Women's Swimming

 

  Meghan Nowak
Meghan Nowak

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Medway, Mass.

High School:
Medfield

Height:
5-9

Event:
Breast/IM

Birthdate:
11/01/1988


General: Holds the all-time second-best times at UMass in the 100 breaststroke (1:05.31) while also rankingfifth in the 200 breaststroke (2:22.77).

2010-11 (Senior): Took fifth in the 100 breast (1:05.37) and sixth in the 200 breast (2:22.77) at the Atlantic 10 Championship (2/23-26) ... Finished second in the 100 breaststroke (1:09.03) and third in the 200 breast (2:25.48) at Fordham (2/5) ... Placed second in the 200 breaststroke (2:26.83) and third in the 100 breaststroke (1:08.75) at the Dartmouth Invitational (1/28-29) ... Took second in both the 200 breast (2:28.48) and 100 breast (1:08.54) on Senior Night against Boston College (1/21) ... In the Rhode Island Invitational placed third in the 100 yard breaststroke (1:08.92)(1/15) ... Finished third in the 50 yard breaststroke (32.04), second in the 100 yard breaststroke (1:09.08), against Northeastern (12/4) ... At the Terrier Invitational competed in the 400 yard medley (3:55.66), 200 yard breaststroke (2:27.48)(11/21) ... Placed second in the 200 yard breaststroke (2:29.19) against Binghamton (11/6) ... Finished fourth in the 100 yard breaststroke (1:10.90), and the 200 yard breaststroke (2:29.10), against Stony Brook (10/30) ... Against Army competed in the 100 yard breaststroke (1:10.43), placed third in the 200 yard breaststroke (2:32.81)(10/23) ... Took fourth in the 100 breaststroke (1:10.43) in the win vs Army. Finished fifth in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:31.45) against BU (10/16).

2009-10 (Junior): Notched a sixth-place finish in the 100 breaststroke (1:05.31), an eighth-place finish in the 200 breaststroke (2:25.09), and set a PR in the 200 IM (2:11.11) at the A-10 Championships (2/20) ... Picked-up three third-place finishes in the 100 breaststroke (1:08.99), 200 breaststroke (2:29.63) and 200 IM (2:15.82) at Colgate (1/24) ... Registered a pair of third-place finishes in the 100 breaststroke (1:08.93)) and 200 breaststroke (2:29.16) at Boston College (1/22) ... Grabbed third in the 200 breaststroke (2:28.27) at the Rhode Island Invitational (1/15/-1/16) ... Notched a first-place finish in the 100 breaststroke (1:08.76) and a pair of second-place finishes in the 200 breaststroke (2:28.80) and the 200 IM (2:16.80) at Northeastern (12/5) ... Swam the sixth fastest time in school history in the 100 breaststroke (1:06.91) to take 11th, while also finishing 10th in the 200 breaststroke (2:26.66) at the Terrier Invitational (11/22) ... Took third in the 200 breaststroke (2:30.24) and fourth in the 100 breaststroke (1:09.64) against Binghamton (11/7) ... Finished third in the 100 breaststroke (1:09.78) against Stony Brook (10/31) ... Notched three top-four finishes against Army, placing second in the 200 breaststroke (2:27.40), third in the 100 breaststroke (1:08.37) and fourth in the 200 individual medley (2:17.43) (10/24) ... Grabbed a third-place finish in the 100 breaststroke (1:09.59) and fifth in the 200 breaststroke (2:28.99) vs. BU in the season-opener (10/17).

2008-09 (Sophomore): Finished the 100 breast with a time of 1:07.43 (15th) and the 200 breast with a time of 2:26.28 (15th) at the A-10 Championships (2/18-21) ... Notched third-place finishes in the 100 breast (1:09.59) and the 200 breast (2:28.62) at Fordham (1/31) ... Placed second in the 200 IM (2:16.17) and in the 100 breast (1:09.12) against Colgate (1/25) ... Notched two second-place finishes: 100 breast (1:09.34) and 200 breast (2:27.75) at home against Boston College (1/24) ... Finished third in the 200 breast (2:31.46) against Northeastern (12/6) ... Placed 12th in the 200 breast (2:27.34) and 13th in the 100 breast (1:08.39) at BU's Terrier Invitational (11/21-23) ... Notched second-place in the 200 breast against Binghamton (11/8) and Stony Brook (11/1) ... Finished second in the 100 breast (1:10.47) and first in the 200 breast (2:29.14) at home against Army (10/25) ... Helped the 400 medley relay team to a second-place finish while adding a fifth-place finish in the 200 breast individually against BU (10/18).

2007-08 (Freshman): Set new personal bests in the 200 breast (2:27.76) and the 200 IM (2:13.15) ... 16th in the 100 breast and 18th in the 200 breast at A-10 Championships ... Was a member of the seventh-place 400 free relay (3:54.42) team at the Rhode Island Invitational (1/11-12) ... Placed 12th in the 100 breast (1:08.72) and 13th in the 200 breast (2:28.99) at the BU Terrier Invitational (11/16-18).

Before UMass: A 2007 graduate of Medfield High School ... Swam for Adirondack Aquatic Club ... Qualified two consecutive seasons for Speedo Sectional Championships in 100 and 200 breast ... Captain of Medfield squad as a senior ... Was named team MVP as a junior and senior ... Dual county league all-star ... Qualified for state championships in each of her prep seasons ... Won the 100 breast (1:09.60) at the South Sectionals as a senior.

Personal: Meghan Patricia Nowak... Born November 1, 1988 in Boston, Mass. ... Daughter of Peter Nowak ... Has one sibling, Alexander ... Majoring in civil engineering.

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    Event Calendar

    Saturday, Nov 22
    at Terrier Invitational 10:00 AM Prelims: 10 am
    Finals: 6 pm
    Sunday, Nov 23
    at Terrier Invitational 10:00 AM Prelims: 10 am
    Finals: 6 pm
    Saturday, Jan 3
    at Loyola Invitational 10:00 AM
    Friday, Jan 9
    at Rhode island Invitational 6:00 PM
    Saturday, Jan 10
    at Rhode island Invitational 10:00 AM
    Saturday, Jan 17
    vs Bryant 12:00 PM Senior Day
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