Kansas Jayhawks
Dannie Dilsaver - Women's Swim & Dive - Kansas Jayhawks
Position Breaststroke/IM
Class Senior
Hometown Lincoln, Neb.
High School Lincoln Southwest HS

Top Collegiate Times

Time Event Date Meet
1:50.06 200 Y Free 01/27/2018 UCLA (w/ Cal)
5:02.19 500 Y Free 01/27/2018 UCLA (w/ Cal)
10:22.55 1,000 Y Free 02/10/2018 Stanford (w/ Cal)
1:01.63 100 Y Breast 11/22/2019 Kansas Classic
2:14.02 200 Y Breast 12/03/2017 Georgia Invite (w/ Cal)
2:06.19 200 Y Fly 10/30/2020 KU Virtual Cup 3
1:58.59 200 Y IM 12/01/2017 Georgia Invite (w/ Cal)
4:12.46 400 Y IM 12/02/2017 Georgia Invite (w/ Cal)

2020-21 (Senior)

  • Named to the Academic All-Big 12 First Team.
  • Recognized as a Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Achievement Award recipient.
  • Set a new personal-best time in the 200-yard butterfly (2:06.19) at the KU Virtual Cup 3 (Oct. 30).
  • Finished in the top-six in three individual events at the Big 12 Championships: 100-yard breaststroke, 200-yard breaststroke and 200-yard IM.
  • Scored in the top-two swimmers in four events during dual meets.
  • Set a pool record at the Robinson Natatorium in the 200-yard IM swimming 2:01.39 at the Friday Night Lights meet (Dec. 4).

2019-20 (Junior)

  • Claimed the fastest Kansas season time in the 400-yard individual medley (4:17.58) at the Kansas Classic (Nov. 22)
  • Finished with the second-fastest team times in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:01.29), 200-yard breaststroke (2:13.03) and the 200-yard individual medley (2:00.02)
  • Finished with 24 top-three individual finishes on the season
  • Claimed third place in the 200-yard individual medley and the 400-yard individual medley at the Big 12 Championship (Feb. 26)
  • Finished fourth in the 200-yard breaststroke at the Big 12 Championship (Feb. 26)

California University

  • Finished her freshman season ranked among Cal’s top five swimmers in the 100 breast (1:01.89), 200 breast (2:14.02), 200 IM (2:1:58.59) and 400 IM (4:12.46) – all below the NCAA B qualifying standard
  • At the 2018 Pac-12 Championships, placed 13th in the 200 IM (1:59.97), 14th in the 400 IM (4:14.84) and 16th in the 200 breaststroke (2:15.96)
  • Named a 2018 CSCAA Scholar All-American

High School

  • A three-time Scholastic All-American, a four-time academic letter winner and an AP Scholar
  • An 11-time Nebraska state champion who set four state records
  • Tore an ACL in her knee just before the start of her senior swim season
  • The Lincoln Journal Star Prep Swimmer of the Year as well as the Midwestern Swimming Student-Athlete of the Year
  • Part of three Nebraska state championship teams
  • Member of the National Honor Society and KEY Club
  • Competed in the 200m IM, 400m IM and 100m breast at the 2016 Olympic Trials


  • Parents are Ben and Molly Dilsaver
  • Father ran track and cross country at Peru State (Nebraska)
  • Has helped match rescue dogs with forever families
Women's Swim & Dive 🏊‍♀️ 22 Jayhawks Represented on Academic All-Big 12 Teams

Kansas swimming & diving was represented by 22 individuals on the Academic All-Big 12 teams, the Big 12 Conference announced on Tuesday, highlighted by a league-best six individuals with a 4.0 GPA.