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Kara Kopcso
Position: Butterfly/Individual Medley
Height: 5'7"
Class: Senior
Experience: 3 Letters
City/State: Mandeville, La.
High School: Fountainbleau HS
Major: Kinesiology
Born: 09/02/1995
Kara Kopcso Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 07/21/2015

LSU Record Holder in the 100 Butterfly, 200 Butterfly, 200 Individual Medley, 400 Individual Medley and 800 Freestyle Relay
2015 NCAA All-American Honorable Mention
Three-Time NCAA Qualifier
2014 SEC All-Freshmen Team

JUNIOR SEASON (2015-16)
Broke three school records and was a part of two school record relay teams … Qualified for NCAA Championships individually for a third season, finishing 27th in the 200 fly and 33rd in the 100 fly … A part of the 800 free and 400-medley relay teams that set school records at SEC Championships … Set the school record in the 200 fly for fourth place in the championship final at the SEC Championships … Also set the record in the 100 fly to finish in sixth place at the SEC’s … Touched the wall fourth in the ‘B’ final of the 200 IM at SEC’s … In dual meets, Kopcso won nine events individual and remained undefeated in the 100 fly, 200 fly and 200 IM until the final meet of the season against Texas A&M where she finished second in the fly events and third in the 200 IM … Set the school record in the 200 IM at the Texas A&M Invite for third in the championship final … Also finished second in the 200 fly and fourth in the 100 fly at the midseason meet … Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll … Earned her third varsity letter.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2014-15)
Set three school records and one relay record during her sophomore season ... Finished 12th overall in the 200 fly and was named an NCAA All-American Honorable Mention with a school record time of 1:55.01 ... Also finished 21st in the 200 IM and 27th in the 100 fly at NCAA’s .... Her time of 1:57.31 in the prelims of the 200 IM was also a school record ... Reached the championship final of the 100 and 200 fly en route to seventh and eighth place finishes, respectively ... Also finished eighth in the ‘B’ final of the 200 IM at the conference championships ... Finished third in the championship final of the 200 fly, fourth in the championship final of the 400 IM and second in the consolation final of the 200 IM at the Texas A&M Invite... Took first in the 200 fly, third in the 100 fly and fourth in the 400 IM against Alabama and Auburn ... Secured first-place finishes in the 200 IM and 200 fly and touched the wall second in the 100 fly at Florida... Led the Lady Tigers with wins in the 200 free and 400 IM against Incarnate Word ... Earned wins in all four events she competed in during LSU’s quad meet win over Houston, Rice and Tulane ... Her wins included the 100 fly, 200 IM, 400 IM and 400-medley relay ... Swept the fly events and won the 400-medley relay event in the dual meet win over SMU ... Secured sweeps in the fly events and win in the 400 IM against Tennessee ... Took wins in both fly events and finished second in the 200 IM against Texas A&M ... Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll ... Earned her second varsity letter.

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 ... Named to the SEC First Year Honor Roll… 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 older sister – Jessica who was a swimmer for LSU (2011-14) ... Majoring in kinesiology.

KOPCSO’S TOP TIMES
100 butterfly 52.07* 2016 SEC Championships
200 butterfly 1:54.46* 2016 SEC Championships
200 IM 1:56.55* 2015 Texas A&M Invite
400 IM 4:12.23 2014 Texas A&M Invite
* Program record

KOPCSO’S TOP 2015-16 TIMES
100 butterfly 52.47 Texas A&M Invite
200 butterfly 1:55.50 Texas A&M Invite
200 IM 1:56.55 Texas A&M Invite

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