Qiana Nelson
    Qiana Nelson


    Kankakee, Ill.

    High School:
    Kankakee High


    Outside Hitter


    An incredible leaper who is experienced and is expected to have an impact on the outside hitter position.

    2001: Started 16 matches at outside hitter after recovering from a preseason injury ... played in 23 matches and 61 games overall after missing the first three matches ... had a career-high 21 kills and 39 attempts against Morehead State in the Evansville Invitational (11/10) ... finished with 165 kills ... added 2.58 kills per game and 468 attempts, both of which were second at SIU ... had double figures in kills seven times including the last four matches, where she totaled 59 kills (14.75 avg.) ... hit a career-high .563 (9 kills, no errors, 16 attempts) vs Wichita State (9/21) ... hit .308 or better seven times ... had four digs in a match five times ... had season-high two assists vs Evansville (11/9) and four blocks vs Wichita State (9/21) ... hit a career-high .201 for the season ... finished the year with 46 digs (.72 per game), 15 block assists, three assists and 16 total blocks.

    2000: Played in all 30 matches and 90 of 102 games ... had double figures in kills nine times including five of the final six matches and the final three matches of the year ... had a career-high 12 digs and 45 attempts and added 13 kills in a kill-dig double-double performance against Creighton (11/3) ... added another kill-dig double-double (10 kills, 11 digs) a month earlier against Creighton (10/7) ... had double figure digs three times ... set career-highs with four block assists against SW Missouri State (9/29) and two aces against Wichita State (9/30) and tied a personal best with two block solos against Long Island (9/2) ... finished third in attempts (613) and fourth in kills (198) and kills per game (2.20) ... added 139 digs and 25 total blocks ... improved season totals for kills, attempts, assists, digs and block assists.

    1999: Came on strong mid-season, finished the year ranked third in kills (179), kills-per-game (2.18), attempts (541) and block solos (4) ... one of three freshmen to appear in all 26 matches ... also saw action in 82 games ... notched first double digit performance in kills against Western Illinois (9/19) with 11 ... put down career-high 14 kills in win over Evansville (9/21) and matched that total against UE (10/22) ... had six double figure matches in kills ... collected three or more digs 11 times, including a career-high eight in a win over Drake (11/12) ... posted a career-high three blocks against Wichita State (9/17) and matched that effort against Murray State (10/16) with two block solos ... led SIU in kills on three occasions and digs once.

    High School: Was a four-year letterwinner in volleyball at Kankakee High School ... as a senior, was named to the all-area "Shell Select" Team as well as serving as team captain ... named "Most Dedicated" her freshman year ... selected to several all-tournament teams ... honored as team's MVP ... played club ball for Bottom Line.

    Personal: Majoring in business management .... born March 31, 1981 in Kankakee, Ill. ... one of 36 volleyball players nationally to receive the Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Award for excellence in athletics, academics and community activism in 2001, named to the twelve-member second team ... named to the Dean?s List last spring ... carries a 3.42 GPA ... has three sisters, Dominique, Brittney and Sheanna King ... daughter of Herschel Nelson and Teana Kalhoun.

    Qiana Nelson Career Stats