Jacqueline

Jeschke

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Backstroke
Year: Senior
Hometown: Augusta, Ga.
High School: Stanford Online
Major: Nutrition & Health Science

Bio

Honors & Awards 

  • U.S. Olympic Trials Qualifier (2012)
  • Three Letters (2016, 2017, 2018)
  • CSCAA Scholar All-American (HM, 2017)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2017, 2018)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2015, 2016, 2017; Spring 2016, 2017, 2018)
  • Herman Team GPA Award (2016, 2017)
  • Nebraska's Big Ten Sportsmanship Award (2017, 2018)
  • Sam Foltz Hero 27 Leadership Award (2018)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2016, 2017, 2018)

2018-19 (Outlook)
Jacqueline Jeschke looks to cut her career-best times to help the Huskers climb the standings at the Big Ten Championships in 2019. The senior from Augusta, Ga., has been a strong contributor in the pool, in the classroom and the community throughout her career. The three-time letterwinner is a two-time academic All-Big Ten choice and has been one of the most active Huskers in outreach activities.

2017-18 (Junior)
Jeschke had a solid junior season, earning 10 top-five finishes between individual events and relays. The Georgia native had a strong 200 back performance at 2017 USA Winter Nationals, placing sixth with a time of 2:00.29. Jeschke competed at the Mizzou Invite in the 100 back (16th), 200 back (14th) and 200 fly (14th). At the 2018 Big Ten Championships, Jeschke placed in the top 50 in the 100 back (56.02), 200 back (2:00.05) and in the 200 fly (2:04.79). The three-time letterwinner received her second consecutive academic All-Big Ten award. Jeschke also earned the Sam Foltz Hero 27 Leadership Award and is a three-time member of the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team.

2016-17 (Sophomore)
Jeschke claimed five top-five finishes, including two third-place showings as a sophomore in 2016-17. Jeschke had a strong Big Ten Championships, setting career bests in the 100-yard backstroke (55.07), 200-yard backstroke (1:57.22) and the 200-yard butterfly (2:03.18). She placed 32nd in the 100 back and 23rd in the 200 back (1:58.12). A standout in the classroom, Jeschke earned academic All-Big Ten honors in 2017. She also claimed spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in both the fall and spring semesters. She earned Nebraska’s Big Ten Sportsmanship Award, and she was named to the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team for the second consecutive year.

2015-16 (Freshman)
Jeschke produced eight top-five finishes, including one victory and a pair of runner-up finishes in her first season as a Husker in 2015-16. Jeschke won the 200-yard backstroke (2:07.65) in a dual victory over Omaha, while adding a second-place finish in the 200-yard butterfly (2:09.21) against the Mavs. She also notched a fifth-place showing in the 200 individual medley (2:13.41) against Omaha. Jeschke added a season best of 2:05.73 in the 200 fly and a career-best 2:04.97 in the 200 IM at the Big Challenge. At the Big Ten Championships, Jeschke swam to a season-best 1:59.21 to take 27th in the 200 back. She added a 35th-place finish in the 100 backstroke (56.16) and took 74th in the 200 IM at the conference meet. Jeschke also started strong in the classroom, earning spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall and spring semesters of 2015-16. She was also a member of the 2016 Tom Osborne Citizenship Team.

Previous
Jeschke joined the Husker swimming and diving team after an outstanding career with the Aiken-Augusta swim team. While swimming for Aiken-Augusta, Jeschke set 50 team records. She was ranked in the top-10 nationally five times and made finals at Junior Nationals. Jeschke was also a participant and qualifier at the 2012 Olympic Trials. An impressive performer in the classroom, she earned scholastic All-America honors, a top GPA and a spot on the University of Stanford Online High School honor roll. Jeschke was also a member of National Honor Society.

Personal
The daughter of Peggy and Bob Jeschke, Jacqueline was born July 30, 1997, in Honolulu, Hawaii. She has a younger sister, Jenny, and a younger brother, Mike. Jacqueline is a nutrition, exercise and health science major at Nebraska. She is a two-time academic All-Big Ten choice (2017, 2018) and a six-time member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athete Honor Roll. She is also a three-time member of the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2016, 2017, 2018) and claimed a Sam Foltz Hero 27 Leadership Award in 2018. She was Nebraska’s Big Ten Sportsmanship Award winner for swimming in 2017. She chose Nebraska over LSU, Penn State, South Carolina, Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech.

Career Best Times

Event Time Meet (Date)
100 Back 55.07 Big Ten Championships (2017)
200 Back 1:57.22 Big Ten Championships (2017)
200 Fly 2:03.18 Big Ten Championships (2017)
200 IM 2:04.97 Big Challenge (2015)
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