Nikki Sheldon
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Downey, Calif.

High School:
Warren HS '03

Height:
5-4

Position:
IF

Major:
Psychology

2006: ALL-DIV. I INDEPENDENT SECOND TEAM... Started all 54 games...Batted .248 (35-for-141) and shared team lead with 26 RBIs... Recorded 7 doubles and scored 17 runs... Hit by pitch 13 times, extending career total to school-record 50... Had 9 multi-hit games, 6 multi-RBI games... Went 3-for-3 with 2B, 2 RBI in nightcap of Santa Clara doubleheader (2/12)... Went 4-for-7 with 3 runs and 4 RBI in twinbill vs. Pacific (4/1)... Outburst included 3-run blast in 2nd game... Hit RBI double to account for only run in 1-0 win vs. Long Beach State, protecting Lindsay Tognetti's one-hitter (5/6)... Launched 2-run blast to aid Aggies' comeback in 4-1 win vs. Cal State Fullerton (4/30).

2005: Played in all 54 games... Batted 29-for-133 (.218) with team-best 10 doubles... Posted on-base average of .370 thanks in part to 12 walks and school-record 20 HBP... Laid down 7 sacrifice hits and was perfect 4-for-4 on steal attempts... Had 3 multi-hit games... Went 3-for-7 with a game-winning double in doubleheader vs. Princeton (3/15)... Earned D-I Independent Player of the Week honors for that performance... Hit 2-for-4 with a homer and 2 RBI in NIST win over UConn (3/11).

2004: Started all 52 games at third base... First Aggie freshman to start every game since Kacey Sevier in 2001 (58 games at second)... Batted .252 (35-for-139)... Led team with 11 doubles, 51 total bases and school-record 17 HBP, almost twice the previous mark of 9... Added 9 sacrifice hits, T2nd on team... First collegiate hit was an RBI triple vs. Chico State (1/31)... Had 8 multi-hit games, including three 3-hit contests... Went 3-for-4 with double, homer and season-best 4 RBI at Bakersfield (3/5)... Went 3-for-3 with 2 doubles at Stanislaus two games later (3/6)... Batted 3-for-5 with double and 3 RBI at Hawaii Pacific (4/24).

WARREN HS '03: Earned first-team San Gabriel Valley League honors as a sophomore and junior... Also named to Softball Dream Team in those years... Team won back-to-back league titles... Suffered season-ending injury as a senior, but won team's Golden Bear Award... Played seven years of summer ball for Danger Zone in Downey, Calif.

PERSONAL: Born in Long Beach, Calif.... Psychology major... Best athlete she's faced is former teammate Amy Rosson... Would like to shorten the distances between bases: "I'm not all that fast"... Tapes her forearm as a pregame ritual: "If not, I blame my bad throws on it".