Maddie Cooke, a senior at Phoenixville Area High School in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, has made a verbal commitment to the Pennsylvania State University for 2017-18.
“I am SO excited to announce that I have verbally committed to further my education and swimming career at Penn State University!! I chose Penn State because of the outstanding coaching staff, the immediate connection I felt with the team, as well as the world class education that I will receive. I also want to thank all my coaches, family, friends, and most importantly teammates that have never stopped believing in me and helped to make my dreams come true!! I cannot wait be a NittanyLion…WE ARE!!!!! ????
Cooke is a two-time USA Swimming Scholastic All-America Team member and a three-time NISCA All-American. She was a member of Phoenixville Area YMCA Swim Team for 10 years but is currently training under coach Charlie Kennedy of the Suburban Seahawks in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania.
Cooke has been an A-finalist in the 100 breast at YMCA National championships in each of the last three years; she has also finaled in the 50 free and 200 breast and swam breast on Phoenixville’s second-place 200 medley relay and third-place 400 medley relay.
At the 2016 PIAA Girls AAA Swimming & Diving Championships, Cooke was sixth in both the 50 free (23.60) and the 100 breast (1:03.39). In 2015 she was third in the 50 and ninth in the breast, and in 2014 she was runner-up in the breast and took third in the 50 free at the AA State Meet.
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