Year: Sophomore
Hometown: San Diego, Calif.
High School: Cathedral Catholic


Honors & Awards

  • One Letter (2018)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2017; Spring 2018)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2018)
  • Three-Time Junior Nationals Qualifier
  • CIF San Diego Section Swimmer of the Year (2017)
  • CIF San Diego Section Division II Champion (100 Free, 2016, 2017)
  • CIF San Diego Section Division II Champion (100 Back, 2017)
  • CIF San Diego Section Division II Runner-Up (100 Back, 2016)
  • Four-Time All-CIF

2017-18 (Outlook)
A top sprint freestyle and backstroke competitor, Jessica Pentlarge captured California Interscholastic Federation San Diego Section Division II titles in the 100 freestyle and 100 backstroke in 2017. Pentlarge is hoping to make an instant impact for the Huskers, as her personal-best times in those two events would rank among Nebraska’s best times a year ago. Jessica comes from a swimming family. Her mother, Carol, competed collegiately at Cal State Northridge, while her father, Jack, swam at UC Santa Barbara.

Pentlarge was a three-time Junior National qualifier and was named the most valuable player of North Coast Aquatics. A four time state record holder in the 100 back, 100 free and the 200 and 400-yard free relays, Pentlarge helped Cathedral Catholic High School to the CIFs for four consecutive years, earning three consecutive runner up finishes and capturing the 2017 CIF victory. She also is the CIF Division II record holder in the 100 free and 400 free relay. The All-American team captain was named 2017 CIF section swimmer of the year. Pentlarge excelled in the classroom and community. The National Honors Society member excelled in the classroom, earning honor roll all four years and was selected for the California Scholarship Federation.

The daughter of Jack and Carol Pentlarge, Jessica was born July 20, 1999 in Oceanside, Cali. Jessica has one sister, Catie. A pre-health major, she earned spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall and spring semesters of 2017-18. She was a member of the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team in 2018. She chose Nebraska over Purdue, Washington State and Arkansas.

Career-Best Times

Event Times Meet (Date)
50 Free 23.71 Mizzou Invite (2017)
100 Free 50.52 Mizzou Invite (2017)
200 Free 1:49.27 Big Ten Championships (2018)
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