Kopcso Earns SEC Freshman Swimmer Honor
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BATON ROUGE -- For the second time this season, the Southeastern Conference has named LSU freshman swimmer Kara Kopcso the SEC Female Freshman of the Week.
Kopcso set an LSU program and natatorium record in the 200 fly with a mark of 1:56.12. She defeated the defending NCAA Champion and USA Olympic member Camille Adams in the 200 butterfly. Adams also has the fastest 200-butterfly time in the country this year.
“I think those swims this past weekend are just scratching the surface of Kara’s potential,” LSU Swimming coach Dave Geyer said. “There were a number of specific goals she had at the beginning of the year. Breaking that school record was one. Qualifying for NCAAs is another and she put herself in a position to do so with that time.”
Her time of 1:56.12 is an NCAA “B” standard cut and faster than last year’s NCAA Championship invited time. The freshman additionally took first in the 100 butterfly with a mark of 53.38. It’s her seventh and eighth wins on the year, which leads the Lady Tigers.
The Lady Tigers take the weekend off from competition before traveling to Houston, Texas Jan. 31 – Feb.1 for a quad meet with Houston, Tulane and Rice.
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