Lincoln, Neb.- The Nebraska swimming and diving team recently announced its captains for the 2017-18 season. The team selected senior Jordan Ehly and juniors Kaylyn Flatt and Anna McDonald to be captains for the upcoming season.
Head Coach Pablo Morales was very pleased with the selection of the three captains
"Anna, Kaylyn and Jordan are captains this year and we're certainly going to be in good hands because of those three,” mentioned Coach Morales.
Senior, Jordan Ehly native amassed 12 top-five finishes, including eight victories finishes as a junior. Ehly racked up a majority of her victories in the 100-and 200-yard breaststroke. At the 2017 Big Ten Championships, Ehly took 19th in the 200 breast and placed 31st in the 100 breast. She added a 41st-place finish in the 200-yard individual medley. In the classroom, Ehly earned academic All-Big Ten honors for the second consecutive year. She also claimed a prestigious Nebraska Sam Foltz Hero 27 Leadership Award as one of the most committed Huskers across all sports to community service. She was a member of the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team for the third year.
Flatt amassed 15 top-five finishes as a sophomore for the Huskers. Flatt was a strong performer in the 1,000 freestyle, where she recorded three top-five finishes. She produced a trio of top-35 finishes at the 2017 Big Ten Championships, including a career-best 21st in the 200 free. She added a 21st-place finish in the 1,650 free and a 34th-place showing in the 500 free. She earned academic All-Big Ten honors for the first time and earned a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall of 2016. Flatt claimed a spot on the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team for the second straight season.
"Anna [McDonald] scored in all three of her events,” said Coach Morales. “This year she was actually solid going into the Big Ten Championships and to actually score in three events was great. Anna had a similar freshman year last year to Tori [Beeler], she had a really good mid-season. Then going through the pressure of the Big Ten Championship Meet was a big adjustment for Anna her freshman year and she really learned from that experience and stepped up and showed a lot of grace and calm under pressure and performed really well. She's been elevated to the position of leadership on the team. I think she is really admired by her teammates in how she conducts herself and how she trains.
The junior Colorado native ended her sophomore season with impressive results, closing the 2016-17 season with 15 top-five finishes, including three victories and three second-place showings. McDonald finished 19th in the 200 backstroke at the 2017 Big Ten Championships, setting a career best. She set two more career bests in the 200 individual medley and the 400 individual medley at the Big Ten Championships. McDonald continued her remarkable efforts in the community and the classroom by earning a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll for the third consecutive time. She added her second straight appearance on the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team.