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
The Missouri State Bears had a first-place finisher in all but three of the 26 events in the final home men's and women's swimming and diving dual this season, leading to a sweep of the Truman State Bulldogs on Senior Day
Honors & Awards • All-MAC Second Team • MSU Athletics Director's Honor Roll - Fall 2014, Fall 2013
2013-14:Competed in freestyle and backstroke events for the Bears ... Claimed his first career victory at the Evansville dual meet ... Won the 500 free with a time of 4:45.18 ... Finished second in the 200 back ahead of Iowa and Notre Dame swimmers, falling only to fellow MSU swimmer Paul Le at the Shamrock Invitational ... Placed 10th in the 500 free by swimming a career-best 4:36.58 at the Shamrock Invitational.
Background: A two-time USA junior national qualifier in the 200-meter backstroke ... Joins the Bears by way of the Parkway Swim Club ... Ranked as the seventh-best recruit in the state of Missouri by CollegeSwimming.com ... Received all-state honors all four years at Parkway Central ... Helped lead the Colts to four straight Suburban South Conference championships and top-three finishes at state his final three seasons ... Took over the top three times in school history in the 500 free, 100 back and 200 IM ... A two-time conference champion in the 200 IM and once in the 100 breast ... As a senior captain at the 2012 MSHSAA Swimming Championships, he was a member of the Colts' first-place 200 medley and 400 free relays, while finishing fourth individually in the 200 IM (1:54.93) and tied for fourth in the 100 back (52.84) ... In 2011, he was a member of PCH's record-breaking 200 medley relay and finished top-eight in the 100 back (3rd) and 200 IM (8th) ... Named PCH Team MVP and Parkway Swim Club "Most Improved" swimmer as a junior ... Placed top-16 at state during his freshman and sophomore seasons in the 200 IM and 500 free...Academically, was named to the 2012 USA Swimming Scholastic All American team.
Personal: Brandon Scott Weissman is the son of Randy and Linda Weissman ... Born Dec. 27, 1994 in Plano, Texas ... Has two older sisters, Brittany and Courtney ... Plans to major in accounting at MSU.