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 CollegeSwimming.com 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.