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  Mark Cox
Mark Cox

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Sarasota, FL

High School:
Venice

Height:
5-10

Event:
Fly

Birthdate:
05/04/1991


Top Times

100 Fly: 49.31

200 Fly: 1:47.44

2011-2012: Swam his best time in the 200 fly at a 1:47.44 at the Last Chance Bulldog Invitational...earned 12th at the Georgia Tech invite in the 200 fly with a time of 1:51.33...was also 18th in the 100 fly at the Georgia Tech invite with a time of 50.65.

2010-11: Scored points in the 200 fly with a 12th-place finish (1:47.74) at the ACC Championships... also placed 30th in the 100 fly (49.79) at ACC's... finished third in the 200 fly (1:52.76) and fourth in the 100 fly (51.94) against Clemson...Took home third in the 200 fly (1:53.98) versus Georgia Tech and UNC-Wilmington...Placed third in both the 100 fly (49.31) and 200 fly (1:47.68) against Florida...At the Georgia Tech Invitational finished third in the 200 fly (1:48.52) and seventh in the 100 fly (49.55)...Placed second in the 100 free (49.17) versus Miami, FAMU, and FGCU...Finished second in the 200 fly (1:52.55) against Nova Southeastern..Placed third in the 200 fly (1:55.58) and fourth in the 100 fly (52.67) versus Florida Atlantic and Florida International...At the All-Florida Invitational finished seventh in the 200 fly (1:56.88) and 17th in the 100 fly (52.66).

2009-10: Earned points in his first season at the ACC Championships finishing in 13th-place (1:48.68) in the 200 fly... also placed 31st in the 100 fly at the ACC Championships... touched the wall in fifth-place in the 200 fly (1:55.58) against Virginia... finished third in the 200 fly (1:48.32) against rival Florida... placed second in the 200 fly (1:49.23) and fifth in the 100 fly (49.67) during the Seminoles victory at the Georgia Tech Invite... turned in a third-place performance in the 200 fly (1:51.64) against LSU... opened the season with a third-place finish (1:55.24) and a fourth-place finish in the 100 fly (52.00) against Florida Atlantic.

High School: Team captain senior year... received MVP honors during sophomore, junior and senior seasons... Florida state qualifier all four years... four-time All-American in the 100 fly and 200 free... hold high school records in the 100 and 200 free and 100 fly... Florida state champion in the 100 fly in 2006... placed third in the 100 fly and 200 free in 2007... finished second in the 100 fly and fourth in the 200 free in 2008... swam for the Sarasota YMCA Sharks coached by Steve Brown... hold club records in both long course and short course 100 and 200 fly... Olympic Trial qualifier in the 200 fly... member of the YMCA National Championship team... anchored the record breaking 800 free relay at YMCA Nationals.

Academics: Golden Eagle recipient for academic excellence and leadership.

Personal: Born May 4, 1991, majoring in sociology... after college aspires to make the Puerto Rican or United States Olympic Team and begin teaching career... son of John and Julie Shaughnessy.

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