Keelia Nester


Columbus, Ohio

High School:
Teays Valley

Last College:




Keelia Nester

2014 (Junior Season): Joined the team shortly before the start of the 2014 campaign ... earned the starting shortstop job in early March and ended up starting 42 games ... named the team's Rookie of the Year and Most Improved Player ... hit .276 with 26 runs scored and 14 RBI ... batted .340 in Big Ten-only games ... had six multi-hit games and three multi-RBI games ... went 3-for-4 with the game-winning hit in the bottom of the eighth inning in a 10-9 victory over Ohio (4/9) ... hit a solo home run in the Buckeyes' Big Ten opener vs. Michigan State (3/21) ... .921 fielding percentage with 81 assists ... Academic All-Big Ten.

While at Akron: Named to the Mid America Conference All-Freshman team in 2012 ... hit .333 with five doubles, 11 RBI and 33 runs scored while starting all 54 games for the Zips ... hit safely in 35 of Akron's 54 games ... went 4-for-4 with two doubles in a 4-0 win over St. Francis (Pa.) on April 25 ... stole 17 bases and finished the season with a .922 fielding percentage ... her 157 assists are fifth most in a season in Akron history ... played in 26 games as a sophomore in 2013.

While at Teays Valley: Was one of the top ranked Ohio recruits ... earned second team All-Mid-State League as a freshman and first team honors as a sophomore, junior and senior ... also as a junior and senior earned honorable mention all-district ... led her team to a MSL Championship in 2008 and 2010 ... squad was district runner-up in 2008 and regional runner-up in 2009 ... a three sport athlete who also earned first team all-league honors in golf and basketball.

Personal: A psychology major in the College of Arts and Sciences ... wants to be a psychiatric nurse ... enjoys rollerblading, running and reading ... lists her greatest sports thrill as beating Grove City in the district finals when she threw out her best friend at third base who would have scored the winning run.

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