Alyssa Cook, a senior at North Thurston Public High School in Lacey, Washington, has made a verbal commitment to the University of Texas Longhorns for the 2015-16 season. A two-time 4.0 Academic All-American, she plans to study pharmacy at UT.
Cook swims for Ash Milad at King Aquatic. She has national time standards in IM, breast, and back and was selected to National Select Camp in 2012. Her top times are:
400y IM: 4:17.07 400m IM: 4:55.04 (.05 off 2016 Olympic Trials)
200y IM: 2:02.25 200m IM: 2:20.98
200y breast: 2:15.60 200m breast: 2:38.62
100y breast: 1:03.25 100m breast: 1:13.74
200y back: 2:09.39 200m back: 2:20.24
Cook will have an immediate impact on Texas’ results at Big 12 Championships; her 400 IM and 200 breast are already A-final-ready times, and her 100 breast would score in the B-final. The Longhorns’ will be looking to fill in for their fastest breaststroker, Gretchen Jacques, who is a senior this year. Cook will be a good training partner for sophomore Madisyn Cox, who had a very successful freshman season last year.
“Alyssa enjoyed the atmosphere in Austin so much that she called Carol and gave her a verbal as soon as she got home from her visit.” –Maureen Cook