Cox advanced from a second-place finish in the preliminaries with a score of 241.85
Anett Kovacs and Matthieu Burtez concluded the meet as FAU's top finishers both collecting multiple wins.
Matthieu Burtez completed the meet as the Owls' top finisher recording two wins.
Both the men's and women's team came in second to FSU
Florida Atlantic Student-Athletes Excel Academically
Junior (2013-14): Competed at the Conference USA Swimming and Diving Championship and placed 11th in the 50 free (20.75), 12th in the 100 butterfly(50.53), and 13th in the 100 free (46.01).
Sophomore (2012-13): Finished the 50 yard free in 20.93 and the 100 yard free in 46.24 setting individual season records in both...completed the 200 yard free in 1:47.74 for FAU's fifth best time for the season...set personal season records in the 50 yard back (25.84) and the 100 yard back (53.01)...swam a 24.03 in the 50 fly and a 50.86 in the 100 fly...finished in second -place in the 200 yard medley against FIU and FSU.
Freshman (2011-12): Finished the 50 yard free in 21.70 for his best finish of the season...set personal record at FAU in the 100 yard free (48.37)...set sixth best time at FAU for the season in the 200 free (1:48.50) and the fourth best time in the 50 yard breaststroke (27.76)...made the dean's list for the fall 2011 and spring 2012 semesters.
High School: Swam for head coach Al Forbs at Lyman High School.
Personal: Mechanical engineering major...born in Orlando, FL...son of Niclas Persson and Patricia Mitchell...goal is to work at a large engineering firm such as Lockheed Martin...enjoys riding motorcycles.