Nikki Klingsporn
Nikki  Klingsporn


Oakdale, Minn.

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2010 Honors and Awards
2010 AVCA All-America Honorable Mention
2010 AVCA All-Northeast Region First Team
2010 First Team All-BIG EAST Conference
2010 BIG EAST Championship All-Tournament
2010-11 BIG EAST Institutional Female Scholar-Athlete Award
BIG EAST Honor Roll (Aug. 30 and Sept. 6)
2010 All-BIG EAST Preseason Team
Golden Gopher Invite All-Tournament
Stanford Invitational All-Tournament

Played professionally in the Spring of 2011 for VC Wiesbaden of the Bundesliga Damen near Frankfurt, Germany.

2010 (Senior):Second in the BIG EAST and fourth in the nation in assists per set (12.10) ... Her 1,391 assists in 2010 rank as the fourth-best single-season total in school history...Ended her career with her 12th double-double of the season (56 assists and 13 digs) in 3-1 win over Northern Illinois (Nov. 27)...Notched a double-double of 45 assists and 10 digs in BIG EAST Championship Semifinal loss to Louisville (Nov. 20)...Recorded her tenth double-double of the season with 36 assists and 11 digs against No. 19 Cincinnati (Nov. 14)... Helped MU rally from a 2-0 deficit to down Louisville (Nov. 12) in five sets with 57 assists, six digs and five blocks...Tied a career-high with 62 assists and recorded her ninth double-double of the season with 10 digs in win five-set win at Seton Hall (Nov. 7)...Notched 40 assists in a three-set sweep of UIC (Nov. 2)...Tallied a career-high 61 digs in win at Notre Dame (Oct. 24), MU's first five-set win of the season...Helped MU hit .692 in the final set at ND...Notched 54 assists and eight digs in win at DePaul (Oct. 23)...Amassed 46 assists in only three sets for an average of 15.33 in a sweep of Syracuse (Oct. 16)...Notched her eighth double-double of the season with 57 assists and 10 digs at Green Bay (Oct. 13)...Recorded her seventh double-double (47 assists/10 digs) of the season in Marquette's first BIG EAST Conference victory of the season over Villanova (Oct. 1)...Put in a season-high four blocks and three aces, along with 42 assists and seven digs at Georgetown (Sept. 26)...Notched her sixth double-double of the season with 55 assists and 10 digs against Northwestern (Sept. 18) in the finale of the Wildcat Classic...Recorded fifth double-double of the season against Toledo (Sept. 12, 57 assists/12 digs) in the Marquette/Milwaukee Invitational...Named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll (Sept. 6) for the second-straight week...Recorded a season-high 58 assists at St. Mary's (Calif.) (Sept. 5) and notched fourth-straight double-double with 11 digs...Stanford Invitational All-Tournament Team...Recorded double-doubles vs. UC Irvine (Sept. 3, 38 assists/11 digs) and No. 3 Stanford (Sept. 4, 33 assists/12 digs)...Golden Gopher Invite All-Tournament Team...Recorded a double-double (40 assists/10 digs) along with four kills at No. 6 Minnesota (Aug. 28)...Named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll (Aug. 30) for her play at Minnesota...Preseason All-BIG EAST selection.

2009 (Junior): Named All-BIG EAST Second Team...Earned BIG EAST Honor Roll (Sept. 14) recognition for her play at the Panther Invitational, during which she recorded a career-high 62 assists against Western Michigan (Sept. 11)...Klingsporn's 1,235 assists rank her seventh in school history on the single season list...Ranked fourth in the BIG EAST with 10.93 assists per set and fifth in BIG EAST-only matches with 10.88/set...Her 62 assists against the Broncos ranked as the fourth-highest total in 2009 in the BIG EAST...Also recorded career highs in every statistical category during the 2009 campaign...Recorded nine double-doubles during the 2009 season...In a victory over Syracuse (Oct. 24), notched four kills, to go along with 51 assists and 14 digs...Against West Virginia (Sept. 27) and Seton Hall (Oct. 2), posted over 50 assists in each and an average of 10 digs...Posted double-digit dig totals in three straight contests, against Iowa, Loyola-Chicago (Aug. 29) and Texas State (Sept. 4)...While setting a career high in assists against Western Michigan (Sept. 11), Klinsporn also recorded five kills, eight digs and four blocks...Reached a career-high 20 digs against Loyola-Chicago on Aug. 29, while recording 47 assists and four blocks...Named to the Loyola Invitational and Marquette Invitational All-Tournament teams, in addition to earning most valuable player honors at the Panther Invitational...One of only two MU players (Gonyo) to start every match in 2009.

Prior to Marquette
2008 (Univ. of Wisconsin): Played in all 32 matches, starting in 26... averaged 6.36 assists and 1.74 digs per set...led the Badgers in assists with 751 on the season...finished season with a team-high 25 service aces...had a career high four aces vs. BYU (9/13)...recorded fifth double-double of the the season against Minnesota (11/14) with 12 digs and 26 assists...tied career high in assists with 47 vs. Michigan State (10/31).

2007 (Univ. of Wisconsin): Averaged 7.16 assists per set...recorded career high 47 assists vs American (9/1/2007)...recorded a career high five kills in eight attacks vs. Columbia (9/7/07)...blocked a career-high three attacks against American (9/1/07)...named to the Academic All-Big Ten team.

2006 (Univ. of WIsconsin): Redshirt

Tartan High School: The 2005 and 2006 Minnesota Miss Volleyball...three-time participant in the USA Volleyball Youth National Team A2 training program...named a Mizuno second-team All-American in 2004 and 2005...two time PrepVolleyball.com All-American (2004 and 2005)...listed as No. 51 on PrepVolleyball.com's Senior Aces...named in 2006's Volleyball Fab 50... three-time first-team all-state...St. Paul Pioneer Press player of the year in both 2004 and 2005...2005 Minneapolis Star Tribune Player of the Year...led Tartan high school to five conference titles...four-time all-conference...conference MVP in 2005...the Titan's finished sixth in the state 4A tournament in 2005...three-time all metro...three-time team MVP and two-time team captain...McDonald's High School All-American nominee in Basketball...three-time all-conference selection in basketball...academic all-state as a senior.

Personal: Klingsporn was born in St. Paul, Minn., as the oldest of two children (Troy) to Mark and Laurie Klingsporn.... Mother played volleyball and basketball collegiately at North Dakota State and is a member of the Bison Hall of Fame...High school volleyball coach was mother, Laurie...Father played basketball at Lakewood Community College...Majoring in business administration.

Marquette Statistics

2009 113-30 87


18 167 .413 1235 10.93 16 15 242 0 4 71 75 19 142.5
2010 115-32 74 0.64 22 166 .313 1391* 12.10* 20 29 231 3 5 53 58 27 125.5


228-62 161 0.71 40 333 .363 2626* 11.52 36 44 473 3 9 124 133 46 268.0

Career/Season Ranks
No. 4 in Marquette career assists (2,626)
No. 4 in single-season MU assists (1,391 in 2010) Also finished No. 4 in NCAA with 12.10 assists/set
No. 8 in single-season MU assists (1,235 in 2009)

GoMarquette.com Student-Athlete of the Week
November 22, 2010
August 30, 2010


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