UCLA’s Megan Rankin Transferring to Florida

  13 Braden Keith | July 10th, 2013 | College, College Recruiting, News

Florida head coach Gregg Troy continues to beef up his incoming group for the class of 2013 with the addition of transfer Megan Rankin, who comes to the Swamp after one year at UCLA.

Rankin is a talented distance swimmer, which would put her as part of a group at Florida that has shown some life in recent years with the likes of British import Jess Thielmann, and sophomore-to-be Arthur Frayler.

Rankin’s high school bests were 4:43 in the 500 yard free and 16:10 in the 1650 yard freestyle, plus a 2:00 in the 200 fly and a 4:16 in the 400 IM. That time in the 1650, even without improvements, would’ve put her 9th at the SEC Championships last year, and the 500 would’ve placed her in the B-Final as well.

She didn’t manage any best times in yards in her first year at UCLA.

Rankin hails from University High School in Irvine, and is currently a part of the Golden West Swim Club. Rankin was actually born overseas in Taiwan, though she grew up in California.

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Glad she’s coming here, Go Gators!

I always wonder why the UCLA women’s swim team is so average. They have academics, a very nice facility and are located right in the middle of a swimming hotbed teeming with talented athletes.

Is it the coaching staff or what?

Tough to argue with you. They did have one of their better years this past season with a 17th finish at NCAA’s. Rankin didn’t even make NCAA’s. So, they lose no points and are bringing in one of their best recruiting classes next season in the last 10 years. Again, no arguments from me about UCLA as they need to perform better than in the past as there are so many reasons for great swimmers to attend one of America’s best institutions.

Agreed. UCLA is a below avg team year after year. With all of the resources they have, they continue to underperform. I believe coaching is a huge part. They get good recruits that never do much.
Bring back the men’s program!!! Wishful thinking. Thanks Title IX

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