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Anna Filipcic
Player Profile:
Anna Filipcic 1449837
Position: Diver
Year: Senior
Hometown: Omaha, Neb.
High School: Omaha Burke
Major: Music/Psychology

Honors & Awards

  • NCAA All-American (HM, 10th, One-Meter Dive, 2016)
  • NCAA Championships Qualifier (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
  • Seven Career Top-25 NCAA Finishes 
    (One-Meter: 10th, 2017; 10th, 2016; 21st, 2015; 22nd, 2014)
    (Three-Meter: 47th, 2016; 20th, 2015; 22nd, 2014)
  • Big Ten Runner-Up (One-Meter Dive, 2016; Three-Meter Dive, 2017)
  • Eight Career Top-10 Big Ten Finishes
    (One-Meter: 3rd, 2017; 2nd, 2016; 3rd, 2015; 10th, 2014)
    (Three-Meter Dive: 2nd, 2017; 9th, 2016; 3rd, 2015; 9th, 2014)
  • Second-Team All-Big Ten Honors (One-Meter Dive, 2017)
  • Eight-Time Big Ten Diver of the Week 
  • Nebraska School Record (Three-Meter Dive, 387.35 at Big Ten Championships, 2017)
  • Devaney Pool Record (One-Meter Dive, 346.88 vs UNO, 2017)
  • 51 Career Diving Victories
  • Four Letters (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
  • CSCAA Scholar All-American (First Team, 2015, 2016, 2017)
  • Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2015, 2016, 2017)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2015, 2016, 2017)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016; Spring 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
  • Herman Team GPA Award (2015, 2016, 2017)

2016-17 (Senior)
Anna Filipcic wrapped up an outstanding career at Nebraska by earning 20 top-five finishes, including 12 victories during her final season as a Husker. Filipcic set the Devaney Natatorium record in the one-meter dive with a score of 346.88 against Omaha. At the 2017 Big Ten Championships, Filipcic earned career bests in both dives, taking third place in the one-meter dive (348.95). Filipcic notched a runner-up finish with a score of 387.35 in the three-meter dive, breaking her own school record previously set at the Kansas Classic in Topeka earlier in the season. On the final day of the 2017 Big Ten Championships, Filipcic was named second-team All-Big Ten. Filipcic also qualified to compete at the 2017 NCAA Zone D Diving Championships. At the Zone Meet, she qualified for the 2017 NCAA Championships for her fourth consecutive season after a fifth-place finish in the one-meter and a 12th-place showing on the three-meter board. At the 2017 NCAA Championships, Filipcic competed in the prelims for the one-meter dive (287.40) qualifying her for the consolation final. During warm-ups, Filipcic injured her foot resulting in the end of her collegiate diving career. In the classroom, she was a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and an Academic All-Big Ten selection for the third consecutive season. Filipcic made her way onto the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team for her fourth consecutive year. She was also an eight-time selection to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll.

2015-16 (Junior)
Filipcic earned All-America honors in the diving well for the Huskers, finishing 10th in the one-meter diving competition at the 2016 NCAA Championships to become Nebraska's first All-American since Lauren Bailey in 2006. Filipcic's honorable-mention All-America performance gave Nebraska a 39th-place team finish, which was also the Huskers' best team finish at the championships since 2006. For the season, Filipcic amassed 15 victories, while racking up 19 top-five finishes in the well. She notched a career-best 338.25 points to finish as the one-meter runner-up at the 2016 Big Ten Championships. She added a school-record three-meter total of 359.03 to earn a victory in Nebraska's dual win over Illinois. She added a ninth-place finish (337.45) on the three-meter board at the Big Ten Championships. In her third appearance at the NCAA Championships, Filipcic produced a 310.60 to take 10th in the one-meter dive. She added a 47th-place finish in the three meter with 246.30 points, despite taking a zero after hitting the board on her second dive. She led the field after her opening dive of the three-meter competition. Filipcic continued to excel in the classroom as a junior, claiming recognition as a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar while also earning academic All-Big Ten honors for the second consecutive year. She also claimed her third spot on the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team.

2014-15 (Sophomore)
Filipcic continued to dominate in the diving well during her sophomore campaign, notching 19 top-five finishes, including 11 victories. Filipcic also set then-career bests at the Big Ten Championships, with scores of 329.50 in the one meter and 356.75 in the three meter, good enough to earn third place in both events. Filipcic also qualified for the NCAA Championships for a second consecutive year. At nationals, Filipcic earned 21st in the one meter and 20th in the three meter. A star in the classroom, Filipcic earned academic All-Big Ten honors before being named a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar in 2015.

2013-14 (Freshman)
Filipcic exploded onto the scene in her first year diving for the Huskers. She recorded 16 top-five performances, including nine victories. Filipcic set then-career bests at the Big Ten Championships, with scores of 307.65 to finish 10th in the one-meter and 348.50 to finish ninth in the three-meter. As a freshman, Filipcic was the only Husker to qualify for the 2014 NCAA Championships. She was the first Husker diver to qualify for the NCAA Championships since 2005. Filipcic finished 22nd at the NCAA Championships on both the one-meter and three-meter boards. She also got off to a strong start in the classroom by earning spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall and spring of 2013-14.

Previous
Filipcic came to NU from Omaha Burke High School, where she was an All-American in 2011 for Head Coach Steve Guinn. She finished second in the one-meter dive at the 2011 Nebraska High School State Championships, posting a score of 443.10 that put her eighth on Nebraska's all-time leaderboard. In the summer, Filipcic competed for the Nebraska Dive Club, coached by Kris Hoffman. Filipcic was a three-time national qualifier, including a second-place finish in the one-meter dive at the 2013 Junior Nationals and a fifth-place finish in the same event at the 2013 Junior West Nationals. Filipcic was also a Junior Zone champion in the one- and three-meter dives in 2012 and 2013, adding to her 2012 Region 6 victories in both events. Filipcic was a four-year member of Burke's honor roll, a member of the National Honor Society and a recipient of the band's Outstanding Senior award on the French horn.

Personal
Anna was born on Sept. 25, 1995, in Omaha, Neb. She is the daughter of Vivi Ann Filipcic, and she has an older brother, Austin. A music major, Anna is a three-time academic All-Big Ten selection and has earned eight spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll. She was three-time first-team CSCAA Scholar All-American and three-time Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2015, 2016, 2017). She was a four-time member of the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team. She chose Nebraska over Big Ten rival Minnesota.

 

Career-Best Dives                                           

Event

Score

Meet (Date)

One Meter

348.95

Big Ten Championships (2017)

Three Meter

387.35

Big Ten Championships (2016) - school record

 

 

 

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