University of Iowa Athletics

#14 Nia Carter

Height 5-1
Class So.
Hometown Rancho Cucamonga, California
High School St. Paul
Nia  Carter - Softball - University of Iowa Athletics

2023 as a senior

  • Started all 62 games in right field.
  • Led the team and Big Ten with a .479 batting average, 101 hits, and a .527 OBP.
  • Had a career high 30 RBIs.
  • Recorded a hit in 52 of 62 games in the season. Of those 52, 32 of the games she recorded multiple hits.
  • Went 2-for-4 with a triple and run scored against #1 UCLA (2/24)
  • Had three four-hit games (Central Arkansas, Michigan State, and Rutgers).
  • Set Iowa’s single-season hit record (101).
  • Became the second player in Big Ten History to eclipse 100 hits in a season.
  • Ranks second in single season batting average at Iowa (.479)
  • Broke the career batting average record at Iowa finishing with a .415 average.
  • Ranks seventh all-time at Iowa for career hits (237).
  • Had a walk off single against Maryland on April 15th.
  • First-Team All-Big Ten selection
  • Big Ten Player of the Week (4/10/23)
  • NFCA First-Team All-Region (Midwest)
  • Softball America third-team All American honors.
  • Big Ten and NISC all-tournament team selection.

2022 as a junior

  • Started all 52 games.
  • Hit .405, batting 163 times and led the team in hits with 66.
  • Ranked 2nd in the Big Ten for batting average (.405) and hits (66).
  • Had 20 multi hit games and three multi RBI games.
  • Had a career high five hits against Houston on March 18, tying a school record.
  • Named NFCA All-Region First team.

2021 as a sophomore

  • Started all 44 games.
  • Hit .296 and led the team in hits with 42.
  • Led the team in stolen bases with seven.
  • Ranked 37th in the nation and first in the Big Ten as toughest to strike out (23.7).
  • Had 13 multi hit games and five multi RBI games.
  • Had four RBIs against Illinois on May 15.

2020 as a freshman (season cut short due to Coronavirus)

  • Appeared in 21 games with 19 starts.
  • Batted a Big-Ten leading .509 with nine RBIs, two doubles, and one triple.
  • Was the only player in the Big Ten inside the conference’s top-20 with less than five strikeouts.
  • Carter finished 11th in the NCAA in batting average.
  • She was named the Big Ten Player of the Week and Freshman of the Week on March 24. Carter is the first player in program history to win both honors in the same week.
  • Tallied hits in 16 of 21 games.
  • Amassed 10 multi-hit games.

High School

  • Batted .541 with 13 RBIs and 19 stolen bases, helping her team go 19-9 her junior year
  • 2018 conference champion
  • FloSoftball Class of 2019 Top 100 recruit
  • Extra Inning Softball Elite 100 Class of 2019
  • 2016 (16U) Champions Cup Champion
  • 2014 (14U) PGF Premier Runner-Up
  • 2018 (18U) PGF Ultimate Challenge Champion
  • 2018 (18U) Champions Cup Champion
  • Three-time First-team All-League selection
  • Three-time First-team All-Area selection
  • Three-time Offensive MVP
  • First-team All-CIF Southern selection following her sophomore year
  • Three year honor roll honoree
  • High School coach was Dena Tyson-Slye
  • Club coach was Marty Tyson


  • Born May 14, 2001
  • Daughter of Clarence and Bettina Carter
  • Has one sibling: Trey
  • Dad is in the Seattle University Athletics Hall of Fame (Baseball)
  • Mom played basketball at Seattle Pacific
  • Brother, Trey, plays baseball for Bethune-Cookman
  • Uncle, Marvin Carter, Played baseball at Seattle University (Inducted into Hall of Fame in 2012)
  • Uncle, Joshua Granger, played golf at UC Davis
  • Aunt, Krista Granger, played basketball at Biola Unviersity
  • Cousin, Royce Freeman, played football at University of Oregon and currently plays for the Denver Broncos
  • Cousin, Veronica Wootson (Ross), played softball at Florida State
  • Cousin, Kelly Skipper, played football at Fresno State and is the current running back coach for the Buffalo Bills.
  • Majoring in Psychology.