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Mikayla DePover ‘19 Recruiting Profile

  • Rock Island High School
  • ROCK ISLAND, IL
  • Women's Swimming
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Mikayla DePover's Women's Swimming Recruiting Profile
Club:
Valparaiso University
Height:
5'5"
Weight:
140
Age:
20
Prim. Position:
100 Breast
Sec. Position:
200 Breast
100 Breast LCM
1:19.68
100 Breast SCY
1:05.07
200 Breast LCM
2:52.62
200 Breast SCY
2:24.38
200 IM LCM
2:44.36
200 IM SCY
2:11.32
100 Fly LCM
1:10.14
100 Fly SCM
1:37.24
100 Fly SCY
0:57.70
  • 2018 Highlights

Personal Statement

I have been in competitive swimming since I was 7 years old.  I began swimming and still swim during the high school & college off seasons ,I can’t wait every season to get back to swimming and improving my times. I have swam on the Varsity High School team my Freshman through Senior years. I have also dove for my high school team my Freshman & Sophomore years. I was named a captain my Junior & Senior year seasons. I enjoy swimming Breaststroke and Fly. In addition, I am a solid utility swimmer who enjoys swimming relays, the IM, and all sprints for my team. I was a part of the Varsity Medley Relay Team that set a new Rock Island High School record during the 2015 season.  A record that stood for 20 years prior to the 2015 season. Then during the 2016, 2017, & 2018 Girls swim season, we broke the then one-year-old record in the Medley Relay again all three years. Our relay also qualified to swim at Illinois High School state swim meet during the 2016 & 2018 seasons. I also was able to break a 20-year-old school record in the 100-yard breaststroke during our 2016 season. The 2017 & 2018 seasons, I was able to set a new record in the 100 breaststroke, breaking my new record I set the prior season. I also qualified individually for Illinois High School state in the 100 Breaststroke in both my 2017 & 2018 swim seasons. I also qualified for state in the 100 butterfly during my 2018 high school season. In addition to swimming the last three years at state for my high school team, I have swum in both Illinois Age Group State and Senior State Championship meets multiple times both in the Breaststroke and the 100 Butterfly and also as a part of a Medley Relay team for The Rock Island County Orcas. In March 2017 I qualified and swam at Speedo Sectionals in Iowa City, IA. In March 2018 I again qualified and swam at Speedo Sectionals in Pleasant Prairie, WI. In addition to high school swim season, I also participated in cross country for Rock Island High School during the fall semester of my Freshman year.  Recently, I just finished up my Sophomore year, Spring 2021 at  Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, IN. I have decided to transfer from  Valparaiso University and I have entered the transfer portal. During the last 2 years at Valparaiso University I was  part of a record setting 400 Medley Relay, the school record holder in  the 100 IM and multiple top ten finishes in multiple strokes. I finished tenth this past season in the 100 breaststroke at the Missouri Valley Conference  Championship. I mainly swam breaststroke(100 & 200) and 100 fly and  IM (100 & 200). Currently, in the off season, I swim for the Piranhas Swim Club  in Pleasant Valley, IA.

During the Spring semesters, I played Varsity Girls Soccer. I have been the starting goalie for our 2016-2018 Varsity teams. At the conclusion of our 2018 Spring season, I earned All Conference, Western Big 6, Honorable Mention as a Goalie. I was also named as All Metro 1st Team. I do have forward, midfielder and defender experience also. During our Freshman soccer tournament in May 2016, I was able to play forward and scored two goals in our first game. I played travel club soccer for 7 years before taking a break to concentrate on my swimming.

Academically I was able to take one Honors class my freshman year, Honors English. I also made the Honor Roll both semesters and finished with an unweighted GPA of 3.69 for the year. My sophomore year I took Honors English and Honors Chemistry.  My junior year I took an AP English class. I also became a provisional member of the National Honors Society and again I am on the Honor Roll. Currently, my unweighted GPA is a 3.71 and a 3.74 weighted GPA after completing my Junior year. I am also a Charles O. Austin, Jr. Scholar, designated for students who have earned a 3.5 GPA for 6 consecutive semesters.

I plan to major in Elementary Education with a minor in Math & Special Ed.

Athletics

High School Information

  • Years w/ Varsity:
  • 4 years
  • 2018 Varsity Team
  • Individual Awards:
    Captain, 1st Team All-Conference
  • Team Awards:
    4th place out of 14 teams at Sectional, Conference 2nd Place
  • Season Schedule
  • 2017 Varsity Team
  • Individual Awards:
    1st Team All-Conference, Captain, 2017 All Metro Swimmer of the Year
  • Team Awards:
    , Conference Champions, Sectional 3rd Place, Conference Champs
  • Season Schedule
  • 2016 Varsity Team
  • Individual Awards:
    1st Team All-Conference, All - Metro 1st team
  • Team Awards:
    Sectional 3rd Place, Conference 2nd Place
  • Season Schedule
  • 2015 Varsity Team
  • Individual Awards:
    1st Team All-Conference, All Metro 1st team
  • Team Awards:
    Conference 2nd Place

Club Information

  • Seasons of Club Experience:
  • 4 seasons
  • 2021 Valparaiso University
  • Notes: Sophomore Season August 2020 - April 2021
  • 2018 Moline Blue Marlins (IL) (High School Level)
  • Notes: Fall/Winter 2018 season & Summer 2018 Season
  • 2017 Rock Island County Orcas (Gold Level)
  • 2016 Rock Island County Orcas (Gold Level)

Coach References

  • High School Head Coach
  • Dave Busch
  • Travel / Club Coach
  • Michael Roche
  • High School Head Coach
  • Melissa Messerschmidt
  • High School Head Coach
  • Grant Bramer
  • Travel / Club Coach
  • Grant Bramer
  • Travel / Club Coach
  • Kristen Rutkowski

Additional Sports

  • Soccer
  • F
  • 3 Years
  • Varsity Team
  • Starting Varsity Goalie all 3 years. 2018 Western Big 6 All-Conference Honorable Mention as a Goalie. 2016 All Metro Team Honorable Mention. 2018 All Metro First Team
  • Cross Country
  • F
  • 1 Year
  • Junior Varsity Team
  • Ran cross country my freshman year during fall semester in conjunction with high school swim season.

Academics

Grades

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Test Scores

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High School Information

High School:
Rock Island High School
State:
ILLINOIS
Phone:
(309) 793-5950

Academic Accomplishments

Honors Classes:
Yes. Honors English - freshman year Honors English - sophomore year Honors Chemistry - sophomore year
AP Classes:
Yes. English Language & Composition - junior year English Lit & Composition - senior year Statistics - senior year
Registered with the NCAA Eligibility Center?
Yes

Awards, Achievements and Activities

  • Award
    • Honor Roll National Honor Society Member Charles O. Austin
  • Award
    • Jr. Scholar recipient Two Time Western Big Six Academic All-Conference IHSA Academic Award Scholastic Pin Recipient
  • Activity
    • Student Ambassador

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Statistics

Event 2021 Valparaiso 2018 Varsity Te 2018 Moline Blu 2017 Varsity Te 2016 Varsity Te 2016 Rock Islan 2015 Varsity Te
50Y Free 26.99 25.83 26.26 26.73 27.28 26.22 (7/2016)
50Y Breast 32.37
100Y Breast 1:05.36 1:05.27 1:07.90 107.31 1:08.73 1:10.08 (2/2016) 1:11.29 (11/2015)
200Y Breast 2:24.38 2:36.59 2:31.84 (7/2016)
50Y Fly 28.34 30.15 (2/2016)
100Y Fly 1:01.07 57.70 1:01.14 59.85 1:01.78 1:02.28 (7/2016)
200Y Med Relay (Split) 29.47 - Breast 25.59 (fly) 30.72(breast) 29.96 (Breaststroke) 30.55 (Breaststroke)
400Y Med Relay (Split) 1:05.86
200Y IM 2:15.15 2:18.49 2:16.63 2:22.92 2:21.37 (7/2016)
100Y Free 57.46 56.23 58.24 59.14 57.69 (7/2016)
200Y Free 2:05.96 2:09.65 2:14.81 (11/2015)
500Y Free 5:49.66 5:50.16 5:54.92
200Y Free Relay (Split) 23.94 26.26 (lead off) 25.96
400Y Free Relay (Split) 56.99 54.71
50M Free 29.55 30.35 (6/2016)
200M Free 2:33.70 2:35.49 (7/2015)
400M Free 5:27.83
800M Free 11:48.43
1500M Free 22:15.10
100Y Back 1:07.15 1:09.72 (2/2016)
200M Back 3:05.28
100M Breast 1:19.68 1:23.95 (7/2013)
200M Breast 2:52.62 3:06.56 (6/2016)
50M Fly 32.22 35.96 (6/2015)
100M Fly 1:10.73 1:15.92 (6/2016)
200M Fly 2:48.95
200Y Fly 2:21.85 2:42.70 (6/2016)
200M Med Relay (Split) 31.45 (breast)
200M IM 2:44.36 2:22.52 2:45.91 (6/2016)
400M IM 5:59.29
400Y IM 5:00.09
100M Free 1:07.78 (6/2016)
100M Back 1:24.55 (7/2015)
200Y Back 2:39.30 (2/2016)
 

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