2016-17 Sophomore Season: Tallied a 14th place finish with a 2:12.08 in the 200-yard breast at the 2017 Big Ten Championships • finished first place with a 2:19.17 in the 200-yard breast at the Minnesota Invitational • improved to 2:13.33 in the 200-yard breast at the AT&T Winter Nationals • finished in 19th place with a 1:01.39 in the 100-yard breast at the 2017 Big Ten Championships • improved to 2:05.58 in the 200-yard IM at the 2017 Big Ten Championships.
2015-16 Freshman Season: First-year letterwinner • At the 2016 Big Ten Championships, Marcus placed 13th in the 200 breast, 27th in the 100 breast and 75th in the 200 IM • Tallied 16 top-five finishes during the regular season • Made her collegiate debut at Florida State, highlighted by a silver finish in the 200 breast. High School: 2015 graduate of El Dorado High School • Coached by Alan Rosenfeld and Zach Davis • Four-time letterwinner in swimming • Four-time letterwinner in academic achievement • All-League (2011-2015) • Rookie of the Year (2010) • Most Inspirational Swimmer (2011) • Most Dedicated Swimmer (2012) • Scholastic All-American Award (2014) • Sierra Nevada Scholar Athlete (2011-2015) • Academic All-American Qualifier (2015) • Academic All-American (2015) • Honor Roll (2011-2015) • Honor Guard (2011-2015) • AP Scholar Award (2014) • Member of AqualSol Swim Team • Most memorable sports thrill was at her last CIF Sac Joaquin High School Sections meet when she dropped a second and a half to qualify for the California State swim meet in the 100-yard breaststroke.
Personal: Born May 28, 1997 • Daughter of Ron and Sheree Marcus • Has one younger sister, Allison • Enjoys to read, crochet, play with her dogs, water ski, go boating and hiking • Plans to major in Biology.
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