- - 2010 All-MIVA Second Team
- - Two-Time Academic All-MIVA
- - 2009-10 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District 5 Men's At-Large First Team
- - 2009 MIVA All-Tournament Team
- - Both his .387 career hitting percentage and his 1.25 career blocks-per-game average rank eighth in program history.
- - His .417 hitting percentage in 2009 ties as the 11th-best single-season hitting mark in BSU annals, while his .750 (13-1-16) hitting mark versus No. 13 Loyola (April 17, 2010) ties as the ninth-best single-match total for a player recording at least 15 attempts.
2010 (Jr.): Earned second letter at Ball State . . . All-MIVA Second Team . . . Academic All-MIVA . . . 2009-10 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District 5 Men's At-Large First Team . . . started all 29 matches he played . . . saw action in 107 of a possible 111 games . . . ranked seventh in the MIVA and 17th nationally with a 1.26 blocks-per-game average . . . ranked eighth in the MIVA and 22nd nationally with a .365 attack percentage . . . smashed a career-high 18 kills at Lewis (4/6) . . . added 13 kills at Carthage (1/16) and versus No. 13 Loyola (4/17) . . . collected double-figure kills in 10 matches, while adding at least two kills in every match he played . . . hit a career-best .750 twice versus Loyola (1/15 & 4/17) . . . hit .300-or-better in 18 matches, with .500-or-better marks nine times . . . tied a career-high with nine block assists versus Grand Canyon (1/21) and at George Mason (1/29) . . . also posted two solo blocks at George Mason to finish the match with a career-high 11 total blocks . . . scored at least one block in 28 matches, while collecting five-or-more 15 times . . . served up a career-high four aces at Grand Canyon (3/9).
2009 (So.): Earned first letter at Ball State . . . MIVA All-Tournament Team . . . Academic All-MIVA . . . played in 27 matches and 94 games . . . earned 23 starts . . . ranked fourth in the league in blocking average (1.24) and seventh in the MIVA in hitting percentage (.417) . . . blasted a season-high 13 kills versus Ohio State (3/27) . . . hit a season-best .611 (11-0-18) one match earlier at George Mason (3/21) . . . scored seven kills on seven swings at Carthage (2/21) . . . collected double-figure kills four times, while recording at least two kills in every match he played . . . hit .500-or-better in 12 matches . . . posted a career-best nine block assists versus Carthage (3/17) and at IPFW (4/11) . . . scored at least one block in 26 matches, with five-or-more 12 times . . . posted a career-best four digs two times, at the Milwaukee School of Engineering (2/20) and versus No. 12 Lewis (4/30).
MINNESOTA: Played two years of club volleyball for coach Wayne Siegert at Minnesota . . . Big Ten Men's Volleyball Association All-Conference selection as a sophomore . . . helped guide the team to a 46-18 record, including a Silver Division Championship at the 2008 National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association National Tournament.
HIGH SCHOOL: Did not play volleyball in high school . . . earned four letters in cross country, three in basketball and two in baseball at St. Croix Falls . . . first team all-conference and WPCA All-Star in basketball as a junior and senior . . . three-time basketball team Most Valuable Player . . . led basketball team to a conference title as a senior.
PERSONAL: Son of Mark and Laurie Nelson . . . has one sister, Meredith, who was a four-year letterwinner and a 2006 All-American at Minnesota . . . owns a 3.915 grade-point average on BSU's 4.0 scale . . . double majoring in accounting and finance . . . born Nov. 14, 1987 in Chisago City, Minn.