Rebekah

Land

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Year: Senior
Hometown: Hannibal, Mo.
High School: Hannibal

Bio

Honors & Awards

  • Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2014)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2015)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2012, 2013, 2014; Spring 2014, 2015)
  • Nebraska Heart & Soul Award (2015)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2014, 2015)

2014-15 (Outlook)
Rebekah Land continued to show improvement as a swimmer, setting four career bests in her junior campaign. Land made 28 and 25-place jumps in the 100-yard backstroke and 200-yard backstroke, respectively, at the 2014 Big Ten Championships. While setting a career-best time in the 200-yard breaststroke at the conference meet, Land earned herself an NCAA B Cut. Land looks to build off of eight top-five performances and find even more success, to finish off her successful Husker career.

2013-14 (Junior)
Land had an outstanding 2013-14 for the Huskers, amassing eight top-five finishes. Land set career bests in four of her five events also. The Hannibal, Mo., native had her highest finish against South Dakota State, earning second in the 200-yard backstroke. Land had her best meet of the year at the Big Ten Championships, setting career bests of 23.55 in the 50-yard freestyle, 54.94 in the 100-yard backstroke, more than four seconds faster than her best entering the season, and 1.58.69 in the 200-yard backstroke, cutting nearly four seconds off of her previous career best.

2012-13 (Sophomore)
Land continued to improve for the Huskers in 2012-13, recording four top-five finishes across five events. Her highest finish came against South Dakota State in Brookings, when she took third in the 100-yard backstroke. Land set career-best times in two events at the 2013 Big Ten Championships in Minneapolis. The freestyle and backstroke specialist swam her way to personal bests of 23.77 in the 50 free 2:02.38 in the 200 back.

2011-12 (Freshman)
Land earned five top-five finishes during her first season with the Huskers in 2011-12, including a victory in the 100-yard backstroke (59.08) against South Dakota State in late October. Her best overall showing came at the 2012 Big Ten Championships in February, where she set a season-best time in the 200-yard backstroke (2:03.61) and a then-career-best time in the 50-yard freestyle (23.78).

Previous
Land joined the Huskers as a highly decorated swimmer out of Hannibal High School, where she won seven state titles during her junior and senior seasons. She claimed back-to-back championships in the 50-yard freestyle and 100-yard backstroke in 2010 and 2011, while swimming a leg of a back-to-back state title winning 200-yard freestyle relay both seasons. She also competed on the national level at the 2011 National YMCA Short Course Swimming Championships in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Personal
The daughter of Alan and Jolene Land, Rebekah was born on June 18, 1993. She has three brothers, Nathan, Jacob and Caleb, and one sister, Hydee. Rebekah is majoring in communications and was a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar in 2014. She is a five-time member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll. One of Nebraska's most committed student-athletes across all sports in the community, Land captured a Nebraska Heart & Soul Award in 2015. She also earned recognition on the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team in 2014 and 2015. Land also was part of Nebraska's first Service Trip Abroad to Guatemala in May of 2015.

Career-Best Times

Event

Time

Meet (Date)

50 Free

23.35

Big Ten Championships (2014)

100 Back

54.94

Big Ten Championships (2014)

200 Back

1:58.69

Big Ten Championships (2014)

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Rebekah Land Interview 2/17/14