Nikki Osuna is in her first year as director of operations with the Tulane volleyball program, but she is certainly no stranger to Green Wave volleyball.
Osuna will reunite with a program in which she starred for in 2010 and 2011. In her career, Osuna played in 206 sets with 61 starts, recording 747 digs and 32 aces while notching 79 assists. Her career digs per set average of 3.63 is good for second in school history, while her 0.38 average of assists per set is 16th in Tulane history.
During her senior campaign, Osuna earned Honorable Mention honors from the LSWA All-Louisiana team. For the Greenies in 2011, she appeared in all 31 matches with 30 starts at the libero position and played in a total of 116 sets. The Bellflower, Calif., native led the team in digs with 510, becoming just the second player in school history to eclipse the 500-dig plateau in a season. She ranked second on the team in service aces with 21, and was fourth in assists with 72.
In her first year with the program, she appeared in 30 matches with 13 starts at libero and played 90 sets. She notched 237 digs on the season, good for third on the team.
Osuna played two seasons at Orange Coast College prior to joining Tulane. Her first season at OCC was marred with injuries, but she came back strong during her sophomore year to have one of the finest individual seasons in the history of the OCC program. She set a single-season school record of 602 digs which shot her into the fourth place spot on the career digs list at OCC. She helped the program capture the California Community College Athletic Association Championship that season, and earned First Team All-Orange Empire Conference honors in the process.
Osuna originally started her collegiate career at Seattle Pacific University in 2007.