2004 COSIDA ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT FIRST TEAM
2006 COSIDA ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT FIRST TEAM
2006 COSIDA ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICAN THIRD TEAM
2005: Played in 52 of team's 55 games, drawing 50 starts ... primarily served as team's DH ... drove in 26 runs, including three each at Duke and Wake Forest ... homered vs. TCU and Memphis ... second on team with three triples ... had nine multi-hit games and four multi-RBI performances ... made two appearances on the mound, covering 3.2 innings ... Topcat and Bearcat Scholar ... named to Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
2004: Enjoyed a breakout season that saw him rank 11th in C-USA with a .360 batting average ... started 52 games, including 47 at first base ... tied for team lead with 14 doubles, while hitting seven home runs and driving in 33 runs ... led team with 76 hits ... had team-best 23 multi-hit games, including five hits against East Carolina and four each against TCU and Xavier ... recorded first career multi-homer game vs. Saint Louis ... hit .529 with a double, two homers and eight RBI in East Carolina series ... also pitched three innings over three appearances ... named to Central Illinois Collegiate League All-Star team over the summer ... inducted into UC's Legion of Excellence for academic success ... Topcat Scholar ... twice named team's Scholar-Athlete of the Quarter ... named to C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll ... named to CoSIDA Academic All-District first team.
2003: Saw action both in the field (28 games) and on the mound (two appearances) ... had three doubles, a homer and seven RBI ... pitched three innings over two games, with no record and a 6.00 ERA ... cracked first collegiate home run at Eastern Kentucky ... started 15 contests at first base and eight more at DH ... Topcat and Bearcat Scholar.
High School: Hit .470 and had an ERA of 2.40 as a senior at Wheaton-Warrenville South High, leading team to a regional championship ... garnered all-state accolades as a senior and was a three-time all-conference selection ... racked up 130 hits, while winning 17 games on the mound.
Personal: Born June 7, 1984 ... son of Jerry and Sherry Nelson ... brother, Scott played baseball at Appalachian State ... majoring in finance.
Nelson's Career Hitting Statistics
Nelson's Career Pitching Statistics