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Megan Cox
Position: Freestyle
Height: 5'8"
Class: Senior
Experience: 3 Letters
City/State: Phoenix, Ariz.
High School: Chaparral HS
Major: Marketing
Born: 12/08/1993
Megan Cox Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 07/21/2015

LSU Record Holder in the 800 Free Relay
2015 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2014 NCAA Relay Participant

JUNIOR SEASON (2014-15)
Swam the leadoff leg of the school record 800 freestyle relay team ... Touched the wall eighth in the ‘B’ final of the 200 free at the SEC Championships ... Swam the fifth-fastest 200 fly time in school during LSU’s quad meet against Houston, Rice and Tulane ... Finished fourth in the consolation final of the 200 free (1:47.60) and 500 free (4:51.93) at the Texas A&M Invite ... Added a fifth-place finish in the 500 free with a time of 5:01.92 against Alabama and Auburn ... Touched the wall third in the 200 free and fourth in the 500 free at Florida ... Swept the fly events in the win over Incarnate Word ... Touched the wall third in the 200 free (1:47.72) and fourth in the 500 free (4:51.97) in ‘A’ finals at the SMU Classic ...Provided first-place finishes in the 200 free and 500 free in the LSU win over SMU ... Went first in the 200 fly, second in the 200 IM and third in the 100 fly in the regular season finale against Houston, Rice and Tulane ... Named to the 2015 SEC Academic Honor Roll ... Earned her third varsity letter.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2013-14)
Reached the NCAA Championships where she led off the 800 freestyle relay team to a program record ...Swam the second-fastest 200 freestyle in program history at the SEC Championships in 1:46.49 to qualify for the SEC final ... Just missed the finals in the 500 freestyle (4:49.28), but swam the fourth-fastest time in program history ... Took first in the 200 freestyle against Texas A&M ... Finished second against Georgia in the 200 freestyle (1:49.97) ... Touched the wall second against Arkansas in the 200 freestyle (1:50.55) ... Notched a win in the 200 backstroke (2:03.87) and second place finish in the 200 fly (2:05.11) against Tulane ... Finished first in the 100 freestyle with a mark of 1:50.34 and second in the 500 freestyle with a mark of 5:01.15 against South Carolina ... In the ‘C' finals at the Texas A&M Invite, finished second in the 100 freestyle (50.80) and in the 500 freestyle (4:54.84) ... Touched the wall first in the 200 freestyle against Texas A&M with a mark of 1:48.63 ... Finished third in the 200 freestyle (1:50.93) at the Houston Quad meet ... Earned her second varsity letter.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2012-13)
Added versatility to the freestyle groups and ranked second on the team in the 200 frees ... Also ranked third in the 100 free, 500 free and the 200 individual medley ... Registered three of her career best times at the SEC Championships ... Swam times of 51.65 in the 100 free, 1:49.12 in the 200 free and 4:56.26 in the 500 free at SEC’s ... Posted an impressive mark of 1:49.13 in the 200 free at the Phil Hansel midseason invite ... Recorded a 100 free time of 51.78 at the Phil Hansel Invite ... Picked up a victory in the ‘D’ Final of the 200 individual medley with a career low time of 2:03.84 at the midseason meet ... Grabbed her first conference victory in her first try with a 200 free (1:52.85) win against Vanderbilt ... Touched the wall first in the 200 free with a mark of 1:51.00 in a quad meet victory over Houston, Rice and Tulane ... Took gold in the 200 free (1:50.92) and silver in the 100 free (52.18) in a dual victory over Alabama ... Finished second in the 100 free (52.28) and the 500 free (5:04.36) and third behind teammates Sally Wood and Danielle Stirrat in the 200 free (1:53.32) in a dual victory over Kentucky ... Earned her first varsity letter.

PRIOR TO LSU
True middle distance swimmer who will immediately step in for LSU in her freshman campaign ... Two time state champion in the 200 IM ... Part of three state championships in the 400 free relay from 2008-2010 ... Earned All-America honors in the 200 IM and the 500 free ... Helped guide her team to a pair of state championship in 2008 and 2009 ... Named the Most Outstanding Senior Female Athlete at Chaparral High School ... Named to the principal’s honor roll her junior and senior year … Coached by Kevin Zacher ... Trained with the Scottsdale Aquatic Club.

PERSONAL
Born Dec. 8, 1993 ... Parents are Jeff and Sue Cox ... Has two older sisters – Lauren and Sarah ... Majoring in marketing.

COX'S TOP TIMES
50 freestyle, 23.50, 2015 Houston, Rice and Tulane
100 freestyle, 50.07, 2014 SEC Championships
200 freestyle, 1:46.49 , 2014 SEC Championships
500 freestyle, 4:49.28, 2014 SEC Championships
200 butterfly, 1:59.01, 2015 Houston, Rice and Tulane

COX'S TOP 2014-15 TIMES
50 freestyle, 23.50, Houston, Rice and Tulane
100 freestyle, 50.14, SEC Championships
200 freestyle, 1:46.71, SEC Championships
500 freestyle, 4:51.93, Texas A&M Invite
200 butterfly, 1:59.01, Houston, Rice and Tulane

 

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