Swimming & Diving

 Morgan Hartigan
Morgan Hartigan


Cheyenne, Wyo.

High School:
Cheyenne East HS




Senior (2013-14): Hartigan finished her career with the Cowgirls as one of the most decorated swimmers in Wyoming history. Hartigan made an appearance at the NCAA Championship for the first time in her career and was the first Cowgirl since Kelsey Conci in 2012 to earn a spot in the event. Hartigan also earned All-Mountain West in three individual events and one relay. At the NCAA Championships she made history for the Cowgirls becoming the first Cowgirl swimmer to compete in an individual medley event at the championship. Her best finish at the NCAA championship came in the 100 backstroke finishing 35th in the event with a time of 53.52. Hartigan broke the school record in the 100 freestyle in her final swim of the MW championships at 48.77. She also set a school record at the MW Championships in the 200 individual medley with a time of 1:58.37. In the 100 backstroke at the MW Championship she finished third with a career-best time of 53.06. She was named MW Swimmer of the Week on Jan. 29, after her performance against Colorado State. Hartigan also broke two Corbett Pool records during the season in the 100 freestyle and 200 individual medley.

Junior: (2012-13): Hartigan once again established herself as one of the Cowgirls' top performers during her junior campaign. She earned All-Mountain West in the three individual events, as well as two relay events. In individual events at the MW Championships the junior won the 100 freestyle with a personal-best time of 49.76, a mark that is second all-time in UW history. Hartigan also finished third in both the 50 freestyle (22.96, third in school history) and 100 breaststroke (1:01.49 - Second in school history), as she set personal-best in each event. Morgan also helped the 400 medley relay team to a third place-finish and the 200 free relay to a third-place finish at the MW Championships. At the Houston Invite, she swam a personal-best mark of 2:02.05 in the 200 individual medley. Hartigan won 17 events on the season including taking first-place in every event swam in duals against Air Force, New Mexico and Denver.

Sophomore: (2011-12): As just a sophomore Hartigan proved herself as one of the Cowgirls most talented all-around swimmers and young leader on the team. She swam in six events at the Mountain West Championships finishing in the top eight of all six. Her best finish came helping the 200 medley relay team to a MW Championship and championship record-time of 1:38.56. She swam in two other relay events helping them to third-place finishes. Her 400 medley relay squad finished third with the second-fastest time in school history of 3:38.88. She also helped the 200 freestyle relay team to third place with a time of 1:31.80. Individually at the conference championships, Hartigan finished in the top eight of three events. Her best finish came in the 100 breaststroke taking third with a time of 1:02.23. She finished the 200 breast in fourth place with a time of 2:15.33. In the 200 Individual medley, she touched the wall in seventh (2:02.43). In all six events she earned All-MW honors. Her 200 freestyle relay All-MW honor is the second of her career. She also had a great event during winter training at the Citrus Classic finishing first in all three events she swam. She helped the 400 medley relay team to a victory with a time of 3:53.79. Against Colorado State in the final home dual of the season, she took first place in all three events she entered. She helped the 200 medley and 400 freestyle relay squads to victories with times of 1:42.66 and 3:28.65, respectively. Individually, she also won the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:05.00.

Freshman: (2010-11): Hartigan was a key member of the Cowgirl relay teams at the 2011 Mountain West Championships. She helped the 400 medley and 200 freestyle relay teams to top-three finishes at the conference championships. She and her teammates in the 400 medley relay placed second with a time of 3:38.62. She also helped the 200 freestyle relay team to a third-place finish with a time of 1:31.37. For her performances with the relay squads she earned All-MW honors for the first time in her Cowgirl career. Individually at the MW championships she swam in the 50 free and the 100 breaststroke. In the 50 free she placed 16th and in the 100 breast she placed 14th. Hartigan also had an excellent summer swimming season for UW posting a Olympic trial cut time of 1:11.88 (long-course time) in the 100 breaststroke at the summer national meet. She earned her first Academic All-MW and MW Scholar-Athlete awards. She also earned her first Cowgirl letter award.

High School: Hartigan was one of the fastest swimmers in Wyoming throughout high school. She was named All-American in 2008 and 2009 in the 100 breaststroke. She was also state champion in the 100 breast and 100 fly. She was named Wyoming Female Athlete of the Year by the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle in 2009. She was also a member of the 4.0 honor roll from her freshman year to her senior year.

Personal: She was born on Jan. 19, 1992, in Cheyenne, Wyo. She is the daughter of Joseph Hartigan and Kelly Wright. She is majoring in elementary education at UW.

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