Honors & Awards
- U.S. Olympic Trials Qualifier (2016)
- Three Letters (2016, 2017, 2018)
- Academic All-Big Ten (2017, 2018)
- Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2015; Spring 2016, 2017, 2018)
- Herman Team GPA Award (2016, 2017)
- Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2016, 2017, 2018)
Morgan McCafferty captured seven top-five finishes, including a victory and a second-place showing as a junior. McCafferty set four career bests, including three at the 2018 Big Ten Championships, 200 back (1:58.85), 100 fly (54.29) and 200 IM (2:00.55). The three-time letter winner captured her fourth career best at the Mizzou Invite in the 100 back (55.00). McCafferty had a strong performance against Illinois producing a second-place showing in the 100 back, and two fourth-place showings in the 200 back and in the 100 fly. A strong competitor in the pool as well as the classroom, McCafferty made the Academic All-Big Ten for the second consecutive year. She was a member of the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team for the third time.
McCafferty had a solid 2016-17 season as a Husker, producing seven top-five performances including one victory and one runner-up finish. McCafferty won the 200-yard backstroke (2:07.56) in Nebraska's dual victory over South Dakota Stae. She also placed second in the 100 backstroke (57.96) against Iowa State. At the Big Ten Championships, McCafferty set career records in the 200 individual medley (2:01.21) and the 100 backstroke (55.08), placing 28th and 33rd respectively. McCafferty earned academic All-Big Ten honors for the first yime and claimed her second selection to the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team.
McCafferty produced 10 top-five finishes, including one victory in her freshman season with the Huskers. She helped the Huskers to the team title at the Big Challenge with career performances in the 100-yard backstroke (55.19), 200-yard backstroke (2:00.13), 100-yard butterfly (56.86) and 200-yard individual medley (2:04.05). At the 2016 Big Ten Championships, McCafferty finished 29th in the 100-yard backstroke, 41st in the 200 back and 69th in the 200-yard individual medley. She earned spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall and spring semesters of 2015-16, and was a member of the 2016 Tom Osborne Citizenship Team.
McCafferty came to Nebraska after earning All-America and all-state honors at Reynoldsburg High School in Ohio. McCafferty earned sixth place in the 100-yard backstroke both her junior and senior years at the state meet. She also earned a seventh-place finish in the 200-yard individual medley her junior year. McCafferty competed for the Greater Columbus Swim Team of Ohio. She was a national qualifier in the 100-yard backstroke and the 200-yard individual medley. McCafferty made honor roll all four years at Reynoldsburg High School.
The daughter of Cathy Cicak and Colin McCafferty, Morgan was born Aug. 17, 1997, in Columbus, Ohio. She has one sister, Shannon, and two brothers, Patrick and Jake. Morgan is a social science education major. She captured academic All-Big Ten accolades in 2017. She is a four-time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll selection. She was also a member of the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team in 2016, 2017 and 2018. She chose Nebraska over Navy, Air Force, West Virginia and Marshall.
|100 Back||55.00||Mizzou Invite (2017)|
|Big Ten Championships (2018)|
|Big Ten Championships (2018)|
|200 IM||2:00.55||Big Ten Championships (2018)|