2013: Preseason All-South Atlantic Conference Second Team.
2012: Started in 30 games in her rookie campaign... Batted .280 with 14 runs scored and 26 hits, including seven doubles, a triple and a home run... 12 RBI... Recorded a 10-game hitting streak from Feb. 15-24 where she went 12-for-32 (.375)... Best outing at the plate came against Lander (Mar. 3) as she went 4-for-4 with four RBI, including a double and a triple... Hit a game-winning two-run homer in the seventh inning in a 3-2 road win at USC Aiken (Feb. 29)... Recorded two hits each against Milligan (Feb. 15), USC Aiken and Newberry (Mar. 11)... Posted a stolen base against Virginia Intermont (Feb. 23)... Tallied six sacrifice bunts on the season, including one in three straight games (Mar. 7-11)... Hit safely in her last three games, before suffering a season-ending injury.
High School: Graduated from Cocke County HS in Newport, Tenn... Coached by Terry Hurst... Three-time Inter-Mountain Athletic Conference First Team (2009, 2010, 2011)... IMAC District All-Tournament Team (2011)... All-Star First Team selection in each of the last two years... Three-time Citizen-Tribune All-Lakeway First Team (2009, 2010, 2011)... 2010 All-Northeast Tennessee First Team... Career Stats: 136 games played, Batting Avg: .372, OB%: .461; SLG%: .608, Runs Scored: 147; 2B: 42, 3B: 9, HR 11, RBI: 62; FLD%: .967... 2011 Stats: Batting Avg.: .439; OB%: .516; SLG%: .879; HR: 9... Played for the Knoxville Thunder '93 Travel Team... Coached by Bill Oliver.
Personal: Full name is Angela Nicole Ball... Born Feb. 19, 1993 in Newport, Tenn... Daughter of Ricky and Angela Ball... Cousin, Jan Sneed, played softball at Lincoln Memorial from 1983-87; Cousin, Jennifer Rader played at Lees-McRae (2000-04)... Majoring in physical education (K-12)... SAC Commissioner's Honor Roll... Athletic Director's Honor Roll... Plans to become a physical education teacher and coach softball coach following graduation... Favorite book: anything by Lurlene McDaniel and Ellen Hopkins; Favorite class at Tusculum: Rhythm and Dance; Favorite midnight snack: Peanut Butter; Favorite musical artist: Rihanna and Whitney Houston; Favorite song: "I Didn't Know My Own Strength" by Whitney Houston; Nicole can't go a week without: iPod; Most thrilling moment in sports: Winning a berth to the ASA Nationals three years in a row with her travel team; Advice to kids: "Work hard and never give up on your dreams"; Favorite colors: Black and Blue; Favorite sport other than softball: Baseball; Favorite foods: Steak and Chicken Wings; People Nicole most admires: God, her parents, her boyfriend Andy and her best friend, Kelli Wyrick; What people don't know about Nicole: She has a star named after her and she loves to watch old black and white movies; When she was a kid, Nicole tried to be like: Her mother; When people first meet Nicole, they think: "She's shy".