Kaitlin Arntz was a star in the pool and in the classroom as a CoSIDA Academic All-American in 2010.
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Nebraska Swimming & Diving CoSIDA Academic All-Americans

By NU Athletic Communications

Courtney Jensen, Diving, (First Team, At-Large, 2000)

Courtney Jensen capped an outstanding academic and athletic career as a first-team CoSIDA Academic All-America selection in the at-large category as a senior in 2000.

Jensen, a Husker co-captain and four-year letterwinner from Sheridan, Wyo., was a leader for Nebraska in the diving well throughout her career.

As a senior, Jensen produced a career-best 11th-place finish on the three-meter board at the 2000 Big 12 Conference Championships. She added a 17th-place performance in the one-meter dive.
As a junior, Jensen took 13th on the three-meter board at the 1999 Big 12 Championships, while adding a 23rd-place finish in the one-meter event.

Those performances followed a sophomore season in which she placed 21st on the three-meter and 22nd on the one-meter at the 1998 Big 12 Championships.

She opened her Husker career with 13th-place finishes on both the one- and three-meter boards as a freshman at the 1997 Big 12 meet.

A high school All-American both in competition and in the classroom, Jensen was a two-time Wyoming state champion at Sheridan High School.

An elementary education major at Nebraska, Jensen was nominated for the CoSIDA Academic All-America At-Large team with a perfect 4.0 grade-point average. She claimed first-team CoSIDA All-District VII honors to advance to the national ballot and become Nebraska's first female swimming and diving CoSIDA Academic All-American.

Kaitlin Arntz, Breaststroke (Third Team, At-Large, 2010)

Kaitlin Arntz earned her place among Nebraska's NCAA-leading 325 CoSIDA Academic All-Americans by capturing third-team honors in the at-large category following her senior season for the Huskers in 2010.

Arntz was one of Nebraska's top breaststroke and individual medley swimmers during her time in Lincoln. She capped her outstanding career by becoming the first CoSIDA Academic All-America women's swimmer in school history. She joins former Husker diver and first-team honoree Courtney Jensen (2000) as the only members of the Nebraska women's swimming and diving program to capture Academic All-America accolades.

Arntz capped her competitive career with a fourth-place finish in the 200-yard breaststroke at the 2010 Big 12 Championships. She added a fourth-place performance in the 100 breast and a sixth-place showing in the 200 IM.

She finished fifth in the 200-yard breaststroke and 11th in the 200 IM at the 2009 Big 12 Championships. She was Nebraska's team MVP as a junior.

As both a freshman and sophomore, Arntz finished eighth in the 200 breast and 10th in the 100 breast at the Big 12 Championships.

Arntz joined the Huskers after a stellar high school career at Millard West in Omaha. She was a 16-time All-American at Millard West and a five-Nebraska state champion. She closed her high school career holding seven school records.

An advertising major at Nebraska, Arntz was nominated with a 3.94 cumulative GPA. She also earned first-team CoSIDA All-District VII honors. An honorable-mention CSCAA Scholar-All-America selection in 2010, Arntz was also a three-time academic All-Big 12 Conference selection for the Big Red from 2008 to 2010.


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