CU (W) Tennis BIO
 Katherine Nelsen

High School: Named Nebraska Female Player of the Year and Omaha Female Player of the Year in 2012 … Nebraska State Individual Tennis Champion at No. 1 singles in Class A in 2012 … … Her victory helped Omaha Marian secure a second-place team finish at the 2012 Class A state tennis tournament under the direction of John Waters … Helped the program claim two of its previous four consecutive state titles, in both 2011 and 2010 … Team claimed Metro, Grand Island and Westside Invitational Championships in each of her first three seasons … Member of the Class A state runner-up duo at No. 1 doubles after claiming the Metro Championship in each year … Claimed the 2012 Metro Conference tournament No. 1 singles championship, avenging her only two losses of the season … As a result, Omaha Marian won its fifth straight Metro crown … Previously won the Metro No. 1 doubles title in both her sophomore and freshman campaigns … In the offseason, trains at the Rick Faust Academy … On the junior circuit she was a Missouri Valley National Federation Cup Team member … She won five matches at the Saint Louis Nationals and claimed the 18-and-under girls Missouri Valley Futures tournament singles title in the summer of 2012 … Top-rated women's prospect in the state of Nebraska and ranked second overall in the Plains region consisting of seven states on the website … She was listed as a four-star recruit out of a possible five stars on the site … Claimed Sportsmanship Award in 2012 and named athletic scholar for each of her first three campaigns … Member of National Honor Society, National Spanish Honor Society, Yearbook and Spirit Club … Claimed Presidential Award for Academic Excellence … Involved with campus ministry organizations and numerous philanthropy projects … Volunteered with Special Olympics as tennis instructor and fundraiser … Also active as volunteer and mentor with Children’s Hospital and Monroe Meyer.

Personal: The daughter of Bruce and Debbie Nelsen … Has two siblings: Tyler and Caroline ... Plans to major in nursing.

Year: Junior
Hometown: Omaha, Neb.
High School: Marian
Experience: High School