On Knepper: Returns for her senior year ... was All-ACC and Honorable Mention All-American last year ... school record-holder in both backstrokes ... should contend for ACC titles and NCAA honors ... elected team co-captain by her teammates for the second consecutive year.
As a Junior (2003-04): One of the Terps' top three point-scorers on the season while serving as team co-captain ... garnered Honorable Mention All-America honors in both the 200- and 400-meter medley relays after finishing 13th and 14th, respectively, in those events at the NCAA Championships ... also finished 33rd in the 100-meter backstroke (1:02.14) and 39th in the 200-meter backstroke (2:17.59) at the NCAA's ... garnered All-ACC honors for her third-place finish in the 100-yard backstroke (55.60) at the ACC Championship ... was part of two school record-setting relays at ACC's, establishing new marks in the 800-free relay (7:17.92) and 200-medley relay (1:41.41), while finishing second and third, respectively ... also placed fifth in the 200-back (2:02.54) and seventh in the 50-free (23.63), and was part of the third-place 400-medley relay team (3:42.96) and 400-free relay team (3:24.15) at the conference championship ... was named ACC Swimmer of the Week for her performance against Virginia Feb. 7, in which she broke her own school record in the 200-back (1:58.02), an NCAA automatic-qualifying time, and she led off the winning 400-free and 400-medley relays, producing NCAA `B' cut times in the 100-free and 100-back with her splits ... broke her own school record in the 100-yard backstroke (54.84) leading off the 400-medley relay at the Terrapin Cup Invitational ... also won both backstroke events with times of 55.16 in the 100 and 1:59.78 in the 200, a school-record at the time, and took sixth in the 50-free (23.81) ... she was also part of the winning 200-free, 800-free and 200-medley relays, as well as the second-place 400-free relay ... finished 42nd in the 100-meter backstroke (1:05.44) at the U.S. Olympic Trials in July ... had the ACC's second-fastest time of the season in the 100-back (55.16) and the 200-back (1:58.02) ... won the 200-back (2:02.76), 400-free relay (3:33.16) and 400-medley relay (3:49.73) in the first meet of the season at N.C. State ... was victorious in the 200-back (2:03.08) and both the 400-free and 400-medley relays against Virginia Tech and Clemson ... her time in the 200-back broke the pool record at Virginia Tech's War Memorial Pool, and both relay teams also set new pool marks ... took the crown in the 100-back (56.24) and finished second in the 200-yard freestyle (1:55.12) against Johns Hopkins and Howard ... also was part of the winning 200-medley relay team (1:44.72) ... claimed the victory in the 200-back (2:00.87) and 400-medley relay (3:50.39) against Duke ... won the 200-back (2:01.20) and both the 400-free and 400-medley relays against Georgia Tech ... was victorious in both backstroke events against Pittsburgh and Villanova, with times of 57.11 in the 100 and 2:03.15 in the 200 ... also was part of the winning 400-free, 200-medley and 400-medley relays, and finished second in the 100-yard freestyle (52.64) ... won both backstroke events against North Carolina with times of 56.70 in the 100 and 2:00.94 in the 200 ... also was part of the winning 400-free and 200-medley relay teams.
As a Sophomore (2002-03): A 2003 All-ACC and honorable mention All-America selection ... qualified for the NCAA Championships in three events ... set two new school records at the national championships, finishing 15th in the 800-free relay (7:19.63) and 27th in the 100-back (54.80) ... also finished 38th in the 200-back (2:01.65) at the meet ... Swam well at the ACC Championships, garnering third-place honors in the 100-back with a time of 55.75 and finishing seventh in the 100-back with a finals time of 2:02.17 after a preliminary time of 2:00.61 ... had another third-place finish at the conference meet with the 200-medley relay team (1:41.76) and was a member of the victorious 400-medley relay team (3:41.52) ... began the season with victories in the 200-back (2:03.18) and the 400-medley relay (3:48.53) against NC State ... won the 400-medley relay in the next meet, against Clemson and Virginia Tech, with a time of 3:47.64 ... finished second in the 200-back (2:04.41) at that meet ... won the 300-back relay (2:56.97) and came in second in the 400-IM (4:38.17) against Johns Hopkins, Howard and Wingate ... was victorious against Richmond and Wingate in the 200-medley relay (1:45.79), the 100-back (57.51) and the 200-back (2:03.46) ... captured first place in the 100-back versus Villanova with a time of 57.88 ... had a victory in the 100-back at the Terrapin Cup Invitational (56.02) ... in a team win against Duke, won the 100-back in a time of 57.65 ... won with the 400-medley relay team (3:46.68) versus Virginia.
As a Freshman (2001-02): Was impressive at the ACC Championships, coming away with four top-10 finishes ... took ninth-place in both the 100-back (57.09) and the 200-back (2:02.54) ... also swam with the 200-medley (1:44.50) and the 400-medley (3:47.84) relay teams that both captured fourth place at the conference championships ... had the fastest lines in the 100-back and the 200-back on the team ... earned two second-place finishes against NC State in the 1000-free (10:27.11) and the 200-back (2:07.02) ... won her first event against Florida State in the 200-back (2:05.04) ... also came in second in the 200-free (1:54.56) against the Seminoles ... took home second-place in the 200-free (1:55.28) and third-place in the 200-fly (2:08.92) vs. Duke ... third in the 500-free (5:08.26) vs. Johns Hopkins and Howard ... turned in another third-place finish against Ohio State and Virginia Tech in the 200-back (2:06.26) ... placed second in the 1000-free (10:21.55) and third in the 200-fly (2:08.32) vs. Georgia Tech ... won multiple events at the Terrapin Cup Invitational, earning victories with the 400-medley (3:48.22) and the 900-free (7:35.65) relay teams ... came in third in the 100-back vs. Pittsburgh and Villanova (59.06) ... had her most successful meet vs. Virginia, winning both the 100-back (57.08) and the 200-back (2:02.45) ... also swam with the first-place 200-medley relay team (1:45.47) against the Cavaliers.
Before Maryland: Three-time scholastic All-American ... her high school did not field a swim team.
Personal: Megan Knepper is the daughter of Linda and Dennis Knepper ... has two sisters, Greta, 29, and Brooke, 25 ... cousin of former NFL quarterback Jeff Hostetler ... enjoys go-carts, shopping and reading ... was a member of the National Honor Society and Academic Club in high school ... was her high school salutatorian ... has been a member of the Student Athletic Advisory Committee at Maryland for three years ... lists making the NCAAs for the first time, making the Olympic trials cut and beating ACC rival Virginia her freshman and junior years as her biggest athletic thrills ... lists her sisters as the people she most admires ... chose Maryland for its academics, pool and proximity to home ... majoring in kinesiology.
Career Bests 100 Back: 54.84 200 Back: 1:58.02 100 Free: 50.50 200 Free: 1:48.60 50 Free: 23.60