Shawna Elsey
Shawna  Elsey

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Olathe, Kan.

High School:
Olathe East HS

Event:
Free/Back

Major:
Marketing Research

04/05/2016

Tweleve MSU Swimmers Placed on MVC Scholar-Athlete Team

Elsey and Zupan hold highest GPA’s to lead Bears academically

02/20/2016

MSU Falls to SIU in Dramatic MVC Championship Finish

Bears lose by just half a point; result determined by final race

02/19/2016

Bears Gain Control of MVC Championship Lead After Day 3

Three Bears earn individual titles and MSU wins 400 medley relay to propel to top of leaderboard

01/16/2016

Bears Cruise Past Bulldogs for Swimming & Diving Sweep

MSU wins 23 of 28 events

11/21/2015

Missouri State Gains Ground at Purdue Invitational

Kiss breaks 100 fly school record established in 2009

Honors & Awards
2015-16 MVC Scholar-Athlete Team
2014-15 MVC Scholar-Athlete Team
MSU Athletics Director's Honor Roll - Fall 2015, Spring 2015, Fall 2014, Fall 2013

2015-16 Season (Junior): Completed lifetime best and season best marks at the 2016 MVC Championship … Topped career time in the 200 free (1:53.84) during prelims … Also notched a season-best 53.33 in the 100 free prelims … Had three separate top times of the year at the Purdue Invitational … Events at the Invite topped include the 500 free (5:07.79), the 50 free (24.69) and the 200 free … Competed throughout the 2015-16 season in primarily freestyle events for the Bears … Finished season with top-five times in three events for MSU, including third fastest mark in the 200 free.

2014-15 Season (Sophomore):
Bears swimmer finished the season with three top-five times among MSU athletes, including the fourth fastest marks in the 100 and 200 freestyle events ... Appeared in the Missouri Valley Conference Championship, qualifying for the 100 free B-finals which she touched in with a season-best 52.23 ... Completed a lifetime mark of 5:06.40 in the 500 freestyle at the Louisville Invitational (Nov. 21) ... Active in a majority of Missouri State competitions ... Placed third in the 1000 freestyle in the Truman State dual at Hammons Student Center.

2013-14 Season (Freshman): Swam in freestyle, backstroke and butterfly events for the Bears ... Set majority of personal-best marks at the TYR Invitational on the campus of Northwestern ... Swam a season-best 2:17.98 time in the 200 back at the Oklahoma Splash Bash ... Also set her best time in the 100 fly (1:04.26) in a dual meet against Arkansas.

Background:
Coached by David Youker at Olathe (Kan.) East High ... A member of the Kansas City Blazers swim club; previously swam with KC Swim Academy ... A six-time finalist at the KSHSAA state meet ... Garnered all-league, all-metro, all-city and all-state honors in her first three seasons with the Hawks ... In 2012, Elsey was state runner-up in the 100 free (53.06) and picked up a bronze medal in the 50 free ... Her sophomore season she helped rewrite the records in the 200 and 400 free relays; individually she finished fourth in both the 50 and 100 free...Set the Olathe East school record in the 50 free with her fourth-place finish at state as a freshman ... Named to the USA Swimming Scholastic All-American team in 2011.

Personal: Shawna Marie Elsey is the daughter of David and Tami Elsey ... Born Aug. 7, 1995 in Shawnee Mission, Kan. ... Has two older brothers, Ryan and Dylan ... Brother, Ryan, swam at the NCAA Division III level for Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Va. ... Plans to major in business and economics at Missouri State.

Career Bests at Missouri State
Event Time Opponent/Meet Date
100 Back 59.87 TYR Invitational - Prelims 11/23/13
200 Back 1:17.98 vs. TCU 12/15/13
100 Fly 1:04.26 vs. Arkansas 11/9/13
50 Free 24.69 Purdue Invitational - Prelims 11/20/15
100 Free 53.05 2015 MVC Championships 2/21/15
200 Free 1:53.84 2016 MVC Championships - Prelims 2/19/16
500 Free 5:06.40 Louisville Invitational 11/21/14

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