Cox advanced from a second-place finish in the preliminaries with a score of 241.85
The championships will continue on Thursday, Feb. 27.
Anett Kovacs and Matthieu Burtez concluded the meet as FAU's top finishers both collecting multiple wins.
The Owls collected four first-place finishes against the Panthers
Both the men's and women's team came in second to FSU
Freshman ('10-'11): Swam a leg of the Sun Belt Conference-winning 400-yard freestyle team...during last three races of the year, had top-five finishes in both the 50- and 100-yard freestyle races...against Florida, to start that stretch, had personal best times in both (21.73 in 50-yard, 47.29 in 100-yard)...also in that meet, was part of winning 200-yard freestyle relay team...in all, won four relay races throughout the season...picked up first individual win of career against Nova Southeastern, in the 100-yard freestyle race (47.32).
High School: Holds school records in the 50-yard freestyle, 100-yard freestyle, 100-yard backstroke and 200-yard individual medley events...member of the all-county team and advanced to the state finals relay.
Personal: Ocean Engineering major...Born in Boca Raton...son of Brian and Millie Walsh.