Six Cowgirls Earn Two Or More Honors
Hartigan And Kalms Win Conference Championships In The 100-Yard Freestyle
Both Teams Sit In Third Place Of Their Respective Conference Championships
The Cowgirls Move Up Four Places At MW Championships
The Cowboy And Cowgirls 800 Freestyle Relay Teams Both Broke School Records
Freshman: (2012-13): Coonce was a key performer for the Cowgirls in her first season with the program. Molly earned All-Mountain West honors and was one of three Cowgirls to earn three awards during the championship. Coonce took home individual honors in the 100 breaststroke (sixth-place, 1:03.18), 200 breaststroke (seventh-place, 2:15.21) and 100 butterfly (fifth-place, 54.26), as she set personal-best times in all three events. She recorded the third-best time in Cowgirl history in the 200 breastroke at the MW Championships. Coonce was also part of the 400 medley relay team that finished third at the MW championships.
High School: Coonce, a native of Batavia, Ill., joins the Cowgirls from Rosary High School in Aurora, Ill. She earned four swimming letters at three different high schools, but finished at Rosary for head coach Bill Schalz. During her senior season she earned All-Conference and All-State honors as well as leading her team to a sectional championship. During her junior season she also earned All-Conference and All-State honors while winning and individual state championship. At Bettendorf High School in Bettendor, Iowa, her sophomore season she earned All-State honors while leading her team to a conference and regional championship as well as a state runner-up finish. As a freshman at Sherrard High School in Sherrard, Ill., Coonce earned All-State honors. In the classroom she was an honor roll student and earned Academic All-Conference all four years. She also earned Scholastic All-American honors during high school.
Personal: She was born on March 14, 1994 in Aurora, Colo. She is the daughter of Scott Coonce and has three siblings. She is majoring in marketing at UW. Coonce was also recruited by Ohio State, SMU, Boise State and LSU.