In the Missouri Valley Conference Championships this past April, the duo led the Bears to their fifth-straight title.
Annya Grom broke a pair of school records, one in the 50 free and one in the 100 free, on Friday as part of a tri meet in Illinois.
Howell, a senior from Bixby, Okla., broke a school record, won two individual events and led a relay team to victory Sunday at Missouri.
Seniors Libby Howell and Ashley Yarbrough were named Missouri Valley Conference Swimmer and Diver of the Week after winning two events apiece against Drury.
In a two-day meet the UIndy women came out 2-0 with five broken records, beating Missouri State 187.5-179.5 and Indiana State 195-173.
Missouri State has been unanimously selected by the league coaches as the favorite to win the Missouri Valley Conference women’s swimming and diving title.
Entering as back-to-back Missouri Valley Conference champions, the Missouri State women’s swimming and diving team will look to take the crown yet again at the 2019 MVC Championship, hosted by the Bears at the Mizzou Aquatic Center in Columbia, Mo. from Feb. 20-23.
The Drury women’s swimming & diving team won 10 of 11 swimming events in Thursday’s ‘Duel in the Pool’ to pick up a 136-105 win over Missouri State, while the men fell to the Bears 169-65.
Standouts Artur Osvath and Libby Howell each collected three individual titles as the Missouri State swimming and diving team notched its second straight sweep in a two-day period at Southern Illinois Saturday morning.
The Kansas women’s swimmers defeated South Dakota 252-98 and Missouri State 219-128 at the Tri-Duals Friday and Saturday.
The Missouri State’s swimming and diving team will look to replicate its success from last year as the Bears compete in a double duel against Kansas and South Dakota Oct. 12-13 in Lawrence Kan.
Northern Iowa’s Crystal Florman was tabbed as Missouri Valley swimmer of the week, while Indiana State rookie Elle Christie was named diver of the week.
Missouri State has been unanimously selected as the favorite to claim the Missouri Valley Conference women’s swimming and diving title in voting done by the league’s eight head coaches.
Eight student-athletes came away with individual victories in the Missouri State swimming and diving team’s win over the Drury Panthers, Friday night at Hammons Student Center.