Women's Basketball

 
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Nikki Luckhurst

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Duluth, Ga.

High School:
Wesleyan

Height:
5-8

Position:
Guard

Birthdate:
01/25/1986

Experience:
2L

Nikki Luckhurst

As a Junior (2006-07)
Enters 2007-08 eighth on Tulane's all-time three-point percentage list (.336; 131-of-390) and eighth in three-pointers made with 131... Her 52 three-pointers made were the eighth most in a single season at Tulane... Ninth in Conference USA in three-pointers made per game with 1.58... Also owns the third-best single-season mark at Tulane with 69 three-pointers made in 2005-06... Ninth-highest single-season three-point percentage at Tulane last season with by connecting at a .349 clip (also owns the eighth-best mark at .350 in 2005-06)... Her .349 three-point field goal percentage was 11th in Conference USA... Luckhurst hit 33.3% of the team's 156 three-pointers in 2006-07, which was the third-most made by a Tulane team in program history... Appeared in all 33 games, starting three... Led the team in scoring twice, with 20 points in Tulane's win at Houston on February 1 and 15 points in the Green Wave's Conference USA semifinal game against Rice... Nailed five-of-seven three-pointers in Tulane's win over Alabama on December 9, helping Tulane turn in the fourth most three's in a game in program history, a mark Tulane also tied at Tulsa (January 12) and at home against UTEP (January 20)... Reached double-figure scoring in seven games... Scored a season-high 20 points in Tulane's win at Houston as she connected on eight-of-15 field goals and four-of-nine three-pointers... Her five-of-seven performance from three-point range against Alabama helped the Wave erase a 17-point first-half deficit as Tulane posted a 17-point victory, as she shot six-of-eight from the field and added three assists... A perfect six-for-six from the free-throw line in Tulane's win over Lamar on December 20... Ended the season by making nine of her final 21 three-point attempts (.429)... Shot .500 percent from the field or better in 12 games, including three of her final four.

As a Sophomore (2005-06): Enters 2006-07 eighth on Tulane's all-time three-point percentage list (.328) and 10th in three-pointers made (79, behind teammate Jami Montagnino)... Luckhurts's 69 three-pointers were the third-most in a single season in Tulane history... Her .350 three-point percentage was seventh on the single-season list at Tulane... Finished second in C-USA in made three-pointers (69) and three-pointers per game (2.56) and eighth in three-point percentage (.350)... Third on the team and 21st in C-USA in scoring with 11.7 PPG... Converted 89.9 pct of her free throw attempts... Started 23 of 27 games at guard... Connected on a career-best six threes in the Green Wave's win at Tulsa, only five players in Tulane history had more in a single-game... Scored in double-figures in 15 of 27 games... Dropped a career-high 28 points on Rice in Houston... Set career highs in rebounds and assists in the season opening win against Howard with seven assists and nine rebounds... Added a 23-point effort at Tulsa and also led Tulane in scoring with 20 points against Chicago State, 20 at UAB, 16 against UTEP, 15 in the versus Central Connecticut State.

As a Freshman (2004-05): Saw action in 23 of 27 games as a true freshman... Earned her first career start at Texas State, her longest outing of the year, and responded with nine points and two rebounds on 4-of-7 shooting... Scored a career-high 12 points and added one blocked shot, one assist and two rebounds in the loss at Southern Miss... Set career highs for rebounds (5) and assists (4) against C-USA foe DePaul.

Prep: Won four letters in basketball for coach Jan Azar at Wesleyan High School in Duluth Ga... Helped lead the squad to the Class A state championship in 2002 and the 2A state title in 2004... Selected as the Georgia Class A Player of the Year in 2002 and the state's Class 2A Player of the Year in 2004... Three-time Street & Smith's honorable-mention All-American... First-team all-state choice as a sophomore, junior and senior after having been a second-team all-state pick as a freshman... Chosen as the Region Player of the Year in each of her final three years of high school and was a four-time all-region selection... Named the Gwinnett Player of the Year by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution as a senior... Selected all-county by the AJC in each of her four seasons... Named Player of the Year by the Gwinnett Daily Post in 2004... Chosen to the Atlanta Tipoff Club Team of the Year in 2002, 2003 and 2004... Selected to play for the North Georgia team in the GACA North/South All-Star game as a senior... Left Wesleyan as the all-time leader in games played, point scored, three-pointers, assists and steals... Also picked up four varsity letters in softball and a pair of letters in lacrosse.

Personal: Nikki Theresa Luckhurst was born Jan. 25, 1986 in Athens, Ga... The daughter of Mick Luckhurst and Terri Hancock... Has one younger sister and four younger brothers... Her father was a kicker with the Atlanta Falcons for seven years after having kicked collegiately at Cal... Her mother was a professional golfer on the LPGA tour after a collegiate career at Georgia where she won an individual national championship.

Career Highs
Points: 28 (at Rice, 1/29/06)
Rebounds: 9 (vs Howard, 11/18/05; vs Rice, 2/12/06)
Assists: 7 (vs Howard, 11/18/05)
Field Goals: 9 (at Rice, 1/29/06)
Three-Pointers: 6 (at Tulsa, 2/24/06)
Steals: 5 (at UTEP 11/25/06; vs Marshall, 2/17/06)
Blocks: 1 (three times all in 04-05)
Minutes: 42 (vs Toledo 12/29/05; at SMU 3/3/06)

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