OSSC’s Lauren Cooper Verbally Commits to the Akron Zips for 2018-19

Dublin, Ohio’s Lauren Cooper has announced her intention to swim for the University of Akron next fall, thus joining verbal commits Andrea Fischer and Avery Movold in the class of 2022.

“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

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Anne Lepesant is the mother of four daughters, all of whom swim/swam in college. With an undergraduate degree from Princeton (where she was an all-Ivy tennis player) and an MBA from INSEAD, she worked for many years in the financial industry, both in France and the U.S. Anne is currently …

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