Kansas Jayhawks

Jenny Nusbaum

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

Time Event Date Meet
23.63 50 Y Free 11/22/2019 Kansas Classic
50.18 100 Y Free 03/02/2019 Big 12 Swimming & Diving Championship
1:45.68 200 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 1,000 Y Free 11/03/2019 Nebraska
16:38.54 1,650 Y Free 11/18/2018 Kansas Classic

2019-20 (Senior)

  • Marlene Mawson Exemplary Woman Athlete Award winner
  • Finished with the top team time in the 100-yard freestyle (50.04), 200-yard freestyle (1:47.24), 500-yard freestyle (4:47.20) and the 1,000-yard freestyle (10:12.92)
  • Had 15 individual first-place finishes on the year
  • Placed third in the 200-yard freestyle (1:47.35) at the Big 12 Championships (Feb. 26)
  • Claimed second in the 500-yard freestyle (4:47.20) at the Big 12 Championships (Feb. 26)
  • Set a new personal-best time, and claimed fifth place, in the 100-yard freestyle at the Big 12 Championships (Feb. 26) with a time of 50.04
  • Was a member of the 200-yard freestyle relay team that set the new KU school record in the event at the Big 12 Championships (Feb. 26) with a final time of 1:31.03
  • Was a member of the 400-yard medley relay team that broke the Kansas school record with a 3:35.96 final time at the Big 12 Championships (Feb. 26)
  • Placed seventh at the CSCAA Open Water Championships

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

Personal

  • 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