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Megan Cox
Position: Individual Medley/Freestyle
Height: 5'8"
Class: Junior
Experience: 2 Letters
City/State: Phoenix, Ariz.
High School: Chaparral HS
Born: 12/08/1993
Megan Cox Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 06/27/2014

2014 NCAA Qualifier

SOPHOMORE YEAR (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.

PERSONAL
Born Dec. 8, 1993 … Coached by Kevin Zacher … Trained with the Scottsdale Aquatic Club … Parents are Jeff and Sue Cox … Has two older siblings- Lauren and Sarah … Plans on majoring in marketing …

COX'S TOP TIMES
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, 2:03.27, 2014 Houston, Tulane and Rice (1/31)

COX'S TOP 2013-14 TIMES
100 freestyle, 50.07, SEC Championships
200 freestyle, 1:46.49, SEC Championships
500 freestyle, 4:49.28, SEC Championships
200 Butterfly, 2:03.27, Houston, Tulane and Rice (1/31)

 

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