Nicki Green begins her second season as part of the Southern Miss staff after a standout volleyball career. As a four-year letterwinner and a three-year starter for the Lady Eagles, she helped the team to a school-record 27 wins as a senior. She led the team in kills and was third on the team in service aces during the 2003 season. She was named the most valuable player at the Mississippi State tournament and received all-tournament honors in the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi tournament.
The Kansas City, Mo., native recorded 1,034 kills and 929 digs in her career, while ranking in the top 15 in four categories, including kills, total attempts, services and digs. She was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District VI Second team in 2003.
Green, 22, received her degree in exercise science in December. She prepped at Blue Springs South (Mo.) High School where she was a three-year letterwinner. She continues to hold five school records including kills in match, kills in a season, kills in a career, aces in a career and digs in a career. She was named to the Blue Springs All-Six team and played in the Missouri-Kansas all-star game and all-state game.
She is married to Jarrod Green and she is the daughter of Vaughn and Chris Tribble. Her sister, Kelly, a former Southern Miss standout and assistant coach, is an assistant volleyball coach at Oklahoma.