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Mia Nickson
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Mia Nickson

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Ashburn, Va.

High School:
Notre Dame Academy

Last College:
Boston College

Height:
6-2

Position:
F


01/21/2014

No. 13/13 Lady Lions Face Indiana Wednesday in the BJC

It's Centre County Women's Resource Center Night and Dollar Dog Night for the 7 p.m. tip

11/15/2013

No. 15/13 Lady Lions Host Top-Ranked UConn Sunday

Fans can partake in a buy one, get one free ticket offer with their football or men's hockey tickets

04/14/2013

Lady Lions Hold Annual Banquet

Lucas and Bentley named Most Outstanding Players

03/28/2013

Frazier Leads Five Lions Earning Academic All-Big Ten Honors

Sixty-Four Penn State Winter Student-Athletes Earn Academic-All Big Ten Honors

03/28/2013

Sixty-Four Penn State Winter Student-Athletes Earn Academic-All Big Ten Honors

Penn State has 164 honorees through fall and spring campaigns

06/08/2013

Special Olympics Summer Games Sportsfest

Special Olympics Summer Games Sportsfest

04/14/2013

2013 Lady Lion Basketball Banquet

2013 Lady Lion Basketball Banquet

03/24/2013

Penn State vs. Cal Poly

Penn State vs. Cal Poly

03/23/2013

Lady Lions' NCAA Tournament First Round Practice Day

Lady Lions' NCAA Tournament First Round Practice Day

03/09/2013

No. 8 Penn State vs. Michigan State

No. 8 Penn State vs. Michigan State

2012-13
Completed her career ranked 10th in Penn State history in rebounding average (7.0), 20th in total rebounds (632) and tied for 20th in free throws made (257) ... Team captain for the third consecutive season ... Selected as the Robin Lombard "Spirit" Award winner for the second consecutive year ... Ranked 12th in the Big Ten in rebounding (6.8) and was fourth in offensive boards (3.1) ... Became the 28th member of Penn State's 500-rebound club with six caroms at Michigan State (1/6) ... Scored her 800th career point in a Lady Lion uniform at Nebraska (3/3) ... Earned a double-double with 13 points on 6-of-9 shooting and 13 rebounds in the NCAA Tournament win over Cal Poly (3/24) ... Chipped in four points, seven rebounds, two assists and two steals versus Michigan State in the Big Ten Semifinals (3/9) ... Recorded her 600th rebound with a eight point and 11 board effort in the Big Ten Quarterfinal win over Ohio State (3/8) ... Filled the stat sheet with 12 points, six rebounds, one block and one steal in the victory at Nebraska (3/3) ... Chipped in eight points and eight rebounds, including five on the offensive glass, at Minnesota (2/28) ... Accumulated 11 points, eight rebounds and an assist against Michigan (2/24) ... Recorded 13 points to supplement seven rebounds, two assists and a pair of steals in the win over Illinois (2/20) ... Notched a solid performance with 11 points and eight rebounds at Iowa (2/14) ... Had four steals to compliment nine points and five rebounds against Michigan State (2/10) ... Turned in a double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds in the win at Indiana (2/7) ... Dropped in 11 points to go along with four rebounds and an assist in the win over #13/11 Purdue (2/4) ... Contributed 11 points with six rebounds at Wisconsin (1/31) ... Tallied eight points and nine rebounds in the win over Wisconsin (1/17) ... Corralled a game-high 11 rebounds to go with seven points and a block in the win over Nebraska (1/13) ... Registered a double-double with 14 points, including going 8-for-10 from the free throw line, and 13 rebounds in the win over Northwestern (1/3) ... Accounted for nine points, five rebounds and a steal against South Dakota State (12/16) ... Posted her second double-double of the season with 10 points and a game-high 10 rebounds at Virginia Tech (12/12) ... Notched six points, three rebounds and a pair of assists in the win over Big East foe Georgetown (12/9) ... Found continued success against Connecticut with eight points, eight rebounds, two assists and three steals in Storrs (12/6) ... Tallied eight points, four rebounds and a block at Miami (11/29) ... Chipped in eight points and three rebounds in the win at Cal State Northridge (11/24) ... Had a game-high points 12 to go along with six rebounds, two assists a block and a steal against Lafayette (11/18) ... Accounted for six points, 11 rebounds and two blocks in the win at #16/13 Texas A&M (11/14) ... Recorded a double-double in the season-opener against Howard (11/11) with 14 points, including a 6-for-10 effort from the field, and 10 rebounds.

2011-12
Honorable Mention All-Big Ten choice ... Named to NCAA Tournament Kingston All-Region team ... Academic All-Big Ten choice ... Earned the team's Robin Lombard "Spirit" Award and Jeanette Goss "Courage" Award ... Tallied a team-best 19 points on 8-of-12 shooting in the NCAA Sweet Sixteen loss to UConn (3/25) ... Notched her fourth double-double of the year with 14 points, including a 6-for-6 effort at the free throw line, with 10 rebounds in the win at LSU (3/20) ... Posted her third double-double of the season with 18 points and 15 rebounds to go along with a pair of steals in the win over #8/11 Ohio State (2/20) ...Narrowly missed out on a double-double with nine points, 13 rebounds and a career-high three blocks in the Big Ten semifinals against Purdue (3/3) ... Chipped in 10 points, eight rebounds and three steals against Minnesota in the Big Ten quarterfinals (3/2) ... Just missed out on a double-double with 12 points, nine rebounds and a career-best two blocked shots in the win at #17/19 Purdue (2/12) ... Earned her fifth career 20-point game with 20 markers via a 10-for-12 effort from the free throw line and nine rebounds in the win at Minnesota (2/5) ... Tallied a season-high 18 points via an 8-for-9 effort at the free throw line, to go along with six rebounds and a steal at Michigan State (1/29) ... Earned her second double-double of the year with 12 points and 11 rebounds in the win at Nebraska (1/15) ... Posted first double-double of the season and seventh of her career with 10 points and 14 rebounds, including eight offensive boards, at Wisconsin (1/2) ... Returned after missing two games to pull down a team-best 13 rebounds against Iowa State (11/25).


2010-11
Six double-doubles ... Among the Big Ten leaders in scoring (28th - 10.5), rebounding (9th - 6.7) and field goal percentage (2nd - .521) ... Named the Robin Lombard "Spirit" Award winner ... Academic All-Big Ten selection ... Tallied eight points and eight rebounds in the NCAA Tournament loss to DePaul (3/21) ... Registered a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds in the NCAA Tournament win over Dayton (3/19) ... Scored 13 of her team-best 17 points in the second half in the Big Ten Championship game against Ohio State (3/6) ... Just missed out on a double-double with 11 points and nine rebounds, including six on the offensive glass, in the win over Northwestern (2/27) ... Tallied her fifth double-double of the season with 12 points and 11 rebounds, including seven offensive caroms, against Purdue (2/24) ... Notched 14 points on 6-of-10 shooting to go with six rebounds at Ohio State (2/17) ... Scored eight of her 12 points in the first half in the win over Indiana (2/13) ... Posted her fourth 20-point game of the season with 22 tallies against #11/13 Michigan State (2/10) ... Compiled her fourth double-double of the season with 13 points and 15 rebounds in the upset win at #20/22 Iowa (2/6) ... Helped seal the win over the Hawkeyes by making all six free throw attempts in the final 45 seconds ... Narrowly missed out on a double-double with 10 points and eight rebounds in the win over #23/24 Ohio State (1/30) ... Posted her third career double-double with 25 points and a career-high 17 rebounds, including 14 offensive boards, against Indiana (1/23) ... Also tied her career high with six steals against the Hoosiers (1/23) ... Made every shot she took (5-for-5 field; 2-for-2 free throw) on the way to her second career double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds in the win over Minnesota (1/13) ... Accounted for four points, a team-high nine rebounds and a steal at Northwestern (1/6) ... Was 7-for-11 from the field on the way to 18 points, six rebounds and a career-best six steals in the win over Bucknell (12/28) ... Narrowly missed a double-double with 10 points and nine rebounds in 22 minutes of action against Maine (12/12) ... Posted her second-straight 20-point game with 23 tallies on 8-for-13 shooting from the field and a perfect 7-for-7 mark from the free throw line in the win over Army (12/8) ... In her first collegiate start, recorded her first career double-double with personal bests of 26 points and 14 rebounds against Texas Tech (12/5) ... Was 8-for-10 from the field and 10-for-11 from the free throw line against the Raiders ... Knocked down 5-of-7 shots from the field en route to 11 points and four rebounds versus South Carolina (11/21) ... Had a key rebound and layup with 14 seconds left to seal the overtime win at Oakland (11/18) ... Accounted for 10 points and four rebounds in 11 minutes versus the Grizzlies ... Tallied career highs of 15 points and nine rebounds off of the bench in a win at Dayton to open the season (11/12) ... Accounted for 18 points and four rebounds off of the bench in the exhibition game versus Gannon (11/7).


2009-10
Sat out the 2009-10 season due to NCAA transfer rules ... Shared the Tom Caldwell "Unsung Hero" Award with Meggan Quinn.

2008-09 (at Boston College)
Played in 28 games ... Averaged 1.6 points and 2.0 rebounds ... Had four rebounds and three points against Florida State (3/6) in the ACC Tournament ... Notched three rebounds in 11 minutes versus Maryland (2/9) ... Grabbed six rebounds in nine minutes against NJIT (1/21) ... Had a career-high seven points against Wake Forest (1/15) ... Also corralled five rebounds against the Demon Deacons ... Tallied five points and a career-best seven rebounds against Virginia Tech (1/11) ... Registered four points, three rebounds and an assist in 11 minutes at Georgia Tech (1/8) ... Accounted for four points, three rebounds and a steal at Dartmouth (12/29) ... Chipped in five points and a rebound against Florida International (12/14) ... Had six points and three rebounds against New Hampshire (12/9) ... Tallied five points and five rebounds versus St. Francis (Pa.) (11/14).

HIGH SCHOOL
Guided Notre Dame Academy to a No. 4 ranking in the 2008 ESPN High Elite 25 Girls Basketball poll ... Preseason All-America choice by The Sporting News heading into her senior season ... Averaged 12.9 points as a senior ... Finished her career with more than 1,500 points ... Was the MVP of the Flint Hill Tip-Off Tournament and the Delly Curry Bojangles Shoot-out in 2007.

PERSONAL
Full name is Mia Sharron Nickson ... Born on January 28, 1990 in Heidelburg, Germany ... Parents are Gene and Sharon Gennings ... Has one sister, Kyndal Gennings ... Graduated in August 2012 with a degree in communication, arts and sciences.

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