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.