Four-time All-American has become a versatile short sprinter with tremendous explosive speed and newly developed sprint endurance ... although she may miss most of the indoor season because of an injury, Nesbitt is the defending NCAA outdoor 100m champion and will look to defend her title.
2006: With one of South Carolina's most impressive indoor seasons, Nesbitt became a 60m national title contender with an incredible 7.27 run at the Virginia Tech Invitational, an automatic qualifying time ... placed second at the SEC Indoor Championships with a time of 6.72 in the 55m ... held the nation's fastest time in the 60m for several consecutive weeks, confirming why with a quick victory of 7.21 at the Tyson Invitational ... rocketed to the line in 7.24 for a 10th-place finish at the NCAA Indoor Championships ... in the 200m, dropped a full second since 2005 with an impressive 23.43 showing at the Tyson Invitational ... ran 23.61 for a sixth-place finish at the SEC Indoor Championships ... outdoors, she was slowed by an early injury but managed to get her form back ... opened up the season with an 11.30 effort prior to injury at the Walt Disney World Invitational ... first meet back from injury was the Murray Neely Invitational with a recording of 11.56 for 100m ... aided the 1-2 sweep of the NCAA East Regional 100m competition with a second-place finish in 11.18, a career best ... began her NCAA Outdoor Championships race series with na 11.42 preliminary run, followed by a 11.41 semifinal run ... after the conclusion of the finals, walked away as the fastest woman in the NCAA with a 100m victory clocked at 11.34.
2005: Short sprinter who earned All-America honors in the 60-meter dash at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships ... posted a season-best time of 7.31 in the SEC prelims, then finished eighth in the conference with a time of 7.43 ... stopped the clock in 7.32 in the prelims of the NCAA meet, missing the finals by two-hundredths of a second ... focused on the 100-meter dash during the outdoor season ... won the gold medal at both the Weems Baskin Relays and Orange & Purple Classic ... posted a season-best mark of 11.42 at the Tennessee Quad meet ... finished 12th at the SEC Outdoor Championships in the 100m dash ... rebounded at the NCAA East Regionals, turning in an 11.43 in the prelims, then an 11.63 in the finals to finish seventh overall ... placed 21st in the prelims at the NCAA Outdoor Championships with a time of 11.74 ... ran the lead leg on the winning 4x100-meter relay teams at both the Penn Relays and SEC Championships and on the runner-up team at the NCAA meet ... competed at the Pan American Games during the summer ... was on the gold medal winning 4x100-meter relay team and reached the finals in the 100-meter dash ... was on the Freshman SEC Academic Honor Roll.
HIGH SCHOOL: Recognized as Heisman Honoree at J.L. Mann High School in Greenville, S.C ... lettered in track and in cheerleading ... earned all-state recognition on the track under coach Rhett Moss ... named the South Carolina Gatorade Athlete of the Year in 2003 and 2004 ... was a seven-time state champion ... finished second in the 60-meter dash at indoor nationals ... was the Taco Bell champion in the 100-meters ... named MVP of the state championship team ... was a member of Who's Who and National Honor Society.
PERSONAL: Amberly Danielle Nesbitt was born Aug. 19, 1986, in Orangeburg, S.C. ... pursuing a degree in biology ... would like to attend medical school following graduation ... parents are James and Blondell Nesbitt ... favorite movie is "The Notebook" ... enjoys reading in her spare time ... credits her parents for their inspiration and for keeping her encouraged.