Nicole Kaupp begins her seventh season as the assistant swimming and diving coach at Washington University in St. Louis in 2015-16. In addition, she is also entering her third year as the adviser for Washington University's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.
Last season, Kaupp helped lead the Bears to one of the most successful seasons in school history. The WashU men finished sixth and the women's team was eighth at the 2015 NCAA Championships. It was just the fourth season in school history that both teams have placed in the top-10. Seven men and seven women combined for 47 All-America citations. Highlighting the performances was junior Reed Dalton, who broke the NCAA Division III record on his way to winning the men's 100 butterfly National Championship. After the season, Dalton and junior Kristalyn McAfee were each named to the Academic All-America At-Large Third Team.
In 2013-14, the Bears had 16 individuals combine for 44 All-America honors, including freshman Michael Lagieski who won the NCAA National Championship in the men's 100 breaststroke. The WashU women placed eighth at the NCAA Division III Championships, while the men's team finished 13th in the team standings. In addition, eight women and four men received CSCAA Individual Scholar All-America honors.
Overall, Kaupp has helped coach WashU student-athletes to 162 All-America honors in her six seasons with the Bears. In 2012-13, 11 student-athletes finished with 24 All-America honors at the NCAA Division III Championships. The WashU women finish 12th, while the men placed 21st at the NCAA Championships.
During Kaupp's first year on the Danforth Campus, WashU saw eight student-athletes qualify for the 2010 NCAA Championships, combining to earn All-America honors in 12 events. In 2010-11, WashU sent eight student-athletes to the NCAA Division III Championships where the Bears brought home 18 All-America citations with the men's team finishing 16th overall and the women placing 24th. In 2011-12, three individuals earned four All-America honors.
Prior to coming to WashU, Kaupp spent three seasons at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas, serving as the interim head coach during her last season.
That year, Kaupp earned Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) Women’s Coach of the Year honors. She also mentored Jessie Carrier to an NCAA appearance in the 50-yard freestyle. Carrier was the first swimmer or diver in school history to be invited to the NCAA national meet.
Kaupp has worked at the University of Michigan and the University of Texas Swim Camps, as well as assisting with Club Wolverine's Elite Training Group. In addition, she worked at Speedo as the Sports Promotions Coordinator, where she was responsible for working with contracted teams and coaches in preparation for junior nationals, long course nationals and the Japan Grand Prix meet.
Kaupp graduated from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Ore., in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history. In addition to her collegiate swimming experience, she served as a recruiting assistant for her alma mater for two years. Kaupp also served as Co-Chair of the NCAA Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and was a part of the Lewis & Clark Balancing Act First-Year Student-Athlete Mentoring Program.