Honors & Awards
- Two-Time State High School Runner-Up
- Four-Time Junior National Qualifier
- Eight-Time Regional Champion
- Three-Time USA Swimming Scholastic All-American
One of 10 new swimmers in Nebraska’s freshman class, Madison Coughlen brings strong credentials in the butterfly and IM events. The freshman from Frisco, Texas, began her high school career in South Carolina where she was a state runner-up in the 200 freestyle in 2014. Coughlen capped her prep career with a seventh-place finish in the 200 long course butterfly at the USA Swimming Futures Championships in Austin, Texas on Aug. 5.
Coughlen set two school records at Fort Mill High School while swimming for Coach Cindy Van Buskirk. An eight-time regional champion, Coughlen produced two runner up state finishes. The four-time Junior National Qualifier helped the Texas Ford Aquatics to a third place finish in the short course sectionals. The three-time Scholastic All-American, was a sectional, national and long course qualifier. Dominate in the pool as well as the classroom, Coughlen was named Regional All-American for four consecutive years, All-State, athlete of the week and was earned most valuable swimmer twice. Couhglen was a member of the Beta Club, maintaining above a 3.0 GPA.
The daughter of Lisa and Mike Coughlen, Madison was born June 26, 1999, in Frisco, Texas. Madison has one sister, Morgan. Madison is a chemical engineer major. She chose Nebraska over Kentucky, West Virginia, Florida State and Georgia Tech.