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      Nikki Sexton
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Knoxville, Tenn.

High School:
Powell H.S.

Height:
5-8

Position:
Catcher/Outfield

Birthdate:
08/21/1982

B/T:
R/R

CAREER AND 2001 HIGHS
At Bats: 4 vs. Mississippi State (3/31)
Runs: 1 (seven times)
Hits: 2 vs. Kentucky (3/21)
Hit Streak: 1 game (seven times)
Runs Batted In: 2 vs. Alabama (3/24)
Home Runs: 1 vs. Alabama (3/24) & Kentucky (3/21)
Walks: 1 vs. Florida A&M (3/2) & Texas A&M-CC (2/11)
Stolen Bases: 1 vs. Mississippi (3/10)

THE WEEKLYS ON SEXTON:
"Another super athlete with a lot of untapped potential, Nikki holds a strength record in the Lady Vol weight room. Her enthusiasm and energy have had a positive impact on our team and we will depend on her to contribute a lot more in 2002."

AS A FRESHMAN (2001):
Saw time in 35 games with 18 starts in the outfield...Number two finished at .138 overall and .125 in SEC play...Had an RBI single in the 13-3 rout of Centenary that clinched the Lady Vol Spring Invitational title...Suffered through an 0-for-9 series against Mississippi State but had two sparkling outfield assists...Almost made a leaping catch to rob the Bulldogs of a homer but the ball deflected off the top of her glove and over the fence...Connected on a two-run shot to move the Lady Vols ahead of #4 Alabama as UT snapped the Tide's 27-game winning streak with a 6-4 win...Finished 1-for-7 (.143) during the series against 'Bama...Went 2-for-3 with her first career homer in the nightcap against Kentucky...Blast cleared the right field fence and came during the sixth inning of a 7-4 UT defeat...Wound up 2-for-5 (.400) during the doubleheader with the 'Cats...Was one of only three players to manage a single over the three games at #8 LSU...Patrolled left all three games at Ole Miss...Had a third-inning single and scored the Lady Vols' first run of game two...Swiped her first base during the opener at UM...Notched first career hit in second ever at bat with an RBI single against Texas A&M-CC on Feb. 9...Poked fourth-inning single up the middle during second game versus St. Mary's (Calif.)...Came across with Lady Vols' initial run in 6-2 triumph over Florida A&M at the Eagle Classic.

HIGH SCHOOL:
Batted .396 with 30 stolen bases, 12 doubles and 10 homers as a senior at Powell High School...Helped the Lady Panthers advance to the Class AAA tournament for the first time since 1997 with an overall record of 33-15?Notched all-state honors as a catcher in her final season at PHS?Named to the All-Knoxville Interscholastic League squad with Lady Vol teammates Ellisha Humphrey and Nicole Johnson?Led her team in both homers and thefts all four years?Received the "Big Stick" award as both a junior and senior?Three-time letterwinner in basketball?Chosen all-district and All-KIL on the hardwood while serving as captain in her final campaign.

PERSONAL:
Majoring in sport management?Hopes to play a role in helping Tennessee compete for a Southeastern Conference title?Considers former Vol quarterback Peyton Manning as a positive influence on her because he focused on making himself better all the time?Hobbies include dancing and swimming?Admires Major League All-Star catchers Javier Lopez and Mike Piazza?Has a younger brother, Sean, 13, and a younger sister, Alex, 12?Royce Nichole Sexton was born Aug. 21, 1982, in Knoxville...Her parents are Ron and Robin Sexton.

SEXTON'S CAREER STATISTICS

YEARAVGGP-GSABRHRBI2B3BHRSBSBABBSOHBPSFSHTBSLG%OB%
2001.13835-18587840021122000214.241.167
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