Kim Nelson-Brown | Head Coach | Women’s Volleyball | Illinois Wesleyan University

Describe the qualities that your program is looking for in a potential student-athlete?

  • Positive attitude
  • Good work ethic
  • Goal oriented
  • Competitive
  • Strong sense of team.


Could you give us an example of a current or former player who exceeded your expectations, highlighting the reasons that player excelled?

Several years ago I had a setter who was the epitome of what we look for in a student-athlete. She was a natural born leader; worked hard on and off the court; and led by example. Yes, that’s the kid we want in so many ways, but a lot of times, we get a kid who meets 3 or 4 of our qualities but very few meet all. She was by far one of my favorite players to coach.