Year: Junior
Hometown: Lakeville, Minn.
High School: Lakeville South
Major: Accounting


Honors & Awards

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

2018-19 (Outlook)
Junior Shea Bougie will work for faster times in the butterfly and IM events in her third season in the Nebraska program. The two-year letterwinner from Lakeville, Minn., has flirted with top-24 Big Ten finishes each of her first two seasons and will look for a breakthrough in her events this season. A strong performer in the classroom and community, Bougie earned academic All-Big Ten honors as a sophomore and is a two-time member of the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team.

2017-18 (Sophomore)
Bougie competed in multiple events for the Huskers as a sophomore. She racked up six top-five finishes, including a runner-up finish in the 200 IM against Iowa State. She set career bests in three of her events at the 2018 Big Ten Championship. Bougie competed in the 200 fly (2:02.34) and the 200 IM (2:02.04), while added a career best of 4:21.33 for a 28th-place finish in the 400 IM. The two-time letterwinner set her first career best of the season at the Mizzou Invite, where she competed in the 100 fly (55.27). A standout in the classroom, Bougie earned academic All-Big Ten honors and earned a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll both semesters. She also claimed her second straight selection to the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team.

2016-17 (Freshman)
Bougie produced a solid first year as a Husker, compiling nine top-five finishes, including one victory and two runner-up performances. She set seven career bests, with two of those coming at the 2017 Big Ten Championships. At the conference meet, she set a career best in the 200-yard butterfly, racing to a time of 2:03.83. In the 200-yard individual medley, Bougie took 35th with a time of 2:03.05. A strong 200 fly swimmer, Bougie recorded five of her top-five finishes in the event, including both runner-up finishes. Bougie also got off to a strong start in the classroom, claiming spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall and spring semesters of 2016-17. She was also a member of the 2017 Tom Osborne Citizenship Team.

A six-time letterwinner, Bougie helped Lakeville South to a fifth-place finish at the Minnesota state championships. From 2010 to 2013, Bougie earned all-conference honors, while adding all-state accolades in 2014 and 2015. The 2016 Section 1AA champion was undefeated in her individual conference races. Bougie aided her Riptide Swim Team to the 2015 Class AA state championship and the 2016 Class AAA state championship. Bougie was a member of National Honor Society and earned a place on the Magna Cum Laude Honor Roll. She was an NISCA Scholastic All-American in 2016. Bougie won the South Suburban Conference Award while attending Lakeville South.

The daughter of Kara and David Barnes and Joseph and Heidi Bougie, Shea was born July 23, 1998 in Minneapolis, Minn. Shea has four sisters, Kate, Ally, Maddie, and Lily and two brothers, Sam and Vinny. An accounting major at Nebraska, Shea earned academic All-Big Ten honors in 2018 and 2019. She is a four-time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll selection. She is a three-time member of the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2017, 2018, 2019). She chose Nebraska over Minnesota and Pennsylvania.

Career-Best Times

Event Time Meet (Date)
100 Fly 55.27 Mizzou Invite (2017)
200 Fly 2:02.34 Big Ten Championships (2018)
200 IM 2:02.04 Big Ten Championships (2018)
400 IM 4:21.33 Big Ten Championships (2018)
200 Back 2:10.57 Northern Iowa (2016)
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