Georgia Tech swimming & diving opened up the 2017-18 season with wins over Pitt
Georgia Tech swimming & diving held its first official team practice on Tuesday
Georgia Tech swimming and diving posted 17 school records for the championships
Georgia Tech swimming and diving returns to action on Wednesday at 10 a.m.
Georgia Tech swimming and diving defeated SCAD on Saturday at McAuley Aquatic
2016-17 ACC Academic Honor Roll
2015-16 ACC Academic Honor Roll
2016-17 (Junior): Had a strong junior season competing for the Jackets in the 50 and 100 free events, 100 back, 100 fly and relays ... Part of the 200 free relay team that set a new school record with a time of 1:30.73 at the 2017 ACC Championships ... Also a member of the second-fastest 200 free relay time (1:31.92) and the third-fastest 200 medley relay time (1:42.22) on the season for Tech ... Recorded the third-best time on the year for Tech in the 50 free (23.23) and the fourth-fastest time for the season in the 100 free (51.59) ... Also posted the fifth-fastest time for Tech in the 100 fly (55.30) and the eight-best mark in the 100 back (58.21) ... Turned in new career-best times in the 50 free (23.23) and the 100 back (58.21) ... Picked up 13 top-10 finishes on the season in the individual events ... Took second-place overall in the 100 fly (57.10) in the double-dual meet at BC and Pitt ... Finished fourth overall in the 50 free (24.69) versus Georgia Southern ... Touched the wall sixth overall in the 50 free versus BC and Pitt (24.43) and against Georgia (24.36) ... Also finished sixth in the 100 fly versus Georgia (57.59) and against Florida State and SCAD (57.98) ... Swam in the 50 free (23.23), 100 free (51.59) and 100 fly (55.30) events at the 2017 ACC Championships ... Named a team co-captain.
2015-16 (Sophomore): Had another strong season for the Jackets ... Swam career-bests in the 50 free, 100 free and 100 fly ... Turned in a career-best 50 free time of 23.29 at the ACC Championships, ranking her fourth all-time in Tech history ... A member of the record-breaking 200 free relay squad at the ACC Championships with Alex Rieger, Maddie Paschal and Chiara Ruiu with a time of 1:31.62 ... Recorded a career-best time of 54.79 at the ACC Championships in the 100 fly, which was good enough to rank her fourth on Tech's all-time list ... Went on to finish 23rd overall in the C-final in the 100 fly event at the championships ... Touched the wall in a career-best time of 51.17 in the 100 free at the ACC Championships, which placed her tenth on Tech's all-time list.
2014-15 (Freshman): Enjoyed an impressive freshman season ... Led the Jackets in the 50 free and contributed to three relays that posted top-10 times in school history ... Was Tech's leading finisher at the ACC Championships in the 50 free with a time of 23.54, which ranks as the seventh-fastest in school history ... Also clocked a season-best time of 51.63 in the 100 free at the ACC Championships ... Swam the fly leg of the 200 medley relay at the ACC Championships that clocked the second-fastest time in school history at 1:41.88 ... Led off the 200 free relay at the ACC Championships that finished 11th with a time of 1:33.52, the fifth-fastest mark in school history.
Before Tech: Lettered for four years and was a two-year captain at Alpharetta High School ... Helped lead her team to Fulton County championship titles in each of her four years on the team ... Tabbed Alpharetta's team MVP in each of her four seasons ... A four-time academic all-America selection ... Was also a member of the Dynamo Swim Club.
Personal: Full name is Morgan Claire Lyons... Born September 11, 1995 in Greenville, S.C ... Daughter of Jill and Richard Lyons ... Older sister, Carly, swam at UCLA from 2008-12 ... Chose Georgia Tech because of its academic reputation and the growing swimming program ... Began swimming at the age of six thanks to her sister ... Majoring in business administration.
|Lyons' Career Top Times (through 10/7/17)|
|50 Free||23.23||2017 ACC Championships|
|100 Free||51.17||2016 ACC Championships|
|200 Free||1:55.57||2014 GT Invitational|
|100 Back||58.21||2016 GT Invitational|
|100 Fly||53.03||2015 GT Invitational|