Garrett Nevels
Garrett Nevels

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lee's Summit, Mo.

High School:
Lee's Summit High

Event:
Diving

Major:
Undeclared

10/31/2014

Bears Swimming and Diving Falls to Missouri

Missouri State ends a busy October slate of swimming and diving competition with several swimmers picking up season-best times against the Tigers on Friday

10/25/2014

Swimming & Diving Finishes Kansas Double Dual Action

More records fall as the Missouri State swimming and diving teams conclude their duals against Kansas and Denver on Saturday

10/24/2014

Three Pool Records Fall in First Day of Kansas Double Dual

The men's swimming and diving team sets three Robinson Natatorium records as the Bears men and women complete day 1 of dual action against Denver and Kansas

10/20/2014

MSU's Nevels Named MAC Men's Swimmer of the Week

Bears senior diver Garrett Nevels broke school and pool records on the way to becoming MAC Men's Swimmer of the Week

10/17/2014

Comeback leads to Strong Showing in Duel in the Pool for Bears

The Missouri State men's and women's swimming teams hit their stride midway through annual Duel in the Pool to earn near Sweep of Drury

10/01/2014

Dryland Facility - Diving

Diving coach Jim Huelskamp and 2014-15 senior diver Garrett Nevels explain the benefits of the Bears' new dryland training space for the MSU swimming and diving program

03/04/2012

Freshman Diver Garrett Nevels in 3-Meter Finals

Freshman Diver Garrett Nevels in 3-Meter Finals

School Record Holder - 1-Meter - 357.60 - January 12, 2013
School Record Holder - 3-Meter - 378.60 - March 8, 2013
2013-14 MAC Outstanding Diver of the Year
2013-14 All-MAC First Team
2013-14 Academic All-MAC Team
2012-13 MSU Male Diver of the Year
2011-12 MSU Male Diver of the Year
MSU Athletics Director's Honor Roll - Fall 2014, Spring 2013, Fall 2012, Spring 2012

2013-14: Named an All-MAC First Team and Academic All-MAC honoree ... Selected as the MAC Outstanding Diver of the Year ... Qualified to compete at the NCAA Zone D Diving Regionals in Iowa City, Iowa ... Nearly missed out on a trip to the NCAA Swimming and Diving championships ... Tied for 21st overall in 3-meter diving with 326.10 points, missing the cut by 13 points ... Preliminary round score of 310.40 in 1-meter placed him in 23rd, five spots out of advancing ... Won MAC championship in 1-meter diving by breaking own school record with a score of 357.60 ... Placed third at MAC championships with 327.75 points in 3-meter diving ... Earned MAC Swimmer of the Week on Oct. 28, 2013, after sweeping 1- and 3-meter diving events against Drury University ... Broke 26-year-old Hammons Student Center pool record with 357.67 points in 1-meter event in Drury dual ... Claimed 1-meter diving crown at TYR Invitational on the Northwestern campus and in duals against Southern Illinois and Evansville ... Finished fourth in platform event at TYR Invite.

2012-13: Named MSU Male Diver of the Year for the second straight season...Set new school records on both 1- and 3-meter during the 2012-13 campaign ... At the NCAA Zone `D' Diving Championships for the second time in as many years; posted a two-round total of 628.50 points on 1-meter to finish 12th out 31 divers; added another top-15 finish in 3-meter with a score of 642.90 and 15th place ... Qualified for the A-Final in the 1- and 3-meter diving events at the 2013 MAC Championships; started off the meet with a bronze medal on 1-meter (333.85); had a record-breaking performance in the 3-meter competition with a new MSU record and the third-best prelims score (378.60); dropped to seventh overall in finals (313.70) ... Against then-No. 20 Penn State, Nevels won the 1-meter competition and set a new MSU standard in the event with a score of 357.60 ... Earned MAC Athlete of the Week laurels for first time in career after performance against the ranked Nittany Lion squad ... Had seven first-place finishes during the dual-meet season; runner-up finish on 1- and 3-meter at UIW Christmas Invitational.

2011-12: Recipient of the MSU Male Diver of the Year awad ... 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...Won on 1-meter at six dual meets ... 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 ... Earned all-state honors twice and is a four-time all-Big 7 Conference selection ... Achieved highest finish at Missouri state championships with a silver medal (427.90 points) ... Scored 13 points for Lee's Summit as a junior with sixth-place finish at state (378.10) ... One of four underclassmen to compete in the MSHSAA Diving Championship finals as a sophomore; finished 10th (352.60) ... 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 Jan. 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.

Career Bests at Missouri State
Event Score Opponent/Meet Date
1-Meter Diving 411.87 Duel in the Pool 10/16/14
3-Meter Diving 388.58 Duel in the Pool 10/1/14
Platform Diving 225.23 TYR Invitational 11/24/13

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