NCSA 100 Butterfly Finalist Becca Cox Commits to Houston

The Houston women will have a new addition to their butterfly group this season, as Illinois-based Becca Cox has verbally committed to join the Cougars next season. Cox is based out of the Academy Bullets Swim Club, and will make the move to Houston from Batavia, IL.

Cox added to her list of accomplishments this summer, swimming her way to a top 8 finish in the 50 and 100 LCM butterfly races at the 2016 NCSA Summer Swimming Championship. There, she posted a new best time of 28.36 in the 50, and was just shy of her personal best 1:02.22 in the 100.

Cox’s Top Times

Event Best time
100 Fly 55.26
200 Fly 2:04.80
50 Free 25.28
50 Fly 25.27

Cox’s best 100 yard fly (55.26) is already good enough to have qualified for the AAC Championship final last season, so she’ll make an immediate scoring impact for Houston at conference. She also extends her range to the 200 fly, where she’s good enough to pick up points in the B-final.

When she joins the Cougars, Cox will be training alongside Sharo Rodriguez Rivera, who placed 4th in both the the 100 and 200 fly races at the 2016 AAC meet.

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