Meagan Popp
Meagan Popp
Year: Senior
Hometown: Newport Beach, Calif.
High School: Corona del Mar
Position: IM/Breaststroke/Freestyle
Major: Intregrative Biology
House Affiliation: Winthrop

Senior - 2018-19
Ranked second on the team with her 2:16.19, accomplished at the Hall of Fame Invitational, in the 200 breast ... Her 200 IM effort of 2:01.71 was the Crimson's third-fastest of the year ... Was on the team's third-best relay of the season at the Hall of Fame Invitational (3:24.99 - 400 free relay; 7:20.11 - 800 free relay) ... Produced Harvard's fourth-best 100 breast time (1:02.93 - Hall of Fame Invitational) ... Logged a time of 10:26.43 in the 1,000 free, which was the team's fourth-best effort of 2018-19 ... Turned in a 200 free time of 1:54.72 in the double-dual meet at UCLA and vs. San Diego ... Finished the 500 free in 5:06.67 against Brown and Penn.

Junior - 2017-18
Finished second in the 200 IM at the Ivy League Championship with an NCAA B-cut time of 1:59.90 - .23 seconds behind teammate Geordie Enoch ... Finished fifth in the 200 breaststroke with an NCAA B-cut time of 2:14.14 and seventh in the 100 breaststroke (1:02.54) ... Placed fourth in the 100 breaststroke (1:06.49) against Brown and Penn ... Second in the 200 breaststroke (2:21.18) and 200 IM (2:06.35) against Brown and Penn ... Seventh in the 200 breaststroke at the Texas Invitational with an NCAA B-cut time of (2:14.58) ... Registered an NCAA B-cut time in the 200 IM (2:000.51) at the Texas Invitational ... Won the 200 breaststroke (2:19.53) against Cornell ... Second in the 500 freestyle (5:01.65) against Columbia. 

Sophomore - 2016-17
First-team all-Ivy League in the 200 IM and second team in the 100 breast, 200 breast, 800 free relay and 400 medley relay … Seventh in the 200 IM and 200 breast at HYP … Posted top-five finishes in the 100 breast, 200 IM and 500 free vs. Penn and Brown … Runner-up in the 100 breast against Columbia … Won the 100 breast ‘C’ final at the Texas Invite … First in the 200 free (1:52.73) and second in the 200 breast vs. Cornell and Dartmouth. 

Freshman - 2015-16
Qualified for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials ... Earned five All-Ivy League honors, first team in the 200 IM and 200 breast and second team in the 100 breast, 800 free relay and 400 medley relay … Finished fourth in the 100 breast (1:07.51) and second in the 200 IM (2:08.87) at Columbia …  Claimed 18th in the 200 breast (2:16.11), 19th in the 100 breast (1:03.90) amd 21st in the 200 meter (2:01.75) at the Texas Invitational … Earned third in the 100 breaststroke (1:05.74) against Brown and Penn … Posted Harvard’s top times in the 200 IM (1:57.94), 100 breast (1:01.65) and the 200 breast (2:12.18) at the Ivy League Championship Meet.

Before Harvard
Top Times:
200 IM: 1:59.34
100 Breast 1:02.32
200 Breast 2:15.23
200 Free 1:48.95

Meagan Popp has been very successful between the lanes; she placed 13th (100 breaststroke) and 14th (200 breaststroke) at the Winter 2014 Junior Nationals, and was the 2014 Pacific Coast League Champion in the 500 free and 100 back. As a senior, Popp was the 2015 Pacific Coast League Champion in the 100 breast and 200 IM. In her junior season, she placed fifth at 2014 CIF Division 1 Championships in the 200 free and 3rd in the 500 free. She also was a member of the NCSA Junior National Team in 2011 and a member of the California Nevada All Star Team in 2013. Outside the water, Popp, who enjoys skiing, reading and playing with her Australian Shepard, earned the 2015 Corona del Mar Sea King Pride Award for Integrity and Dedication, and the 2014 MVP for Corona del Mar High School Swim and Dive Team.

"As soon as I stepped on campus, I instantly felt connected with the team," Popp said. "They were all so welcoming, and they made Harvard feel like home. I can't wait to help contribute to the already successful group of women that I will soon be a part of."