Marlys Fuqua
Marlys Fuqua

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Fairport, N.Y.

High School:
Fairport

Event:
Dist. Free


Junior Season: Named Spartan of the Year...Academic All-Big Ten honoree...Took first twice in the 500 free at Iowa (10/26), clocking a time of 5:02.44, and at Ball State (12/8) with a time of 5:06.90...Turned in season-best and varsity top-10 times in the 500 free (4:56.46) at the Big Ten Championships (2/21) and 1,000 free (10:15.87) at Iowa (10/26)...200 free relay team took first place at Ball State (12/8) with a time of 1:39.03 and at Valparaiso (1/11) with a time of 1:40.62...Placed first in the 1,000 free at Purdue (1/12) with a time of 10:21.62.

Sophomore Season: Named team's Spartan of the Year ... One of the team's leading scorers, registering dual meet points in seven contests ... Opened the season with a first-place swim in the 1,000 free (10:32.29) versus Akron (10/20) and clocked a time of 10:25.06 to win the 1,000 free the next day against Illinois ... Placed second in the 1,000 free and third in the 500 free against Iowa (10/28) ... Posted a third-place performance in the 1,000 free versus Ohio State (11/11) ... Won the 500 free against Ball State (12/9) with a season-best time of 5:06.93 ... Added a first-place 1,000 free effort against Purdue (1/13) ... Scored in the 500 and 1,000 freestyle events in regular season finale against Oakland (1/19) ... Competed in the 200 and 500 free and also swam the anchor leg of the 800 free relay at the Big Ten Championships.

Freshman Season: Finished 12th in the 200 back (2:09.24) at the Ohio State Invite ... Took second place in the 1,000 free (10:38.77) and third place in the 500 free (5:15.88) against Ball State ... Finished third in the 200 free (1:58.04) against St. Bonaventure.

High School: Named team MVP in 2002 ... Earned All-America honors in 2003 and 2004 ... Was a High School Academic All-American in 2004.

Personal: Born Aug. 30, 1987 in Frederick, Md. ... Daughter of Michael and Sandra Fuqua ... General business administration/pre-law major.