Becker, Karlsen, Duckworth, Scott and Beaty earn prestigious MVC President’s Council Award
2015 Track a Field Indoor: Competed in seven meets ... Opened the season with an 11th place finish in the mile with a time of 5:26.44 at the Arkansas Invitational (Jan. 9) ... Improved her mile time the following week at the Missouri Invitational (Jan. 16) to finish fourth in 5:21.44 ... Cut off another fraction of a second in the mile at the UAB Vulcan Invite (Jan. 23) with a time of 5:21.43 to finish seventh ... At the UAB Green & Gold Invitational (Jan. 24), ran her first 800m run in 2:32.32 to place 14th ... Lowered her mile time once again at the Tiger Invitational (Feb. 6) to finish 13th in 5:14.36 ... Recorded a PR in the mile at the Purdue Fred Wilt Invitational (Feb. 14) with a time of 5:14.36 ... Competed in the Distance Medley Relay at the MVC Indoor Championships (Feb. 28-Mar. 1) and placed eighth with a time of 12:26.31.
Outdoor: Competed in five meets ... Opened the season at the Arkansas Spring Invitational (Mar. 27-28) with a 19th place finish in the 3,000-meter run in 11:29.06 … Earned 14th in the 1,500m run at the K.T. Wootman Distance Carnival (Apr. 10) with a time of 4:53.73 … At the John Jacobs Invitational (Apr. 17-18), placed 18th in the 800m (2:24.50) and 12th in the 1500m (4:52.50) … Finished ninth in the 1,500m run at the Arkansas Twilight (May 1) with a time of 4:49.17 … At the Missouri Valley Conference Outdoor Championships (May 15-17), placed 24th in the 800-meter run prelims (2:21.10) and 23rd in the 1,500m run prelims (4:47.57).
2014 Track a Field Indoor: Did not compete for the Bears. Outdoor: Did not compete for the Bears.
Background Missed the 2012 cross country season due to injury ... Was a three-time all-state selection in cross country, and a two-time all-state pick in track ... Was part of three district championship cross country squads ... Named the 2012 Aldo Sebben Southwest Missouri Runner of the Year ... As a junior, won a state title in the 800 meters and set a school record in the 1,600 meters (5:17) ... Earned a runner-up finish at state in the 1,600 and claimed district and sectional championships in that event.
Personal Savannah Autumn Beaver was born Sept. 24, 1994 in Joplin, Mo. ... Daughter of Doug and Nina Beaver ... Older sister Emily competed in cross country and track at Missouri State from 2009-2012 ... Has two other siblings, Ethan and Ryan ... Ethan also attended Missouri State ... Lists her biggest sports thrill as winning a state title in the 800 meters ... Plans to major in communications with hopes of starting a career in public relations.