Tennessee Olympians: Molly Hannis, Swimming and Diving

KNOXVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 17, 2014 - Molly Hannis headshot during photo day. Photo By Donald Page/Tennessee Athletics

Molly Hannis became Tennessee’s first swimmer to join Team USA since Christine Magnuson in 2008 when she finished second at the Olympic Trials in the 200-meter breaststroke to book her ticket to the games in early July. Hannis, a native of Santa Rosa, Calif., has been swimming professionally for the last year as a member of the Tennessee Aquatics club after graduating from Tennessee in 2015.

During her UT career (2012-15), Hannis was a 14-time All-American and a four-time SEC champion. She swam the breaststroke leg on two NCAA championship relay teams in 2013 to help Tennessee to a third-place finish in the team standings. She remains the Vols’ record holder in the 100 and 200 breaststroke.

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