Nicole Warner Athlete Profile

#15 Nicole Warner

Position: Middle Blocker Height: 6-2 Roster Years: 2008-2012 Hometown: Rigby, ID Last School: Rigby High School

Personal

  • Parents are Roger and Kris Warner
  • Has an older sister and two younger brothers
  • Enjoys playing the piano, basketball and reading
  • Favorite foods are Italian and her mom's French toast
  • Began playing volleyball in the eighth grade
  • Also recruited by Colorado State, Utah State, Utah, Wyoming, Eastern Washington, Cal Poly, California, Idaho State and Southern Utah
  • Exercise science major

Before BYU

  • Played for the Idaho Falls Juniors under coaches Teresa Anderson and Dave Cousins
  • Hit .543 while averaging 1.3 blocks per game in 2007
  • Qualified for Nationals in 2007 during High Performance at the IVA
  • Two-year letterwinner at Rigby High School in Rigby, Idaho, under head coach Jeff Selditz
  • Named first-team all-state as a senior in 2007 after posting 332 kills and 197 blocks
  • Received 4A All-Area First Team and High Country All-Conference honors following her senior campaign
  • Helped her team finish second in the district and fourth in the state
  • Earned MVP recognition at the Wood River Invitational
  • Also a two-year letterwinner and all-conference honoree in basketball
  • Participated in the America's Junior Miss pageant, earning third runner-up
  • High honor roll all four years of high school


2008 | Redshirt Year

Redshirted the season.

2009 | Freshman Year

  • Named to the Academic All-Mountain West Conference team
  • Played in all 29 matches and 110 sets as a redshirt freshman
  • Tallied 197 kills, five sets, seven service aces, 46 digs, six solo blocks, 128 assisted blocks and a total of 134 blocks on the season
  • Led the team with a .303 overall hitting percentage
  • Led the team in blocking with 134 total blocks
  • Posted 1.22 blocks per set
  • Ranked No. 42 in the country for blocks per set
  • Ranked No. 165 in hitting percentage in the nation
  • Ranked third in the Mountain West Conference for hitting percentage
  • Ranked eighth in the MWC for blocks per set in MWC play with 1.10
  • Posted double-digit kills in four matches and double-digit blocks in one match against UVU
  • Hit a career-high .857 against UNLV
  • Posted a career-high one assist in five matches
  • Chalked up a career-high six digs at Wyoming

2010 | Sophomore Year

  • Led the team in blocks with 162 and in solo blocks with 8
  • Recorded 75 digs and 205 kills
  • Third-most service aces on the team with 26
  • Had a .225 hitting percentage
  • Named a MWC Scholar Athlete
  • Recorded a season-high .750 hitting percentage against Wichita State
  • Posted a career-high and season-high three service aces on two occasions
  • Earned a season-high five digs twice throughout the season
  • Tied a career-high with one assist, six times
  • Recorded 13 kills against Idaho State, 31 attempts against Cal Poly, 12 block assists against Wyoming and 11 total blocks against LMU, all for career and season highs
  • Posted two solo blocks against USU, for a season high and a tied career high

2011 | Junior Year

  • Started all 30 matches this season
  • Had four kills and four blocks in the first game of the season against No. 8 Illinois
  • Recorded seven kills and six blocks, helping BYU to its first win of the season against UC Santa Barbara
  • Had five kills and two blocks against Saint Mary's
  • Totaled eight kills and six blocks against Weber State
  • Had seven kills and six blocks against Idaho
  • Posted a career-high 15 kills on a season-high .737 hitting with five digs and six blocks against Georgia Southern
  • Recorded five kills and six blocks against Kansas State, helping the Cougars to a Varney's Invitational title
  • Named to the Varney's Invitational all-tournament team
  • Had seven kills against BYU-Hawaii
  • Posted nine block assists, a season high, against Utah, leading the Cougars to a win of the Utah Invitational title and the Deseret First Duel trophy
  • Had 13 kills, five blocks and three digs against Utah State
  • Recorded seven kills and eight blocks against Cal State Fullerton
  • Had seven kills four blocks and three digs against Cal State Northridge
  • Posted a season-high 10 blocks, one solo and nine assists, and five kills to open conference play against Saint Mary's
  • Recorded 12 kills and five blocks in the first match against Loyola Marymount
  • Had eight kills and four blocks against No. 18 San Diego
  • Recorded seven kills, three blocks and three digs against Santa Clara
  • Posted six blocks against No. 20 Pepperdine
  • Tallied seven kills and four blocks in the first match against Portland
  • Put up 11 kills and four blocks in the first meeting with Gonzaga
  • Had five digs and four blocks in the second loss to No. 17 Pepperdine
  • Recorded five kills and four blocks against No. 16 San Diego
  • Helped the Cougars bounce back from a loss with 10 kills and six blocks against San Francisco
  • Had four kills and three blocks in the second matchup with Santa Clara
  • Tied a career high of nine blocks and also dished out eight kills and six digs to help take down Loyola Marymount a second time
  • Posted nine kills, seven blocks and six digs against San Francisco
  • Had six kills against Saint Mary's in the final matchup between the two teams
  • Tallied nine kills, six blocks and three digs against Gonzaga
  • Recorded six kills and seven blocks against Portland in the final match of the season
  • Named to Academic All-WCC team
  • Totaled 205 kills, 1.92 per set
  • Led the team with 162 blocks, 1.51 per set
  • Also led the WCC in blocks
  • Ranked No. 6 in the nation for blocks per set to end the season and as high as No. 1 during the season
  • Helped BYU to a No. 6 national ranking and No. 1 ranking in the WCC for blocks
  • Received WCC Honor Roll Silver Honors

2012 | Senior Year

 

  • Recorded four kills vs. Arkansas State
  • Recorded four kills vs. Air Force 
  • Recorded six blocks vs. Rice
  • Had four kills and a season-high nine blocks vs. Wichita State
  • Had a season-high 12 kills on a career-high .857 hitting vs. No. 24 Colorado State, good for No. 3 in BYU history for hitting percentage in a single match
  • Also had seven blocks vs. CSU
  • Had four kills and eight blocks vs. No. 14 Tennessee, including two solo blocks to tie her career high
  • Had four kills and three blocks vs. Utah
  • Had three kills and nine blocks, tying her season high, vs. Bowling Green
  • Had six kills and five blocks vs. Portland State
  • Tied for No. 11 in NCAA Division I volleyball for blocks per set with 1.50
  • Had six kills and two blocks vs. New Hampshire
  • Had four kills, two blocks and two digs vs. Princeton
  • Recorded a season-high 14 kills on .722 hitting and four blocks vs. George Washington
  • Recorded eight kills on .571 hitting and four blocks vs. No. 14 Pepperdine
  • Recorded four kills and four blocks vs. Gonzaga
  • Had six kills on .417 hitting, tied her season high of nine block assists and had a season-high five digs vs. San Francisco
  • Had eight blocks and five kills vs. Saint Mary’s
  • Had a career-high 17 blocks vs. LMU, good for No. 3 in BYU history for both block assists and total blocks in a match
  • Had seven kills and three blocks vs. Portland
  • Recorded 12 kills on .429 hitting and two blocks vs. San Francisco
  • Had four kills, two digs and five blocks vs. Saint Mary’s
  • Had 12 blocks, four kills and two assists vs. Santa Clara
  • Had six kills and eight blocks vs. Gonzaga (10/25)
  • Had eight kills on .583 hitting and eight blocks vs. Portland (10/27)
  • Had 11 kills on .476 hitting and 10 blocks vs. USD for her first double-double of the season (10/31)
  • Had six kills on .308 hitting and five blocks vs. LMU (11/3)
  • Had six kills and two blocks vs. Pepperdine (11/15) 
  • Recorded 10 kills and 13 blocks for her second double-double vs. USD (11/17) 
  • Had five kills and eight blocks vs. NMSU (11/30) 
  • Had eight kills on .615 hitting and nine blocks vs. Oklahoma (12/1) 
  • Recorded seven kills and seven blocks vs. Oregon in the NCAA Omaha Region semifinal (12/7)
  • Finished No. 2 in the nation for blocks per set with 1.80, good for No. 6 in BYU history for blocks average in a season
  • Finished her career No. 3 in BYU history for career block assists (627) and No. 4 for total career blocks (657)
  • Finished her career No. 4 in BYU history for blocks per set with 1.46
  • Totaled 202 blocks this season, good for No. 10 in BYU history for blocks in a season, and led the team with a .423 hitting percentage, good for No. 4 in BYU history for hitting percentage in a season
  • Finished the season with 189 block assists, good for No. 4 in BYU history for block assists in a season
  • Had 802 career kills hitting .300 during her career
  • Named All-WCC First Team and Co-WCC Defensive Player of the Year
  • Named to the Academic All-WCC Team
  • Named All-Pacific Region Third Team
  • Named AVCA All-America Honorable Mention
  • Named Volleyball Magazine All-America Third Team