Molly  Hannis

Molly Hannis


Santa Rosa, Calif.

High School:
Santa Rosa



Neptune Swimming (Coach Dan Greaves)


2013 - 200 Medley Relay
2013 - 400 Medley Relay

2015 - 4
2014 - 4
2013 - 4
2012 - 2

Gold: 4
2015: 200 MR, 400 MR
2013: 200 MR
2012: 100 Breast, 200 MR, 400 MR
Silver: 5
2015: 100 Breast, 200 Breast
2014: 200 MR, 100 Breast
2013: 100 Breast
Bronze: 2
2014: 400 MR
2013: 400 MR

2015 All-America
2015 All-SEC
2015 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2014 All-American
2014 All-SEC (2nd team)
2013 All-American
2013 All-SEC (1st team)
2012 All-American
2012 All-SEC (1st team)
2012 SEC All-Freshman Team
2012 SEC Freshman of the Week (3 times)

2014-15 - SENIOR
2015 All-America
2015 All-SEC
2015 SEC Academic Honor Roll


  • Swam the second leg of the 200-yard Medley Relay to help the 'A' relay win the very first race of the season at UNCW.
  • Earned her first solo victory of the season at UNCW, with the help of her 1:03.72 time in the 100-yard breaststroke.
  • Compiled three victories at Queens and UNC: winning the 200-yard breaststroke (2:11.21) at QU, while taking the 100-yard breaststroke (1:00.84) and 200-yard breaststroke (2:12.92) at UNC
  • Beat her own school recorded once again the 200 breaststroke, winning the NIKE Cup in a time of 2:07.09.
  • Won the 100 and 200 breaststroke on Senior Day against Georgia.
  • Earned nine wins in the 100 breast and nine in the 200 breast during the dual meet season.

      • Took silver in the 100 breaststroke for the third consecutive season, finishing in 59.01 seconds. She medaled in the event all four years of her career, taking gold as a freshman in Knoxville.
      • Medaled in the 200 breaststroke for the first time, taking second in 2:08.31.
      • Part of the winning 200 medley relay team. Tennessee won by nearly a second in 1:35.31.
      • Also won the 400 medley relay by more than a second in 3:31.47. She finished her career with six SEC gold medals, five of them coming in medley relays.


      • Earned four first-team All-America honors in her final NCAA meet.
      • Individually, placed fifth in the 100 breaststroke (58.77) and sixth in the 200 breaststroke (2:07.90).
      • During her senior season, Hannis swam under 2:09 in the 200 breaststroke five times and was under 2:08 twice. She finished her career as consistently the fastest in the event by a wide margin. She is the only Tennessee swimmer to go under 2:10.00.
      • Took bronze as a member of the 200 medley relay team (1:36.29).
      • Part of the fifth-place 400 medley relay team (3:30.84).
      • 2013-14 - JUNIOR
        2014 All-American
        2014 All-SEC (2nd team)


        • Competed in four fall collegiate events for Tennessee to start her junior year
        • During the fall, won the 100 and 200 breaststroke two times each
        • Recorded an NCAA B-cut or A-cut time all six times she swam the 100 breaststroke during the fall. Recorded four B-cut times in the 200 breaststroke during that time
        • Competed at home in the AT&T Winter National Championships. Placed third in the 100 breaststroke in an NCAA A-cut time of 59.18. Won the B final in the 200 breaststroke to finish ninth overall in 2:10.45.
        • Against Virginia Tech and Missouri, she posted an NCAA B-cut time of 1:00.79, good enough for a 1st place finish in 100 breaststroke. She also posted a career best time of 59.60 in the 100 butterfly.
        • Posted NCAA B-cut times in 100 breaststroke (1:01.19) and 200 breaststroke (2:11.92) agaisnt Georgia, finishing 2nd and 1st in each event respectively.
        • Against Florida, she posted NCAA B-cut times yet again in the 100 breaststroke (1:00.86) and 200 breaststroke (2:12.48), finishing 1st in both events.

        SEC RECAP

        • Won her second straight silver medal in the 100 Breast, tying her own UT record and career-high in the process (58.22)
        • Took home another silver medal in the 200 MR, clocking an A-cut time of 1:35.81 with teammates Lauren Solernou, Harper Bruens and Faith Johnson
        • Hannis also earned a bronze medal in the 400 Medley Relay with Johnson, Solernou and Lindsay Gendron (3:30.19)

        NCAA RECAP

        • Individually placed 6th in the 100 breastroke.
        • Individually placed 13th in the 200 breastroke.
        • Helped the Vols to 2nd place in the 200 medley relay.
        • Helped UT to 6th place in the 400 medley relay.

        2012-13 - SOPHOMORE
        2013 All-American
        2013 All-SEC (first team)


        • Took first in 100 breast against UNC Wilmington (1:04.64) to start the season along with winning 1st in 10 other 100 breast race
        • Won seven 200 breast races -- went undefeated during the dual meet season in the 100 and 200 breaststroke
        • Emerged as one of the nation's top breaststrokers during the championship season while serving as the only breaststroker on the Lady Vols' roster

        SEC RECAP

        • Set school records in both the 100 and 200 breaststroke, swimming in 58.22 in the 100 and 2:08.78 in the 200
        • Became first Lady Vol to swim under 2:10 in the 200 breaststroke and briefly held the SEC record in the event after the morning prelim session
        • Took silver in the 100 breaststroke
        • Swam the breaststroke leg of the Lady Vols' SEC- and school-record setting 200 medley relay team (1:35.08)
        • Part of the 400 medley relay team that finished third

        NCAA RECAP

        • Swam the breaststroke leg on the Lady Vols' national championship 200 and 400 medley relay teams
        • After not making the finals in either of her individual events as a freshman, she reached the top 16 in both her events to earn her a total of four All-America honors between the breaststroke and the relays.
        • Placed ninth in 100 breast (58.84)
        • Finished 13th in the 200 breast with time of 2:09.40.

        2011-12 - FRESHMAN
        2012 All-American
        2012 All-SEC (first team)
        2012 SEC All-Freshman Team
        2012 SEC Freshman of the Week (3 times)


        • Won the 100y breast title at the SEC Championships after swimming an NCAA automatic qualifying time of 59.60 seconds
        • She was the only competitor to touch in under one minute, as she did it in both the prelims and finals
        • Was a part of Tennessee record setting 400y medley relay squad that claimed third at the NCAA Championships after a time of 3:29.92
        • Added another third-place finish at NCAAs in the 200y medley relay (1:35.91) to earn a pair of All-America accolades
        • In individual events at the national meet, finished 28th in the 100y breast (1:00.94) and 39th in the 200y breast (2:13.15)
        • Also won the consolation final of the 200y breast (2:12.01) at the conference championships
        • Swam the breast leg on both medley relays that set UT and conference records
        • Has been recognized by the SEC on three occasions
        • Tabbed the Freshman of the Week on Oct. 25 after winning three events (100y breast, 200y breast, 200y MR) versus Kentucky and Indiana
        • Again won the honor on Nov. 22 as a result of qualifying for the `A' final in both breast events and competing on the runner-up 400y MR at the UT Invite
        • The award again came to her following the Florida meet on Jan. 31, where she won both breast events placed first as a member of the 200y MR
        • Also won the 100y breast events versus Louisville and South Carolina

        • Held five Santa Rosa records, including swimming the second-fastest high school 100y breast in the country in 2009
        • Named a SwimmingWorld Magazine five-star recruit
        • Becomes the third Neptune to become a Lady Vol, joining Sarah Payett (1996-99) and Cary Conley (1997-99)
        • Is a seven-time NISCA high school All-American in the 100y breast and 200y IM events
        • Clocked a personal-best time of 1:00.19 at the NCS Championships, which is the fourth-fastest in high school history
        • Also finished 23rd in the 100m breast at the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials
        • Also competed in cross country and was a member of student government.

        • Enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences
        • Lists her dad as her biggest influence
        • Has two brothers, Tyler and Cory
        • Comes from an athletic background as her dad was a swimmer at Shippensburg, brother Tyler swims at the University of the Pacific and Cory is a diver at Santa Rosa Junior College
        • Enjoys playing soccer, diving and knitting outside of the pool
        • Molly Catherine Hannis, daughter of Michael and Terry Hannis, was born on March 13, 1992, in Santa Rosa, Calif.
        • Recipient of the Wayne Basler Women's Athletic Swimming/Diving Endowed Scholarship



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