Devin Nelson
Devin Nelson
Height: 5-8
Weight: 140
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Bloomfield, CT
High School: Capital Preparatory Magnet School
Major: Marketing

FMU: 3-year returning letterman....Google Cloud CoSIDA Academic All-District™ Team for cross country/track 2017-18, 2016-17, 2015-16....PBC All-Academic Team 2017, 2016, 2015....Ran in all six races during the 2016 campaign....Four Top-20 showings in 2016 (two Top-10s)....Finished 64th at 2016 PBC Championship Meet and 158th at NCAA II Southeast Regional Meet....Ran in all seven meets as a sophomore in 2015....Pair of Top-5 finishes (3rd at USCA Pacer Intercollegiate 10-2-15 and 4th at FMU Invitational (10-16-15)....Team's top runner in two events, second finisher in three, and third runner in two races....Placed 33rd at 2015 PBC Championship Meet and 111th at NCAA II Southeast Regional Meet....2014 USTFCCCA All-Academic Team honors....FMU Team MVP for 2014....Ran in all six meets as a freshman (top Patriot finisher in each meet)....Won the 2014 FMU Invitational....Placed 41st at the 2014 Peach Belt Conference Championships with the fastest time (26:50.47) by an FMU true freshmen in 13 years....Finished 54th at the NCAA II Southeast Regional Meet....Will be looked at as the cornerstones of the program for the next four years.....Will be interesting to watch develop both as a runner and leader at this level....Very driven and mature.....Might develop a little rivalry with Javier, but it should be positive and productive for both of them.....Bright future....Attended the April 2016 NCAA Student-Athlete Leadership Forum in Phoenix, Ariz....Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18.....Peach Belt Conference Presidential Honor Roll 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018.....Chi Alpha Sigma national college athlete honor society....FMU Swamp Fox Athletic-Academic Honor Roll 2014 (fall), 2015 (spring, fall), 2016 (spring, fall), 2017 (spring, fall).....Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honor Society....Ray E. Thames Memorial Raise the Roof Award 2016.....D2 ADA Academic Achievement Award 2016, 2017.

PERSONAL: Born Devin Anthony Nelson in Farmington, Conn......A graduate of Capital Preparatory Magnet School, where he ran for coach Scott Wojnarowicz.....All-State Cross Country (2012-13)....All-State Indoor Track (2013)....Best times: 4x800-meter relay (2:00 split), 1,000-meters (2:41), 3,200-meters (9:58)....Also ran track.

PERSONAL FAVORITES: As a child what you wanted to be when you grew up: Architect....Favorite Superhero when growing up: Superman....Favorite Athlete: Ray Allen....Favorite Sports Team: Boston Celtics....Favorite Movie: Fast and Furious....Favorite TV Show: Modern Family....Favorite Food: I love everything....Favorite Vacation Spot: Costa Rica....Favorite Sport Other than Your Own: Basketball....Your Motivation Music: 90's HipHop....Favorite Thing About FMU: Location....Favorite Off-Field Activity: Lifting...Goals for Upcoming Season: Finishing strong....Hobbies: listening to music, watching movies.

Best 5K Time 16:14 at 2014 FMU Invitational
Best 8K Time 26:50.47 at 2014 PBC Championships