Steven Nelms
Steven Nelms

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Plano, Texas

High School:
Plano Senior HS

Height:
6-5

Event:
Free/Fly

Experience:
3L

05/09/2012

Great Grads 2012

60 UNLV student-athletes eligible for May 12 commencement ceremonies.

04/06/2012

MPSF All-Academic Squad Announced

Seven Rebels earn honors this season.

02/18/2012

Conference Win Streak Snapped

UNLV wins three events on final day of MPSF Championships, fall just short of league title and take second place to BYU.

02/17/2012

Rebels Win Two On Day Three

UNLV in third place at MPSF Championships, within striking distance of the team lead.

02/16/2012

Rebels Third After Second Day

UNLV wins second relay title of the MPSF championships.

2010-11 (Junior): Swam the free leg on the Rebels' 200 medley relay that earned honorable mention All-American status at the NCAA Championships with a ninth place finish, and also swam on the 14th-place 200 free relay squad ... Finished 37th in the 50 free and 43rd in the 100 fly ... At the MW Championships, was runner-up to teammate Cody Roberts in the 50 free (19.91) ... Also placed third in the 100 fly (47.27) and sixth in the 100 free (44.74) ... Swam on the record-setting first place 200 medley relay as well as the first-place 200 free relay.

2009-10 (Sophomore): Swam on both of UNLV's scoring relays at the NCAA Championships, leading off the 14th-place 200 free relay and anchoring the eighth-place 200 medley relay ... was 28th in the 100 fly and finished 42nd in the 50 free ... won the 50 free individual title at the MWC Championships in a time of 20.02 ... tied for second in the 100 fly (47.16) and was fourth in the 100 free (45.05) ... swam on three of UNLV's five first-place relays at the MWC Championships (200 medley, 200 free, 400 free).

2008-09 (Freshman): At his first MWC championships, claimed second in the 50 free (19.91), took fourth in the 100 fly (47.88), and was fifth in the 100 free (44.44) ... led off the record-setting 200 free relay, and anchored the league-record-setting 400 free relay ... participated at the NCAA championships for the first time in his career, swimming on the Rebels' 200 free relay and 200 medley relays.

High School: Holds three school records, in the 50 free (20.24), the 100 free (45.70) and in the 100 fly (49.50) ... district and regional Swimmer of the Year as a senior ... led team to three district championships, one regional championship, and a third-place finish at the state championships as a junior ... team captain his senior year.

Club: Swam in Junior Nationals his junior and senior years.

Personal: Steven W. Nelms ... born on Oct. 17, 1989, in Lubbock, Texas ... son of Barry and Leileni Nelms ... has one brother, Brandon (26), who swam at UNLV from 2004-07 ... majoring in english.

Nelms' Personal Bests
50 Free		19.64
100 Free	44.41
100 Fly		47.16

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS 2009 MWC 200 Free Relay Champion 2009 MWC 400 Free Relay Champion 2009 NCAA Participant 2010 NCAA Relay All-American (200 Medley Relay) 2010 NCAA Honorable Mention Relay AA (200 Free Relay) 2010 MWC 50 Free Champion 2010 MWC 200 Medley Relay Champion 2010 MWC 200 Free Relay Champion 2010 MWC 400 Free Relay Champion 2011 MW 200 Medley Relay Champion 2011 MW 200 Free Relay Champion 2011 NCAA Honorable Mention Relay AA (200 Medley Relay) 2011 NCAA Honorable Mention Relay AA (200 Free Relay)

 
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