Nicole Bowland - 1
Nicole Bowland

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
San Jose, Calif.

High School:
Presentation High School

Height:
5-10

Position:
Outside Hitter

Birthdate:
02/26/1986

Experience:
3 VL


AS A JUNIOR (2006)
Played in 11 matches ... had six assists for the year ... made 25 digs for a digs per game average of 1.67 ... finished with two digs in one game played against Mississippi Valley State Oct. 18 ... had three digs and one asisst in one game played versus Rice Sept. 22 ... had five digs in three games played against Memphis Sept. 19 ... played in two games against Alcorn State, posting three assists, two digs and one block assist Sept. 15 ... had three digs in one game played against UNC Asheville Sept. 8 ... played in


one game against Nicholls State, tallying one assist and two digs ... made four digs in one game played versus Troy Sept. 6 ... had one assist and one dig against Morehead State Aug. 26 ... saw her first action of the season at the Georgia Invitational where she made two defensive digs against Coastal Carolina Aug. 26.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2005)
Played in all 27 of UAB's matches ... after playing the entire 2004 season and part of the 2005 season as a front row attacker, found a new home on the back row for the Blazers in 2005 ... led the team in digs on the season with 284 ... had a team-high 211 digs in conference-play, sporting a 3.84 digs per game average against C-USA teams, ranking her ninth in the league ... recorded a career and UAB season-high 33 digs against SMU and posted three matches with over 20 digs on the year ... opened the season with a 13-kill performance against Stetson, hitting a season-high .345 in the match ... led the Blazers in digs in 10 matches on the season ... had 19 service aces on the year, including a three-match stretch from Sept. 30-Oct. 7 in which she posted at least two aces per game ... posted her lone double-double of the season against Georgia Southern with 13 kills and 11 digs ... named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.

AS A FRESHMAN (2004)
Played in all 25 of UAB's matches as a freshman ... led all Blazer starters with a .142 attack percentage and ranked second on the team with 191 kills ... led the team with 18 service aces and finished second with 153 total digs ... had three double-doubles on the year ... finished the season with three straight double-digit kill performances at Southern Miss, at Tulane and against Saint Louis ... posted a career-high and UAB season-high 18 kills on 50 attempts against the Billikens on Nov. 6 ... had 12 kills, 11 digs and career-high three assists against Mercer on Oct. 5 ... notched a career-best 13 digs in Sept. 28 victory over Samford ... recorded 13 kills, a .379 hitting percentage, and 11 digs against Murray State on Sept. 11 ... named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.

PRESENTATION HIGH SCHOOL
Was a Scholar Athlete and was named volleyball team's MVP at Presentation High School in San Jose, Calif. ... was varsity team captain ... team made a state finals appearance in 2002 ... played for City Beach Volleyball Club, the same club team and coach (Lena Quilantang) for which UAB teammate Brianna Galvin played.

PERSONAL
Nicole Lorene Bowland ... born Feb. 26, 1986, in San Jose, Calif. ... daughter of John and Cindy Bowland ... chose UAB for the excellent academic and athletic programs ... hopes to be an advertising executive ... majoring in marketing.

Bowland's Career Stats

Season GP-MP K K/G E TA Pct A A/G SA SA/G SE 2004................ 77-25 191 2.48 104 612 .142 19 0.25 18 0.23 25 2005................ 85-27 64 0.75 40 204 .118 16 0.19 19 0.22 31 2006................ 15-11 0 0.00 1 4 -.250 6 0.40 0 0.00 1 TOTAL............... 177-63 255 1.44 145 820 .134 41 0.23 37 0.21 57

Season DIG D/G RE BS BA TB B/G BE BHE Points Pts/G 2004................ 153 1.99 23 0 14 14 0.18 2 2 216.0 2.81 2005................ 284 3.34 51 0 2 2 0.02 0 1 84.0 0.99 2006................ 25 1.67 4 0 1 1 0.07 0 0 0.5 0.00 TOTAL............... 462 2.61 78 0 17 17 0.10 2 3 300.5 1.69


 
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