Alyssa Powers
Alyssa Powers


Kansas City, Mo.

High School:
Staley High




Bears Conclude Pentathlon Meet at Rice Saturday

The Missouri State women's swimming and diving team completes its pentathlon-style dual against the Owls at the Rice Aquatics Center Natatorium


Comeback leads to Strong Showing in Duel in the Pool for Bears

The Missouri State men's and women's swimming teams hit their stride midway through annual Duel in the Pool to earn near Sweep of Drury


Bears Split With Salukis in Weekend Finale

The MSU men's swimming and diving team completes an undefeated weekend while the women fall to the Salukis Saturday


Bears Sweep Purple Aces in First Dual Victory

Missouri State sets the pace in a sweep for the men's and women's swimming and diving teams over Evansville on Friday


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

Missouri State earns more honorees than any other Valley school


Highlights from Day Two of the MVC Swimming & Diving Championships

Highlights from Day Two of the MVC Swimming & Diving Championships

Honors & Awards
2013-14 All-MVC Honorable Mention
2013-14 MVC Scholar Athlete
2012-13 All-MVC First Team
2012-13 MVC Scholar-Athlete Team
MSU Athletics Director's Honor Roll - Fall 2014, Fall 2013, Spring 2013, Fall 2012, Spring 2012, Fall 2011

2013-14: Honorable mention on all-MVC team ... Named an MVC Scholar Athlete ... Finished sixth in the 200 breast (2:22.29) at the MVC championships ... Also finished ninth in the 100 breast with a time of 1:05.12 at the MVC championships.

2012-13: Named to the 2013 All-MVC First Team for the first time in her career ... Ranked 198th nationally in the 200 breast ... Cracked the Bears' top-five all-time performers list at No. 3 with her 100 and 200 breaststroke times from the 2013 MVC Championships ... Recorded one of the biggest drops by any MSU swimmer at conference; shaved off seven seconds from her previous career best in the 200 breast ... Picked up bronze in the 200 breast (2:17.03) and was a part of Missouri State's 1-2-3-4 finish that produced 68 points ... Rounded out the top three in the 100 breast (1:03.84) in Carbondale; gave the Bears a 1-2-3 sweep in the event ... Swam a personal best in the 200 IM (2:12.84) on Day 1 of the conference meet ... Made the B-Final in the 100 and 200 breast at the Purdue Invitational; finished 16th in both ... Placed fifth at the Show-Me Showdown in the 100 and 200 breaststroke events ... Earned MVC Scholar-Athlete honors in her first season eligible for the award.

2011-12: Entered as an exhibition swimmer at the 2012 MVC Championships ... Swam a season best in the 100 breast at conference; her time in prelims (1:06.11) would have qualified her for the A-Final in the event ... Shaved off three seconds from her seed time in the 100 fly at the MVC meet ... Recorded a lifetime best in the 200 breast (2:24.29) at the 2012 MVC Championships; Had the sixth-fastest time during the Sunday preliminaries ... Finished on the season's top times list in both breaststroke events: 100 breast (3rd) and 200 breast (3rd).

Background: Spent last three years swimming at Staley (Mo.) High School in Kansas City for head coach Robert Barth ... Rated by as the 11th-best swimmer in the state of Missouri ... Was a two-time all-state performer in the 100 breast ... As a senior, the Staley captain turned in a time of 1:07.24 in the 100 breast for sixth place at the 2011 MSHSAA State Swimming Championships ... As a junior she finished sixth in the championship finals (1:07.66) ... Was a two-time KC Star all-Metro team selection ... Also named to the all-state honorable mention team in the 200 medley and 200 free relays ... A USA Swimming sectional qualifier in the 100 breast, 200 breast and 200 IM.

Personal: Alyssa Powers is the daughter of Ken and Pam Powers ... Born on Dec. 12, 1992 in Livonia, Mich. ... Has two siblings, Laura and Luke ... Majoring in dietetics.

Career Bests at Missouri State
Event Time Opponent/Meet Date
50 Breast 31.00 TYR Invitational - Prelims 11/22/13
100 Breast 1:03.84 2013 MVC Championships - Finals 2/15/13
200 Breast 2:17.03 2013 MVC Championships - Finals 2/16/13
50 Fly 28.27 TYR Invitational - Prelims 11/20/11
100 Fly 1:00.35 (two times) Last: TYR Invitational - Prelims 11/23/13
200 IM 2:12.26 2014 MVC Championships - Prelims 2/13/14

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