Robinson Earns Bid to NCAA Meet

Cooper Robinson

March 12, 2014

FORT WORTH, Texas -- TCU junior swimmer Cooper Robinson earned his first-ever bid the NCAA Swimming Championships, the NCAA announced Wednesday.

Robinson earned the invitation to the March 27-29 meet in Austin, Texas, in the 200 back (1:42.33).

"There is not a more deserving kid than Cooper Robinson. He is the model student-athlete. He works hard and he is a good person," TCU swimming coach Richard Sybesma said. "He's made his hard work pay off and will represent TCU in the national championships and we are really proud of that."

Robinson, the 2013 Big 12 Conference Champion in the 200 back, is the first TCU swimmer since Sabine Rasch (2012) to make the national stage, and first male since Edgar Crespo (2011).

"We are excited for Cooper's opportunity to go to the big dance," Sybesma said. "He deserves it."

Although he was invited to the meet for the 200 back, Robinson can also compete in the 100 back and 200 IM because of his NCAA B Cut qualifying times, Sybesma said.

Robinson, who hails from Katy, Texas, is the school-record holder in the 100 back (46.94) and the 200 back (1:42.33).

He placed fourth in the 200 back in the 2014 Big 12 Conference Championships held Feb. 26-March 1 in Austin.



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