Gena Jorgenson and JoJo Randby wrapped up competition at the U.S. Olympic Team Swimming Trials Friday at the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind. 

Jorgenson, a rising junior from Aberdeen, S.D. posted three career-best times in the 400m, 800m and 1500m freestyle. She was seeded 46th going into the 400m freestyle prelims but finished 31st with a time of 4:14.45. 

Jorgenson broke the school record by nearly eight seconds in the 800m freestyle. She clocked a time of 8:36.72 to finish 11th. Jorgenson was seeded 43rd going into the event.

In the 1500m freestyle competition, Jorgenson shattered her own school record set at last year’s TYR Pro Championships in Irvine, Calif. with a career-best 16:30.67. She was seeded 24th going into the race but finished 12th, just four spots off from qualifying for the final.

Randby competed in the 100m breaststroke and placed third in her heat and 39th overall with a time of 1:10.38.

Former Husker, Abigail Knapton competed at the U.S. Olympic Team Diving Trials at the Allan Jones Aquatic Center in Knoxville, Tenn. She and Katerina Hoffman posted a fourth-place finish in the Synchronized Women’s Platform competition with a score of 458.43.

Knapton logged a score of 210.95 on the platform to place 23rd in the Senior Women Platform competition. 


Senior Brett Sears earned Second-Team All-American recognition from Baseball America, the publication announced Friday morning.

Sears’ second-team All-American honor is the highest by an NU starting pitcher since Aaron Marsden in 2003 after being named a second-team All-American by ABCA/Rawlings, National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association and Perfect Game earlier this month.

Prior to the All-American accolades, the senior was a first-team all-region selection and named the District 6 Player of the Year.

A semifinalist for the Dick Howser Trophy and National Pitcher of the Year, Sears was the Big Ten’s Pitcher of the Year and a First-Team All-Big Ten honoree while posting a 9-1 record with a 2.16 ERA and 101 strikeouts in 104 innings.

Sears had a breakout 2024 campaign, ranking among the national leaders throughout the season. The Westphalia, Iowa, native is fifth nationally with a 2.16 ERA and 0.88 WHIP, 19th in strikeout-to-walk ratio (5.32), 20th in hits allowed/9 inn. (6.23) and 24th in walks allowed/9 inn. (1.64).

After Nebraska’s win over Purdue in the Big Ten Tournament, the senior became the first NU pitcher since at least 1999 to reach a 9-0 record on the mound.

Sears is the first Husker hurler with 100-plus strikeouts in a second since 2008 after compiling 101 punchouts, which is ninth-most in program history. Sears also completed the season tied for eighth in program history with 104 innings pitched in 2024.