Garrett Nevels
Garrett Nevels

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lee's Summit, Mo.

High School:
Lee's Summit High

Event:
Diving

Major:
Undeclared

11/23/2014

Bears End Louisville Invite With Third, Fourth Place Showings

Miguel Davila, Uvis Kalnins and Paul Le earn B-cut times as the Missouri State Bears swimming and diving teams wrap up the Louisville Invite Sunday

11/22/2014

Swimming & Diving Completes Second Day at U of L Invite

The Missouri State Bears swimming and diving team continues its Louisville Invitational showing by setting multiple season-best times Saturday

11/21/2014

Bears in Third Following First Day at Louisville Invite

Dora Kiss breaks her own school record in the 500-yard freestyle as the Bears complete the first day of swimming and diving action in Louisville

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

10/01/2014

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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