Nebraska Record Holder (100 Butterfly)
Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2023)
2021 Hungarian Age Group Nationals 100 Fly Runner-up

Freshman (2023-24)
Beatrix Tanko was a key contributor for the Huskers in her freshman season. She was named the Big Ten Freshman of the Week on Oct. 25 after a stellar performance against South Dakota State (Oct. 20) where she took two individual titles and helped two relay teams to first-place finishes. 

Tanko excelled in the 100 butterfly, hitting her first NCAA B Standard at the Hawkeye Invite. She touched the wall in 53.26 to finish runner-up in the event. Tanko went on to set a new career-best and broke the school record at the Big Ten Championships with a 10th-place finish and a time of 53.16.

She added a pair of top-ten finishes in the 50 freestyle and the 100 freestyle at the Hawkeye Invite with final times of 23.43 and 51.29. 

Tanko earned 14 top-three finishes and six titles on the season, while contributing to 10 winning relays, including four against Rutgers (Feb. 2-3). She helped three relay teams at the Big Ten Championships move to second and third all-time for NU.

Before Nebraska
Tanko comes to Nebraska from Budapest, Hungary, where she recently grabbed a pair of first-place finishes with the Hungarian Age Group Relay Team at the 2022 Gymnasiade. In 2021, she won a silver medal in the 100 Butterfly at the Hungarian Age Group Nationals. She’s had multiple appearances in the 50 fly, 100 fly, 50 free and 100 free at the Hungarian Nationals B-Finals and was a part of the 2019 bronze medal 4x100 freestyle relay team at the European Youth Olympic Festival.

The daughter of Peter and Eniko Tanko, Beatrix was born on December 25, 2004. She enjoys spending time with friends and will double-major in finance/investments and computer science/cybersecurity at Nebraska. 

"I chose Nebraska because of the great coaches, team spirit, academic and athletic resources.” Tanko said.

Career-Best Times

Event Time Meet (Year)
50 Free 23.43 Hawkeye Invite (2023)
100 Free 51.14 Big Ten Championships (2024)
200 Free 1:50.73  Rutgers (2024)
500 Free 5:06.84 SDSU (2023)
100 Fly 53.16 Big Ten Championships (2024)