Megan Hansen
Sprint Free, Back

Megan Hansen

Sprint Free, Back

Year Junior
Height 5-9
Hometown Snellville, Ga.
Last School Brookwood
Club Team Swim Atlanta
Megan Hansen

Biography

2017-18 (Junior): Graduated early after just three years at Georgia Tech … Competed for the Yellow Jackets in the sprint free and 100 back events, as well as both the free and medley relays … Recorded a new career-best time of 1:56.73 in the 200 free … Posted the fourth-fastest time for the Jackets on the year in the 100 free (51.05) … Also turned in the sixth-best time for Tech on the season in the 50 free (23.66) and the eighth-fastest mark in the 100 back (58.39) … Teamed up with Iris Wang, Kira de Bruyn and Kaitlin Kitchens to record the second-fastest 400 free relay of the season for GT at 3:20.17 … Was also part of the relay unit that turned in the third-best time on the year in the 200 free relay at 1:34.32 … Tallied 10 top-five individual finishes on the season … Touched the wall first in the 50 free (24.18) in the home dual meet versus Delta State … Finished runner-up in the 100 free (52.42) versus Delta State and in the 50 free (24.52) at SCAD … Also finished third in the 100 free (53.41) in the dual meet at SCAD … Took third in the 50 free (24.16) and fourth in the 100 free (52.58) in the season-opening meet versus Pittsburgh … Registered a third-place finish in the 100 free (52.78) and a fourth-place finish in the 50 free (24.53) on Senior Day versus Emory … Placed fifth in the 100 free (52.95) at Northwestern and in the 100 free (53.40) at nationally ranked South Carolina … Competed for the Jackets in the 50 free (23.89), 100 free (51.05) and the 200 free (1:56.73) events at the 2017 Georgia Tech Invitational.

2016-17 (Sophomore): Competed for the Jackets in five events in the fall season, before suffering an injury … Set a new career-best mark of 57.76 in the 100 back at the Georgia Tech Invitational … Turned in the third-fastest time for Tech on the season in the 100 free (51.00) … Also had the seventh-best time in the 100 back (57.76) and the eighth-best mark on the team in the 50 free (23.85) … Swam on the second-fastest 400 free relay team (3:20.03) and the third-fastest 800 free relay unit (7:46.32) on the season … Finished third in the 100 free (53.19) in the double-dual meet with BC and Pitt … Also placed third overall in the 50 free in the dual meet against Georgia (24.19) and in the tri-meet with Cincinnati and FAU (24.65) … Posted sixth-place finishes in the 100 free versus Georgia (52.42) and against Cincy and FAU (54.00) … Also finished 20th overall in the 100 free (51.00) at the 2016 Georgia Tech Invitational.

2015-16 (Freshman): Added depth to the freestyle events for the Jackets … Recorded a career-best 50 free at the Georgia Open with a time of 23.38, ranking her seventh all-time in Tech history … A career-best at the Georgia Open in the 100 free put her seventh all-time for Tech with a time of 50.65.

Before Tech: Lettered four years in swimming … Spent one year as captain at Brookwood High School in Snellville, Ga. … Earned all-American and four all-state honors in 2015 … Was a two-time all-state and an all-American selection in 2014 … Tabbed a Gwinnett County All-Star in both 2014 and 2015 … Finished third at the Georgia High School state championship … Led her team to the Gwinnett County championship in 2011 and 2015 … Also helped her team win the Georgia state championship in 2011.

Personal: Full name is Megan Kay Hansen … Daughter of Chad and Nicki Hansen … Born Sept. 25, 1997 in Lawrenceville, Ga. … Has one sister, Erin … Wants to become a lawyer after graduation … Majoring in literature, media and communications.

 

Hansen’s Career Top Times (through 4/1/18)
EVENTTIMEMEET
50 Free23.38Georgia Open
100 Free50.65Georgia Open
200 Free1:56.732017 Georgia Tech Invitational
100 Back57.762016 Georgia Tech Invitational