Photos from the Lady Lions' THINK PINK game against Iowa.
Team tri-captain ... Earned the Robin Lombard Award in recognition of those qualities that exemplify the true spirit of Lady Lion basketball ... Started on Senior Night against Wisconsin (2/25). It was her fourth career start ... Made her only shot from the field and finished the game with two points and a career-best two rebounds in the victory over Monmouth (12/9) ... Started third career game at Minnesota (12/6) ... Grabbed one rebound and took her first career free throw attempt in the win over Buffalo (11/27) ... Pulled down a rebounds in the home-opening win against NJIT (11/15) ... Had two rebounds in four minutes against IUP (11/8).
Selected as the Tom Caldwell "Unsung Hero" award winner at the Annual Lady Lion Banquet ... Academic All-Big Ten selection ... Appeared in five games ... Drained a jumper with one second remaining against Prairie View (11/21) ... Also pulled down a rebound and had an assist in the PVAMU game ... Dished out a career-high two assists against Stony Brook (11/19) ... In just three minutes of play, registered two points, two rebounds, two assists and a steal in an exhibition win over California (Pa.) (11/9).
Was a walk-on for the Lady Lions ... Claimed the Robin Lombard Award in recognition of those qualities that exemplify the true spirit of Lady Lion basketball ... Took home Academic All-Big Ten accolades ... Registered her first career points on a lay-up in second half at Illinois (2/21) ... Also recorded her first career steal versus the Illini ... Earned first career start against Michigan State (2/17) ... Dished out an assist in one minute of action at Indiana (3/2) ... Had one rebound and a great assist to Meredith Monroe under the basket in the win over Northwestern (1/10) ... Saw first collegiate regular-season action with three minutes played against Old Dominion (11/29) ... Scored four points and grabbed two offensive rebounds in exhibition win over Millersville (10/31).
Averaged 5.3 points and 4.7 rebounds per game her senior season at Archbishop Wood ... Served as team captain her final season, leading the Vikings to a 21-4 record ... Three-time All-Catholic league selection ... Finished her career with 472 points and 546 rebounds ... Three-time letterwinner for the Vikings ... Member of National Honor Society and Spanish National Honor Society ... Played AAU ball on the Newtown Shamrocks under head coach Dan Files.
Full name is Nicole Christine Arcidiacono ... Born June 3, 1988 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ... Parents are Patti and Joe Arcidiacono ... Has three brothers, Michael (18), Ryan (15), Christopher (9) and two sisters, Sabrina (23) and Courtney (9) ... Sister, Sabrina, graduated from Penn State in 2008 ... Brother, Michael, is a freshman at Penn State ... Cousin, Mark, is a freshman offensive lineman on the Penn State football team ... Father was a captain of Villanova's football team ... Played for the Penn State women's basketball club team in 2006-07, helping the squad to a second-place finish ... Majoring in marketing.