State College swimmer Kate Cooper is a Centre Daily Times Athlete of the Week.
Cooper won the first individual medal of her career with an eighth-place finish in the 100 butterfly on Wednesday at the PIAA Championships at Bucknell. The senior posted a time of 56.45 in the preliminaries — a school record — before recording a 53.35 mark in the finals.
Cooper also helped State College to a seventh-place finish in the 200 medley relay. Cooper, Juliet Garrigan, Grace Tothero and Fiona Vashaw had a time of 1:46.97.