Bears men and women hold leads going into last event in close dual
Awards and Honors • 2014-15 All-MVC Honorable Mention
2014-15 Season (Junior): Competed in primarily backstroke events for the Bears throughout season … Earned first-place finish in the C-final behind a season-best 2:06.09 in the 200 back and completed a personal-best 57.59 in the 100 back during the 2016 MVC Championship … Had a top three showing in the Bears’ victory over Drury at Hammons Student Center on Oct. 16 as well as a top five finish versus Southern Illinois on Oct. 10 … Set multiple season-best times previously at the Purdue Invitational … Finished season with top-five times in two events for MSU, including fourth fastest mark in the 100 back.
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.