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    Nikki Hawkins

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Plano, Texas

    High School:
    Plano Senior HS

    Height:
    5-4

    Position:
    Midfielder

    Experience:
    Sr.-3L

    Nikki Hawkins

    This Season: Coach Solberg ranks her as the No. 1 player on the squad, noting that she is most deserving of recognition for her hard work ethic and consistency . . . great vision.

    2003 (Junior): Named to the 2003 First Team All-Conference USA and a NSCAA/adidas Scholar-Athletes All-Region Selection . . . Started all 18 of Houston's matches and all 10 C-USA games . . . Led the Cougar squad in every offensive category: total points (17), goals (7), game winning goals (2), assists (3), shots (44), shot percentage (.159) and shots on goal (18) . . . In C-USA games alone she led the team with 11 points, four goals, three assists, 23 total shots and nine shots on goal . . . Her 17 points on the 2003 campaign are a career high and the most by a Cougar player since the 2000 season, and good for fourth all-time . . . with her 2003 number toals, Hawkins moves into Houston's all-time top ten in points (37, T2nd), goals (16, 2nd), assists (5, T6th) and game-winning goals (5, T2nd). . . . Her eight points and 0.89 points-per-game average in C-USA matches rank tenth among league leaders . . . Overall, she appears in the top 10 in all eight offensive categories . . . Was named C-USA Co-Offensive Player of the Week for the week of Sept. 15 after scoring the Cougars' lone goal on a penalty kick in a 4-1 loss to SEC foe Georgia on Sept. 12, and registering Houston's lone goal in the 1-1 double-overtime tie with South Carolina . . . For the weekend, Hawkins tallied a total of nine shots, including four on-goal . . . The award was the first such honor for Hawkins . . . Scored in seven of the Cougars' matches in 2003, including each of the last three games in which they scored a goal.

    2002 (Sophomore): Named to the 2002 Second Team All-Conference USA ... Coach Solberg ranks her as the No. 1 player on the squad, noting that she is most deserving of recognition for her hard work ethic and consistency... started all 19 of Houston's matches and all 10 C-USA games... led the Cougar squad in total points (13) and goals (6) and tied with teammate Kelly Golden with two game-winning goals in all games, while in C-USA games alone she leads the team with six points and three goals... her 13 points on the 2002 campaign are the most by a Cougar player since the 2000 season... with her 2002 number totals, Hawkins moves into Houston's all-time top ten in points (20, T5th), goals (9, 4th) and game-winning goals (3, T4th)... overall, she appeared in the top 10 in all eight offensive categories... netted game-winning goals against Southwest Texas on Oct. 2 and Memphis on Oct. 27... scored in two consecutive games, and three of the Cougars' last five games.

    2001 (Freshman): Started every for Houston as a freshman... scored the first goal of her career in the win over Southwest Texas State... scored a goal in the win over Southern Miss... had a .615 shots on goal percentage.

    Club: Played for the Texans' club soccer team under Hassan Nazari.

    High School: Two-time All-District 9-5A selection at Plano Senior High... helped her team to an impressive 45-17-9 record during her four years as a Wildcat... also a member of the All-Area team... coached by Diane Davey... excelled in the classroom, maintaining a 3.8 grade point average and earning a Who's Who Among American High School Students nomination... member of the National Honor Society and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes... also recruited by West Virginia, Wyoming, Southern Miss, Iowa State and North Texas.

    Personal: Born September 12, 1982, in Rastanura, Saudi Arabia... parents are Tanya and Wayne Hawkins of Plano... cousin, Titus Ivory, was a four-year member of the Penn State basketball team... cousin Umme Salim was a four-year gymnastics competitor for West Virginia... business major... nickname is "Skeeter"... enjoys watching movies and dancing...earned place on Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll for spring '01 earning cume GPA of 3.0 or better.

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