#12 STERLING NIELSEN  
  Class: 2015  
  Height/Weight: 6-1/195  
Position: Guard
Hometown: Sioux Falls, S.D.
High School: O'Gorman
 
 

CAREER GAME HIGHS
POINTS: 26, Mar. 7, 2014 vs. Central College
REBOUNDS: 8, Jan. 26, 2013 vs. Macalester College
STEALS: 6, Nov. 15, 2012 at Bethany Lutheran
BLOCKS: 2, Nov. 15, 2011 vs. Bethany Lutheran
ASSISTS: 9, Feb. 1, 2014 at Gustavus Adolphus


AT ST. OLAF
2012-13
(Sophmore) - Had season-high 23 points and was 11-15 from the field in the 90-82 loss against Augsburg College on Jan. 12, 2013.. .Had 22 points, six rebounds, and four assists in an 82-81 loss against UW-Stevens Point on Nov. 17, 2013... Scored in double digits 15 times out of 25 games played... Averaged 12.5 points per game.

2012-13 Game-by-Game Statistics

2011-12
(First Year) - Had 11 points in team's 82-59 win over Gustavus on Dec. 10... Had 14 points in collegiate debut, a victory over Bethany Lutheran on Nov. 15... Scored career high 19 points in loss to St. Thomas Univ. on Jan. 18... Had 10 points and five assists in win over Carleton College on Jan. 21... Scored in double figures in 13 of team's 26 games averaging 22.3 minutes a contest.
2011-12 Game-by-Game Statistics

AT O'GORMAN HIGH SCHOOL
Named to all-state team in final two seasons... Team won state title in junior and senior seasons... Was a three time varsity letterwinner... Captained team as a senior... Was two-time all conference... Member of the National Honor Society... Earned the Spirit of the Su academic and athletic award... Also played football and ran track, earning three letters.

PERSONAL
Son of Jeff and Julie Nielsen.


FAVORITES
FOOD(S): Apple sauce and chicken
MOVIE(S): Remember the Titans
TV SHOW(S): Prison Break
BOOK(S): Green Eggs and Ham
MUSICAL ARTIST(S): Bon Iver, Mat Kearney
ATHLETE(S): Brandi Chastain
ROLE MODEL(S): Ellie Anderson






CAREER STATISTICS

       
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Year
GP-GS
Min
Avg
FG-FGA
Pct
3FG-FGA
Pct
FT-FTA
Pct
Off
Def
Tot
Avg.
PF
FO
A
TO
Blk
Stl
Pts
Avg
2011-12 26-11 581 22.3 91-174 .523 7-29 .241 33-51 .647 14 41 55 2.1 49 0 40 45 2 10 222 8.5
2012-13 25-25 786 31.4 126-254 .496 11-34 .324 49-74 .662 17 82 99 4.0 70 2 79 60 2 48 312 12.5
Total 51-36 1367 26.8 217-428 .507 18-63 .286 82-125 .656 31 123 144 2.8 119 2 119 105 4 58 535 10.5