As a Sophomore (2012-13): Marquess continued to have a strong collegiate career, as during her sophomore season she posted nine top-five finishes, including five in the top three. Marquess scored in three individual and one relay event at the Sun Belt Conference Championships. Marquess tabbed a pair of fourth-place times in the 500 free (4:47.23) and 200 fly (2:00.28), as her time in the 500 free set a new school record. She also finished sixth in the 200 free (1:49.87). Marquess was part of the 800 free relay that broke the school record at the conference championships with a time of 7:17.28. During the regular season, Marquess had a pair of win, as her first came against Delta State in the 200 free (1:52.87) and then again in the season finale against Evansville in the 100 fly (58.28). Marquess also had a strong showing at the Miami (OH) Invite with three top-10 times, including a second-place finish in the 500 free (4:56.24).
As a Freshman (2011-12): Susan Marquess had a strong debut season for the Lady Toppers, setting the school record in the 500 freestyle and scoring in three events at the 2012 Sun Belt Conference Swimming and Diving Championships. At the league meet, Marquess' best finish was fourth in the 500 freestyle with a school-record and NCAA "B" cut time of 4:50.81. She also placed 10th in the 200 free (1:51.08) and 14th in the 100 free (52.42). Her time in the 200 free was the fastest for a Lady Topper all year. During the season, Marquess tallied 14 top-3 finishes and won nine individual events. She swept the 200- and 500-free against Georgia Tech and Clemson while also winning a pair of events against FAU, IUPUI, Nova Southeastern and Marshall and Fairmont State. Marquess also set the Bill Powell Natatorium record in the 500 free with time of 4:53.25 at the Hiltopper Invitational.
High School: Four-year letterwinner at Hopkinsville High School in Hopkinsville, Ky...Earned All-State and All-American honors.
Personal: Born November 23, 1992 in Hopkinsville, Ky....parents are Charles and Keith Marquess...Plans to major in health care administration.