4 Nikki Arbanas
4 Nikki Arbanas
Height: 5-7
Year: R-Junior
Hometown: Hermitage, Pa.
High School: Hickory
Position: Guard
Major: Biology
gp 3
pts/g 6.7
fg % 33.3
3pt % 23.1
ft % 100.0
reb/g 0.7
a/g 2.0

Nikki Arbanas Biography

2016-17 (Junior): Missed the season with an ACL injury.

2015-16 (Sophomore) | Game-By-Game Stats: Served as team captain, broke five school records and was named to the Women's Basketball Invitational All-Tournament Team... Also named the program's Defensive Player of the Year... Made a YSU record 89 3-pointers, surpassing Heather Karner's previous mark of 87 that was set in 2007-08... Also surpassed Karner's previous record for 3-point attempts with 251... Played in a YSU record 1,147 minutes, and she matched Sarah Cash with a program record 34 games started... Was one of five players on the team to play in all 34 games during the season, which was a program record... Scored 383 points with 90 rebounds and 75 assists for averages of 11.3 points, 2.6 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game... Shot 35 percent from the field, 35.5 percent from 3-point range and 85.7 percent from the free-throw line... Averaged 11.9 points and 2.3 assists in Horizon League play... Led the Horizon League with her 89 3-pointers, and her 2.6 3s per game ranked second in the conference... Was sixth in the league with 33.7 minutes per game... In conference play, made a league-high 53 3s and 2.9 3-pointers per game... Became the first YSU player to make 100 3s by the end of her sophomore year (teammate Indiya Benjamin joined her later in the year)... Her 100th 3-pointer came in her 51st career game on Jan. 28 against Wright State... Reached 100 3s in the second-fewest games in program history behind only Karner, who was a junior college transfer... Scored at least nine points in 28 of YSU's 34 games and made multiple 3-pointers in 25 games... Scored in double figures 22 times... Made at least six 3-pointers in four different games... Went 7-for-12 from beyond the arc in a 21-point effort against Kent State on Dec. 12... Was 7-for-10 on 3s and tied a career high with 25 points in a win over Milwaukee on Jan. 7... Went 6-for-10 from 3 in an 18-point effort versus Oakland on Feb. 4... Made six 3s in the WBI quarterfinals victory over UMBC on March 19... Grabbed a career-high nine rebounds in a win at Bucknell (12/2)... Had a season-best six assists at Detroit (1/2)... Had a career-high four steals in the WBI win over Stony Brook (3/16).

2014-15 (Freshman) | Game-By-Game Stats: Started all 32 games at shooting guard and was second on the team with 1,007 minutes... Scored 270 points while registering 95 assists for averages of 8.4 points and 3.0 assists... In league play, averaged 8.1 points and 3.1 assists... Set the school record for 3-pointers by a freshman with 55, which was 14 more than the previous record (Camisha Alexander in 2008-09)... Her record-breaking 3-pointer came at the 8:30 mark of the second half vs. Oakland on Feb. 11... Her 55 3s ranked tied for 14th on YSU's single-season record list, and she ranked 11th in minutes for a season... Was one of the Horizon League's top freshmen, leading all conference freshmen in 3-pointers and minutes while ranking second in assists and sixth in points... Compared with all of the league's players, ranked sixth in 3-point field-goal percentage (.364), eighth in 3-pointers per game (1.7) and 12th in assists per game... Shot 85.5 percent from the free-throw line, which would have ranked second in the conference had she met the minimum attempts requirement... In league play, ranked seventh in the conference in assist-to-turnover ratio, ninth in 3-pointers per game (1.8) and 3-point field goal percentage (.354) while also being 12th in assists per game... Named the Horizon League Freshman of the Week twice – on Nov. 17 after the opening weekend and on Jan. 26... Reached double figures in scoring 11 times and made multiple 3-pointers on 14 occasions... Scored 20-plus points three times... Started her career with one of the best shooting games in school history when she made 17 of her 18 shots, going 5-for-5 from 3-point range, 4-for-4 from the free-throw line and 3-for-4 from inside the arc in the season opener against Niagara (11/15)... She became just the third Penguin to attempt at least five 3-pointers in a game and make all of them, joining Dianne Rappach (6-for-6) in 1992 and Caroline McCombs (5-for-5) in 1996... Her 25 points against the Purple Eagles were the seventh-most by a freshman in YSU's Division I era and the most by a Penguins freshman since 1995... She also posted the most points by a freshman in her debut since at least 1978... Had two more memorable games from 3-point range, going 6-for-8 at Oakland (1/24) and 5-for-9 against Detroit in the quarterfinals of the Horizon League Tournament (3/11)... Finished with 22 20 points at Oakland and 22 against Detroit... Was one of two Horizon League players to go 5-for-5 from 3-point range in a game during the season, and her six 3-pointers against the Golden Grizzlies tied for the most in a Horizon League contest... Led the Penguins in scoring three times and was the assist leader 11 times... Posted a career-high seven assists at Cleveland State (3/4)... Grabbed a career-best six rebounds at Robert Morris (12/17).

High School: Was named first-team all-state in Class AAA, the Region 5 Player of the Year and the Erie Times-News District 10 Female Player of the Year as a senior... Scored 529 points on an average of 18.9 points per game... Scored in double figures in every game... Made 73 3-pointers and 96 free throws... Led Hickory to its best season in 31 years as the Hornets finished with a 27-1 record, won the Region 5 championship and advanced to the quarterfinals of the state tournament... Hit a game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer in a 55-54 victory over South Park in the second round of the PIAA playoffs on March 13... The game-winning shot was featured on Yahoo! Sports... Named the Erie Times-News Breakout Girls Basketball Player of the Week on Jan. 10, immediately after she scored her 1,000th career point in a 23-point outing against Franklin... Made seven 3-pointers in a 69-32 win over Meadville on Feb. 7... Went 15-for-16 from the free-throw line in a 62-42 win over Mercyhurst Prep in the District 10 Class AAA finals on Feb. 26... As a junior, scored a team-high 471 points, averaging 18.2 points and 2.8 assists with a high-scoring game of 31 points against Oil City... Led Hickory to a 21-5 record and a spot in the PIAA Class AAAplayoffs... Made five 3-pointers and finished with 22 points in the playoff loss to South Park... Helped the Hornets to a spot in the District 10 Class AAA semifinals as a sophomore.

Personal: Major is food and nutrition... Parents are Bill and Jody... Her father also attended YSU... Has a sister (Renee)... Was the 2015-16 recipient of the Robert O. Zimmer Athletic Scholarship.

Recent Games
Nov 4 Davis & Elkins
Nov 10 at Pittsburgh L, 66-58
Nov 14 Kent State L, 55-44
Nov 18 at Loyola Chicago W, 73-49
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 3 -
Games started 3 -
Minutes 95 -
Minutes per game 31.7 -
FG 7-21 0-0
FG Pct 33.3 -
3PT 3-13 0-0
3PT Pct 23.1 -
FT 3-3 0-0
FT Pct 100.0 -
Off rebounds 0 -
Def rebounds 2 -
Total rebounds 2 -
Rebounds per game 0.7 -
Personal fouls 3 -
Disqualifications 0 -
Assists 6 -
Turnovers 6 -
Assist to turnover ratio 1.0 -
Steals 3 -
Blocks 0 -
Points 20 0
Points per game 6.7 -
Points per 40 min 8.4 -
Date Opponent Score gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Nov 4 Davis & Elkins   - - - - - - - - -
Nov 10 at Pittsburgh L, 66-58 1 35 5-9 55.6 2-4 50.0 3-3 100.0 15
Nov 14 Kent State L, 55-44 1 35 0-7 0.0 0-5 0.0 0-0 - 0
Nov 18 at Loyola Chicago W, 73-49 1 25 2-5 40.0 1-4 25.0 0-0 - 5
Nov 20 Ohio Valley   - - - - - - - - -
Nov 24 Bucknell   - - - - - - - - -
Nov 29 at Robert Morris   - - - - - - - - -
Dec 2 at American   - - - - - - - - -
Dec 5 at Akron   - - - - - - - - -
Dec 9 at Saint Francis (Pa.)   - - - - - - - - -
Dec 16 Northern Arizona   - - - - - - - - -
Dec 20 Penn State-Beaver   - - - - - - - - -
Dec 28 Detroit Mercy   - - - - - - - - -
Dec 30 Oakland   - - - - - - - - -
Jan 4 UIC   - - - - - - - - -
Jan 6 IUPUI   - - - - - - - - -
Jan 11 at Green Bay   - - - - - - - - -
Jan 13 at Milwaukee   - - - - - - - - -
Jan 15 at Wright State   - - - - - - - - -
Jan 20 at Cleveland State   - - - - - - - - -
Jan 25 Northern Kentucky   - - - - - - - - -
Jan 27 Wright State   - - - - - - - - -
Feb 1 at Oakland   - - - - - - - - -
Feb 3 at Detroit Mercy   - - - - - - - - -
Feb 8 at IUPUI   - - - - - - - - -
Feb 10 at UIC   - - - - - - - - -
Feb 15 Milwaukee   - - - - - - - - -
Feb 17 Green Bay   - - - - - - - - -
Feb 19 at Northern Kentucky   - - - - - - - - -
Feb 24 Cleveland State   - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score gs min off def reb ast to a/to stl blk pf dq
Nov 4 Davis & Elkins   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 10 at Pittsburgh L, 66-58 1 35 0 1 1 1 3 0.3 1 0 3 -
Nov 14 Kent State L, 55-44 1 35 0 1 1 2 2 1.0 1 0 0 0
Nov 18 at Loyola Chicago W, 73-49 1 25 0 0 0 3 1 3.0 1 0 0 -
Nov 20 Ohio Valley   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 24 Bucknell   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 29 at Robert Morris   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Dec 2 at American   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Dec 5 at Akron   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Dec 9 at Saint Francis (Pa.)   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Dec 16 Northern Arizona   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Dec 20 Penn State-Beaver   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Dec 28 Detroit Mercy   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Dec 30 Oakland   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jan 4 UIC   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jan 6 IUPUI   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jan 11 at Green Bay   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jan 13 at Milwaukee   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jan 15 at Wright State   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jan 20 at Cleveland State   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jan 25 Northern Kentucky   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jan 27 Wright State   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 1 at Oakland   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 3 at Detroit Mercy   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 8 at IUPUI   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 10 at UIC   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 15 Milwaukee   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 17 Green Bay   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 19 at Northern Kentucky   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 24 Cleveland State   - - - - - - - - - - - -
  gp gs min/g fg/g pct 3pt/g pct ft/g pct ppg
2014-15 32 32 31.4 2.6-6.8 38.4 1.7-4.7 36.4 1.5-1.7 85.5 8.4
2015-16 34 34 33.7 3.7-10.6 35.0 2.6-7.4 35.5 1.2-1.4 85.7 11.3
2016-17 - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
2017-18 3 3 31.7 2.3-7.0 33.3 1.0-4.3 23.1 1.0-1.0 100.0 6.7
Total 69 69 32.6 3.1-8.7 36.2 2.1-6.0 35.4 1.3-1.6 86.0 9.8
  gp gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
2014-15 32 32 1006 84-219 38.4 55-151 36.4 47-55 85.5 270
2015-16 34 34 1147 126-360 35.0 89-251 35.5 42-49 85.7 383
2016-17 - - - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
2017-18 3 3 95 7-21 33.3 3-13 23.1 3-3 100.0 20
Total 69 69 2248 217-600 36.2 147-415 35.4 92-107 86.0 673
  gp gs min/g fg/40 pct 3pt/40 pct ft/40 pct pts/40
2014-15 32 32 31.4 3.3-8.7 38.4 2.2-6.0 36.4 1.9-2.2 85.5 10.7
2015-16 34 34 33.7 4.4-12.6 35.0 3.1-8.8 35.5 1.5-1.7 85.7 13.4
2016-17 - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
2017-18 3 3 31.7 2.9-8.8 33.3 1.3-5.5 23.1 1.3-1.3 100.0 8.4
Total 69 69 32.6 3.9-10.7 36.2 2.6-7.4 35.4 1.6-1.9 86.0 12.0
  gp gs mpg off/g def/g reb/g pf/g dq/g ast/g to/g a/to stl/g blk/g
2014-15 32 32 31.4 0.6 1.6 2.2 1.8 0.0 3.0 1.8 1.6 0.6 0.1
2015-16 34 34 33.7 0.6 2.1 2.6 1.6 0.0 2.2 1.9 1.1 0.8 0.1
2016-17 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
2017-18 3 3 31.7 0.0 0.7 0.7 1.0 0.0 2.0 2.0 1.0 1.0 0.0
Total 69 69 32.6 0.5 1.8 2.3 1.7 0.0 2.6 1.9 1.3 0.7 0.1
  gp gs min off def reb pf dq ast to a/to stl blk
2014-15 32 32 1006 18 51 69 58 0 95 59 1.6 20 2
2015-16 34 34 1147 19 71 90 53 1 75 66 1.1 28 2
2016-17 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
2017-18 3 3 95 0 2 2 3 0 6 6 1.0 3 0
Total 69 69 2248 37 124 161 114 1 176 131 1.3 51 4
  gp gs mpg off/40 def/40 reb/40 pf/40 dq/40 ast/40 to/40 a/to stl/40 blk/40
2014-15 32 32 31.4 0.7 2.0 2.7 2.3 0.0 3.8 2.3 1.6 0.8 0.1
2015-16 34 34 33.7 0.7 2.5 3.1 1.8 0.0 2.6 2.3 1.1 1.0 0.1
2016-17 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
2017-18 3 3 31.7 0.0 0.8 0.8 1.3 0.0 2.5 2.5 1.0 1.3 0.0
Total 69 69 32.6 0.7 2.2 2.9 2.0 0.0 3.1 2.3 1.3 0.9 0.1
  gp gs min/g fg/g pct 3pt/g pct ft/g pct ppg
Total 3 3 31.7 2.3-7.0 33.3 1.0-4.3 23.1 1.0-1.0 100.0 6.7
Conference - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
Exhibition - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
-
Home 1 1 35.0 0.0-7.0 0.0 0.0-5.0 0.0 0.0-0.0 - 0.0
Away 2 2 30.0 3.5-7.0 50.0 1.5-4.0 37.5 1.5-1.5 100.0 10.0
Neutral - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
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Wins 1 1 25.0 2.0-5.0 40.0 1.0-4.0 25.0 0.0-0.0 - 5.0
Losses 2 2 35.0 2.5-8.0 31.3 1.0-4.5 22.2 1.5-1.5 100.0 7.5
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November 3 3 31.7 2.3-7.0 33.3 1.0-4.3 23.1 1.0-1.0 100.0 6.7
  gp gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Total 3 3 95 7-21 33.3 3-13 23.1 3-3 100.0 20
Conference - - - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
Exhibition - - - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
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Home 1 1 35 0-7 0.0 0-5 0.0 0-0 - 0
Away 2 2 60 7-14 50.0 3-8 37.5 3-3 100.0 20
Neutral - - - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
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Wins 1 1 25 2-5 40.0 1-4 25.0 0-0 - 5
Losses 2 2 70 5-16 31.3 2-9 22.2 3-3 100.0 15
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November 3 3 95 7-21 33.3 3-13 23.1 3-3 100.0 20
  gp gs min/g fg/40 pct 3pt/40 pct ft/40 pct pts/40
Total 3 3 31.7 2.9-8.8 33.3 1.3-5.5 23.1 1.3-1.3 100.0 8.4
Conference - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
Exhibition - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
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Home 1 1 35.0 0.0-8.0 0.0 0.0-5.7 0.0 0.0-0.0 - 0.0
Away 2 2 30.0 4.7-9.3 50.0 2.0-5.3 37.5 2.0-2.0 100.0 13.3
Neutral - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
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Wins 1 1 25.0 3.2-8.0 40.0 1.6-6.4 25.0 0.0-0.0 - 8.0
Losses 2 2 35.0 2.9-9.1 31.3 1.1-5.1 22.2 1.7-1.7 100.0 8.6
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November 3 3 31.7 2.9-8.8 33.3 1.3-5.5 23.1 1.3-1.3 100.0 8.4
  gp gs mpg off/g def/g reb/g pf/g dq/g ast/g to/g a/to stl/g blk/g
Total 3 3 31.7 0.0 0.7 0.7 1.0 0.0 2.0 2.0 1.0 1.0 0.0
Conference - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 1 1 35.0 0.0 1.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 2.0 2.0 1.0 1.0 0.0
Away 2 2 30.0 0.0 0.5 0.5 1.5 - 2.0 2.0 1.0 1.0 0.0
Neutral - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Wins 1 1 25.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 - 3.0 1.0 3.0 1.0 0.0
Losses 2 2 35.0 0.0 1.0 1.0 1.5 0.0 1.5 2.5 0.6 1.0 0.0
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November 3 3 31.7 0.0 0.7 0.7 1.0 0.0 2.0 2.0 1.0 1.0 0.0
  gp gs min off def reb pf dq ast to a/to stl blk
Total 3 3 95 0 2 2 3 0 6 6 1.0 3 0
Conference - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 1 1 35 0 1 1 0 0 2 2 1.0 1 0
Away 2 2 60 0 1 1 3 - 4 4 1.0 2 0
Neutral - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Wins 1 1 25 0 0 0 0 - 3 1 3.0 1 0
Losses 2 2 70 0 2 2 3 0 3 5 0.6 2 0
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November 3 3 95 0 2 2 3 0 6 6 1.0 3 0
  gp gs mpg off/40 def/40 reb/40 pf/40 dq/40 ast/40 to/40 a/to stl/40 blk/40
Total 3 3 31.7 0.0 0.8 0.8 1.3 0.0 2.5 2.5 1.0 1.3 0.0
Conference - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 1 1 35.0 0.0 1.1 1.1 0.0 0.0 2.3 2.3 1.0 1.1 0.0
Away 2 2 30.0 0.0 0.7 0.7 2.0 0.0 2.7 2.7 1.0 1.3 0.0
Neutral - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Wins 1 1 25.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.8 1.6 3.0 1.6 0.0
Losses 2 2 35.0 0.0 1.1 1.1 1.7 0.0 1.7 2.9 0.6 1.1 0.0
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November 3 3 31.7 0.0 0.8 0.8 1.3 0.0 2.5 2.5 1.0 1.3 0.0