The Missouri State men's swimming and diving team earns four conference championships - behind three Mid-American Conference- and pool-record times - to retake a slim lead heading into the final day of the 2015 MAC Championships
The Missouri State men's swimming and diving team has solid races on Friday in the 500-yard freestyle and 200-yard individual medley to stay with the pack of four teams heading into the second day of the Shamrock Invitational on Saturday
Bears capture first relay win since 2010 with the 800 free relay
Honors & Awards • 2012-13 Academic All-MAC First Team • MSU Athletics Director's Honor Roll - Fall 2014, Fall 2013, Spring 2013, Fall 2012, Spring 2012, Fall 2011
2013-14: Member of 800 free relay team that finished first at the MAC championships ... Relay team swam a school-record time of 6:30.68 ... Placed second in the consolation finals at the MAC championships in the 50 free with a time of 20.77 ... Part of 200 free relay squad that finished second at the Missouri Show-Me Showdown ... Set a pool record in the 400 free relay at Southern Illinois (3:02.58) ... Individually won a 200 free crown by touching in at 1:45.42 in a dual against Truman State.
2012-13: Placed top-16 in all three individual events at the MAC Championships, including two A-Final appearances ... Finished just outside of the top-10 in the 50 free (11th) on Day 1 ... Kicked off Day 2 with an impressive prelims swim in the 200 free, qualifying with a lifetime best 1:38.72; earned eighth-place points in finals ... Swam a career best in the 100 free championship finals; finished ahead of Eastern Michigan pair in sixth place (45.22) ... Was a member of the gold medal 800-free relay on Day 2 of conference that set a new school record along the way; also swam on the Bears' third-place 400 free relay on the final day...Won the 200 freestyle in MSU's dual at Missouri S&T (Jan. 25) ... Finished among the Bears' top-five swimmers this season in the 50 free (5th), 100 free (3rd), 200 free (4th) and 100 breast (5th) ... Landed a spot on the Academic All-MAC First Team; was one of three Bears to earn first-team distinction.
2011-12: Swam on the Bears' second-place 400 free relay to conclude the 2012 MAC Championships ... Broke the 21-second barrier for the first time in his career in the prelims of the 50 free at the conference meet; Registered a 20.82 in both prelims and the consolation finals to finish 15th...Was .05 seconds away from 16th place and a spot in the B-Final of the 100 free; swam a career best (45.66) on third day of the MAC Championships ... During the dual meet season, he won the 50 free vs. Lindenwood (11/4) and at Truman State (1/14)...Also won the 200 free at Lindenwood (1/21) ... Finished on the season's top times list in the 50 free (4th), 100 free (4th) and 200 free (3rd).
Background: Swam four years at Chickasha (Okla.) High School and the Chesapeake Swim Club ... Was a four-year captain at Chickasha ... Totaled six individual titles in three years at the Oklahoma Class 5A State Swimming & Diving Championships ... Named Oklahoma 5A Swimmer of the Year and earned NISCA All-American status in the 100 free ... Added All-American honors in the 100 and 200 free during his junior year; broke the 5A state record in the 200 free ... As a sophomore, he broke the 5A state record in the 50 and 100 free ... Was tabbed as the Oklahoma Suburban Conference Most Valuable Swimmer three years in-a-row...Was a three-time USA Swimming Scholastic All-American (2009-11).
Personal: Isaac T. McKnight is the son of Max and Sandra McKnight ... Born Dec. 29, 1992 in Stillwater, Okla. ... Has one sister, Madison ... Majoring in general business.