Loyola Academy’s Cassidy Coughlin Sends Verbal to TCU

Sprint freestyler Cassidy Coughlin has verbally committed to Texas Christian University’s class of 2022.

As a member of the Loyola Academy girls swimming & diving team, Coughlin was a key relay leg for the Ramblers’ 2016 IHSA campaign, where they finished 2nd in the state. She anchored their 10th place 200 medley relay (23.72), split a 23.66 on their 3rd place 200 free relay, and led off their 2nd place 400 free relay with a 52.99.

Coughlin swims club for NASA Wildcats, who train out of the Northwestern University pool in Evanston, Illinois.


  • 50 free – 23.81
  • 100 free – 52.81
  • 100 fly – 58.74

Coughlin is already fast enough to score at the Big 12 Championships. In the 50 free, she’s been 23.81, which would’ve made the C final at last year’s Big 12s. It took a 23.50 to make the B final and a 23.13 to make the A final, so Coughlin isn’t all that far off of potentially being an high-impact swimmer in that event next year.

TCU is currently in its first season under head coach Sam Busch, who previously coached as an assistant at Virginia but took the TCU post after his brother Augie left his head coaching position at UVA to take over the Arizona program.

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About Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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