Track 2002: Competed in five indoor meets, posting a best mark of 13.34 meters in the shot at Arkansas, where she finished 12th...Won the shot at Arkansas State in January with a put of 13.27 meters...Competed in the shot and discus during the outdoor season, posting a 39.60-meter effort in the discus at Mississippi State, finishing seventh...Her best shot of the outdoor season was a 13.42 at Murray State, where she finished second...Finished 10th in the shot at the outdoor championships and 17th in the discus.
2001: Competed in the shot during four meets during indoor, posting her best performance at the conference championships where she finished fourth with a put of 13.19 meters (43-3.25)...Competed in shot and discus during outdoor, with her best shot mark being a 13.59 meter effort at the league championships, where she finished fifth...In the discus, Nelson's best performances was a 45.40 meter (148-11) effort that she recorded at the Tiger Invitational.
2000: Competed in weight throw and shot during her first indoor season, posting a season-best distance of 13.16 meters (43-2) at Arkasas State, finishing fifth...Finished 8th in the shot at the league championships with a 42-2.75 effort...During the outdoor season, Nelson competed in the shot, hammer and discus...Finished second in the shot at Ole Miss with a season-best 44-6.75 mark...Finished seventh at the C-USA Championships in the shot (13.02 meters/43-8.50)...In the discus, Nelson saved her best for the conference championships, finishing fifth with a season-best 44.04 meters (144-6)...Out of the five meets she competed in the discus, Nelson finished third one time, fifth three times and 14th once at CSU-Fullerton.
Prep: Won the district championship in the shot three years running...Also won the district championships in the discus as a senior...Captained the track and basketball teams as a junior...Was a member of the Student Council and the chemistry club.
Personal: Born December 2, 1980...Daughter of Melvin and Shenay White...Majoring in Education, K-8 Integrated Studies...Plans on teaching after she finishes at Memphis...Also offered scholarships by Stephen F Austin and Sam Houston State.
2002 Best Performances Indoor Shot: 13.34 meters (2/1/02)
Outdoor Shot 13.42 meters (4/27/02) Discus 41.94 meters (4/6/02)
Career Bests Indoor Shot: 13.34 meters (2/1/02) Weight Throw 12.48 meters (40-11.50)(2/3/01)
Outdoor Shot 13.59 meters (44-7)(5/12/01) Discus 45.40 meters (148-11)(4/19/01)