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Huskers Add Serbian Swimmer Opacic

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Nebraska Head Coach Pablo Morales announced the addition of Serbian Milica Opacic to the Husker swimming and diving program on Friday, June 25.

"Milica's signing enhances an already outstanding recruiting class that we will be welcoming this fall, while further extending the global reach of our recruiting efforts," Morales said. "Milica is undoubtedly a high-level student-athlete to begin with, but to emerge from the pandemic with career-best results shows her high character and passion for her sport, which makes her a great fit for Nebraska." 

Opacic, who was ranked as the No. 156 recruit in the 2020 class by SwimCloud, delayed her enrollment for a year because of the complications caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2020-21, the incoming freshman from Novi Sad continued to put up solid times. At the 2020 Serbian Long Course Junior Championships in Belgrade in December, she took three silver medals, including the 50-meter butterfly (27.81), the 100 fly (1:01.19), the 100 freestyle (58.08). 

On March 12, she notched a career-best time of 1:00.82 in the 100-meter fly at the Serbian Open. The next day, she added a career-best 57.82 in the 100 free. She also owns a career-best time of 27.45 in the 50-meter fly.

Opacic joins a strong group of Husker newcomers that includes Emily Haimes (England), Maia Hall (England), Madison Lloyd (Texas), Ilaria Murzilli (Italy), Sydney McCracken (Pennsylvania), Beatriz Padron (Costa Rica) and JoJo Randby (Nebraska).


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