Dawn Richerson
Dawn Richerson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Mansfield, Texas

High School:
Mansfield Legacy High

Last College:
North Texas

Event:
Free

Birthdate:
03/14/1990

02/18/2012

Bears Crowned MVC Champs for Fifth Straight Year

Missouri State wins by 252 points over Illinois State; second-largest margin of victory in MSU history

02/17/2012

Bears Bolster Lead Heading Into Final Day at MVC Championships

Missouri State won three individual events, one relay on Friday

02/17/2012

Bears' Depth Evident During Second Day of MVC Championships

Balzam, Sander and Ahlin head into finals as top seeds

02/16/2012

Bears Build 68-Point Lead After Day One at MVC Championships

Three MSU varsity records were broken Thursday evening

02/14/2012

Bears Unanimous Favorites for State Farm MVC Swimming & Diving Championships

Missouri State in the hunt for its fifth-consecutive women's title

2011-12 All-MVC Honorable Mention

At Missouri State:
Richerson transferred to Missouri State from North Texas for her final season of eligibility and can provide some much-needed depth in the distance events.

Background: Richerson spent three years swimming for the University of North Texas under head coach Joe Dykstra. In her final season with the Mean Green, Richerson posted lifetime bests at the Sun Belt Conference Championships and came away with an individual title in the 1,650 free (16:50.31).

In addition, the Mansfield, Texas native recorded a fourth-place finish in the 500 free (4:55.38) and fifth place in the 200 free (1:51.10). Richerson lettered all four years at Mansfield Legacy High School and holds five individual school records there. The three-time regional qualifier was named 5A All-State Honorable Mention in the 50 and 100 free at a junior.

Personal: Dawn Renee Richerson is the daughter of Ben and Donna Richerson. She was born on March 14, 1990 in Honolulu, Hawaii. She has one sister, Kim. Richerson plans to get her master of arts in history.

Career Bests at Missouri State
Event Time Opponent/Meet Date
100 Free 54.78 UIW X-Mas Invitational 12/19/11
200 Free 1:52.20 2012 MVC Championships 2/17/12
500 Free 5:02.50 2012 MVC Championships 2/16/12
1000 Free 10:28.78 2012 MVC Championships 2/18/12
1650 Free 17:20.30 2012 MVC Championships 2/18/12

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