Nicole Fawcett: Volleyball Player Nominated as Sportswoman of the Year

August 2, 2009

Meet Nicole Fawcett, a former Penn State Volleyball player. She has been nominated by Women’s Sports Foundation as Sportswoman of the Year. See photos, video and read a biography of Nicole Fawcett below.

Nicole Fawcett

Nicole Fawcett

Nicole Fawcett is in the news today as the former Penn State Volleyball player is one of the nominees for Sportswoman of the Year, as recognized by the Women’s Sports Foundation.

Viewers get to vote on who they think is deserving of the title from their athletic accomplishments between August 1, 2008 and July 31, 2009. The other nine finalists include Cara Black and Liezel Huber, Sandra Kiriasis, Shannon Kleibrink, Kelly Kulick, Danielle Lawrie, Renee Montgomery, Hannah Nielsen, Jessie Vetter and Marta da Silva. Please go here to vote for your favorite! You have until midnight August 9th to do so.

Nicole Fawcett Biography

As a biography, Nicole Fawcett was born on December 16, 1986 in San Antonio, Texas so her age is 22. She comes from an athletic family; her mother was a volleyball player at Wright State and her grandfather (maternal) was a Baltimore Orioles pitcher in 1945.

Nicole attended Benjamin Logan High School in Bellefontaine, Ohio. While there, she lettered in volleyball all four years and was a member of the track team three years. After graduation, she went on to Penn State, where she was a member of the volleyball team all four years. She led the team to two NCAA championships – in 2007 and 2008. She was an AVCA First Team All-American three times and in 2008, was named the AVCA Division I Women’s Volleyball National Player of the Year. Additionally, she was the Honda Award Winner in January, after being named the country’s top collegiate female volleyball player.

In June 2009, Nicole joined the U.S. Women’s National Volleyball team.

Photos and video of Nicole Fawcett are below.

Nicole Fawcett
Nicole Fawcett Photo

Nicole Fawcett Video


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