Dimitra Drakopoulou
Dimitra Drakopoulou


Athens, Greece

High School:
Hillcrest College





Missouri State Student-Athletes Honored by the MVC

A total of 109 Bears Receive Conference Academic Honors


Annual Maroon & White Event Brings Out MSU's Best & Brightest

153 Honored at 2nd Annual Honors Banquet and Awards Ceremony


Bears Claim 11 Spots on MVC Swimming & Diving Scholar-Athlete Team

Missouri State landed the most athletes on the list of any Valley school


Drakopoulou Selected as Prairie Farms MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week


Bears Crowned MVC Champs for Fifth Straight Year

Missouri State wins by 252 points over Illinois State; second-largest margin of victory in MSU history

School Record Holder - 500 Free - 4:54.76 - Feb. 16, 2012
School Record Holder - 1000 Free - 10:05.62 - Feb. 18, 2012
School Record Holder - 1650 Free - 16:46.50 - Feb. 18, 2012
2011-12 All-MVC First Team
2011-12 MVC Scholar-Athlete Team
Prairie Farms/MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week - Feb. 22, 2012
2010-11 All-MVC First Team
2010-11 MVC Scholar-Athlete Team
MVC Swimmer of the Week - Jan. 14, 2011
2009-10 All-MVC First Team
2008-09 All-MVC First Team

At Missouri State: Drakopoulou was named senior captain for the 2011-12 season. She has established herself as one of the top distance swimmers in the MVC and one of the best in Missouri State history.

2010-11: For the third straight season, Drakopoulou finished the year as the Bears' top distance freestyler. She claimed Missouri State's top time in the 500 free (4:57.48), 1000 free (10:15.96) and 1650 free (17:04.66). At the MVC Championships, she took second in the 500 free, fourth in the 1650 free and sixth in the 200 free, while swimming on MSU's record-setting 800 free relay. She was one of 11 MSU swimmers to be named to the All-MVC first team and was a 2010-11 MVC Scholar-Athlete.

2009-10: As a sophomore, Drakopoulou set school records in the 500 free (4:55.37), 1000 free (10:08.46) and 1650 free (16:47.16), all in the 2010 MVC Championships. Drakopoulou broke the four-year-old 1000 free record on the front end of her 1650 free at the conference meet.

2008-09: Drakopoulou swam distance freestyle for Missouri State as a freshman, and set the season's top times in the 500 free (4:58.71) and 1650 free (17:13.84).

2007-08: Drakopoulou joined the Bears during the spring semester and did not compete in any meets.

Background: She joined Missouri State after representing South Africa in international competition. In 2007, she qualified for the South Africa Senior Nationals and placed second in the 400 free, third in the 200 free and fourth in the 100 fly. She was placed on the United Schools Sports Association of South Africa swimming team for three consecutive years.

Personal: Dimitra Drakopoulou is the daughter of Dimitrios and Charmaine Drakopoulos. She was born on July 25, 1989 in Pietermaritzburg, KZN, South Africa. She has three siblings: Anastasia, Anthea and Katerina. She is working toward her master of science in community agency.

Career Bests at Missouri State
Event Time Opponent/Meet Date
100 Free 54.16 UIW X-Mas Invitational 12/19/11
200 Free 1:52.17 2012 MVC Championships 2/17/12
500 Free 4:54.76 2012 MVC Championships 2/16/12
1000 Free 10:05.62 2012 MVC Championships 2/18/12
1650 Free 16:46.50 2012 MVC Championships 2/18/12

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