Kaylee Steffen
Kaylee Steffen

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Oklahoma City, Okla.

High School:
Putnam City West High

Event:
Back/IM

Major:
Elementary Education

07/10/2013

Missouri State Student-Athletes Honored By MVC

More than 200 MSU student-athletes recognized for academic excellence

04/14/2013

Annual Maroon & White Event Brings Out MSU's Best & Brightest

157 Student-Athletes Honored at 3rd Annual Honors Banquet and Awards Ceremony

03/04/2013

Seven Bears Named to 2013 MVC Scholar-Athlete Team

Senior Kaylee Steffen concludes career with MVC Scholar-Athlete award for third straight season

02/20/2013

AD Honor Roll Recipients Recognized at Halftime of Tuesday's Game

More than 200 Missouri State student-athletes earn academic distinction

02/16/2013

Bears Bring Home Unprecedented Sixth Consecutive MVC Title

Nine individual champions, two relays power Missouri State to a 121-point victory

Honors & Awards
2012-13 All-MVC Honorable Mention
2012-13 MVC Scholar-Athlete
2012-13 MSU Jack Steck Inspirational Award
2011-12 All-MVC Honorable Mention
2011-12 MVC Scholar-Athlete
2010-11 All-MVC First Team
2010-11 MVC Scholar-Athlete
2009-10 All-MVC Honorable Mention
MSU Athletics Director's Honor Roll - Spring 2013, Fall 2012, Spring 2012, Fall 2011, Spring 2011, Fall 2010, Spring 2010, Fall 2009

2012-13: Became a four-time all-conference selection with her third All-MVC Honorable Mention honor...Was less than a half second off her career best in the 200 IM prelims (2:08.53) at conference; placed 14th in the B-Final on Day 1 in Carbondale...Improved from her morning time in the 400 IM and finished sixth overall (4:30.82) and second among MSU swimmers...Swam a career best in the 200 back prelims (2:04.95) on Day 3; notched her second top-8 finish of the MVC Championships with an eighth-place finish in the final swim of her collegiate career...Finished the season among the Bears' top-five swimmers in the 1000 free (4th), 200 back (4th) and 200 back (3rd)...Earned a spot on the MVC Scholar-Athlete Team for the third time in as many seasons.

2011-12: Was one of nine Bears on the all-MVC honorable mention squad...Named to the 2012 MVC Scholar-Athlete team...Was one of six MSU swimmers in the A-Final of the 200 IM at the 2012 MVC Championships; finished eighth in the event...Qualified for the A-Final of the 400 IM at conference and swam a career best 4:29.27) to finish fifth...Made the championship final in the 200 back for her third top-eight finish at the MVC meet...During the dual-meet season, she picked up a win in the 200 back at Lindenwood...Qualified for the A-Final in the 400 IM at the UIW Christmas Invitational and finished sixth overall...Finished on the season's top times list in three events including the 200 back (5th) and 400 IM (4th).

2010-11: Was one of 11 MSU swimmers named to the all-MVC first team...In her second MVC Championship meet, she made the A-Final and notched career bests in all three individual events...Earned a bronze medal in the 400 IM (4:32.16) and MSU's second fastest time of the season...Finished fifth in the 200 back (2:06.21) and eighth in the 200 IM (2:08.70)...Followed up a successful freshman year with three top-five times among MSU swimmers in the 200 back, 200 IM and 400 IM.

2009-10: Named All-MVC Honorable Mention as a freshman...Finished top-eight in all three of her individual events at the 2010 MVC Championships...Swam the 200 IM (2:10.08) and placed fifth...Her top finish of the conference meet came in the 400 IM (4:23.60) with a fourth-place performance...Added another fifth-place conference finish to her resume in the 200 back (2:06.59).

Background: Joined the Bears after swimming under the director of coach Wayne Smith at Putnam City West High School...Was Oklahoma state champion in the 100 back as a senior...Named to Oklahoma City all-city first team in 2006 and 2008...Former club teammate of Bears' backstroke record holder Jordan Hawkins...Swam for Chesapeake Swim Club and was awarded the 2008 Central Mega Zones third-place high point award in Indianapolis, Ind.

Personal: Kaylee Michelle Steffen is the daughter of Stan and Shelly Steffen...Born March 6, 1991 in Oklahoma City, Okla....Has one brother, Derek...Majoring in elementary education.

Career Bests at Missouri State
Event Time Opponent/Meet Date
100 Back 59.78 UIW X-Mas Invitational 12/18/11
200 Back 2:04.95 2013 MVC Championships - Prelims 2/16/13
200 IM 2:08.11 2012 MVC Championships 2/16/12
400 IM 4:29.27 2012 MVC Championships 2/17/12

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