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#50 - Antti Nikkila
2002-03 Men's Basketball
POS.
C
HT.
7'0"
WT.
260
YR.
Sr.
HOMETOWN
Kangasala, Finland
Antti Nikkila

2001-2002: Finished 7th in the Mid-Continent Conference in blocked shots per game (0.73) ... ranked 2nd on the team with 24 blocked shots ... scored 12 points and grabbed eight rebounds vs. IUPUI ... had 11 points vs. UMKC and tallied 10 points and seven rebounds vs. Oral Roberts ... snagged a career-high 11 rebounds vs. Goshen ... had nine boards vs. New Mexico State and IUPUI in Mid-Con Tournament title game ... played in all 33 games ... grabbed five-or-more rebounds eight times ... finished 2nd on the squad in field goal percentage (.525) ... averaged 3.2 ppg. and 2.7 rpg.

2000-2001: Played in 31 games off the bench ... had second-best field goal percentage (.507) on the team ... had 13 blocked shots ... scored a career-high 16 points vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi ... tallied 14 points vs. Missouri and eight vs. Oral Roberts ... grabbed nine rebounds vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and five boards against Missouri and Southern Utah ... averaged 2.7 ppg. and 2.1 rpg.

1999-2000: Played in 30 games, all coming off the bench ... second on team with 23 blocked shots, ranking ninth in the Mid-Con ... blocked career-high five shots vs. Notre Dame and three against Wisconsin Lutheran (12-19-99) and Oakland (1-13-99) ... had season-highs of nine points vs. Houston (12-11-99) and six rebounds vs. Western Illinois (1-22-00) ... tallied eight points vs. Mount St. Mary's (12-30-99) and Western Illinois (1-22-00) ... owned a .535 field goal percentage and .727 free throw percentage ... averaged 2.3 ppg. and 1.6 rpg.

Finland Junior National Team:

1998-99: In the summer of 1999, averaged eight points, five rebounds and one block per game in the World University Games in Spain.

Personal: Son of Matti and Paivi Nikkila......father is a cardiologist.

M Soccer Lake Forest Brown Field
Aug 23, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
M Soccer Lewis Brown Field
Aug 25, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Football Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Aug 28, 6:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 29, 3:00 p.m. Wofford
M Soccer Valpo Raleigh, N.C.
Aug 29, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina State
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 2:00 p.m. Campbell
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina Central
M Soccer Valpo Davidson, N.C.
Aug 31, 3:00 p.m. Davidson
Volleyball IUPUI ARC
Sep 3, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 10:00 a.m. UMKC
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m. Stephen F. Austin
W CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m.
M CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:45 p.m.
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 6, 2:00 p.m. South Dakota State
Football Saint Joseph's (Ind.) Brown Field
Sep 6, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
M Soccer Valpo Indianapolis, Ind.
Sep 9, 6:00 p.m. Butler