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Katie Cohen from Englewood, Colorado, has announced her verbal commitment to Emory University for 2023-24.
“I am so thrilled to announce my verbal commitment to continue by athletic and academic career at Emory University. I can’t wait to be part of this team. I am excited for the opportunity to swim for Coach Jon and his awesome staff. I chose Emory because of their history of excellence in the pool and the great academic opportunities in the classroom. Go Eagles!”
A senior at Cherry Creek High School, Cohen does her year-round swimming with ACES Swim Club. She specializes in breaststroke and is a Winter Juniors qualifier in the 100 and a Futures qualifier in the 200. As a junior, she placed sixth in the 100 breast (1:03.84) at the 2022 Colorado High School Class 5A Girls State Championships. She also swam the 200 IM and, while she did not final, she notched a PB of 2:12.44 in prelims. A month after high school season, she competed at the Four Corners Sectionals in Austin and picked up a new lifetime best in the 200 breast of 2:20.20.
This summer, Cohen improved her LCM times across the board, beginning with the 200 back and 50/100 fly in June, and finishing with the 50/100/400 free, 50/100/200 breast, and 200 IM at the Western Zone Senior Championships in July. There, she was runner-up in the 100 breast (1:13.64) and came in third in the 200 breast (2:43.03).
Best SCY times:
100 breast – 1:03.84
200 breast – 2:20.20
200 IM – 2:10.84 (altitude adj. 2:09.64)
50 free – 25.01
100 free – 56.86
200 free – 2:00.19
500 free – 5:13.61 (altitude adj. 5:08.61)
Cohen is the first public commit to Emory’s class of 2027. She would have ranked in the top-5 on the Eagles’ squad last season in the 100 and 200 breast and would have scored in both A finals at the 2022 UAA Championships. She will overlap with Fiona Arwood (1:03.39/2:16.97 last season) and Ali Kaiser (1:04.96/2:20.40) when she arrives in Atlanta next fall.
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