UW Health Sports Medicine 

Trisha Nelson
Trisha Nelson


Fort Collins, Colo.

High School:
Fort Collins


Sprint Free

2013-14: The Academic All-Big Ten honoree posted the team's fourth-fastest time of the season in both the 50 (27.60) and 100-yard backstroke (55.99) ... swam a personal-best 2:03.51 in the 200-yard backstroke at the Texas Invite ... earned her personal-best time in the 50-yard backstroke at the Green Bay dual, helping UW's 200-yard medley relay 'B' (1:48.16) squad to a second-place finish.

2012-13: Member of 200-yard freestyle relay team that finished in second-place (1:38.41) at the USC Invite ... helped the 400-yard freestyle relay team finish third (3:32.14) at the Michigan Dual ... swam the 50-yard freestyle in a personal season-best time of 23.36 at the Big Ten championships ... swam a personal season-best time in the 100-yard freestyle (50.74) at the Big Ten championships ... finished 10th (24.17) in the 50-yard freestyle at the Big Ten Quad Duals ... earned a seventh-place finish (57.47) in the 100-yard backstroke at the Big Ten Quad Duals.

2011-12: A part of the 200 free relay team that took second place at both the Arizona (1:34.34) and Arizona State (1:34.77) Duals, in addition to an 11th-place finish at the Texas Invitational (1:33.40) ... competed in the 400 free relay as well, taking home a third place at the Minnesota Dual (3:33.45) and 13th place at the Texas Invitational (3:23.94) ... raced in the 200 medley relay at the Minnesota Dual, earning a sixth-place time of 1:48.90, and in the 400 medley relay at the Milwaukee Dual, capturing a fifth-place time of 3:58.05 ... in the 50 free, tallied a fifth-place finish at the Milwaukee Dual (24.36), sixth-place finish at the Minnesota Dual (24.21), fifth-place finish at the Arizona Dual (24.02) and third-place finish at the Green Bay Dual (24.63) ... capped her season in the 50 free with a 38th place at the Texas Invitational (23.50), as well as an 11th placeat the Big Ten Quad Duals (23.92) ... placed fourth in the 100 back at the Arizona State Dual (58.60) and third at the Northwestern Dual (58.52) ... in the 100 free, took home seventh place at the Minnesota Dual (52.94) and sixth place at the Arizona State Dual (53.78) ... finished fifth in the 200 back at the Arizona Dual with a time of 2:10.76 ...earned an NCAA provisional qualifying mark in one event, the 100 back

2010-11: Swam in the finals of the 50-yard freestyle (18th, season-best 23.39), the 100-yard freestyle (19th, season-best 50.84) and the 200-yard freestyle (31st, 1:54.35) at the Texas Invitational ... also swam in three relays and finished with a season-best time in the 200-yard freestyle (1:52.84) ... swam in three individual events and two relays at the Northwestern Dual, including a second-place finish in the 400-yard freestyle relay (3:28.35) and a fifth-place finish in the 50-yard freestyle (24.38) ... finished 6th in the 50-yard freestyle (24.17), 10th in the 100-yard freestyle (53.78), 7th in the 500-yard freestyle (5:13.02) and 2nd in the 200-yard freestyle relay (1:33.24) at the Arizona Dual ... finished 8th in the 200-yard freestyle (1:54.55), 7th in the 500-yard freestyle (5:07.49) and 2nd in the 400-yard freestyle relay (3:23.58, good for an NCAA 'B' qualifying time) at the Minnesota Dual ... finished 6th in the 500-yard freestyle (season-best time of 5:07.37) at the Iowa Dual ... finished 5th in the 100-yard (53.70) and 200-yard (1:57.15) freestyles at the Milwaukee Dual

All-American in the 50-yard and 100-yard freestyle junior year ... two time Colorado State Champion in the 50-yard freestyle ... also won a varsity letter in track.

Personal: Parents are Steve and Shirley ... has a sister, Sabrina, and a brother, Michael ... major is Consumer Affairs

Personal Bests
50 Free: 23.25 (2/15/2012)
100 Free: 50.38 (2/15/2012)
200 Free: 1:51.16 (Prep)
50 Back: 27.60 (2/8/2014)
100 Back: 55.77 (12/1/2012)
200 Back: 2:03.51 (12/5/2013)

2014 Academic All-Big Ten

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