2010: Appeared in 15 games for the Redbirds, making one start against Indiana State (Oct. 24)...recorded shots at Kent State (Aug. 22) and at Drake (Oct. 3).
2009: Appeared in three games for the Redbirds on the season.
2008: Appeared in all 20 games with one start ... recorded nine shots ... made her first-career start against Creighton (10/4).
2007: Redshirted with a knee injury.
Prior to ISU: Four-year letterwinner at Peoria Richwoods High School ... four-time all-conference and all-area selection ... all-sectional honoree as a freshman, junior and senior ... Illinois '89 ODP state team member from 2003-06 and the Illinois '88 ODP state team in 2002 ... played club soccer for Eclipse Select ... won the Illinois State Cup five-consecutive years (2002-06) ... also captured regional crowns in 2003 and 2006 ... as a member of Eclipse Select in `06, won the US Youth Soccer National Championship ... Redbird teammates Brenna Bohl, Bethany Brown, Alex Howell, Katrina Jakobsze and Ammanda Wisniewski also played club soccer with Eclipse ... attended the U14 National Camp in 2003.
Personal: Nicole Christine Russell ... born February 18, 1989 ... daughter of Cathy and Greg Russell ... AFNI Athletics Honor Roll: Fall 2007, Spring 2008 ... majoring in sports medicine.