Ali Stauffer
Ali Stauffer

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Joplin, Mo.

High School:
Joplin High

Event:
Free/Fly

Birthdate:
12/10/1989

Major:
Physical Education

06/29/2012

Missouri State Student-Athletes Honored by the MVC

A total of 109 Bears Receive Conference Academic Honors

02/28/2012

Bears Claim 11 Spots on MVC Swimming & Diving Scholar-Athlete Team

Missouri State landed the most athletes on the list of any Valley school

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

02/18/2012

Bears Rise to Occasion During Day 3 Prelims in Carbondale

02/17/2012

Bears Bolster Lead Heading Into Final Day at MVC Championships

Missouri State won three individual events, one relay on Friday

2011-12 All-MVC First Team
2011-12 MVC Scholar-Athlete
2010-11 All-MVC First Team
2009-10 All-MVC First Team

At Missouri State: Stauffer will provide a great deal of leadership and experience in the sprint group. With the departure of Amber Green, the senior will be Missouri State's top returning sprint freestyler this season.

2010-11: Stauffer owned Missouri State's second fastest time in the 50 and 100 free last year as well as the third fastest 100 fly mark. At the MVC Championships, she earned All-MVC first team honors after playing a key role on the Bears' record-breaking relays and her individual performances. Stauffer collected three gold medals in the 200 free, 200 medley and 400 free relays. Individually, Stauffer swam in the A-Final in all three events including a bronze medal in the 100 free and fifth and sixth in the 50 free and 100 fly, respectively.

2009-10: In her second season as a Bear, Stauffer continued to improve. She was a key component in the MVC Championships as she placed in the top-10 in every event in which she competed. She was also the second swimmer in the water for the 200 free relay team that took first in the MVC Championships at 1:34.32.

2008-09: As a freshman, Stauffer competed in three different events (50 free, 100 free and 100 fly) and broke into the season's top-five in all three events. She set two personal bests in the Arkansas-Little Rock Invitational in the 50 free (25.25) and the 100 free (53.48).

Background: Stauffer joined the Bears after lettering all four years in swimming at Joplin High School. Stauffer qualified for state and was named the team's most outstanding swimmer for four consecutive years during her high school career. She placed in the top-16 at the state meet her sophomore year in the 100 free and the 200 medley relay. She set Joplin's 100 fly record and finished in the top-16 in the event at state her junior year. As a senior, Stauffer qualified for state in the 200 IM and the 100 fly.

Personal: Ali Stauffer is the daughter of Galen Stauffer and Nancy Challberg. She was born on December 10, 1989 in Joplin, Mo. and has one sister, Kate Stauffer. She is majoring in physical education.

Career Bests at Missouri State
Event Time Opponent/Meet Date
50 Free 23.92 TYR Invitational 11/18/11
100 Free 52.43 2011 MVC Championships 2/19/11
100 Fly 57.53 2012 MVC Championships 2/17/12

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