Women's Swimming



    Abby Cooper  
    Abby Cooper

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Cincinnati, Ohio

    High School:
    Ursuline Academy

    Event:
    Breast/Free/IM

    Birthdate:
    07/18/1987


    11/21/2006

    Swim And Dive IU Open 2006

    Swim And Dive IU Open 2006

    JUNIOR YEAR (2007-08)

    Recorded a pair of top-10 individual finishes at the Big Ten Championships ... took seventh in the 100-yard breaststroke and ninth in the 200 breast ... her prelim time of 1:02.83 in the 100 breast was a career best ... swam a career-best time of 2:14.95 in the 200 breaststroke at the Boiler Make-It Invitational, the fastest time by an IU swimmer this season ... swam on the victorious 400 free relay team and took second in the 100 breast and fifth in the 200 breast in a dual meet at Purdue ... helped lead the Hoosiers to a first-place finish at the Irish Invitational by recording four top-10 finishes in the 100 breast (fourth), 50 free (fourth), 200 breast (sixth), and 200 individual medley (eighth) ... her time of 24.01 in the 50 free was a career best ... added a second-place finish in the 200 breaststroke and third in the 100 breaststroke in a dual meet victory at Northwestern ... recorded three of the top-10 fastest times in the 100 breast for Indiana this season ... set a new school record in the 100-meter breast at the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials ... now owns the three-fastest 100-meter breaststroke times in school history.

    SOPHOMORE YEAR (2006-07)
    Reached the finals in two events at the Big Ten Championships, taking fifth in the 100-yard breaststroke and seventh in the 200-yard breaststroke ... posted six top-three finishes, including second-place showings in the 100 breast at the Michigan Invitational and the 200 breast against Northwestern ... had Indiana's second-fastest time in the 100 breast on the season ... was also in the top five in the 50-yard freestyle, 200 breast and 400-yard medley relay ... Academic All-Big Ten selection ... 67th in the 100-meter breaststroke (1:13.77) at the 2007 ConocoPhillips USA Swimming and Diving National Championships.


    FRESHMAN YEAR (2005-06)
    Member of the 200-yard medley relay win against Minnesota ... placed in the top three 10 times ... swam in the championship final in the 100-yard breaststroke at the Big Ten Championships ... turned in a fifth-place finish ... scored in all events she swam at the conference meet ... finished 12th in the 200-yard breaststroke and 15th in the 200-yard individual medley ... member of the fourth-place 400-yard medley relay unit.


    PREP/PERSONAL
    A 12-time All-American ... helped Ursuline to the Ohio State Championship title in 2002 ... 2003-04 league swimmer of the year ... picked up three first team league accolades and a trio of Cincinnati Enquirer first team laurels ... helped her club team, the Cincinnati Marlins, to three consecutive berths at the U.S. Open ... volunteers at St. Joe's Buddies, Habitat for Humanity, Manor Care Nursing Home and Kid's Cafe ... daughter of Jay and Melinda Cooper ... born on July 18, 1987.

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