Karsyn Cook - Swimming - Vanderbilt University Athletics

Karsyn Cook Season 2022-23

Class Sophomore
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 performer list in the 50 fly

As a Sophomore (2022-23)
• Ranked fourth on the program’s season performer list in the 100 fly, and was also fifth in the 50 and 100 free
• Posted season-low marks in the 50 (23.78) and 100 (52.35) free, and the 100 fly (55.98), at the SEC Championships (Feb. 14-18)
• Was second in the 50 free (24.42) and fourth in the 100 fly (58.56) in meet at Iowa (Jan. 21)
• Led Vandy in the 100 fly (57.64) in tri-meet with Arkansas and Little Rock (Jan. 28)
• Competed in the 50 (23.95) and 100 free (52.72) as well as the 100 fly (56.00) at the Gamecock Invitational (Nov. 16-18)
• Qualified for the B Final of the 50 free and 100 fly at that meet
• Touched the wall in 57.59 to place second in the 100 fly in meet against Richmond and Queens (Nov. 5)
• Was the Dores’ top finisher in the 100 fly (57.84) in meet against Auburn (Oct. 7)
• Placed second in both the 50 free (24.20) and 100 fly (57.11) in Dores’ victory over North Florida and Georgia Southern (Oct. 15)

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.”