Backstroke/Individual Medley
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
High School: NSU University
Major: Elementary Ed/Special Ed K-6


Honors & Awards

  • One Letter (2018)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2018)

2017-18 (Freshman)
Allison Kopas stepped in and produced immediately for the Huskers in 2017-18. The freshman from Fort Lauderdale, Fla. recorded 14 top-five finishes in her debut season, including individual and relay events. Kopas set then-personal-best times in the 200-yard butterfly (2:02.58), 200-yard IM (2:01.05) and 400-yard IM (4:18.01) at the 2017 Mizzou Invite. Kopas also competed in the 800-yard freestyle relay (Autumn Haebig, Allie Worrall, Savannah Savitt, Kopas), earning a second-place finish (7:23.11). At the 2018 Big Ten Championships, Kopas competed in the 400 IM (23rd), 200 Fly (41st) and 200 IM (55th). Kopas is a member of the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team.

Kopas joined the Husker swimming and diving team after a solid career for NSU University School swim team, where she set five individual records. She was a 2016-17 All-American in the 200 individual medley and the 100 back. She also was named first-team All Broward County. Kopas was NSU's 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 2016 U.S. 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 an older sister, Emily, and a younger sister, Amanda. Allison is an elementary education and special education K-6 major at Nebraska. She was a member of the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team in 2018. She chose Nebraska over Purdue, Rutgers, and 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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