Keller hits three-run home run, Nelson drives in four runs
Gantt and Bucz Take Outstanding Athletes of the Year Honors
Owls stand 24-12 on the season
Owls tied atop league standings with an 8-4 record
Co-captain and preseason All-Sun Belt Conference selection by Perfect Game
Junior (2012): Led the Sun Belt Conference with 35 of his team-leading 45 runs batted in coming in league games...posted a .290 batting average and was one of three players to hit seven home runs...ranked second on the team with 12 doubles...recorded 61 hits and scored 33 runs in the middle of the batting lineup...was named the SBC's Player of the Week after hitting three home runs and recording 11 RBIs in a three-game sweep at FIU (3/16-3/18)...drove in a career high six runs and hit two home runs against FIU (3/17)...had 19 multiple-hit performances and drove in multiple runs in 10 games...committed just five errors at first base...scored three runs against Boston College (3/7) and ULM (4/13)...named Florida Summer Collegiate Baseball League All-Star Game Most Valuable Player in July 2012.
Sophomore (2011): Started the first five games of the season and had 13 starts during season...tallied 13 hits with 10 RBIs and eight runs scored...had a season-high two hits in a road game at South Alabama (4/8)...drove in a pair of runs against Seton Hall (3/10) and FIU (5/19)...hit his first career home run in a home victory over rival FIU (3/20)...scored two runs in home encounter against FIU...legged out a triple against Seton Hall and had his only double in late-season meeting against FIU.
Freshman (2010): Versatile player who came off the bench and provided quality depth in his first collegiate season...appeared in 21 games (two starts) and batted .130 with one RBI...recorded his first career hit and first career run scored in victory over Boston College (2/27)...tallied first career RBI in victory over Middle Tennessee State (4/2)...played summer ball for the Orlando Mavericks of the Florida Collegiate League.
High School: Played at Dr. Phillips High School for Head Coach Mike Barefoot...was all-county selection and named team's offensive player of the year his junior and senior seasons...named team MVP during senior season in which he broke A.J. Pierzynski's record for most hits in a season (41)...also broke record for highest single-season batting average (.513)...National Honor Society member.
Personal: Son of Craig and Kathy Nelson...finance major who aspires to work in a sports agency.
TV Show.....Price is Right
Ice Cream Flavor.....Mint Chocolate Chip
Subject in school.....Math