Megan Ciezczak - Swimming - Vanderbilt University Athletics

Megan Ciezczak Season 2022-23

Class Sophomore
Hometown Naperville, Ill.
High School Neuqua Valley
Major Undeclared

Career-Best Times
50 Free: 23.39 at SEC Championships, 2.15.23
100 Free: 50.40 at SEC Championships, 2.18.23
200 Free: 1:53.34 at Ohio State Fall Invitational, 11.19.21
50 Back: 25.90 at CSCAA National Invitational, 3.9.23
100 Back: 56.26 at SEC Championships, 2.17.23
100 Fly: 58.47 at Ohio State Fall Invitational, 11.19.21

Commodore Record Watch
• Stands second on the school’s all-time performer list in the 100 free and is also eighth in the 50 free
• Ranks sixth in the 50 back at Vandy as well

As a Sophomore (2022-23)
• Met CSCAA National Invitational B Standards in the 50 and 100 free, and 100 back
• Posted the top times on the team in the 50 and 100 free, ranking fourth on the Dores’ performer list in the 100 back as well
• Missed making finals in the 50 back by .04 seconds at the National Invitational Championship (March 9-11), also competing in the 50 (23.68) and 100 (51.28) free and 100 back (57.26) at the event
• Recorded career-best times in the 50 and 100 free as well as the 100 back at the SEC Championships (Feb. 14-18)
• Had top-five results in the 50 (24.61) and 100 (54.35) free at Iowa (Jan. 21)
• Placed second in the B Final of both the 100 back (56.68) and 100 free (51.59) at the Gamecock Invitational (Nov. 16-18)
• Finished sixth in the 50 free (24.91) against North Florida and Georgia Southern (Oct. 15)

As a Freshman at Kentucky (2021-22)
• Saw action in five dual meets her only season with the Wildcat program
• Posted top-10 performances in the 50, 100 and 200 free at the Ohio State Winter Invite, including recording a career-best 51.45 mark in the 100 free at the meet
• Had personal-best time in the 200 free at Ohio State Invitational
• Finished with season-low 23.70 time in the 50 free in dual meet against in-state rival Louisville
• Placed fifth in the 50 free in victories over Cincinnati (24.43) and Marshall (24.61)

The Ciezczak File
• Major is undeclared
• Prepped at Neuqua Valley High and with the Fox Valley Swim Team, qualifying for the Junior Nationals with the latter
• Helped the Wildcats set state records in both the 200 and 400 free relays during her prep career
• Served as a team captain for both her school and club teams
• Recorded three club records with the Fox Valley program
• Part of team that won back-to-back state titles in 2017 and ’18
• Made the finals at the IHSA sectional championships seven times highlighted by a victory in the 100 free ­— ­to go along with second-place finishes in the 50 free and 100 back — her senior season
• Part of NVHS’s 200 and 400 free relays teams that claimed state titles at the 2019 IHSA meet as well as the victorious 200 free squad the previous fall
• Also finished sixth in the 50 free at the state championships as a sophomore
• Posted career-best times in the 50 (22.75) and 100 (50.42) free as well as the 100 back (55.54) at the IHSA sectional meet when she was a senior
• Advanced our of a field of 166 swimmers to the D Final of the 50 free at the 2019 NCSA Summer Championships
• Daughter of Mary and Mitch Ciezczak
• Brother, Matt, lettered in swimming for three seasons (2017-18, ’20) at Southern Illinois

Why Vanderbilt: “I chose Vanderbilt University because of the combination of amazing academics and athletics. Talking to the coaches and getting to know more about them, the team, and the school, it felt right. It has everything I want in a university and more. At Vanderbilt I can see myself succeeding in every aspect of my life.”