University of Iowa Athletics
C/IF

#1 Emily Nichols

Height -
Class Sr.
Hometown Portland, Ore.
High School Westview

Hawk Item… Named to 2008 USA Softball Player of the Year Watch List… set Iowa’s career home record with 33.

2007 as a Junior… Second team NFCA Mideast all-Regional selection… third team all-Big Ten… named team co-MVP and Golden Glove award winner… started all 58 games, including 33 behind the plate and 35 at third base… maintained a 28-game hitting streak, which was the longest in Big Ten history and the seventh longest in NCAA history… broke Iowa’s career home run record at Indiana (March 31)… lead the team in batting average (.400), slugging percentage (.679), hits (76), home runs (12) and RBI (48)… tallied 23 multiple-hit games and 11 multiple-RBI games… hit .400 or better during the entire season… went 3-3 with go-ahead home run against Ohio State (April 22)… named to both the Buzz Classic and NIST all-tournament teams.

2006 as a Sophomore… Second team NFCA Mideast all-Regional pick… third team all-Big Ten selection… named Peg Augspurger Hawkeye Heart award winner… appeared in 59 games with 58 starts… played 42 games at third base, 12 at catcher and 12 at first base… team-best 34 RBI and 14 doubles… second on the team with a .315 batting average… tied for second on the team with five home runs… scored 26 runs.

2005 as a Freshman… First team NFCA Mideast all-Regional pick… started all 64 games… broke single-season home run record against Ball State (Mar. 26)… set school records by hitting three home runs and recording eight RBI against Auburn (Mar. 6)… recorded two home runs against Georgia Southern (Mar. 4) and Northern Illinois (Apr. 6)… hit seven home runs in eight games at the Buzz Classic… named Buzz Classic Tournament MVP… lead team in slugging percentage (.633), RBI (49), home runs (16) and walks (28).High School… Four-time all-state and all-metro selection… led team to three-straight conference championships and four-straight state tournament berths… member of the ASA National Champion Sun Supply… Sun Supply also placed third in 2001 and were ASA state champions in 2002… holds state record for most RBI and home runs in a game (3 home runs and a grand slam, 11 RBI).

Personal… Bats/Throws – Right/Right… Major – Pre-law… Parents – Chuck and Dana Nichols… Born – October 31, 1985… High School – Westview… High School Coach – Ronda McKenzie.