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#6 Kaleigh Nelson
Position: Outside Hitter
Height: 6'0"
Year: Graduate
Hometown: Salem, Ore.
High School: Sprague
Experience: 4 Letters
Career Stats Career Stats
2014 AVCA All-America Third Team
2014 All-Pac-12 Team
2014 All-Pacific North Region Team
2013 AVCA All-America Third Team
2013 All-Pac-12 Team
2013 All-Pacific North Region Team

Nelson Features

» College Career 'Best Thing' Nelson Has Experienced So Far (GoHuskies.com; Dec. 5, 2014)
» Kaleigh Nelson Developed Into A Force For Washington (Statesman Journal; Sept. 28, 2014)
» Better With Age (UW Daily; Oct. 7, 2013)
» Confident Nelson Riding A Sophomore Spike (GoHuskies.com; Nov. 15, 2012)
» Q & A With Kaleigh Nelson (GoHuskies.com; Sept. 22, 2011)

2014 (As A Senior)
Named a Third Team All-American for the second year in a row by the AVCA, becoming just the fifth Husky outside hitter with multiple All-America honors ... named to the 2014 All-Pac-12 Team and the All-Pacific North Region Team, both her second such honors ... second on the team in kills with 293 and kills per set with 2.42, hitting a career-best .339 which was tops among all Pac-12 outside hitters ... also third on the team with 105 total blocks ... in the season-ending defeat to Nebraska in the round of 16, had 10 kills, hitting .259, with a season-high 7 blocks ... hit .333 with 9 kills and 5 blocks as the Huskies topped Hawaii, 3-1, in the NCAA second round (12/6) ... hammered 12 kills without an error in 18 swings (.667 Att%) in the NCAA opening win over New Hampshire (12/5) ... a 6 kill, 3 block effort hitting .353 in the sweep at Washington State in the regular season finale (11/28) ... had 9 kills and hit .300 in the 3-1 upset of No. 1 Stanford (11/26) ... slammed 6 kills on a .600 Att% with 4 blocks in the 3-0 win over No. 22 Arizona State (11/23) ... a .467 attack percentage with 9 kills in sweep of No. 13 Arizona (11/21) ... hit .323 with 12 kills and 5 blocks in the five-set loss at Utah on 11/15 ... set down 8 kills at a .312 percentage with 4 blocks in the 3-0 win over Oregon State (11/9) ... a second straight match hitting over .600 as she had 11 kills on 16 swings with 1 error for a .625 mark in the sweep of No. 11 Oregon (11/7) ... a dominant match at No. 16 UCLA (10/31) with 7 kills on 10 swings with no errors (.700 Att%) plus 5 blocks in the sweep ... posted 8 kills on a .286 hitting percentage in the 3-0 win at No. 20 USC (10/29) ... shared the team-lead with 4 blocks plus 6 kills (.294 Att%) in 3-0 win vs. Colorado (10/26) ... earned 8 kills on a .312 Att% with 2 blocks and 2 digs in sweep of Utes (10/24) ... had her best offensive outing in three weeks in the win at No. 16 Arizona (10/19) with 10 kills on a .500 Att% with 3 blocks ... in big 3-1 win at No. 11 Oregon (10/12), notched 8 kills and 5 blocks, hitting .211 ... earned 7 kills, 2 blocks, and 2 assists in 3-1 win at Oregon State (10/10) ... hit .333 with 7 kills in win over UCLA (10/3) as Huskies rallied from 0-2 down ... scored 6.5 points with 4 kills and 5 blocks in the sweep of No. 19 USC (10/1) ... connected on 10 kills with 5 blocks and a .296 Att% in 3-2 win at California on 9/26 ... hit .312 with 6 kills in the 3-0 win over WSU (9/24) ... scored 14 points in the 3-2 win over No. 4 Wisconsin (9/19) with 11 kills and 6 block assists, hitting .212 ... in sweep of Maryland (9/18) posted 8 kills on a .286 Att% plus 3 blocks ... great numbers in sweep of UC Davis (9/12) with 7 kills on 11 swings without an error (.636 Att%) with 5 blocks ... hit .500 with 7 kills on 12 attempts plus an ace and 3 blocks in sweep of Seattle U (9/11) ... hit at a .550 rate with 12 kills, 1 error, on 20 swings in 3-0 win over Utah Valley (9/6) ... recorded 12 kills on a .206 Att% in the 3-2 win at No. 10 BYU, and had 4 kills on 4 swings in the fifth set alone to help snap BYU’s 26-match home win streak ... an outstanding openeing weekend leading UW to the win at the Northwest Challenge, as she averaged 3.91 kills per set while hitting .514 to earn a spot on the All-Tournament Team ... set a new career-high with 26 kills in UW’s 3-2 win over Gonzaga (8/30), six more than her previous best, as she hit .524 and added 2 blocks ... had 9 kills in season-opener vs. Portland State (8/29) and hit .421 and added 8 kills in 3-0 win over Boise State (8/30) on 13 swings without an error to hit .615.

2013 (As A Junior)
An AVCA Third Team All-American ... named to the All-Pac-12 Team for the first time and also voted to the All-Pacific North Region Team ... played in every match, ranking second on the Huskies in kills with 3.05 per set and points with 3.47 per set ... led the Huskies in kills in seven matches ... in the season ending loss to Penn State in the Final Four, had a team-high 8 kills ... earned 14 kills on a career-high 54 swings in the 3-2 NCAA regional final win over USC (12/14) ... in sweep of Kansas in NCAA round of 16 (12/13), had 6 kills and 2 blocks ... matched season-high with 7 blocks to go with 12 kills in NCAA 2nd round win over LSU (12/7) ... posted 8 kills on a .286 attack percentage in NCAA opening sweep of Alabama State (12/6) ... in sweep of WSU (11/29) notched 10 kills on a .444 attack percentage with 2 blocks ... hit at a .440 percentage with 13 kills, adding 4 blocks for 15.0 points in 3-1 win vs OSU (11/27) ... posted 14 kills on 48 attacks at Cal (11/22) as UW earned the 3-2 win ... totaled 12 kills and 5 block assists in road loss at No. 5 Stanford (11/20) ... stepped up in 3-1 win over No. 4 USC (11/15) with 14 kills on a .367 Att% ... served a key ace on her first serve attempt in over a month in the win over UCLA (11/13) also adding 7 kills ... set a three-set career-high with 17 kills, hitting .342, in 3-0 win at Arizona (11/10) ... tied for team-high with 17 kills at ASU (11/9) and hit .341, plus a season-high 7 blocks and 5 digs ... led the team with 13 kills (.258 Att%) with 2 blocks in 3-0 win over Colorado on 11/3 ... reached 20 kills for the first time in her career in 3-1 win over Utah (11/1) hitting .357 on a 42 swings, plus 3 blocks ... recorded 13 kills and 2 blocks as the Huskies won a key road showdown at No. 4 USC, 3-1, on 10/27 ... stellar numbers in the four set road win over UCLA (10/25) with 13 kills, 1 error on 24 attempts for a .500 Att% and 2 block assists ... in the 3-2 win over No. 7 Stanford, had 9 kills and 2 blocks ... big night vs. Cal (10/16) with 14 kills, 7 in the first set, on a .323 attack percentage ... an excellent weekend in the home wins over the Arizona schools, hitting over .300 in each match, starting with 9 kills on a .320 rate against the Wildcats (10/11) and then 10 kills in the 3-0 win over the 16th-ranked Sun Devils ... led the win at Utah (10/5) with 13 kills on a .385 attack percentage, including 10 kills on a .667 mark the last two sets ... in the road win at No. 21 Oregon (9/27) had 6 kills and a season-best 5 blocks ... ran up 9 kills without an error on 16 swings (.562 Att%) in sweep at Washington State (9/25) ... hit .381 with 9 kills on 21 swings in the 3-1 win over Cal St. Northridge (9/20) ... led the team in win over Coppin St. (9/19) with 10 kills (.348 Att%) with career-high 2 aces ... second on the team with 10 kills (.179 Att%) in the 3-1 win at No. 14 Illinois ... hit .333 (6-1-15) vs. Seattle U (9/3) and had a career-high 2 aces ... averaged 2.91 kills per set in the Northwest Challenge to help the Huskies win the title with a 3-0 mark ... led the team with career-highs in kills with 18 and points with 19.5 in the five set win over Gonzaga on 8/31, and adding a career-high 7 digs as well ... had 7 kills and 4 blocks in the sweep of Portland State (8/31).

2012 (As A Sophomore)
Made huge strides in her sophomore season, playing 113 of 117 sets and ranking second on the team with 2.42 kills per set ... had the top attack percentage among the outside hitters, hitting .283 ... had eight matches of double-figure kills plus a hitting percentage above .300 ... ranked third on the team with 94 blocks, a 0.83 per set average ... led the Huskies in kills in four matches ... put away 11 kills in the 3-2 win over Hawaii (12/1) in the 2nd round of NCAAs, hitting .310 ... in the NCAA opening win over Central Arkansas (11/30), notched 6 kills and 3 blocks ... earned 8 kills in the 3-0 win at Washington State (11/23) ... solid night with 12 kills (.200 Att%) and 6 blocks against Arizona State (11/21) ... notched 8 kills (.278 Att%) in 3-0 win over Oregon State (11/17) ... in 3-2 thriller over No. 4 Oregon (11/16), put down 14 kills (.235 Att%) with 4 block assists as UW saved 14 match points before winning ... shared team lead with 10 kills at No. 1 Stanford (11/8), adding 4 bocks ... had 9 kills, 4 blocks in 3-2 win at Cal (11/7) ... helped spark comeback win vs. Utah (11/4) with 12 kills (.233 Att%) and 4 blocks ... hit .316 against Colorado (11/2) with 8 kills and season-high 4 digs ... totaled 14.5 points at No. 6 UCLA (10/28) on 11 kills and 7 blocks, with a .360 attack percentage ... career-best 8 blocks at No. 7 USC (10/26) with 8 kills (.172 Att%) ... back-to-back standout matches vs. Bay Area teams, first notching 15 kills on a .481 Att% plus 5 blocks vs. No. 2 Stanford (10/19), then led the team with 11 kills on a .429 Att% in three set win over Cal (10/21) ... 10 kills on back-to-back nights at Oregon State (3-0 win) and Oregon (1-3 loss) on Oct. 12-13 ... at Colorado (10/7), 3 kills, 3 blocks, 2 digs in sweep ... tremendous night in win at Utah (10/5) with 15 kills, hitting .565 (2 errors, 23 attacks) ... in win over No. 3 USC (9/28) had 4 kills and 4 blocks ... had 14 big kills in 3-2 win over No. 4 UCLA (9/26), many late in sets and added 4 blocks ... hit .333 with 8 kills in four set win at Arizona on 9/22 ... dominant outing in Pac-12 opener vs. Washington State (9/18), landing a career-high 16 kills on a .500 Att% (16-4-24) ... at Portland on 9/11, had 7 kills plus 5 blocks, an assist and a dig ... 4 kills and 4 blocks in 3-0 win over Long Beach State (9/7) ... matched season-high Att% for second straight match, hitting .714 vs. Seattle (9/6) with 5 kills on 7 swings ... enjoyed a breakout weekend at the Tiger Classic, earning first All-Tournament Team honors of her career as UW took the title with three sweeps ... after adding 6 kills on a .462 attack rate in the win over No. 7 Purdue, she ended the Tiger Classic with 11 kills vs. Rice (9/1) on a red-hot .714 clip (11-1-14) ... appeared in all three matches of the season-opening Northwest Challenge, posting 3 kills apiece against Gonzaga and Portland State (both on 8/25), and hitting .389 for the weekend.

2011 (As A Freshman)
Appeared in 12 matches and 16 total sets in her first season, including six Pac-12 matches ... had kills in eight matches, with 13 total kills on the season ... first kill came in the season-opener against Prairie View A&M on Aug. 26 ... season-high four kills on Sept. 8 vs. Seattle U, on just six attacks ... had one kill vs. USC on Sept. 16 on a season-high nine attacks ... one ace on the season, on Sept. 3 vs. Boise State ... had four blocks, including a solo block on Oct. 28 vs. Arizona State ... season-high three digs against Seattle U with five digs on the season.

In High School
Lettered three years for Sprague High School, leading her team to Central Valley Conference titles as a junior and a senior and three state tournaments ... team placed ninth at the Oregon 6A State Championships in 2008 and 2009 ... named CVC Player of the Year as a senior and a first team All-State selection ... first team All-CVC as a junior and a senior and second team as a sophomore ... earned Oregonian Athlete of the Week honors as a senior ... competed for the Oregon Northwest Juniors and coach Rod Jones as a junior and a senior, leading the team to a 6-4 record at the 2010 U.S. Junior National Championships 18 Open division in Reno, Nev. ... also played for Salem Volleyball Club her first two years of high school for coach Travis Ward ... lettered in track her senior year, and won the CVC title in the high jump, going on to place 10th at the state meet and setting a best clearance of 5-feet, 4-inches.

Personal
Born in Salem, Oregon ... parents are Catherine and Dani Nelson ... has one older brother, Andrew ... considering a career in education ... hobbies include reading, snowboarding, music, movies and friends.
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