Jade Nelson
Jade Nelson

Lithonia, Ga.

High School:
Miller Grove




2011: Played in 39 games with 38 starts as team's primmary second baseman ... drove in four RBI ... hit .180 with 15 runs scored ... second on the team with 16 walks ... tied for team lead with four sacrifice hits ... stole four bases. High School/Club: Earned the Best Infielder Award in 2007 on the J.V. team ... Named the Most Improved Player in 2008 on the varsity team and Best All-Around Player in 2009 ... Was a member of the 2010 DeKalb County All-Star Team ... Member of the Georgia Crusaders softball club in Stone Mountain, Ga. Personal: Born November 26 in Atlanta, Ga. ... Daughter of Nathan and Lillie Nelson ... Has one brother, Trey ... Major is Animal and Poultry Science ... Was an AB Honor Roll student from 2006-2008 and an Honor Graduate in 2010 ... Involved in FCCLA, broadcast/video productions, MGTV news and a work based learning program in high school ... People that have influenced her the most are her parents and her hitting coach, Serita Brooks. Her parents taught her the importance of an education and standing up for herself. Ms. Serita helped her gain the confidence and determination needed to play softball at a higher level ... Personal best non-athletic accomplishment was graduating high school in the top 10 percent of her class ... Plans to attend veterinary school and further a career as a veterinarian after graduation ... Favorite saying is from a poem by Marianne Williamson - "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure." ... Enjoys reading, watching movies, playing video/board games and going to the mall ... Favorite book is The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer ... Favorite movie is The Notebook ... Personal athletic goal before graduation is to be named to the MEAC All-Academic team.

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