Nikole "Niki" Marie Toussiant

Year Inducted: 2016
Nominated By: Cherrie Toussiant
Sports Competed In: Softball
Athlete, Coach or Contributor: Athlete

High School:
Attended Pueblo County H.S., graduating in 1997.

nicole whitakerHigh School Achievements:
● Earned 12 Varsity achievements: four letters in three sports (Basketball, Softball & Track).
● 4 final four appearances in softball, with two championship games and one Colorado State Softball Title (1995).
● Career Record for least amount of strike-outs (13/326 at bats) and Single Season Record for strike outs (2).
● Career Batting Average .468 (1993-1996).
● Selected to the Colorado Coaches of Girl's Sports All-Colorado 4A Softball Team (1996).
● Voted Pueblo County High "Bobby Solano Most Valuable Athlete Memorial Award" (1997).
● Awarded Pueblo County High "Liz Villegas Most Competitive Athlete Memorial Award" (1997).

Attended Colorado State University-Pueblo.

College Achievements:
Colorado State University-Pueblo:
● NCAA Division II:  1st-Doubles per game percentage (44%) - 66 games / 29 doubles (2001).
● NCAA Division II: 2nd-Doubles (29) in 2001.
● NCAA Division II: 4th all time doubles in a season (29) in 2016.

Colorado State University-Pueblo (Season Records):

1st Hits (86, 2001)
1st Doubles (29, 2001)
1st Total Bases (164, 2001)
2nd Batting Average (.441 , 2001)
2nd Runs Batted In (66, 2001))
3rd Slugging Percentage (.841 , 2001)
1st Doubles (69)

1st Total Bases (377)
2nd Home Runs (32)
2nd Runs Batted In (142)
3rd Hits (215)
7th Slugging Percentage (.641)
8th Average (.366)
9th Runs (118)


● The only Academic All-American in the CSU-Pueblo softball program's history (2000-2001).
●  NCAA II Softball All-American (2001).
●  NCAA II Academic All-American (2000, 2001).
● GPSA Brian Macartney Award, Pueblo County Outstanding High School Female Athlete (1997).
● GPSA  Jesse Banks Award, Top Female Scholar/Athlete (2001).
● 2011 Induction into the CSU-Pueblo Athletic Hall of Fame.

Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference:
● Named to the RMAC 100th Anniversary All-Time Softball Team (2009).
● RMAC Softball Champions (2001).
● Softball Qualifier for the NCAA II Regional Playoffs (2001).

Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (All-Time Records):
● Ranks 1 st - Most Hits in a Season (86, 2001), 7th in RMAC All-Time (215).
● Ranks 2nd - Most Doubles in a Season (29, 2001), 3rd in RMAC All-Time (60).
● Ranks 3rd - Total Bases in a Season (164, 2001).

● National Collegiate Athletic Association (2007-2013).
● National Association of Collegiate Women Athletic Administrators (2009).
● National Association of Collegiate Women Administrators Institute for Administrative Advancement graduate (2007).
● NCAA Regional Rules Seminar (2007).
● CSU-Pueblo Equity Study Committee (2014-present).
● CSU-Pueblo Restorative Justice Program (2013-2015).
● Past-President CSU-Pueblo Administrative Professional Council (2012-2015).
● National Association of Collegiate Women Athletic Administrators (2006-2013).
● Chairman of the following Search Committees for CSU-Pueblo. Athletics administrative assistant, assistant to the athletic director, head women's volleyball coach, head men's/women's tennis coach, head dance team coach, head cheer team coach, head women's soccer coach, head women's track and field coach.
● Director of EEO/AA (2006-present).
● Title IX Coordinator (2006-2015).
● CSU-Pueblo Board on Diversity and Equality (2011-2013).
● CSU-Pueblo Athletics Executive Committee (2006-2012).
● Chairman-CSU-Pueblo Student Athlete Academic Support Committee (2006-2013).
● Chairman-Gender Equity Committee (2006-2013).
● Member-United Way of Pueblo County Allocations Committee (2012-present).
● Speaker-Academic Assembly highlighting Influential Pueblo County Graduates (2011).
● Speaker-High School Athletics and NCAA College Recruitment presented at Pueblo County High School (2013).

Personal Affiliations:
● Past President-CSU Pueblo Administrative Professional Council (2012-2015).
● Direct Oversight of the following areas: NCAA Compliance, Title IX gender equity data collection and analysis, NCAA reporting , budget oversight, facility management, student athletic development, marketing promotions.
● Event operations for NCAA Division II Wrestling Championships (2012).
● Event operations for NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field Championships (2012).
● Marketing Coordinator, Member of the Latino Chamber of Commerce of Pueblo (2003-2005).
● Marketing and Special Events Coordinator for the Historic Arkansas Riverwalk of Pueblo (2005-2006).
● Member-Higher Leaming Commission Criterion One Subcommittee (2015-present).

Related Activities:
● Coach of Stingers Softball (8U).
● Coach of Parks and Rec T -ball (5U).
● Assistant coach Parks and Rec basketball (8U).
● United Way.
● Equity Committee CSU-Pueblo.
● Director EEO/AA Title IX CSU-Pueblo.
● Higher Learning Commission Criterion One Subcommittee.
● CSU-Pueblo Administrative Professional Council.

Currently the Executive Assistant to the President of CSU-Pueblo.

Lives in Pueblo, CO.

Photo courtesy of the CSU-Pueblo Alumni Relations Office



The Greater Pueblo Sports Association (GPSA) has announced a list of honorees that have passed since the 2023 induction ceremony on Nov. 15.



Daniel RosalesDaniel

Class of 2002

Everett C. ThalhamerEverett C.

Class of 2014

Bob GrahamBobby Max

Class of 1990