Merdeith Nelson is named to All-Freshman Team

6-3 middle blocker Meredith Nelson of St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin, has been named to the Big Ten All-Freshman Team. Nelson was named all-state as a senior in 2002 and selected as the 10th-best senior in the nation according the Student Sports "Hot 100" list.

Nelson was St. Croix Falls' team captain in her junior and senior seasons and Team MVP all four seasons. She was a part of a recruiting class that includes Kelly Bowman and Marci Peniata that was ranked No, 4 in the nation by prepvolleyball.com. Her parents, Mark and Laurie are both University of Minnesota alumni. Nelson lead the team in blocks and was fifth in kills.

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