Missouri State swimming and diving student-athletes Garrett Nevels and Andi Burroughs, along with head coach Dave Collins, talk to Bears All-Access about the Bears' training trip and previews the upcoming home meet against Truman State on Senior Day
Freshman Andi Burroughs previews the Purdue Invitational
Honors & Awards • MSU Athletics Director's Honor Roll - Fall 2014, Fall 2013, Spring 2013
2014-15 Season (Junior): Topped two personal marks at the Missouri Valley Conference Championship ... Earned dual runner-up performances in the B-finals of both the 100 breaststroke (1:05.38) and the 200 breaststroke (2:22.45) at the MVC meet ... Season-best time in 100 breast prior set at Kansas' Robinson Natatorium in dual action against the Jayhawks and Denver ... Finished first in the B-finals of the 200 breast at the Louisville Invitational ... Also had an eighth-place showing in the pentathlon at Rice on Jan. 3 ... Ended season with fourth fastest times in the 100 and 200 breast for the Bears.
2013-14 Season (Sophomore): Competed in breaststroke, butterfly and individual medley races throughout the season for the Bears ... Set three personal-best marks at the Missouri Valley Conference Championships ... Beat her previous mark in the 200 breast in the finals at the conference tournament ... Also set two other bests in the preliminary round at the MVC Championships.
2012-13 (Freshman): Took more than three seconds off her previous best in the 200 IM with a 2:12.38 in the 200 IM C-Finals at the 2013 MVC Championships...Won the 100 breast C-Final on Day 2 of the MVC Championships with a time of 1:07.20; time would have placed 14th overall ... Cruised to a C-Final win in the 200 breast, defeating the field by more than 10 seconds; posted a career best in finals (2:24.94) ... Split 1:08.46 in the 100 breast on the Bears' 400 "B" medley relay at conference; also swam the breaststroke leg (30.94) on MSU's 200 medley B-Relay ... Made the 100 and 200 breast C-Final at the Purdue Invitational in November...Finished the season among the Bears' top-five swimmers in the 100 breast (5th) and 200 breast (5th).
Background: Coached by Shelly Greenwood at Arkansas Baptist High School ... Swam club for Matt Adams on the Dolphin-Laser Swim Team ... As a senior, she qualified for the Arkansas State High School Championship in five individual events, placing fourth in the 200 IM and fifth in the 100 breast ... Prior to the state meet, Burroughs was named to the All-Region team after winning the 100 fly and 200 IM at the All-Region meet ... She qualified for the 2012 Region VIII Spring Sectionals meet for the first time and made the C-Final in the 200 breast ... Named a National Scholar-Athlete two years in a row and garnered All-State honors in the 100 fly and 200 IM in 2011 ... Co-captain of the Arkansas Baptist swim team during her first three years and was the captain as a senior...Chose Missouri State over UALR and Drury.
Personal: Andi Burroughs is the daughter of Marshall and Mickey Burroughs ... Born July 19, 1994 in Little Rock, Ark. ... Plans to major in chemistry at Missouri State, followed by a career in pharmacology.