Player Spotlight – Kjirsten Nelson

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Photo Courtesy of Gary Chidester

Photo Courtesy of Gary Chidester

Coming from Gunnison High School in Colorado, Kjirsten Nelson first started as a red shirt for the Snow College volleyball team but now is a starting middle blocker.

In the volleyball team’s two away game at Colorado Northwestern Community College, and Salt Lake Community College, Nelson had nine kills and four BA’s (block assists).

When asked her favorite thing about volleyball, Nelson responded, “Pulling the blocks. It’s when you pretend that you are going to hit so the blockers think you are actually hitting, and then the other hitter gets a point.” She also enjoys playing volleyball at Snow College because she plays with her sister.

Nelson has worked hard this year for Snow College, and has become a great player. “She came in as a red shirt and worked really hard to earn her spot. I couldn’t be more proud of her,” Coach Keven John said.

Her teammate, Delayne Daniels, supported Nelson by saying, “I love playing with Kjirsten! She always gives one hundred percent and you can always count on her on the court.”

After graduating from Snow College, Nelson plans on moving all the way to Hawaii to go to BYU Hawaii and study history.

Outside of volleyball, Kjirsten enjoys playing basketball and watching movies.

Briquelle Caperton is from Clearfield, Utah. She was raised an only child, but has a half brother and sister. This is her first year at Snow. She attended Weber State University last year and transferred to Snow College for, “the college experience” and to “get away from home.” Briquelle’s favorite thing about Snow College is how friendly everyone is! Briquelle will graduate this April with her Associate of Arts Degree. Her plan for the future is to transfer to the University of Utah for their architect program; her dream is to do interior design for residential buildings. Some of Briquelle’s favorite things are: playing sports (mainly volleyball and basketball) drawing, and being in the great outdoors! Briquelle also loves to snow board, so on weekends in the winter time you can find her flying down the snowy slopes! She is also interested in film making, especially sports documentaries. As a first semester member of the Snow Drift Staff, Briquelle expressed that, “I never really liked writing, but have found that writing about things that you are passionate is much better!” She will be covering the spot lights for the volleyball team members. Briquelle is very excited to me a part of the Snow Drift staff!

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