Awards/Honors 2012-13 Track & Field: MVC Commissioner's Academic Excellence Award ... MVC Honor Roll ... MVC Scholar-Athlete Team ... Missouri State Athletics Director's Honor Roll 2012 Cross Country: MVC President's Council Academic Award ... MVC Scholar-Athlete Team ... Missouri State Athletics Director's Honor Roll 2011-12Track & Field: MVC Commissioner's Academic Excellence Award ... MVC Honor Roll ... MVC Scholar-Athlete Team ... Missouri State Athletics Director's Honor Roll 2011 Cross Country: MVC Scholar-Athlete Team ... MVC All-Conference ... CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-District VII Team ... Missouri State Athletics Director's Honor Roll 2010-11 Track & Field: MVC Scholar-Athlete Team 2010 Cross Country: MVC Scholar-Athlete Team
Personal Bests Mile run (indoor) - 4:54.16 - (Feb. 25, 2012) 800-meter run (indoor) - 2:15.39 - (Feb. 23, 2013) 1,000-meter run (indoor) - 3:04.21 - (Jan. 18, 2013) 3,000-meter run (indoor) - 9:51.65 - (Feb. 9, 2012) 5,000-meter run (indoor) - 17:37.57 - (Feb. 26, 2011) 800-meter run (outdoor) - 2:10.43 - (May 11, 2012) 1,500-meter run (outdoor) - 4:28.37 - (March 30, 2012) 3,000-meter run (outdoor) - 10:23.37 - (April 8, 2011) 5,000-meter run (outdoor) - 17:12.51 - (May 14, 2010) 10,000-meter run (outdoor) - 36:04.82 - (May 13, 2011)
2012 Track & Field Indoor: Helped the Bears win the MVC Indoor title with a personal best time (4:54.16) in the mile run at the MVC Indoor Championships ... Won the 3,000m run in 9:51.65 at the Iowa State Classic ... In a field of 26 runners at the Saluki Open, took fourth in the 3,000m run with a time of 10:27.16.
Outdoor: Earned a fourth-place finish at the MVC Championships in the 1,500m run in 4:29.21 ... Won her heat and ran a personal best 2:10.43 in the 800m prelims at the MVC Championships ... Finished eighth in the MVC Championships 800m run finals in 2:17.24 ... Took fourth place in the MVC Championships 1,500m run with a time of 4:29.21 ... Ran a 2:12.16 in the Arkansas Twilight 800m run, good for a fourth-place finish ... Finished the 1,500m run in 4:28.37 at the Drake Relays, just two seconds off her personal best time ... Earned a third-place finish in the 5,000m run at the John McDonnell Invitational with a time of 17:47.87 ... Narrowly missed winning the 800m run at the Tom Botts Invitational with a time of 2:12.02 ... Teamed with three other MSU runners to take third in the 4x400m relay at the Tom Botts Invitational with a time of 3:47.98 ... Raced to the third-best all-time performance at the Razorback Spring Invitational (4:28.37) in the 1,500m run ... Finished with a time of 4:38.21 at the 1,500m run at the Bobby Lane Invitational.
2011 Cross Country Finished 100th in the NCAA Midwest Regional 6K with a time of 23:06.30 ... Earned MVC All-Conference honor after finishing eighth at the MVC Championships 5K in 18:14.20 ... Logged MSU's fastest time (21:52.90) and placed 50th out of 296 runners at the 6K Chile Pepper Festival ... Finished second overall in 18:02.45 in the blue race 5K at the 10th Annual Greater Louisville Classic, which helped the Bears to a first-place team finish ... Paced the Bears' performance at the Hurricane Festival two-mile race with an eighth-place finish in 11:27 ... Claimed MVC State Farm Good Neighbor Award ... Won MVC Elite 18 Award for academic and athletics excellence ... Named to the MVC Scholar-Athlete Team with a 4.00 GPA.
2011 Track & Field Indoor:Finished third in the Salukis Open in both the 3,000m (10:25.79) and the mile (5:07.57) ... Claimed second in the 3,000m at the Tyson Invitational with a personal best time of 9:56.20.
Outdoor: Placed third at the Tom Botts Invitational with a time of 10:23.37 ... Ran the 5,000m run at the Kansas Relays (17:22.72) and placed second ... Competed in the 10,000m at the Missouri Valley Conference Track and Field Championships, placing fifth with a time of 36:04.82.
2010 Cross Country Won the SIUE Invitational with a 18:29.75 ... Set a personal best in the 5K with a 17:49.43 time at the Chile Pepper Festival ... Finished 16th overall and was the Bears' No. 3 runner at the MVC Championships, running 18:16.04 ... Set her 6K personal best at the NCAA Midwest Regional when she ran 21:36.84.
2010 Track & Field Indoor: At the Indiana Relays, Beaver had her season-best 10:23.98 in the 3,000m ... Set a new personal best 5:04.12 in the indoor mile on Feb. 13 at the Iowa State Classic ... At the MVC indoor championships, Beaver ran a 18:35.43 in the 5,000m, a personal best ... At the MVC Championships she ran herself into MSU's all-time top-five in the 5,000m (17:12.51) and the 10,000m (36:12.12) ... Finished fifth in The Valley in both races.
Outdoor: Did not compete for the Bears during the outdoor season.
2009 Cross Country Ran a 22:19.10 at the Chile Pepper Festival in the 6K race ... Finished 25th at the MVC Championship, finishing at 19:59.00 ... Competed at the Midwest Regional, placing 81st with a time of 22:58.20.
Background Beaver won three-straight Missouri Class 1A state cross country championships ... She is one of only three high school runners in state history to win three state cross country titles ... Only Jamie Vest (MSU '08) had won more state cross country titles than Beaver ... In track competition at the 2A level, she had top state championship finishes of fourth in the 1,600-meters (2008), seventh in the 800-meters (2008), sixth in the 3,200-meters (2007), second in the 4x800m relay (2006) and third in the 4x400m relay (2008).
Personal Emily Dawn Beaver was born July 14, 1991 in Diamond, Mo. ... Daughter of Doug and Nina Beaver ... Has three siblings; brothers Ethan and Ryan, and sister Savannah ... Majoring in English and planning to pursue a career in teaching.