Swimming & Diving
Grant Cooksey - Swimming & Diving - University of Kentucky Athletics


  • class Senior
  • High school South Oldham

2010-11:Had a top-16 finish in the 100 butterfly and 100 breaststroke at the Tennessee Swimming/Diving Invitational … Led Kentucky with a third-place finish in the 100 breaststroke in UK’s dual meet against Southern Illinois and Missouri … Finished in third in the 100 breaststroke against Indiana … Came in third place in the 200 breaststroke against Tennessee … Finished in fourth place in the 100 butterfly against Indiana

2009-10: Suffered an injury during the season but still scored for the Cats at the conference meet … Tapped in 14th place at the SEC Championships in the 200-breastroke … Placed 17th in the 100-breastroke at SECs … Had five top-three finishes during dual meet season.

2008-09: Scored points for the Wildcats in two events at his first career SEC Championships … Tapped in 14th in the 100-breaststroke … Also a member of the sixth-place 400-medley relay squad … Touched in 19th in the 200-breast and 27th in the 200-individual medley to finish tops on the team … Captured a victory in the 200-breast in a dual meet with Virginia … Placed in the top-13 on 13 occasions during dual meet action … Was fifth in the 200-breast and seventh in the 100-breast at the UT Invitational.

Pre-College: A five-year letterwinner at South Oldham … Was a state champion and All-American in his career … An uncle, John Karlen played golf at Western Kentucky.

Best Collegiate Times: 100-breaststroke: 55.03; 200-breaststroke: 2:00.69; 200-backstroke: 2:12.96; 200-individual medley: 1:51.38; 400-individual medley: 4:17.34; 100-butterfly: 49.09

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