Cougars grab two top-five finishes to conclude Pearland meet
Houston finishes second day with eight top-ten finishes
Cougars outscore SMU 158-141
Cougars outrace Mean Green 128-109 on Friday afternoon
McCord picks up pair of wins in 50 and 100 free
FRESHMAN 2013-14Competed in three events at the inaugural American Athletic Conference Championships Recording a personal best in the 200 IM (2:12.04)... Took second in the 200 breast twice this season, against SMU (Nov. 2) and at Incarnate Word (Jan. 18).
HIGH SCHOOLHelped St. Joseph's Academy (Baton Rouge, La.) to two state championships (2011-2012) and four city championships ... State runner up in 2010... Swam under Coach Lyle Robelot and Becca Barber... Competed for the Crawfish Aquatics club swimming team and set the club record in the 100 breast ... Received the SJA award from her high school.
PERSONALBorn October 17, 1994... Daughter of Dawn and Eric Balkom... Sister of Taylor Balkom... Full name Cameron Ann Balkom... Majoring in Dietetics/Nutrition... Lists her coaches, Steve Ripple and Billy Newport, as her biggest influences.... Career ambition is to become a sports nutritionist... Enjoys reading, running, music, sleeping and scrapbooking.