Bears land Big-12 best 10 on first team
Senior outside hitter is first Bear since 2010 to earn honor
Bears down two sets to one before collecting sixth win of the season
Bears win in tight situations for three-set win over Colonials
Bears hit .407 and improve to 8-3 in season openers in Barnes era.
BU vs. Kstate 11/15/2014
BU Volleyball vs. Rice
SIX-TIME BAYLOR DEAN'S LIST HONOREE
Had a breakout season in 2013 playing in a career high 31 matches and starting a career high 22 ... She split time at outside hitter and middle blocker ... Third on the team in kills with 197 and was fourth on the Bears' roster with 1.91 kills per set ... Hit .183 on the season ... Defensively made an impact, tying for second on the team with 72 total blocks and tied for second with five solo blocks ... Added 66 digs, good for 0.64 digs per set ... Played her best ball of the season in a three-match stretch from Sept. 21-24 where she tallied 48 kills (16 per match) helpig BU to its only three-match win streak of the year ... Had a career-high 17 kills Sept. 21 vs. North Texas at the Flo Hyman Collegiate Cup hosted by the University of Houtson; she hit .412 in the match, which was also a season best ... Followed the UNT match with 12 kills in a win over Houston (Sept. 21) and 16 kills in a home win vs. UTSA (Sept. 21) ... Had 13 kills in a Big 12 victory over Kansas State in Waco, Oct. 23 ... Had a season-high six blocks on three different occasions ... Earned numerous academic awards including a spot on both the Baylor Dean's List and the Big 12 Commissioner's honor roll in both the fall and spring semesters ... Was one of 62 Big 12 student-athletes to earn the Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Achievement Award, which honors students with at least 100 credit hours while maintaining at least a 3.80 GPA ... Participated in Baylor Sports Ministries' annual summer trip to Zambia where BU student-athletes share the love of Christ through the
Played in six matches and seven sets in her sophomore campaign ... Had eight kills and five total blocks on the season ... Posted a season-high six kills Sept. 8 against Bethune-Cookman at the Big Daddy's Invitational in Lake Charles, La. ... Named to the Dean's List both semesters for the second consecutive year ... Earned a spot on the fall and spring Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll for the second-straight year.
Saw action in 15 matches, starting three ... Notched 24 kills on season with career-high eight in just two sets against UT-Pan American ... Also tallied .578 hitting percentage against UTPA, earning eight kills with just one error in 13 attempts ... Totaled 11 blocks on season, tallying at least Ttwo in four matches ... Named to fall and spring Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll as well as fall and spring Baylor Dean's List.
Helped lead Katy's Seven Lakes (Texas) High School to first-ever 19-5A District title as senior ... Earned all-district honors twice and set the SLHS record for kills in season with 381... Named Prepvolleyball.com Top 100 Senior Aces recruit ... Led SLHS in kills on way to 31-12 record as senior ... Named to Under Armour All-America Watch List prior to her senior year ... Also helped lead her club team, Southwest Asics, to third-place finish at 2010 USA Volleyball Girls' Junior National Championships ... Earned academic all-state honors and was a National Honor Society member.
Full name is Nicole Marie Bardaji ... Born Feb. 11, 1993, in Livingston, N.J. ... Daughter of Sergio and Leila Bardaji ... Sergio played college basketball at Manhattan, while Leila played college basketball at Rutgers ... Has one brother Marcus ... Majoring in health science studies/pre-physical therapy