22 Megan Nelson
Birth Date: 05/17/1982
Height: 5-10
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Eugene, Ore.
High School: South Eugene
Position: Guard
College: 1V

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2002-03: Has seen action in 19 of 27 contests... missed contests against Portland and Gonzaga due to a sore hip flexor... returned to action with eight minutes of play at San Diego... did not played in five WCC contests due to sprain in foot... returned for the regular-season finale at Portland... played nine minutes and contributed four points... went 3-6 from the field against Arkansas-Little Rock... posted nine points at Tulsa... played 19 minutes against Loyola Chicago... scored two three-pointers against Arkansas State... scored three baskets in a row during a 9-0 Bronco run against San Jose State... hit back-to-back three-pointers at Eastern Michigan to spark a 17-1 Bronco run... played a 21 minutes against TCU, scoring eight points, and notching three assists and three rebounds... scored a career-high 15 points off the bench against San Diego... added a personal best six rebounds while playing 23 minutes... saw 29 minutes of action against Pepperdine, hitting a three and making two free throws during an attempted Bronco comeback.

AS A RS FRESHMAN IN 2001-02: Saw first collegiate action against Princeton... scored nine points in nine minutes of play... has participated in 19 games... made 4-6 from the field against Cal Poly... added five points in nine minutes against Portland State... nabbed two steals in only five minutes of action against Gonzaga... grabbed a career-high three rebounds in the Gonzaga rematch... received the Coaches Award at the team's season-ending banquet.

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2000-01: Redshirted the season.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played for former head coach Chris Denker's father, Jim Denker, at South Eugene High School... named first team All-Midwestern League during sophomore year... named a first team All-State player... helped the team win the league her freshman, sophomore and junior years... team placed fourth in the state during junior season... team won the 1999 state championships... did not play during senior year after tearing her right ACL during the soccer season...won soccer league championship all three years... made second team league during freshman year, and first team league her sophomore and junior years... named league MVP and first team All-State her senior year.

PERSONAL: Full name is Megan Elizabeth Nelson... born May 17, 1982 in Eugene, Ore... daughter of Tom and Maggie Nelson... father attended Santa Clara.... has two brothers and one sister... brother Brad played basketball at Willamette University... major is anthropology with a minor in sociology.



Nelson's Career Statistics



00-01 Did Not Play                            
01-02 19-0 94 17-43 .395 3-9 .333 11-19 .579 22 1.2 19-0 7 7 1 5 48 2.5
02-03 22-0 304 38-81 .469 6-25 .240 19-23 .826 32 1.5 29-0 24 20 7 12 101 4.6
Totals 41-0 398 55-124 .444 9-34 .265 30-42 .714 54 1.3 48-0 31 27 8 17 149 3.6




Nelson's Career Highs

Points 15 vs. San Diego, Jan. 11, 2003
Field Goals 5 vs. San Diego, Jan. 11, 2003
Field Goal Attempts 10 vs. Princeton, Nov. 23, 2001
Three-Point Field Goals 2 twice, last at Eastern Michigan, Jan. 2, 2003
Three-Point Field Goal Attempts 4 vs. Arkansas State, Dec. 28, 2002
Free Throws 5 vs. San Diego, Jan. 11, 2003
Free Throw Attempts 6 four times, last vs. San Diego, Jan. 11, 2003
Rebounds 6 vs. San Diego, Jan. 11, 2003
Assists 3 twice, last vs. TCU, Jan. 6, 2003
Blocked Shots 3 vs. Gonzaga, March 8, 2003
Steals 2 five times, last vs. Loyola Marymount, Jan. 18, 2003
Minutes 31 vs. Gonzaga, March 8, 2003