44 - Kate Nielsen
Kate Nielsen
Height: 5-11
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Urbandale, Iowa
High School: Johnston
Position: F
gp 29
pts/g 22.3
fg % 53.7
3pt % 50.7
ft % 80.0
reb/g 8.8
a/g 1.6

Career Notes
• State Farm/WBCA Division III Player of the Year Finalist (2013)
• Capital One First Team Academic All-American (2013)
• WBCA Division III Coaches' All-American (2013)
• Jostens Trophy Finalist (2013)
• D3hoops.com West Region Player of the Year (2013)
• Iowa Conference Most Valuable Player (2013)
• 2-time first team all-conference (2011-12, 2012-13)
• 2-time first team academic all-district (2011-12, 2012-13)
• Academic all-conference (2011-12)
• 3-year letterwinner
• Transferred to Simpson for the 2010-11 season after spending a year at Minnesota State, Mankato.

2012-13 | senior
Named State Farm/WBCA Player of the Year finalist, D3hoops.com West Region Player of the Year, Jostens Trophy Finalist, Capital One First Team Academic All-American and Iowa Conference Most Valuable Player ... also a 2013 WBCA Division III Coaches' All-America Team selection and D3hoops.com First Team All-West Region performer ... named IIAC Player of the Week seven times during the season ... scored 648 points, second-highest single season total in school history, just nine shy of tying the record of 657 set by Carla Horstmann in 1976-77 ... set Simpson single-season records for rebounds (642), 3-point percentage (.507), and free throws made (176) ... closed career with 1,258 points and 642 rebounds, one of six players in school history with 1,000 points and 500 career rebounds ... one of only two with 1,000 points, 500 rebounds and more than 150 steals (184) ... second player in school history to tally 1,000 points in less than four seasons, doing so in three ... amassed 11 double-doubles during the season ... scored a career-high 35 points in a 62-60 loss to Amherst on 12/28, tied for the fifth-highest single game effort in school history and most by a Simpson player since Kerri Karsten scored 39 on 1/12/96 ... grabbed a career-high 19 rebounds at Buena Vista on 1/5, one shy of Stacey Schutjer's school record of 20 set on 3/4/11 ... went 6 of 9 from 3-point range in win over Loras on 2/22. 

2011-12 | junior
Named first team all-conference ... earned first team academic all-district honors and and was an academic all-conference pick ... tied for team lead in scoring (13.6 ppg) and led team in rebounding (7.6 rpg) ... posted six double-doubles, including a 21-point, 14-rebound effort in a win against Thomas More on Dec. 30 ... scored a career-high 26 points in IIAC Tournament first round win over Wartburg on Feb. 23.

2010-11 | sophomore
Came off the bench in all 29 games ... averaged 7.9 points and 5.9 rebounds per game ... named to all-tornament team at Grand Canyon Classic ... reached double figures in scoring nine times ... grabbed 10 rebounds on two occasions (North Central, 11/20; Cornell, 1/5) ... scored a season-high 16 points and grabbed 9 rebounds against Buena Vista on 2/16.

2009-10 | freshman
A member of the soccer team at Minnesota State-Mankato. 

Career Game-Highs
Points - 35 (vs. Amherst, 12/28/12)
Rebounds - 19 (vs. Buena Vista, 1/5/13)
Assists - 4 (5 times)
Steals - 6 (twice)
Blocks - 5 (at Coe, 1/4/12)

High School
A 2009 graduate of Johnson High School ... coached by Rich Gradoville ... chosen first team all-conference and third team all-state as a senior ... participated in the IGCA Gatorde All-Star Game ... earned second team honors as a junior ... an Elite First Team All-State performer in soccer ... also lettered in volleyball, helping Johnston to a state championship as a junior ... a member of the National Honor Society and the National Council on Youth Leadership.

Personal
Born May 16, 1991 ... daughter of Andy and Stacia Nielsen ... majoring in exercise science with a psychology minor ... has one brother, Troy.

Career Statistics
  Total 3-point F-throws Rebounds  
Year gp-gs fg-fga pct fg-fga pct ft-fta pct tot avg ast to blk stl pts avg
2010-11 29-0 82-184 .446 1-6 .167 63-85 .741 172 5.9 25 44 13 36 228 7.9
2011-12 28-15 133-278 .478 8-24 .333 108-137 .788 214 7.6 45 56 30 65 382 13.6
 2012-13 29-29  218-406   .537 36-71  .507  176-220  .800  256  8.8  47  75   32 83  648  22.3 
Total 86-44 433-868 .499 45-101 .446 347-442 .785 642 7.5 117 175 75 184 1258 14.6

* Career-highs and statistics updated through 2012-13 season

Recent Games
Feb 16 at Central (Iowa) W, 70-68
Feb 22 Loras W, 76-68
Feb 24 Dubuque W, 79-68
Mar 1 Westminster (Mo.) W, 91-58
Mar 2 Wis.-Stevens Point W, 88-84
Mar 8 at Wis.-Whitewater L, 76-63
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 29 14
Games started 29 14
Minutes 808 390
Minutes per game 27.9 27.9
FG 218-406 103-195
FG Pct 53.7 52.8
3PT 36-71 19-36
3PT Pct 50.7 52.8
FT 176-220 87-103
FT Pct 80.0 84.5
Off rebounds 69 36
Def rebounds 187 81
Total rebounds 256 117
Rebounds per game 8.8 8.4
Personal fouls 57 31
Disqualifications 1 1
Assists 47 23
Turnovers 75 40
Assist to turnover ratio 0.6 0.6
Steals 83 44
Blocks 32 19
Points 648 312
Points per game 22.3 22.3
Points per 40 min 32.1 32.0
Date Opponent Score gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Nov 16 vs. Wis.-La Crosse W, 71-60 1 33 10-19 52.6 0-0 - 8-15 53.3 28
Nov 17 at Wis.-Eau Claire W, 70-52 1 21 9-9 100.0 0-0 - 1-2 50.0 19
Nov 20 AIB College of Business W, 82-54 1 17 9-10 90.0 2-2 100.0 3-3 100.0 23
Nov 23 vs. Gust. Adolphus W, 67-45 1 28 6-11 54.5 0-1 0.0 5-6 83.3 17
Nov 24 vs. Northland W, 89-42 1 14 5-8 62.5 0-0 - 9-9 100.0 19
Nov 28 at Iowa Wesleyan W, 72-53 1 28 9-16 56.2 2-3 66.7 3-6 50.0 23
Dec 1 Wheaton (Ill.) W, 74-52 1 29 7-12 58.3 0-2 0.0 6-7 85.7 20
Dec 5 at Grand View W, 67-50 1 31 3-10 30.0 0-0 - 7-8 87.5 13
Dec 15 Wis.-River Falls W, 67-62 - - - - - - - - -
Dec 28 vs. Amherst L, 62-60 1 33 12-21 57.1 2-3 66.7 9-10 90.0 35
Dec 29 vs. Kenyon W, 60-58 1 33 6-17 35.3 0-2 0.0 5-10 50.0 17
Jan 5 at Buena Vista W, 62-50 1 20 4-11 36.4 0-1 0.0 3-3 100.0 11
Jan 9 at Luther W, 71-62 1 34 7-16 43.8 0-2 0.0 7-8 87.5 21
Jan 12 Wartburg W, 66-57 1 33 6-14 42.9 2-4 50.0 8-9 88.9 22
Jan 16 Loras W, 74-54 1 22 6-11 54.5 1-2 50.0 9-9 100.0 22
Jan 19 at Dubuque W, 75-66 1 36 8-11 72.7 3-4 75.0 11-12 91.7 30
Jan 21 Coe W, 58-56 1 29 6-15 40.0 1-4 25.0 3-4 75.0 16
Jan 23 Central (Iowa) W, 73-56 1 24 6-10 60.0 3-3 100.0 11-12 91.7 26
Jan 26 at Coe W, 70-62 1 28 11-20 55.0 1-3 33.3 5-5 100.0 28
Jan 30 Buena Vista W, 76-42 1 16 6-10 60.0 1-2 50.0 0-1 0.0 13
Feb 2 Luther W, 85-76 1 29 11-20 55.0 1-1 100.0 6-6 100.0 29
Feb 6 at Wartburg W, 67-59 1 31 11-17 64.7 0-0 - 5-8 62.5 27
Feb 9 at Loras W, 75-62 1 34 8-14 57.1 2-3 66.7 3-6 50.0 21
Feb 13 Dubuque L, 72-56 1 29 5-12 41.7 1-2 50.0 5-6 83.3 16
Feb 16 at Central (Iowa) W, 70-68 1 25 8-14 57.1 3-5 60.0 11-14 78.6 30
Feb 22 Loras W, 76-68 1 36 9-19 47.4 6-9 66.7 4-5 80.0 28
Feb 24 Dubuque W, 79-68 1 33 3-10 30.0 1-2 50.0 9-13 69.2 16
Mar 1 Westminster (Mo.) W, 91-58 1 21 10-14 71.4 2-3 66.7 6-8 75.0 28
Mar 2 Wis.-Stevens Point W, 88-84 1 26 6-13 46.2 2-4 50.0 8-8 100.0 22
Mar 8 at Wis.-Whitewater L, 76-63 1 35 11-22 50.0 0-4 0.0 6-7 85.7 28
Date Opponent Score gs min off def reb ast to a/to stl blk pf dq
Nov 16 vs. Wis.-La Crosse W, 71-60 1 33 4 6 10 1 0 - 2 1 2 0
Nov 17 at Wis.-Eau Claire W, 70-52 1 21 0 2 2 1 5 0.2 3 0 4 0
Nov 20 AIB College of Business W, 82-54 1 17 1 5 6 0 1 0.0 3 1 1 0
Nov 23 vs. Gust. Adolphus W, 67-45 1 28 2 7 9 4 1 4.0 1 0 1 0
Nov 24 vs. Northland W, 89-42 1 14 4 2 6 1 0 - 3 0 2 0
Nov 28 at Iowa Wesleyan W, 72-53 1 28 2 5 7 4 2 2.0 2 0 1 0
Dec 1 Wheaton (Ill.) W, 74-52 1 29 2 12 14 0 4 0.0 4 1 1 0
Dec 5 at Grand View W, 67-50 1 31 2 3 5 3 4 0.8 4 1 1 0
Dec 15 Wis.-River Falls W, 67-62 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Dec 28 vs. Amherst L, 62-60 1 33 3 12 15 1 5 0.2 5 1 1 0
Dec 29 vs. Kenyon W, 60-58 1 33 6 10 16 1 3 0.3 2 1 3 0
Jan 5 at Buena Vista W, 62-50 1 20 6 13 19 2 5 0.4 2 0 5 1
Jan 9 at Luther W, 71-62 1 34 3 9 12 1 3 0.3 6 4 0 0
Jan 12 Wartburg W, 66-57 1 33 2 7 9 1 3 0.3 3 0 1 0
Jan 16 Loras W, 74-54 1 22 1 9 10 1 4 0.2 3 1 1 0
Jan 19 at Dubuque W, 75-66 1 36 0 5 5 2 2 1.0 1 2 3 0
Jan 21 Coe W, 58-56 1 29 4 6 10 4 2 2.0 6 1 2 0
Jan 23 Central (Iowa) W, 73-56 1 24 3 5 8 2 2 1.0 5 1 2 0
Jan 26 at Coe W, 70-62 1 28 2 5 7 3 2 1.5 1 0 4 0
Jan 30 Buena Vista W, 76-42 1 16 5 5 10 4 1 4.0 2 0 1 0
Feb 2 Luther W, 85-76 1 29 4 3 7 0 1 0.0 2 4 1 0
Feb 6 at Wartburg W, 67-59 1 31 3 4 7 1 2 0.5 3 1 2 0
Feb 9 at Loras W, 75-62 1 34 1 4 5 0 4 0.0 3 0 4 0
Feb 13 Dubuque L, 72-56 1 29 1 5 6 0 4 0.0 2 3 1 0
Feb 16 at Central (Iowa) W, 70-68 1 25 1 1 2 2 5 0.4 5 2 4 0
Feb 22 Loras W, 76-68 1 36 1 12 13 3 2 1.5 6 3 1 0
Feb 24 Dubuque W, 79-68 1 33 1 6 7 2 0 - 1 0 1 0
Mar 1 Westminster (Mo.) W, 91-58 1 21 2 5 7 1 1 1.0 1 0 1 0
Mar 2 Wis.-Stevens Point W, 88-84 1 26 1 7 8 2 3 0.7 2 2 3 0
Mar 8 at Wis.-Whitewater L, 76-63 1 35 2 12 14 0 4 0.0 0 2 3 0
  gp gs min/g fg/g pct 3pt/g pct ft/g pct ppg
Total 29 29 27.9 7.5-14.0 53.7 1.2-2.4 50.7 6.1-7.6 80.0 22.3
Conference 14 14 27.9 7.4-13.9 52.8 1.4-2.6 52.8 6.2-7.4 84.5 22.3
Exhibition - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -

Home 13 13 26.5 6.9-13.1 52.9 1.8-3.1 57.5 6.0-7.0 85.7 21.6
Away 11 11 29.4 8.1-14.5 55.6 1.0-2.3 44.0 5.6-7.2 78.5 22.8
Neutral 5 5 28.2 7.8-15.2 51.3 0.4-1.2 33.3 7.2-10.0 72.0 23.2

Wins 26 26 27.3 7.3-13.5 54.1 1.3-2.4 53.2 6.0-7.6 79.2 21.9
Losses 3 3 32.3 9.3-18.3 50.9 1.0-3.0 33.3 6.7-7.7 87.0 26.3

November 6 6 23.5 8.0-12.2 65.8 0.7-1.0 66.7 4.8-6.8 70.7 21.5
December 4 4 31.5 7.0-15.0 46.7 0.5-1.8 28.6 6.8-8.8 77.1 21.2
January 9 9 26.9 6.7-13.1 50.8 1.3-2.8 48.0 6.3-7.0 90.5 21.0
February 7 7 31.0 7.9-15.1 51.9 2.0-3.1 63.6 6.1-8.3 74.1 23.9
March 3 3 27.3 9.0-16.3 55.1 1.3-3.7 36.4 6.7-7.7 87.0 26.0
  gp gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Total 29 29 808 218-406 53.7 36-71 50.7 176-220 80.0 648
Conference 14 14 390 103-195 52.8 19-36 52.8 87-103 84.5 312
Exhibition - - - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0

Home 13 13 344 90-170 52.9 23-40 57.5 78-91 85.7 281
Away 11 11 323 89-160 55.6 11-25 44.0 62-79 78.5 251
Neutral 5 5 141 39-76 51.3 2-6 33.3 36-50 72.0 116

Wins 26 26 711 190-351 54.1 33-62 53.2 156-197 79.2 569
Losses 3 3 97 28-55 50.9 3-9 33.3 20-23 87.0 79

November 6 6 141 48-73 65.8 4-6 66.7 29-41 70.7 129
December 4 4 126 28-60 46.7 2-7 28.6 27-35 77.1 85
January 9 9 242 60-118 50.8 12-25 48.0 57-63 90.5 189
February 7 7 217 55-106 51.9 14-22 63.6 43-58 74.1 167
March 3 3 82 27-49 55.1 4-11 36.4 20-23 87.0 78
  gp gs min/g fg/40 pct 3pt/40 pct ft/40 pct pts/40
Total 29 29 27.9 10.8-20.1 53.7 1.8-3.5 50.7 8.7-10.9 80.0 32.1
Conference 14 14 27.9 10.6-20.0 52.8 1.9-3.7 52.8 8.9-10.6 84.5 32.0
Exhibition - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -

Home 13 13 26.5 10.5-19.8 52.9 2.7-4.7 57.5 9.1-10.6 85.7 32.7
Away 11 11 29.4 11.0-19.8 55.6 1.4-3.1 44.0 7.7-9.8 78.5 31.1
Neutral 5 5 28.2 11.1-21.6 51.3 0.6-1.7 33.3 10.2-14.2 72.0 32.9

Wins 26 26 27.3 10.7-19.7 54.1 1.9-3.5 53.2 8.8-11.1 79.2 32.0
Losses 3 3 32.3 11.5-22.7 50.9 1.2-3.7 33.3 8.2-9.5 87.0 32.6

November 6 6 23.5 13.6-20.7 65.8 1.1-1.7 66.7 8.2-11.6 70.7 36.6
December 4 4 31.5 8.9-19.0 46.7 0.6-2.2 28.6 8.6-11.1 77.1 27.0
January 9 9 26.9 9.9-19.5 50.8 2.0-4.1 48.0 9.4-10.4 90.5 31.2
February 7 7 31.0 10.1-19.5 51.9 2.6-4.1 63.6 7.9-10.7 74.1 30.8
March 3 3 27.3 13.2-23.9 55.1 2.0-5.4 36.4 9.8-11.2 87.0 38.0
  gp gs mpg off/g def/g reb/g pf/g dq/g ast/g to/g a/to stl/g blk/g
Total 29 29 27.9 2.4 6.4 8.8 2.0 0.0 1.6 2.6 0.6 2.9 1.1
Conference 14 14 27.9 2.6 5.8 8.4 2.2 0.1 1.6 2.9 0.6 3.1 1.4
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Home 13 13 26.5 2.2 6.7 8.8 1.3 0.0 1.5 2.2 0.7 3.1 1.3
Away 11 11 29.4 2.0 5.7 7.7 2.8 0.1 1.7 3.5 0.5 2.7 1.1
Neutral 5 5 28.2 3.8 7.4 11.2 1.8 0.0 1.6 1.8 0.9 2.6 0.6

Wins 26 26 27.3 2.4 6.1 8.5 2.0 0.0 1.8 2.4 0.7 2.9 1.0
Losses 3 3 32.3 2.0 9.7 11.7 1.7 0.0 0.3 4.3 0.1 2.3 2.0

November 6 6 23.5 2.2 4.5 6.7 1.8 0.0 1.8 1.5 1.2 2.3 0.3
December 4 4 31.5 3.2 9.2 12.5 1.5 0.0 1.2 4.0 0.3 3.8 1.0
January 9 9 26.9 2.9 7.1 10.0 2.1 0.1 2.2 2.7 0.8 3.2 1.0
February 7 7 31.0 1.7 5.0 6.7 2.0 0.0 1.1 2.6 0.4 3.1 1.9
March 3 3 27.3 1.7 8.0 9.7 2.3 0.0 1.0 2.7 0.4 1.0 1.3
  gp gs min off def reb pf dq ast to a/to stl blk
Total 29 29 808 69 187 256 57 1 47 75 0.6 83 32
Conference 14 14 390 36 81 117 31 1 23 40 0.6 44 19
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Home 13 13 344 28 87 115 17 0 20 28 0.7 40 17
Away 11 11 323 22 63 85 31 1 19 38 0.5 30 12
Neutral 5 5 141 19 37 56 9 0 8 9 0.9 13 3

Wins 26 26 711 63 158 221 52 1 46 62 0.7 76 26
Losses 3 3 97 6 29 35 5 0 1 13 0.1 7 6

November 6 6 141 13 27 40 11 0 11 9 1.2 14 2
December 4 4 126 13 37 50 6 0 5 16 0.3 15 4
January 9 9 242 26 64 90 19 1 20 24 0.8 29 9
February 7 7 217 12 35 47 14 0 8 18 0.4 22 13
March 3 3 82 5 24 29 7 0 3 8 0.4 3 4
  gp gs mpg off/40 def/40 reb/40 pf/40 dq/40 ast/40 to/40 a/to stl/40 blk/40
Total 29 29 27.9 3.4 9.3 12.7 2.8 0.0 2.3 3.7 0.6 4.1 1.6
Conference 14 14 27.9 3.7 8.3 12.0 3.2 0.1 2.4 4.1 0.6 4.5 1.9
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Home 13 13 26.5 3.3 10.1 13.4 2.0 0.0 2.3 3.3 0.7 4.7 2.0
Away 11 11 29.4 2.7 7.8 10.5 3.8 0.1 2.4 4.7 0.5 3.7 1.5
Neutral 5 5 28.2 5.4 10.5 15.9 2.6 0.0 2.3 2.6 0.9 3.7 0.9

Wins 26 26 27.3 3.5 8.9 12.4 2.9 0.1 2.6 3.5 0.7 4.3 1.5
Losses 3 3 32.3 2.5 12.0 14.4 2.1 0.0 0.4 5.4 0.1 2.9 2.5

November 6 6 23.5 3.7 7.7 11.3 3.1 0.0 3.1 2.6 1.2 4.0 0.6
December 4 4 31.5 4.1 11.7 15.9 1.9 0.0 1.6 5.1 0.3 4.8 1.3
January 9 9 26.9 4.3 10.6 14.9 3.1 0.2 3.3 4.0 0.8 4.8 1.5
February 7 7 31.0 2.2 6.5 8.7 2.6 0.0 1.5 3.3 0.4 4.1 2.4
March 3 3 27.3 2.4 11.7 14.1 3.4 0.0 1.5 3.9 0.4 1.5 2.0