Year: Junior
Hometown: Appleton, Wis.
High School: Appleton North
Major: International Business


Honors & Awards

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

2018-19 (Outlook)
One of Nebraska’s top performers in the classroom and the pool, Abigail Greeneway takes aim at career-best times in 2018-19. The junior from Appleton, Wis., was named a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar in 2018 and was an academic All-Big Ten selection. She also represented the Huskers at the 2018 Big Ten Championships in the 100, 200 and 500 freestyle events.

2017-18 (Sophomore)
Greeneway set three season bests at the MizzouIinvite in the 50 free (26.23), 100 free (55.43) and 200 free (1:58.52). The two-time letterwinner competed at the 2018 Big Ten Championships in the 100 free (55.61), 200 free (1:59.73) and 500 free (5:15.17). One of Nebraska’s top performers in the classroom, Greeneway was named a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and claimed academic All-Big Ten honors for the first time. She also earned spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in both the fall and spring semesters of 2017-18. She also captured a spot on the 2018 Tom Osborne Citizenship Team.

2016-17 (Freshman)
Greeneway produced six top-five finishes, including two third-place performances in her first season as a Husker in 2016-17. Greeneway set five career bests with three of those coming at the Big Ten Championships. Greeneway placed 73rd in the 500 free (5:07.80), 76th in the 200 free (1:54.14) and 86th in the 100 free (53.77). She had a strong performance in Nebraska’s dual victory over Northern Iowa, claiming three top-five finishes. Greeneway raced to fourth in the 1,000 free (10:57.08), fifth in the 50 free (25.08) and fifth in the 100 free (54.36). Greeneway also started strong in the classroom, earning spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall and spring semesters. She was also a member of the 2017 Tom Osborne Citizenship Team.

Greeneway was a four-time Junior National qualifier and helped her Fox Valley Wave team to six consecutive Wisconsin state championships. An all-state performer in the 50 and 100-yard freestyles and the 100 and 200 free relays, Greeneway helped Appleton North High School to the 2016 Fox Valley Conference championship as a senior in 2016. Greeneway was a first-team all-conference swimmer and a state qualifier in the 50 free, 100 free, 200 medley relay, 200 free relay and 400 free relay all four years. Not only was Greeneway a standout in the pool, she excelled in the classroom and earned USA Swimming Scholastic All-America honors.

The daughter of Susan and Todd Greeneway, Abigail was born Sept. 18, 1997 in Geneva, Ill. Abigail has a younger sister, Allison. An international business major, Abigail was a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and an academic All-Big Ten choice in 2018 and 2019. She is a five-time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll selection. She is a three-time member of the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team. She chose Nebraska over Illinois, Missouri and Wisconsin.

Career-Best Times

Event Time Meet (Date)
50 Free 25.01 Kansas Classic (2016)
100 Free 53.77 Big Ten Championships (2017)
200 Free 1:54.14 Big Ten Championships (2017)
500 Free 5:07.80 Big Ten Championships (2017)
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