater Buckeye Conference Player of the Year in 2005

-Earned First-Team All-GBC accolades as a junior and senior

-Set the single-match state record with 46 assists during her last campaign

-Named 2004 AAU All-American and led Premier Volleyball Club to the Junior Olympic National Championship

-Coached by Amber Brenamen at Findlay, while Jodi Schramm was the court boss at Premier.

PERSONAL: Born October 14, 1987 ... Majoring in Merchandising ... Daughter of Bruce and Pat Baker.

FLORIDA STATE CAREER HIGHS

Kills... 5 vs. GT (12/17/07), vs. SD St (9/7/08), vs. Morehead St (9/13/08), at WF (9/25/2008)

Points.................................................................. 8.5 vs. GT (11/17/07), at WF (9/25/08)

Total Attacks............................................................................... 13 vs. UNC (10/17/08)

Hitting Percentage...................................................................... .333 at Miami (9/19/08)

Assists.......................................................................................... 64 vs. WF (9/30/07)

Service Aces.................................................... 4 vs. Miami (9/14/07), at NC St (11/20/08)

Digs.......................................................................................... 17 vs. UNC (10/19/07)

Solo Blocks....... 1 vs. Stetson (91/06), vs. GT (1117/07), vs. UNC (11/23/07), at GT (10/4/08)

Block Assists..................................................................................... 7 at WF (9/25/08)

Total Blocks...................................................................................... 7 at WF (9/25/08)

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