33 Christy Nelson
33 Christy Nelson
Height: 5-7
Year: Sr.
Hometown: San Diego, CA
High School: Rancho Bernardo
Position: 3B
Major: Environmental engineering
Bats/Throws: R/R
Residential College: Trumbull

Notes: Yale’s all-time leader with 20 career home runs… Second all-time with 92 career RBI and tied for fourth all-time with 33 career doubles… Only the fifth two-year captain in Yale softball history.

2013: Team captain… Started 46 games at third base… Second on the team in batting average (.266), hits (37), runs (27) and RBI (26)… 11 multi-hit games… Recipient of the team’s Barbara Chou Leadership Award.

2012: Second team All-Ivy third baseman… Tied for third in the Ivy League with 12 doubles… Sixth in the league with 72 total bases and a .514 slugging percentage and 10th with a .314 batting average… Her 12 doubles tied for the fourth most in a season in school history… Led team with 22 RBI… One of only three players to start all 46 games… Had five doubles, two triples, three home runs and 12 RBI in 20 Ivy League games… Went 5-for-7 and knocked in three runs in the doubleheader with Cornell… Batted .370 with four doubles in Yale’s eight games at the Rebel Games.

2011: Led the team with six home runs, 28 RBI, 26 runs and two triples... Second in doubles (11) and fourth in batting average (.314)... Her 11 doubles and six home runs tied for the fifth most in a season in school history... In 20 Ivy League games batted .339 with six doubles, three home runs and 13 RBI... Had eight multi-hit and eight multiple RBI games... Went 5-for-7 with four runs scored and two RBI in doubleheader sweep of Columbia... Double in the bottom of the seventh inning was the winning hit in 12-11 victory over Rhode Island.

2010: Second on the team in home runs (4) and in RBI (16)… Started 34 games, mostly at third base… Ten of her RBI came in Ivy League games… First career home run came against UConn at the Stetson Invitational… Had three hits, including a homer against Marist… Belted a three-run homer to spark Yale to a come-from-behind victory over Columbia.

Before Yale: Four-year starting shortstop at Rancho Bernardo High School... Earned All CIF honors all four years... Was in the top three on team in batting average, hits and RBIs in each of her four years... Named Female Scholar Athlete of the Year as a senior... Earned team's best defensive player award as a sophomore and Coaches Award as a senior... Team captain as a senior... Selected to Union-Tribune All-Academic Team following junior and senior years... Helped Rancho Bernardo to league and CIF Division I championships as a senior... Played for the San Diego Breakers 18-Gold team which qualified for nationals in 2008...

Personal: Selected as one of 10 Bronco Ambassadors as a senior at Rancho Bernardo and went to local elementary schools to educate students about character and the importance of being drug-free.

Year G AB R H RBI Avg 2B 3B HR SB-A
2010 38 106 13 26 16 .245 6 0 4 2-2
2011 40 121 26 38 28 .314 11 2 6 1-1
2012 46 140 18 44 22 .314 12 2 4 3-4
Career 170 506 81 145 92 .287 33 4 20 10-11