2 Katie Nelson
2 Katie Nelson
Birth Date: March 14, 1996
Height: 6-4
Year: R-Jr.
Hometown: Regina, Saskatchewan
High School: Michael A. Riffel
Position: MB
Major: Pre-Specialized Studies
m 8
k/s 1.33
h % .213
a/s 0.00
b/s 0.90
sa/s 0.00
d/s 0.14

Career: Has appeared in 59 matches and 201 sets ... Her 0.86 total blocks per set is tied for ninth in the rally scoring era in program history ... Has tallied 346 kills (1.72 per set), 173 total blocks (33 solo, 140 assisted; 0.86 per set), 57 digs (0.28 per set), 13 service aces (0.06 per set), four assists (0.02 per set) and 462.0 points (2.30 per set) ... Owns a .270 hitting percentage (346 kills-121 errors-832 total attacks) ... Has posted five or more total blocks on 11 occasions ... Has recorded double-digit kills nine times.

2017: Team captain ... Played in eight matches and appeared in 21 sets ... Earned both Fall and Spring Athletics Director Honor Roll selection ...  Posted 28 kills (1.33 per set), 75 total attacks, 19 total blocks (three solo, 16 assisted; 0.90 per set), three digs (0.14 per set) and 39.0 points (1.86 per set) as well as a .213 hitting percentage (28 kills-12 errors-75 total attacks) ... In conference play, saw action in two matches and six sets ... Posted 10 kills (1.67 per set) and three total blocks (one solo, two assisted; 0.50 per set) as well as a .280 hitting percentage (10 kills-three errors-25 total attacks) ... Recorded a season-high seven kills in a 3-0 sweep of Kent State (Nov. 9) ... Tallied a season-high four assisted blocks in a 3-1 victory over Eastern Michigan (Nov. 17) in the 2017 MAC Championship quarterfinal match ... Missed 24-straight matches during the regular season with an injury.

2016: Played in 27 matches and appeared in 102 sets ... Led the team with a career-high 91 total blocks (17 solo, 74 assisted; 0.89 per set) ... Recorded five or more total blocks on a career-high seven occasions ... Ranked fourth on the team with a career-high 201 kills (1.97 per set) ... Recorded double-digit kills on a career-high seven occasions ... Also posted a career-high 54 digs (0.30 per set), a career-high 13 service aces (0.07 per set), two assists (0.02 per set) and a career-high 423.0 points (2.35 per set) as well as a career-best .293 hitting percentage (201 kills-66 errors-460 total attacks) ... In conference play, saw action in 16 matches and appeared in 63 sets ... Led the team with 57 total blocks (10 solo, 47 assisted; 0.90 per set) ... Recorded five or more total blocks on five occasions ... Ranked fourth on the team with 127 kills (2.02 per set) ... Recorded double-digit kills on six occasions ... Also posted 28 digs (0.44 per set), 10 service aces (0.16 per set), one assist (0.02 per set) and 170.5 points (2.71 per set) as well as a .307 hitting percentage (127 kills-38 errors-290 total attacks) ... Piled up a career-high four service aces to lead the match in a 3-2 loss to Northern Illinois (Oct. 21) ... Put together a career match in a 3-2 victory over Bowling Green (Nov. 5), finishing with a career-high eight assisted blocks to tie for the match lead, a career-high 17 kills and a career-high five digs ... Was named MAC East Division Offensive Player of the Week for the first time in her career on Nov. 7.

2015: Member of MAC tournament championship team ... Played in 24 matches and appeared in 78 sets ... Earned All-MAC Freshman Team selection ... Ranked fourth on the team with 63.0 total blocks (13 solo, 50 assisted; 0.81 per set) ... Recorded five or more total blocks on four occasions ... Posted 117 kills (1.50 per set), two assists (0.03 per set), one service ace (0.01 per set), 15 digs (0.19 per set) and 156.0 points (2.00 per set) as well as a .249 hitting percentage (117 kills-43 errors-297 total attacks) ... Recorded double-digit kills twice ... In conference play, saw action in 13 matches and appeared in 40 sets ... Ranked second on the team with 29.0 total blocks (four solo, 25 assisted; 0.73 per set) ... Posted 57 kills (1.42 per set), one service ace (0.03 per set), 11 digs (0.28 per set) and 74.5 points (1.86 per set) as well as a .226 hitting percentage (57 kills-24 errors-146 total attacks) ... Totaled a career-high seven total blocks (one solo, six assisted) in a 3-1 triumph at then-No. 10-ranked Kentucky (Sept. 1) ... Set a season high with 10 kills to lead the team in a 3-0 win at Eastern Michigan (Oct. 3) ... Totaled 10 kills to match her season high in a 3-1 victory at Western Michigan (Oct. 23).

2014:
 Member of MAC regular season championship team ... Redshirted.

Prior to Ohio:
 Four-year letterwinner at Michael Riffel High School ... Also lettered in basketball during her freshman campaign ... Five-year member of Regina Volleyball Club ... Garnered Saskatchewan Volleyball Association Provincial All-Star honors in 2012 and was selected as the 16-and-under Female Athlete of the Year by the SVA ... Named MVP of RVC in 2012-13 and earned gold at the Saskatchewan Beach Provincials in '12.

Personal: Born on March 14, 1996 ... Father, Glen, played basketball for the University of Regina and four years of professional basketball in Australia and Europe ... Mother, Eileen, played volleyball for the Canadian National Team ... Majoring in pre-specialized studies ... Favorite athlete is American beach volleyball standout Kerri Walsh Jennings ... Favorite professional sports teams are the Detroit Red Wings and the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

CAREER HIGHS
Kills 17 Bowling Green (Nov. 5, 2016)
Attacks 28 Eastern Michigan (Oct. 8, 2016)
Hitting Percentage .750 (6-0-8) Southeastern Louisiana (Aug. 26, 2017)
Assists
1 four times (last: at Buffalo, Oct. 28, 2016)
Aces 4 Northern Illinois (Oct. 21, 2016)
Digs 5 Bowling Green (Nov. 5, 2016)
Block Solos 3 vs. Austin Peay (Aug. 28, 2015)
Block Assists
8 Bowling Green (Nov. 5, 2016)
Total Blocks 8 Bowling Green (Nov. 5, 2016)
Points 22.0

Bowling Green (Nov. 5, 2016)

Recent Games
Nov 3 at Bowling Green W, 3-2
Nov 4 at Miami (Ohio) L, 3-0
Nov 9 Kent St. W, 3-0
Nov 11 Central Mich. W, 3-0
Nov 17 vs. Eastern Michigan W, 3-1
Nov 18 at Miami (Ohio) L, 3-0
Statistics category Overall Conf
Matches 8 2
Sets 21 6
Kills 28 10
Kills per set 1.33 1.67
Errors 12 3
Total Attacks 75 25
Hitting Percentage .213 .280
Assists 0 0
Assists per set 0.00 0.00
Service Aces 0 0
Service Errors 0 0
Service Aces per set 0.00 0.00
Reception Errors 1 0
Digs 3 0
Digs per set 0.14 0.00
Block Solo 3 1
Block Assist 16 2
Block Total 19 3
Blocks per set 0.90 0.50
Block Errors 0 0
Ball Handling Errors 0 0
Points 39.0 12.0
Points per set 1.9 2.0
Matches started 8 2
Date Opponent Score ms s k e ta pct a sa se re digs bs ba be tot bhe pts
Aug 17 Wheeling Jesuit W, 4-0 1 3 5 0 8 .625 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 5.5
Aug 19 Ohio   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Aug 25 vs. Murray St. W, 3-0 1 3 3 1 7 .286 0 0 0 1 2 0 3 0 3 0 4.5
Aug 25 at Samford W, 3-2 1 4 4 3 12 .083 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 5.5
Aug 26 vs. Southeastern La. W, 3-0 1 2 6 0 8 .750 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 7.0
Aug 29 at Dayton L, 3-1 1 2 3 2 9 .111 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 3 0 5.0
Sep 1 Georgia L, 3-0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 1 Oklahoma W, 3-2 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 2 High Point L, 3-2 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 5 Marshall W, 3-1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 8 vs. Howard W, 3-1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 9 vs. VCU L, 3-0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 9 at Virginia L, 3-0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 15 vs. Wake Forest L, 3-1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 16 vs. Yale L, 3-0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 16 at Penn St. L, 3-0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 22 at Buffalo L, 3-1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 23 at Akron W, 3-1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 29 Miami (Ohio) W, 3-2 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 30 Bowling Green L, 3-1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 5 at Kent St. L, 3-2 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 7 at Eastern Michigan W, 3-2 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 13 Toledo L, 3-2 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 14 Ball St. W, 3-0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 20 at Northern Ill. W, 3-1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 21 at Western Mich. L, 3-1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 27 Akron W, 3-0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 28 Buffalo W, 3-0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 3 at Bowling Green W, 3-2 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 4 at Miami (Ohio) L, 3-0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 9 Kent St. W, 3-0 1 3 7 1 16 .375 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 3 0 9.0
Nov 11 Central Mich. W, 3-0 1 3 3 2 9 .111 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.0
Nov 17 vs. Eastern Michigan W, 3-1 1 2 2 2 10 .000 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 4 0 4.0
Nov 18 at Miami (Ohio) L, 3-0 1 2 0 1 4 -.250 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1.0
  m s k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s digs d/s bs ba tot b/s pts pts/s
2015-16 24 78 117 1.50 43 297 .249 2 0.03 1 0.01 15 0.19 13 50 63 0.81 156.0 2.0
2016-17 27 102 201 1.97 66 460 .293 2 0.02 12 0.12 39 0.38 17 74 91 0.89 267.0 2.6
2017-18 8 21 28 1.33 12 75 .213 0 0.00 0 0.00 3 0.14 3 16 19 0.90 39.0 1.9
2018-19 24 86 172 2.00 73 498 .199 6 0.07 0 0.00 26 0.30 6 68 74 0.86 212.0 2.5
2019-20 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 83 287 518 1.80 194 1330 .244 10 0.03 13 0.05 83 0.29 39 208 247 0.86 674.0 2.3
  m s k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s digs d/s bs ba tot b/s pts pts/s
Total 8 21 28 1.33 12 75 .213 0 0.00 0 0.00 3 0.14 3 16 19 0.90 39.0 1.9
Conference 2 6 10 1.67 3 25 .280 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00 1 2 3 0.50 12.0 2.0
Exhibition 1 3 5 1.67 0 8 .625 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 1 1 0.33 5.5 1.8
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Home 2 6 10 1.67 3 25 .280 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00 1 2 3 0.50 12.0 2.0
Away 3 8 7 0.88 6 25 .040 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00 2 5 7 0.88 11.5 1.4
Neutral 3 7 11 1.57 3 25 .320 0 0.00 0 0.00 3 0.43 0 9 9 1.29 15.5 2.2
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Wins 6 17 25 1.47 9 62 .258 0 0.00 0 0.00 3 0.18 1 14 15 0.88 33.0 1.9
Losses 2 4 3 0.75 3 13 .000 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00 2 2 4 1.00 6.0 1.5
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August 4 11 16 1.45 6 36 .278 0 0.00 0 0.00 2 0.18 1 10 11 1.00 22.0 2.0
November 4 10 12 1.20 6 39 .154 0 0.00 0 0.00 1 0.10 2 6 8 0.80 17.0 1.7