Lucija Jurkovic Perisa

FR

Player profile

  • Year Senior
  • Height 5-7
  • Hometown Sibenik, Croatia
  • Last School Tourist and Hospitality HS
  • Club Team Pk Sibenik

Career Honors | Bests
• CSCAA Honorable Mention All-American (800 Free Relay – 2019)
• Academic All-Big Ten (18, 19)
• Ohio State Scholar-Athlete (18, 19)

School Records
• 800 Free Relay – 6:59.62 (2019)

As A Junior (2018-19)
• Member of the 800 Free Relay team that broke the school record, finishing 14th at NCAA Championships with a time of 6:59.62.
• Finished eighth in the 200 Free at the Big Ten Championships, posting a personal best and the No. 5 time in program history of 1:46.20 in the preliminary; also recorded career-best times of 49.19 in the 100 Free and 22.80 in the 50 Free.
• Part of the 400 Free Relay that placed fourth at the Big Ten Championships with the No. 2 time in program history of 3:14.72.
• Finished 12th in the 200 Free (1:48.49) at the Ohio State Invitational.
• Took third in the 200 Free, clocking in at 1:52.52 vs. Virginia Tech and Penn State.
• No. 2 on the team in the 200 Free, No. 3 in the 100 Free and No. 6 in the 50 Free.

As A Sophomore (2017-18)
• Recorded three personal-bests at the Big Ten Championships: 50 Free (23.19), 100 Free (49.88) and 200 Free (1:47.46).
• Placed sixth in the 200 Free (1:52.12) vs. Alabama.
• Claimed second in the 100 Free with a time of 50.92 and in the 200 Free with a time of 1:48.86 at the Total Performance Invitational.

As A Freshman (2016-17)
• Swam at Big Ten Championships as a freshman, competing in three events: 50, 100, and 200 freestyle.
• Made her collegiate debut in the dual meet against Kenyon, swimming in three events: 50 and 100 freestyle as well as the 400 freestyle relay.
• Swam almost exclusively freestyle as a freshman, occasionally competing in backstroke and IM events too.
• Fastest freshman on the team in the 100 and 200 freestyle.

Prior to Ohio State
• Swam for P.K. Sibenik, coached by Danira Tepic.

Personal
• Daughter of Robert and Silvija Jurkovic Perisa.
• Has two younger siblings – Marijeta and Judith.
• Most memorable athletic moment was being part of the Croatian National Team.
• Chose Ohio State because it offers an athletic program with unique culture as well as great academic opportunities.
• Plans to go to graduate school for hospitality and be involved with the airline business.