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.