Highlights from Day Two of the MVC Swimming & Diving Championships
Honors & Awards MSU Athletics Director's Honor Roll - Spring 2013, Fall 2012
2012-13: Named to the 2013 All-MVC First Team in her first season with the Bears ... Tabbed MSU Female Freshman Swimmer of the Year ... Qualified for the championship final in all three individual events at the 2013 MVC Championships ... Moved up two spots from prelims to take fifth in the 200 IM (2:06.99) on Day 1; dropped more than 3 seconds off previous season best ... Registered highest finish at conference with a third-place finish in the 100 fly (56.71); less than .25 seconds separated Simcox and sixth-place competitor ... Concluded her MVC Championship debut with another fifth-place performance, this time in the 200 fly (2:03.74) ... Made her way onto the Bears' all-time top-five list in the 100 and 200 fly at No. 4...Won the 200 fly at MSU's Senior Day dual versus Truman State ... Finished the season among the Bears' top-five swimmers in the 100 fly (2nd), 200 fly (4th) and 200 IM (5th).
Background: Simcox is a butterfly/IM swimmer from Blue Springs, Mo. ... Swam for Kansas City Blazers ... Ranked as the ninth-best recruit in the state of Missouri by CollegeSwimming.com ... As a junior, finished fifth place in the 200 IM (2:09.15) and 100 fly (57.91) at the 2011 MSHSAA girls state meet ... Was a captain for the Wildcats as a junior ... Also named the All-Metro Missouri Girls Swimmer of the Year by The Kansas City Star as a junior ... Earned all-state, all-metro, all-conference and all-area honors in 2011 ... A two-time Examiner Swimmer of the Year ... Earned All-American honors as a freshman.
Personal: Isabella Nicole Simcox is the daughter of Mark and Ana Simcox ... Born May 15, 1994 in Blue Springs, Mo. ... Has one brother, Nick ... Plans to major in elementary education.