Honors & Awards

  • NCAA Championship Qualifier (Platform, Three-Meter, 2019)
  • NCAA Zone D Qualifier (2019)
  • One Letter (2019)
  • CSCAA All-American Scholar (Honorable Mention, 2019)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2020, 2021)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2018, 2019, 2020; Spring 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2019, 2021)

2020-21 (Redshirt Sophomore)
Jessica Warak did not compete for the Huskers in her third season in the program in 2020-21.

2019-20 (Redshirt)
Warak took a redshirt season after undergoing surgery for a back injury. In the classroom, Warak earned Academic All-Big Ten honors.

2018-19 (Freshman)
Warak produced an excellent first season for the Huskers, capturing 13 top-five finishes, including four runner-up performances. At the Hawkeye Invitational, Warak scored a career-best 273.95 on the platform dive to take second. She competed at the Wally Nakamoto Diving Invitational, where she added another second-place performance on platform, while adding a seventh-place finish on the three-meter dive. In Nebraska’s final regular-season dual against Rutgers, Warak erupted for a career-best three-meter score (331.27) to add another runner-up finish. On the one meter, she added a runner-up finish with a career-best 295.80 in a dual win over Northern Iowa. At the Big Ten Championships, Warak finished 12th in the one-meter board (294.10), 18th on the platform (244.70) and 19th on the three meter (286.60). She punched her ticket to the NCAA Championships with a ninth-place finish on the platform at the Zone D Championships. She closed the year by finishing 22nd on platform (243.62) at the NCAA meet. Outside the pool, Warak was named an honorable-mention CSCAA Scholar All-American. She also earned spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in both the fall and spring semesters. Warak was a member of the 2019 Tom Osborne Citizenship Team.

Warak won Nebraska Class A state high school diving titles in 2016 and 2017 for Bellevue West High School. She added a third-place finish at state as a freshman, but did not compete at the high school level as a senior in 2018. Warak set the Bellevue West 11-dive school record with a score of 484.25 as a junior at the state championships to post the No. 4 total in Nebraska high school history. She defeated the rest of the field by more than 100 points. Warak was also a three-time All-American. She compiled five top-12 finishes at USA Nationals, including a third-place finish on the platform dive in 2017 for the Nebraska Diving Club. In 2018, Warak helped her team to a second-place finish at the 2018 Zone D meet. Academically, Warak was Bellevue West’s valedictorian and a member of the National Honor Society in 2018. She was also a four-time academic letterwinner while earning three letters in diving. She was a Scholastic All-American in 2017.

The daughter of Paula and JR Warak, Jessica was born June 1, 2000 in Bellevue, Neb. Jessica has two sisters, Amber and Hanna. She was an honorable-mention CSCAA Scholar All-American in 2019 and claimed Academic All-Big Ten honors in 2020 and 2021. A nutrition and health sciences major, she earned her bachelor's degree from Nebraska in August of 2022. She claimed seven spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll. She is also a two-time member of the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team. She chose Nebraska over North Carolina, Ohio State and Minnesota.

Career-Best Dives

Event Score Meet (Date)
One Meter 295.80 Northern Iowa (2018)
Three Meter  331.27 Rutgers (2019)
Platform  273.95 Hawkeye Invite (2018)