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Caitlin Cooper

Sprint Free/Back/Fly
Position
Freshman
Class
Atlanta, Ga.
Hometown
Woodward Academy
High School

All-American (11)
2018: 50 free, 200 Free Relay, 400 Free Relay, 200 Medley Relay (HM)
2017: 200 Free Relay (HM), 
2016: 200 Free Relay, 200 Medley Relay, 400 Medley Relay, 400 Free Relay (HM)
2015: 200 Free Relay (HM), 400 Free Relay (HM)

ACC Champion (3) 
2018:
50 Free, 200 Free Relay, 400 Free Relay 

Virginia Career Bests
50 Free:
21.54 (1st all-time at UVA)
100 Free: 48.05 (3rd all-time at UVA)
100 Back: 52.99

2017-18
• Earned first-team All-America honors in the 50-yard freestyle, finishing fifth at the NCAA Championships 
• ACC champion in the 50-yard freestyle, setting a school record in the event 
• Set a UVA record in the 200 free relay, swimming anchor for the team and ranks  third in the 100 yard freestyle 
• Ranks 17th in UVA history for most All-America honors with 11
• Named to the CSCAA Scholar All-America Team and ACC All-Academic Team 
• Recognized on the ACC Academic Honor Roll 

2016-17
• Qualified for NCAA Championships in the 50-yard freestyle and the 100-yard freestyle 
• Finished 29th in the 50-yard freestyle, 17th in the 200-yard medley relay and 49th in the 100-yard freestyle the at the NCAA Championships 
• Earned All-America honors with the 13th place 200-yard freestyle relay team 
• Finished sixth in the 50-yard freestyle, 16th in the 100-yard backstroke, third in the 200-yard freestyle relay, fourth in the 400-yard freestyle relay and 13th in the 100-yard freestyle
•  Swam a career best in the 50-yard freestyle (22.08) at the ACC Championships for the second-best in UVA history 
• Recognized on the All-ACC Academic team and ACC Honor Roll 

2015-16
• Qualified for NCAAs in the 50-yard freestyle 
• Earned All-America honors with fourth-place 200-yard medley relay and sixth-place 200-yard freestyle relay at NCAA Championships
• Swam on prelims of 400-yard medley relay that earned All-America honors at NCAAs
• Earned honorable mention All-America honors with 10th-place 400 free relay at NCAAs
• Finished 17th in 50-yard freestyle in career-best 22.16 at NCAAs
• Placed tied for seventh in 50-yard freestyle and 15th in 100-yard freestyle at ACC Championships
• Recorded career-best marks in 100-yard freestyle (49.04) and 100-yard backstroke (54.55) at UGA Fall Invitational
• Recognized on the ACC Academic Honor Roll

2014-15
• Qualified for NCAAs in the 50-yard freestyle 
• Earned honorable mention All-America honors with the 200-yard freestyle relay in 1:28.89
• Swam in the prelims of the 400-yard freestyle relay that placed 14th to earn honorable mention AA honors
• Placed second with the 400-yard freestyle relay and third with the 200-yard freestyle relay at ACCs
• Finished 10th in the 100-yard freestyle, 16th in the 50-yard freestyle and 22nd in the 100-yard backstroke at ACCs
• Set a season-best time in the 100-yard freestyle (49.34) at the conference meet
• Notched season-best marks in the 50-yard freestyle (22.37) and 100 back (54.82) at the Georgia Fall Invitational
• Recognized on ACC Academic Honor Roll

Background
• Nine-time Georgia state champion (3x 50 freestyle, 2x 100 freestyle, 3x 200 freestyle relay, 1×400 freestyle relay)
• USA Swimming Scholastic All-American
• NISCA/Speedo High School All-American
• 2014 Georgia High School Swimmer of the Year
• Led Woodward Academy to first state championship in 2014
• A-Finalist in 50m freestyle at 2013 Speedo Junior National Championships
• Earned the 2011 Citizenship Award at Woodward Academy
• Four-time honor roll member

Personal
• Daughter of Debbie and Parke Cooper
• Has a twin brother, Taylor
• Mother, Debbie, swam for Penn