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Year: Senior
City/State: Huntersville, N.C.
High School: North Mecklenburg


Career: Graduated ranked seventh on the Blue Devils’ all-time performance list in the 100 butterfly (54.40).

Honors: ACC Academic Honor Roll (2015, 2016)

2015-16: Rounded out the year with a season best of 23.08 in the 50 freestyle at the Carolina College Invitational … Duke’s top finisher in the 100 butterfly at the same meet, taking third … Advanced to consolation final of the 100 butterfly at the Nike Cup Invitational. 

2014-15: Recorded best times in the 50 (23.79) and 100 free (51.48) at the ACC Championship … Advanced to 100 butterfly consolation final at Nike Cup Invitational. 

2013-14: Clocked personal bests in every individual swim at the ACC Championship ... Surpassed the NCAA provisional standard in the 100 butterfly during a time trial (54.40) ... That performance also marked the fifth-fastest time in program history ... Won the 100 butterfly against UNC Wilmington (57.33).

2012-13: Took third in the 100 butterfly in her collegiate debut at the All-North Carolina Invitational ... Also guided the Blue Devils’ 400 freestyle relay to a second-place showing at that meet ... Helped the 400 freestyle relay squad place first against South Carolina ... Qualified for the finals of the 100 butterfly at the ACC Championships, finishing 17th in 55.75 ... Recorded season bests in the 50 freestyle (24.07) and the 100 butterfly (55.57) at the conference meet.

Prior to Duke: Completed her prep career at North Mecklenburg High School ... Earned all-state recognition as a junior and sophomore ... Guided the 400 freestyle relay to a fourth-place finish at the state meet her junior season ... Also took second in the 100 butterfly at the state championships ... Finished third in the state in the 100 butterfly as a sophomore while helping the 400 freestyle relay place second ... Tabbed team MVP as a sophomore and junior ... Competed at Junior Nationals as a member of the SwimMAC Carolina club team ... Named a Scholastic All-American her sophomore and junior years.

Personal: Born Linsay Ellen Cooper on Aug. 18, 1994 in Akron, Ohio ... Daughter of Tod and Teri Cooper ... Has one brother, Nate, and one sister, Leah ... Lists Rebecca Soni as her favorite athlete.  

Cooper Career Bests:

50 Free 23.79  
100 Free 51.48  
100 Fly 54.40 7th all-time at Duke
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