Missouri State’s Anna Miller Named MVC Swimmer of the Week

Courtesy: MVC Sports

This week’s Missouri Valley Conference swimmer of the week is Anna Miller of Missouri State, and the diver of the week is Eva Reyes of Illinois State.

Swimmer:
Anna Miller, Sr., St. Louis, Mo. (Missouri State)
Miller broke her school and Missouri Valley Conference record by registering a time of 22.13 to win the 50 freestyle at the Purdue Invitational on Nov. 18. The time was the sixth-fastest among all collegiate swimmers this year, breaking her previous record by over one-tenth of a second. Miller also recorded a second-place finish in the 100 freestyle by clocking a time of 48.70, which was the second-fastest time in school history. In addition to her individual performances, she helped the 400 freestyle relay team record a fifth-place finish.

Diver:
Eva Reyes, Fr., San Diego, Calif., (Illinois State)

Redbird freshman diver Eva Reyes continues to impress meet after meet, breaking an Illinois State school record in the platform dive (5) with a score of 209.15 on the final day of the three-day Purdue Invitational. In her first time competing in the platform dive this season, Reyes broke Caroline Lecoeur’s 2019 record of 177.10 by 32.05. Already having qualified for NCAA Zones in both the 1-meter and 3-meter dives, Reyes took seventh in the 1-meter dive finals with a score of 279.50 and took 12th in the 3-meter dive with a score of 228.05. Her best score in the 3-meter dive was in the prelims, however, scoring a 245.80 to advance to the finals.

Courtesy: Missouri State Athletics

ST. LOUIS – Anna Miller of the Missouri State women’s swim team was named Missouri Valley Conference Swimmer of the Week the league announced Tuesday (Nov. 23).

Miller broke her school and MVC record by registering a time of 22.13 to win the 50 freestyle at the Purdue Invitational on Nov. 18. The time was the sixth-fastest among all collegiate swimmers this year, breaking her previous record by over one-tenth of a second. Miller also recorded a second-place finish in the 100 freestyle by clocking a time of 48.70, which was the second-fastest time in school history. In addition to her individual performances, she helped the 400 freestyle relay team record a fifth-place finish.

She is the reigning MVC Swimmer of the Year after winning all three of her events in record-breaking fashion at last season’s championships. The St. Louis, Mo., product has 20 career MVC golds and holds school records in the 50 and 100-meter freestyles, in addition to the 100-yard butterfly.

The Bears will be back in action on Dec. 4 when they host Missouri at Hammons Student Center. Start time is set for Noon.

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