2012-13: Came on strong for the Saints towards the end of her freshman season...Key role in the team's distance events...Three top-5 finishes in her first meet, Catholic Invite (10/20)...Won her first 1000 yard free event against Holy Cross (10/24) in 10:50.57...The Saints top finisher in the 1650 yard free at the ECAC Championships (12/2).
BEFORE SIENA:Swam at the Pittsfield YMCA for 13 years...Four-year varsity member of Miss Hall's lacrosse team as a defender and midfielder...Ran cross country for all four years...Recipient of the Coaches Award for cross country and named to the 2010-2011 All New England Team...Also won the Sylvia "Rusty" Shethar Everdell '38 Prize.
PERSONAL:Born February 19, 1994...Daughter of Timothy and Heather...Has three siblings...Older brother Michael attends Clarkson University...Sister Callie was a four year member of the Pace University swimming team...Older sister Katie attended graduate school at Harvard.
KUETERMAN ON GRACE:"Megan is one of our top distance swimmers, last year she did some great things for the program. She trains hard and I look for her to be among the top distance swimmers at the conference level."
GETTING TO KNOW MEGAN GRACE
Major: Political Science
What I like most about Siena College: The closeness of the community
What I like most about my sport: the bonds I form with my teammates
What I like most about coach: He smirks when he gives us a hard distance set
Another Siena sport I follow: basketball
Player I most relate to on the team: Hailey
Best moment of the previous season: training trip
My goal for the upcoming season: Taper and perform well for MAACs
My biggest fear: fish and seaweed
My hobbies are: reading and hanging out with my dog
What is one thing you can't live without: My roommate
If I could travel anywhere, I would go: Rome
If I was stuck on a deserted island, the one thing I would bring: Cookies
My biggest fan: My dad
My before game/meet routine: Listen to music and stay relaxed
Best advice I have ever received: Live each day to the fullest
Most embarrassing moment: When I tripped and fell down the stairs by Hennepin
Person I look up to the most: My sister Callie
Three words that describe me: loving, determined, emotional
If I could meet anyone, it would be: Backstreet Boys
Sport/Position I always wanted to try: Football
When I am not playing my sport, you can find me: napping
My dream job: Environmental Lawyer
If I had a million dollars, I would: Pay off my siblings' student loans for my parents