Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2023)
2023 Greek Junior Swimming Championships Best Female Athlete

Freshman (2023-24)
Anna Vlachou had a strong first season as a Husker, contributing both individually and in relay events. The freshman from Athens, Greece qualified for the 100 butterfly C final at the Big Ten Championships with a prelim time of 54.32. She went on for a 21st-place finish in the final (54.14). Vlachou logged her career-best time in the event in a time trial at the Mizzou Last Chance Meet (53.90). 

At the mid-season Hawkeye Invitational, Vlachou set a career-best time of 50.49 in the 100 freestyle prelim to qualify for the final, where she finished third-overall (50.57). She added a pair of eighth-place finishes in the 200 freestyle and 100 butterfly and a 12th-place finish in the 50 freestyle. In a dual with Rutgers (Feb. 2-3), Vlachou grabbed a runner-up finish in the 100 butterfly (54.13) and placed third in the 100 freestyle (51.19).

Vlachou was a consistent contributor to NU’s relay success and was a part of four winning relays this season. She helped the 400 medley relay to an eighth-place finish at the Big Ten Championships. The group finished in 3:37.60 for the third-fastest time in NU history.

Before Nebraska
Vlachou is from Athens, Greece. She attended 2o GEL Argyroupolis and competed for Olympiacos club team. Vlachou earned Best Female Athlete in the 2023 Greek Junior Swimming Championships. Some of her hobbies include hiking and crochet-knitting. 

The daughter of Dimitrios Vlachos and Christina Rizou, Anna was born on February 14, 2005. She has one brother, Stefanos. 

Career-Best Times

Event Time Meet (Year)
50 Free 23.23 Big Ten Championships (2024)
100 Free 50.49  Hawkeye Invite (2023)
200 Free 1:50.73 Hawkeye Invite (2023)
100 Back 58.91 Iowa State (2023)
100 Fly 53.90 Mizzou Time Trial (2024)