“I chose Akron because as soon as I stepped on campus, I immediately felt at home. The education program combines both of the areas that I’m interested in and the department sounds very inviting! The girls on the team instantly made me feel like I was already a Zip. I love the coaches and the program and I’m extremely excited to improve my swimming and work the coaches and the team.”
Cooper is a senior at Dublin Jerome High School and swims year-round at Ohio State Swim Club under Anthony Russo. Primarily a long-axis stroke specialist, she placed 16th in the 100 free at the 2017 OHSAA Division I Swimming & Diving State Tournament.
In club swimming she competed in the 100 free, 100 back, and 100 fly at 2017 Dolfin ISCA Junior Championship Cup last spring, and in the LCM 50/100/200 free and 100 back at Columbus Sectionals. She wrapped up her LCM season at Ohio Swimming Senior Championships with a top-8 finish in the 1500 free; she also competed in the 400 free and 200 IM.
Top SCY times:
- 50 free – 24.76
- 100 free – 52.66
- 200 free – 1:56.54
- 50 back – 27.73
- 100 back – 59.18
- 200 back – 2:08.58
- 200 IM – 2:14.81
I’m beyond excited to announce my verbal commitment to swim at the University of Akron! Thank you to everyone who helped me get here! ?? pic.twitter.com/LIpeMmvCAq
— lauren cooper (@laurencooper56) October 1, 2017
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