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
Gold-medal winners Dora Kiss and Lauren Pavel break conference and school records as the Missouri State women's swimming and diving team continues its goal towards an eighth-straight MVC championship Thursday
Highlights from Day Two of the MVC Swimming & Diving Championships
Honors & Awards · 2014-15 All-MVC First Team · 2014-15 MVC Scholar-Athlete Team · 2013-14 All-MVC Honorable Mention · 2013-14 MVC Scholar-Athlete Team · MSU Athletics Director's Honor Roll - Fall 2014, Fall 2013, Spring 2013, Fall 2012
2014-15 Season (Junior): Named to the All-MVC First Team and MVC Scholar-Athlete Team ... Finished with two-personal best times at the Missouri Valley Conference Championship, including an individual-best bronze medal in the 200 butterfly (2:02.41) … Made second individual podium appearance by claiming fifth in the 100 butterfly (56.86) … Finished ninth overall in the 200 IM with a lifetime mark of 2:06.26 … Won gold and silver medals as a member of Bears relay squads at the MVC meet … Helped break a school record in the 800 free relay in a runner-up performance with a time of 7:20.77 … Got first place in the 200 medley relay as the third leg of an MVC-winning squad with a time of 1:42.82 … Led the Bears in the 100 butterfly with a career best time of 56.56 in the Louisville Invitational (Nov. 21-23) … Also broke a then top personal mark in the 200 IM B-finals … Earned second and fourth in the 200 fly and 200 IM, respectively, in the ‘Duel in the Pool’ at Hammons Student Center (Oct. 16) … Also picked up a runner-up finish in the Truman State dual at HSC (Jan. 17) … Had top-five times in three events for the Bears with the second fastest time among MSU swimmers in the 100 fly.
2013-14 Season (Sophomore):Honorable mention on all-MVC team ... Named an MVC Scholar Athlete ... Competed in multiple events individually and with relays ... Had the top time in the consolation final in the 200 fly (2:01.44) at the TYR Invitational on the campus of Northwestern ... Member of 200 medley relay that swam top time of 1:48.12 against Evansville ... Finished seventh at the MVC championships in the 200 IM (2:07.19) ... Took third place in the 100 fly at the Arkansas dual meet with a time of 1:00.36 .. Also finished third in the 200 fly (2:09.25) in dual meet against Drury.
2012-13 Season (Freshman): Named to the 2013 All-MVC First Team in her first season with the Bears ... Tabbed MSU Female Freshman Swimmer of the Year ... Qualified for the championship final in all three individual events at the 2013 MVC Championships ... Moved up two spots from prelims to take fifth in the 200 IM (2:06.99) on Day 1; dropped more than 3 seconds off previous season best ... Registered highest finish at conference with a third-place finish in the 100 fly (56.71); less than .25 seconds separated Simcox and sixth-place competitor ... Concluded her MVC Championship debut with another fifth-place performance, this time in the 200 fly (2:03.74) ... Made her way onto the Bears' all-time top-five list in the 100 and 200 fly at No. 4...Won the 200 fly at MSU's Senior Day dual versus Truman State ... Finished the season among the Bears' top-five swimmers in the 100 fly (2nd), 200 fly (4th) and 200 IM (5th).
Background: Simcox is a butterfly/IM swimmer from Blue Springs, Mo. ... Swam for Kansas City Blazers ... Ranked as the ninth-best recruit in the state of Missouri by CollegeSwimming.com ... As a junior, finished fifth place in the 200 IM (2:09.15) and 100 fly (57.91) at the 2011 MSHSAA girls state meet ... Was a captain for the Wildcats as a junior ... Also named the All-Metro Missouri Girls Swimmer of the Year by The Kansas City Star as a junior ... Earned all-state, all-metro, all-conference and all-area honors in 2011 ... A two-time Examiner Swimmer of the Year ... Earned All-American honors as a freshman.
Personal: Isabella Nicole Simcox is the daughter of Mark and Ana Simcox ... Born May 15, 1994 in Blue Springs, Mo. ... Has one brother, Nick ... Plans to major in International business.