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.
Utah State Women's Basketball WBI vs. South Dakota
Utah State Women's Basketball vs. UT Arlington
Utah State Women's Basketball vs. Louisiana Tech
Utah State Women's Basketball vs. Seattle
Utah State Women's Basketball vs. Idaho
2011-12 (FR): Playing in all 31 games as a freshman, starting 17... Got her first collegiate start in loss to in-state rival BYU on Dec. 17... Scored a season-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, 2.8 assists while going 78 percent from the free-throw line as a senior at Thurston High School... Named 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... Born October 29, 1992... Has two brothers and one sister... Daughter of Rick and Lynne Nelson... Major is exercise science.