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Sammy Nielsen
Position: Distance
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Maplewood, Minn.
High School: Roseville Area
Experience: High School

Prep - Was the state champion in the 800 meters her senior year … named captain and was team MVP … earned all-state academic honors … named the Pioneer Press Athlete of the Year … had the top 800-meter time in Minnesota her junior year…won the AAU national championship in the 800 meters and 1,500 meters following her junior year … was a four-time all-state selection in the 800 meters … won a conference title in the 1,600 meters all four years of high school.

Personal - Is the daughter of Steve and Wendy Nielsen … youngest of four children…sister, Abby, played basketball at Valparaiso and Concordia University … has two brothers, Adam and Tad … plans to major in psychology and pre-med/biology