CALIFORNIA: Enters her third season as a setter for the Golden Bears.
As a SOPHOMORE in 2006 was honorable mention Pac-10 All-Academic...came off the bench to record a career-high 24 assists with a career-best eight digs versus defending national champion Washington Nov. 25...also recorded block assists at Oregon State Nov. 16 and versus Washington Nov. 25.
As a FRESHMAN in 2005 had 21 assists and 51 digs...tallied a season-high seven digs versus USC Sept. 24...had five assists versus Florida A&M Sept. 8 and versus Akron Sept. 17...had service aces at Texas State Sept. 2, versus Akron Sept. 17 and at Washington State Nov. 3.
HIGH SCHOOL: Was a standout athlete at both Saratoga and Los Gatos High Schools...in volleyball was a four-time first-team all-league performer and second-team All-Central Coast Section as a senior...as a basketball player earned first-team all-league honors four straight years and was named 2005 West Valley Athletic League MVP...led her Los Gatos High School volleyball and basketball teams to undefeated league records as a senior and was named the school's 2004-05 Athlete of the Year...helped the Vision Gold 18s club volleyball team to a second-place finish at the 2004 Junior Olympics.
PERSONAL: Bryte Nielson was born June 4, 1987 in Mountain View, Calif.... parents are John and Jincy Nielson... grandfather, William Brinck, graduated from Cal in 1951...siblings include Bo, 18, and Hanna, 14...is majoring in political economies of industrial societies.
CAREER HIGHS Kills: 1 vs. six teams Attempts: 3 vs. Washington, 11/25/06 Assists: 24 vs. Washington, 11/25/06 Service Aces: 1 vs. four teams Digs: 8 vs. Washington, 11/25/06 Block Solos: 0 Block Assists: 1 at Oregon State, 11/16/06; vs. Washington, 11/25/06 Total Blocks: 1 at Oregon State, 11/16/06; vs. Washington, 11/25/06