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Morgan Sharp - Women's Swimming - Kansas Jayhawks

Morgan Sharp

Position Freestyle
Class Freshman
Hometown Houston, Texas
High School Langham Creek HS

Top Times
50-yard freestyle – 24.20 (Kansas Classic, 11/16-18/12)
100-yard freestyle – 51.17 (2011 Big 12 Championships)
200-yard freestyle – 1:48.99 (2013 Big 12 Championships, 2/27-3/2)
500-yard freestyle – 4:48.01* (2011 Mizzou Invite)
1,000-yard freestyle10:11.45 (vs. Drury/North Dakota, 11-13-10)
100-yard butterfly – 58.72 (at Iowa State, 2/8-9/13)
* = Current School Record

2012-13 (Junior)
Academic All-Big 12 Second Team…Athletic Director[apos]s and Big 12 Commisioner[apos]s Honor Roll (Fall 2012)… Picked up a pair of first-place finishes, with a season-best time of 10:17.68 in the 1,000-yard freestyle and a time of 4:59.02 in the 500-yard freestyle, in a dual meet at Nebraska-Omaha (10/25)… Finished third in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 52.36 in a double-dual against TCU and North Dakota (11/2-3)… Swam a season-best time in the 50-yard freestyle (24.20) at the Kansas Classic (11/16-18)… Placed second in the 500-yard freestyle (4:56.60) in a double-dual with San Diego State and host No. 13 UCLA (1/12)… Picked up three top-three finishes in a dual at Hawaii (1/18), finishing first in the 500-yard freestyle (4:56.00), second in the 200-yard freestyle (1:51.17) and third in the 100-yard freestyle (52.14)… Finished third in the 200-yard freestyle (1:51.60) in a dual against No. 18 Arkansas… Placed second in the 200-yard freestyle and set a season-best time in the 100-yard butterfly in a dual against Iowa State (2/8-9)… Closed out the year with three top-15 finishes at the Big 12 Championships (2/27-3/2), setting season-best times in the 200-yard freestyle (1:48.99, eighth), the 500-yard freestyle (4:50.33, ninth) and the 100-yard freestyle (51.26, 11th).

2010-11 (Freshman)
Scored a total of 45 points for Kansas at the 2011 Big 12 Championships… was a member of the 400 and 800 freestyle relays that finished fourth… individually placed 10th in the 200 freestyle (1:49.09), 12th in the 500 freestyle (4:49.09) and 14th in the 100 freestyle (51.17), all of which were season best times… Tied for second in 200 free (1:53.31), versus South Dakota/Northern Iowa… Claimed second in 200 free with 1:53.27 time against Arkansas… First place finisher in 200 free (1:51.60) at Vanderbilt… Came in second with 1:53.75 time at Florida International… At Georgia Fall Invitational, swam a season best in the 50 freestyle (24.48)… In double dual against Drury/North Dakota, earned season best time in the 1000 freestyle (10:11.45)…. Finished second in 200 free (1:52.36) and third in 500 free (4:56.65) in meet versus Missouri… Had at least the fifth fastest time on her team in a total of six different events during 2010-11 season with fastest times in the 200 and 500 freestyle.

High School (Langham Creek HS)
A Junior National Qualifier, a Short Course National Qualifier and a US Open Qualifier… Was a member of the 2008-09 Scholastic All-America Team… A Gulf Coast record holder in several events.

Born in Houston, Texas… Parents are Jean and Doug Sharp… A business major.

Getting to Know Morgan
Reasonyou choose KU The campus was gorgeous, the coaches were easy to talk to and the team was great.

Favorite Swimming memory thus far at KU: Florida training trip (2010-11)

Favorite KU Tradition: Waving the wheat at home football games

Favorite sport to compete in other than swimming: Volleyball

Favorite TV Show: Pretty Little Liars

Favorite musical group/singer: Drake

Favorite Food: Fajitas

Time your alarm clock is set for during the season: 5:35 a.m.