Luiza Vieira
Luiza  Vieira


Sao Paulo, Brazil

High School:
Colegio Avamco





Wolf Pack set to graduate 22 student-athletes in Winter Commencement

Nevada has graduated nearly 700 student-athletes over past decade.


59 Nevada athletes earn MW Scholar-Athlete Award

Record 730 MW student-athletes honored


59 Nevada athletes earn MW Scholar-Athlete Award

Record 730 MW student-athletes honored


Wolf Pack set to graduate 49 student-athletes in spring and summer Commencement

Every Nevada sport represented on graduation list.


Nevada swimming team and two individuals earn academic honors

Kusserow and Vieira

2014-15 (Sr.):
Enters her final season at Nevada as one of five seniors on the roster ... Will contribute in backstroke and freestyle events.

2013-14 (Jr.): At the Mountain West Championships, placed first in the 200-yard backstroke `B' finals in 1:58.04 and ninth overall, and placed third in the 100 yard backstroke B finals and 11th overall in 54.85 ... Mountain West Scholar-Athlete Award winner ... Tallied a runner-up finish in the 200 backstroke (2:05.80) in season-opening win over Pacific ... Posted first wins of the season against Fresno State, claiming the 100 backstroke (59.35) and 200 backstroke (2:07.56) ... Placed second in the 100 backstroke (58.43) and 200 backstroke (2:06.49) against UC Davis ... Swam the 200 backstroke in 2:06.03 to place runner-up against UCSB ... Placed fifth in the 100 free (55.56) against Cal State East Bay ... Led the Pack against San Jose State, winning the 200 backstroke (2:05.25) and placing second in the 100 backstroke (57.99) ... Placed third in the 100 (58.29) and 200 (2:05.67) backstroke in a tri-meet vs. UNLV and Wyoming ... Helped the Pack earn Scholar All-America team honors with a cumulative GPA of 3.37 ... Also earned individual Scholar All-America honors by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America ... Letterwinner.

2012-13 (So.): Exceled in sprint backstroke events in her second season in Reno ... Was 13th at the Mountain West Championships in the 100 back at 55.36 ... 17th in the 200 back with a time of 2:00.83 ... Those times were good enough for the best among Nevada swimmers all season ... She also posted the best 50 back time among Pack swimmers, posting a 25.87 swim ... Competed in the Brazilian National Championships, making it through the first day of qualifying.

2011-12 (Fr.): Joined the Wolf Pack over winter break in 2011 ... Recorded multiple top-10 all-time times including eighth in the 100-yard backstroke ... Posted the year's fastest time in the 50-yard freestyle (24.32) and 100 and 200-yard backstroke (26.35 and 56.34).

Prior to Nevada:
Swam for three seasons at Colegio Avamco in Sao Paulo, Brazil before joining the Pack.

Daughter of Jose Vieira and Silvama Padovam ... Chose Nevada over Wayne State for the strength of the Journalism school and its athletic programs ... Enjoys spending time with friends, traveling and taking photographs in her spare time.
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