35 Nelson Benjamin
Nelson  Benjamin


Surprise, Ariz.

High School:
Valley Vista

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 190



2015: Redshirted junior season.

2014: Appeared in 16 games as a sophomore…made first at bat March 25 at Washington, entering as a pinch hitter…scored first run of season May 3 at BYU, entering as a pinch runner and contributing to Zags’ 6-4 win…helped GU eliminate Santa Clara on May 23 in WCC Championships.

2013: Made two starts and appeared in 26 games as a freshman…went 1-for-15 at the plate for a .067 batting average…lone hit came against Arizona State (Mar. 3)…used primarily as a defensive replacement in the outfield… had 12 putouts in the outfield…season-high five putouts against Arizona State (Mar. 3). 

Valley Vista High School: Attended Valley Vista High School in Surprise, Ariz…hit .486 with six home runs and 31 RBI…stole 22 bases with a .585 on base percentage..earned 5A All-State second team honors…three-time All-Northwest Region selection….lettered in both baseball and basketball…played as an outfielder and pitcher in baseball…played as a guard in basketball.

Personal: Parents are Sandra and Nelson…has a sister named Jennifer…majoring in sport management with a minor in business administration…chose Gonzaga for the baseball program and the friendly community…has Puerto Rican and Filipino heritage.

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