Swimming & Diving

 Molly Coonce
Molly  Coonce


Batavia, Ill.

High School:
Rosary HS





Swimming and Diving Earns 2016 CSCAA Scholastic Honors

14 individuals earn Scholar All-American


Cowgirls Place Eight Individuals on All-MW Team

200 free and 400 medley relays honored as well


Wyoming Finishes Fourth at Mountain West Championships

Tenth-straight year UW places top-four


Harutjunjan Claims 100 Breast, UW Wins 400 Medley Relay on Day Three

Cowgirls in fourth going into final day


Cowgirls Set for 2016 MW Championships

UW has finished in top-four in nine-straight seasons

Senior (2015-16): Coonce completed her career wearing the brown and gold by being named All-MW in the 100 and 200 butterfly. Coonce took fourth (53.71) in the 100 fly and fifth (2:00.87) in the 200 fly at the MW Championships. Additionally, she finished 14th overall in the 100 breast and was a member of the record-breaking 400 medley relay squad. Coonce was named the MW Swimmer of the Week on Jan. 19 after she was a key part in leading the Cowgirls to their first-ever win against a Pac-12 opponent. Coonce dominated the 100 and 200 fly events against Arizona State. She won the 100 fly (55.25) with the seventh fastest time in Cowgirl history, and also brought home a victory in the 200 fly (2:03.96) for what was the tenth-best time in UW history. Coonce was also a member of the first place 200 medley relay squad. Coonce finished in third (53.75) in the 100 fly and fifth (2:00.42) in the 200 fly at the Purdue Invite. On senior night against Border War rival Colorado State, she brought home a victory in the 100 fly with a time of 56.05, just after three second-place finishes in the double-dual against NAU and LSU. Coonce recorded times of 1:13.60 in the 100 breast, 28.25 in the 50 fly and a 1:02.26 in the 100 fly.

Junior (2014-15):
Coonce had an exciting season for UW as a junior. She was awarded the Mountain West Swimmer of the Week once and also finished the year with the school record in the 100 butterfly. She led the way for the Cowgirls against defending WAC Champion Northern Arizona by winning the 100 butterfly at 54.72 and the 200 butterfly with a final time of 2:02.15. She added a pair of runner-up finishes at Boise State in the 100 and 200 butterfly. She won the 200 butterfly against Denver with a mark of 2:05.78. Coonce won the 100 butterfly with a time of 56.72 against Cal Poly. Against UC Santa Barbara, Coonce added a win in the 100 butterfly at 55.90 and finished second behind teammate Claudia Carlson in the 200 butterfly. She was on the 400 medley relay team that broke the Corbett Pool record with a time of 3:47.53. She was part of the 200 medley that took home a victory against Air Force with a time of 1:45.46. She won the 100 butterfly against CSU with a time of 56.69. At the MW Championships, Coonce finished third in the 100 butterfly and fourth in the 200 butterfly. She was also a part of the 200 yard medley relay team that took fourth at the Championships. Coonce was named to the All-MW team for her performances in the 100 and 200 butterfly.

Sophomore: (2013-14): Coonce continued to be one of the most impressive underclassmen in the Mountain West during her sophomore season. She earned All-MW honors in the 100 butterfly and 100 breaststroke for the second consecutive season. She finished third in the 100 butterfly at the MW Championship with a school record and career-best time of 53.72. She finished seventh in the 100 breaststroke at the MW Championships with a career-best time of 1:02.42. Her mark in the race was the fourth fastest time in school history. She also earned All-MW honors in the 400 medley relay. Coonce had a big day for the Cowgirls in duals against UNLV and Nevada. She finished first in the 100 butterfly with a time of 55.70. She also finished first in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:04.98.

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.

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