Meghan is the sixth of seven children to Don and Phyllis Babcock. She and all of her siblings grew up around the water as her mom coached as summer league and ran the local pool in Winston-Salem, NC. Her siblings have participated in collegiate basketball, volleyball, and rugby. Meghan leads the sprint group and was named a team captain and weight room captain for the Lady Flames for her senior season.
Meghan got a late start to year-round swimming joining STAR Aquatics in Winston-Salem, NC, her sophomore year of high school. Under the coaching of Chris Bowker, she worked her way to state and sectional cuts in the sprint freestyles. In addition to club swimming she complete her junior and senior year with the Ronald Reagan High School Varsity Swim Team coached by Ryan Michel. She anchored a NCHSAA 3A NC state record breaking 4×50 freestyle relay her senior year which also received All-American Honors. Meghan was also an outstanding student as part of the National Honor Society, National Music Honor Society, and National Art Honor Society.
As a freshman, Meghan competed in the CCSA Championship clocking three best times at the meet with a 23.40 in the 50 free for 8th place, 51.19 in the 100 free for 4th place, and 1:56.21 in the 200 free. She swam the third leg during Liberty’s victorious 200 free relay helping Lady Flames set conference record in NCAA B cut time of 1:31.36. She also anchored 400 free relay which broke conference record in a time of 3:21.09 to win CCSA event title and earn NCAA B cut. Meghan won the 50 free twice and swam on four winning relays during regular season. Meghan was named to the CCSA All-Academic Team.
Her sophomore year, Meghan established herself at the CCSA Championships as a force to be reckoned with on the end of relays. She anchored Liberty’s conference-record-setting 200 free relay in 22.17, winning the CCSA final in a NCAA B cut time of 1:30.01. She swam 49.54 during the anchor leg of Liberty’s 400 free relay, which won with a conference-record and NCAA B cut 3:20.23. Individually, she tied for fourth place in the 50 free in then lifetime-best 23.02, placed sixth in the conference final of the 100 free in 50.66, and finished in a tie for ninth overall in 200 free clocking personal-best 1:51.89. Determined to go faster, Meghan raced in the Ohio State Last Chance Meet clocking a lifetime-best of 50.61 in the 100 free. There, she earned her first career individual NCAA B cut, swimming 22.81 in 50 free. She also anchored Liberty’s program-record-setting 200 medley relay (1:40.37) while in Ohio. She was named to CCSA All-Academic team as well as earning a CSCAA Scholar All-American honorable mention.
A breakout season for Meghan as she earned eight individual events wins and eight relay wins during the regular season. She was named CCSA Swimmer of the Week on Oct. 30, after winning 50 free and 100 free at Michigan State. At the CCSA Championships she earned her first individual medal with a 50.53 to place third in the 100 free. She also placed fourth in the 50 freestyle with a 23.04, and went 1:50.93 in the 200 ultimately getting 8th. Again as the anchor, she swam on the Flame’s 400 medley, 200 medley, 200 free, and 400 free relays. She clocked a 49.67 on the end of the conference-record setting 400 medley relay as the Lady Flames won in 3:36.73. She raced a 22.21 free split to help win the 200 medley relay, that later went on to achieve an NCAA A cut time of 1:37.80 in a time trial (Feb. 19). Meghan and her teammates Kendall Hough, Emily Kaufman, Jess Reinhardt raced at the NCAA Championships in the 200 medley relay placing 26th with a 1:38.95. She holds the team weight room records in the hang clean, squat, power clean, and jerk. Meghan received CCSA All Academic honors as well as first team CSCAA Scholar All-American.
Meghan was named CCSA Swimmer of the Week for the second time in her career for her efforts against JMU on Jan 17th 2015.
At Liberty University, Meghan is working towards a bachelors degree in Exercise Science: Pre-Professional and plans to pursue a doctorate in physical therapy. Her family includes service members in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, and Marine Corps and she hopes to be able to become a physical therapist to help wounded warriors. She is determined to combine her love of the water and swimming into the rehabilitation therapy of her patients in the future.