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Megan  Drumm - Swimming & Diving - University of Kentucky Athletics

Megan Drumm

  • position Freestyle
  • class Senior
  • Hometown Forest Hill, Md.
  • Major Engineering
  • High school Bel Air High School

Top Times (SCY):
500 Freestyle: 4:45.58 (2023 NCAA Championships, 3/16/23)
1000 Freestyle: 9:42.36 (2023 NCAA Championships, 3/18/23)
1650 Freestyle: 16:09.97 (2023 SEC Championships, 2/18/23)

Top Times (LCM):
400 Freestyle: 4:15.52 (IN Indy Spring Cup, 5/19/23)
800 Freestyle: 8:43.54 (IN Indy Spring Cup, 03/17/23)
1500 Freestyle: 16:51.53 (IN Indy Spring Cup, 05/20/23)

Career Notes:

  • 2022, 2023 NCAA qualifier
  • 2021 U.S. Olympic Trials qualifier
  • 2023 CSCAA Scholar All-America First Team
  • 2021 CSCAA Scholar All-America Honorable Mention
  • 2022, 2023 SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll
  • 2021 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

In the Record Book:

  • No. 4 in 1000 free (2022)
  • No. 5 in 1650 free (2023)

2022-23 (Junior): Qualified for the NCAA Championships for the second straight season … Finished 29th in the 1650 free (16:13.62) and 50th in the 500 freestyle (4:45.58) … Competed at the SEC Championships, taking 14th in the 1650 free (16:09.97) and 27th in the 500 free (4:46.99) … Had top-five finishes against both Louisville and Cincinnati in the 1000 freestyle. 

2021-22 (Sophomore): Had a breakout sophomore season, finishing fifth in the 1650 free (16:11.14) at the SEC Championships … Also raced the 200 free and 500 free at SECs … Qualified for her first-ever NCAA Championships where she achieved a lifetime best of 16:10.90 in the mile to place 23rd overall, also competing in the 500 free … Her 1000 split of 9:46.24 in the mile at NCAAs was also a personal best … Placed 10th in both the 500 free (4:46.97) and mile (16:34.01) as well as 11th in the 200 free (1:47.68) at the midseason Ohio State Invitational … Had 11 top-8 finishes throughout the dual meet season, highlighted by her first collegiate wins in the 500 free (4:56.42) and 1000 free (10:02.35) against Cincinnati … Raced to second in the 500 free (4:52.53) and third in the 1000 free (10:05.55) versus Tennessee … Took fourth in the 500 free (4:49.47) at Louisville.

2020-21 (Freshman): Finished 14th in the 200m free at the 2021 U.S. Olympic Trials Wave I in 2:04.39 … Placed 20th in the 200 back at the SEC Championships with a time of 1:56.42 while also racing the 200 free (1:47.88) and 500 free (4:50.72) … Anchored the 400 free relay in 50.25 as UK won their first-ever SEC title … Finished fourth in the 200 free (1:47.81), fifth in the 50 free (23.12), and 10th in the 100 free (49.99) at the Missouri Invitational … Was the runner-up in the 50 free (24.11) in her Wildcat debut against Vanderbilt … Took third in the 500 free (4:51.54) versus Louisville … Named to the SEC First-Year Honor Roll … Named a CSCAA Scholar All-America Honorable Mention.

Prior to UK: Competed for North Baltimore Aquatic Club, the same program as UK teammates Lauren Poole and Caroline Benda … Junior National qualifier … Placed 10th in the 200m free and 16th in the 50m free at Junior Nationals in 2019 … Eight-time Maryland Short Course Senior champion … USA Swimming Scholastic All-American.

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