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Maria Gannon
Position: Middle Distance
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Iowa City, Iowa
High School: West
Major: Kinesiology and Health
Experience: 1 Year
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Maria Gannon
Courtesy: cyclones.com
Release: 08/22/2012

Awards and Honors:
Academic All-Big 12 First Team (2013-14)…Iowa State Scholar-Athletes (2013-14)

2013-14 (Sophomore):
Competed in the 500 freestyle (22nd, 5:10.10), 200 freestyle (prelims, 1:55.73), 200 freestyle relay (1:38.76), 100 freestyle (prelims, 54.19), 1650 freestyle (16th, 17:24.73) at the Big 12 Championships…posted seven top-five performances (five individual and 2 relay)…placed first against UNI in the 1000 freestyle (10:53.28)…earned three top-five time spots for the Cyclone squad in the 500 freestyle (Big 12s, 5:03.58), 1000 freestyle (Big 12s, 10:33.02),  and 1650 freestyle (Big, 12s, 17:24.73)…tallied one top-20 performance in school history  for the 1650 freestyle (17:24.73).

2012-13 (Freshman):
Competed in the 500 freestyle (22nd, 5:03.28), 1650 free (Exh.,17:34.84) and 200 freestyle (20th, 1:55.31) at the Big 12 Championships…finished fifth in the 100 freestyle (55.23) at the Last Chance meet…finished second in the 100 freestyle against Nebraska-Omaha…finished third in the 500 freestyle against Northern Iowa…at Illinois finished fifth in the 1000 freestyle…sits fourth for the Cyclones in the 500 freestyle and third in the 1000 and 1650 freestyle for the season.

High School:
Swam for Iowa City West High under Robert Miecznikowski and Jordan O’Donnell…was team captain…earned Academic All-Conference…placed eighth in the 500 at the 2011 state meet and 13th in the 2010 state meet...was class valedictorian…member of the National Honor Society...Youth Salute award winner.

Kinesiology and health major…born Nov. 22…daughter of Mike Gannon and Denise Gannon…father Mike played football for Iowa State and brother Jacob is currently a member of the football team.

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