FALL 2013: Placed in top-50 with consistent scores of 84, 81, 83 at the Bucknell Invitational (9/8)... Finished 14th at the ECAC Championships (9/30)... Part of ECAC Team Championship (9/30).
SPRING 2013: Named MAAC All-Academic honors...Finished inside the top-20 at the Hawk Invitational (3/31)...Individual scoring participant at the Roar-ee Invitational (4/12) scoring an 86 in 18-holes...Participated in the Brown Bear Invitational and finished T57 with a 171.
FALL 2012:Had two appearances for the Saints...Enjoyed her best round score of +7 at the RMU Colonial Classic which helped the Saints shoot the best final round in the tournament's history.
SPRING 2012:Appeared in every event for Siena...Enjoyed a fifth place showing in the MAAC Championships (4/26-28)...Finished 17th in the Hartford Invite (4/15-17)...NGCA All-American Scholar
FALL 2011:Played in two events...Led Siena to a win over crosstown rival UAlbany (10/16) with a team-best round of 76.
BEFORE SIENA:Earned four letters at Holy Name...A two-time Division 2 All-Star, and the winner of her school's Athletic Director's Award in 2012...Also earned two letters in tennis.
PERSONAL:Born March 1, 1993...Daughter of William and Debra Nelson...Has an older brother, William...Chose Siena for its location, small class sizes, and golf program...Also recruited by Fairfield, Monmouth, and Mount St. Mary's.
GETTING TO KNOW KATIE NELSON
Major: Business Management
Twitter handle: @kenelson15
What I like most about my sport: I love the Siena golf family and our team dynamics. We are all very different people but golf brings us together. Both on and off the course we're best friends.
What I like most about coach: He's a great coach. He has high expectations with both athletics and academics which really helps us to stay focused on what we need to accomplish. He is always willing to work with the team, both as a group and individually, and he gives his all for us.
Best moment of the previous season: Our golf trip to Scotland. We played some of the oldest courses in the world and we all had an amazing time!
My biggest fear is: Needles
If I could travel anywhere, I would go to: Italy
My before game/meet routine: Quick range session with a few different clubs, and then I spend my time getting used to the greens and watching the short putts roll in. Also I like some extra few minutes to relax before the first tee.
Sport/position I always wanted to try: Surfing
If I had a million dollars, I would: Stop applying for summer internships and travel the world.
My dream car: My 2007 Red Nissan Versa
Vacation spot: Somewhere warm!
Type of ice cream: Cookie Dough
Phone app: Pandora Radio
Pro athlete: Annika Sorenstam (retired)
Pro team: Boston Red Sox
Actor/Actress: Ellen Degeneres