Swimming & Diving
Megan Eppler - Swimming & Diving - University of Kentucky Athletics


  • class Senior
  • High school El Diamante

2011-12: Qualified for U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials in 2012 … Finished the season with team-high 11 individual victories on the season for the women while finishing with top team times in the 50-freestyle and 100-freestyle events, each coming in the SEC Championships … Competed in all of Kentucky’s relay events … Picked up her first wins of the season at Vanderbilt claiming first place in the 50-freestyle and the 100-freestyle, her specialty events … Had two second place finishes in the 50-freestyle and 100-freestyle in a meet with Southern Illinois and Missouri … Earned a second place time at the Tennessee Invitational in the 50-freestyle … Took first place against Indiana River State College in the 50 LC meter freestyle … Claimed victories at Alabama in the 50-freestyle and the 100-freestyle … Had two wins at Emory in the 200- and 100-freestyle events … Grabbed two more wins in the 50- and 100-freestyle events over Cincinnati … Capped off the regular season with two more wins, including the 50-freestyle and 100-freestyle … Finished in 17th in the 50-freestyle while placing 10th in the 100-freestyle at the SEC Championships.

2010-11:Won the 50 freestyle in Kentucky’s dual meet against Southern Illinois and Missouri … Won the 50 freestyle at Indiana … Finished in third place in the finals of the 50 freestyle at the Tennessee Swimming/Diving Invitational … Earned a top-16 finish in the backstroke at the Tennessee Swimming/Diving Invitational … Came in 18th place in the 50 freestyle at the SEC Swimming and Diving Championships … Had a top-20 showing in the 200 freestyle at the SEC Swimming and Diving Championships

2009-10: Scored points as a freshman at the SEC Championships placing 15th in the 200-backstroke … Tapped in 21st in the 100-backstroke and 37th in the 500-freestyle at the conference meet … Placed third in the 200-backstroke at the UT Invite and sixth in the 100-back … Recorded personal best time in 200-backstroke at SEC Championships with a time of 1:58.40 … Had seven top-three finishes at dual meets in the backstroke events.

Pre-College: A four-time most valuable swimmer at El Diamante … School was league champions in each of her four seasons … Captured individual championships in the 200-individual medley and the 500-freestyle as a sophomore … Competed at the short course national meet in 2005 and 2008 … Chose UK because she felt at home with the team and the school.

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