Meg Brown, who swims with Greenwood Swimming in Worcester, Massachusetts, has verbally agreed to join the Florida State University swimming and diving team with the 2015-16 season.
“I picked FSU because it’s a great up-and-coming program and I love the coach and the team! I’m so excited to be a part of the Seminoles and improve a lot in college!!”
Brown was a 2012 Olympic Trials qualifier in the 200 fly (2:13.73) and 400 IM (4:51.48) and competed at Trials in those events as a 15-year-old. Her top times over the last couple of seasons are:
200y back: 1:57.60 200m back: 2:18.14
100y back: 55.61 100m back: 1:05.71
200y fly: 1:58.79 200m fly: 2:16.18
400y IM: 4:15.20 400m IM: 4:53.60
200y IM: 2:03.19 200m IM: 2:19.23
Brown had a particularly successful meet at 2014 NASA Junior National Championship Cup. She took second in the 200 fly, third in the 100/200 backs and 100/200/400 IMs, eighth in the 50 back and eighth in the 100 fly.
Brown is a nice pick-up for the Seminoles, who finished third in the 2014 ACC Championships, just 22 points ahead of NC State who have already seen five women commit to their program in this recruiting season.
At 2014 ACC Championships, Brown’s 200 fly time would have been right on the A-final/B-final border. Florida State managed to place one in each, including then-freshman Chelsea Britt who finished third overall. Brown’s 400 IM would have been at the cusp of the A/B-final and her 200 back would have been right on the B/C cutoff; in both cases, FSU had only one finalist and she was a senior.
Brown, then, is likely to be a big point-scorer for Florida State. She has a nice range of events, and while she has been most successful in the 200/400y range, she’s got good up-front speed and can be an asset on relays.
However, given the recruiting year NC State has put together so far, the Seminoles will need more than Brown to keep the Wolfpack off their heels.