Erica Nish led the Wolverines with seven kills in her final collegiate competition.
Erica Nish enters her first season of coaching on Coach Atoa's staff in 2013 after a standout four-year career at UVU.
Player Bio: At Utah Valley ... SENIOR ~ (2012): Elected First Team All-Great West Conference for the second consecutive season ... led the Wolverines with 228 kills, tying her 2011 total ... also recorded a career-best 83 digs to go along with 74 blocks in 2012 ... earned GWC Tournament MVP honors after delivering 22 blocks in two games at the championships, including 13 kills and eight digs in the Final ... was named GWC Player of the Week on Nov. 13 after putting up 26 total kills over two matches against NJIT and Chicago State ... had thirteen matches of double-digit kills, including a career-high 16 against Houston Baptist on Oct. 25 ... had double-digit kill streaks of six and four matches during the year ... tallied 97 kills during GWC play, the most of any Wolverine ... finished seventh in the league in total kills and third in service aces (27) ... was named to the All-Tournament team of the Utah Classic ... closes her Wolverine career ranked fourth all-time in block assists (255) and total blocks (272); fifth in blocks per set (0.91); sixth in service aces (72) and attack attempts (1538); seventh in total kills (607), block solos (17), and total points (823.5); and eighth in points per set (2.75).
JUNIOR ~ (2011): Named First Team All-Great West Conference at middle blocker ... selected to the GWC All-Academic team for the second consecutive year ... finished the season with 228 kills on a .279 attack percentage ... her 119 total blocks placed her second on the team ... appeared in 29 games for UVU in 2011 and started in each of them ... set career highs in kills (228), assists (12), service aces (35), digs (59), and blocks (119), and points (326.5) ... swept the GWC's Player of the Week awards on Sept. 13 to become the first player in GWC history to ever claim both offensive and defensive honors in the same week ... recorded a double-double against Northern Arizona on Sept. 10 with a career-high 15 kills and 12 block assists ... her 23.0 points in the NAU contest marked the team-high in points for the season ... had 12 kills and five service aces at Saint Mary's on Sept. 15 ... tallied 13 kills vs. Boise State on Oct. 10 and added 14 more against the Broncos in the return leg on Nov. 1 in Boise ... named to the All-Tournament Team at the Falcon Invitational in Colorado Springs, Colo. ... named to All-Tournament Team at the Saint Mary's Tournament in Moraga, Calif.
SOPHOMORE ~ (2010): Named to the GWC Fall All-Academic Team ... Played in 24 matches and started four of them while battling through injuries during the year ... tallied 63 kills for a 1.21 kills per set average ... added 29 blocks, 13 digs, seven service aces and four assists ... posted a season-high eight kills vs. North Dakota on Oct. 30 and seven blocks in a win at Utah State on Sept. 17 ... hit .833 vs. NJIT on Sept. 16 by recording five kills in six chances.
FRESHMAN ~ (2009): Named to the Great West Conference All-Newcomer Team ... Played in 22 matches, starting seven ... Finished with 88 kills and 46 blocks ... Recorded a career-high 10 kills against Idaho State (Oct. 17) to go along with eight block assists ... Also recorded eight kills against Southern Utah (Sept. 22) and Utah State (Oct. 13) ... Had two service aces against Texas-Pan American (Oct. 15).
Before Utah Valley ... Prepped at Fremont HS where she was a four-time all-Region selection and three-time all-Area selection ... was a Second- and Third-Team All-Stater in volleyball and a First- and Second-Team All-Stater in basketball ... was Fremont High's Wendy's Heisman Award winner.
Personal ... Born Oct. 2, 1990, and comes from a family of six ... is from Hooper, Utah ... summertime is her favorite season and she believes it's always a good time for ice cream ... the daughter of Martin and Mindy Nish.