Bears wrap up first half of 2012-13 schedule, will return to action on Jan. 12 in Fayetteville, Ark.
Honors & Awards MSU Athletics Director's Honor Roll - Spring 2013
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.