Christina Nikolaidis ‘06 Inducted into Mount Ida College Mustang Athletics Hall of Fame
May 10, 2011
President Lance Carluccio presents Christina Nikolaidis ‘06 the Mustang Hall of Fame Award
Newton, MA—Mount Ida College, the home of the Mustangs, is pleased to announce Christina Nikolaidis ‘06, former women’s volley ball player and Communications’ major, as the Mustang Athletics Hall of Fame’s 2011 inductee. This honor is bestowed to a Mount Ida alumni athlete who illustrated during his or her college career both athletic and academic achievement.
Nikolaidis received her award from President Lance Carluccio on Thursday evening, May 5, 2011 at the College’s Annual Athletic Sports Banquet. Her photo will be hung alongside the College’s past inductees in the lobby of the Athletics Center.
“There has never been a more focused, determined, and dedicated competitor to ever wear a Mustang uniform,” said ninth year women’s head volley ball coach Skip Tately. “Christina’s strong work ethic, knowledge of the game, and her refusal to give up made her the best player on the court in every contest she played in.”
Nikolaidis’ teammates described her playing days on the volleyball court as a fierce competitor. Nikolaidis led the Mustangs two four consecutive North Atlantic Conference (NAC) titles from 2002-2005 that led to three NCAA post-season tournament appearances. She was named NAC Player-of-the-Year twice and was honored with NAC First Team All-Conference Honors every year she played and was also selected as a NAC All-Tournament Player three times. A three year team captain from 2003-2005, Nikolaidis led her team to an impressive 31-2 overall NAC record throughout her four year tenure with the program. She was named the team’s Most-Valuable-Player in 2003.
Nikolaidis’ offensive and defensive statistical records give her high distinction among alumni volleyball peers. She is second in all-time in kills (853) and number one overall in kills per set (2.76). She held the record for digs in a career for half a decade until it was recently broken last year compiling 1,349 total digs adding 4.37 digs per game good for fourth all-time. Nikolaidis is third overall in points (1,099.0) as well as third all-time in points per set (3.56).
Nikolaidis lives in Bourne, Massachusetts and works for the Sherriff’s Department at the Plymouth Country House of Correction; she also is furthering her studies in the field of dental hygiene.