MSU Athletics Director's Honor Roll - Spring 2013, Spring 2012
2012-13 Logged first top-16 conference finish of career at 2013 MAC Championships...Placed 17th in the 1-meter diving competition, just missing out on qualifying for the B-Final...Rose to the occasion on 3-meter and secured sixth place in prelims with a personal best score of 305.95; dropped to eighth place in championship final, despite score of 299.30...Picked up his first collegiate victory at Evansville with a win on 3-meter (275.18)...Recorded an MSU career best (264.90) on 1-meter at Drury dual meet in January.
2011-12 Placed 20th in 1-meter diving at the 2012 MAC Championships...Had his highest finish of the conference meet on the 3-meter board; Finished just behind teammate Elijah Swaim in 18th place...Finished second on the season's top performance list in both 1- and 3-meter diving...Had a season-best performance on 1-meter (251.10) at the UIW Christmas Invitational in December...Registered a season best 269.48 on the road versus Drury (1/19).
Background: A three-time letterwinner diving for Chris Murphy at Liberty (Mo.) High School...Concluded high school career by placing second at conference and third at the 2010 MSHSAA State Swimming & Diving Championships (406.05); became first Liberty diver to hit the 400-point plateau since Adam Curnow in 1992...His 6- and 11-dive scores both rank on the LHS all-time top-10 list...A two-time all-conference and all-state honoree...Named diving team captain during his junior and senior campaigns...Finished sixth at conference and 15th at state as a junior.
Personal: Zachary Tyler Wheeler is the son of Brian and Tracy Wheeler...Born December 7, 1992 in Kansas City, Mo...Has two siblings, Aaron Wheeler and Nick Roofener...Majoring in exercise & movement science; would like to become athletic trainer and diving coach following graduation.
|Career Bests at Missouri State
||2013 MAC Championships - Prelims