Nick Welch
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    Nick Welch

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Fort Worth, TX

    High School:
    L.D. Bell

    Height / Weight:
    6-8 / 212

    Position:
    Center

    Birthdate:
    03/23/1983

    01/06/2007

    UNLV at Air Force

    UNLV at Air Force

    Career
    Did not play in 2005-06 after he was granted a medical turnback by the Academy ... 37th on the school's career scoring list with 763 points ... No. 8 on AFA's career three-point percentage list at 37.7 percent (86-228) ...

    2004-05 (Junior)
    Started all 30 games ... all-MWC second-team selection ... first-team all-district 13 selection by the NABC ... selected to all-district 8 team by the USBWA ... tied career-high with 20 points at Lamar in 42 minutes ... career-high 43 minutes at Wyoming ... season-best seven boards at UWM ... tied career-best with seven assists at Iowa and vs. Wyoming ... game-high 19 points against New Mexico and 16 points at BYU ... led team in assists (91) and blocks (15) ... second on team in scoring (12 ppg), rebounding (3.6 rpg) and steals (40) ... dished out at least four assists in each of last four games.

    2003-04 (Sophomore)
    Played in and started 28 games this season ... honorable Mention All-American by Associated Press ... MWC Co-Player of the Year and first-team All-MWC selection ... first conference Player of the Year in program history ... all-District 8 selection by the USBWA ... scored career-high 20 points vs. BYU ... 9-10 from the field vs. BYU, sixth-best single-game pct. in school history ... team-high 16 points and career-high seven assists at BYU ... scored game-high 18 points, including four 3-pointers at New Mexico ... MWC Player of the Week, Jan. 19 ... game-high 17 points, four rebounds and three steals vs. North Carolina ... grabbed career-high nine rebounds, including five offensive at Texas-Pan Am ... played all 120 minutes the last three games ... scored double figures in all 14 MWC games and 17 of last 18 overall ... at least four assists in eight of 14 MWC games ... led team in scoring and rebounding, averaging 11.4 ppg and 4.0 rpg ... also led squad with 40 steals ... second on team with 80 assists ... finished in the top 10 in the MWC in steals (4th), 3PT% (6th), FG% (9th) and assists (10th).

    2002-03 (Freshman)
    Played in 23 games ... season-high 10 points and six rebounds vs. New Mexico ... then career-high 27 minutes vs. UNM ... scored first three points of career against Belmont ... collected first rebound and blocked shot against UT-Pan American ... scored six points at Utah and New Mexico ... scored 22 points first 12 games, 62 points last 11 games ... season-high four assists vs. CSU ... shot 50 percent (12-24) from the field in last four games.

    High School
    Three-year letterwinner in basketball ... also lettered four times in track ... second-team all-state selection as a senior ... two-time all-district and all-area ... team captain and MVP both junior and senior seasons ... member of National Honor Society ... district newcomer of the year his sophomore campaign ... attended and basketball at the USAFA Prep School ... winner of the Husky Award (team MVP) ... averaged 11.3 points per game and was the team's leading rebounder ... high school basketball coach was Randell Durant.

    Personal
    Parents are Larry and Robin Welch ... has one sister, Janna (24) ... nickname is "Batman" ... would like to own his own business after graduating from the Academy ... completed Operation Air Force at Beale AFB, Calif., last summer ... also was part of the Prep School Basic Military Training Cadre ... is operations/training flight commander in his squadron this year, in charge of 34 cadets ... dedicated the 2003-04 season to his grandfather, Len Otterstrom, who passed away the morning of AFA's game at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, which started the Falcons' 13-game winning streak ... hobbies include watching movies and listening to music ... favorite TV show is SportsCenter ... did not start playing basketball until the ninth grade ... person in history he would most like to meet is Dr. James Naismith ... favorite movie is Batman Begins ... credits life-long friend Chad Nothe with the greatest influence on his sports career ... member of cadet squadron 12.

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