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Kara Kopcso
Position: Individual Medley/Butterfly
Height: 5'7"
Class: Sophomore
Experience: 1 Letter
City/State: Mandeville, La.
High School: Fountainbleau HS
Major: Kinesiology
Born: 09/02/1995
Kara Kopcso Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 06/27/2014

LSU Record Holder in the 200 Butterfly and 800 Freestyle Relay
2014 NCAA Qualifier
2014 SEC All-Freshmen Team
2014 SEC Freshman of the Week (Oct. 22 and Jan. 21)

FRESHMAN SEASON (2013-14)
Set records in the 200 butterfly and 800-freestyle relay during her first season ... Qualified individually for NCAA Championships in the 200 butterfly ... Named to the 2014 SEC All-Freshman Team and collected a trio of SEC Freshman of the Week awards ... Captured first in ‘B' final of the 200 butterfly at the SEC Championships with a time of 1:57.13 ... Took first in the ‘C' final of the 200 IM at the SEC's with the second-fastest time in program history (1:58.67) ... Finished third at the SEC's in the ‘C' final of the 100 butterfly with the fourth-fastest time in program history (53.17) ... Against No. 2 Texas A&M, won the 200 butterfly with a program record time of 1:56.12 ... Took first in the 100 butterfly (53.38) at the Texas A&M Invite ... In her debut, took first in the 200 butterfly against the eventual 2014 national champions with a mark of 1:59.06 ... Touched the wall first in the 200 butterfly (2:01.00), third in the 100 butterfly (55.12) and third in the 200 IM (2:08.41) against Arkansas ... Won the 200 freestyle (1:51.47) and came up second in the 200 breaststroke (2:24.84) during a win over Tulane ... Captured the title in the 200 butterfly (2:01.07) at South Carolina ... Finished fifth in the 400 IM (4:16.86) and seventh in the 200 butterfly (1:59.08) in the championship finals at the Texas A&M Invite ... Earned 13 wins on the year ... Named Newcomer of the Year at the annual team banquet ... Earned her first varsity letter.

PRIOR TO LSU
A four-year letter winner from Mandeville, La… Holds state record in 100 butterfly and 200 individual medley… A seven-time individual state champion and four-time metro swimmer of the year… Also participated in FCA, best buddies, top dog and was a class ambassador.

PERSONAL
Born on Sep. 2, 1995… Parents are Kenneth and Robin Kopcso… Has one sister-Jessica who is also a swimmer for LSU… Plans to major in Kinesiology. 

KOPSCO'S TOP TIMES
100 butterfly, 53.17, 2014 SEC Championships
200 butterfly, 1:56.12*, 2014 Texas A&M
200 IM, 1:58.67, 2014 SEC Championships
* Program record

 

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