Alex Cohara
Alex Cohara
Year: Senior
Hometown: Sagamore Hills, Ohio
High School: St. Edward
Last College: Free/IM


Cohara swam a variety of events for CSU doing everything from 100 yards to 1,650...Cohara had the team's fourth best 100 freestyle time (48.31), fourth best in the 500 freestyle (4:44.47), third best in the 1,000 freestyle (9:38.25), third best in the 1,650 freestyle time (16:17.54) and fourth best time in the 400 IM (4:05.31)...Finished 10th in the Horizon League Championships in the 1,000 Freestyle, 11th in the 1,650 freestyle and 11th in the 400 IM


Set new personal bests in the 400 IM (4:05.35), 1,000 free (9:39.92) and 1,650 free (16:20.64) at the Horizon League Championships...finished eighth at the league meet in the 400 IM...was ninth in the 1,000 free...finished 11th in the 1,650 free...also swam personal best 100 free (48.67) at the TYR Invitational...fifth on the team in the 500 free (4:45.23), third on the roster in the 1,000 free and fourth in the 1,650 quickest time in 200 IM (1:58.32) against Notre Dame College...shaved almost 17 seconds off his 400 IM when compared to his best time as a freshman...also cut 22 seconds from his 1,000 free and 11 seconds from his 1,650 free from 2009-10 to 2010-11.


Swam the team's fourth fastest 500 free (4:40.50), fifth fastest 1,000 free (10:02.18), fourth fastest 1,650 free (16:31.60), fifth fastest 400 individual medley (4:22.12) and fifth fastest 200 breast (2:20.87)...set personal records during the season in the 100 free, 500 free, 1,000 free, 1,650 free, 200 back, 200 breast, 50 fly, 100 fly and 200 IM...consistently improved his time in the 200 free, culminating with a season best 1:43.05 performance at the Horizon League Championship.


2009 USA Swimming Scholastic High School All-American...four-year letterwinner in swimming...all-time high point holder at St. Edward High...placed first at sectionals and districts in the 200 and 500 free in 2009...set records in the 200 and 500 free during sectional competition...designated as co-captain as a senior.


Born May 2, 1991 in Sagamore Hills, Ohio...son of Catherine and Mark Cohara...has one sister, Morgan...mechanical engineering major.