Meet the Athlete: Meagan Nelsen
Published 10:04 am Thursday, May 9, 2013
Glenville-Emmons senior first baseman is 3-sport athlete
Q: What year are you in school?
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Q: What school do you attend?
Q: Who is your immediate family?
A: My dad and mom are Kevin and Misty Nelsen, and I have three siblings: Madison, 14, Kaylee, 10, and Kole, 8.
Q: What sports are you involved in?
A: Volleyball, basketball and softball.
Q: What position do you play in softball?
A: First base. When I started, I was a catcher, but then I got taller than everyone else, so I moved to first, because I could stretch further to get the crazy throws.
Q: What is your
favorite part of playing softball?
A: It’s a fun sport. It’s more laid back, and I like that. In softball, you’ve got to work together.
Q: What number are you?
A: No. 8.
Q: How did you get started in baseball?
A: In elementary school, I saw the older girls playing. I went out for it, and I liked it.
Q: What sports did your family members play?
A: My mom played slow-pitch softball when I was younger, so she wanted me to play, but my dad was in track. They wanted me to participate, so they encouraged me to do whatever I could.
Q: What are your sports related achievements?
A: Last year, I got the Golden Glove Award for fewest fielding errors.
Q: What are your sports related goals?
A: Have a better season than last year. This year I think we’ve gotten a lot closer as a team, so we can work together better. Our fielding is improved and we’ve had less errors.
Q: What are your college plans?
A: I am attending Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall. I’m undeclared right now, but I’ll probably major in something in business.
Q: Who is your favorite professional baseball player? Why?
A: Joe Mauer. He’s really good and really hot.
Q: What is your favorite school subject?
A: Math-related things. I took accounting, and that was fun.
Q: Who is your favorite teacher?
A: Jan Belshan.
Q: What are your hobbies?
A: I like to hang out with friends and family, and I like to read. I play sports, and I’m in National Honor Society, Youth Advisory Committee, I’m a class officer — the secretary, and I’m student council vice-president.
Q: What is your dream job?
A: Something easy that pays well.
Q: What is your favorite TV show?
A: I like “Teen Mom,” “16 and Pregnant,” and I like watching the Twins and the Wild play.
Q: What is your favorite food?
A: My mom’s spaghetti.
Q: What is an interesting fact about you?
A: I have a 4.0 grade-point average, and I hate snakes.