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4 Jessica Nelson

Class: Senior Position: G Height: 5-9 Previous School: Faith Academy Hometown: Tokyo, Japan

Liberty Volleyball (2004-08): Four-year letterwinner on the Liberty volleyball team at the outside hitter position (2004-05, 2007-08) … helped the Lady Flames capture their first back-to-back Big South titles in program history, in 2007 and 2008 … one of only eight players in program history to total over 1,000 kills and 1,000 digs, tallying 1,089 kills and 1,178 digs for her career … led Liberty in both kills (405) and digs (524) during the 2007 campaign, setting a program rally-scoring record for digs in a season … made the 2007 Villanova Classic all-tournament team … paced the Lady Flames in kills (393) and service aces (34) as a sophomore in 2005 … voted MVP of the 2005 William & Mary Invitational … included on the 2007 Big South All-Academic team for volleyball … a four-time Big South Presidential Honor Roll member.
Prep: Earned three volleyball letters and two basketball letters at Christian Academy (CAJ) in Tokyo, Japan … earned one volleyball letter and two basketball letters at Faith Academy in Manila, Philippines … 2002 CAJ Female Athlete of the Year … 2004 Faith Academy Female Athlete of the Year ... named MVP of the 2001 Far East Volleyball Tournament, after helping CAJ win the event ... tabbed MVP of the 2004 Far East Basketball Tournament, leading Faith Academy to the team title … team MVP after sophomore, junior and senior seasons … also two-year letterwinner in track and field …2000-01 league champion in 200 meters, high jump and high hurdles … 2001-02 league champion in 200 meters, 400 meters and high jump … league record holder in high jump.
Personal: Daughter of John and Kathleen Nelson … older sisters, Natalie and Kirsten, both played volleyball and women's basketball for Houghton College ... Kirsten was the AMC North Division Player of the Year and a NAIA Honorable Mention All-American in 2002, 2003 and 2004 … graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in family and child development … currently pursuing a Master of Arts degree in human services (marriage and family specialization) … birthday is on Oct. 14.