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Taekwondo Team Competes in Nationals

Taekwondo team practice

July 2, 2019— A Northern Kentucky University Taekwondo team member prepares to complete in the U.S. National Taekwondo Competition on July 4 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 

In May, Cox and two of her teammates competed in the 2019 National Collegiate Taekwondo Championships in Austin, Texas. To compete at nationals, members had to place in the top-three rankings at the Kentucky Championships. Cox brought home the gold medal in Para Poomsae, a form of Taekwondo. She previously won gold at prior competitions in Utah and Washington, D.C. in 2018. 

Miranda Cox

“This team continues to compete at the national level, it’s been an exciting to watch each of them grow,” said Susie Jang, master instructor. “Miranda has battled the odds with her cerebral palsy and still wins national championships. She inspires everyone with her ambition to succeed.”

The NKU Taekwondo Club was founded in the spring of 1999 by Master Susie Jang and Head Instructor Christopher Jang and is dedicated to Olympic-style taekwondo instruction. Over the last two decades, the team has won 13 international medals, 32 national medals and 116 state championships.

Students can try NKU Taekwondo Club for free, but membership is $125 per year. For more information contact Master Jang at Follow the team’s Facebook page to get updates on Cox’s U.S. Nationals Competition.

About NKU: Founded in 1968, we are a growing metropolitan university of more than 14,000 students served by more than 2,000 faculty and staff on a thriving suburban campus near Cincinnati. Located in the quiet suburb of Highland Heights, Kentucky—just seven miles southeast of Cincinnati—we have become a leader in Greater Cincinnati and Kentucky by providing a private school education for a fraction of the cost. While we are one of the fastest growing universities in Kentucky, our professors still know our students' names. For more information, visit