In all, approximately 51 percent of USU's student-athletes earned a 3.2 GPA to qualify for the awards.
Of its 45 academic all-WAC selections, Utah State had 18 student-athletes from women's indoor track honored and 15 from men's indoor track, along with five from both gymnastics and women's basketball, and two from men's basketball.
The Aggies are tied for first with Seattle heading into the regular-season finale.
Devyn Christensen breaks season-season scoring record in the win.
The Aggies take on the Bobcats on Thursday.
USU Women's Basketball vs ISU 2013
USU Women's Basketball vs Utah 2013
USU Women's Basketball vs LMU 2013
USU Women's Basketball vs BHSU 2013
Women's Basketball vs. Northwest Nazarene 2013
2012-13 (SO): Played in all 32 games, starting six... Scored a season-high 10 points at San José State (Jan. 12)... Added nine points in a win against UT Arlington (Jan. 23)... Played in a season-high 26 minutes against Montana State (Dec. 1)... Had seven games with at least five rebounds, including a career-high nine at San José State (Jan. 12)... Finished third on the team in offensive rebounds, averaging 1.5 per game... For the season, shot 38.5 percent (30-of-78) and 72.0 percent from the free throw line (18-of-25)... Averaged 0.8 steals per game with seven games with multiple steals... Named to the academic all-WAC and USU Joe E. and Elma Whitesides Scholar-Athlete teams.
2011-12 (FR): Played in all 31 games as a freshman, started 17... Got her first collegiate start against in-state rival BYU on Dec. 17... Finished the season shooting 37.3 percent (31-of-83) from the field as well as 31-of-44 (70.5 percent) at the free throw line... Scored a career-high 12 points in a win against Utah Valley (Jan. 7)... Also came close to her first double-double in that game with a season-high eight rebounds... Was a stellar 10-for-12 from the free throw line against Utah Valley... Named to the academic all-WAC and USU Joe E. and Elma Whitesides Scholar-Athlete teams.
High School: Averaged 17.0 points, 9.6 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game, while shooting 78 percent from the free-throw line as a senior at Thurston (Ore.) High School... Named the Oregon State 5A Player of the Year in the Midwestern League in 2010... Garnered all-state honors in 2010 and 2011, while being named first-team all-league from 2009-2011... Was a McDonald's All-American nominee... Played club basketball with Oregon Elite in 2009 and 2010... Was a four-year letterwinner in track and field in high school... Was a district champion in long jump, hurdles and the 100m, 200m and 400m.
Personal: Full name is Elise Nan Nelson... Daughter of Rick and Lynne Nelson... Has two brothers and one sister... Major is pre-physical therapy.
YEAR GP-GS FG PCT 3FG PCT FT PCT REB-AVG AST ST BLK PTS-AVG 11-12 31-17 31-83 .373 0-0 .000 .705 68-2.2 25 23 3 93-3.0 12-13 32-6 30-78 .385 0-1 .000 .720 92-2.9 32 27 2 78-2.4 Totals 63-23 61-161 .379 0-1 .000 .710 160-2.5 57 50 5 171-2.7