19   Nicole Whiddon
Nicole Whiddon


Saline, Mich.




Ebels, Ruhenkamp, Umoh Receive All-GLIAC Accolades

Lakers Also Have Six GLIAC All-Academic Honorees


SVSU Tops Lakers in Five-Set Battle

Teams Play Second Five-Set Match This Season, Cardinals Win Both


Ebels Matches Division II Record in Three Set Rout

Sophomore Abby Ebels collects 13 kills in 13 attempts to match Division II single-match record


#21 Lewis Upends Grand Valley State in Dramatic Five-Set Duel

Lakers Win First Two Sets, Fall 16-14 in Fifth Set


GVSU Falls at Crossover Tournament in Four Sets to Bellarmine

Lakers Tally 50 Kills and 10 Total Blocks

2011: Named to the GLIAC All-Academic Team...Appeared in 22 matches (starting 13 times) and played in a total of 79 sets...Finished third on the team in total blocks (40) and block assists (39), fourth in hitting percentage (.205), and sixth in kills (103) and points (123.5)...Added 30 digs and five assists on the year...Recorded career-high 14 kills, season-high five digs, and two blocks in five-set battle at GLIAC-GLVC Crossover Tournament against Lewis (10/15)...Notched five total blocks twice, including five rejections and five kills (without an error) in 17 attempts of 3-1 win at Florida Southern (9/3)...Blocked five shots and totaled five kills in five-set match at Wayne State (9/23)...Put away eight kills in 12 attempts in final career match, in the GLIAC Tournament against Saginaw Valley State (11/10).

2010: Appeared in all 33 matches, playing in 115 sets...Ranked third on the team in block assists (76), fourth in total blocks (77), fifth in hitting percentage (.174) and sixth in kills (95)...Totaled a kill in 32 of 33 matches and a block in 28 of 33 contests...Recorded a season-best six blocks twice - against Northern Michigan both times (9/12 and 11/13), as she notched a career-high six block assists in each match...Added five block assists in GLIAC Tournament championship match at Hillsdale (11/14)...Recorded a season-high seven kills in seven attacks for a perfect 1.000 hitting percentage in a 3-0 win against Lake Erie (10/8)...Put down seven kills in nine attempts for a .778 attack mark in a 3-0 win over Michigan Tech (9/11).

2009: Started a dozen contests and played in 25 matches, appearing in a total of 92 sets....Ranked fourth on GVSU in kills (106), block assists (55), and total blocks (63)...Notched at least one block and one kill in every match in which she appeared...Produced career-highs in kills (12) and total blocks (five) to go with a .357 hitting percentage against Rockhurst (10/16)...Totaled eight kills, two digs, and two block assists in 3-2 win at Ferris State (9/15)...Added six kills and a .417 hitting percentage, along with four block assists, in 3-1 road win at Northern Michigan (9/18).

2008: Appeared in six matches, playing in a total of nine sets...Recorded three kills, five block assists, and one assist...Totaled a kill against Davenport, her first collegiate match (9/10)...Notched a kill in her first GLIAC contest, at Lake Superior State (9/27)...Supplied a career-high three block assists in a 3-0 win at Tiffin (10/10)...Added a block assist and first collegiate assist against Lake Superior State (11/1).

High School: Prepped at Saline High School under head coach Courtney Huffman...Earned all-state honorable mention plaudits as a senior...Also garnered team captain and team most valuable player awards at Saline...Key member of a team that won the Southeastern Conference championship during her senior season...Played basketball during her sophomore and junior years and participated in soccer as a freshman...Participated in DECA as a junior.

Personal: Daughter of Rick and Pam Whiddon...Enjoys snowboarding, hanging out with her friends, going on vacations, and watching movies...Majoring in bio-medical science.

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