The Bears' women's swimming and diving team has three individuals crowned champions as Missouri State wins its eighth straight Missouri Valley Conference Championship and 12th title in the last 13 years
Gold-medal winners Dora Kiss and Lauren Pavel break conference and school records as the Missouri State women's swimming and diving team continues its goal towards an eighth-straight MVC championship Thursday
Missouri State women's swimming and diving sits in first place after finishing first in the 200 medley relay and setting a school-record in the 800 free relay to begin the 2015 Missouri Valley Conference Championship
Honors & Awards · 2014-15 All-MVC First Team · 2014-15 MVC Scholar-Athlete Team · 2013-14 All-MVC Honorable Mention · MSU Athletics Director's Honor Roll - Fall 2014,Fall 2013
2014-15 Season (Sophomore): All-MVC First Team selection … Named to the MVC Scholar-Athlete Team ... Won the bronze medal in the 100 breaststroke at the Missouri Valley Conference Championship, setting a personal-best time in preliminaries (1:02.85) … Also had a lifetime best in the 50 freestyle prelims at the MVC Championships, eventually placing fifth overall … Qualified for the A-finals of the 100 freestyle with a career-best 51.94 in prelims … Competed on three relay squads at the MVC meet, winning the 200 and 400 medley relays while also taking runner-up in the 200 freestyle relay … Got third in both the 50 and 100 free in the ‘Duel in the Pool’ at Drury (Jan.22) … Touched the wall in the second fastest swim at Arkansas (Jan. 23) … Placed third in the 50 free in the ‘Duel in the Pool’ at Hammons Student Center (Oct. 16) and the Kansas Double Dual (Oct.24) … Also had a third-place showing in a dual at Missouri on Oct. 31 … Had two season-best swims at the time at the Louisville Invitational, including qualifying for the 100 breast A-finals and getting eighth … Finished season as member of two relays with top team times and individually had the second fastest marks in three events for the Bears.
2013-14 Season (Freshman):Competed in freestyle and breaststroke individual and relay events for the Bears ... Part of team that finished second in the 400 free relay (3:40.53) at Missouri dual ... Third-place finish in the 100 free with a time of 54.16 in dual against Arkansas ... Placed eighth individually among nine teams of swimmers in the 50 breast at the TYR invitational at Northwestern. Background: Helped guide Dowling Catholic High to a 26-5-2 dual-meet record in four years under head coach Dan Lake ... Also swims for Dave Joensen at Central Iowa Aquatics ... School record holder in the 50 free (24.44) ... Also a part of three school-record relays including the 200 medley, 200 free and 400 free relays...Earned first team all-state honors as a senior...Crowned state champion as member of 200 medley relay, also earning NISCA All-America consideration ... Registered highest individual finishes at the Iowa state meet in 2012, placing sixth in both the 50 free and 100 fly ... Has been a part of four record-breaking relays with Central Iowa Aquatics club team ... Ranked as Iowa's seventh-best recruit for the class of 2013, according to CollegeSwimming.com.
Personal: Anna Maeburn Bump is the daughter of Steven and Susan Bump ... Born July 18, 1994 in Des Moines, Iowa ... Has three siblings: Audra, Alicia and Carson ... Plans to pursue a BFA in Art with an Animation emphasis.