Rice Scoops Up In-State Verbal from Texas 6A State Championship Finalist Morgan Bartley

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NEW COMMIT: San Antonio, Texas native and Futures qualifier Morgan Bartley has handed her in-state verbal commitment to Rice University beginning in the fall of 2021.

She will join Sydney Morgan and Megan Schultze in Houston as a member of the Owls’ class of 2025.

Regarding her commitment, she said:

“I am so excited to announce my verbal commitment to swim and study at Rice University! Rice has so many great things to offer along with it’s incredible academic and athletic reputation. The team and the coaching staff were so welcoming and offered a program that was a perfect fit for me. Go Owls!!!?”

Bartley, who does her club swimming with Alamo Area Aquatic Association, most recently earned three best times at College Station Sectionals. Last summer, she finaled in the 100m/200m breast combo at Austin Sectionals before going on to race four events at Des Moines Futures.

Her best times include:

  • 50 free – 23.29
  • 100 free – 51.66
  • 50 breast – 29.62
  • 100 breast – 1:03.30
  • 200 breast – 2:21.17

Also competing for Ronald Reagan High School, Bartley is a four-time Texas 6A State Championship finalist. She finished third in the 50 free and seventh in the 100 breast as a junior while taking 13th and fifth, respectively, in those events during her sophomore season.

Under head coach Seth Huston, the Owls finished second overall in the team standings at the 2020 Conference USA Championships.

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