Megan Romano
blank Megan Romano
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
St. Petersburg, Fla.

High School:
Northeast

Event:
Back/Free

Record Book:
• Set the American, U.S. Open, NCAA and Georgia records in the 200 freestyle.
• Holds the school records in the 100 and 200 freestyle and 100 backstroke and ranks seventh in the 50 freestyle.
• Swam on the 400 medley relay that set the school record.
2012-2013:
• Named to the United States' World University Games team.
• Chosen as a recipient of the Vickie and Leon Farmer Scholarship.
• Collected four wins and a runner-up finish at the U.S. Open and earned high-point honors.
2011-2012:
• Won the 200 freestyle in record-setting fashion at the NCAAs.
• Came in first on the 800 freestyle relay at the NCAAs.
• Placed second in the 100 freestyle and 100 backstroke, third on the 400 freestyle relay, ninth on the 200 freestyle relay and 10th on the 400 medley relay at the NCAAs.
• Won the 100 and 200 freestyle at the SEC Championships, helping the Lady Bulldogs win their third consecutive league title.
• Placed second in the 100 backstroke at the SECs.
• Anchored the 800 freestyle relay that placed first and helped the 200 and 400 freestyle relays and the 400 medley take second at the SECs.
• Named First-Team All-SEC.
• Chosen as a recipient of the Vickie and Leon Farmer Scholarship.
• Qualified for the 2012 United States Olympic Trials in the 50, 100 and 200 freestyle and the 100 and 200 backstroke.
2010-2011:
• Helped the 400 and 800 freestyle relays claim first at the NCAAs.
• Placed sixth in the 100 freestyle and seventh in the 100 backstroke and 200 freestyle at the NCAAs.
• Anchored the 200 freestyle relay and the 400 medley relay that both placed seventh at the NCAAs.
• Finished second in the 100 backstroke and fourth in the 100 and 200 freestyle as Georgia claimed the SEC title.
• Named Second-Team All-SEC.
• Named to the United States' team for the 2011 World University Games.
2009-2010:
• Swam the third leg of the victorious 800 freestyle relay at the NCAA Championships.
• Placed fourth in the 200 freestyle and 13th in the 100 freestyle at the NCAAs.
• Came in fourth with the 400 freestyle relay, seventh with the 200 freestyle relay and eighth with the 400 medley relay at the NCAAs.
• Competed in the 100 backstroke at the NCAAs.
• Named First-Team All-Southeastern Conference and to the All-Freshmen Team after placing third in the 100 backstroke and fifth in the 100 freestyle and swimming on the victorious 400 freestyle relay at the SEC Championships.
• Named to the Fall 2009 Athletic Director's Honor Roll.
High School:
• Graduated from Northeast High School.
• Swam for Bill Burrows at Northeast High School and for Fred Lewis for Saint Petersburg Aquatics.
• Named MVP at Northeast all four years.
• Was a four-year member of the Honor Roll.
• Placed first in all individual events at the state meet.
• Qualified for six events at the 2008 Olympic Trials.
• Set a national age group record in the 13-14 100 freestyle.
International:
• Anchored the 800 freestyle relay that won gold and broke the world record at the 2011 World University Games.
• Placed third in the 400 freestyle and anchored the second place 400 freestyle relay at the 2011 World University Games.
Personal:
• Born February 2, 1991.
• Daughter of Tom and Rhonda Romano.
• Majoring in Sociology.
Collegiate Personal Bests:
50 Freestyle 22.40 12 Bulldog Last Chance
100 Freestyle 47.01 12 NCAA Championships
200 Freestyle 1:41.21 12 NCAA Championships
100 Backstroke 51.37 12 NCAA Championships

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