2 Katie Nelson
2 Katie Nelson
Birth Date: March 14, 1996
Height: 6-4
Year: R-Sr.
Hometown: Regina, Saskatchewan
High School: Michael A. Riffel
Position: RS
Major: Pre-Specialized Studies
m 24
k/s 2.00
h % .199
a/s 0.07
b/s 0.86
sa/s 0.00
d/s 0.30

Career: Has appeared in 59 matches and 201 sets ... Her 0.86 total blocks per set are 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 ... Letterwinner ... 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 ... Letterwinner ... 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) ... Recorded double-digit kills twice ... 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 2 at Akron W, 3-1
Nov 3 at Buffalo L, 3-0
Nov 9 Bowling Green L, 3-1
Nov 10 Miami (Ohio) L, 3-0
Nov 15 vs. Northern Ill. W, 3-0
Nov 16 vs. Ball St. L, 3-2
Statistics category Overall Conf
Matches 24 11
Sets 86 38
Kills 172 67
Kills per set 2.00 1.76
Errors 73 30
Total Attacks 498 214
Hitting Percentage .199 .173
Assists 6 1
Assists per set 0.07 0.03
Service Aces 0 0
Service Errors 0 0
Service Aces per set 0.00 0.00
Reception Errors 0 0
Digs 26 10
Digs per set 0.30 0.26
Block Solo 6 3
Block Assist 68 26
Block Total 74 29
Blocks per set 0.86 0.76
Block Errors 3 1
Ball Handling Errors 0 0
Points 212.0 83.0
Points per set 2.5 2.2
Matches started 20 9
Date Opponent Score ms s k e ta pct a sa se re digs bs ba be tot bhe pts
Aug 11 Ohio   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Aug 18 Pittsburgh L, 3-0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Aug 24 vs. Texas A&M L, 3-1 1 4 7 3 18 .222 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 5 0 9.5
Aug 25 at Ohio St. L, 3-0 - 3 4 1 8 .375 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 1 3 0 5.5
Aug 25 vs. Albany (N.Y.) W, 3-1 1 4 8 4 24 .167 2 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 2 0 9.0
Aug 31 at Nebraska L, 3-0 1 3 1 3 10 -.200 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1.5
Aug 31 vs. Santa Clara L, 3-0 1 3 9 1 24 .333 1 0 0 0 2 0 3 1 3 0 10.5
Sep 1 vs. Wake Forest W, 3-0 - 2 0 4 8 -.500 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Sep 5 at Marshall L, 3-1 1 4 5 1 17 .235 0 0 0 0 2 0 5 0 5 0 7.5
Sep 7 Samford W, 3-2 1 5 16 6 39 .256 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 0 7 0 20.0
Sep 7 Virginia Tech L, 3-1 1 4 14 3 30 .367 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 2 0 15.5
Sep 8 IUPUI W, 3-1 1 4 11 2 22 .409 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 3 0 12.5
Sep 14 vs. Drake L, 3-2 1 5 11 4 27 .259 0 0 0 0 1 0 6 0 6 0 14.0
Sep 14 at Missouri L, 3-1 1 4 12 5 32 .219 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 4 0 14.0
Sep 15 vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi W, 3-0 1 3 7 6 25 .040 1 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 4 0 9.5
Sep 20 Kent St. W, 3-1 1 4 9 3 25 .240 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 6 0 12.0
Sep 22 at Central Mich. W, 3-0 1 3 11 2 21 .429 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 11.5
Sep 28 Buffalo L, 3-2 1 5 11 5 32 .188 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 4 0 13.0
Sep 29 Akron W, 3-0 1 3 4 2 13 .154 0 0 0 0 2 1 5 0 6 0 7.5
Oct 5 at Miami (Ohio) L, 3-2 1 5 11 3 35 .229 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 0 4 0 14.0
Oct 6 at Bowling Green L, 3-0 1 3 6 4 20 .100 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 3 0 7.5
Oct 12 at Ball St. L, 3-1 1 4 6 3 21 .143 0 0 0 0 5 0 3 0 3 0 7.5
Oct 13 at Toledo L, 3-2 1 5 9 2 30 .233 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 9.0
Oct 19 Western Mich. W, 3-0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 20 Northern Ill. L, 3-2 - 3 0 4 12 -.333 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 1.0
Oct 25 at Kent St. W, 3-0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 27 Eastern Michigan W, 3-0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 2 at Akron W, 3-1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 3 at Buffalo L, 3-0 - 1 0 1 3 -.333 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Nov 9 Bowling Green L, 3-1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 10 Miami (Ohio) L, 3-0 1 2 0 1 2 -.500 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Nov 15 vs. Northern Ill. W, 3-0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 16 vs. Ball St. L, 3-2 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
  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 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
Conference 11 38 67 1.76 30 214 .173 1 0.03 0 0.00 10 0.26 3 26 29 0.76 83.0 2.2
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 8 30 65 2.17 26 175 .223 0 0.00 0 0.00 5 0.17 3 27 30 1.00 81.5 2.7
Away 10 35 65 1.86 25 197 .203 2 0.06 0 0.00 14 0.40 2 22 24 0.69 78.0 2.2
Neutral 6 21 42 2.00 22 126 .159 4 0.19 0 0.00 7 0.33 1 19 20 0.95 52.5 2.5
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Wins 8 28 66 2.36 29 177 .209 3 0.11 0 0.00 9 0.32 3 26 29 1.04 82.0 2.9
Losses 16 58 106 1.83 44 321 .193 3 0.05 0 0.00 17 0.29 3 42 45 0.78 130.0 2.2
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August 5 17 29 1.71 12 84 .202 4 0.24 0 0.00 8 0.47 0 14 14 0.82 36.0 2.1
September 12 46 111 2.41 43 291 .234 1 0.02 0 0.00 11 0.24 4 44 48 1.04 137.0 3.0
October 5 20 32 1.60 16 118 .136 1 0.05 0 0.00 7 0.35 2 10 12 0.60 39.0 1.9
November 2 3 0 0.00 2 5 -.400 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0 0 0.00 0.0 0.0