Backstroke/Individual Medley
Year: Junior
Hometown: Reynoldsburg, Ohio
High School: Reynoldsburg
Major: Social Science Education


Honors & Awards

  • U.S. Olympic Trials Qualifier (2016)
  • Two Letters (2016, 2017)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2017)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2015; Spring 2016, 2017)
  • Herman Team GPA Award (2016, 2017)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2016, 2017)

2017-18 (Outlook)
Morgan McCafferty hopes to continue to make major gains in the individual medley while competing as one of Nebraska’s top backstroke competitors in 2017-18. The junior from Reynoldsburg, Ohio vaulted 41 spots in the standings in the 200 IM from the 2016 to the 2017 Big Ten Championships, while continuing her steady efforts in the backstroke. She is also a strong contributor outside the pool as an academic All-Big Ten choice and two-time member of the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team.

2016-17 (Sophomore)
Morgan 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.

2015-16 (Freshman)
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 three-time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll selection. She was also a member of the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team in 2016 and 2017. She chose Nebraska over Navy, Air Force, West Virginia and Marshall.

Career-Best Times

Event Time Meet (Date)
100 Back 55.08 Big Ten Championships (2017)
200 Back


Big Challenge (2015)
200 IM 2:01.21 Big Ten Championships (2017)
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