Dana

Posthuma

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Butterfly/Individual Medley
Year: Senior
Hometown: Omaha, Neb.
High School: Omaha Burke
Major: Psychology

Bio

Honors & Awards

  • Four Letters (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)
  • Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2019)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2017, 2018, 2019)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2015, 2018; Spring 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)
  • Herman Team GPA Award (2016, 2017)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019) 

2018-19 (Senior)
Dana Posthuma had an impressive senior season with 12 top-five finishes, including eight victories. Posthuma produced half of her victories in the 200-yard butterfly, including a career best at the 2019 Last Chance Meet (1:57.90). She competed at the 2018 USA Swimming Winter Nationals in the 100-meter butterfly (8th) and in the 200-meter butterfly (22nd). Posthuma was a dominant member of the Nebraska relay squad and was a member of five first-place relay finishes. The Omaha native contributed to the Huskers' eighth-place team finish at the 2019 Big Ten Championships. Posthuma set her career best in the 100 fly (19th) with a time of 53.65. She placed 14th in the 200 fly (1:58.92) and 70th in the 50 free (23.93). A four-time letterwinner, Posthuma earned academic All-Big Ten honors for the third consecutive season. She also claimed her fourth straight appearance on the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team.

2017-18 (Junior)
Posthuma notched 13 top-five finishes, including two victories and three second-place showings as a junior. At the 2018 Big Ten Championships, Posthuma claimed a 19th-place finish in the 200 fly (1:58.52), a 24th-place finish in the 100 fly (53.99) and a 49th-place finish in the 200 IM (2:03.08). She had a solid performance at the Mizzou Invite, placing second in the 200 fly and fifth in the 100 fly. Posthuma claimed academic All-Big Ten honors for the second time in her career.

2016-17 (Sophomore)
Posthuma earned 12 top-five finishes, including nine victories as a sophomore for the Huskers. A strong butterfly swimmer, Posthuma produced eight victories at the Kansas Classic and in duals with Kansas, Iowa State, Illinois and Northern Iowa. Posthuma had a strong Big Ten Championships in 2017, setting two career bests in the 100-yard butterfly (53.95) and the 200-yard butterfly (1:58.16). She set her third career best at the Kansas Classic in the 200 individual medley (2:03.04). A standout in the classroom, Posthuma earned academic All-Big Ten honors in 2017.

2015-16 (Freshman)
Posthuma produced 19 top-five finishes, including one victory and three runner-up performances in her freshman season as a Husker. Posthuma won the 200 butterfly (2:06.82) in a dual victory over South Dakota State. She added then-career bests of 53.98 in the 100 fly (10th), 2:00.96 in the 200 fly (28th), and 2:03.38 in the 200 individual medley (45th) at the 2016 Big Ten Championships. A standout in the classroom, Posthuma claimed spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall and spring semesters of 2015-16. She was also a member of the 2016 Tom Osborne Citizenship Team

Previous
Posthuma came to the Nebraska swimming and diving team after claiming three All-America honors during her high school career. Posthuma was a two-time Nebraska state champion in the 100-yard butterfly, setting the state record in the event. At the state championships, Posthuma also earned second- and third-place finishes in the 200-yard individual medley in 2014 and 2015, respectively. Posthuma set a Midwest record while competing for Greater Omaha Aquatics. Posthuma was named to the Metro academic all-conference team in 2014 and 2015. She was also a member of the National Honor Society and an academic letterwinner at Omaha Burke High School.

Personal
The daughter of Audrey and Dave Posthuma, Dana was born Nov. 24, 1996, in Omaha, Neb. She has two sisters, Tasha and Kelli. A psychology major, Dana was a three-time academic All-Big Ten choice and a six-time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll selection. She was also a four-time member of the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019).

Career-Best Times

Event Times Meet (Date)
100 Fly 53.65 Big Ten Championships (2019)
200 Fly 1:57.90 Last Chance (2019)
200 IM 2:03.04 Kansas Classic (2016)
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