Backstroke/Individual Medley
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
High School: NSU University


Honors & Awards

  • One Letter (2018)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2018)
  • All-American (200 IM, 2017)
  • All-American (100 Backstroke, 2017)
  • U.S. National Qualifier (2016)
  • U.S. Junior National Qualifier (2016)
  • Three-Time USA Swimming Scholastic All-American

2017-18 (Outlook)
One of 10 swimmers in Nebraska’s talented group of freshmen in 2017-18, Allison Kopas brings versatility to the Husker class. Kopas continued to improve across her backstroke and individual medley events throughout her high school and club career. Her personal-best time of 4:18.82 in the 400 IM would have placed her in the top-24 at the 2017 Big Ten Championships. Her older sister, Emily, is a senior at Michigan, where she is a two-time NCAA All-American. Her father, William, was the Big Ten champion in the 1,650 freestyle in 1986 at Michigan, while her uncle, Brice, was an All-American for the Wolverines in 1994.

Kopas joined the Husker swimming and diving team after a solid career for NSU University School swim team. While swimming for NSU University School, Kopas set five individual records. She was named 2016-17 All-American in the 200 individual medley and the 100 back. She also named First-Team All Broward County. Kopas was named most valuable swimmer for three years and received the NSU University School Athletic Leadership Award. While swimming for Swim Fort Lauderdale, Kopas was a qualifier at the 2016 US Nationals and Junior Nationals. Kopas was also crowned the 2014-2017 Florida Gold Coast Senior State Champion in multiple events. Kopas set multiple SFTL team records. The three-time USA Swimming Scholastic All-American was also named the SFTL Senior Swimmer of the Year. She was also a member of National Honor Society.

The daughter of Bil and Robin Kopas, Allison was born Aug. 28, 1998, in Plantation, Fla. She has and older sister, Emily, and a younger sister, Amanda. Allison is a nutrition, exercise and health science major at Nebraska. She was a member of the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team in 2018. She chose Nebraska over Purdue, Rutgers, and the University of Miami.

Career-Best Times

Event Times Meet (Date)
500 Free 5:04.99 Iowa State (2017)
200 Fly 2:02.58 Mizzou Invite (2017)
200 IM 2:01.05 Mizzou Invite (2017)
400 IM 4:18.01 Mizzou Invite (2017)
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