Stanford Gets Another: HS Swimmer of the Year Morgan Tankersley

Photo Courtesy: Morgan Tankersley (Instagram)

NEW COMMIT: Stanford continues to haul in top talent, this time with a verbal commitment from Morgan Tankersley, the 2017 Swimming World High School Swimmer of the Year. Tankersley will head to California from Tampa, Florida. She’s a senior at Plant High School and trains with Greater Tampa Swimming Association.

Last year Tankersley led high school swimming across the country in two events- the 200 and 500 freestyle (1:44.31, 4:37.60). With those times at last fall’s Florida 4A state championship she broke both state records. She also posted a 48.69 leading off her school’s 400 freestyle relay in state record fashion. While her 1650 isn’t quite up to par with her other freestyle events, she’s certainly strong across the board.

Her top times are:

  • 50 Free 22.60
  • 100 Free 48.69
  • 200 Free 1:44.31
  • 500 Free 4:37.60
  • 1650 Free 16:27.61

After only her junior year in high school those 200 and 500 freestyle times already score at NCAAs.

That Stanford Class of 2022 now includes Taylor RuckLucie NordmannZoe BartelAmalie Fackenthal, Anya Goeders and Allie Raab.

Tankersley wrote on Instagram,

“I’m so excited to announce my verbal commitment to swim and study at Stanford University!!!! Thanks so much for my friends, family, and coaches who have made this possible… I’m really looking forward to spending my next 4 years on the farm!!!! Fear the Tree”


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Amy Kathleen
6 years ago

Best commitment photo yet! Congrats!

Ann Belew O'Brien
6 years ago


Kathy Smith
6 years ago

Wow! Congratulations!!

Albert Alejo
6 years ago

Congrats Morgan!

Melissa Bunnell Frye
6 years ago

Congrats to Morgan and Merrie Brennan Tankersley!!!!!

Anna Prozzillo Feiler
6 years ago

Congrats Morgan and Merrie Brennan Tankersley!

Carolan Epstein Covington

CONGRATULATIONS to Morgan, Merrie Brennan Tankersley and Vance!!!

Meghan Henning Meade
6 years ago

So exciting!

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Danielle VanDyke Wright

Nice !

Karen Olsen Higgins
6 years ago

Wow jennifer. This is amazing!! Good luck to Morgan and congratulations!!

Annie Spaeder Kelley
6 years ago


Lindley Fleury
6 years ago


Meg McCabe Luebke
6 years ago

Congratulations Morgan!

Melissa Haynes Bakinowski

Amazing! So excited for her.. Congratulations… fear the Tree!

Kristen Campbell McManus

Congrats Morgan and family. Enjoy.

Rich Morris
6 years ago


Ruth Van Tuyle
6 years ago


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Bill Shults
6 years ago

Congrats Tankersley family!!

Michelle Cherrick
6 years ago

Susannah Miller Muller. . .rich get richer. . .Stanford women will be tough to beat

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