Dane Nielsen Athlete Profile

#16 Dane Nielsen

Dane Nielsen
Position: Infielder Height: 5-10 Weight: 180 Roster Years: 2006 | 2009-2011 Hometown: Sugar Land, TX Mission: Puebla, Mexico Last School: Clements High School

Personal

Born in Sugar Land, Texas ... parents are Gifford and Wendy ... father was a quarterback with the Houston Oilers for six years before becoming a TV sportscaster in Houston ... father was an All-American football player at BYU and played basketball for the Cougars ... mother was a BYU cheerleader ... older brother Giff played basketball for BYU, too ... grandfather Stan Nielsen played basketball for BYU (1940-41) ... is an Eagle Scout ... recruited by Houston, TCU, Baylor, Vanderbilt, Rice and Duke ... married Taylor Porter in December, 2008 and they have a daughter who was born last August ... served a volunteer two-year Church mission to Puebla, Mexico ... serves as president of the Cougar Council representing all BYU student-athletes ... majoring in economics.

Before BYU

Was two-time first-team all-district and all-city at Clements High ... selected to the Minute Maid Classic All-Tournament Team ... coached by Herb Espinosa ... was English Student of the Year as a freshman ... was all-district and all-city in basketball, too ... played for the national, state and district champion Houston Heat, a team that won the World Wood Bat Championship.

Stats

Year    Avg.   G-GS   AB    R    H    2B   3B  HR   RBI   TB   BB   SO  SB-SBA
2006   .231   17-7    39    8    9     4    0   1     9   16    3    5   1-1
2009   .167    7-1    12    0    2     0    0   0     3    2    1    1   0-0
2010   .347   53-51  202   40   70    13    2   3    39   96   15   11   3-4
2011   .279   57-57  179   39   50    10    1   0    27   62   37   18   3-3


2006 | Freshman Year

Had a walk-off single against Northern Colorado in the 10th inning.

2010 | Junior Year

Academic All-Mountain West Conference ... ended the season with a current three-game hitting streak ... filled in admirably at second base when Andrew Law was injured in the second week of the season ... led BYU with a pair of hits and two RBI in a 5-4 upset at No. 4 TCU ... homered in BYU's last two games of the season against Utah and New Mexico in the MWC Tournament.

2011 | Senior Year

All-Mountain West Conference Tournament selection ... led team with seven game-winning RBI: 12th inning sac-fly at Portland, walk-off single vs. Utah, two-out single vs. Seattle, triple vs. New Mexico, one-out single at SDSU, one-out single at Air Force, and a two-out single vs. SDSU in the MWC Tourney ... ended season with a five-game hitting streak ... in on four of the six double plays turned by BYU vs. UNM, one shy of NCAA record, a new MWC record ... batted .324 in league games.