Aaron Dennis
Aaron Dennis

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Springfield, Mo.

High School:
Greenwood Laboratory School

Event:
Breast/IM

Major:
Accounting

10/11/2014

Bears Split With Salukis in Weekend Finale

The MSU men's swimming and diving team completes an undefeated weekend while the women fall to the Salukis Saturday

10/10/2014

Bears Sweep Purple Aces in First Dual Victory

Missouri State sets the pace in a sweep for the men's and women's swimming and diving teams over Evansville on Friday

07/14/2014

Nine MSU Swimmers Tabbed CSCAA Scholar All-America

Seven men, two women claim academic awards

04/30/2014

Swimming & Diving Bears Land Eight on Academic All-MAC Team

Bears lead conference in number of selections

03/08/2014

MSU Swimming & Diving Completes Dominating Performance for First MAC Championship

Bears men, women sweep league championships for first time since 2008

03/02/2012

Springfield Native Aaron Dennis Recaps Stellar 100 Breaststroke Swim

Springfield Native Aaron Dennis Recaps Stellar 100 Breaststroke Swim

Honors & Awards
2013-14 All-MAC Second Team
2013-14 Academic All-MAC Team
2013-14 College Swimming Individual Scholar Honorable Mention
2012-13 Academic All-MAC Honorable Mention
MSU Athletics Director's Honor Roll - Fall 2013, Spring 2013, Fall 2012, Spring 2012, Fall 2011

2012-13: All-MAC Second team and Academic All-MAC honoree ... Named honorable mention to the College Swimming Coaches Association of America Men's Individual Scholar All-America team ... Swam NCAA consideration time in the 100 breast and finished third in event at the MAC championships ... Finished seventh with a time of 2:01.83 in the 200 breast at the MAC Championships ... Competed in multiple breast events during the season ... Placed second in the 100 breast in a time of 58.64 at the Truman State dual ... Finished third in the 50 breast with a time of 25.40 in the TYR Invitational at Northwestern.

2012-13: Ranked 170th nationally in the 100 breast (55.51); also ranked in the nation's top-250 in the 200 breast (221st) ... Posted a new career best in the 200 IM by more than 1.5 seconds; won the consolation final edging out SIU's Calvin Kolar by .17 seconds ... Clocked in with the fourth-fastest time and a lifetime best in the 100 breast prelims; took sixth in his lone A-Final appearance at the 2013 MAC Championships ... Lowered his top mark in the 200 breast in the consolation finals to 2:02.47; placed 11th overall...Made the A-Final at the Purdue Invitational and placed eighth; just missed out on a championship final swim at the UIW Christmas Invitational ... One of three Bears in the top five of the 100 fly at the Show-Me Showdown ... Recognized on the Academic All-MAC Honorable Mention squad.

2011-12: Dropped nearly two seconds in the 100 breast (56.34) to capture sixth place at the 2012 MAC Championships; less than a second off the NCAA 'B' standard...Qualified for the 200 IM consolation final; moved up two spots from prelims to place 14th ... 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 ... Majoring in accounting.

Career Bests at Missouri State
Event Time Opponent/Meet Date
50 Back 25.82 vs. TCU 12/15/13
50 Breast 25.40 TYR Invitational 11/22/13
100 Breast 54.79 2014 MAC Championships 3/7/14
200 Breast 2:01.83 2014 MAC Championships 3/8/14
50 Fly 23.42 TYR Invitational 11/24/13
100 Fly 51.56 Purdue Invitational - Prelims 11/17/12
200 IM 1:50.56 2013 MAC Championships - Finals 3/7/13
100 Back 53.95 vs. Evansville 11/1/13

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