Sonija

Nelson

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Forward
Height: 6'0"
Year: Sophomore
City/State: Kansas City, Mo.
High School: Central

Bio

Sonija Nelson lettered during her freshman and sophomore seasons at Nebraska in 1981-82 and 1982-83. The 6-0 center from Kansas City, Mo., appeared in 26 games as a sophomore, averaging 2.4 points and 1.4 rebounds per game, while shooting 37.7 percent from the field and a solid 83.3 percent from the free throw line.

As a freshman, Nelson served as the backup to four-year starter and Nebraska career rebounding and blocked shot leader Janet Smith. Nelson finished her career with 79 points and 57 rebounds.

Nelson led Varsity Sports of Kansas City to a runner-up finish at the AAU National Championships in 1981. She was a graduate of Central High School in Kansas City.

She was a business administration major at Nebraska.

Nelson's Career Statistics

Year

G-GS

FG-FGA

Pct.

3P-3PA

Pct.

FT-FTA

Pct.

TRB-Avg.

PF-D

A

TO

Blk

ST

Pts-Avg.

1981-82 18 6-29 .207 NA NA 6-12 .500 20-1.1 8 1 12 2 6 18-1.0
1982-83 26 23-61 .377 NA NA 15-18 .833 37-1.4 24 8 18 7 7 61-2.4

Career

44

29-90

.322

NA

NA

21-30

.700

57-1.3

32

9

30

9

13

79-1.8

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