Jenny Nusbaum

Position Free
Class Senior
Hometown Cary, N.C.
High School Green Hope HS

Top Collegiate Times

Time Event Date Meet
23.88 50 Y Free 11/17/2017 Kansas Classic
50.18 100 Y Free 03/02/2019 Big 12 Swimming & Diving Championship
1:45.68 (R) 200 Y Free 02/27/2019 Big 12 Swimming & Diving Championship
4:45.53 500 Y Free 02/28/2019 Big 12 Swimming & Diving Championship
10:06.72 1000 Y Free 11/03/2019 Nebraska
16:38.54 1650 Y Free 11/18/2018 Kansas Classic

2018-19 (Junior)

All-Big 12 First Team member … Set the Kansas record in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:45.68 at the Big 12 Championship (2/27) … Six individual first-place finishes in the 100-yard freestyle … Nine first-place finishes in the 200-yard freestyle … Three first-place finishes in the 500-yard freestyle … Earned personal-best times in the 500-yard freestyle (4:45.53), 200-yard freestyle (1:45.68) and the 100-yard freestyle (50.18) at the Big 12 Championship (2/27-3/2) … Finished with the fastest time on the team in the 100-yard freestyle (50.18), 200-yard freestyle (1:45.68) and the 500-yard freestyle (4:45.53) … Competed at the USA Winter Nationals (11/29) where she swam the 100-meter freestyle, 200-meter freestyle and the 400-meter freestyle … Came in eighth place at the CSCAA Collegiate Open Water Championship (9/22) where she set a new personal-best time (1:03:23.85) in the 5,000-meter open water event … Second fastest time on the team in the 1,650-yard freestyle event (16:38.54) when competing at the Kansas Classic (11/18).

2017-18 (Sophomore)

Academic All-Big 12 First Team … 2017 Fall Athletic Director’s & Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Rolls … 2018 Spring Athletic Director’s & Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Rolls … Collegiate Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Scholar All-America-Honorable Mention (6/20) … Landed an All-Big 12 First Team spot finishing in the top four three different times in her individual races at the conference meet (2/21-24) … Recorded a personal and team season-best in the 500-yard freestyle (4:47.62) and lifetime-best in the 1,650-yard freestyle (16:43.33), placing fourth and seconds respectively, at the Big 12 Championship (2/21-24) … Won three dual meets during the season in her 100-yard freestyle events against Liberty (10/7), Missouri State and South Dakota Double Dual (10/21) and Iowa State (2/3) … Recorded a top time in her 100-yard freestyle (51.60) at the Kansas Classic (11/17-19) preliminary … Three individual first-place finishes at the Kansas Classic in the 200-yard (1:47.81), 500-yard (4:50.64), and the 1,650-yard (16:49.52) freestyle … Contributed to three third-place finishes in the 200-yard (1:32.02) and 800-yard (7:13.75) freestyle relays as well as the 400-yard (3:38.53) medley relay … A member of team season-best times consecutively swam including the fourth-place contribution in the 400-yard (3:23.13) freestyle relay at the conference meet … Fifth place with a 1:05:26.60 in the CSCAA Open Water Championships (9/16).

2016-17 (Freshman)

Earned Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team honors … Earned All-Big 12 Second Team with three top-seven individual finishes at the Big 12 Championship (2/22-25) … Recorded lifetime bests in the 200-yard (1:47.26) and 1,650-yard (16:43.55) freestyle to finish fourth and fifth, respectively … Placed in KU’s all-time top-five with her 200-yard freestyle at the conference meet … Also swam a lifetime-best 500-yard freestyle of 4:49.84 in the event’s preliminary at the Big 12 meet before placing seventh in the final with a time of 4:51.30 … Won the 200-yard freestyle seven times, including her first four collegiate races in the event, in a double-dual against North Dakota and Missouri State (10/21-22), as well as in meets against TCU (10/27), Nebraska (11/5) and Iowa State (2/3-4) and at the Kansas Classic (11/18-20) and San Diego Shootout (1/7) … Along with her 200-yard freestyle (1:50.97) win against Iowa State, she collected wins in the 500-yard freestyle (4:59.53) and 400-freestyle relay (3:30.25) … Named Big 12’s Swimmer of the Week along with Texas’ Joanna Evans on 2/8 … Contributed to additional 400-yard freestyle relay wins against TCU (3:30.93) and Arkansas (3:28.23) and in the SD Shootout (3:31.65) for a season total of four victories in the event … Recorded a lifetime-best 1,000-yard freestyle (10:25.96) at the San Diego Shootout to finish second … Swam a collegiate-best 100-yard freestyle (52.09) in the prelims of Kansas Classic … Twice won the 800-yard freestyle relay, against North Dakota and Missouri State (7:38.84) and at the Kansas Classic (7:20.05) … Set a Mabee Center record with a lifetime-best 9:03.15 in the 800-meter short course freestyle at William Jewell (1/19).

High School 

Olympic Trial qualifier in the 200-meter freestyle… Junior national qualifier… Top-8 finish at the  YMCA short course national championships in the 200-yard freestyle… Two-time finalist at the North Carolina state championships in the 50- and 500-yard freestyles…   Competed for Chad Onken of YOTA swim club.


Born Jennifer Nusbaum in Lindenhurst, Illinois… Daughter of Marty and Jackie Nusbaum… Has two older siblings: Matt and Eric… Plans to major in Exercise Science.