A family relay
If thereâ€™s been one name synonymous with Mines swimming over the past decade, itâ€™s Wood. The 2019-20 team features three members of the family: twins Mia and April are in their senior year and Cobi just joined the Orediggers as a freshman this year. Their older sister, Cayla Wood â€™14, swam for Mines from 2010 to 2014.Â
Mia and April had a terrific 2020 RMAC Championships meet. Mia won four eventsâ€”the 200-, 500-, 1000- and 1650-meter freestyleâ€”and April captured gold in the 400-meter individual medley. The sisters stood together on the podium, finishing first and second in the 500 and 1650, and were part of the gold-medal 800-meter freestyle relay team. Mia was named the RMAC Swimmer of the Year for her performance.Â
Cobi was the 200-meter freestyle bronze medalist and 800-meter freestyle relay silver medalist and finished fifth in the 500-meter freestyle as a rookie.Â
Cayla, who has both her undergraduate and masterâ€™s degrees in engineering physics from Mines, was an all-American and multiple RMAC medalist in her career. Both Mia and April are following in her academic footsteps as they pursue masterâ€™s degrees after graduating in May 2020.