Springfield Native Aaron Dennis Recaps Stellar 100 Breaststroke Swim
MSU Athletics Director's Honor Roll - Fall 2012, Spring 2012, Fall 2011
2011-12: Dropped nearly two seconds in the 100 breast (56.34) to capture sixth place at the 2012 MAC Championships; was less than a second off the NCAA 'B' standard...Qualified for the consolation heat of the 200 IM; moved up two spots from prelims to place 14th overall...Swam the breaststroke leg of the third-place 200 medley relay at conference...Wrapped up his MAC Championships debut with a 16th-place finish in the 200 breast...During the dual meet season, he won the 100 free vs. William Jewell (1/20)...Placed second overall in the championship final of the 50 breast at the TYR Invitational; also made the finals heat in the 100 breast (7th)...Ranked as the Bears' top 100 breaststroker in 2012; was also among the top five MSU swimmers in the 200 breast (3rd) and 200 IM (4th).
Background: Swam four seasons for head coach Jason Hite at Greenwood Laboratory School...Won the 100 breast (57.87) as a senior at the 2010 MSHSAA Swimming & Diving Championships...Finished fourth at state in the 200 IM (1:55.66) his senior year...As a junior, he made the championship finals in both individual events; placed third in the 100 breast (1:00.28) and sixth in the 200 IM (1:57.28)...As a freshman, he was the only underclassman to qualify for the finals heat and finished seventh...Ranked as the No. 11 recruit in the state of Missouri by CollegeSwimming.com.
Personal: Aaron Michael Dennis is the son of Denny and Marilyn Dennis...Born on June 28, 1992 in Springfield, Mo...Both parents, Denny and Marilyn, are Missouri State University alumni...Plans to major in accounting.