Morgan Brooks
Morgan Brooks

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Simpsonville, S.C.

High School:
Mauldin

Height:
5-6

Event:
Freestyle/Backstroke


07/12/2012

Gamecocks Pace SEC on First-Year Academic Honor Roll

Ninety-seven first-year Gamecocks achieve 3.00 or higher GPA in 2011-12

02/18/2012

Seven Gamecocks Reach Day Four Finals at SEC Championships

Rutqvist, Jonsson advance to championship finals

02/17/2012

Gamecocks Send Seven to Friday's Finals at SEC Championships

Carolina posts five NCAA provisional times

02/16/2012

Gamecocks Send Three Swimmers to Thursday's Finals at SEC Championships

Schaffer, Rodriguez, Columbus will compete in consolation finals at 6 p.m.

11/19/2011

Gamecocks Conclude Strong Week at Nike Cup Invitational

Rutqvist, Schaffer post two more 'B' cuts to lead the way

2012-13 - Swam in all but three regular season meets...Competed in the freestyle and backstroke events...Recorded season-best second-place finish in the 200 freestyle against College of Charleston with a time of 1:59.89...Named to the SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll.

2011-12 - Provided depth in the freestyle events...Swam in all but one regular season meet and the SEC Championships...Had the team's third fastest 50 freestyle time with a mark of 24:38 to finish 17th in the C finals at the Nike Cup Invitational...Posted season best finish of third place in both the 100 freestyle (53.13) and 200 freestyle (1:53.61) against rival Clemson...Recorded the team's fourth fastest time in the 100 backstroke with a swim of 57.45 to place 19th overall in the C final at the Nike Cup Invitational...Swam the 50, 100 and 200 freestyle events at the SEC Championships.

PRE-COLLEGE - Graduated from Mauldin High School...Was a Scholastic All-American...Named team captain...Two-time MVP...Four-time South Carolina Class 4A All-State and All-Region...Three-time South Carolina Class 4A state champion in the 4X100 free relay...Helped lead Mauldin to three Class 4A swim team state titles...Class 4A state medalist in the 200 IM in 2011...Class 4A sate medalist in 100 backstroke in 2009...Member of the Y-Spartaquatics Swim Club...Y-national participant...Y-national champion and record holder in he 4X200 free relay (long course)...Y-national champion in the 4X100 relay and team state champions long and short course (multiple times)...Team Y-national champions long course (multiple times)...Member of the National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society and Beta Club.

PERSONAL - Full name is Morgan Bryttnie Brooks...Born May 25, 1993...Parents are Paul and Kristi Brooks...Has one brother, Mitch, and four sisters, Amy, Vicki, Carly and MaKayla...Grandfather, Frank Brooks, played football at Texas A&M...Chose South Carolina of a great opportunity to grow and learn both academically and athletically...Majoring in physical therapy.

Brooks' Top Times
Event Time Date Meet Location
50 freestyle 24.38 11/17/11 Nike Cup Chapel Hill, N.C.
100 freestyle 52.89 11/19/11 Nike Cup Chapel Hill, N.C.
200 freestyle 1:53.12 11/18/11 Nike Cup Chapel Hill, N.C.
100 backstroke 57.45 11/18/11 Nike Cup Chapel Hill, N.C.
200 backstroke 2:12.03 1/18/13 Arkansas/Florida State Columbia, S.C.