The NCAA announced Wednesday that TCU junior swimmer Cooper Robinson earned his first-ever bid the NCAA Swimming Championships, according to a press release.
“There is not a more deserving kid than Cooper Robinson,” TCU swimming coach Richard Sybesma said in the release. “He is the model student-athlete. He works hard and he is a good person.”
Robinson earned the invitation to the March 27-29 meet in Austin, Texas, in the 200 back (1:42.33).
“We are excited for Cooper’s opportunity to go to the big dance,” Sybesma said. “He deserves it.”
Robinson is the first TCU swimmer since Sabine Rasch (2012) to make the national stage, and first male since Edgar Crespo (2011). He is also the 2013 Big 12 Conference Champion in the 200 back.
“He’s made his hard work pay off and will represent TCU in the national championships and we are really proud of that,” Sybesma said.
Sybesma also mentioned that while Robinson was invited to the meet for the 200 back, he can also compete in the 100 back and 200 IM because of his NCAA B Cut qualifying times.
Robinson currently holds school-records 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.