Nystrom named Mountain West's Preseason Player of the Year by College Sports Madness
Rams defeat top-tier Swedish club in first matchup of Scandinavian tour
Follow the back-to-back MW champion Rams' tour of Norway, Sweden and Denmark
Record 104 CSU student-athletes earn recognition during spring semester
Nystrom tallies career-high 20 rebounds
CSU Women's Basketball vs. UNC - photo by Don Reichert
CSU women's basketball vs. Northern Colorado - photos by Dan Byers
CSU Women's Basketball vs. San Jsoe State
CSU Women's Basketball vs. Utah State - photos by Don Reichert
CSU Women's Basketball vs. Utah State - photos by Dan Byers
One of two Rams to earn all-conference honors... Was also named to the Mountain West All-Defensive Team... Was the only player to play in and start all 31 contests... Ranked ninth in the league in rebounds (6.8), second in defensive rebounds (6.0), seventh in assists (3.6) and seventh in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.47)... Tasked with guarding opponent's biggest scoring threats, she held five of the MW's top scorers to a combined 24-100 (.240)... Led the team in rebounds (212), and ranked second in minutes played (30.0), assists (113) and steals (34)... Provided a large contribution to the Rams' 28.2 defensive rebounds per game and their .715 defensive rebounding percentage, both of which led the MW... Led Colorado State in rebounds in team-high 15 matchups... Posted team-high 15 games in double figures and team-high three double-doubles... Averaged 9.2 points per contest.
- Corralled a career-high 20 rebounds vs. San José State, ranking fourth all-time at CSU.
- Recorded the program's first rebounds-assists double-double with 13 boards and 10 assists at San Diego State.
- Scored career-high 21 points vs. Fresno State.
- Registered career-best 13 assists vs. Cal Poly.
Ranked in five categories in the Mountain West, including fourth in defensive rebounds (173), seventh in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.6), ninth in rebounds (219) and assists (112) and 12th in field-goal percentage (.449)... Scored double figures in 17 games and pulled down double-digit rebounds in six... Received academic all-conference honors.
- Played in and started all 33 games.
- Was the first player in CSU history to record a triple-double game vs. San José State (11 p, 14 r, 10 a).
- Recorded team-high five double-doubles.
- Corralled career-high 15 rebounds vs. Fresno State (3/15).
Played for Northland Basketball from 2011-2013... In 2013 she played in 29 games, averaging 45.3 percent from the field, 7.3 points, 4.3 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 2.3 steals per game... Awarded "most athletic" in 2012 in her final year with Basketball Gymnasium... Was on three all-star teams: Swedish Championships in 2008 (awarded MVP) and 2012, and the Scania Cup in 2010... She was named team captain and her squad took first place all three years... Was also team captain in the summer European Championships in 2011 and 2012... In three years at the tournament, her team's finished in the top ten, including a fourth-place finish in 2011... Participated in Italy's 3-on-3 World Championship Tournament in 2011, taking sixth place.
Full name is Ellen Nystrom... Born on Sept. 15, 1993 in Lulea, Sweden... Parents are Leif and Lena Nystrom... Has two older siblings, a brother, Gustav, who played basketball for Hope College, and sister... Undeclared major at Colorado State.
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