MEET COACH NIKKI TEASLEY At St. John's at Prospect Hall in Frederick, Md.: Coached by Kevin Sutton, Stu Vetter and Steve Kennedy ... Was rated the No. 1 women's basketball recruit in the nation by Blue Star magazine ... A high school All-America each of her four years ... Named the Parade magazine and Gatorade Player of the Year in 1997 ... Named the Gatorade Player of the Year for Maryland as a sophomore, junior and senior ... Averaged 27.1 points, 9.3 rebounds and 8.5 assists per game during her senior year ... Broke records for scoring (30
points), field goal attempts (24) and field goals (14) in the WBCA All-Star Game in the spring of 1997. 

National/International: In the summer of 1997, captained the gold-medal winning USA Junior World Championship team, on which she played with future Carolina teammate Juana Brown.  1997-98 Season Notes: Earned ACC Rookie of the Year honors 1998-99 Season Notes: Named first-team All-ACC Tournament and second-team All-ACC 1999-2000 Season Notes: Named MVP of the 2000 ACC Tournament 2001-02 Season Notes: Named first-team Atlantic Coast Conference and first-team All-ACC Tournament. 

Career notes: North Carolina's career leader in assists with a total of 728, second in ACC history ... Also the school's career leader in three-pointers with 236, fourth in ACC history ... Career assists average of 5.8 per game is the highest in ACC history ... First player in ACC history to lead the conference in assists all four years of her career ... Just second player in conference history to be named first team All-ACC Tournament four times ... First player in school history and second player in conference history to score 1,500 points and hand out 600 assists in her career ... Helped UNC to the ACC Tournament Championship and at least the NCAA Sweet 16 in all four years of her career.

 

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