Karsyn Cook - Swimming - Vanderbilt University Athletics

Karsyn Cook Season 2021-22

Class Freshman
Hometown Newport Beach, Calif.
High School Corona del Mar
Major Engineering Science

Career Honors
• 2021-22 First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll

Career-Best Times
50 Free: 23.59 at Miami Invitational, 11.18.21
100 Free: 52.20 at Miami Invitational, 11.20.21
100 Back: 58.35 at Miami Invitational, 11.19.21
50 Fly: 25.57 at Arkansas-Little Rock, 1.29.22
100 Fly: 55.77 at Miami Invitational, 11.19.21

Commodore Record Watch
• Stands fourth on Vanderbilt’s all-time performance list in the 50 fly

As a Freshman (2021-22)
• Ended up fourth on the team in the 50 free and 100 fly, and was fifth on the squad in the 100 free also, with her performance at the Miami Invitational (Nov. 18-20)
• Best time in the 50 and 100 fly met the NIC B Standard
• Also recorded her best time of the season in 100 back at that event
• After posting a career-best mark in preliminaries of the 50 free, placed fourth in the A Final at Miami, winning the B Final in the 100 fly and coming in third in the 100 free as well
• Had a second-place finish in the 50 free (24.25) and 100 fly (56.38) in the Dores’ win over Tulane (Nov. 6)
• Finished third in the 100 fly (56.88) and fourth in the 50 free (24.16) in defeat of Illinois (Oct. 30)
• Placed fourth in the 100 fly (57.14) and was fifth in the 50 free (24.20) in Vandy’s win at Florida Gulf Coast (Oct. 16)
• Came in eighth place in the 100 free (53.67) against Arkansas and Drury (Oct. 9) in the first meet of the season

The Cook File
• Major is engineering science
• Prepped at Corona del Mar High School under head coach Kareem Captan
• NISCA All-American
• NISCA Academic All-American
• League champion in 50 free in 2021
• Led team to first CIF championship in 15 years
• Team captain junior and senior seasons
• Team Sea Queen Award: Single swimmer honored for commitment, teamwork, and spirit
• Member of 200 medley and 200 free relay teams that broke longstanding school records
• Best times include 23.74 in the 50-yard free, 27.24 in the 50-meter free and 58.91 in the 100-meter free
• Career bests of 55.61 in the 100-yard fly, 1:03.80 in the 100-meter fly and 58.12 in the 100-yard back
• Daughter of Ashley and Chad Cook
• Has two younger brothers, Cordell and Canon
• Dad, Chad, played football (linebacker) at Dartmouth
• Mom, Ashley, ran cross country and track at Princeton and captained cross country as a senior
• Instagram: @karsyn.cook

Why Vanderbilt: “I immediately felt the camaraderie and warmth with the swim team girls and Coach Organ. I knew instantly that I wanted to be a part of this team. A high-powered academic program was equally important to me, and Vanderbilt exemplifies academic excellence.”