2008 Most Improved Gymnast
Led-off on floor exercise in every meet for the Tigers in junior campaign, where she hit 21-of-23 routines... Also competed on bars in 10 meets... Best overall meet on the year came against Iowa State, where she set career-highs after registering a 9.825 on bars to tie for third and a 9.85 on floor exercise to tie for second... Went on to match the career-high of 9.825 on the bars at the SEC Championship...
Competed on bars for the Tigers at six meets ... Exhibitioned on bars at Alabama and Arkansas and on beam at NC State ... Matched career high 9.800 on bars against Alabama.
Suffered a season-ending injury in regular season finale against Alabama ... Competed on vault, floor and beam at Illinois-Chicago ... Finished Illinois meet as runner-up on floor and vault, scoring career highs on both at 9.800 and 9.875, respectively ... Posted beam career high of 9.775 and 9.800 on vault against Arkansas ... Placed fourth on floor against Kentucky ... Earned third-place honors on floor against NC State.
Prior to Auburn
A four-time Junior Olympic national qualifier ... 2003 regional vault champion ... 2002 Level nine regionals all-around champion ... 2002 East Nationals floor runner-up. Personal Full name is Carmen Michelle Nelms ... Born March 15, 1988 ... Daughter of Jeff and Karen Nelms ... Has twin brother, Jeffery, 21, who plays baseball at Texas Southern University ... Major: Psychology.