Butterfly/Individual Medley
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Frisco, Texas
High School: Frisco


Honors & Awards

  • One Letter (2018)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2018)

2017-18 (Freshman)
Coughlen made a solid first impression with the Huskers, closing her freshman campaign with seven top-five performances, including a runner-up finish. A strong butterfly swimmer, Coughlen racked up five of her top-five finishes in the 200-yard butterfly. She notched three career bests, two of those coming from the Mizzou Invite. Coughlen set then-personal records of 2:01.08 in the 200-yard butterfly (Big Ten Championships), 56.52 in the 100 yard-butterfly (Mizzou Invite), and 2:02.83 in the 200-yard IM (Mizzou Invite). At the 2018 Big Ten Championships, Coughlen also competed in the 400 IM (25th) and 200 IM (52nd). Coughlen also got off to a solid start in the pool and the community. She earned her first letter and a spot on the 2018 Tom Osborne Citizenship Team.

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 was a member of the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team in 2018. She chose Nebraska over Kentucky, West Virginia, Florida State and Georgia Tech.

Career-Best Times

Event Time Meet (Date)
100 Fly 56.52 Mizzou Invite (2017)
200 Fly 2:01.08 Big Ten Championships (2018)
200 IM 2:02.83 Mizzou Invite (2017)
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