Virginia Women Add To Their Sprint Group With The Latest Commitment From Caitlin Cooper

The Virginia Cavaliers are gaining a great addition for their sprint group. Caitlin Cooper from Dynamo Swim Club gave her verbal commitment to the Virginia Cavaliers. With bests of 23.00 in the 50 freestyle and 50.15 in the 100 freestyle, Cooper is primarily a sprint freestyler, but she also has a solid 100 backstroke time as well at 56.88.

Last season, the Cavaliers finished 15th at the NCAA Championship’s in the women’s 200 freestyle relay. Cooper’s best flat start time from last year at 23.00 will be very beneficial for their sprint relays. All four splits were between 22.4 and 22.9 during the finals. During prelims, however, they were all slightly faster, splitting between 22.3 and 22.5. Virginia needs a little more horse power in that relay, and Cooper has the potential to be a major contributor for the team.

Caitlin Cooper will be joining Hanna House and CeCe Williams in Augie Busch‘s first recruiting class.

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7 years ago

Are they recruiting any men?

Reply to  Darwin
7 years ago

Obviously, you realize that just because a school isn’t getting a lot of recruits doesn’t mean that they aren’t recruiting anyone. High level Recruits have a lot of options and a lo of it comes down to luck for the school.

Joel Lin
7 years ago

It seems like the previous post is fair…this is the high volume period for recruits making their commits. Given the considerable volatility with the UVa team last Summer, a slow start for the new coaches on recruiting would seem expected. A total coaching change-over is difficult under best circumstances and not strains like at UVa.

7 years ago

You’re forgetting they got two sub 23 girls this fall. Ellen Thomas 26.14 LC & Shannon Rauth 22.86. But they’ll need to replace Emily Lloyd after this year, so it will be needed!

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