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Nikki Armagost

First Base/Pitcher


Nikki graduated with a degree in education in the fall of 2012, one semester early. She is currently pursuing her masters degree and a teaching credential. After finishing her playing career, Nikki will spend one final year at Pacific as she finishes her graduate program before pursuing a job in education. In addition to graduating early, Nikki was named to the All-Big West Academic Team.


Nikki has been highly involved in leadership roles both on the team and throughout athletics. She is a member of the Pacific Student Athlete Council. She has been a team captain for two years as she has led the way verbally and through her actions. She has spent time each summer teaching the game of softball as a coach of the Wichita Mustangs travel ball teams back home in Wichita.


As a Tiger, Nikki has annually been involved in Pacific’s Community Reading programs as she has gone to local elementary schools to read to kids. In addition to reading programs, Nikki, along with the rest of the Pacific softball team, has spent time at the Roger Walton Special Center in Stockton, spending time with the kids. She has organized and been a part of Pacific Sports Day where Tiger athletes teach local children about sports while also being a part of the Math Steeple Chase put on by the university. Outside of athletics, Nikki has worked with Toys for Tots as well as spending time at a local homeless shelter back home in Wichita, Kansas.


Nikki will finish her career as one of the all-time best in both Pacific and Big West history. She was named a 2012 NFCA All-American. She is a two-time NFCA All-Region honoree. She is the two-time reigning Big West Player of the Year as well as earning Freshman Pitcher of the Year honors in 2010. She has earned six all-conference awards in her three seasons as both a pitcher and field player. Her .433 batting average in 2012 ranks as the second-best average in program history and seventh-best average in conference history despite not being a lefty slapper. In addition to her batting, in the field, Armagost was one of the best defenders in the Big West and the country in 2012 as she committed just one error throughout the year to finish with a .996 fielding percentage. For her career, Nikki’s fielding percentage is .991.