Honors & Awards
- All-American (200 IM, 2017)
- All-American (100 Backstroke, 2017)
- U.S. National Qualifier (2016)
- U.S. Junior National Qualifier (2016)
- Three-Time USA Swimming Scholastic All-American
One of 10 swimmers in Nebraska’s talented group of freshmen in 2017-18, Allison Kopas brings versatility to the Husker class. Kopas continued to improve across her backstroke and individual medley events throughout her high school and club career. Her personal-best time of 4:18.82 in the 400 IM would have placed her in the top-24 at the 2017 Big Ten Championships. Her older sister, Emily, is a senior at Michigan, where she is a two-time NCAA All-American. Her father, William, was the Big Ten champion in the 1,650 freestyle in 1986 at Michigan, while her uncle, Brice, was an All-American for the Wolverines in 1994.
Kopas joined the Husker swimming and diving team after a solid career for NSU University School swim team. While swimming for NSU University School, Kopas set five individual records. She was named 2016-17 All-American in the 200 individual medley and the 100 back. She also named First-Team All Broward County. Kopas was named most valuable swimmer for three years and received the NSU University School Athletic Leadership Award. While swimming for Swim Fort Lauderdale, Kopas was a qualifier at the 2016 US Nationals and Junior Nationals. Kopas was also crowned the 2014-2017 Florida Gold Coast Senior State Champion in multiple events. Kopas set multiple SFTL team records. The three-time USA Swimming Scholastic All-American was also named the SFTL Senior Swimmer of the Year. She was also a member of National Honor Society.
The daughter of Bil and Robin Kopas, Allison was born Aug. 28, 1998, in Plantation, Fla. She has and older sister, Emily, and a younger sister, Amanda. Allison is a nutrition, exercise and health science major at Nebraska. She chose Nebraska over Purdue, Rutgers, and the University of Miami.
|500 Free||5:04.99||Iowa State (2017)|
|200 Fly||2:02.58||Mizzou Invite (2017)|
|200 IM||2:01.05||Mizzou Invite (2017)|
|400 IM||4:18.01||Mizzou Invite (2017)|