Men's program to defend Show-Me Showdown title; several Bears will make their MSU debut
2012-13: Due to NCAA eligibility requirements, Kagami was held out of competition during the fall semester, but swam in her first collegiate meet at No. 25 Arkansas in January...Entered as an exhibition swimmer for the 2013 MVC Championships; sported the league's eighth fastest time in the 200 fly prior to conference...Won the 200 fly C-Final and registered a time that would have finished 10th overall...Swam a season best in the 50 free prelims, clocking in at 25.20...Was Missouri State's top finisher in the 100 fly at Arkansas, placing ninth overall...Broke the 1-minute barrier in the 100 fly at Drury with a season-best time of 58.99...Finished the season among the Bears' top-five swimmers in the 200 fly (5th).
Background: Brings an array of international swimming experience to Missouri State...Butterfly specialist...Competed in multiple Brazilian National championship meets; has claimed six individual titles in the 200 fly and five in the 100 fly...Placed fifth in the 100 fly on two separate occasions when she traveled to Greece (2006) and Cyprus (2008) to represent Brazil in the Multinations Youth Meet... Represented Brazil in 2007 at the South American Junior Championships (Caracas, Venezuela) and placed fifth in the 200 fly...Joined current MSU swimmers from Brazil, Renata Sander and Yuri Garanito.
Personal: Juliana Mayumi Yoshikawa Kagami is the daughter of Angelica Mitsue Yoshikawa and the late Alfredo Massakazu Kagami...Born September 21, 1992 in São Paulo, Brazil...Has one sibling, Ricardo Iugi Yoshikawa Kagami...Plans to major in international business at Missouri State.