School Record Holder - 1-Meter - 357.60 - January 12, 2013
School Record Holder - 3-Meter - 378.60 - March 8, 2013
2011-12 MSU Male Diver of the Year
MSU Athletics Director's Honor Roll - Fall 2012, Spring 2012
2011-12: Named MSU Male Diver of the Year...Competed in the NCAA Zone 'D' Diving Championships in Iowa City, Iowa; Finished 22nd out of 31 competitors in the 3-meter competition; On the second day, he advanced past the preliminary round and made the top-18; Had a composite score of 575.20 and finished 15th overall...At the 2012 MAC Championships, he was less than two points away from qualifying for the A-Final on 1-meter; Placed 11th overall...To close out the conference championships, he scored a season-best 329.40 points on 3-meter and finished seventh overall...During the dual meet season, he won the 1-meter diving competition at six dual meets...Also took home first place in 3-meter diving at four separate duals...Placed first out of nine competitors in the 1-meter diving competition at the UIW Christmas Invitational...Was No. 1 on the season's top performers list for both the 1- and 3-meter diving.
Background: Lettered all four years at Lee's Summit (Mo.) High School...Coached by diving great Tom Hairabedian, who competed in more than 50 U.S. Masters National Championships and three FINA Masters World Championships...Nevels earned all-state honors twice and is a four-time all-Big 7 Conference selection...As a senior, he achieved his highest finish at the MSHSAA State Championships, winning silver with a score of 427.90 points...His junior year, he scored 13 points for Lee's Summit and place sixth at the state meet (378.10)...Was one of four underclassmen to compete in the MSHSAA Diving Championship finals as a sophomore and finished 10th (352.60)...Also lettered in track & field his senior year, competing in the pole vault.
Personal: Garrett T. Nevels is the son of Mike Nevels and Gail Leaderbrand...Born January 18, 1993 in Independence, Mo...His father is a Missouri State grad and his brother, Devin, also attends MSU...He is currently undecided on a major.