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Husker Olympians
Courtesy: NU Athletic Communications
06/23/2004
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Therese Alshammar (Sweden) - 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008
Therese Alshammar lettered for the Huskers in 1998 and 1999. Considered one of the top female freestyle sprinters in the world, Alshammar set two records at the 2000 European Short Course Championships. Alshammar took home three medals from Sydney, a pair of silvers and a bronze.

 

 

 

 

 

Elvira Fischer (Austria) - 1996, 2000
A two-time Olympian, Fischer was a three-time All-American while at Nebraska. Fischer's top finish at the 1996 Olympics was 23rd in the 200-meter breaststroke (2:33.87). In Sydney, Fischer's top performance was in the 100-meter breaststroke, where she touched the wall in 1:11.58, placing 24th overall, and winning her heat.

 

 

 

 

Penny Heyns (South Africa) - 1992, 1996, 2000
Penny Heyns, the only three-time Olympian in school history, became the most successful Olympian for South Africa and Nebraska at the same time. A Husker senior in 1996, Heyns' successful year culminated with two Olympic gold medals.

 

 

 

 

Emma Johnson (Australia) - 1996
Emma Johnson competed for the Huskers during the 1998-99 season, earning All-America honors in the 400-yard IM at the 1999 NCAA Championships. She established the current NU record in the 400-yard IM, at the 1998 Texas Invitational. Johnson finished fifth in the 400-meter IM at the 1996 Olympics, while also earning a bronze medal swimming on the Aussie's third-place 800-meter freestyle relay team.

 

 

 

Wendy Lucero (United States) - 1988
Wendy Lucero competed for Nebraska from 1981 to 1983. Lucero's freshman season was highlighted by a runner-up finish in three-meter diving and a fourth-place finish on the one meter at the 1982 Big Eight Championships. Later that season, Lucero placed eighth at U.S. Nationals. A native of Denver, Colo., Lucero competed for the United States at the 1988 Olympics.

 

 

 

 

Lenka Manhalova (Czech Republic) - 1996
Lenka Manhalova finished 11th in the 200-meter breaststroke and 29th in the 100-meter breaststroke at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. A Czech National Team member since 1991, Manhalova was a two-time All-American at Nebraska, including a fifth-place 200-yard breaststroke finish at the 1997 NCAA Championships. Manhalova was also the 1998 Big 12 200-yard breaststroke champion.

 

 

 

 

Anja Margetic (Bosnia) - 1992
Anja Margetic was a member of the Bosnian team for the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona. Margetic finished 27th in the 200-meter butterfly and 44th in the 100-meter butterfly. Margetic earned All-America honors at Nebraska in 1994 as a member of the 400-yard medley relay that notched a 13th-place finish at the NCAA Championships.

 

 

 

 

Terrie Miller (Norway) - 1996
A standout breaststroker for the Huskers from 1997 to 1999, Terrie Miller earned All-America honors in each of her three seasons competing for Nebraska. As a freshman, she placed eighth in the 100-yard breaststroke at the NCAA Championships. She earned All-America honors competing on NU's medley relays in both 1998 and 1999. At the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, she placed 20th in the 100-meter breaststroke.

 

 

 

Helene Muller (South Africa) - 1996, 2000
Former Husker All-American Helene Muller swam for her native South Africa during the 1996 and 2000 Olympic Games. Muller lettered from 1997 to 2000, garnering All-America honors for the Huskers 13 times, including a bronze medal in the 200-meter freestyle at the 2000 NCAA Championships.

 

 

 

 

 

Julia Russell (South Africa) - 1996
Julia Russell of South Africa highlighted her trip to Atlanta with a 12th-place finish in the 200-meter breaststroke with a career-best 2:30.38 time. Russell also finished 17th in the 100-meter breaststroke and 26th in the 200-meter IM. Russell was an 18-time All-American at Nebraska. Russell also was the 1997 NCAA runner-up in the 200-yard breaststroke, and the 1997 Big 12 Swimmer of the Year, winning three events at the Big 12 Championships. She finished her career as Nebraska's most prolific scorer at the NCAA Championships with 108 points.

 

 

Anna Windsor (Australia) - 1996
Freestyle and individual medley standout Anna Windsor competed for NU during the 1997 and 1998 seasons. A two-time NCAA finalist in the 200-yard freestyle, Windsor placed seventh in the event in 1997. She also swam on NU's second-place 800-yard freestyle relay at the 1998 NCAA Championships. During her two-year career, she earned a total of nine All-America honors. Representing Australia at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, Windsor swam on the Aussie's eighth-place 400-meter freestyle relay.

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