The Nebraska Cornhuskers have gained a verbal commitment from Ozaukee Aquatics’ Autumn Haebig.
Congrats to Autumn Haebig for committing to swim at the University of Nebraska! Go OZ! Go Big Red!! @swimswamnews @SwimmingWorld So Proud! pic.twitter.com/V9hHDCOtJ3
— ozaukeeaquatics (@ozaukeeaquatics) October 5, 2016
Haebig is a high-profile freestyler/backstroker from Wisconsin, returning after a huge junior season. At the Wisconsin Girls’ Division 2 Championships last season, Haebig won both the 500 free (4:54.72) and the 100 back (54.95), setting a Division 2 record in the latter event. She also led off Grafton High School’s title-winning 200 medley relay (25.72), which broke a Division 2 record, and split a 51.76 on their title-winning 400 free relay.
Haebig is also the D2 record holder in the 100 fly as well as the 400 free relay, both swims coming from 2014 when she was a sophomore.
- 100 free – 50.99
- 200 free – 1:49.49
- 500 free – 4:52.12
- 1650 free – 16:42.82
- 50 back – 25.29
- 100 back – 53.96
- 200 back – 1:59.44
- 50 fly – 25.62
- 100 fly – 55.63
The kind of versatility that Haebig is bringing to Nebraska, not just in terms of her different strokes but also regarding her sprint-to-distance range, will very big for the program. She’ll be a strong addition immediately to free relays, while her backstroke will be of serious value to the ‘Huskers, who had zero Big Ten finalists in the 100 back and only two in the 200 back last season.
Haebig is on the brink of A final scoring in the 100 back, while she’s near scoring level in the 200 free, 200 back, 500 free, and mile. Additionally, she threw down times of 29.21 in the 50 LCM back and 1:01.71 in the 100 LCM back this summer, the latter of which was well under the 2016 Olympic Trials cut.