JUNIOR SEASON (2012-13)
Competed in dual meets against Tulane and NC State … Posted a 100 breaststroke mark of 1:08.31 and a 200 breaststroke mark of 2:27.42 in a dual win over NC State … Swam the 100 breaststroke in a time of 1:09.84 in dual win over Tulane.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2011-12)
Added strength to the breaststroke and individual medleys in her sophomore campaign … Competed in every dual meet, the Tennessee Invitational and the SEC Championships … Registered a season low 100 breasts time of 1:04.11 in a 25th place finish at the conference meet … Cranked out a season best 200 breast mark of 2:20.37 and a career best 200 IM mark of 2:08.16 at SEC’s … Earned silver in the 100 breast in a win against Tulane … Grabbed 10th in the 100 breast and 200 breast in a quad meet against Houston, Rice and Tulane … Finished fifth in the 100 breast against Texas A&M … Took fourth in the 100 breast with a mark of 1:04.46 in a victory over Alabama … Snagged fifth in the 100 breast at Florida … Earned her second varsity letter.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2010-11)
A solid contributor in her first season who posted a program top-10 mark in the 100 breaststroke … One of four LSU swimmers to record an NCAA cut in the 100 breast … Competed in all but one dual meet, Cougar Classic Invitational and SEC Championships … Claimed 19th in the 100 breast at SEC’s with a personal-best ‘B’ cut of 1:02.89, sixth in program annals … Registered 24th in the 200 breast with a career best of 2:18.91 and 54th in the 200 individual medley (2:08.65) … Delivered sixth in the 200 breast (2:19.04) and eighth in the 100 breast (1:06.60) at the Cougar Classic … Swam to runner-up honors in the 100 breast in a home victory over Florida State … Part of a 1-2-3 Lady Tiger finish in the 100 breast at the Florida International Invite … Took third in both breaststroke races in a road victory over Alabama … Touched third in the 100 breast at Tulane … Earned her first varsity letter.
PRIOR TO LSU
Won five individual Louisiana state championships and was a member of the 2009 state runner-up squad … Also a Scholastic All-American and an Honor Roll student … Talented breaststroker who holds top times of 1:11.73 and 2:34.29 in the 100- and 200-meter breast … Coached by Cary Stickles.
Full name is Jessica Faye Kopcso … Goes by Jesi … Born Oct. 22, 1991, in Virginia Beach, Va. … Parents are Kenneth and Robin Kopcso … Has one younger sister, Kara … Plans to major in biology.
JESSICA’S TOP TIMES
100 breaststroke, 1:02.89, 2011 SEC Championships
200 breaststroke , 2:18.91, 2011 SEC Championships
200 IM, 2:08.16, 2012 SEC Championships