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Nicole Sanderson:
 
Nicole Therese Sanderson
Australia  
  
 
Vital Statistics
 

Photo: FIVB
Birth Date April 1, 1976 (42 years old)
Home Town Perth, Western Australia
Resides East Brisbane, Qld
Height 6'0"
College Pepperdine
Web Site www.nicolesanderson.com
  Best Finish Winnings
International 2nd $161,533
   FIVB 2nd $161,533
Overall 2nd $161,533
 
Bio Bits

Sanderson has been representing Australia in Volleyball at International level for 15 years.  After a successful indoor volleyball career, including a four-year stint at Pepperdine University in the United States, Sanderson pursued Beach Volleyball starting with the SWATCH-FIVB World Tour in 1998.

 

Sanderson’s bid for a berth in the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games was ended in June 2000 when knee injuries forced her out of the running.  After having both knees reconstructed in an 11 month period, she took 18 months off until rediscovering her passion for the game in 2002.  The obvious disappointment of not being able to achieve her dream in Sydney only strengthened her resolve to win in Athens in 2004.  Sanderson qualified for the Athens 2004 Olympics with Natalie Cook, but both players were hampered by shoulder problems as they dropped their final two matches to place fourth.  "My dream is, and always has been to win an Olympic gold medal," said Sanderson.

 

Sanderson and Cook, who captured the 2004 Australian National Championships, played in only five SWATCH-FIVB World Tour events in 2005 as shoulder problems continued to plague both players.

Education - BSc Sports medicine, Pepperdine University, Malibu, California
Current study - BHSc Naturopathy and BHSc Acupuncture, ACNM, Brisbane

Favorite Food -
Japanese, Indian

Favorite Color - Red

Hobbies - Cooking, listening to music, reading, going to the movies

Motto - Never give up, never give up, never give up!

Ten Year Plan - To win a gold medal in BEIJING 2008, to win a gold medal in LONDON 2012, and to complete my BHSc Naturopathy and BHSc Acupuncture.

 
 
Career Summary
 
 
International
Season Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th Money Points Rank 13th 17th 25th 33rd 37th 41st
1998 FIVB 7 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 $15,700.00 433.5 26th 2 2 0 0 0 0
1999 FIVB 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $4,250.00 115.0 64th 1 1 1 0 0 0
2000 FIVB 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $3,000.00 102.0 85th 0 3 0 0 0 0
2002 FIVB 11 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 $12,907.50 366.0 43rd 0 3 2 1 1 1
2003 FIVB 11 0 0 4 1 1 0 4 $62,250.00 1,453.0 7th 0 1 0 0 0 0
2004 FIVB 8 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 $19,750.00 408.0 62nd 1 4 1 0 0 0
2005 FIVB 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 $13,400.00 353.0 75th 2 0 0 0 0 1
2006 FIVB 11 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 $30,275.00 1,160.0 30th 2 4 0 0 0 0
Total
(Rank)
  59
(185th)
0 1 4 2 5 1 12 $161,532.50
(130th)
4,390.5   8 18 4 1 1 2
 
 
 
 
Overall
Total
(Rank)
  59
(359th)
0 1 4 2 5 1 12 $161,532.50
(162nd)
4,390.5   8 18 4 1 1 2
 
Red denotes ranked 1st
 
Partner Summary
 
Fédération Internationale de Volleyball World Tour
Partner Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th Money Points 13th 17th 25th 33rd 37th 41st
Natalie Cook 33 0 1 4 2 2 1 9 $122,175 3,284.0 4 8 1 0 0 1
Annette Huygens Tholen 11 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 $12,908 366.0 0 3 2 1 1 1
Tania Gooley 10 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 $19,950 548.5 3 3 1 0 0 0
Angela Clarke 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $4,500 138.0 0 4 0 0 0 0
Kerri Pottharst 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $2,000 54.0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Total 59 0 1 4 2 5 1 12 $161,533 4,390.5 8 18 4 1 1 2
 
Overall
Partner Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th Money Points 13th 17th 25th 33rd 37th 41st
Natalie Cook 33 0 1 4 2 2 1 9 $122,175 3,284.0 4 8 1 0 0 1
Annette Huygens Tholen 11 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 $12,908 366.0 0 3 2 1 1 1
Tania Gooley 10 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 $19,950 548.5 3 3 1 0 0 0
Angela Clarke 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $4,500 138.0 0 4 0 0 0 0
Kerri Pottharst 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $2,000 54.0 1 0 0 0 0 0
 
Total 59 0 1 4 2 5 1 12 $161,533 4,390.5 8 18 4 1 1 2
 
 
Location Summary
 
International
Location Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th Money Points 13th 17th 25th 33rd 37th 41st
Austria: Klagenfurt FIVB 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 $8,200 259.0 0 2 0 0 1 1
Brazil: Rio de Janeiro FIVB 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 $16,500 356.0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Brazil: Salvador FIVB 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $1,000 34.0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Brazil: Vitória FIVB 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $1,500 69.0 0 1 0 1 0 0
Canada: Montréal FIVB 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 $11,338 330.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Canada: Toronto FIVB 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 $7,000 187.0 1 1 0 0 0 0
China: Dalian FIVB 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 $2,250 68.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
China: Lianyungang FIVB 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 $6,000 120.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
China: Maoming FIVB 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $1,260 30.0 0 1 0 0 0 0
China: Shanghai FIVB 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 $5,500 186.0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Location Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th Money Points 13th 17th 25th 33rd 37th 41st
France: Marseille FIVB 5 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 $17,750 472.5 0 1 1 0 0 0
France: Paris FIVB 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $5,600 164.0 1 1 0 0 0 0
Germany: Berlin FIVB 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 $6,000 150.0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Greece: Athens FIVB 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 $6,000 200.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Greece: Rhodes FIVB 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 $2,825 75.0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Indonesia: Bali FIVB 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $2,250 60.0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Italy: Cagliari FIVB 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $1,000 34.0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Italy: Milan FIVB 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $3,250 84.0 1 1 0 0 0 0
Italy: Vasto FIVB 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $1,600 51.0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Japan: Osaka FIVB 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 $17,950 376.0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Location Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th Money Points 13th 17th 25th 33rd 37th 41st
Mexico: Acapulco FIVB 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $1,250 34.0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Mexico: Rosarito FIVB 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $1,000 34.0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Norway: Stavanger FIVB 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 $6,875 255.0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Portugal: Espinho FIVB 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $1,600 51.0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Portugal: Porto Santo FIVB 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $2,250 90.0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Spain: Madrid FIVB 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 $1,950 60.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Spain: Mallorca FIVB 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $825 15.0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Switzerland: Gstaad FIVB 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 $8,010 246.0 1 2 0 0 0 0
Thailand: Phuket FIVB 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $1,500 60.0 0 1 0 0 0 0
United States: Carson FIVB 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 $11,500 240.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 59 0 1 4 2 5 1 12 $161,533 4,390.5 8 18 4 1 1 2
 
Total 59 0 1 4 2 5 1 12 $161,533 4,390.5 8 18 4 1 1 2
 
 

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