Lauren Bailey was a three-time conference champion for the Huskers in 2004, 2006 and 2007.
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Nebraska's Conference Champions (Alphabetical Listing)

By NU Athletic Communications

A total of 55 Husker swimmers and divers have combined for 146 individual conference championships (does not include relay titles) since Virginia Kincaid claimed Nebraska's first titles in one- and three-meter diving in 1975.

Michelle Butcher (Alpine, Calif.) owns the Nebraska record with 10 individual event conference championships. Nebraska's conference champions have come from 18 states and eight foreign countries.

Nebraska has won its most conference titles in the 200 breaststroke and the 200 backstroke with 15 championships in each event. In the 200 breast, the Huskers won eight consecutive Big Eight/Big 12 conference crowns from 1994 through 2001.

Nebraska's Four-Time Event Champions

  • Sherri Hayward (200 Backstroke, 1980-83)
  • Carole Johnson (100 Backstroke, 1987-90)
  • Penny Heyns (200 Breaststroke, 1993-96)
  • Melanie Dodd (100 Freestyle, 1993-96)
  • Destiny Lauren (200 Butterfly, 1995-99)

Aarsen, Amy (1) [Wichita, Kan.]
Three-meter Diving (562.85), 1991

Alshammar, Therese (1) [Stockholm, Sweden]
100 Freestyle (49.46), 1999

Bailey, Lauren (3) [San Mateo, Calif.]
400 IM (4:17.57), 2004; 1,650 Freestyle (16:20.05), 2006; 1,650 Freestyle (16:14.36), 2007

Bodner, Marci (1) [North Huntington, Pa.]
200 Butterfly (2:03.13), 1994

Braddock, Lynne (1) [Rapid City, S.D.]
50 Freestyle (23.69), 1989

Brock, Janna (1) [Allen, Texas]
200 Breaststroke (2:15.09), 1999

Buchholz, Heidi (1) [Aurora, Colo.]
Three-meter Diving (450.10), 1992

Butcher, Michelle (10) [Alpine, Calif.]
50 Freestyle (23.65), 1990; 500 Freestyle (4:51.11), 1990; 1,650 Freestyle (16:25.99), 1990; 400 IM (4:24.92), 1990; 500 Freestyle (4:52.86), 1991; 1,650 Freestyle (16:38.72), 1991; 400 IM (4:24.04), 1991; 500 Freestyle (4:50.58), 1992; 1,650 Freestyle (16:40.03), 1992; 400 IM (4:26.13), 1992

Cashman, Susan (1) [Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.]
500 Freestyle (4:55.83), 1984

Clennan, Stephanie (1) [El Dorado, Kan.]
Three-meter Diving (462.80), 1988

Danburg, Janet (2) [Council Bluffs, Iowa]
100 Backstroke (57.13), 1996; 200 Backstroke (2:03.6), 1996

Dodd, Melanie (7) [Sydney, Australia]
50 Freestyle (22.88), 1993; 100 Freestyle (50.04), 1993; 200 Freestyle (1:49.14), 1993; 100 Freestyle (50.19), 1994; 100 Freestyle (50.13), 1995; 200 Freestyle (1:49.48), 1995; 100 Freestyle (50.25), 1996

Eckstrom, JoDea (1) [Marshall, Minn.]
100 IM (1:02.30), 1978

Fischer, Elvira (3) [Vienna, Austria]
100 Breaststroke (1:03.19), 2000; 200 Breaststroke (2:13.71), 2000; 200 Breaststroke (2:12.91), 2001

Garcia, Jenell (3) [Boulder, Colo.]
200 Butterfly (2:02.41), 1989; 100 Butterfly (55.76), 1990; 200 Butterfly (2:01.94), 1991

Gilmore, Shauna (3) [Grand Junction, Colo.]
200 Freestyle (1:50.73), 1986; 100 Freestyle (51.44), 1987; 200 Freestyle (1:49.85), 1987

Glazebrook, Jane (6) [Newcastle, Australia]
100 Backstroke (56.82), 1993; 200 Backstroke (1:59.70), 1993; 100 Backstroke (56.16), 1994; 200 Backstroke (1:58.19), 1994; 100 Backstroke (56.12), 1995; 200 Backstroke (1:58.19), 1995

Grimmer, Julie (1) [St. Louis, Mo.]
Three-meter Diving (536.50), 1995

Harnly, Jennifer (2) [Houston, Texas]
One-meter Diving (434.70), 1993; One-meter Diving (422.0), 1994

Haws, Kris (1) [Sandy, Utah]
200 Backstroke (2:04.01), 1992

Hayward, Sherri (5) [Columbus, Ohio]
200 Backstroke (2:04.79), 1980; 100 Backstroke (59.76), 1981; 200 Backstroke (2:06.09), 1981; 200 Backstroke (2:05.25), 1982; 200 Backstroke (2:05.18), 1983

Heaton, Marcia (1) [Omaha, Neb.]
One-meter Diving (387.80), 1984

Hecker, Heidi (2) [Des Moines, Iowa]
One-meter Diving (440.15), 1985; Three-meter Diving (456.45)

Heisler, Cathy (1) [Stockton, Calif.]
200 Breaststroke (2:25.68), 1983

Heyns, Penny (7) [Amanzimtoti, South Africa]
100 Breaststroke (1:03.64), 1993; 100 Breaststroke (1:01.88), 1994; 200 Breaststroke (2:13.93), 1994; 100 Breaststroke (1:01.57), 1995; 200 Breaststroke (2:13.71), 1995; 100 Breaststroke (1:00.18), 1996; 200 Breaststroke (2:08.90), 1996

Hollander, Ellen (7) [Omaha, Neb.]
50 Breaststroke (33.48), 1976; 100 Breaststroke (1:12.90), 1976; 200 Breaststroke (no time availabe), 1976; 100 IM (1:05.12), 1976; 50 Breaststroke (32.99), 1977; 100 Breaststroke (1:11.97), 1977; 200 Breaststroke (2:34.17), 1977

Hurley, Erin (3) [Snyder, N.Y.]
200 Breaststroke (2:17.87), 1985; 200 Breaststroke (2:24.86), 1986; 200 Breaststroke (2:21.07), 1987

Jakob, Melanie (2) [Grand Island, Neb.]
200 Butterfly (2:12.56), 1977; 200 IM (2:13.95), 1977

Johnson, Carole (6) [Manhattan, Kan.]
100 Backstroke (58.13), 1987; 200 Backstroke (2:06.20), 1987; 100 Backstroke (58.39), 1988; 100 Backstroke (58.13), 1989; 200 Backstroke (2:06.16), 1989; 100 Backstroke (59.21), 1990

Johnson, Shandra (8) [Omaha, Neb.]
200 Freestyle (1:46.53), 1998; 500 Freestyle (4:43.48), 1998; 200 Backstroke (1:58.35), 1998; 200 Freestyle (1:48.08, 1999; 500 Freestyle (4:50.31), 1999; 200 Backstroke (1:58.70), 1999; 500 Freestyle (4:47.35), 2000; 200 Backstroke (1:59.05), 2000

Karty, Cheryl (1) [Chesterfield, Mo.]
Three-meter Diving (495.10), 1993

Kincade, Virginia (2)
One-meter Diving (593.60), 1975; Three-meter Diving (650.20), 1975

Lauren, Destiny (6) [Stockholm, Sweden]
200 Butterfly (2:00.67), 1995; 100 Butterfly (55.51), 1996; 200 Butterfly (2:01.01), 1996; 400 IM (4:20.51), 1996; 200 Butterfly (2:00.69), 1998; 200 Butterfly (1:59.28), 1999

Long, Terri (1) [Portland, Ore.]
200 Breaststroke (2:23.05), 1988

Lucero, Wendy (1) [Denver, Colo.]
One-Meter Diving (449.95), 1983

Manhalova, Lenka (1) [Liberec, Czech Republic]
200 Breaststroke (2:14.22), 1998

Maruk, Leane (1) [Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada]
100 Breaststroke (1:05.58), 1990

Matheny, Mindy (2) [Little Rock, Ark.]
50 Freestyle (23.66), 1988; 100 Freestyle (51.89), 1991

May, Julie (3) [Denver, Colo.]
One-meter Diving (441.25), 1987; One-meter Diving (454.35), 1989; Three-meter Diving (515.0), 1989

Muller, Helene (2) [Potchefstroom, South Africa]
50 Freestyle (22.98), 1997; 100 Freestyle (50.02), 1997

Neuenfeldt, Kris (1) [Plymouth, Minn.]
200 Freestyle (1:51.33), 1990

Park, Heather (2) [Durban, South Africa]
500 Freestyle (4:50.30), 1996; 1,650 Freestyle (16:49.56), 1996

Pennefather, Lee (2) [Pinetown, South Africa]
500 Freestyle (5:00.15), 1987; 200 Butterfly (2:04.28), 1987

Powers, Dana (7) [Tacoma, Wash.]
50 Freestyle (23.70), 1984; 50 Freestyle (23.32), 1985; 100 Butterfly (55.10), 1985; 100 Butterfly (56.59), 1986; 100 Breaststroke (1:06.23), 1986; 100 Butterfly (55.10), 1987; 100 Breaststroke (1:05.10), 1987

Ricketts, Emily (4) [Irvine, Calif.]
200 Freestyle (1:50.81), 1984; 200 Freestyle (1:50.81), 1985; 500 Freestyle (4:51.35), 1985; 100 Freestyle (51.54), 1986

Riegal, Julie (1) [London, England]
200 Backstroke (2:05.40), 1991

Russell, Julia (4) [Durban, South Africa]
200 IM (2:00.77), 1996; 100 Breaststroke (1:00.83), 1997; 200 Breaststroke (2:10.25), 1997; 200 IM (1:59.13), 1997

Simon, Laura (1) [Madrid, Spain]
400 IM (4:19.15), 1997

Stanek, Penny (1) [Omaha, Neb.]
100 Backstroke (58.34), 1985

Watland, Anne (2) [Omaha, Neb.]
500 Freestyle (5:08.88), 1977; 1,650 Freestyle (17:34.80), 1977

Wells, Kristi (3) [Lincoln, Neb.]
Three-meter Diving (367.20), 1976; One-meter Diving (376.10), 1977; Three-meter Diving (424.00), 1977

Wilkins, BriAnna (2) [Lincoln, Neb.]
1,650 Freestyle (16:39.75), 1994; 1,650 Freestyle (16:56.27), 1995

Windsor, Anna (1) [Orange, Australia]
200 Freestyle (1:48.49), 1997

Wirtner, Melanie (2) [Pittsburgh, Pa.]
200 IM (2:05.17), 1990; 100 Butterfly (55.52), 1991

Wolfe, Rebecca (1) [League City, Texas]
200 Butterfly (1:57.94), 2001

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