Jordan

Ehly

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Breaststroke/Individual Medley
Year: Senior
Hometown: Las Cruces, N.M.
High School: Mayfield
Major: Advertising & Public Relations

Bio

Honors & Awards

  • U.S. Olympic Trials Qualifier (2016)
  • Four Letters (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
  • CSCAA Scholar All-American (HM, 2015, 2016)
  • Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Award (2016, 2017, 2018)
  • Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2016)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2016, 2017, 2018)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017; Spring 2015, 2016, 2018)
  • Nebraska Sam Foltz Hero 27 Leadership Award (2017)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
  • Herman Team GPA (2015, 2016, 2017)
  • Nebraska Team Captian (2018)

2017-18 (Senior)
Team captain Jordan Ehly had an impressive senior season, earning 25 top-five finishes and eight wins between individual events and relays. Ehly showed a strong performance at the 2017 Mizzou Invite in both individual events and relays. The senior from Las Cruces, N.M., set a career best in the 200-yard breaststroke during prelims with a time of 2:11.17 to launch her to finals where she pulled in a runner up finish (2:11.60). The four-time letterwinner had a strong performance at the 2017 USA Winter Nationals, setting her second career-best time in the 100 breast (1:01.62) to pull in a top-eight finish. Ehly placed third in the 200 breast (2:12.54) and was a part of the 100-yard medley relay (Morgan McCafferty, Ehly, Izzie Murray and Autumn Haebig) that earned a fifth-place finish (3:40.26). At the 2018 Big Ten Championships, Ehly finished 17th in the 200 breast (2:12.37), 40th in the 100 breast (1:03.12) and 66th in the 200 IM (2:05.74). In addition to her success in the pool, Ehly was a three-time academic All-Big Ten selection and a three-time member of the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team. She was a six-time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll selection.

2016-17 (Junior)
Ehly amassed 12 top-five finishes, including eight victories finishes as a junior. Ehly racked up a majority of her victories in the 100-and 200-yard breaststroke. She set career bests in both the 100-yard breaststroke (1:02.34) and 200-yard breaststroke (2:13.38). At the 2017 Big Ten Championships, Ehly took 19th in the 200 breast and placed 31st in the 100 breast. She added a 41st-place finish in the 200-yard individual medley. In the classroom, Ehly earned academic All-Big Ten honors for the second consecutive year. She also claimed a prestigious Nebraska Sam Foltz Hero 27 Leadership Award as one of the most committed Huskers across all sports to community service. She was a member of the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team for the third year.

2015-16 (Sophomore)
Ehly ended her sophomore season with astounding results, finishing the 2015-16 campaign with 24 top-five finishes, including nine victories and eight second-place showings. Ehly notched wins in duals against South Dakota State, Illinois, Washington State, Northern Iowa and Omaha. She swam to a season-best time of 1:02.66 in the 100-yard breaststroke at the Big Challenge. Ehly finished 20th in the 200 breaststroke (2:14.68) at the 2016 Big Ten Championships. Ehly continued her remarkable efforts in the community and classroom, earning recognition as a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar, while claiming academic All-Big Ten honors for the first time. She added her second straight appearance on the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team.

2014-15 (Freshman)
Ehly exploded onto the scene during her first season in Lincoln. She compiled 24 top-five finishes, including eight victories. Ehly had multiple wins in meets against Northern Iowa, Iowa State and Washington State. At her first Big Ten Championhsips, Ehly set then-career bests in all three of her events. Ehly's best finish came in the 200-yard breaststroke, swimming to a 16th-place time of 2:14.58. Ehly also set season bests of 1:03.31 in the 100-yard breaststroke (33rd) and 2:03.48 in the 200-yard individual medley (45th). Ehly was a star in the classroom as well, earning spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall and spring semesters of 2014-15.

Previous
Ehly came to Nebraska after setting New Mexico state records in the 100- and 200-yard breaststrokes for the Girls 15 & 16 Long Course division. Ehly qualified for the Olympic Trials in the summer of 2013. She also qualified for the World Championships and National Championhsips. Ehly was also a finalist at the Junior National Championships for her swim club, Wild West Aquatics. While swimming for her club team, Ehly ranked No. 1 in the state in the breaststroke and individual medley and established team records in the 100-yard breaststroke, 200-yard breaststroke and 200-yard individual medley. Ehly was a member of Mayfield High's honor roll, a 4.0 student, and a member of National Honor Society.

Personal
The daughter of Phil and Janice Ehly, Jordan was born Oct. 2, 1995, in Las Cruces, N.M. She has a twin brother, Philip, and a younger sister, Victoria. An advertising and public relations major at Nebraska, Jordan was a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar in 2016. She captured academic All-Big Ten honors in 2016 and 2017. She is a seven-time selection to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll. Her extensive community outreach work earned her a prestigious Sam Foltz Hero 27 Leadership Award in 2017, and she was also a four-time member of the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team. She participated in the Nebraska Life Skills Service Trip Abroad to Bocas del Toro, Panama in May of 2018.

Jordan chose Nebraska over Minnesota, Kansas, Utah and Boise State.

Career-Best Times

Event Time Meet (Date)
100 Breast 1:01.62 USA Winter Nationals (2017)
200 Breast 2:11.17 Mizzou Invite (2017)
200 IM 2:03.48 Big Ten Championships (2015)

 

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