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Natalie Mullikin
Natalie Mullikin

Class:
Graduate Student

Hometown:
Lebanon, Ind.

High School:
Brebeuf Jesuit Prep

Last College:
Penn State

Height:
6-2

Position:
MB

Birthdate:
09/02/1985

2007 (Redshirt Junior)
Appeared in and started all 31 matches and played in all 113 sets ... Named first team All-ACC ... Selected to the All-ACC Academic team for the third straight season ... Earned ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District honors ... Named to the Dean's List and earned the team's Academic Award as well as receiving the Co-Deacon Award ... Inducted into Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK), the national leadership honor society ... Named the team's Most Valuable Player and was named the Best Offensive Player Award ... Led the team in kills, blocks and hitting percentage and also ranked in the top 10 of the ACC in each of those categories ... Finished in the top five on Wake Forest's single-season lists for block assists (108), block solos (35), total blocks (143), blocks per set (1.27) as well as kills per set (3.94) ... Broke the school's career block solos record with a block against Boston College on Oct. 28 ... Named to the All-Tournament team at the Black & Gold Challenge for the second-straight year ... Had double-digit kills in all but three matches ... Posted five matches of 20+ kills and had eight matches with better than a .400 hitting percentage ... Started the season strong by posting 19 kills and hitting a remarkable .548 (two errors in 31 attempts) against Pittsburgh (Aug. 31) in the opening match of the Best Western/Sycamore Inn Classic (Aug. 31-Sept. 1) ... Also had a season-high four block solos and nine total blocks against the Panthers ... Had 14 kills and a career-high five digs against Miami (OH) (Sept. 1) and also posted 14 kills and hit .462 against Michigan (Sept. 1) ... Recorded 33 kills and 12 total blocks in the three matches of the Black & Gold Challenge (Sept 7-8) ... Had 11 kills against Dayton (Sept. 7) and 13 kills against Jacksonville (Sept. 8) ... In the first match of the Univ. of Houston Tournament (Sept. 14-15), she posted seven kills and five total blocks against Rice (Sept. 14) ... Her 10 kills against Stephen F. Austin (Sept. 15) started a streak of 22 straight double-digit kill matches ... Finished the Houston Tourney with a 17-kill performance against the host Cougars ... Opened ACC action red-hot, hitting over .400 in her first four matches ... Registered 12 kills and hit .417 against Duke (Sept. 18) and followed that up by hitting .522 and posting 14 kills in a three-set win over Boston College (Sept. 21) ... One night later, hit .471 with 10 kills and a season-high two service aces in three sets against Maryland (Sept. 22) ... Turned in a strong all-around match against Miami (Sept. 28), hitting .524 on 12 kills and tied a career-high with five digs ... Also posted seven total blocks and had a .929 serving percentage with one ace and only one error in 14 attempts against the Hurricanes ... Notched 21 kills against Florida State (Sept. 30) ... Had 13 kills and a perfect serving percentage on 17 attempts at North Carolina (Oct. 4) ... Two days later, earned a season-high hitting percentage of .679 (one error in 28 attempts) with 20 kills as well as a season-high two service aces at NC State (Oct. 6) ... Recorded a career-high 50 attack attempts in back-to-back matches against Duke (Oct. 9) and Clemson (Oct. 12) ... Had 16 kills and five digs against the Blue Devils and 21 kills while also tying a season-high with a pair of assists against the Tigers ... Nearly recorded a double-double against both Georgia Tech (Oct. 13) and Virginia (Oct. 19), tallying10 kills and nine total blocks against the Yellow Jackets and 16 kills and eight total blocks against the Cavaliers ... Had 17 kills and tied her career high with five digs against Virginia Tech (Oct. 20) and collected 19 kills and eight block assists against BC (Oct. 28) ... Hit a solid .552 with 18 kills against Miami (Nov. 3) and recorded 14 kills and a pair of block assists against Georgia Tech (Nov. 9) ... Turned in a career match at home against North Carolina (Nov. 14), recording career-highs in kills (22), block assists (10) and total blocks (12) ... It was just her second career double-double ... Notched 11 kills in Wake's final home match against NC State (Nov. 16) ... Ended the season with a strong 20-kill, five-block performance at Virginia (Nov. 23).

2006 (Redshirt Sophomore)
Started in all 31 matches and 119 sets for the Deacons ... Named second team All-ACC ... Selected to the All-ACC Academic Team for the second straight year ... Was one of 10 players in the conference to be named to the All-ACC and All-Academic teams in 2006 ... Also named to the 2006-07 ACC Honor Roll ... Named to the Dean's List in 2006-07 ... finished the year as Wake Forest's single-season record holder in total blocks (153), block solos (49) and blocks per set (1.29) ... Led the team in all three categories and ranked fourth in the ACC in blocks per set ... Also led the Deacons with a .281 hitting percentage and was second with 2.95 kills per set ... Posted double-digit kills in 21 matches ... Named to the All-Tournament Team at the Black & Gold Challenge ... received the team's Dedication Award ... Opened the season with a strong showing at the Coors Invitational (Sept. 1-2) ... Hit .333 with 36 kills and 11 blocks in three matches ... Had 10 kills against Colorado State (Sept. 1) and 11 kills against James Madison (Sept. 2) ... Finished the weekend with 15 kills, five blocks and a .433 hitting percentage (two errors in 30 attempts) against Florida Atlantic (Sept. 2) ... Tallied 14 kills and four blocks in Wake's opening match against Indiana (Sept. 8) at the Marriott Flyer Invitational ... Turned in 43 kills, 15 blocks and a .410 hitting percentage at the Black & Gold Challenge (Sept. 15-16) ... Opened the weekend against George Washington (Sept. 15) by hitting .469 with 18 kills, two aces and a career-high five digs ... Followed that match with 15 kills and a season-best seven block assists against Davidson (Sept. 16) ... Ended the weekend with 10 kills and five blocks against Winthrop (Sept. 16) ... Opened ACC play against Georgia Tech (Sept. 22), tallying 10 kills, six blocks and a career-high three aces ... Hit a season-high .533 with 17 kills and one error in 30 attempts in a four-set win at North Carolina (Sept. 27) ... Recorded 16 kills at NC State (Sept. 30) before turning in an 18-kill performance against Virginia Tech (Oct. 6), her eighth straight match with double-digit kills ... Also had season-highs of 46 attempts and nine total blocks against the Hokies ... Started a streak of seven consecutive matches with double-digit kills by recording 13 against Maryland (Oct. 13) ... Also had a career-high five block solos and tied her season-high with nine total blocks against the Terps ... The following day, hit .478 with 13 kills and eight blocks against Boston College (Oct. 14) ... Had 18 kills and nine blocks in four sets at Miami (Oct. 22) ... Tallied 14 kills and seven blocks at Georgia Tech (Oct. 28) ... Matched her season-high with nine total blocks against North Carolina (Nov. 1) ... Tied her season-high with seven block assists at Boston College (Nov. 10) ... Tallied 15 kills and eight blocks, including three block solos, at Maryland (Nov. 12) ... Ended the year with season-bests of 19 kills and seven block assists against Miami (Nov. 22).

2005 (Redshirt Freshman)
Transferred to Wake Forest after one redshirt season at Penn State ... Saw action in 30 sets with 21 starts for the Deacs ... Played in 98 sets total ... Named to the All-ACC Academic Volleyball Team and the 2005-06 ACC Honor Roll ... Received team's Rookie of the Year award and Dedication Award ... Received the ACC Top Six for Service Award ... Named to the fall 2005 and spring 2006 Dean's Lists ... One of the team's best blockers, averaging 1.04 blocks per set ... Ranked third on the team in that category and was second on the squad in total blocks with 102 (15 solo, 87 assists) ... Finished the season with the team's third-best hitting percentage of .255 ... Was fourth in kills (232) and kills per set (2.37) ... Posted double-digit kills in eight matches ... Had at least one block in all but two matches ... Made her collegiate debut against Louisville (Sept. 2) in the Courtyard by Marriott Airport Classic, recording five kills, three block assists and a pair of digs ... Tallied five kills and four total blocks, in addition to a career-high three assists and one ace, against Tennessee State (Sept. 3) ... Closed out the tournament against Ohio (Sept. 3) by totaling six kills and four block assists ... Had five kills with no errors in 14 attempts against Texas-Pan American (Sept. 10) in the UTA Invitational ... Opened the Black & Gold Challenge against Georgetown (Sept. 16) with four block assists, three digs and four kills ... Earned a .462 hitting percentage off seven kills and one error in 13 attempts against South Dakota State (Sept.17) ... Closed out the home tournament with one block solo and block assist against Morehead State (Sept. 17) ... Began ACC play at Clemson (Sept. 22) with nine kills and four block assists ... Earned a .438 hitting percentage with nine kills and two errors in 16 attempts against NC State (Oct. 1) ... had eight kills and a pair of block assists against Duke (Oct. 4) ... posted first double-digit kill total with 15 kills at Maryland (Oct. 14) ... Also had a career-best hitting percentage of .750 (no errors in 20 attempts) against the Terps ... Tallied 12 kills, two block solos and five block assists against Florida State (Oct. 21) ... Followed that performance with her third double-figure kill total in her last four matches, registering 16 kills against Miami (Oct. 22) ... Also posted a season-high six block assists in the five-set match ... Turned in first double-double of her career with season-highs of 12 kills and 10 total blocks against Georgia Tech (Oct. 29) ... Recorded a season-best 18 kills against North Carolina (Nov. 6) ... Posted a .467 hitting percentage off seven kills and no errors in 15 attempts against Boston College (Nov. 11) ... Tallied 16 kills and four block assists against Maryland (Nov. 12), starting a streak of three straight matches with double-digit kill totals ... Had 11 kills and season-highs of four digs 34 attempts against Duke (Nov. 15) ... Posted 15 kills, three block solos and a pair of block assists against Virginia (Nov. 18) ... Tied her season-high with six block assists the following night against Virginia Tech (Nov. 19) ... Closed the season with one block solo and four block assists at Florida State (Nov. 25).

2004 (Penn State)
Was redshirted in her first season of eligibility at Penn State.

High School
Played for Circle City Volleyball Club ... Earned 11 letters (four in each volleyball and track and three in basketball) at Brebeuf Jesuit Prep... Played with current teammate Sally Fischer with Circle City and at Brebeuf Jesuit ... Led Brebeuf Jesuit to 2003-04 Indiana State Championship in both volleyball and basketball ... Finished her high school career with 1,286 kills ... Named the senior athlete of the year ... Received high honors all four years ... Reader's Digest Endowed Scholarship winner in 2003 ... U.S. Army Scholar Athlete award winner in 2003 ... National Honor Society member ... Recipient of the Indiana Academic Honors Diploma, the Chiefs award and the All-Athletic award.

Personal
Graduated from Wake Forest with a bachelors degree in health and exercise science in May 2008, and has enrolled as a graduate student, working toward a master's degree in management ... Was invited to tryout for the U.S. Olympic Volleyball team in February 2008 ... Born Sept. 2, 1985 in Indianapolis, Ind. ... Daughter of Carol and Wayne Mullikin ... Has two sisters, Melissa and Jessica ...Lists her parents as the most impressive people she knows.

 

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