June 17th, 2016

20 Questions with Nick Nelson

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Conor Revell

Managing Editor

20 Questions with Nick Nelson
Nelson lead St. X in RBIs / photo provided by the Nelson family

Since 1974 the Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic has served the local area for orthopaedic problems and musculosketal issues. The sports medicine program has team physicians for local high schools which provide sports physicals and urgent care for athletes.

The Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic offers SPORTS INJURY URGENT CARE. Click for details: Urgent Care.

On a weekly basis, Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic is proud to sponsor the "20 Questions" that will feature a high school student-athlete in the local Catholic high school community. If there is a specific student-athlete that you’d like to know or hear more about, email future suggestions to crevell@catholicsportsnet.com.

Name: Nick Nelson

Age: 17

Current school: Saint Xavier High School

Current Sports playing: Baseball

Parish/grade school attended: Crosby Middle School

High school GPA (optional): 3.83

Colleges considering or attending: Transylvania University

1. What is your proudest athletic moment? Helping our team win the Seventh Region championship by nearly hitting for the cycle (single, double, and triple) against Central in the first round. 

2. What is your ideal meal/snack before a game? Double cheeseburger

3. If you were trying out for American Idol, what would be your "go to" song? Double Dutch Bus

4. Which athlete do you look up to on a college/professional level? Why? Pete Rose. Charlie Hustle is the all-time MLB hit leader who has 746 doubles.

5. What is your favorite movie quote? "A good friend of mine used to say, 'This is a very simple game. You throw the ball, you catch the ball, you hit the ball. Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, and sometimes it rains.' Think about that for a while." – Bull Durham

6. How does your faith impact your approach to sports? My faith in the Lord helps me stay humble and focus on team first.  

7. What is your favorite cartoon character? Johnny Bravo

8. All-time favorite board game? Double Trouble

9. Droid, iPhone, or Blackberry? Favorite app? IPhone & You Tube

10. What is your favorite local restaurant? Double Dragon

11. What is your favorite reality TV show? Bass Masters Elite Series

12. What is your greatest fear? Sharing a double room in college with someone I don’t know yet.

13. What is your best quality/characteristic? Joking around with my teammates

14. Favorite junk/comfort food? Double Stuffed Oreos

15. What is your favorite hour of the day? Why? Around 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. when I can take a nap after a long day of school and baseball practice.

16. What is your nickname and how did you get it? Two Base, because I have hit a lot of doubles this year.

17. Where is your favorite place to volunteer/provide community service?  Habitat for Humanity

18. What is one hidden talent that you possess? Good fisherman.

19. If time machines were real, and you could choose just one - to travel forward or backward - which would you select and why? I would travel back to see Pete Rose and see his approach at the plate to hit doubles.

20. If you could pick one person, dead or alive, and ask them just one question that they had to answer honestly, who would you pick and what would you ask? Abner Doubleday, who really invented the game of baseball?

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