Meet Jennifer Nelson
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Was named the Conference USA Pitcher of the Week for March 3 ... recorded a 2-1 record and 1.00 ERA in four appearances for the Blazers ... she struck out 28 batters in 21.0 innings and walked only three ... struck out eight straight batters during that time ... also recorded her third-career save.
Continued to be one of the all-time best pitchers in UAB history ... started 33 games in the circle for the Blazers ... led the Blazers in all significant pitching categories ... posted a 20-15 record for the season and a 1.43 ERA, which ranked 26th in the NCAA ... pitched 240.1 innings, while striking out 256 batters ... held opponents' to .208 batting average ... appeared eight times in relief ... averaged over seven strikeouts per game ... finished the year with six double-digit strikeout performances ...offensively productive at the plate as well ... hit .254 (33-for-130), which ranked fourth on the team ... ranked in the top five in slugging percentage (.331), on-base percentage (.333) and doubles (7) ... set a career-high with a 10 game hitting streak, the team's second longest on the season ... defensively had 78 assists on the season ...was named to the All-Tiger Invitational Team, striking out 37 batters over 21 2/3 innings of work ... also named to the All-Magic City Classic Team, after allowing two earned runs and striking out 30 batters in just 21 1/3 innings ... tabbed the Conference USA Pitcher of the Week for March 26, pitching in five games during that week, tossing 25.2 innings, allowing one earned run and striking out 36 batters ... on Feb. 20 against Jacksonville State, recorded her highest single-game strikeout total (14) of the season.
Served as UAB's number one pitcher as a sophomore, finishing the season with a team-best 2.08 ERA ... had a 15-10 record in 31 appearances for the Blazers ... threw 16 complete games, two shutouts and one save ... allowed just 135 hits and 73 runs on 178.0 innings pitched ... racked up a team-best 214 strikeouts in 651 at bats ... tapped a the C-USA Pitcher of the Week on March 21 after picking up three complete-game victories ... named to the All-Conference USA second team.
Was primarily a pitcher in 2005 ... made 25 appearances in the circle and had a 3.14 ERA ... posted a 9-8 record and led the team with eight complete games ... she recorded 111 strikeouts in 109.1 innings ... Nelson started 18 games ... had eight at-bats in six games in the field.
High School (2001-2004)
Named her team's Player of the Year as a senior in 2004 ... a member of the 2004 Super All-Metro Team ... three-time winner of the Gatorade "Will to Win" Award ... member of the all-tournament team at both the 2004 Red and Blue Classic and the Jefferson County Large School Tournament ... named to the all-metro team in both 2003 and 2004 ... honored as the 2004 CAP Sports (5A) Player of the Year ... voted team captain as a senior ... an honorable mention all-metro selection in 2002 ... posted a 17-9 record with a 1.20 ERA as a senior ... hit .370 with 43 RBI ... holds four state records for both hitting and pitching ... named a Who's Who Among American High School Students as a senior ... lettered all four years in softball, basketball, and volleyball ... member of the 2004 North Jefferson News All-Star Team ... awarded the 2004 Athletic Boosters' Scholarship ... received the 2002 Mortimer Jordan HS pitching and hitting award.
Full name is Jennifer Michelle Nelson ... born March 31, 1986 in Birmingham, Ala. ... parents are Michael and Gale Nelson ... majoring in high school education ... siblings include brothers Brandon, Cameron and Jared.