The Bears' women's swimming and diving team has three individuals crowned champions as Missouri State wins its eighth straight Missouri Valley Conference Championship and 12th title in the last 13 years
Several swimmers earn bids to the podium as the Missouri State women's swimming and diving team continues to lead the team standings on Friday before heading into the final day of competition
Awards and Honors • 2014-15 All-MVC Honorable Mention
2014-15 Season (Sophomore): All-MVC honorable mention selection ... Advanced to A-finals of the 200 backstroke in the Missouri Valley Conference Championship behind her top time of the season in the preliminaries (2:04.92) ... Lifetime best in the prelims of the 100 butterfly with a time of 1:00.16 ... Had another season-best time in the 100 backstroke (58.27) ... Member of `B' 200 medley relay squad that finished fifth at the MVC meet among all teams ... Improved 200 back times in a dual at Missouri (Oct. 31) and the Louisville Invitational (Nov. 21-23) ... Also earned top time heading into MVC meet in the 100 back at the `Duel in the Pool' at Drury (Jan. 22) ... Finished season with top-five times in two events for the Bears.
2013-14 Season (Freshman):Swam in multiple events for the Bears ... Set personal bests in numerous meets, with her having her best overall performance at the TYR Invitational on the campus of Northwestern ... Broke her personal 100 back record during the preliminary round of the Missouri Valley Conference championships with a time of 57.94.
Background: Coached by David Lynn at SwimTulsa ... Qualified for the 2013 Spring Sectional meet in Jenks, Okla., and was a finalist in the 200-yard backstroke (2:08.37) ... Holds four short-course meter (SCM) age-group records for the state of Oklahoma, including the 50 fly, 100 fly and 200 IM set in 2008, along with the 400 IM in 2010 ... Was an Oklahoma age-group champion and high-point winner with SwimTulsa ... Ranked as Oklahoma's seventh-best recruit for the class of 2013, according to CollegeSwimming.com.
Personal: Quincy Violet Howell is the daughter of Jason and Kristen Howell ... Born Oct. 12, 1995 in Stillwater, Okla. ...Has two siblings, Liberty and Cecilia ... Plans to major in Speech Pathology.