AC’s Nikki Whitehead heading to Nicholls State to continue college softball

AC’s Nikki Whitehead heading to Nicholls State to continue college softball
AC's Nikki Whitehead makes an out at second base against TJC. (Source: KTRE Sports/KTRE)

LUFKIN, Texas (KTRE) - fresh off a successful sophomore season, Angelina College standout Nikki Whitehead is heading to Louisiana to play division I softball with Nicholls State.

Whitehead made the announcement on twitter.

The Kingwood native capped her brilliant sophomore campaign with a 1st Team All-American nod and a vital member of the squad that finished as runners-up in the 2019 NJCAA DI National Softball Tournament. According to a previous release from Angelina Athletics, Whitehead’s batting averaged hovered around .500 for the majority of the 2019 season; she finished the year hitting .476 with 91 hits in 191 at-bats, 11 homers, 53 RBI, 70 runs scored and .749 slugging percentage.

Nicholls State competes in the Southland Conference. This past season the program went 34-22 and finished runner-up in the conference tournament, loosing 2-1 to Sam Houston State.

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