Granted a medical hardship waiver in May 2007 after a knee injury cut short her freshman season.
Redshirt Senior Year (2009-10)
All-Valley Second-Team selection ... MVC All-Defensive team selection ... Honorable Mention MVC Scholar-Athlete ... started all 36 games ... led the team in field goal percentage (.545) and blocks (71) ... second in rebounding (7.0) and free throw percentage (.865) ... third in scoring (11.9) ... blocked multiple shots in 21 games ... tied for the team lead with nine double-doubles, ending her career with 19, the fifth-most in ISU history ... ISU was 7-2 when Lewis had a double-double ... named to the Hawkeye Challenge All-Tournament Team, averaging 16.0 points, 8.5 rebounds and 2.0 blocks over the two games ... logged her first double-double of the season with 12 points and 12 rebounds against UCLA (11/14) ... scored 20 points on 8-of-9 shooting against Iowa (11/15) ... blocked three shots at Ball State (12/13) to become the fourth player in Valley history with 200 in her career ... posted a double-double with 15 points and 13 rebounds in a career-best 39 minutes against DePaul (12/28) ... shot a career-best 11-for-12 from the free throw line against Indiana State (2/6) ... blocked a season-high six shots against Wichita State (2/12), tied for the third-most in ISU history ... notched her seventh double-double with a season-best 22 points and 10 rebounds against Missouri State (2/14) ... became Illinois State's all-time games played leader when she played in her 134th game at Southern Illinois (2/20) ... logged a double-double with 13 points and 15 rebounds, tying her career-high, at Creighton (3/4) ... named to the MVC All-Tournament Team, averaging 15.0 points and 5.0 rebounds ... grabbed five rebounds against Indiana State in the MVC Tournament (3/12), moving into second place in career rebounds at Illinois State ... named to the WNIT All-Tournament team, averaging 12.6 points, 7.4 rebounds and 2.2 rebounds in the five games ... scored a game-high 21 points at Purdue in the WNIT (3/21) ... scored 17 points in the second half, including 15 of ISU's final 21 points ... scored 13 points and blocked four shots against Kansas in the WNIT (3/25) ... scored 14 points and grabbed nine rebounds against Illinois in the WNIT (3/28) ... ISU single-season rankings: No. 3 in blocks, No. 7 in free throws, No. 9 in free throw percentage, No. 11 in rebounds, No. 12 in field goal percentage ... 09-10 Valley rankings: No. 1 in field goal percentage, No. 2 in blocks, No. 4 in free throw percentage, No. 8 in rebounding, No. 14 in scoring.
RedshirtJunior Year (2008-09)
All-Valley Second-Team selection ... MVC Scholar-Athlete Team Honorable Mention selection ... two-time Prairie Farms/MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week (12/17, 2/24) ... appeared in all 35 games with 32 starts ... ranked third on the team in scoring (10.1) and first in rebounding (7.2) ... led the Redbirds in blocks with a school-record 78 ... scored in double-figures in 20 games ... led the team with seven double-doubles, six of which came in conference play ... led the team in rebounds in 13 games and blocks in 25 games ... pulled down five or more rebounds in 29 games, including eight double-digit efforts ... made a school-record 31-consecutive free throws from 1/22 to 3/1 ... recorded her first double-double of the season with 15 points and 11 rebounds against Green Bay (12/13) ... registered a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds at Missouri State (1/19) ... recorded a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds against Indiana State (2/7), shooting a perfect 7-for-7 from the field, and had a season-high six blocks ... grabbed a career-high 15 rebounds against Missouri State (2/12) ... recorded a double-double with a season-high 25 points, including a perfect 9-for-9 performance from the free throw line, and 12 rebounds and had five blocks at Southern Illinois (2/19) ... notched a double-double in the following game with 15 points and 12 rebounds against Evansville (2/21) ... blocked four shots against Northern Iowa (3/1) to surpass Leslie Ferrell (177) for the Illinois State all-time lead ... averaged 10.3 points and 6.3 rebounds per game in the WNIT ... recorded a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds against Louisiana Tech (3/24) ... logged a double-double with 13 points and 13 rebounds against Indiana (3/29) ... ISU single-season records: No. 1 in blocks; No. 2 in blocks average; No. 10 in rebounds; No. 21 in free throw percentage; No. 22 in rebounding average ... 08-09 Valley rankings: No. 2 in blocks; No. 4 in defensive rebounds; No. 5 in rebounding and free throw percentage; No. 6 in field goal percentage.
Redshirt Sophomore Year (2007-08)
Appeared in all 33 games with 32 starts ... led the Redbirds in blocks ... scored in double-figures in 17 games, including three 20-point efforts ... averaged 12.4 points and 6.4 rebounds per game in conference play ... scored in double-digits in 14 Valley games, the second-most on the team ... had 17 games with at least five rebounds, including three double-digit rebounding efforts ... made 18-consecutive free throws at one point in the season ... had 11 rebounds, two assists and two blocks in a career-high 35 minutes against DePaul (11/25) ... scored 20 points, including an 8-for-8 performance from the free throw line, against Miami (Ohio) (12/16) ... scored 18 points against Evansville (1/3), with 14 coming on a 7-for-7 performance from the field in the first half ... scored 21 points and set a career-high with seven blocks, tied for the second-highest single-game total in ISU history, against Indiana State (2/15) ... recorded back-to-back double-doubles for the first time in her career in the last two regular-season games ... scored a career-high 28 points, on a career-best 11 field goals, and had 10 rebounds against Southern Illinois (3/6) ... scored 11 points and had 14 rebounds against Evansville (3/8) ... ISU single-season ranks: No.6 in blocks, No. 7 in free throw percentage; No. 8in blocks per game... 07-08 Valley ranks: No. 3 in blocks and field goal percentage, T-No. 14 in defensive rebounds, No. 19 in rebounding, T-No. 19 in scoring.
Sophomore Year (2006-07)
Honorable mention All-Valley selection ... All-MVC Scholar-Athlete selection ... appeared in 33 games, with 22 starts ... led the team in blocks, was second in scoring and field goal percentage and third in rebounds ... collected 2.0 blocks per conference outing, tied for the top mark in the MVC ... shot at a .538 clip in conference play, the fourth-best mark in the Valley ... tallied 13 double-digit scoring outings, including the last seven games of the regular season ... inserted into the starting lineup against Wichita State (1/11), and strung together four-consecutive double-digit scoring efforts ... in two games against Northern Iowa, scored a combined 45 points on 20-of-32 shooting ... had her first-career double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds in ISU's win at Creighton (3/3) ... named the Prairie Farms/MVC Scholar Athlete of the Week (1/17), after averaging 17.5 points, 5.5 rebounds and 3.5 blocks per game in wins over Wichita State (1/11) and Missouri State (1/13)... ISU single-season ranks: No.3 in blocks; No.5 in blocks per game ... 06-07 Valley ranks: No. 1 in total blocks; No. 2 in blocks per game; No. 4 in field goal percentage; No. 23 in scoring.
Freshman Year (2005-06)
Started the first eight games before she suffered a torn Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) in her right knee against UTEP (12/18) ... among the Valley leaders in blocked shots and was shooting .533 from the field for the season when she was injured ... had a blocked shot in six of eight contests ... when Lewis and classmates Kristi Cirone and Brea Banks all started at UTEP (12/18), it marked the first time in six seasons the Redbirds started three freshmen in the same game.
Prior to ISU
Three-year starter at Muskego High School ... second team all-state as a senior ... 2004 Southeast Wisconsin Player of the Year ... led the Warriors to 2003 and 2004 conference championships ... three-year varsity starter who averaged 18.0 points and 8.9 rebounds while shooting 53 percent from the field as a junior ... averaged 16.3 points, 9.3 rebounds as a sophomore ... prep coach was Ron Kozlowski ... played for 2003 AAU national champion Wisconsin Playground Warriors, averaging 14 points per game ... led volleyball team to state finals in 2004, her third year as a starting middle blocker.
Nicolle Marie Lewis ... born May 26, 1987, in Salina, Kan. ... daughter of John and Cilvia Lewis ... one sister (Erica) ... majoring in exercise science ... AFNI Athletics Honor Roll: Fall 2005, Spring 2006, Fall 2006, Spring 2007, Fall 2007, Spring 2008, Fall 2008, Spring 2009, Fall 2009... MVC Honor Roll: 2008, 2009, 2010 ... MVC Commissioner's Academic Excellence Award: 2008. 2009, 2010.