Angie Coe, Emma Kern Will Become Longhorns With 2023 Verbals to Texas

GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA - MARCH 20: Kelly Pash of the Texas Longhorns competes in the preliminary heats of the Women's 200 Yard Butterfly during the Division I Women’s Swimming & Diving Championships held at the Greensboro Aquatic Center on March 20, 2021 in Greensboro, North Carolina. (Photo by Mike Comer/NCAA Photos via Getty Images)
Photo Courtesy: Mike Comer/NCAA Photos via Getty Images

NEW COMMITS: The University of Texas has received two more verbal commitments for the 2023 season from Charleston, Illinois native Angie Coe and Emma Kern of Delano, Minnesota.

Both talented swimmers will join Jillian Cox, Berit Berglund and Erin Gemmell as a member of the Longhorns’ Class of 2027.


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Photo Courtesy: Angie Coe

Regarding her commitment, she said:

“I am beyond excited and humbled to announce my verbal commitment to continue my athletic and academic career at the University of Texas!!! I have dreamed of this day since I was a little girl in Taiwan. Words can’t describe how thankful I am for my family, coaches, and friends that have guided me through this process and pushed me to become the best version of myself. I would also like to thank everyone at UT for providing me with this amazing opportunity:)) I am SO excited to be a baby longhorn HOOK ‘EM HORNS”

A versatile swimmer, Coe does her club swimming with Champaign County YMCA and earned several best times at the YMCA Virtual Swimming Festival in April where she won three events.

Her best times include:

  • 50 free – 23.28
  • 100 free – 49.45
  • 200 free – 1:49.49
  • 500 free – 4:49.67
  • 100 back – 55.33
  • 200 back – 1:59.74
  • 100 breast – 1:01.25
  • 200 breast – 2:26.35
  • 100 fly – 53.00
  • 200 fly – 2:00.90
  • 200 IM – 1:59.18
  • 400 IM – 4:20.46

Currently a junior at Charleston High School, Coe recently earned bronze in both the 100 fly and 200 IM at the 2021 Illinois State Championships. Back in April 2019, she was the bronze medalist in the 500 free at YMCA Nationals.


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Photo Courtesy: Emma Kern

Regarding her commitment, she said:

“I am super excited to announce my verbal commitment to swim and study at the University of Texas!! Huge thank you to my family, coaches and everyone who has supported me throughout my swimming career! HOOK ‘EM HORNS”

Kern, who does her club swimming with Aquajets Swim Team, placed ninth in the 100m back at the Speedo Summer West Championships after winning that event at Minnesota LCM Seniors. She also raced that event at Wave 1 of Olympic Trials in Omaha.

Her best times include:

  • 50 back – 25.07
  • 100 back – 53.40
  • 200 back – 1:58.91
  • 100 fly – 55.66
  • 50 free – 23.26
  • 100 free – 50.97
  • 200 IM – 2:05.53

Also competing for Delano High School, Kern won the 100 fly and 100 back at the Minnesota Class 3 Sectional Championship as a sophomore. She has also earned USA Swimming Scholastic All-American honors.

Under head coach Carol Capitani, the Longhorns won their 10th-straight Big 12 team title in 2021.

The Longhorns are bringing in an impressive Class of 2026 that includes Emily CarpenterSienna SchellengerMeghan DiMartileLydia Jacoby, Chase Davison and Lindsey Hosch.

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