Audrey Nelson

This is Coach Audrey’s third season with Beach Wave she has coached the 11s team, 14 Nationals, 13-1, and 15-2 club team, and coaches our beach program. Coach Audrey started playing volleyball, basketball & softball at Johnson Jr High School in 1992. She moved and played volleyball for Rampart High School in Colorado Springs in 1994.  She lettered in both volleyball and basketball for Rampart and played club softball in Denver.  She was a volleyball All-State selection during her tenure at Rampart High.  In 1997-1998, she played club volleyball for Colorado Springs 17 & 18 Gold and went on to win several USAV Qualifiers. Her team placed 3rd at the USAV National Championship.  In 1998, Audrey played at Murray State University in Kentucky - Division I.  As a freshman, she led her team in kills and was second in hitting percentage.  She was named to the Ohio Valley Conference Newcomer Team and was nominated as freshman of the week multiple times.  In 1999, she was second in kills and digs and first in-service aces for Murray State.  After two statistically successful seasons at Murray State, she returned home to Colorado Springs to play for the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs.  She holds the school records for kills per set and kills in a single season.  She earned Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Honors for academics and was placed on the Second Team All-RMAC her first season there.  Her second season, she earned First Team All-RMAC.  She was voted MVP both seasons.  In 2013, she was inducted to the Hall of Fame at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs, where she is the sole volleyball player thus far!  After college, she took some time away from volleyball to continue her education.  She earned a B.A. in Communications with a minor in Marketing. And a B.A. and M.A. in Communication Disorders and Sciences. She works as a Speech-Language Pathologist and loves her job and the population she serves.  During her schooling, she coached for Melbourne Central Catholic High School and Holy Name of Jesus Catholic School.  She also coached club for Cape Coast Volleyball Club (CCVC).  Audrey still LOVES to play!  You can find her playing beach on the weekends, where she enjoys a solid AA division reputation and winnings.  She also plays co-ed on an indoor league where; her team has won the league several times.