Nikki Colson, Michigan State University

9/22/2003

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Sept. 22, 2003

Nikki Colson, Michigan State University
Sr., Setter, 5-10 (Lincoln, Neb. - Pius X H.S.)

Nikki Colson, a 5-10 senior setter for 14th-ranked Michigan State University (8-2), has been chosen the Sports Imports/AVCA Division I National Player of the Week. Colson was named the most valuable player of the American Volleyball Classic after she led the Spartans to four-game victories over 21st-ranked San Diego and host American University. She sparked Michigan State to a .351 team hitting percentage for the weekend, including a .412 mark against American. Colson tied her career best with 74 helpers against AU, in addition to 19 digs. Colson recorded 10 digs, eight blocks and 51 assists in the San Diego match. She averaged 15.6 assists, 3.63 digs and 1.25 blocks per game, while adding six kills on .455 hitting in eight games. Colson is the only Spartan to have been named to the all-tournament team in each of MSU's tournaments this season. The Michigan State University head coach is Chuck Erbe.

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