University of Iowa Athletics

#1 Nikki Dailey

Height 5-9
Class Sr.
Hometown Franklin, Wis.
High School Franklin
Nikki Dailey - Volleyball - University of Iowa Athletics

Hawk Items… ranks fifth all-time with 3,161 career assists, 14th all-time with 95 service aces, and 15th all-time with 1,049 digs… sixth Iowa volleyball player to compile more than 3,000 career assists, 15th to surpass the 1,000 career digs threshold, and the 11th to reach the 1,000 mark in two statistical categories… led the team in assists as a sophomore, junior, and senior.

2013 as a Senior… appeared 30 matches with 28 starts… led Iowa with 600 assists… ends her career ranked fifth all-time with 3,161 assists… second on the team with 25 service aces… ends her career ranked 14th all-time with 95 service aces… posted the third-highest dig total with 224… reached the 3,000 career assists mark on Nov. 1 against Northwestern and 1,000 career digs on Nov. 8 at Minnesota… posted 10 double-doubles: vs. Youngstown State (37 assists, 17 digs); at Coastal Carolina (22 assists, 11 digs); vs. Eastern Michigan (23 assists, 11 digs); at Valparaiso (22 assists, 10 digs); at Illinois (17 assists, 12 digs); vs. Wisconsin (17 assists, 11 digs); vs. Indiana (31 assists, 13 digs); vs. Illinois (10 assists, 10 digs); at Minnesota (18 assists, 11 digs); at Purdue (23 assists, 11 digs)… recorded a career-best five service aces at Northwestern on Sept. 28… dished out a season-high 37 assists and posted a season-high 17 digs vs. Youngstown State on Aug. 31… letterwinner.

2012 as a Junior… started all 33 matches… led Iowa with 1,103 assists, ranking 10th in Big Ten during regular season (9.27/set)…led Iowa in assists in every match… ranked second on team with 24 service aces… one of three team captains… earned all-tournament honors at the Golden Grizzly Invite and Iowa State Challenge… notched a team-best 18 double-doubles, including nine in Big Ten matches, eclipsing last year’s team-leading total of 14 double-doubles… paced all with a season-best 53 assists and added 11 digs for her 14th double-double of the season against Wisconsin (10/13)… one of three Hawkeyes to play every set (Lovell, Yeager)… letterwinner.

2011 as a Sophomore… started all 33 matches… one of three Hawkeyes to start every match… led the team with 14 double-doubles… earned all-tournament honors at Hawkeye Challenge… earned all-tournament honors at the Iowa Invitational… career highs in kills (6) vs. Saint Louis (8/27)… 40 assists vs. Central Michigan (8/26)… career-high 60 assists vs. Oakland (9/10)… career-high five total blocks vs. Arizona State (9/2)… Recorded a double-double vs. Ohio State with 41 assists and 10 digs… recorded 43 assists with three service aces vs. Indiana (10/7)… recorded a double-double with 27 assists and 11 digs at Wisconsin (10/16)… recorded a double-double with 11 digs and 25 assists vs. Northwestern (10/22)… recorded career highs with eight kills vs. Penn State (10/28) and Ohio State (10/30)… Her 15 digs vs. Penn State were a career high vs. Big Ten opponents… matched her Big Ten career best with 15 digs vs. Michigan, adding 51 assists (11/5)… recorded 40 assists and 18 digs at Purdue (11/10)… dished 45 assists and picked up a career high 21 digs vs. Minnesota (11/19)… dished 51 assists and picked up 16 digs at Illinois (11/26)… letterwinner.

2010 as a Freshman… appeared in all 29 contest with 11 starts… played in 94 sets… collected five double-doubles… second on the team with 306 assists… ranked fourth on the team with 199 digs… ranked third on the team with 13 service aces… 10 straight games with double digit assists… made her collegiate debut as a service specialist in the season opener vs. Alabama (8/27)… picked up a career-high 16 digs vs. Creighton (9/4)… dished 19 assists in her first career start vs. No. 11 Iowa State… recorded a career-high 32 assists vs. Drake (9/15)… recorded double-double with 13 assists and 13 digs vs. Indiana (10/1)… started and recorded 12 assists and and seven digs vs. No. 16 Minnesota (10/6)… started and picked up 11 digs at No. 24 Northwestern (10/8)… dished 15 assists and picked up four digs at Penn State (10/16)… picked up 10 digs vs. Wisconsin (10/22)… came off the bench to record 21 assists, five digs and one block vs. Northwestern (10/30)… dished 14 assist and picked up six digs vs. Michigan (11/13)… picked up a double double of the season with 21 assists and 12 digs vs. Penn State (11/26)… earned her fifth double-double of the season by posting a career best 18 digs and matching her career high with 32 assists vs. Ohio State (11/27)… recorded a career-high five kills vs. Ohio State (11/27)… letterwinner.

High School… earned first team all-state honors and was named Senior Ace… Top 50 honoree in 2008… named to the all-conference team every year since her freshman season, including 2010, when she was named Conference Player of the Year… earned first team all-state recognition and was named to the Milwaukee all-Area first team as a junior… team captain her junior year… Franklin High’s career leader in assists and service aces.

Personal… Born 11/8/91… parents are Rob and Kay Dailey… has one sister, Lindsey… health sciences major.

Personal Bests
Kills: 6 vs. Saint Louis, Aug. 27, 2011
TA: 13, two times, last vs. Southern Miss, Sept. 2, 2011
Attack %: 1.000, several times, last vs. Michigan, Nov. 15, 2013
Assists: 60 vs. Oakland, Sept. 10, 2011
Aces: 5 at Northwestern, Sept. 28, 2013
Digs: 21 vs. Minnesota, Nov. 19, 2011
Solo Blocks: 1, twice, last vs. Penn State, Oct. 24, 2012
Total Blocks: 5, vs. Arizona State, Sept. 2, 2011