2008: Saw her role grow as the season progressed, totaling 54 of her 87 kills while playing the majority of her 74 sets in the final 10 matches of the season ... Of her 87 kills, 71 came in Big Ten play and she hit .244 over that span ... Finished with a .272 hitting percentage, which ranked third on the team while her .256 hitting percentage in Big Ten play was second-best on the team ... Hit better than .400 in nine matches during the year ... Posted a season-high 10 kills while hitting .292 in five sets at Illinois (11/22); her 24 attacks in that match were also a season-best ... Hit .500 with nine kills at Purdue (11/21) and also hit .500 with eight kills in the Spartans' win over Iowa (11/28) ... Totaled 43 total blocks on the season, 13 solo ... Posted a season-high seven blocks, two of which were solo, in the Spartans' five-set win at Wisconsin (10/31) ... Added seven kills and a service ace in that match, accounting for 12.5 total points in the five-set win ... Season-best point total was 13.5 at Illinois (11/22) ... Posted 11.5 total points in the Spartans' next match the following week against Iowa (11/28) ... Added 30 digs to her ledger while pitching in seven service aces on the season, all of which came in the final 10 matches of 2008 ... Was perfect on 19 service receptions ... Averaged 1.65 points per set and earned her third varsity letter.
2007: Played in 15 matches... Academic All-Big Ten selection... In limited action, averaged 0.92 kills and 0.75 blocks per game... Filled in for an injured Vanessa King in three contests late in the season, including the NCAA Tournament bouts with Kentucky (11/30) and Dayton (12/1), and a road contest at Iowa (11/17)... In those matches, averaged 2.11 kills and 1.0 blocks per game, while hitting .429... At Iowa, hit a career-high .538 with a season-best eight kills... Earned second varsity letter.
2006: Saw action in 17 matches to earn first letter... Averaged 1.30 kills per game and 0.85 blocks per game... Tallied first-career double-digit kill match with 10 in championship game of Ball State Nike/Active Ankle Weekend vs. Ball State (8/26)... Recorded top defensive performance of the season with six total blocks at Minnesota (10/1)... Also contributed four kills against the Golden Gophers.
High School: Two-year letterwinner in volleyball with one letter in basketball at Neuqua Valley... Helped lead 2004-05 squad to 22-10 record with 205 kills and 78 block solos for the season... Member of the Warrior-Blast All-Tournament Team... Academic All-Conference and second team All-City honoree.
Club: Competed for the Sports Performance Club Organization under the direction of Rick Butler... Finished in third place at nationals... Competed internationally in Russia where team took first place... Earned the Spirit Award during her final season of club ball.
Personal: Full name is Mischelle Nelson... Daughter of Yvonne and David Nelson.
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