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Nichelle Akers
2006-07 Women's Basketball
Nichelle Akers

2006-07 Season: Scored eight points on 3-of-3 shooting in the A-Sun quarterfinals versus Lipscomb 3/8 … tied a career best with two blocks against Mercer on 3/4 ... scored a team-high 10 points against Stetson on 3/2 ... tied her season best with five field goals made against the Hatters ... tied season highs with points (14), field goals made (5) and free throws made (4) at Gardner-Webb 1/13 ... set a new career-high with eight assists at Campbell on 1/11 ... grabbed a career best 10 rebounds and forced a season-high eight steals vs. Lipscomb on 1/4 ... tied her career high with two blocks and dished out four assists against SEMO on 12/15 ... grabbed eight rebounds, and went 4-for-4 from the free-throw line against Mercer on 11/30 ... was one of five ETSU players to score in double figures against Appalachian State on 11/21/ ... scored 10 points against the Mountaineers .... played all 40 minutes, scoring eight points and grabbing a team-high seven rebounds against South Carolina ... started her 50th game of her career at North Carolina (11/10/06) ... grabbed a team-high six boards in 18 minutes against the Tar Heels.

 

2005-06 Season: Named Atlantic Sun Defensive Player of the Year ... totaled four points and four rebounds in the A-Sun tournament loss to Mercer (3/9/06) ... grabbed a career-best 10 rebounds in the win over Mercer (2/23/06) ... also tallied four points, two assists and two steals against the Bears ... posted six points, five rebounds, three assists and a steal in the loss at Belmont (2/18/06) ... notched five steals and a season-high four assists in the win at Lipscomb (2/16/06) ... contributed five rebounds, three assists, and three steals in the win over North Florida (2/11/06) ... totaled two points, six rebounds, and two assists in the win against Jacksonville (2/9/06) ... added seven points, three rebounds, three assists and two steals in the loss at FAU (2/4/06) ... tied a school record with nine steals in the win over Campbell (1/19/06) ... also tied a career high with 16 points against the Camels ... totaled 11 points and five rebounds at Kennesaw State (1/16/06) ... also tallied two assists, a block, and three steals against the Owls ... posted a career-best eight rebounds in a season-high 37 minutes of play against FAU (1/12/06) ... tallied a career-high tying 16 points at Jacksonville (1/7/05), including 14 in the first half ... also tied career bests in rebounds (6), field goals (7), and steal (4) against the Dolphins ... had a stellar outing  against SEMO (12/28/05), tallying a season-best 14 points and six rebounds in 33 minutes of action ... set a career high for free-throw attempts (6) against the Redhawks and tied a career-best for free-throws made (4) ... posted a eight points and career-high tying six rebounds against Eastern Kentucky (11/29/05) ... drained 4-of-4 free throws against the Lady Colonials ... tied season-high with eight points at Western Kentucky(12/11/05), shooting 4-for-7 from the field ... scored two points and dished out three assists against Mississippi State (11/20/05) ... also corraled five rebounds, including three offensive ... scored four points in 16 minutes against Cincinnati (11/23/05) ... saw only four minutes of action against Belmont ... saw 17 minutes of action against Lipscomb (12/3/05) ... took a season-high seven shots in 21 minutes of action against College of Charleston (12/09/05) ... played a season-best 27 minutes at Appalachian State (12/21/05) ... scored six points, including a perfect trip to the charity stripe in the win over Kennesaw State (1/2/06) ... tallied eight points on 4-for-7 shooting at North Florida (1/5/06) ... notched 10 points and three assists in 32 minutes of action in the win at Stetson (1/26/06) ... also went 4-for-5 at the charity stripe against the Hatters ... tallied two points, two rebounds, two assists, and a steal against Mercer (1/28/06) ... tallied two points and two assists against Stetson (2/26/06) ... added three steals and three rebounds in the setback at Gardner-Webb (3/2/06) ... had four points, three assists, two steals and a block in the win at Campbell (3/4/06).

 

2004-05 Season: Stepped almost immediately into a starting role for the Lady Bucs, making first career start against Furman (12/20/04) ... played in 28 games, making 22 starts, the most by a freshman during the season ... averaged 4.6 ppg and 2.5 rpg while playing 20.6 minutes a contest ... put up career numbers at Wofford (1/22/05), tallying career-highs in points (16), and field goals (7), with a 7-for-9 performance from the field ... had another solid outing at UNC Greensboro, putting up career bests in minutes played with 42, and assists in a single game, dishing out five ... registered four steals on three occasions, most recently against Elon (2/21/05) ... shot .419 from the field for the season, the third-best shooting percentage on the team.

 

At Crestwood High School: Four-year letterwinner in women’s basketball playing for coach Lisa Ard... managed 10.0 ppg, 6.6 rpg, 2.3 apg during senior year... school record holder with 1,241 career points ... also lettered in track for coach Nelson Wallace and tennis for coach Stan Amos ... Four-year All-Area and All-Region honoree, two-year All-State team member... also competed for AAU South Carolina All-Stars team.

 

Personal: Daughter of Lloyd Akers and Marina Akers-Epps ... born June 15, 1986... majoring in digital media.