Meghan Hawthorne
Meghan  Hawthorne

Last College:
USC, 2014

Position:
Assistant Coach

Experience:
Third Season

10/05/2017

Broncos Open with Idaho on Saturday

Boise State will open the season with the Idaho Vandals on Saturday at the Boise West Family YMCA and Boise City Aquatic Center.

Two-time NCAA All-American and All-Pac-12 swimmer Meghan Hawthorne begins her second season on the Boise State staff in 2016-17.

In her first season at Boise State, Hawthorne helped guide the Broncos to a second-place finish at the 2016 Mountain West Championships. The Broncos won four of five relay events and four individual titles at the meet and set eight school event records. Senior Sam Wicks captured five event titles and was named Mountain West Swimmer of the Year at the meet. Overall, Boise State swimmers and divers took home a combined 43 All-Mountain West honors from the meet.

Bronco swimmers also qualified for seven events at the 2016 NCAA Championships in Atlanta.

Hawthorne was a two-time All-American over her four years at USC (2011-14), earning the honors with top-eight national finishes in the 200 IM (2012-13). She was also a two-time All-America honorable mention in the 400 IM (2012-13). Hawthorne reached the finals seven times at the Pac-10, then Pac-12, Championships, during her career, topping out with fourth-place efforts in the 400 IM in 2012 and 2013.

USC finished in the top six of the NCAA team standings in each of her four years in Troy, with consecutive third-place finishes from 2011-12.

Hawthorne was a USA Swimming National Team member from 2012-14, and in 2012 she reached the final of the 400 IM at the U.S. Olympic Trials but finished sixth, just missing a spot in London. She would go on to earn a silver medal in the same event for the U.S. at the 2013 World University Games in Kazan, Russia.

Since 2009 Hawthorne has served as a coach with Rattler Swim Club in San Fernando, Calif., and swam for the club from 2001-14. As a coach, she worked with young swimmers from ages 7-18 on technique work and endurance training. She also served as the assistant coach for the swim team at Viewpoint School in Calabasas.

Hawthorne graduated from USC in 2014 .


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