Honors & Awards
- Nebraska Herman Award (2018)
- Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2017; Spring 2018)
- Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2018)
- BIG EAST Women's Tennis Athlete of the Week (DePaul, Feb. 3, 2016)
Entering her second season with the Huskers after transferring in from DePaul, Cozac is looking to solidify a spot in the rotation in her senior year.
“Marina has a very strong work ethic and she always gives 100% effort during individual and team workouts,” said Coach Scott Jacobson. “She has high goals for her final year of collegiate tennis and we’re going to do everything we can to help her reach those goals.”
In her first season after transfering from DePaul University in Chicago, Ill., Cozac made an immediate impact on the Husker lineup.
As one of four juniors on the roster, Cozac found great success during her first fall invitational season with the team. The Chicago native recorded an 11-10 overall record while competing in all three of the Big Red's scheduled fall invitationals.
During the spring season, Cozac only competed in two duals, but came away with wins for the team on both occasions. Once in the singles category and the other coming with doubles partner Katerina Matysova in a doubles victory against South Dakota.
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. Not only did Cozac accumulate 45 overall victories during her time at DePaul, but she also demonstrated a great passion for the game. 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 spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in both the fall and spring semesters of 2017-18. Cozac spent the past summer working on internships in data analytics and category management. She was a member of the 2018 Tom Osborne Citizenship Team.
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!"