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Dana Posthuma
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Dana Posthuma 2372045
Position: Butterfly/Individual Medley
Year: Junior
Hometown: Omaha, Neb.
High School: Omaha Burke
Major: Dietetics

Honors & Awards

  • Two Letters (2016, 2017)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2017)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2015; Spring 2016, 2017)
  • Herman Team GPA Award (2016, 2017)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2016, 2017) 

2017-18 (Outlook)
One of Nebraska’s top competitors in the butterfly events, Dana Posthuma will take aim at top-eight finishes at the Big Ten Championships in 2018. The junior out of Omaha Burke set career bests in both fly events at the 2017 conference meet, while also earning academic All-Big Ten honors in the classroom.

2016-17 (Sophomore)
After an outstanding freshman season, Posthuma continued her impressive career through her sophomore campaign, earning 12 top-five finishes, including nine victories. A strong butterfly swimmer, Posthuma produced eight victories at the Kansas Classic, Kansas, Iowa State, Illinois and Northern Iowa. Posthuma had a strong Big Ten Championships, setting two career bests in the 100-yard butterfly (53.95) and the 200-yard butterfly (1:58.16). Posthuma set her third career best at the Kansas Classic in the 200 individual medley (2:03.04). A standout in the classroom, Posthuma earned academic All-Big Ten honors in 2017 and made the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team for the second consecutive year.

2015-16 (Freshman)
Posthuma produced 19 top-five finishes, including one victory and three runner-up performances in her freshman season as a Husker. Posthuma won the 200-butterfly (2:06.82) in a dual victory over South Dakota State. She added career bests of 53.98 in the 100 fly (10th), 2:00.96 in the 200 fly (28th), and 2:03.38 in the 200 individual medley (45th) at the 2016 Big Ten Championships. A standout in the classroom, Posthuma claimed spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall and spring semesters of 2015-16. She was also a member of the 2016 Tom Osborne Citizenship Team.

Posthuma came to the Nebraska swimming and diving team after claiming three All-America honors during her high school career. Posthuma was a two-time Nebraska state champion in the 100-yard butterfly, setting the state record in the event. At the state championships, Posthuma also earned second- and third-place finishes in the 200-yard individual medley in 2014 and 2015, respectively. Posthuma set a Midwest record while competing for Greater Omaha Aquatics. Posthuma was named to the Metro academic all-conference team in 2014 and 2015. She was also a member of the National Honor Society and an academic letterwinner.

The daughter of Audrey and Dave Posthuma, Dana was born Nov. 24, 1996, in Omaha, Neb. She has two sisters, Tasha and Kelli. A psychology major, Dana was an academic All-Big Ten selection in 2017. She is a three-time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll selection. She was also a member of the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team in 2016 and 2017.

Career-Best Times

Event Times Meet (Date)
100 Fly 53.95 Big Ten Championships (2017)
200 Fly 1:58.16 Big Ten Championships (2017)
200 IM 2:03.04 Kansas Classic (2016)
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