OT Qualifer and Summer Juniors A-Finalist Morganne Malloy Picks UCLA (2022)

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Morganne Malloy of Irvine Novaquatics has verbally committed to the UCLA Bruins, where she’ll join their class of 2026 in fall 2022. Malloy is currently a junior at Capistrano Valley High School in southern California.

At Irvine Novaquatics, she’s coached by Adam Crossen.

TOP TIMES

  • 100y breast – 1:01.44
  • 200y breast – 2:13.70
  • 100m breast – 1:10.58
  • 200m breast – 2:32.89

Malloy is a talented breaststroker, with Olympic Trials cuts at both distances in long course. At the 2019 CIF Southern – Division I Section Championships, Malloy finished sixth in the 100 breast (1:03.50) as a freshman.

She competed at Summer Juniors in 2018 and 2019, as well as the Winter Junior Championships – West both years. She hit her 1:10.58 in the 100m breast at the 2019 Summer Juniors, making the A-final and finishing eighth, and she went lifetime bests in both breast events in yards at the 2019 Winter Junior Champs – West, placing fifth in the 200 and ninth in the 100.

Malloy will join a UCLA breaststroke group that includes current sophomore Rachel Rhee (1:00.55 last season), current freshman Bailey Herbert (1:09.1/2:28.6 LCM) and incoming freshman Eva Carlson (1:00.4/2:12.4).

Malloy adds her name to a class of 2026 that already includes a lot of talent: Canadian age group record-holder Katrina Bellio, Top 20 HM Rosie MurphyAva LacheyCourtney Seljeseth and Fay Lustria. Among them is Seljeseth, another strong breaststroker (1:01.8/2:15.8).

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About Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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