University of Iowa Athletics

Olivia Kabacinski

Class Sr.
Hometown La Porte, Ind.
High School Chesterton

Hawk Item — Closed out her career as the UI school-record holder in 100 free (49.61) and as a member of the 200-free (1:30.96), 400 free (3:20.58), 800-free (7:12.49), 200-medley (1:39.18), and 400-medley (3:36.72) relays… also was second in 50 free (22.70), 200 free (1:46.68), and 100 breast (1:01.36).

2015-16 — Swam NCAA “B” qualifying times in 50 and 100 free… honorable-mention CSCAA Scholar All-American… led the team in the 100 free (49.97) and 200 free (1:48.14)… was second in 50 free (22.84) and third in 100 breast (1:03.06)… member of the team’s top 200-free relay (1:31.52), 400-free relay (3:20.58), 800-free relay (7:20.79), 200-medley relay (1:39.27), and 400-medley relay (3:36.72)… set school records at Big Ten Championships in 400 free relay and 400-medley relay… scored team points in four events at 2016 Big Ten Championships, placing seventh in 200 and 400-medley relays, 10th in 400-free relay, and 11th in 800-free relay…’s Big Ten Swimmer of the Week on Dec. 15… swam to three pool records — 200-medley relay (1:40.29), 400-free relay (3:22.84), and 100 free (50.01) — at Iowa State’s Beyer Pool… won six individual races and 13 relays throughout the season… Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

2014-15 — Swam to school records in the 100 free (49.61) and as a member of the 200 medley relay (1:39.18)… posted NCAA “B” qualifying times in the 50, 100, and 200 free… led Hawkeye sprinters in 50 free (22.80) and 100 free… recorded team’s second-fastest time in the 200 free (1:46.68) and third-fastest in the 100 breast (1:02.84)… member of team-leading 200-free relay (1:30.96), 400-free relay (3:21.34), 800-free relay (7:12.86), and 200-medley relay… honorable mention CSCAA Scholar All-American… named Academic All-Big Ten… Dean’s List honoree during spring semester… letterwinner.

2013-14 — Set the school record in the 50-free (22.70) at Big Ten Championships, besting her previous school record… swam to a school record in the 100-free (49.84) at the Hawkeye Invitational… swam on the record setting 400-free (3:21.07), 800-free (7:12.49), and 400-medley (3:39.54) relays at Big Ten Championships… recorded the second-fastest times in program history, and two NCAA “B” times, in the 200-free (1:47.68) and 100-breast (1:01.36) at Big Ten Championships… was a member of the 200-free relay teams to set the third (1:31.93) and fifth-fastest (1:32.50) times in program history… swam on the eight-fastest 200-medley (1:42.50) relay team in school history… collected 20 top-three times, including seven individual victories… swam on nine relays that posted top-two finishes, including five relay victories… recipient of the women’s MVP award… letterwinner.

2012-13 — Led team in the 50 free (22.88), 100 free (50.30), 200 free (1:48.32) and 100 breaststroke (1:02.30)… posted NCAA “B” qualifying times in the 50 free and 100 breaststroke… swam to school record in the 50 free (22.88) at the Hawkeye Invitational… anchored the school-record-setting 200-medley relay (1:40.97) at Big Ten Championships… posted an 18th place finish in the 50 free (22.94) at the Big Ten Championships… was a member of the team-leading 200-freestyle (1:31.73), 400-freestyle (3:22.31), 800-freestyle (7:14.99), and 400-medley (3:42.52) relays… swam collegiate best times in the 100 free (50.30) at the Big Ten Championships and in the 200 free (1:48.32) and 100 breast (1:02.30) at the Hawkeye Invitational… named Big Ten Freshman of the Week on Dec. 11 after swimming to four first place finishes in Iowa’s dual victory over Iowa State… posted 10 first-place and 17 top-five finishes… letterwinner.

High School — 10-time individual All-American and three-time state champion… four-time all-state, all-conference and team MVP… four-year Junior National qualifier… also a Senior National qualifier… selected as the Duneland Conference MVP as a senior… team co-captain in 2011-12… claimed the Indiana state title in the 200 free (1:49.07) as a sophomore… won titles in the 50 free (53.06) and 100 free (49.94) as a senior… eight-time individual conference champion and six time individual sectional champion… high school team has won 13 consecutive conference and sectional titles… holds six school records… best times are 23.06 (50 free), 49.96 (100 free), 1:49.07 (200 free), 4:53.04 (500 free), 1:03.70 (100 breast) and 2:06.94 (200 IM)… 2010 and 2011 Junior National finalist in the 50 free, placing 22nd in 2010 and 17th in 2011… three-time USA Swimming Scholastic All-American… National Honor Society… coached by Kevin Kinel.

Personal — Born June 21, 1993… daughter of Jim and Karen Kabacinski… has an older sister, Alexis… majoring in business.

Kabacinski’s Collegiate Bests

Event Time Meet Date
50 Free 22.70 at Big Ten Championships 2/20/14
100 Free 49.61 Hawkeye Invitational 12/5-7/14
200 Free 1:46.68 Hawkeye Invitational 12/5-7/14
100 Breast 1:01.36 Hawkeye Invitational 12/1/12