Alexander Nelson
Alexander Nelson
Height: 6-2
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Custer, S.D.
High School: West Nottingham Academy
Major: Aerospace Engineering

2013-14: Competed in nine races … sat in seat #7 seven times, beginning in the Championship 8 boat during the Head of the Charles (10/19-20) … sat in seat #7 of the Varsity 8 boat during the Princeton Chase (10/27) and in the spring against Bates College and Boston College (3/29), Alumni Cup (4/5), Donahue Cup (4/12), and Compton Cup (4/19) … finished the season in seat #3 in the varsity 8 boat against UMass/Delaware/URI (4/26) and EARC Sprints (5/18) … sat in seat #1 during the Foot of the Charles (11/23) in 2V4 boat.

2012-13: Rowed in every regatta as a junior, competing in the Varsity A boat each time … sat in the #1 seat at the Head of the Charles (10/21) and against Williams, WPI, Franklin & Marshall and Connecticut College (4/13) … sat in the #7 seat at the Princeton Chase (10/28), against Holy Cross, Dartmouth and Columbia (4/06), against Trinity, Colgate and the University of Rhode Island (4/29) and against Boston University and the University of Wisconsin (5/04) … competed in the IRA National Championships (6/02) as part of the Varsity 4 boat, sitting in the #3 seat.

2011-12: Competed in five races this season … rowed in the # 7 seat as a member of the MIT varsity team at Columbia (3/31); against Boston College, Trinity, and Bates (4/7); versus Harvard and Princeton (4/14); against UMass (4/21) and at the Eastern Sprints (5/13)… saw action in the #1 seat on the championship boat at the Head of the Charles (10/22). 

Off The Water at MIT: Majoring in aerospace engineering … held internships at Jacobs Engineering and at the 129th Combat Search and Rescue Wing at the Moffett Federal Airfield, Calif. … Air Force ROTC four-year scholarship … SAME Boston Post scholarship … 1st Infantry Division scholarship … varsity crew captain 2012-13 … Alpha Delta Phi.

High School: A 2010 graduate of West Nottingham Academy … six-time varsity letterwinner… cross country team captain.