Ibby Simcox
Ibby Simcox

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Blue Springs, Mo.

High School:
Blue Springs High

Event:
Fly/IM

Major:
Elementary Education

10/17/2014

Comeback leads to Strong Showing in Duel in the Pool for Bears

The Missouri State men's and women's swimming teams hit their stride midway through annual Duel in the Pool to earn near Sweep of Drury

10/10/2014

Bears Sweep Purple Aces in First Dual Victory

Missouri State sets the pace in a sweep for the men's and women's swimming and diving teams over Evansville on Friday

02/27/2014

Thirteen Swimming & Diving Bears Named to MVC Scholar-Athlete Team

Missouri State earns more honorees than any other Valley school

02/14/2014

MSU Widens lead on Day 2 of MVC Swimming & Diving Championships

Bears win four more events; Up by 186 points going into final day

02/13/2014

Swimming & Diving Bears Jump Out to First-Day Lead at MVC Championships

MSU wins four events; lead second-place SIU by 95.5 points

02/16/2013

Highlights from Day Two of the MVC Swimming & Diving Championships

Highlights from Day Two of the MVC Swimming & Diving Championships

Honors & Awards
2013-14 All-MVC Honorable Mention
2013-14 MVC Scholar Athlete
MSU Athletics Director's Honor Roll - Fall 2013, Spring 2013, Fall 2012

2013-14: 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: 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 elementary education.

Career Bests at Missouri State
Event Time Opponent/Meet Date
50 Free 25.41 Purdue Invitational 11/16/12
200 Free 1:54.39 TYR Invitatational - Prelims 11/23/13
100 Back 1:00.88 TYR Invitatational - Prelims 11/23/13
50 Fly 26.02 TYR Invitatational - Prelims 11/24/13
100 Fly 56.63 2014 MVC Championships 2/14/14
200 Fly 2:03.74 2013 MVC Championships - Finals 2/16/13
200 IM 2:06.55 2014 MVC Championships - Prelims 2/13/14

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