Heather Snyder
Heather  Snyder

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lee's Summit, Mo.

High School:
Lee's Summit HS

Event:
Free/IM

Major:
Health Services

02/20/2016

MSU Falls to SIU in Dramatic MVC Championship Finish

Bears lose by just half a point; result determined by final race

02/19/2016

Bears Gain Control of MVC Championship Lead After Day 3

Three Bears earn individual titles and MSU wins 400 medley relay to propel to top of leaderboard

02/18/2016

MSU, SIU in Tight Battle After Day 2 of MVC Championship

Kiss and Amparano win events for Bears on Thursday

02/17/2016

Bears Among Leaders After First Day of MVC Championship

MSU finishes runner-up in first two relay events

01/23/2016

Missouri State Bested by No. 13/19 Missouri on Senior Day

MSU nearly breaks three school records

Honors & Awards
2015-16 All-MVC Honorable Mention
2015-16 Team Captain
2014-15 All-MVC Honorable Mention
2013-14 All-MVC First Team

2012-13 All-MVC First Team
MSU Athletics Director's Honor Roll- Fall 2015, Spring 2015, Fall 2014

2014-15 Season (Junior): Named an all-MVC honorable mention ... Finished an MSU-best fourth in the 1650 freestyle (17:05.83) at the Missouri Valley Conference Championship ... Also got seventh overall in the 400 IM (4:32.88) and 15th in the 500 freestyle ... Her 1650 free and 400 IM were top times ... Previously set a season best in the 500 free (4:59.88) at the Louisville Invitational ... Picked up third place in the 1000 freestyle at Missouri (Oct. 31) ... Also set her top time of the season at the time in the 500 free at the Kansas Double Dual (Oct. 24) ... Finished season with top-five times in four events for the Bears, including the second fastest times on the team in the 1000 and 1650 free.

2013-14 Season (Sophomore): Named to All-MVC First Team ... Finished second in the 1650 free (16:57.45) at the MVC championships ... Also placed first in the B-final for the 400 IM with a time of 4:30.87 ... Swam top time in the 500 free (5:16.37) in the Truman State dual ... Also top finisher in the 1000 free at Colorado Mesa with a time of 10:38.50 ... Placed second in the 500 free in the Drury dual meet.

2012-13 Season (Freshman): Named to the 2013 All-MVC First Team in her first season with the Bears...Recorded a runner-up finish in the 1650 free (17:04.60) at the 2013 MVC Championships; made a significant jump up the rankings after entering the meet with the Valley's seventh-fastest mile time ... Dropped four seconds from her prelims time and directed a come-from-behind effort to win the MVC consolation final in the 400 IM (4:33.41) ... On Day 1, made a one-spot jump in the 500 free to 11th overall and registered a personal best time of 5:03.95 ... Made her way into the top-five all-time in MSU history in the 1000 and 1650 free at No. 5 in both events ... Finished the season among the Bears' top-five swimmers in the 500 free (5th), 1000 free (2nd), 1650 free (2nd), and 400 IM (4th).

Background: A distance freestyle swimmer from Lee's Summit, Mo. ... Swims club for the Kansas City Blazers ... Earned a Junior National 'B' cut at the 2011 Missouri Valley Division I championships ... Broke multiple school records at Lee's Summit ... Also earned All-Metro first team honors ... Placed sixth in the 500 free at the MSHSAA Girls State meet as a junior ... Took part in the 2011 USA Swimming Open Water National Championships in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and placed 64th in the women's 5K.

Personal: Heather M. Snyder is the daughter of Steve and Cindy Snyder ... Born Sept. 17, 1993, in Independence, Mo. ... Has one sister, Audrey ... Majoring in health services.

Career Bests at Missouri State
Event Time Opponent/Meet Date
200 Free 2:04.36 vs. Southern Illinois 10/11/14
500 Free 4:50.34 2014 MVC Championships 2/13/14
1000 Free 10:17.09 2015 MVC Championships 2/21/15
1650 Free 16:57.45 2014 MVC Championships 2/15/14
100 Back 1:05.03 vs. TCU 12/14/13
100 Fly 1:03.02 Show-Me Showdown 10/4/13
200 IM 2:18.07 vs. Truman State 1/19/13
400 IM 4:30.87 2014 MVC Championships 2/14/14

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