joins the Jackrabbit coaching staff as a graduate assistant in 2012, after an
impressive college career and a year of professional softball.
starter at Stanford, Nelson capped her college career by
leading the Cardinal to a 42-18 record and a Pac-10 Championship in her senior
season, when she hit .329 with 10 homeruns and 39 RBI, all of which earned her
second team All-Pac 10 honors. As a junior, she hit .280 with five doubles and
six homers, with 44 hits and 27 RBI.
graduating from Stanford in 2005 with a degree in comparative studies in race,
Nelson went on to play professionally for the New York Juggernaut, where
she hit .276 with a pair of homeruns and nine RBI in leading the Juggernaut to
a 45-31 record.
Oakland, Calif., native, Nelson graduated from Oakland High School in 2001,
after earning two varsity letters in both softball and soccer, and three
varsity letters in volleyball. She earned numerous all-city selections in
softball as a freshman and sophomore, and in volleyball as a sophomore and
junior, and in soccer as a junior and senior.
became a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports
Medicine in 2006 and uses her skills to train clients through various health clubs,
as well as independently for the last five years. She all also coached softball
at Saint Francis High School in Mountain View, Calif., and served as head coach
for the 2008 and 2009 seasons.
pursuing a master's in College Counseling at SDSU in 2012.