2007 Season: Competed in every meet except one. A consistent bar swinger for the Redbirds. Posted career-high scores of 9.800 and landed first-place honors on the uneven bars (Jan. 19 and 26). Contributed the most on vault, bars and the floor exercise. Posted a new career-best score of 9.625 on floor (Mar. 4)
2006 Season: Consistent bar swinger for the `Birds, with five first place finishes on bars. Carded a 9.775 career-best bar routine on March 5 at Illinois-Chicago. At the same meet, Candler scored a career best vault of 9.675, and on March 18 at the State of Illinois meet her 9.600 floor routine served as a career best. Competed in all but one meet of the 2006 season on vault, bars and floor.
2005 Season: Competed in the first four meets for Illinois State, before suffering a season-ending leg injury during competition. She proved to be a valuable competitor, posting season high and personal best scores of 9.625 on the vault, 9.700 on the uneven bars and 9.550 on the floor. Two of these scores (bars and vault) were put up on Jan. 21 at the Cardinal Classic, where the freshman finished in sixth and eleventh, respectively, on the events.
Princess Anne High School: Member of the Excalibur Gymnastics Club. 2002 Level 10 Nationals Qualifier. 2001 State Floor Champion. Placed third in the all-around competition at 2002 Regionals.
Personal: Born: May 22, 1986...Daughter of: Robert and Donna Candler...Major: communication...