Irish National Record Holder Mona McSharry Verbally Commits to Tennessee for 2020

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NEW COMMIT: The University of Tennessee has landed a big recruit for the class of 2024 from Mona McSharry, a native of Dublin, Ireland.

McSharry is a member of the Irish Swimming Federation and currently owns the LCM National records in the 50m/100m/200m breast, the 50m fly, and as a member of the three relays. In SCM, she holds the Irish records in the 50m/100m free, 50m/100m breast, 100m IM, and the 4x100m mixed medley relay. She most recently won the 50m breast, 100m breast, and 50m fly at Irish Summer Nationals in July and won all six of her events at Irish Nationals in December. McSharry earned gold in the 100m breast at the 6th FINA World Junior Championships in 2017 after racing that event at the FINA World Championships in Budapest that same year.

She told Swimming World:

“I am super excited to announce my commitment to the University of Tennessee. It felt like home from the moment I stepped foot onto the campus and I can’t wait to be a part of the amazing team. Go Vols!”

In LCM, her best times include (LCM/SCM):

  • 50m breast – 30.87/30.19
  • 100m breast – 1:07.10/1:05.01
  • 200m breast – 2:27.67/2:25.66
  • 50m free – 25.42/25.03
  • 100m free – 56.32/54.34

In SCY, those times convert to:

  • 50 breast – 27.07
  • 100 breast – 59.04
  • 200 breast – 2:11.13
  • 50 free – 22.39
  • 100 free – 49.78

McSharry will make an immediate impact for the Lady Vols when she arrives in Knoxville as a member of the class of 2024 both individually and on relays. Her best times (converted to yards) would’ve scored in the A-final of the 100 breast as well as the B-final of the 50 free and 200 breast at the 2019 SEC Championships where Tennessee finished fourth overall in the team standings. Her best converted 100 breast time also would’ve placed in the B-final at last year’s NCAA Championships and she’ll have one year of overlap with Nikol Popov.

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