First-Team All-American (1650 Free, 2024)
NCAA Championships Qualifier
    1650 Freestyle, 500 Freestyle, 400 IM (2023)   
    1650 Freestyle, 500 Freestyle, 400 IM (2024)
Nebraska School-Record Holder
    500 Freestyle,  4:41.03
    1000 Freestyle,  9:41.68
    1650 Freestyle, 15:55.71
    400 IM, 4:11.51
    800 Freestyle LCM, 8:44.58
    1500 Freestyle LCM, 16:40.17
Eighth, NCAA Championships, 1650 Free (15:55.71, 2024)
Fifth, Big Ten Championships, 1650 Free (16:01.72, 2024)
Sixth, Big Ten Championships, 1650 Free (16:13.54, 2023)
Devaney Center Natatorium record holder (1000 freestyle, 9:53.58)
One Letter (2023)
CSCAA Scholar All-American (1st, 2023)
CSC Academic All-District (2024)
Academic All-Big Ten (2024)
Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2022, 2023, Spring 2023)
Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2023)

Sophomore (2023-24)
Gena Jorgenson had a monumental sophomore season for the Huskers, breaking four school records and qualifying for three events at the NCAA Championships in Athens, Ga. Jorgenson swam a school record-breaking time of 15:55.71 in the 1650 freestyle at the National Championships to grab an eighth-place finish and garner First-Team All-America honors. She is the first Husker swimmer to receive the award since 2001. Jorgenson posted a career-best time of 4:41.03 in the 500 freestyle and another career-best time of 4:11.51 in the 400 IM to shatter two more school records at nationals. She currently holds six school records for the Huskers.

At the mid-season Hawkeye Invitational, Jorgenson logged an NCAA B Standard in the 500 freestyle prelims (4:45.60). She posted a time of 4:43.87 in the final for a first-place finish and later added her second title of the meet in the 1650 freestyle (16:15.82).

At the Big Ten Championships, Jorgenson placed 10th in the 500 freestyle (4:41.19) and fifth in the 1650 freestyle (16:01.72), hitting the NCAA B Standard in both events.

She was a key contributor for the Huskers both individually and in relay events. Jorgenson helped an 800 freestyle relay to an eighth-place finish at the Big Ten Championships, with a time of 7:11.31 to earn third all-time for NU.

Freshman (2022-23)
Jorgenson had a historic freshman season, breaking the 1,650 freestyle school record on two occasions and punching her ticket to the NCAA Championships. The South Dakota-native cut 20 seconds off her previous career-best mile time (16:13.54) at the Big Ten Championships to set a new school record and place sixth overall. At NCAAs, Jorgenson re-broke the record with a 16:13.34 to place 28th overall. She added a 41st-place finish in the 400 IM (4:18.00) and a 56th-place finish in the 500 freestyle (4:46.43) at the Allan Jones Aquatic Center in Knoxville, Tenn.

Jorgenson added a 13th-place finish in the 500 freestyle at conference with a career-best 4:45.02, while winning the 400 IM C Final with a career-best 4:15.95.

She swam to a pair of 500 freestyle titles in the first two meets of the season, at South Dakota State (5:04.50) and against Iowa State (4:58.68). She added a 1,000 freestyle win against the Cyclones with a 10:13.63. NU hosted Minnesota and South Dakota for a double-dual, where Jorgenson notched a pair of runner-up finishes in the 1,000 freestyle and 200 IM with times of 10:15.03 and 2:09.25, respectively. She added a third-place finish in the 500 freestyle, clocking a 5:03.16. At the Iowa dual, Jorgenson won the 1,000 freestyle with a 10:11.44, finished second in the 500 freestyle with a 5:00.64 and took third in the 200 IM with a 2:08.76.

At Kansas, Jorgenson pitched in another 1,000 freestyle victory in 10:14.79 and a pair of runner-up finishes in the 500 freestyle (5:00.74) and the 400 IM (4:29.71). Jorgenson swam in the A Final in four different individual races at the competitive Hawkeye Invite. She went on to cut 20 seconds off her previous career-best 1,650 freestyle time, to finish as runner-up in 16:34.48. Adding a trio of top-five finishes, Jorgenson took third in the 500 freestyle (4:48.19) and the 400 IM (4:18.31), while finishing fourth in the 200 freestyle (1:49.03). She was also a member of Nebraska's winning 800 freestyle relay at the invitational (7:16.24).

Before Nebraska
Jorgenson left her mark on swim and dive in the state of South Dakota, as she holds seven individual state records in long course meters and three in short course yards. She has won every individual event at the state championship for five-straight seasons. Jorgenson qualified for the Futures Championship, held in July of 2022. This was her third appearance and her best showing at the esteemed event. To qualify, swimmers must record a time that is in the top 3% of swimmers in the United States. Jorgenson swam to titles in the 800-meter and 1500-meter freestyle events, while placing third in the 400-meter freestyle and fourth in the 400-meter IM.
The daughter of Jason and Lisa Jorgenson, Gena was born in Fairmont, Minn. on Jan. 4, 2004. She has two younger brothers, Andrew and Benjamin. A biological sciences major, Gena earned spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall and spring semesters of 2022-23. She was a member of the 2023 Tom Osborne Citizenship Team. She chose Nebraska because of the academic opportunities, team atmosphere and distance from home.

“I really loved the team atmosphere and the coaches and girls on the team,” Jorgenson said. “The school is also not too far but still far enough from to make it feel comfortable and still make me feel independent.”

Career-Best Times

Event             Time             Meet (Date)
100 Fly 1:00.68  South Dakota State (2022)
200 Free    1:48.77 Hawkeye Invite (2023)
500 Free 4:41.03 NCAA Championships (2024)
1000 Free      9:41.68 Illinois (2024)
1650 Free 15:55.71 NCAA Championships (2024)
200 Back 1:58.17 Rutgers (2024)
200 Breast 2:29.20 SDSU (2023)
200 IM 2:06.98 Omaha (2022)
400 IM 4:11.51 NCAA Championships (2024)