UND Roster

2009-10 Swimming and Diving Roster

Megan Farrell


Class Senior
Hometown Hopkinton, MA
High School Hopkinton

AS A SENIOR (2009-10): Closed her NotreDame career with top 10 performances in schoolhistory in both the 200 free and 200 IM … amongthe top five performers in school history in the200 and 400 IM and the 200 free events, whichincludes being in a tie for the second fastest per-former in the 200 free … swam to season-besttimes in at the BIG EAST Championships, whichincluded times of 2:02.79 in the 200 IM (sixthplace), 4:22.41 in the 400 IM (seventh place) and1:49.64 in the 200 free (seventh place) … set twoadditional season-best times at the HoosierlandInvitational with her performances in the prelimi-nary sessions of the 200 back (2:04.30) and 100free (51.70) … claimed the team[apos]s top 200 freetime on the season with her performance at theleague meet … claimed the fourth and fifth fast-est performances in the 400 and 200 IM, respec-tively, on the season … additionally claimedthree of the next six performances on the seasonin the 400 IM for a total of four of the top 10 per-formances on the campaign in the event …served as a team captain for the Irish in her seniorcampaign … recipient of the Notre Dame Club ofSt. Joseph Valley Rockne Student-Athlete Award.

AS A JUNIOR (2008-09): Swam in 10 differentevents throughout the season … began the BIGEAST Championships with a league and schoolrecord-setting performance as a member of the800 free relay (7:13.51) … after going a career-best2:02.38 in prelims of the 200 IM, bettered thatmark by going 2:00.63 in the finals for secondplace and an Irish record … runner- up in the 400IM (4:16.42) … raced to a career- best 1:48.34 in theprelims of the 200 free and locked a fifth-placefinish in the finals at 1:49.31 … wrapped up theleague meet with a trio of all-BIG EAST honors …recipient of program[apos]s Rockne Scholar-Athleteaward … named an Honorable Mention All-Academic performer by the College SwimmingCoaches Association of America (CSCAA).

AS A SOPHOMORE (2007-08): Capped off hersophomore campaign with a cameo at the U.S.Olympic Trials, swimming in the 200 IM … pickedup a trio of all-BIG EAST honors (800 free relay, 400medley relay and 400 free relay) … her 400 freerelay (3:19.38) quartet set a school and BIG EASTrecord in the event … fastest time in the 100 free(51.15) came during the BIG EAST Championships… that came after steady improvement in theevent throughout the season … started the cam-paign with a 52.82 in the event at Minnesota …sported a best time of 1:49.35 in the 200 free atthe league meet … made her 500 free debut andfinale at the Husky Invitational with a time of4:57.02 … had four tries at the 200 back, peakingwith a time of 2:01.69 at the BIG EASTChampionships … finished the 400 IM in 4:24.19against Purdue … posted a season-best time of2:03.23 in the 200 IM during the league meet.

AS A FRESHMAN (2006-07): Qualified in fourevents for the NCAA Championships … memberof the 13th-place 800 free relay and the 20thplace 400 free relay at the national level … alsocompeted individually in the 200 IM and the 200free at the national meet … only freshman swim-mer to compete for the Irish at the NCAAChampionships … qualified for four BIG EASTChampionships events … member of the title-winning 800 free relay, her first BIG EAST champi-onship and lone all-BIG EAST accolade from themeet … brought in 44 individual points at themeet … the top swimmer for the Irish in the 200free … turned in the season[apos]s second-best time forin the 200 fly … third-best in the 200 and the 400IM.

THE FARRELL FILE: Team captain for the 2009-10 season … spentprep career swimming for Hopkinton (Mass.) …Massachusetts high school state champion in the200 free and runner-up in the 500 free… NISCAhigh school All-American … team MVP as a senior… scholar-athlete award winner all four years …2003 Boston Globe and Boston Herald All-Scholastic team … U.S. Open Qualifier in six events… Senior National qualifier in the 200 free and fly… Junior National qualifier in nine events … swamat the 2006 Summer Junior Nationals with a bro-ken foot … New England Swimming Women[apos]sHigh Point Award … New England SwimmingOutstanding Athlete of the Year … member of theNISCA Academic All-American team … rankedeighth during the 2005 summer in USASwimming[apos]s IMX Challenge … career-best marksthrough high school: 100 fly (55.48), 200 free(1:50.26), 100 free (51.64) , 200 fly (2:04.19) … bornApril 29, 1988, in Newton, Mass. … daughter ofKathy and Michael Farrell … one of four children …brother, Christopher, plays baseball at CatholicUniversity … earned a spot on dean[apos]s list in thespring of 2008 … elected to Notre Dame[apos]sAcademic Affairs Committee for StudentGovernment … member of the UndergraduateWomen In Business Club … avid Boston Red Soxfan … graduated from the Mendoza College ofBusiness, majoring in finance and economics.

Farrell[apos]s Career Bests

Event Time Meet
100 Free 51.15 NCAA CHAMP[apos]s (2007)
200 Free 1:48.34 BIG EAST (2009)
100 Back 58.58 Ohio State Invite (2008)
200 Back 2:01.69 BIG EAST (2008)
200 Fly 2:02.57 BIG EAST (2007)
200 IM 2:00.63 BIG EAST (2009)
400 IM 4:16.42 BIG EAST (2009)