At Missouri State: As a newcomer, Pappas will look to compete and make significant contributions in the freestyle and breaststroke events.
Background: Pappas comes to Missouri State after swimming club with Lincoln Select Swimming, where former Missouri State swimmer Ross Mueller coaches. Her senior year, she qualified for the 2011 Speedo Sectionals in Oklahoma City in the 100 breast, 200 breast and 200 fly. The Lincoln, Neb. native qualified for the State Championships all three years that she swam at Lincoln East under head coach Greg Flemming. As a junior, she medaled and was a member of the Spartans' sixth-place 200 medley relay and fifth-place 200 free relay teams. Her sophomore year, she was a part of the eight-place 200 medley relay squad.
Personal: Brandy Alexandra Pappas is the daughter of James and Kimberly Pappas. She was born on December 26, 1992 in Lincoln, Neb and has three siblings: Fallyn, Nicole and Calvin. She is majoring in entertainment management.