UND Roster

2018-19 Swimming and Diving Roster

Meaghan O'Donnell

Breast / Free


Height 5'7''
Class Freshman
Hometown Wayne, NJ
High School Wayne Valley
Bio

AS A JUNIOR (2017-18):

    •    Opened her senior season with a win in the 100 breaststroke (1:02.99) against No. 9 Louisville.
    •    In the dual meet with No. 16 Georgia Tech, placed second in both the 100 breaststroke (1:03.08) and the 200 breaststroke (2:19.16).
    •    Finished second in the 100 breaststroke (1:01.79) against No. 9 Indiana and Cincinnati.
    •    Had another great meet against Illinois and Iowa, winning the 100 breaststroke (1:03.05) and placing second in both the 200 breaststroke (2:18.12) and 100 IM (:57.08).
    •    At the dual meet with No. 25 Florida State, finished second in the 100 breaststroke (1:02.23), 200 breaststroke (2.17.26), and 100 IM (:57.09).
    •    Swam to a first-place finish in the 200 IM (2:05.31) against Ball State and Green Bay.
    •    Competed in the 2018 ACC Championships where she swam the fastest 200 IM (2:01.31) of her career and also posted season-best times in the 100 breaststroke (1:00.75) and 200 breaststroke (2:13.07), including an eighth-place finish in the 100 breaststroke
    •    Ended the season on a high note, winning the 100 breaststroke (1:01.42) at the Boiler-Make-It Invitational.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2016-17):

    •    Against Indiana State and Oakland, won the 200 breaststroke (2:16.11) and came in second in the 100 breaststroke (1:03.04).
    •    Dominated against Georgia Tech and Emory, winning both the 100 breaststroke (1:01.88) and the 200 breaststroke (2:15.03).
    •    Continued her winning streak the following week against Miami (Fla.), Purdue, and Rutgers, again placing first in both the 100 breaststroke (1:01.95) and the 200 breaststroke (2:14.09).
    •    Against Pittsburgh and Virginia Tech, finished first in the 100 breaststroke (1:02.17) and second in the 200 breaststroke (2:14.88).
    •    Placed second in the 100 breaststroke (1:02.70) and third in the 200 breaststroke (2:17.70) against Iowa and Illinois.
    •    Swam to a first-place finish in the 100 breaststroke (1:03.74) at the dual meet with Northwestern.
    •    Finished second in the 100 breaststroke (1:04.08) against IUPUI and Indiana State.
    •    Competed in the 2017 ACC Championships and finished seventh in the 100 breaststroke (1:00.13) and ninth in the 200 breaststroke (2:11.80) with career best times in both events.

AS A FRESHMAN (2015-16):

    •    Made the ACC Championships travel roster, touching the wall in 2:04.95 in the 200 IM and advancing to the finals in 100 breaststroke (1:02.41 finals, 1:02.82 prelims) and 200 breaststroke (2:16.93 finals, 2:16.95 prelims).
    •    Began the season at Dennis Stark Relays, swimming on first place 400 IM (1:00.00 split) and 300 breaststroke (1:06.18 split) relays.
    •    Also swam with sixth place 200 medley relay (:31.28 split) and exhibitioned on 400 medley relay (1:05.91 split).
    •    At Florida Gulf Coast, claimed fourth place in 200 medley relay (:29.88 split), 100 breaststroke (1:05.33) and 200 breaststroke (2:21.56).
    •    Against Michigan State, finished second with 400 medley relay (1:04.91 split) and exhibitioned in 200 breaststroke (2:21.19).
    •    At Purdue the following day, swam to sixth place in 200 medley relay (:28.96 split), seventh in 100 breaststroke (1:05.44) and eighth in 200 breaststroke (2:22.26).
    •    At Virginia Tech, earned two fifth place finishes in the 100 breaststroke (1:05.13) and 400 medley relay (1:05.29) and two sixth place results in 200 medley relay (:29.74 split) and 200 breaststroke (2:21.95).
    •    At Purdue Invitational, touched the wall 11th with 400 medley relay (1:04.06 split) and 12th with 200 medley relay (:29.36 split).
    •    Individually, clocked in at 2:08.98 in 200 IM and :24.54 in 50 freestyle.
    •    Also placed 14th in 100 breaststroke (1:03.89 finals, 1:04.23 prelims) and eighth in the 200 breaststroke (2:19.80 finals, 2:18.80 prelims).
    •    At Virginia, came in fourth in 200 freestyle relay (:24.69 split), fifth in 200 medley relay (:30.49 split), sixth in 100 breaststroke (1:05.23) and seventh with 400 medley relay (1:05.99 split) and 200 breaststroke (2:20.76).
    •    Versus Northwestern, came in second on 400 freestyle relay (:54.75 split) and third in 100 breaststroke (1:05.04) and 200 breaststroke (2:19.63).
    •    Also finished fifth with 200 medley relay (:24.40 split).
    •    In Shamrock Invitational, placed fourth in 400 medley relay (1:04.71 split), fifth in 200 breaststroke (2:20.64), sixth in 100 breaststroke (1:05.17) and 200 medley relay (:29.71 split), seventh with 200 freestyle relay and eighth in 200 IM (2:07.50).

PREP & PERSONAL:

    •    Graduated from Wayne Valley High School (New Jersey) in the spring of 2015.
    •    Earned four letters in swimming.
    •    Versatile swimmer who competed in breaststroke, individual medley, backstroke and sprint freestyle events.
    •    Broke Olympian Rebecca Soni’s New Jersey state record in the 100 breaststroke (1:02.10) at the 2014 NCSA Junior Nationals.
    •    Broke the 50 freestyle and 500 freestyle records at the Passaic County Championships as a senior.
    •    Graduated with all eight individual county records in her name (50 freestyle, 100 freestyle, 200 freestyle, 500 freestyle, 100 breaststroke, 100 backstroke, 200 IM, 100 butterfly).
    •    Tabbed first team All-Passaic County four times and first team All-North Jersey three times throughout career and received the Minds in Motion award (maintaining a 4.0 GPA while participating in a varsity sport) all four years.
    •    Qualified for the USA Swimming Junior Nationals three times (2013-15) and the USA Swimming Senior Nationals once (2014).
    •    Named a Scholastic All-American three times (2013-15).
    •    Finished first in the 200 IM and second in the 100 breaststroke at the state meet as a junior.
    •    Named The Bergen Record Swimmer of the Year and The Star Ledger North Jersey Swimmer of the Year.
    •    Placed third in 100 breaststroke and eighth in 50 freestyle at state meet as a sophomore.
    •    Named The Star Ledger North Jersey Swimmer of the Year.
    •    Claimed fifth in the 100 breaststroke at the state meet as a freshman.
    •    Swam for the Cougar Aquatic Team during club season.
    •    Also played soccer as a freshman.
    •    Out of the pool, participated in National Honor Society, Television Club and Relay for Life.
    •    Was a peer leader at Wayne Valley and was a Hope For Autism Swimming Volunteer.
    •    Also a Merck Science Test participant in 2014.
    •    Meaghan Keri O’Donnell was born in Morristown, New Jersey to Paul and Keri O’Donnell.
    •    Has one older brother, Paul Jr., and one younger sister, Kaitlyn.
    •    Uncle, Dennis Mylan, graduated from Notre Dame in 1967.
    •    Cousin, Kathleen Mylan, also attended Notre Dame and graduated in 2002.
    •    Uncle, John O’Donnell, played football at Wisconsin.
    •    Aunt, Lori Stocker, played softball at the United States Military Academy at West Point.