Megan Gallagher
Megan Gallagher

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lafayette, Ind.

High School:
McCutcheon

Event:
Freestyle/Breaststroke

Birthdate:
09/22/1992



11/20/2014

Purdue Set for Another Trip to Columbus & Ohio St. Invite

Boilermakers to compete in the mile, platform diving & two relays for first time this season.

11/25/2013

Matthews & Mercer Lead the Way at Ohio State Invitational

Lyon, Schlobohm & Monteiro team up for exciting tight 1-2-3 finish in C final of 400 IM.

11/24/2013

Boilermakers Move Into Third Place After Day Two at OSU

Matthews rallies to win 1-meter diving finals to complete springboard sweep.

11/24/2013

Mercer Breaks 100 Free Record on Final Day of OSU Invitational

Lim, Manger, Marr & Petric also post Purdue all-time Top 10 times.

11/20/2013

Boilers Set Sail for Three-Day Ohio St. Invitational in Columbus

Cabassol, Gallagher, Sheets & Tweardy were all event winners in their last visits to OSU.

11/11/2014

2014 Indiana Intercollegiates Mega Gallery

Purdue men and women host the Indiana Intercollegiates at the Boilermaker Aquatic Center

09/11/2014

2014-15 Purdue Team Photos

Purdue Women's Swimming & Diving 2014-15 team photos

02/26/2014

Big Ten Triple Duals

Purdue hosts Big Ten Triple Duals

11/12/2013

Notre Dame @ Purdue

Women's Swimming & Diving photos from 11/1/13 dual meet

11/07/2013

Indiana Intercollegiates Mega Gallery

More photos from the home opening meet.

Purdue Personal Preferences
In Her MP3 Player: Carrie Underwood
Favorite Author: J.K. Rowling
Favorite Actor: Gerard Butler
Favorite Month of the Year: September
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Food: Sushi
Favorite Purdue Building: Armstrong Hall of Engineering
Favorite Big City: New York City
Unique Travel Locale: Grand Canyon
Country She'd Most Like to Visit: Ireland
Another Sport She Enjoys Playing: Water Polo
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Hiking
Enjoyed this Professor's Class: Dr. Buehmann, Organizational Leadership
Furry Friend: Apollo, German Shepherd
Other Hobbies/Interests: Reading, Listening to music
Favorite Aquatic Center (Other Than Purdue): IUPUI Natatorium
Swimmer She'd Most Like to Race Against:
Person She'd Like to Have Dinner With: My Grandfather
Favorite Dessert: Icecream

2012-13 Photo Gallery | 2011-2012 Photo Gallery

2013-14: Gallagher competed primarily in the distance freestyle and breaststroke events... season-best times in the 500 (4:55.52, 4th), 1000 (10:19.33, 4th) and 1650 free (17:02.39, 4th) as well as the 100 (1:03.76, 2nd) and 200 breast (2:18.72, 4th) all ranked among the top five on the team in 2013-14... continues to rank among the Purdue all-time top five in the 500 (4:46.62, 5th), 1000 (9:52.24, 2nd) and 1650 free (16:22.49, 2nd)... posted season-best times in the 100 and 200 breast at the Ohio State Invitational, accounting for 14 team points by qualifying for the A final of both events... top time in the 500 free was at the Big Ten Championships... season best in the 1000 free was in the dual meet win vs. Notre Dame... posted times of 1:04.88 and 2:19.08 in the breaststroke events at Big Tens... raced in the 200 IM at the Indiana Intercollegiates... continues to rank eighth in program history in the 400 IM (4:19.90).

2012-13: Gallagher competed in eight different individual events, racing most frequently in the distance freestyle events & 400 IM... also competed in the 100 back, 200 breast and 200 IM... season-best times in the 500 free (4:49.23, 3rd), 1000 free (10:05.89, 2nd), 1650 free (16:36.06, 3rd) and 400 IM (4:20.10, 2nd) all ranked among the top five on the team in 2012-13... season-best times in the 500 free, 200 breast (2:19.49) and 400 IM were at the Big Ten Championships... season-best times in the mile was at the Purdue Invitational, where she finished second by one hundredth of a second... qualified for the C final of the 500 free at Big Ten Championships... accounted for 49 points at the Purdue Invitational, scoring in four events: 500 and 1650 free, 200 breast and 400 IM... won the B final of the 500 free at Purdue Invite and qualified for the A final of the 200 breast and 400 IM... won the 1000 free at the in the outdoor dual meet versus Florida Atlantic... raced in the 100 back and 200 IM at the Indiana Intercollegiates.

2011-12: Gallagher competed in eight different events, racing most frequently in the distance freestyle events... U.S. Olympic Team Trials qualifier in the 800m free... season-best times in the 1000 (9:52.24) and 1650 free (16:22.49) from the Big Ten Championships were tops on the team in 2011-12 and second fastest in program history... her top times in the 500 free (4:46.62, 3rd) and 400 IM (4:19.90, 6th) from Big Tens were second best on the team in 2011-12 and also among the Top 10 in program history... accounted for seven team points by qualifying for the B final in the 500 free and placing 11th in the mile... won the mile at the Ohio State Invitational, a meet where she accounted for 46 team points after also placing sixth in the A final of the 500 free, eighth in the A final of the 200 breast and seventh in the B final of the 200 IM... won the 1000 free in the dual meet win against Northwestern... finished first in the 500 free in the dual meet victory versus Notre Dame... competed in the 100 breast and 200 IM at the Indiana Intercollegiates.

Before Purdue: Four-year varsity letter-winner and team MVP at McCutcheon High School... 200 and 500 free All-American as an upperclassman... three-year Indiana state meet qualifier in the 200 and 500 free, finishing second in the 500 as a senior and sixth in the 200 as a junior... in the 500 free at state, also took third as a sophomore and fourth as a junior... three-time sectional champion in the 200 and 500 free, helping McCutcheon win the team titles all three years... on the club circuit with Maverick Aquatics, posted an Olympic Trial cut time in the 800 free, a senior national cut in the 1500 free and junior national cuts in the 100 breast, 400 free and 400 IM... National Honor Society.

Personal: Full name is Megan Sue Gallagher... born in Columbus, Ind.... daughter of William and Susan Gallagher, both Purdue alumni... family also includes youngers sisters Clare and Katelyn... her uncle James and aunt JoAnn are also Purdue alumni... majoring in organizational leadership with a career ambition of becoming a lawyer.