Year: Junior
City/State: Chicago, Ill.
High School: Indiana University High School
Other College: DePaul
Major: Mathematics


Honors & Awards

  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2017)
  • BIG EAST Women's Tennis Athlete of the Week (DePaul, Feb. 3, 2016)

2017-18 Outlook

A transfer from DePaul University, in Chicago, Ill., Marina Cozac is set to make an immediate impact on the Huskers lineup. Cozac combined for 45 victories in her two seasons at DePaul. Cozac, posed to be a junior for the 2017-18 season, posted a 22-17 singles record and a 23-16 doubles record with the Blue Demons. 

“Cozac had some impressive wins for a very strong DePaul program. We Believe Marina is going to set the standard for work ethic at Nebraska,” Coach Jacobson said. “Not only has she proven to be a phenomenal player, Marina is also a phenomenal person. She has a tremendous heart, tremendous passion, a tremendous love for the game and is a great competitor. We are expecting great things from Marina over the course of the next two years here at Nebraska.”

Before Nebraska
Cozac amassed a total 11 combined wins in 2016-17, winning five singles matches while going 6-5 in doubles action. As a freshman, Cozac posted a 17-8 overall singles record playing out of the No. 2 and No. 3 positions, including a 1-0 record vs. ranked opponents for DePaul University. Cozac also combined for a 17-11 doubles record. Marina was named the Big East Women's Tennis Player of the Week on February 3, 2016. Cozac graduated from Indiana University High School in 2015. 

The daughter of Marina Girju, Marina was born on Nov. 23, 1998 in Pleasonton, Calif. She has one sister, Laura. Marina is a mathematics major with a concentration in statistics. She earned a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall of 2017. Cozac spent the past summer working on internships in data analytics and category management. 

Why Cozac Chose Nebrasaka

"I chose Nebraska because of its excellent coaches. Their quality training, positive coaching, and constant encourangement are great motivators and build strong character. The math and statistics academic programs at UNL are top ranked, so I am very fortunate to study and play for Nebraska. GO BIG RED!" 

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