Ninety-seven first-year Gamecocks achieve 3.00 or higher GPA in 2011-12
Rutqvist, Jonsson advance to championship finals
Carolina posts five NCAA provisional times
Schaffer, Rodriguez, Columbus will compete in consolation finals at 6 p.m.
Rutqvist, Schaffer post two more 'B' cuts to lead the way
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|
|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.|