Breaststroke/Individual Medley
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Old Tappan, N.J.
High School: Northern Valley Regional
Major: Criminology & Criminal Justice


Honors & Awards

  • One Letter (2018)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2019)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2017, 2018; Spring 2018)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2018, 2019)

2018-19 (Outlook)
Gabby Baratta hopes to see major gains in the pool as one of Nebraska’s young breaststroke specialists. Baratta also has the ability to help in the individual medley events for the Big Red. The sophomore from New Jersey got off to a solid start in the classroom by earning spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in both semesters of 2017-18.

2017-18 (Freshman)
Baratta concluded her debut season with one top-five finish, including a fifth-place finish in the 100-yard breaststroke in Nebraska’s dual victory over Northern Iowa. Baratta set three career bests, including two at the Mizzou Invite. She competed in the 100 breast (1:05.65) and 200 breast (2:19.25). Her third career best came in the 200 IM (2:14.03) against Kansas. Baratta added depth to the 200-yard medley relay, with her fastest relay time at 1:46.45 (Jessica Pentlarge, Baratta, Lindsey Stalheim, Clara Walstad) at the Mizzou Invite. The letterwinner also started strong in the classroom, earning spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall and spring semesters of 2017-18. She was also a member of the 2018 Tom Osborne Citizenship Team.

Baratta came to Nebraska after earning All-County and Scholastic All-America honors all four years of her high school career. Baratta aided the Northern Valley Regional High School team to back-to-back state championships earning fifth (2016) and sixth place (2017). Baratta recorded a 2:16.60 in the 200 breaststroke and a 1:04.70 in the 100 breaststroke. While competing for the Scarlet Aquatics, Baratta set the team record in the 100- and 200-yard breaststroke.

The daughter of Eva and Lorenzo Baratta, Gabby was born May 12,1999, in Emerson, N.J. She has one brother, John Carlo. Gabby is majoring in English with a minor in criminology and criminal justice. She earned academic All-Big Ten honors in 2019. She is a three-time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll selection. She was also a member of the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team in 2018 and 2019.

Career-Best Times

Event Time Meet (Date)
100 Breast 1:05.34

Hawkeye Invite (2018)

200 Breast 2:18.86 Hawkeye Invite (2018)
200 IM 2:14.03 Kansas (2017)
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