Missouri State with the most finalists (13) of any team for tonight's championship and consolation finals
Honors & Awards MSU Athletics Director's Honor Roll - Fall 2013, Spring 2013
2013-14: Competed throughout the season on the diving board for the Bears ... Earned an 11th place finish at the Shamrock Invitational with 208.50 points .... Finished fifth in the platform event at the TYR Invitational on the campus of Northwestern ... Scored 190.35 points in the event.
2012-13: Made top-16 in both diving events at the 2013 MAC Championships in Carbondale ... Finished 16th on 1-meter with a score of 228.75; qualified with the 15th-best score (232.60) ... Moved up one spot in the 3-meter B-Final to finish 13th overall; surpassed 3-meter career best by more than 20 points with consolation score of 278.95 ... Achieved previous best on 3-meter at Arkansas against No. 20 Penn State (255.00).
2011-12: Had the second-highest score among MSU divers at the 2012 MAC Championships in both the 1- and 3-meter competitions; placed 17th out of 20 competitors on the 1-meter board; finished 17th on 3-meter ... Recorded season best score on 1-meter against Evansville (Jan. 27) with a 241.73 ... Registered season-best score (239.78) on 3-meter at Drury (Jan. 19).
Background: Lettered three years in swimming and four years in diving at Webb City (Mo.) High School for head coach Shawn Klosterman ... Ended high school career ranked second all-time at Webb City on the 1-meter board (six dives) ... Holds the Central Ozark Conference record in 1-meter diving (six and 11 dives)...Finished eighth at the MSHSAA Swimming & Diving Championships as a junior and senior ... Made state championship finals as a sophomore, tying for 11th with 334.55 points.
Personal: Elijah Ryan Swaim is the son of Garold and Sherri Swaim ... Born March 31, 1993 in Joplin, Mo. ... Has one brother, Caleb ... Majoring in media production.