2005, 2006 NCAA Participant
2005-06 (Junior): Earned his fourth relay All-America honor after swimming on the Rebels' ninth-place 200 free relay at the NCAA Championships ... also placed 29th in the 50 free and was 53rd in the 100 free ... claimed three third-place finishes at the MWC Championships ... began with a third-place finish in the 50 free (19.90), and followed that with a time of 49.16 in the 100 fly, and 44.23 in the 100 free ... swam on four MWC Championships relays (200 and 400 free, 200 and 400 medley).
2004-05 (Sophomore): Turned in an outstanding second season for the Rebels ... he earned three relay All-American honors swimming on the 13th place 200 free and 400 medley relays at the NCAA Championships, while helping the 400 free relay to 16th place ... placed 38th in the 50 free and tied for 45th in the 100 free at the NCAAs ... posted an impressive performance at the conference championships, claiming the MWC 50 free title in 19.84 and also posted a runner-up finish in the 100 free in 44.29 ... placed eighth in the 200 free in 1:40.62 ... swam on four MWC Championship relays (200 and 400 free, 200 and 400 medley) and helped all but the 400 free to a new conference record time.
2003-04 (Freshman): Top UNLV freshman at the MWCs, tied for fourth in the 50 free (20.47), finished seventh in the 100 free (45.96) and took 15th in the 200 free (1:44.68) ... also swam on the first place 200 free relay and the second place 400 free relay. High School: Helped Plano to a 7-1 record and a second-place finish at district and regionals ... set the high school record and took third at the state championships in the 50 free.
Personal: Brandon Lee Nelms ... born on Jan. 3, 1985, in El Paso, Texas ... son of Barry and Leilani Nelms ... has one brother, Steven (15) ... majoring in secondary education ... considers his father to be the greatest influence on his athletic career.
Nelms' Personal Bests 50 Free 19.77 100 Free 44.29 200 Free 1:40.38