Year: Freshman
Hometown: Kettering, Ohio
High School: Fairmont
Club: Dayton Raiders
Major: Environmental Studies


Honors & Awards

  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2019)
  • 12th at Speedo Junior Nationals (200 Fly, 2018)
  • Four-Time Ohio State Qualifier
  • USA Swimming Scholastic All-American

2018-19 (Outlook)
Maggie Berning comes to Nebraska poised to help the Huskers in the middle distance freestyle and butterfly events. Berning finished fifth in the 500-yard freestyle at the 2018 Ohio State championships, and added a seventh-place showing in the 200 free. She added an impressive 12th-place finish in the 200-meter butterfly at the 2018 Speedo Long Course Junior National Championships.

Berning joined the Huskers after setting a pair of Fairmont High School records in two events. She was a three-time winner of Fairmont’s most valuable swimmer award and a four-time letterwinner. Berning was a three-time winner of the South West Classic in the 200 butterfly and the meet record holder. The four-time Ohio state qualifier was also a two-time TYR Pro finals qualifier. She was an All-Ohio selection in the 100 fly, 200 free and 500 free. Berning earned a Fairmont Scholar-Athlete award and was named to the Fairmont Honor Roll. Berning was also a team record holder in the 200 fly, 1,500 free and 1,650 free for the Dayton Raiders. She was a club teammate of 2018-19 Husker sophomore Mira Rhodes with the Dayton Raiders.

The daughter of Krista and Mike Berning, Maggie was born Oct. 27, 1999 in Kettering, Ohio. Maggie has a brother, Kristian. Maggie is majoring in environmental studies. She was a member of the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team in 2019.

Career-Best Times

Event Time Meet (Date)
500 Free 5:05.72 Kansas (2018)
100 Fly 56.99 Hawkeye Invite (2018)
200 Fly 2:00.63 Hawkeye Invite (2018)
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