One of the better finesse players on the team... Excellent at reading an opponent's defense and making adjustments... Solid defender who should compete for the starting spot at outside hitter.
Appeared in 14 matches with five starts.. Recorded a career-best 11 digs at SMU in the Cougar's final match of the year... Started in the Cougars' lone match at the Conference USA Tournament against DePaul and tallied two kills with five digs... Registered two kills, five digs and two block assists against Marquette... Tallied four kills with seven digs against Conference USA rival DePaul... Made her first collegiate start at Southern Mississippi... Made her season debut at Memphis.
Three-year varsity starter for the outstanding high school program at Cypress Creek High School in Houston...coached by Debbie Jaehne...First Team All-Greater Houston selection by the Houston Chronicle...Texas State High School All-Star...twice was named the MVP of District 16-5A...won the honor playing middle hitter as a junior, then changed to outside hitter the following year where she was again the MVP as a senior...led team to a 39-4 record...also earned all-district as a sophomore...played club volleyball for Texas Elite.
Born on October 5, 1981, in Houston...parents are Teresa Van Sandt and Mark Meusborn...step-father is Clyde Van Sandt...favorite hobbies include underwater sports and outdoor activities...was also recruited by LSU and Kentucky...nickname is "Nikki"