A family relay

by | Apr 9, 2020 | Inside Mines, Spring 2020 | 0 comments

If there’s been one name synonymous with Mines swimming over the past decade, it’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 ’14, swam for Mines from 2010 to 2014. 

Mia and April had a terrific 2020 RMAC Championships meet. Mia won four events—the 200-, 500-, 1000- and 1650-meter freestyle—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. 

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. 

Cayla, who has both her undergraduate and master’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 master’s degrees after graduating in May 2020.