2018 Girls Swimming and Diving Finalists
Cape Central, Freshman
Stempkovski’s arrival provided a big injection to the Tigers young core. She was undaunted in the spotlight, winning a conference championship in the 100-yard breaststroke and a runner-up finish in the 200 freestyle. At state, she finished sixth in the 100 breast, 11th in the 200 free and helped the 200 medley relay to an all-state finish.
Cape Central, Junior
McDonald became a leader for the Tigers and set the tone with conference titles in both the 50-yard freestyle and 100 free. At state, she reached the consolation final in both the 100 butterfly and 100 breastroke and helped her 200 medley relay squad to an all-state finish.
Littleton was a standout for the Indians, bringing home a SEMO Conference title by winning both the 200-yard freestyle and also finishing as runner-up in the 500 free. She traveled to state and finished 12th in the 500 free and 15th in the 200 free.
Poplar Bluff, Senior
Norwood has long been the queen of swimming in Southeast Missouri, and she capped an extraordinary career with a fourth consecutive SEMO Conference MVP title. The two-time Semoball Awards Girls Swimmer of the Year was a conference champ in the 200-yard independent medley and 500 free and finished third in the 100 butterfly and fourth in the 200 IM at the state meet. She will continue her swimming career at Maryville University.
Poplar Bluff, Junior
The three-time Semoball Awards finalist, McAtee continued to perform at a high level for the Mules. She was a dual conference champ in the 100-yard butterfly and 100 backstroke. She swam in four events at the state championship meet, including a ninth-place result in the 100 fly.