2008-09 (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 (25), 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