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)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2019)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2018)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2018, 2019)

2018-19 (Outlook)
One of Nebraska’s top individual medley swimmers, Allison Kopas produced a top-24 finish at the Big Ten Championships in the 400 IM as a true freshman. The sophomore from Florida also competed in the 200 IM and the 200 butterfly at the 2018 Big Eight Championships. She will be looking for improved times in all of her strokes and events in her second season with the Big Red in 2018-19.

2017-18 (Freshman)
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 was a member of the 2018 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 competing 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/special education K-6 major and earned academic All-Big Ten honors in 2019. She claimed a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall of 2018. 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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