Winter Juniors-Qualifying Sprinter Morgan Bartley Verbally Commits to Rice

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Morgan Bartley from San Antonio, Texas has announced her verbal commitment to the Rice University women’s swimming and diving team beginning in the 2021-22 school year. She wrote on social media:

“I am so excited to announce my verbal commitment to swim and study at Rice University! Rice has so many great things to offer along with it’s incredible academic and athletic reputation. The team and the coaching staff were so welcoming and offered a program that was a perfect fit for me. Go Owls!!!🦉”

A senior at San Antonio’s Ronald Reagan High School, Bartley swims for her school team and for Alamo Area Aquatic Association. She specializes in sprint free and breast and is a Winter Juniors qualifier in the 50 free.

At the 2020 Texas UIL 6A (largest schools) State Championships, she came in 3rd in the 50 free (23.43) and 7th in the 100 breast (1:03.81). She swam her best 50 free time at the 6A regional meet in January. A month later, at College Station Sectionals, she improved her lifetime bests in the SCY 100 free and 100 fly in prelims and in the LCM 100 free (58.93) in finals.

Bartley is a strong pick-up for Rice, who finished second to Florida International at the 2020 Conference-USA Championships. Her best times would have scored in the A finals of the 100 breast, 200 breast and 50 free, the B finals of the 100 fly and 200 IM, and the C final of the 100 free.

Top SCY times:

  • 100 breast – 1:03.30
  • 200 breast – 2:21.17
  • 50 free – 23.29
  • 100 free – 51.66
  • 100 fly – 57.09
  • 200 IM – 2:06.36

Bartley will join Megan Schultze and Sydney Morgan in the Owls’ class of 2025. Her sister Katelyn Bartley is currently a sophomore swimming for the Colorado State women’s swimming and diving team.

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