Murphy’s personal best time in the 200 freestyle would have qualified her for the B-final at the 2023 MVC Championships this past February.
The Redbirds are looking to build off a historic campaign in 2022-2023 that saw Madyson Morse win three gold medals at the MVC Championships.
Missouri State secured their seventh straight MVC title with a total of 1326 points, while Indiana State earned 2nd in a historic finish.
Missouri State extended their commanding lead, while Illinois State’s Madyson Morse lowered the conference and meet record in the 100 breaststroke.
Missouri State leads by over 100 points, while Illinois State and Indiana State are separated by just one heading into day three.
Defending champions Missouri State collected wins in the 200 medley relay and 800 freestyle relay on night 1 of the 2023 MVC Championships.
Indiana State is in a good position to overthrow Missouri State for the MVC team title, which has belonged to the Bears for the last six years.
Oklahoma State Champion, Sylvia Admire, has announced her commitment to Illinois State University, beginning in the 2023-2024 season.
Lauren Campbell from London, Ontario, has made a verbal commitment to Illinois State’s class of 2027.
Penn won handily at the Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) girls swimming & diving sectionals meet at South Bend Riley
Sydney Hoff from Stevens Point, Wisconsin has announced her intention to swim for the Illinois State Redbirds in the 2021-22 school year.
Nebraska High School State bronze medalist Mia Snow has announced her decision to swim at Illinois State University beginning in the fall of 2021.
High School junior Emma Feltzer has committed to swim for Division I Illinois State beginning fall 2021. She will be joining the Redbirds’ class of 2025.