Women's Basketball


10   Katie Nelson
Katie Nelson

RS Senior

Ellicott City, Md.

High School:
The McDonogh School




As a Senior in 2005-06: In her last game as a Minutewoman, had nine points, two assists, and a steal against Duquesne (3/3) ... Tallied three points, four rebounds, and five assists vs. La Salle (2/26) ... Had six points and two assists at Saint Louis (2/23) ... Tallied 14 points, five rebounds, and two assists vs. St. Bonaventure (2/19) ... Had six points, a rebound. and two assists at Xavier (2/17) ... Had 15 points, two rebounds, a career-high 10 assists, and two steals vs. St Joseph's (2/5) ... Tallied two points, seven rebounds, four assists and a steal at Rhode Island (2/2) ... Had eight points, four rebounds, six assists, a block and two steals vs. Brown (12/30) ... Poured in 10 points, two rebounds, six assists and a steal at Syracuse (12/10) ... Had 12 points, three rebounds, an assist and two steals at Boston College (12/8) ... Had four rebounds, an assist and two steals UNH (12/4) ... Had six points, six rebounds, four assists and a steal vs. Hofstra (12/1) ... Had eight points and three assists against Siena (11/29) ... Had four points, three rebounds and four assists against Hartford (11/26) ... Had nine points, three rebounds and three assists in 31 minutes at Eastern Michigan (11/22) ... Scored 11 points, one rebound, three assists and two steals in 40 minutes against Holy Cross (11/20) ... Had two assists and a steal in 35 minutes at Delaware (11/18).

As A Junior in 2004-05: Played in all 29 games, making 28 starts as the point guard ... Third on the team averaging 8.4 ppg while grabbing 2.9 rpg ... First on the team and sixth in the A-10 with 3.62 apg ... Also had 34 steals ... Shot 31 percent from the field, 30 percent from three-point range and 70 percent at the free throw line ... Ranked seventh in the A-10 in three-point field goal percentage and also seventh averaging 2.00 trifectas a game ... 1.22 assist to turnover ratio was good for eighth-best in the league ... Named to the Moran Realty Classic (Nov. 19-20) and Terrapin Classic (Dec. 29-30) All-Tournament teams ... Had 23 points, seven rebounds, seven assists and a steal in two games at the A-10 Tournament (March 4-5) ... Tallied 11 points, four rebounds, three assists and two steals against Rhode Island (Feb. 27) ... Had 11 points at Dayton (Feb. 11) ... Scored a season-high 15 points as well as dishing out five assists and having three steals vs. St. Bonaventure (Feb. 6) ... Had four rebounds, three steals and tied a career-high with eight assists against Duquesne (Jan. 21) ... Tallied nine points, six rebounds, six assists and two steals against Fordham (Jan. 16) ... Scored 13 points and tied a career-high with seven rebounds at George Washington (Jan. 9) ... Also dished out four assists ... Had 10 points and four assists vs. La Salle (Jan. 7) ... Had 10 points and five assists at Temple (Jan. 4) ... Averaged 11.0 ppg and 3.5 ppg at the Terrapin Classic (Dec. 29-30) ... Had 12 points at Hofstra (Dec. 9) ... Dished out seven assists against Toledo, just one off her career-high (Dec. 6) ... Poured in 13 points at Providence (Dec. 1) ... Had six assists in the season-opener against Southern California (Nov. 19).

In 2003-04: Sat out the season as a medical redshirt following knee surgery.

As A Sophomore in 2002-03: Started all 18 games before leaving the Jan. 26 Dayton game with an ACL injury ... Tried to make a comeback at George Washington on Feb. 13, but was forced back to the bench after just three minutes and had season-ending surgery shortly thereafter ... Averaged 8.4 ppg and 3.9 apg ... Assist average would rank in the league's top 10 if she had enough minutes to qualify ... Maintained a league-best 2.6 assist to turnover ratio, including a 6.00 mark in conference play, also tops in the A-10 ... Also grabbed 2.5 rebounds and swiped 1.2 steals a game ... Not counting the three-minute stint in our nation's capital, hit at least one three-pointer in every game, connecting more than once 12 times ... Currently ranks fourth all-time at UMass with 91 three-point field goals made, third with 296 three-point field goal attempts and 10th with a .307 percentage from behind the arc ... Tallied a season-high 19 points on 7-10 shooting at Toledo ... Started the season off with a 15-point effort against Sacred Heart on 5-6 shooting from the field and a 4-5 mark from three-point land ... Scored 13 points vs. Temple ... Poured in 12 points in three consecutive games vs. Michigan, Memphis and Saint Joseph's ... Also tallied 12 points vs. St. Bonaventure ... Grabbed a career-high seven rebounds in the game at Toledo ... Dished out a career-best eight assists at Xavier ... Swatted a career-high two shots vs. Northeastern ... Swiped a career-high tying three steals at New Hampshire, at Florida and vs. Temple ... Shot a team-best .762 from the free throw line ... Dished out seven assists vs. Sacred Heart and at Michigan ... Handed out six helpers at Florida ... Credited with five assists at Toledo, at New Hampshire and vs. Temple ... Played the entire game nine times, including a career-high 50 minutes in the double-overtime loss at Florida, the only player to do so.

As A Freshman In 2001-02: Started all 30 games ... Averaged 36.5 minutes per game at point guard ... Second on the team averaging 9.3 points per game ... Led the team with 92 assists, dishing out 3.07 per game, which was 13th in the Atlantic 10 ... Shot .299 (50-167) from the three-point line, which also ranked 13th in the conference ... Her 50 three-point field goals tied for 13th in the A-10 and was second-most in a UMass single-season ... 167 three-point field goal attempts were the most in a UMass single-season ... Led the team in free throw shooting at .790 (64-81) ... Scored in double figures 15 times ... Scored a career-high 20 points at St. Bonaventure ... Scored 18 points in games against Temple and at Fordham ... poured in 15 points at Rhode Island and vs. Temple ... Scored 13 points in games vs. Alabama, at Temple and vs. George Washington ... Recorded at least one assist in every game and two or more 23 times ... Dished out six assists in games vs. Rice and vs. Alabama ... Named to the A-10 Commissioner's and UMass Athletic Director's Honor Roll.

Before UMass: Graduated from the McDonogh School in Baltimore, Md. ... Four-year letterwinner in soccer, basketball and softball ... Basketball team won the A.I.S. championship in 1998 and 1999 under Head Coach Katie Cooper ... Team was ranked 25th in the country by USA Today ... Team captain of all three sports senior year ... Earned first team All-Baltimore City honors in 2000 ... Second team All-Metro in 2000 ... Senior accolades included first team All-Baltimore City, second team All-Metro, second team All-State and McDonogh School Female Athlete of the Year ... An Honor Roll student.

Personal: Born Katherine Elizabeth Nelson on June 1, 1983, in Rochester, N.Y. ... Daughter of William and Margaret Nelson ... Has a sister, Laura ... Father, William, is the head men's basketball coach at Johns Hopkins University ... A sport management major.

2004-05 Game-by-Game Statistics

vs Southern California11-19-04*3319.11115.200221.0002355.010670155.0
vs Murray State11-20-04*35514.357211.18200.0000113.0102103128.5
at Holy Cross11/23/04*3228.25025.40000.0000443.320430067.7
#20/20 BOSTON COLLEGE11/27/04*3715.20015.20000.0000553.800360136.5
at Providence12/1/04*38514.357312.25000.0002243.8005102137.8
at Hofstra12/9/04*37410.40026.33325.4000113.3302300127.8
at Siena College12/12/04*2605.00003.00056.8331123.110310057.4
at #17/17 Maryland12/29/04*3749.44438.37500.0000333.1405402117.8
vs Elon12/30/04*3236.50035.600221.0000002.8102400118.1
at TEMPLE01/04/05*3149.44426.33300.0001232.8005201108.3
LA SALLE01/07/05*3336.50034.75012.5000222.8004602108.4
at George Washington01/09/05*40414.286413.30812.5001673.1304101138.7
at St. Joseph's1/13/05*3809.00007.000111.0000443.120220118.2
SAINT JOSEPH'S01/24/05*3126.33313.33335.6002023.330310087.8
at St.Bonaventure1/28/05*2214.25013.33300.0000223.200010037.5
at FORDHAM01/30/05*32315.200313.23112.5000223.2103301107.7
ST. BONAVENTURE02/06/05*4048.50047.57137.4290113.0205303158.0
at Dayton02/11/05*29410.40037.42900.0000333.0101301118.1
at Xavier2/13/04*3737.42914.25000.0000333.010510078.1
RHODE ISLAND02/17/05*3439.33338.37523.6670443.1103602118.2
#16/16 TEMPLE02/24/05*3127.28626.33300.0000003.010220268.1
at RHODE ISLAND02/27/05*40210.20016.167441.0000002.930230298.1
vs Duquesne03/04/05*35411.364310.300661.0001122.8007101178.5
vs Xavier3/5/05*3626.33326.33300.0000552.910040068.4
Totals 2896376243.31358191.3043347.7021173842.9360105860342438.4

Games played: 29
Points/game: 8.4
FG Pct: 31.3
3FG Pct: 30.4
FT Pct: 70.2
Rebounds/game: 2.9
Assists/game: 3.6
Turnovers/game: 3.0
Assist/turnover ratio: 1.2
Steals/game: 1.2

Career Statistics

2003-04Did Not Play
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