Jacqueline

Jeschke

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

Bio

Honors & Awards 

  • U.S. Olympic Trials Qualifier (2012)
  • Four Letters (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)
  • CSCAA Scholar All-American (HM, 2017)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2017, 2018, 2019)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018; Spring 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)
  • Nebraska's Big Ten Sportsmanship Award (2017, 2018, 2019)
  • Nebraska Heart & Soul Award (2019)
  • Sam Foltz Hero 27 Leadership Award (2018)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)
  • Herman Team GPA Award (2016, 2017)

2018-19 (Senior)
Jacqueline Jeschke finished her senior season as a Husker by totaling three top-five finishes, including a third-place finish against South Dakota State in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:14.03. Jeschke earned her remaining top-five finishes against Northern Iowa with a pair of fifth-place showings in the 200 free and 200 back. At the 2019 Big Ten Championships, the Georgia native competed in the 200 back (35th), 200 fly (38th) and 100 back (53rd). The four-time letterwinner is a three-time academic All-Big Ten honoree and made the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll eight straight semesters. The four-time Tom Osborne Citizenship Team member was also Nebraska’s Big Ten Sportsmanship Award for the third consecutive season. Jeschke was awarded the 2019 Nebraska Heart & Soul Award presented by Life Skills. She graduated from Nebraska with a bachelor's degree as a nutrition and health sciences major in May of 2019.

2017-18 (Junior)
Jeschke had a solid junior season, earning 10 top-five finishes between individual events and relays. She 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). She earned academic All-Big Ten honors for the second team and claimed the Sam Foltz Hero 27 Leadership Award and the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award for the second straight season.

2016-17 (Sophomore)
Jeschke recorded five top-five finishes, including two third-place showings as a sophomore in 2016-17. She 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 earned Nebraska’s Big Ten Sportsmanship Award and 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. She 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 was a nutrition and health sciences major and earned her bachelor's degree from Nebraska in May of 2019. She was a three-time academic All-Big Ten choice (2017, 2018) and an eight-time member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll. She captured a Nebraska Heart & Soul Award in 2019 after earning a prestigious Sam Foltz Hero 27 Leadership Award in 2018. She is a four-time member of the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team. She was Nebraska’s Big Ten Sportsmanship Award winner for swimming in 2017, 2018 and 2019. 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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