Olivia Gean
Olivia Gean

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Fort Smith, Ark.

High School:
Northside High

Event:
Breast

Major:
Finance

02/27/2014

Thirteen Swimming & Diving Bears Named to MVC Scholar-Athlete Team

Missouri State earns more honorees than any other Valley school

02/15/2014

Bears Win Seventh Consecutive MVC Swimming & Diving Championship

MSU earns 11th title overall with three event wins Saturday

07/10/2013

Missouri State Student-Athletes Honored By MVC

More than 200 MSU student-athletes recognized for academic excellence

04/14/2013

Annual Maroon & White Event Brings Out MSU's Best & Brightest

157 Student-Athletes Honored at 3rd Annual Honors Banquet and Awards Ceremony

02/20/2013

AD Honor Roll Recipients Recognized at Halftime of Tuesday's Game

More than 200 Missouri State student-athletes earn academic distinction

Honors & Awards
2012-13 All-MVC Honorable Mention
MSU Athletics Director's Honor Roll - Spring 2013, Fall 2012

2013-14: Honorable mention on all-MVC team ... Named an MVC Scholar Athlete ... Major contributor in the 200 breast at the MVC championships for the Bears ... Advanced to A-final following an eighth-place finish in the preliminary round in the event ... Swam the 200 breast in a time of 2:20.24 to place fourth in the finals and gave Missouri State three of the top four finishers.

2012-13: Named All-MVC Honorable Mention as a freshman ... Helped the Bears sweep the top four spots in the 200-yard breaststroke with fourth place (2:20.24); cruised to a 2:18.88 in prelims and cracked the Bears' all-time top five in the event at No. 5 ... Narrowly missed out on the 100 breast A-Final, but bounced back to win consoles with a time of 1:05.73...Swam the 200 IM (2:14.42) on Day 1 and shaved three seconds off her career best ... Qualified for the 200 breast B-Final at both the Purdue Invitational and UIW Christmas Invitational ... Finished the season among the Bears' top-five swimmers in the 100 breast (4th) and 200 breast (4th).

Background: Member of the Northside High swimming program; swam club for Ian Bullock and the Fort Smith Tideriders ... Scored silver in the 500 free at the 2012 Arkansas State Swimming & Diving Championships; set a new Northside school record in the 100 breast (1:08.91) with her fourth-place finish at state ... Qualified for state as a sophomore junior and captured third place both years ... Qualified for the Region VIII Summer Sectionals championship meet in the 100 and 200 breast in 2009 ... Rated as the No. 2 recruit in the state of Arkansas for the 2012 class, according to CollegeSwimming.com.

Personal: Olivia May Gean is the daughter of Roy and Rose Gean ... Born on May 2, 1994 in Fort Smith, Ark. ... Has four siblings: Tim, Donna, Elizabeth and Roy ... Comes from a great athletic blood line as her father swam at the University of Missouri; Tim ran cross country at Allen County Community College and Elizabeth participated in track & field/cross country at Lee University and Arkansas Tech ... Plans to major in finance at Missouri State.

Career Bests at Missouri State
Event Time Opponent/Meet Date
1000 Free 11:17.14 vs. Truman State 1/19/13
50 Breast 31.04 TYR Invitational 11/22/13
100 Breast 1:05.47 2013 MVC Championships - Prelims 2/15/13
200 Breast 2:18.88 2013 MVC Championships - Prelims 2/16/13
100 Fly 1:02.71 TYR Invitational - Prelims 11/23/13
200 IM 2:12.87 TYR Invitational- Prelims 11/22/13

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