Talented young player with an excellent pair of hands... Blasts a high-velocity ball but can still run the offense with her passing skills... Athletic player who set new freshman records in the weight room during the off season.
Sat out the season with a redshirt.
All-State selection and member of the Utah High School Coaches All-Star Team at Skyline High School in Salt Lake City...was named All-Region after leading Skyline to the 5A State Championship in 2000...led the team in kills, attempts and blocks and was third in defensive digs...recorded the 11th-highest single-season block total in Utah prep history (50, in 47 games played)...averaged 2.00 blocks per game and led the team in kills during an undefeated run through the state tournament...led Skyline to a 20-4 mark overall...coached in violleyball by Joan Burdett...also earned varsity letters in track and field...recorded a high jump of 5' 5" as a sophomore...played a host of positions in club volleyball for Salt Lake City's nationally recognized Klub Boom...coached in club by Keith Siddoway.
Born on July 29, 1983, in Salt Lake City, Utah...parents are Mark and Fran Nilson...uncle, Alfred Pupunu, played nine seasons in the National Football League...favorite pastimes include swimming, boating, camping and four-wheeling...received letters of interest, recruiting materials and phone calls from 94 different schools from when she first began to get recruited...chose to attend Houston because "of the coaches and superior academic support"...nickname is "Poochie."