Honors & Awards
- Nebraska Outstanding Scholar (2019)
- Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2017, 2018; Spring 2018)
- Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2018, 2019)
- Nebraska Herman Team GPA Award (2018, 2019)
- BIG EAST Women's Tennis Athlete of the Week (DePaul, Feb. 3, 2016)
Marina Cozac competed at the No. 3 and No. 4 singles positions for each of the 27 dual meets this spring. nine of her matches went unfinished, but she finished with an 8-10 record, including a 5-5 mark in Big Ten play.
She went 11-11 in doubles play this spring, competing with Elizabeth Gould, Jeannie Lozowski and Vasanti Shinde. Cozac and Shinde went 10-8 together this season, playing exclusively out of the No. 1 doubles spot.
Cozac started off her senior year fall with a bang, coming away with a perfect 3-0 record at the Minnesota Invite Sept. 21-23. She finished 3-3 in her six doubles matches with partner Elizabeth Gould.
At the ITA Regionals in Iowa City, Iowa from Oct. 12-15, Cozac performed admirably once again. She won her first two singles matches to qualify for the 128-player bracket, but fell in the first round in a thriller, 2-6, (7-6), 6-2. She then won her next two matches in the consolation bracket before losing in the quarterfinals, effectively ending her fall season in singles play. The senior posted a team-best 7-2 singles record as she heads into the spring season. Cozac and Elizabeth Gould lost their only doubles match at the ITA Regionals, ending the fall with a 3-4 record as a pair.
“Marina has a very strong work ethic and she always gives 100% effort during individual and team workouts,” said Coach Scott Jacobson. “She has high goals for her final year of collegiate tennis and we’re going to do everything we can to help her reach those goals.”
In her first season after transferring from DePaul University in Chicago, Ill., Cozac made an immediate impact on the Husker lineup.
As one of four juniors on the roster, Cozac found great success during her first fall invitational season with the team. The Chicago native recorded an 11-10 overall record while competing in all three of the Big Red's scheduled fall invitationals.
During the spring season, Cozac only competed in two duals, but came away with wins for the team on both occasions. Once in the singles category and the other coming with doubles partner Katerina Matysova in a doubles victory against South Dakota.
Cozac amassed a total 11 combined wins in 2016-17, winning five singles matches while going 6-5 in doubles action. As a freshman, Cozac posted a 17-8 overall singles record playing out of the No. 2 and No. 3 positions, including a 1-0 record vs. ranked opponents for DePaul University. Cozac also combined for a 17-11 doubles record. Not only did Cozac accumulate 45 overall victories during her time at DePaul, but she also demonstrated a great passion for the game. Marina was named the Big East Women's Tennis Player of the Week on February 3, 2016. Cozac graduated from Indiana University High School in 2015.
Marina was born on Nov. 23, 1998 in Pleasonton, Calif. She was a mathematics major with a concentration in statistics and earned her bachelor's degree from Nebraska in May of 2019. She is a three-time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll selection. Cozac spent the summer of 2018 working on internships in data analytics and category management. She was a member of the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team in 2018 and 2019.
Why Cozac Chose Nebraska:
"I chose Nebraska because of its excellent coaches. Their quality training, positive coaching, and constant encouragement are great motivators and build strong character. The math and statistics academic programs at UNL are top ranked, so I am very fortunate to study and play for Nebraska. GO BIG RED!"