9 - Kathryn Nelson
Kathryn Nelson
Birth Date: 08/22/1989
Height: 5-9
Year: Senior
Hometown: Lompoc, Calif.
High School: Cabrillo HS
Position: UTL

UC SANTA BARBARA
2010 ACADEMIC ALL-BIG WEST
2010: One of six players to appear in all 30 contests...Was third on the team with 26 goals...Led the Gauchos with 41 steals and 13 field blocks...Also posted 12 assists and 10 earned ejections...Had seven multiple-goal contests...Posted a season-high hat trick in a 10-6 win over UC Davis (Apr. 17)...Tied together an impressive nine-game scoring streak from Mar. 27 through Apr. 23...Led the team with two goals in the Big West Championships third-place game against Pacific (Apr. 25).

ACADEMIC ALL-BIG WEST
2009:
Tied fifth on the squad with 16 goals scored during the season...Had four multiple-goal games, including a team-leading two goals in a narrow, 7-6 win over Long Beach State (Mar. 7)...Scored a pair against Pacific in the opening game of the Big West Championships...Tallied 12 steals and handed out five assists...Was second on the team with five field blocks...Was named to the Big West All-Academic Team.

2008: Scored seven goals during her first season with the Gauchos...Posted one of UCSB's two goals in the MPSF contest with Stanford (Mar. 7)...Also tallied 14 assists, good for fourth on the team...Collected 17 steals and posted five field blocks.

HIGH SCHOOL
Played utility for Cabrillo High School as part of the 2007 CIF Division IV Championship team... Led her team to the Northern Santa Barbara League Championships for four consecutive seasons...Named Northern Santa Barbara League MVP and Northern Santa Barbara Female Athlete of the Year as a senior...Earned Division IV All-CIF MVP honors also as a senior.

CLUB
Played for the Santa Barbara Water Polo Club and was a member of the 2007 Junior Olympic Championship Team...Finished third at Senior Nationals and fifth at Junior Nationals.

PERSONAL
Kathryn Nelson was born on Aug. 22, 1989 in Long Beach, Calif...Parents are John and Dee Nelson...Raised in Lompoc, Calif. with one sister, Rachel...Also enjoys swimming...Lists "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective" as her favorite film.

CAREER STATISTICS


YearGPGAStealsEPEField Blocks
2008257141715
2009241651205
2010302612411013

TOTAL794931701123