Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2023)

Junior (2023-24)
Caterina (Cate) Bisiacchi was a key contributor to freestyle and butterfly events in her first season as a Husker. She totaled 24 top-five finishes, including 13 top-three finishes. At the mid-season Hawkeye Invitational, Bisiacchi earned a third-place finish in the 1650 freestyle (16:43.29). She set a new career-best in the event at the Big Ten Championships with a 20th-place finish (16.37.28). Bisiacchi finished fourth in the 500 freestyle final at the Hawkeye Invite (4:50.19) and seventh in the 200 butterfly (2:03.59). She set a career-best in the 200 freestyle with her ninth-place finish (1:50.79).

In a dual with Omaha, Bisiacchi took first in the 500 freestyle (5:05.91) and third in the 200 butterfly (2:05.47). Against Illinois, she added two runner-up finishes. Bisiacchi set a career-best with her second-place finish in the 1000 freestyle (10:04.76). She added another runner-up finish in the 500 freestyle (4:55.72) and placed third in the 200 butterfly (2:03.05). In a dual with Rutgers (Feb. 2-3), Bisiacchi earned a pair of runner-up finishes in the 500 freestyle and 1650 freestyle, while adding two fourth-place finishes.

Before Nebraska
Bisiacchi enters Nebraska as a junior from Trieste, Italy. Bisiacchi graduated from the University of Trieste in July of 2023. She attended Liceo Scientifico Guglielmo Oberdan and competed for A.s.d. Tergeste Nuoto Altura under Coach Matteo Bianchi. Bisiacchi was crowned the National Category Champion in 2018 for her first-place finish in the 200m butterfly. Also in 2018, she qualified for the B Final Italian Championships in the 200m butterfly. Bisiacchi placed second in the 200m butterfly at the 2019 Italian Category Championships. She qualified for the B Final in 200m butterfly at two different events in 2019, the Italian Championships and the Internazionali di Nuoto 56°SevenHills Trophy.

The daughter of Roberto Bisiacchi and Alessandra Giacomini, Cate was born on May 2, 2001. She has one sister, Chiara. Cate is currently pursuing a Masters of Applied Science at Nebraska.

Career-Best Times

Event Time Meet (Year)
500 Free 4:49.52 Big Ten Championships (2024)
1000 Free 10:04.76 Illinois (2024)
200 Fly 2:00.61 Big Ten Championships (2024)
1650 Free 16:37.28 Big Ten Championships (2024)
100 Fly 57.04 Hawkeye Invite (2023)
100 Free 54.97 SDSU (2023)
200 Free 1:50.79 Hawkeye Invite (2023)