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Nicole McCray
  • 6-1, Middle Blocker
  • Longview, Texas/Pine Tree
  • Major: Commercial Recreation
  • USA Juniors Club Team: Texas Sport

Career Honors AVCA Second Team All-American (2002)...First Team All-SEC (2002)...NCAA Tournament All-Region Team (2002)...AVCA All-East Region Team (2002)... Two-time SEC Player of the Week (2002)...First-Team All-SEC (2001)...NCAA Tournament All-Region (2001)...Honorable Mention All-American by Volleyball Magazine (2001)...AVCA All-South Region (2001)... SEC Player of the Year and First-team all-conference selection (2000)...Volleyball Magazine honorable mention All-American (2000)...AVCA All-South Region Team (2000)...SEC and AVCA National Player of the week (2000)...SEC Academic Honor Roll (2000)...Second-team All-SEC (1999).

Career Highlights Was two kills away from recording the first triple double in UF history in the NCAA Regional Semifinal against Pepperdine...A member of the U.S. Junior National Team before coming to Florida (1997).

As a Senior (2002) Second Team AVCA All-America...All-Region team selection for her performances against Temple and Washington State...Tallied a career-high four solo blocks against Washington State, setting a UF NCAA Tournament record for solo blocks...Added 10 kills and eight blocks in three games against Temple...Registered 15 blocks for the weekend...Named to the AVCA All-East Region Team...Had 15 kills and six blocks against South Florida...Hit .615 with five blocks against Central Florida...Selected to the Conference Challenge All-Tournament Team where she had a season-high three solo blocks... First team All-SEC and All-SEC Tournament selection after averaging 3.9 kills per game totaling 39 kills in tournament play... Knocked in 12 kills in 18 attacks versus South Carolina for her second best hitting percentage of the year, .667... Hit a season-high .727 with 16 kills in 22 attacks against South Carolina...Named Campus USA Credit Union Invitational MVP...Hit .625 against Stanford (11 kills, one error, 16 attacks) and also recorded five blocks...Named to the BYU Mizuno Classic All-Tournament Team...Recorded a career high 16 digs versus Oral Roberts in a triple double performance that included 14 kills in 24 attacks...Two-time SEC Player of the Week (Sept. 16 and Oct. 28)...Became the first Gator in school history to record 1,000 kills and 450 blocks in her career...Ranked eighth in the country in hitting percentage at .402...Finished her career second on UF's all-time list in career blocks with 529...Fifth in career kills with 1,274...Eighth in games played with 442.

As a Junior (2001) Played in all 30 matches... First Team All-SEC...NCAA Tournament All-Region Team...SEC All-Tournament Team... Academic All-SEC...Conference Challenge MVP...Posted a double-double (11 kills, 10 digs) versus Nebraska...Had 11 digs and 10 total blocks and eight kills against Pepperdine, two kills shy of recording the first triple-double in UF history...Led the team with 5 block assists versus Florida International...Posted a season high 8 block assists versus Florida A&M...Season high 21 kills vs. Notre Dame...Tied for most digs (6) vs. Virginia Tech...Recorded a double-double (19 kills, 12 digs) vs. Arkansas in SEC Tournament...Posted 10 kills vs. Georgia in SEC Tournament, third best on team...Recorded 13 digs against South Carolina... Logged nine kills and 10 digs versus Louisville... Registered 12 kills and 11 digs against Arkansas...Logged six kills and a game high kill/attack percentage of .667 versus Georgia... Registered five kills and combined for seven blocks against Georgia... Registered seven kills and five digs versus Kentucky... Recorded 12 kills and totaled six blocks versus Texas... Logged nine kills and 13 digs versus South Carolina... Logged six kills and nine digs versus Arizona.... Registered four service aces and a total of five blocks against South Florida... Recorded nine attacks and eight digs against Marshall during the SunTrust Invitational As a

Sophomore (2000) The SEC Player of the Year, first-team All-SEC selection and an SEC Academic Honor Roll student...Missed three matches (Oct. 27-Nov. 3) with a left ankle sprain...One of the nation's top blockers...Ranked in the top 20 nationally in that category each week until Nov. 13...Finished second in the SEC with a .384 hitting efficiency, third with 0.47 aces per game and fifth with 1.36 blocks per game...Third on the team with 20 double-digit kills matches...Led UF in blocks in 15 matches...Hit at a season-best .706 (13-1-17) at Ole Miss...Named the SEC and AVCA National Player of the Week Sept. 4 for her performance in the SunTrust Invitational... Averaged 4.44 kills per game and hit .429 in that tournament...Named MVP of the SunTrust Invitational and Cal Golden Bear Classic...Named to the Florida Volleyball Conference Challenge and State Farm Classic all-tournament teams...Had 21 kills in seven games and averaged a .429 hitting efficiency in the Conference Challenge.

As a Redshirt Freshman (1999) Second-team All-SEC player...Recorded double-digit kills in 12 matches...Led squad in blocks in 11 matches... Recorded nine blocks in a three game match against Marquette, including eight in the third game...Tied for team-high 11 kills with no errors on 18 attempts (.611) in SEC Tournament final over No. 23 Arkansas...Career-high .833 (10-0-12) against Tennessee in SEC Tournament... Played and practiced as tolerated due to a left Achilles strain...Sat out the Mississippi series to rest that injury...Pounded 10 kills on 12 attempts with no errors for a career-high .833 hitting efficiency to help put Florida a win away from its ninth SEC title...Put up six blocks in home sweep of Georgia (1 solo, 5 assists)...Recorded 11 kills and seven blocks against No. 9 UCSB... Posted a personal-best 12 digs vs. No. 3 Nebraska...Set career-high hitting percentage with .722 (15-2-8) against Western Michigan in SunTrust Invitational...Recorded a then-career-high .600 hitting efficiency (7-1-10) and first career ace against Jacksonville...Made an immediate impact, averaging 2.9 kpg and 1.2 bpg in the NACWAA Volleyball Classic.

As a Freshman (1998) Played five matches before taking a medical redshirt.

Prior to Florida A member of the 1998 USA Junior National Team...One of 12 players selected for the 1997 USA Youth National Team that played in Brazil...Earned first-team all-state honors and was twice voted district Most Valuable Player...Also a two-time member of the Texas All-Star Team...Named best defensive player in her region...Her club team made the playoffs all four years, including two national title runs...Also played basketball and track and field...Was named all-district three straight times in basketball and an all-region high jumper in track and field...Had a single-game record 27 rebounds...Also named to the district academic team twice...Inducted into her school's Hall of Fame for maintaining a 3.0 GPA or better for all four years and her athletic accomplishments.

Personal Enjoys traveling...Wants to be an Olympian or coach at the collegiate level...Mother and father both played basketball at Panola Junior College in Carthage, Texas (1974-75)...Father also played at UNC-Asheville...Sister Amber, has been a member of the U.S. Junior National Team as a middle blocker...Prayer is a large part of her pre-match ritual...Favorite food is fried catfish.

Career Stats
1998 6-5 2 0.33 3 7 -.143 1 0.17 0
1999 114-34 271 2.38 90 576 .314 5 0.04 0
2000 103-31 346 3.36 114 710 .327 33 0.32 35
2001 97-30 250 2.58 70 497 .362 25 0.26 31
2002 122-37 405 3.32 106 743 .402 16 0.13 29
TOTAL 442-137 1274 2.88 383 2533 .352 81 0.18 95
1998 1 0.17 0 2 2 0.33 0 0  
1999 61 0.54 13 120 133 1.17 17 5  
2000 157 1.52 23 111 134 1.30 8 7  
2001 205 2.11 20 97 117 1.21 6 4  
2002 192 1.57 33 110 143 1.14 6 1  
TOTAL 617 1.40 89 440 529 1.20 37 17  
Season High Category Career Highs
16 at South Carolina (10/27) Kills 22 vs. California (2000)
37 vs. Penn State (9/20) Attacks 41 vs. Pacific (1999)
.727 (16-0-22) at South Carolina (10/27) Hitting % .833 vs. Tennessee (1999)
2, twice, last at BYU (9/7) Assists 3, twice, last vs. Tennessee (2001)
3 at Auburn (11/10) Service Aces 4, 3x, last vs. USF (2001)
16 vs. Oral Roberts (9/7) Digs 16 vs. Oral Roberts (9/7)
4 vs. Wash. State (12/14) Block Solo 4 vs. Wash. State (12/14)
7 vs. Rhode Island (8/30) Block Assists 9 vs. Marquette (1999)
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