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Manon Manning - Women's Swimming - Kansas Jayhawks

Manon Manning

Position Back/Fly/Free
Class Senior
Hometown Sellingen, Netherlands
High School RSG Ter Apel
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Top Collegiate Times

Time Event Date Meet
22.97 50 Y Free 11/16/2018 Kansas Classic
50.41 100 Y Free 2/24/2021 Big 12 Championship
24.69 50 Y Back 11/5/2020 KU Virtual Cup 4
52.60 100 Y Back 12/4/2020 Friday Night Lights
1:55.57 200 Y Back 2/24/2021 Big 12 Championship
54.99 100 Y Fly 11/22/2019 Kansas Classic

2020-21 (Senior)

  • Named a College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America All-American
  • Named to the Academic All-Big 12 First Team.
  • Recognized as a Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Achievement Award recipient.
  • Selected as the women’s recipient of Kansas’ Dr. Robert Frederick Senior Scholar Athlete of the Year.
  • Named the Big 12 Women’s Swimming & Diving Co-Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
  • Became first Jayhawk to become a Big 12 Champion in the 200-yard backstroke (1:55.57).
  • Swam the third-fastest time in KU history and a personal best in the 100-yard backstroke (52.60) at the Friday Night Lights’ meet.
  • Set the pool record at the Robinson Natatorium in the 100-yard backstroke (52.60) at the Friday Night Lights meet (Dec. 4) and in the 200-yard backstroke (1:57.75) at the KU Virtual Cup 6 (Nov. 20).
  • Recorded a personal-best time in the 100-yard freestyle (50.41, Big 12 Championships) and 50-yard backstroke (24.69, KU Virtual Cup 4) alongside the 100- and 200-yard backstrokes.
  • Finished the season with the fastest time on the team in seven different events.

2019-20 (Junior)

  • Claimed the fastest team time in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 22.97 at the Kansas Classic (Nov. 22)
  • Placed inside the top three 17 times on the year
  • Was a member of the 200-yard freestyle relay team that broke the KU school record with a 1:31.03  final time at the Big 12 Championships (Feb. 26)
  • Was a member of the 200-yard medley relay team that broke the Kansas school record with a 1:37.70 final time at the Big 12 Championships (Feb. 26)
  • Was a member of the 400-yard medley relay team that broke the KU school record with a 3:35.96 final time at the Big 12 Championships (Feb. 26)
  • Placed fourth in the 100-yard backstroke at the Big 12 Championships (Feb. 26) with a time of 52.84
  • Claimed ninth in the 200-yard backstroke at the Big 12 Championships (Feb. 26) with a time of 1:56.32
  • Finished eighth in the 50-yard freestyle (23.03) at the Big 12 Championships (Feb. 26)

2018-19 (Sophomore)

  • All-Big 12 First Team member
  • Six-time gold winner in the 100-yard backstroke event
  • Seven-time medal winner in the 200-yard backstroke event
  • Four-time medal winner in the 50-yard backstroke event
  • Recorded her personal-best time of 51.35 in the 100-yard freestyle in the Kansas Classic (11/18)
  • Earned a personal-best time of 25.08 in the 50-yard backstroke at the Big 12 Championship (2/21-24)
  • Won the 100-yard backstroke (53.70) against Arkansas (2/2) for a new personal-best time
  • Placed third overall in the 200-yard backstroke at the Big 12 Championship with a new personal-best time of 1:57.52
  • Finished with the fastest time on the team in the 100-yard backstroke and the second-fastest time in the 200-yard backstroke

2017-18 (Freshman)

  • 2017 Fall Athletic Director’s & Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Rolls (4.0)
  • 2018 Spring Athletic Director’s & Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Rolls
  • Swam her way to All-Big 12 Second Team when she tied for fifth place at the Big 12 Championship (2/21-24) in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 54.87
  • Gained collegiate-best time in the 50-yard freestyle (23.40) at the conference meet
  • Personal-best time and a third-best team time of the season in the 200-yard backstroke (1:59.17) at the Kansas Classic (11/7) where she placed second
  • Won the 100-yard backstroke (54.45) at the Kansas Classic (11/7) gaining a new personal-best time
  • Earned a personal-best in the 100-yard freestyle (52.63) against Arkansas (1/26)

High School

  • Mother, Marieke Manning-Meendering, was high school coach

Personal

  • Daughter of Jos Manning and Marieke Manning-Meendering
  • Has three sisters (Michelle, Ilse and Elin) and one brother (Marc)