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Wisconsin women’s basketball: UW lands grad transfer Katie Nelson from BU

Nelson follows her coach from Boston to Madison for a fifth season.

BU Athletics Communications

New Wisconsin head coach Marisa Moseley has brought aboard her first recruit as the former Boston University head coach accepted the graduate transfer to UW of former BU point guard Katie Nelson on Thursday.

“I am extremely excited to have Katie join our Badger family,” said Moseley. “I’ve had the pleasure of coaching Katie for the last three years at Boston University where she led that program from the bottom of the conference to a championship contender. Her passion, work ethic, and basketball knowledge are second to none. Katie will be a great addition to our backcourt and help shore up our point guard position. I have no doubt the impact she will make on and off the court here in Madison will be long lasting!”

The 5-foot-8 point guard earned first-team All-Patriot League honors in 2020-21, leading the Terriers with 12.0 points and 4.3 assists per game. She had a career season as a senior, shooting 47.9% from the field, which ranked seventh in the league, including 40.6% from 3-point range, which ranked fifth. The Falmouth, Mass. native also averaged a career-best 3.7 rebounds per game.

In her four seasons at BU, Nelson started all 102 games she played in and, per BU’s student radio station WTBU, she finished No. 15 in school history with 1,117 career points, No. 7 with 376 assists, No. 5 with 189 made three-pointers and No. 4 with 3,798 career minutes. WTBU also has a nice “exit interview” with Nelson that you can check out right here.