Freshmen account for four of NU's eight individual event victories
Fall 2014: Member of Northwestern's freestyle group, primarily focused on distance but has competed in every freestyle distance from 50 yards to 1,650 during the fall ... Ranks on NU's top times list in six different events following the fall ... Is the Wildcats' top 200 freestyler while ranking second in the 500 free, 1,000 free and 1,650 free ... Also is fifth in the 100 free and 200 fly, and swam on NU's top 800 free relay of the fall season ... Earned three top-five finishes at Northwestern's home TYR Invitational (11/21-11/23), led by a second-place result in the 200 free in which he touched in 1:38.01 ... Took fifth in both the 500 free and 1,650 free ... Recorded six top-five dual meet event finishes to score points for NU ... Finished second in both the 200 free and 500 free in a season-opening win over Eastern Michigan (10/16).
2013-14: CSCAA Scholar All-America honorable mention ... Posted six NU top times in the 200 free, 500 free, 1000 free, 1650 free, 400 free relay, and 800 free relay ... Competed at the Big Ten Championships in the 500 free, 200 free, and 1650 free ... Finished 20th overall and second for NU with a B cut time of 1:37.39 in the 200 free Bonus Final ... Finished 32nd overall in the 500 free and second for NU with a time of 4:26.50 ... Competed in the TYR Finals finishing second in the 500 free, third in the 200 free, and fifth in the 1650 free with the second NU top time of 15:40.04 ... Finished third in the 500 free and 1000 free vs. E. Mich./Illinois (10/18) ... Finished third in the 1000 free and second in the 500 free vs. WKU (10/25) ... Finished second in the 1000 free, fifth in the 200 free, and first in the 500 free vs. UIC/Wyoming (11/9) ... Finished second in the 200 free and third in the 500 free vs. Wisconsin (11/15) ... Finished third in the 500 free and fourth in the 1000 free and 200 free vs. ND, Michigan (1/11) ... Finished first in the 200 free and second in the 500 free vs. Iowa (1/25) ... Finished first in the 1000 free and 500 free vs. Milwaukee (1/31).
High School: Named to Skyland Conference first team in the 400 free relay and second team in the 500 free and 100 fly ... Earned Scholastic All-American Team honors three straight years from 2011-13 ... Swam 10 years with Berkeley Aquatic Club ... Ranked first overall at New Jersey's short course Junior Olympics in 2013 after being third overall in 2012 ... Placed second in the 800 and 1500 freestyles and anchored the winning 800 free relay at 2012 Spring Sectionals ... Competed at the 2012 Open Water Nationals and the 2012 Junior Nationals ... Competed in the 2012 Short Course Winter Nationals ... Also swam twice at the Canada Cup in Montreal in 2011 and 2012 ... Two-time Recipient of the Academic Excellence Award ... High honor roll.
Personal: Born Charles Marshall Cole ... Son of Peter and Laura Cole ... Chose Northwestern over Purdue, Duke and Yale ... Major is computer science.