Vitalii Baryshok
Vitalii  Baryshok


Lugansk, Ukraine

High School:
Lugansk Taras Shevchenko National University




Bears Named to CSCAA All-America Team List, Nine Selected as Scholar All-Americans

The men's swimming and diving team finishes sixth among all Division I programs in team GPA while Garrett Nevels and Uvis Kalnins earn CSCAA Scholar All-America honors


Men's Swimming & Diving Gets Runner-up at MAC Championship

The Bears win three titles on the final day of the 2015 Mid-American Men's Swimming and Diving Championships, but they're not enough as Missouri State finishes runner-up by a slim 20 points


Strong Third Day Showing Propels Bears Back Into Lead

The Missouri State men's swimming and diving team earns four conference championships - behind three Mid-American Conference- and pool-record times - to retake a slim lead heading into the final day of the 2015 MAC Championships


Records Shattered as MSU Finishes Day Two at MAC Championship

Miguel Davila and Uvis Kalnins break school records to highlight the Bears' second day of action at the 2015 Mid-American Conference Men's Swimming and Diving Championships Thursday


Bears Break Relay Records in 2015 MAC Championship Debut

Missouri State topples several records in the first two relays of the 2015 Mid-American Men's Swimming and Diving Championships to jump into first place Wednesday


Bears capture first relay win since 2010 with the 800 free relay

Bears capture first relay win since 2010 with the 800 free relay


The MSU men challenged first-place Louisville to conclude the first day of action

Bears' Second-Place 400 Medley Relay at Purdue Invitational


Freshman Vitalii Baryshok Sets New MSU Record in 100 Free

Freshman Vitalii Baryshok Sets New MSU Record in 100 Free

Honors & Awards
School Record Holder - 100 Free - 43.92 - March 3, 2012
School Record Holder - 200 Free - 1:36.07 - March 2, 2012
2014-15 CSCAA Individual Scholar All-American
2013-14 All-MAC First Team
2012-13 All-MAC Second Team
MAC Swimmer of the Week - Oct. 31, 2012
2011-12 Mid-Major All-American Honorable Mention
2011-12 All-MAC First Team
2011-12 MSU Male Freshman Swimmer of the Year
2011-12 MSU Male Swimmer of the Year
MAC Swimmer of the Week - Nov. 17, 2011
MAC Swimmer of the Week - Nov. 2, 2011
MSU Athletics Director's Honor Roll- Fall 2014

2013-14: Named to the All-MAC First Team ... Member of 200 medley, 400 medley and 800 free relay teams that placed first at the MAC championships and broke school records in each event ... Broke conference championship meet records with the 400 medley and 800 free relay teams ... Helped break the Student Hammons Center 400 medley pool record in a dual meet against Missouri with a time of 3:15.55, which ranked third in the nation at the time behind relays from Missouri and Florida ... Claimed victories in the 400 freestyle and medley relays at the Southern Illinois meet in November ... Member of 200 free relay that finished second on Day 1 with a time of 1:21.35 at the TYR Invitational at Northwestern ... Helped Missouri State to second-place finish at Missouri Show-Me Showdown by placing first in the 400 free relay, second in the 200 free relay and third in the 100 free ... Swam 46.03 in the 100 free at the Shamrock Invitational and won the 50 fly at the Oklahoma Splash Bash with a time of 22.72 ... Finished third at the MAC championships in the 100 fly.

2012-13: One of five Bears named to the All-MAC Second Team ... Ranked 126th nationally in the 200 free; also ranked in the top 250 in the 100 free (215th) and 400 IM (245th) ... Recorded the fourth-fastest time in the 50-free prelims (20.59); placed seventh for his first of two top-8 individual finishes ... Posted an NCAA `B' cut in the 200 free (1:37.17) and finished fifth overall; only .72 seconds off of champion Brian Moore of EMU; held the MAC's top time in the 200 free the entire season leading up to conference ... Failed to make the A-Final in the 100 free, but rebounded quickly by moving up three spots to win the consolation final (44.94) on Day 3 ... Swam the maximum four relays at conference and anchored both of MSU's runner-up 200 free and 400-medley relays; swam the third leg on the Bears' bronze-medal 400 free relay ... Led off the Bears' gold-medal 800 free relay which broke a Shea Natatorium and MSU record (6:31.23), which also included Caleb Schuermann, Isaac McKnight and Uvis Kalnins ... Swept the 100 and 200 free at the Show-Me Showdown, at Missouri, and twice versus Drury; also won the 100 free at the UIW Christmas Invitational...Earned MAC Swimmer of the Week laurels on Oct. 31 ... Finished the season among the Bears' top-five swimmers in the 50 free (3rd), 100 free (2nd), 200 free (2nd), 500 free (5th) and 100 fly (4th).

2011-12: Earned All-MAC First Team honors ... Named MSU Male Swimmer of the Year and MSU Freshman Male Swimmer of the Year, along with Paul Le ... Finished 52nd nationally in the 200 free ... Finished 83rd nationally in the 100 free ... Achieved NCAA 'B' cuts in the 50, 100 and 200 free ... Was one of four MSU male swimmers to garner Mid-Major All-American honorable mention status ... Was a member of the 200 free relay (5th), 400 medley relay (3rd), 800 free relay (2nd) and 400 free relay (2nd) at the 2012 MAC Championships ... Individually, he started out the conference meet with a career best in the prelims of the 50 free (20.25); finished seventh overall ... Crowned conference champion in the 200 free (1:36.16); swam a lifetime best (1:36.07) to lead off the 800-free relay ... Picked up a bronze medal in the 100 free (43.92); broke Raichin Antonov's school record along the way; tied for the fastest 100 free prelims time...Won two events (100 and 200 free) at the UIW Christmas Invitational ... Won the 200 free at the TYR Invitational and finished as runner-up in the 50 free, 50 fly and 100 free ... Won the 50 free five different times during the dual meet season ... Took home first place in the 100 free at four duals ... Finished first in the 200 free at three dual meets; Against Mizzou, he broke the Hammons Student Center pool record ... his individual events at the Show-Me Showdown in his MSU debut with titles in the 150 free, 75 fly and 75 free...Garnered MAC Swimmer of the Week honors on November 2 and November 17.

Background: Arrives at Missouri State with a wealth of national and international swimming experience ... Trained with Lugans'ka in Ukraine under head coach Vitaliy Padalkin ... Swam for Olimpsport when competing at international meets such as the 2010 LEN European Championships and the 2008-2009 LEN: European Junior Championships ... In 2011, he competed in the Open Ukrainian National Swimming Championships (March) and the Ukrainian National Cup (May); At the Open, Baryshok made the championship finals in the 50-meter back (27.33) and 100-meter back (1:00.41), placing 3rd and 8th overall, respectively; In May, he grabbed a bronze medal in the 50 back (26.82), while also finishing fourth in the 100 back (57.72) and fifth in the 100 free (51.65).

Personal: Vitalii Baryshok is the son of Sergy and Larysa Baryshok ... Born on Jan. 11, 1991 in Lugansk, Ukraine ... He is majoring in Cultural and Regional Geography.

Career Bests at Missouri State
Event Time Opponent/Meet Date
50 Free 20.25 2012 MAC Championships 3/1/12
100 Free 43.92 2012 MAC Championships 3/3/12
200 Free 1:36.07 2012 MAC Championships 3/2/12
500 Free 4:32.84 Purdue Invitational - Prelims 11/16/12
50 Fly 22.05 TYR Invitational - Finals 11/24/13
100 Fly 47.86 2015 MAC Championships 3/6/15

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