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.
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.