Year: Junior
Hometown: Tampa, Fla.
High School: Tampa Preparatory School
Major: Marketing


Honors & Awards

  • Two Letters (2017, 2018)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2018, 2019)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2016, 2017, 2018; Spring 2018)
  • Herman Team GPA Award (2017)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2017, 2018, 2019)

2018-19 (Outlook)
Savannah Savitt will look to continue cutting her career-best times in her third season as a Husker. The junior from Tampa, Fla., slashed her career bests in three events. A solid contributor in the classroom as well, Savitt earned academic All-Big Ten honors as a sophomore.

2017-18 (Sophomore)
Savitt accumulated seven top-five finishes, including a victory in the 200 breaststroke against Omaha. Savitt set three career bests at the Mizzou Invite in the 200 free (1:50.22), 500 free (4:52.80) and 200 breast (2:17.74). At the 2018 Big Ten Championships, Savitt competed in three events, including the 200 breast (44th), 500 free (56th) and 200 free (61st). Savitt was a member of the runner-up 800-yard freestyle relay at the Mizzou Invite that included Autumn Haebig, Allie Worrall and Allison Kopas (7:23.11). In the classroom, Savitt earned academic All-Big Ten honors and was named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in both the fall and spring semesters of 2017-18. She claimed a spot on the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team for the second

2016-17 (Freshman)
Savitt produced five top-five finishes in her freshman season with the Huskers. She helped Nebraska to the team title at the Kansas Classic with her performances in the 500-yard freestyle (5:00.61) and 200-yard breaststroke (2:22.92). At the 2017 Big Ten Championships, Savitt finished 43rd in the 200-yard breaststroke, 59th in the 500 free and 64th in the 200-yard freestyle. She earned a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall and was a member of the 2017 Tom Osborne Citizenship Team.

Savitt set four school records at Tampa Preparatory School while swimming for Coach Jason Bowes. A 15-time district champion and nine-time regional champion, Savitt produced seven top-five finishes at the Florida state meet in her career. Savitt was also a two-time All-American in the pool and a two-time USA Swimming Scholastic All-American. She was a three-time first-team All-Tampa Bay Area selection. Savitt set 11 records while swimming for Tampa Bay Aquatics. A strong performer in the classroom as well, Savitt was a member of National Honor Society.

The daughter of Dorilee and Alan Savitt, Savannah was born Aug. 18, 1997, in Tampa, Fla. Savannah has a younger sister, Shelby, and a younger brother, Ryan. Savannah is a marketing major in the College of Business at Nebraska. She earned academic All-Big Ten honors in 2018 and 2019, and is a four-time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll selection. She claimed spots on the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team in 2017, 2018 and 2019. She chose Nebraska over West Virginia, Cincinnati and Kentucky.

Career-Best Times

Event Time Meet (Date)
200 Free 1:50.22 Mizzou Invite (2017)
500 Free 4:52.80 Mizzou Invite (2017)
100 Breast 1:07.33 Kansas (2016)
200 Breast 2:17.74 Mizzou Invite (2017)
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