Highlights from Day Two of the MVC Swimming & Diving Championships
Honors & Awards: School Record Holder - 500 Free - 4:52.20 - Feb. 14, 2013 School Record Holder - 400 IM - 4:22.17 - Feb. 15, 2013 MVC Record Holder - 200 Fly - 1:59.92 - Feb. 16, 2013 School Record Holder - 200 Fly - 1:59.92 - Feb. 16, 2013 2012-13 Co-MVC Swimmer of the Year 2012-13 All-MVC First Team 2012-13 MSU Female Freshman Swimmer of the Year MVC Swimmer of the Week - Jan. 23, 2013 MSU Athletics Director's Honor Roll - Spring 2013
2012-13: Named to the 2013 All-MVC First Team in her first season with the Bears ... Shared co-MVC Swimmer of the Year honors with teammate Renata Sander and Evansville's Michelle Tipton ... Tabbed MSU Female Freshman Swimmer of the Year ... Ranked 114th nationally in the 200 fly; also ranked in the top 250 in the 500 free (215th) and 400 IM (221st) ... Set new school records in the 500 free (4:52.20), 400 IM (4:22.17) and 200 fly (1:59.92) at the 2013 MVC Championships; broke the MVC championship record in the 200 fly, becoming the first Valley swimmer to break 2 minutes in the event ... Entered the 500 free finals as the top seed and held off a late charge by SIU's Pamela Benitez to win her first gold by just .08 seconds ... Recorded the third fastest 400 IM time in MVC history and destroyed the Bears' previous school record of 4:26.20; won the event by more than three seconds ... Earned MVC Swimmer of the Week honors (Jan. 23) for her performance at home against Truman State.
Background: Brings an impressive swimming resume with her to Missouri State...Represented Hungary at several international meets including the 2009 European Junior Championships in Prague, Czech Republic, the 2010 European Junior Championships in Helsinki, Finland and the 2010 European Championships in Budapest, Hungary ... Has registered FINA points above 700 in the 200-meter freestyle, 400-meter freestyle, 800-meter freestyle, 1500-meter freestyle, 100-meter fly, 200-meter IM and 400-meter IM.
Personal: Dora Kiss is the daughter of Sandor Kiss and Ilona Kissive Papp...Born Feb. 28, 1994 in Budapest, Hungary ... Has one sibling, Petra ... Plans to major in psychology at Missouri State.