UNLV Freshman Grant Norgan to Transfer to University of Georgia

Grant Norgan, who is finishing up his freshman year at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, has announced he plans to transfer to the University of Georgia for the 2018-19 school year.

“I’m SO excited to announce my decision to transfer from UNLV to the University of Georgia! I’m extremely grateful for this opportunity and can’t wait for next season! GO DAWGS!”

Norgan grew up in Cypress, Texas, where he swam for Cypress Woods High School and Premier Aquatics Club of Klein. He swam the 200/500 double in high school, finishing 4th and 6th in those respective events at the Texas UIL 6A State Championships in 2016. Norgan made great strides as a freshman with the Runnin’ Rebels. He lowered his best 200 free time by 2.5 seconds leading off the UNLV 800 free relay at 2018 WAC Championships, then came within 2/10 of that new PB when he won the individual 200 free conference title in 1:35.77. He was also runner-up in the 500 free with a PB that was 5.7 seconds faster than his time out of high school. And he took 3.2 seconds off his previous 200 back time to place fourth at conference with 1:45.24.

Norgan will enter Georgia with a freshman class that will consist of Andrew Abruzzo, Bradley Dunham, Caleb Harrington, Hudson Coldren, Keegan Walsh, Luke Durocher, and Tan Dunn. He would have been a B finalist in the 200 free at 2018 SECs, and a C finalist in the 500, but would have been just outside scoring range in the 200 back.

Top SCY times:

  • 100 back – 49.63
  • 200 back – 1:45.24
  • 200 free – 1:35.53
  • 500 free – 4:22.26
  • 200 IM – 1:52.24
  • 400 IM – 4:00.81

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PowerPlay
3 years ago

Maybe the academic curriculum at UGA is more suitable/better for his major and career goals. It isn’t just about trying to swim a few seconds faster for 200 yards is it?

SwimPop
Reply to  PowerPlay
3 years ago

That was funny.

Giant Lemon
3 years ago

Okay, dropped 2.5 seconds in the 200, 5.7 in the 500 and 3.2 in the 200 back…and leaves the program. Soooo…. if you were going best times, wouldn’t you stay with the coach that got you there?

Hswimmer
Reply to  Giant Lemon
3 years ago

Maybe he wants to train harder to get even faster in those events or a certain event he has a goal in mind in. Just a thought.

Oldswimfan
Reply to  Hswimmer
3 years ago

I disagree… what makes you think they don’t train harder at UNLV? What makes you think he can get even faster? Clearly UNLV coaches have done something ‘right’ to developed grant and Sofia. IN fact, Sofia was faster than anyone on UGA roster in the 100 breast.

Now, maybe Grant is looking for a different environment. Whatever it is, I hope he finds it at UGA. Good luck Kid!

Hswimmer
Reply to  Oldswimfan
3 years ago

I didn’t say they don’t train hard there or he couldn’t get faster there….

sven
Reply to  Giant Lemon
3 years ago

Because it isn’t all about times, is my guess. Either he doesn’t gel with the coach, team, academics, etc.

Oldswimfan
Reply to  sven
3 years ago

That’s exactly my point! Good luck Grant!

Becky D
Reply to  Giant Lemon
3 years ago

Maybe he really loves humidity.

Yooz
3 years ago

Didnt another top UNLV swimmer transfer to Georgia on the womens side?

Ariel shark
Reply to  Yooz
3 years ago

Why is it that people think the worst of others? Because you have
Nothing better to do. Maybe Grant left for good reasons. And maybe
it shouldn’t matter why he left. Maybe we should all wish these athletes
the best in whatever they do. After all, this is a hard time in athletes life’s
and to continue to swim and decisions they make should be their business
and no one else’s.

dmswim
Reply to  Ariel shark
3 years ago

No one is thinking the worst of others. The post just asked a question. No one was implying anything about why any athlete left the program.

SwimPop
Reply to  Ariel shark
3 years ago

Doth protest too much…

Steve Schaffer
Reply to  Ariel shark
3 years ago

Just an observation … Perhaps if athletes want transfers to be their business and no one else’s, then they should refrain from announcing their transfers on social media.

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