Honors & Awards
- Illinois Senior Long Course Champion (1,500 Free, 2018)
- Illinois Senior Long Course Runner-Up (800 Free, 2018)
- USA Swimming Scholastic All-American
- Speedo/NISCA Scholastic All-American
One of the top recruits in Nebraska’s 2018-19 freshman class, Audrey Coffey continues a recent string of talented Husker swimmers from Illinois. Coffey attended the same high school (Naperville Central) as former Husker Julia Roller (2014-17). An outstanding distance freestyler, Coffey won the 2018 Illinois Senior Long Course Championships with a time of 17:10.36 in the 1,500-meters. She added a runner-up finish in the 800-meter event, while posting two other top-eight finishes (400 IM, 400 free). Her prep times put her in position to contend for points immediately at the Big Ten Championships.
A three-time all-stater at Naperville Central, Coffey did not compete in high school swimming as a senior. She focused on competing for the Academy Bullets, helping the team to a fourth-place finish at 2018 NCSA Spring Junior Nationals. A USA Swimming and Speedo/NISCA Scholastic All-American, Coffey earned a 4.0 GPA over seven semesters at Naperville Central.
The daughter of Ranelle and Michael Coffey, Audrey was born June 6, 2000 in Naperville, Ill. Audrey has a sister, Anna, and a brother, James. A nutrition and health sciences major at Nebraska. She chose Nebraska over Virginia Tech, Houston, Illinois and Rice.