The Missouri State men's swimming and diving team earns four conference championships - behind three Mid-American Conference- and pool-record times - to retake a slim lead heading into the final day of the 2015 MAC Championships
The Bears achieve six season-best times in its final meet before the Mid-American Conference Men's Swimming and Diving Championships in March
Honors & Awards • 2013-14 COSIDA Academic All-District • 2013-14 All-MAC Second Team • 2013-14 Academic All-MAC Team • 2012-13 All-MAC Second Team • MSU Athletics Director's Honor Roll - Fall 2014, Fall 2013, Spring 2013, Fall 2012
2014-15 Season (Junior): Missed first half of season after battling injuries in fall … Made first appearance at the Texas A&M Double Dual (Jan. 8) … Finished eighth in the 100 backstroke and was a member of the Bears’ top-placing 400 freestyle relay team against the nationally-ranked Aggies and Tennessee Volunteers … Competed and had three season-best times at the Mid-American Conference Championship … Advanced to the B-finals in all three events … Overall placed 11th in the 50 freestyle (20.74), 12th in the 200 backstroke (1:49.96) and 14th in the 100 back (50.08) … Also a member of MSU’s 200 freestyle relay A-finals squad that placed fifth at the MAC Championships … Continuously topped times during season … Top time of year in 100 back previously set at ‘Duel in the Pool’ at Drury (Jan. 22), while improved times in the 200 back at Missouri S&T and the Shamrock Invitational … Had top-three times in two events for the Bears.
2013-14 Season (Sophomore): Named to the Capital One Academic All-District At-Large Team as voted on by the College Sports Information Directors of America ... All-MAC Second Team and MAC All-Academic honoree ... Helped set a pool record time of 1:19.84 in the 200 free relay at the MAC championships ... One of four Bears to qualify for finals in the 100 back ... Also won the consolation final of the 50 free (20.62) .... Member of 200 free relay that won event at Shamrock Invitational ... Part of 100 free relay winning squad against Colorado Mesa ... Swam 50 back in time of 23.50 to win consolation final of event at the TYR Invitational on Northwestern campus ... Season-best 20.86 in third-place finish of 50 free ... Also contributed in runner-up finishes in the 200 free relay at the TYR Invite and Missouri Show-Me Showdown.
2012-13 Season (Freshman): Landed a spot on the All-MAC Second Team in his first season with the Bears ... Had a breakout meet at the 2013 MAC Championships, placing top-eight in all three individual events ... Knocked .86 seconds off previous best in 50 free prelims (20.41) to secure the No. 2 seed for finals; highest finisher for the Bears in fourth place (20.61) ... Raced to the fourth-fastest time (49.57) in 100 back prelims on Day 2, shaving nearly 2 seconds off season best; finished seventh overall at 49.86 in finals ... Closed out MAC Championship debut with a 5-second drop in the 200 back prelims (1:47.60); finished eighth overall ... Earned a spot on the Bears' second-place 200 free relay; split 20.10 as the second leg of the relay ... Cracked Missouri State's all-time top-five in the 200 back at No. 4 ... Finished the season among the Bears' top-five swimmers in the 50 free (2nd), 100 back (3rd) and 200 back (3rd).
Background: Springfield, Mo., native ... Previously swam club for head coach Dave Collins and Missouri State Aquatics ... Finished high school career at Glendale with a state title in the 100 backstroke (51.59) and second-place finish in the 50 free (21.00) ... Was a member of the Glendale 200 medley relay (2nd) and 400 free relay (3rd) at state ... Qualified for the 2011 NCSA Junior National Championships as a junior; competed in the 50 and 100 back ... Ranked as Missouri's fourth-best recruit in 2012, according to CollegeSwimming.com.
Personal: Jack Harrison Snow is the son of Kerry and Laura Snow, both SMS graduates ... Born May 10, 1994 in Springfield, Mo. ... Has two siblings, also collegiate swimmers; Sara is a senior at the University of Kansas; twin brother, Luke, is a sophomore at the University of Iowa...Majoring in biology; would like to attend dental school following graduation.