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Nicki Gerig
Nicki Gerig

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Towanda, Ill.

High School:
Normal Community

Height:
5-7

Position:
Setter

Birthdate:
12/13/1988

Major:
Undecided

High School:
• Helped her Normal Community High School team advance to the state tournament as a sophomore and junior, advancing to the Final Eight
• Her team won regionals her senior year
• Is a Wendy's High School Heisman Award nominee for Illinois
• Named second team all-state as a senior
• Won the Harold J. Osborne Award for being the varsity athlete with the highest GPA
• Was a Big 12 Conference Scholar-Athlete award recipient all four years
• Earned all-area, all-conference as a senior
• Played with the Illini Elite club team that advanced to nationals in 2006 and 2007; placing fifth in 2006
• Club team finished third in AAU in 2006
• Named to the AAU All-America Team and the USAV All-Tournament Team in 2006
• Also advanced to nationals with the Sports Performance 16 Elite team, finishing third
• Earned the U.S. Army Reserve National Scholar-Athlete Award, Rotary International Club Good Citizen Award and the Illinois Student Assistance Commission Certificate of Achievement

Personal:
• Full name is Nicole Marie Gerig
• Born December 13, 1988
• Daughter of Doug and Becky Gerig
• Is the oldest of eight children; has a brother, David, and six sisters, Vanessa, Jackie, Jessie, Ginny, Katie and Janelle
• Is the valedictorian of her graduating class, finishing with a 5.277 GPA on a 5.0 scale