NAME: Cora Dupre
SCHOOL: Mariemont High School
GRADUATING YEAR: 2019
GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT: Summer national title in 100 backstroke
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6'-138 lbs.
RESIDENCE: Terrace Park
PARENTS: David & Emily
FUTURE GOAL: "Have my own club team, be professional swimmer."
A National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association (NISCA) All-American, Mariemont senior Cora Dupre is a four-year varsity swimmer, a three-time Div. II Ohio state champion and a two-time CHL Swimmer of the Year.
Her sophomore year, Cora won the Div. II Ohio state title in the 200 freestyle (1:48.65). She followed it up her junior year, winning the 50 freestyle (22.52) and the 100 freestyle (49.20), becoming the first swimmer in school history to win multiple individual state titles in the same season.
Cora helped last year's Mariemont girls' team finish on top of the NISCA dual meet rankings. It was the third consecutive NISCA championship for the girls' team.
She holds school records in the 50 freestyle, 100 freestyle, 100 backstroke and the 200 medley relay, and last season set district records in both the 50 free and 100 free with times of 22.79 and 49.91, respectively.
She has earned numerous honors for her accomplishments, including last year being named CHL Swimmer of the Year for the second time, 1st team all-city, Women's Sports Association Co-Swimmer of the Year and a finalist for Cincinnati.com Sports Awards' Swimmer of the Year.
Earlier this month, swimming for the Mason Manta Rays, Cora won the 200 freestyle race at the Speedo Winter Junior Championships-East at Greensboro, North Carolina.
Active in community service, Cora is a great student, a two-time Scholastic and Academic All-American and a member of National Honor Society. She will swim collegiately at the University of Indiana.
Her favorite athlete and most-like-to-meet is Nathan Adrian, favorite entertainer is Harry Styles, favorite book is The Nightingale and favorite movie is Deadpool.
COACH'S QUOTE – "Cora performs at the highest level in the classroom and in competition. Her sportsmanship, academic achievement and passion for swimming makes her one of the top student-athletes in Ohio."
— Tom Nerl, Athletic Director