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Jacqueline Juffer
Player Profile:
Jacqueline Juffer 823198
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Wagner, S.D.
High School: Wagner

Honors & Awards

  • Academic All-Big Ten (2014, 2015)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2012; Spring 2013, 2014)
  • Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award (2015)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2014, 2015, 2016)

2015-16 (Outlook)
Jacqueline Juffer will be one of Nebraska’s anchors in the backstroke events during her senior season. Juffer had a strong 2014-15 campaign, claiming seven top-five finishes in the backstroke events. Over the past two seasons, Juffer has notched 18 top-five finishes, including five victories. With her mix of experience and talent, Juffer is poised for a strong senior season.

2014-15 (Junior)
Juffer was one of Nebraska’s top performers in the backstroke events in 2014-15. During her junior year, Juffer totalled 10 top-five finishes, including a victory in the 100-yard backstroke against South Dakota State. Juffer had a strong Big Ten Championships, setting career bests in the 50-yard freestyle (23.41) and the 200-yard backstroke (2:01.86). Juffer also improved a whopping 30 spots in the 50-yard freestyle to finish 49th as a junior after settling for 79th as a sophomore. Juffer continued to star in the classroom, earning academic All-Big Ten honors in 2015.

2013-14 (Sophomore)
In her second year as a Husker, Juffer compiled eight top-five finishes, including four victories. Juffer had a strong showing against Northern Iowa, placing first in the 50-yard backstroke (27.22) and the 100-yard backstroke (59.98). She set four career bests in her sophomore season, two of those coming at the Big Ten Championships. Juffer set personal bests in the 50-yard freestyle (24.17) and the 200-yard backstroke (2:07.03). Juffer also found success in the classroom, claiming academic All-Big Ten honors in 2014.

2012-13 (Freshman)
Juffer made her Husker debut in 2012-13, competing five times as a freshman. She swam the 100-yard backstroke three times on the season, including a personal-best 58.07 at the GNST SWIMvite. Additionally, Juffer swam times of 25.50 in the 50-yard freestyle (Short Course Championships) and 2:09.56 in the 200-yard backstroke (GNST SWIMvite). Juffer also starred in the classroom, earning spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in both the fall and spring semesters of 2012-13.

Juffer won 13 medals over a three-year span at the AAU National Championships. In summer league swimming, she collected 26 medals in six years, including 21 victories. She also put together an impressive streak of five straight years without a defeat in her age group’s championship meets. Although her high school did not offer a swimming program, Juffer lettered in both volleyball and golf at Wagner High School. She was also an honor roll student and a National Honor Society member at Wagner.

The daughter of Gerrit and Michele Juffer, Jacqueline was born June 29, 1994, in Wagner, S.D. She has two sisters, Kathleen and Sidney. An economics and political science major, Jacqueline earned academic All-Big Ten honors in 2014. She also has claimed three spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll. She was a three-time member of the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team. Despite interest from other schools, including Notre Dame, Jacqueline only visited Nebraska.

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Meet (Date)

50 Free


Big Ten Championships (2015)

100 Back


Iowa Invitational (2013)

200 Back


Big Ten Championships (2015)

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