Title IX Spotlight: Eileen Coparropa

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As part of the Southeast Conference’s 50th Anniversary of Title IX, the conference will feature alumni-athletes who have had successful careers outside of athletics.

Born and raised in Panama City, Panama, Eileen Coparropa was a member of Auburn University’s women’s swimming and diving team from 2000 to 2004. She graduated with a degree in Supply Chain Management, majoring in Logistics and Marketing.

During her career at Auburn University, Coparropa was part of three national championships (2002, 2003 and 2004), including the first women’s national championship in Auburn history. The Auburn women also won SEC championships in 2003 and 2004 while she was there.

“There are many benefits that come with participating in any sport,” says Coparropa. “For me, it really comes down to the ability to give. When I think about all the opportunities that I’ve had in my life, most of them have to do with my involvement in sports. “

Coparropa ended his Auburn career as the all-around American 22 times. She has won 14 SEC titles and remains the ninth fastest female swimmer in program history in the 50m freestyle (22.07). These achievements earned her inductance into the Auburn Swimming Hall of Fame in 2013.

Internationally, she won silver and bronze in the women’s 50m freestyle at the 1998 and 2002 Pan American Games.

Nicknamed “La Sirena de Oro”, Coparropa has represented his homeland at three consecutive Summer Olympics (1996, 2000 and 2004) and had the great honor of being the flag bearer in the opening ceremony in Paris. all three Olympics.

After her swimming career, she turned to start a professional career in Supply Chain Management.

Over the past 5 years, Coparropa has enjoyed working at Starbucks Corporation as the Director of Global Supply Chain Strategy.

Coparropa explains: “My time as a college athlete was the foundation of my professional career after graduation. “Being an athlete and competing at the highest levels has given me incredible skills that directly translate into the work I do at Starbucks. It taught me discipline, focus, adversity, resilience, teamwork, and servant leadership. . In particular, for Auburn, I am forever connected to this wonderful network; no matter where I am where, I will always be able to say that I believe in Auburn and love it!”


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