Nicole Erickson, 2022

She was the best guard in Orange County history in her time period, and became a High School All-American at Brea-Olinda (130-5 record, .962 winning percentage). There she set an OC record for three pointers in a game with 11 during 1992-93, and won four straight CIF and State titles from 1991-1994, with three straight All-State selections. In her senior year, the 5-6 leader had 16 points in the championship game as her team finished 33-0, with a 54-game winning streak, finished #1 in the ‘USA Today’ final poll, and she was the California State Player of the Year. She later had her #22 jersey retired.

After outstanding playing her freshman and sophomore seasons at Purdue (she set a school record making 44% of her three-point shots as a sophomore), she transferred to Duke and averaged 11.9 points and 3.2 assists over two seasons. As a member of the Blue Devils, she was a two-time All-ACC and All-NCAA regional selection (she scored 17 points in the major upset win over Tennessee to send Duke to its first Final Four in 1999). The 1999 team finished as NCAA runner-up with Erickson making All-Tournament. Erickson played professionally in France, then worked as a college assistant coach. She is currently a Florida high school coach after earlier coaching both boys and girls at middle school.