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Nikki Walts
Nikki  Walts

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Scottsdale, Ariz.

High School:
Desert Mountain

Height:
5-7

Position:
Midfielder

04/17/2018

Big Ten Medal of Honor Finalists

The men's and women's winners will be announced at the Scarlet and Graymies on April 24

04/09/2018

Ohio State Recognizes Academic Standouts at Scholar-Athlete Dinner

Big Ten Medal of Honor finalists revealed

08/06/2017

Buckeye Student-Athletes Set to Graduate Sunday

Graduates include All-Americans and academic standouts

02/23/2016

Ohio State Announces 2016 Huntington Bucks Go Pro Class

Thirty-seven student-athletes will be interning this summer

04/17/2018

Big Ten Medal of Honor Finalist - Nikki Walts

Big Ten Medal of Honor Finalist - Nikki Walts

Nikki Walts Photo Gallery

CAREER HONORS

  • United Soccer Coaches Third Team All-American (2017)
  • United Soccer Coaches First Team All-Midwest Region (2017)
  • United Soccer Coaches First Team Scholar All-America (2017)
  • United Soccer Coaches First Team Scholar All-North/Central Region (2017)
  • CoSIDA Second Team Academic All-District (2017)
  • Big Ten Midfielder of the Year (2017)
  • First Team All-Big Ten (2017)
  • Second Team All-Big Ten (2016)
  • Big Ten All-Freshman Team (2014)
  • Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2017)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2015, 2016, 2017)
  • OSU Scholar-Athlete (2014, 2015, 2016)

AS A SENIOR (2017)
Co-captain started all 21 matches in the midfield ... first on the team, second in the conference and tied for 15th nationally with nine assists ... third on the team with 15 points and tied for fourth with three goals ... fourth on the Ohio State career assists list with 22 ... assisted on Meghan Kammerdeiner’s game-winner against Western Michigan ... scored a goal and assisted on another against USF ... assisted on a pair of goals, including Sarah Roberts’ game-winner, vs. Illinois ... assisted on Morgan Wolcott’s game-winner at Iowa ... scored the game-winner in the 101st minute of the Buckeyes’ 1-0 double-overtime win over Michigan State ... assisted on Eleanor Gabriel’s game-winner at Maryland ... scored the Buckeyes’ first goal at Minnesota ... assisted on Sammy Edwards’ game-winner vs. Indiana ... assisted on Gabriel’s goal vs. Iowa ... played the full match nine times.

AS A JUNIOR (2016)
Assistant captain started all 21 matches in the midield … finished third on the team with four assists and fourth with four goals ... played 1,884 minutes, the most on the team ... assisted on Meghan Kammerdeiner and Nya Cason goals against Kent State ... scored the game-winner in a 4-2 win over Wright State ... assisted on Sammy Edwards’ game-winner at Miami ... assisted on Lindsay Agnew’s first goal vs. Iowa ... knotted the score in the 56th minute and scored the game-winner in the 86th minute of the Buckeyes’ 3-2 win over Dayton in the NCAA First Round ... played the full match 13 times.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2015)
Started all 23 matches in the midfield … notched five goals and seven assists ... second on the team with 17 points and tied for first with seven assists ... scored two goals, including the game-winner, and assisted on another against Illinois State ... assisted on Nichelle Prince’s goal against FIU ... assisted on Bridget Skinner’s game-winner vs. Bucknell ... scored the game-winner and assisted on Prince’s second goal at Iowa ... scored the game-winner in the 67th minute of Ohio State’s 3-2 win over Purdue ... tallied the Buckeyes’ first goal in a 2-1 double-overtime win over Maryland ... assisted on Michela Paradiso’s game-winner against Michigan State ... assisted on both goals in 2-1 NCAA first-round win over Butler ... played the full match 17 times.

AS A FRESHMAN (2014)
Started all 19 matches in the midfield ... notched two goals and two assists ... played the full match 13 times ... played 1,696 minutes, the most of any Buckeye ... assisted on Sydney Dudley's game-winner against Dayton ... tallied the assist on Taylor Schissler's game-winner against George Mason while also scoring her first-career goal in the game ... scored the game-winner in the Buckeyes' win over Nebraska.

PRIOR TO OHIO STATE
Slammers FC:
Three years of club experience with Slammers FC ... member of 2012 ECNL national champions directed by Walid and Ziad Khoury.

Xavier College Prep: Played two years at Xavier College Prep ... named Fiesta All-Region and a nominee for Gatorade Player of the Year while at Xavier College Prep ... member of Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos, a charity that allows her to help at an orphanage in Guatemala ... also a member of Spanish Club, Key Club and Health Career Club.

PERSONAL
Enjoys going to the lake, wakeboarding, skiing, snowboarding and tubing ... daughter of Butch and Allyson Walts ... has two older sisters, Brittney and Erin ... dad played professional tennis and mom played tennis at Oklahoma and Arizona State.

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