Krista Van Wie Photo Gallery

Honors & Awards

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

2015-16 (Senior)
Krista Van Wie closed her Nebraska career as an outstanding contributor in competition, in the classroom and in the community. As a senior, Van Wie captured three top-five finishes, including a runner-up performance in Nebraska's dual victory over South Dakota State. Van Wie added a fourth-place finish in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:30.18) and a fifth-place effort in the 100 breaststroke (1:10.10) against the Jackrabbits. In her final appearance at the Big Ten Championships, Van Wie set a career best with a time of 2:20.66 to finish 48th in the 200 breaststroke. She added a 49th-place finish in the 100 breaststroke in a time of 1:04.31 at the conference meet. She also swam a time of 2:10.26 to finish 88th in the 200 IM at the Big Ten Championships. Van Wie was a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and an academic All-Big Ten selection for the second consecutive year. She also claimed a prestigious Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award for her outstanding work in the community. She was also a member of the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team for the third time.  

2014-15 (Junior)
Van Wie provided depth in her third season with the Huskers, competing in eight different events. Van Wie’s top finishes came in the 100-yard breaststroke, earning fifth-place finishes against South Dakota State and Northern Iowa. She just missed out on many more top-five finishes, finishing sixth six times in 2014-15. Van Wie also set a career best in the 200-yard IM with a time of 2:07.36 at the Big Ten Championships. Van Wie impressed in the classroom, earning academic All-Big Ten honors in 2015. She was also named a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar.

2013-14 (Sophomore)
Van Wie saw an increase in meet participation in her second season with the Huskers. She competed in five events and produced three top-five finishes. She also set career bests in three of her events. All three career bests came at the Big Ten Championships, where Van Wie raced to a time of 1:04.27, improving her time by 2.25 seconds in the 100-yard breaststroke. She clocked 2:20.90 in the 200-yard breaststroke to beat her then-previous best by six seconds, and 2:08.95 in the 200 IM to improve by 3.21 seconds.

2012-13 (Freshman)
Van Wie provided depth in the breaststroke events for the Huskers in 2012-13, swimming in four meets on the season. She found her most success at the Short Course Championships, setting then-personal-best times in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:26.90) and 200-yard individual medley (2:12.16). Van Wie also swam a personal-best 1:06.52 in the 100-yard breaststroke at December’s GNST SWIMvite. The Grand Island, Neb., native competed a total of 11 times across four events (100 back, 100 breast, 200 breast, 200 IM) in her freshman campaign. Van Wie also performed well in the classroom, earning a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall semester of 2012.

Van Wie broke several school records while earning All-Heartland Athletic Conference honors at Grand Island Senior High School. A four-year letterwinner, Van Wie was a member of three record-holding relay teams at Grand Island. She also swam for the Quicksilver Swim Team under Coach Brian Jensen. In the classroom, Van Wie earned an academic excellence award.

The daughter of Scott and Jana Van Wie, Krista was born on Sept. 21, 1993, in Scottsdale, Ariz. She has a sister, Kayla, who also attends Nebraska, and a brother, Lucas. Krista majored in psychology before earning her bachelor's degree from Nebraska in May of 2016. She earned academic All-Big Ten honors and was a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar in both 2015 and 2016. She is a six-time member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll. One of the most committed Huskers across all sports to community service, Van Wie earned a prestigious Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award in 2016. She was a three-time member of the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team.

Career-Best Times                                           



Meet (Date)

100 Breast


Big Ten Championships (2014)

200 Breast


Big Ten Championships (2014)

200 IM


Big Ten Championships (2016)