Governor's Series Matchup
UNLV at Lombardi Pool next Saturday
17 individual top 10 finishes
Five MW teams to compete
League-record 734 student-athletes honored
2014 Mountain West Championship
2015-16 (Jr.): Earned All-Mountain West honors and competed in the NCAA Championships … Member of Nevada’s 800-yard freestyle relay team that set a school record with an NCAA A cut time before placing 26th at the 2016 NCAA Championships in Atlanta … Also earned Mountain West Scholar-Athlete honors and was named to the spring MW All-Academic team … Competed in all seven regular season events, the U.S. Winter Nationals, the MW Championships and the NCAA Championships … Won the 200-yard butterfly with a season-best time of 1:58.68 at the Mountain West Championships for her first career MW title … Also advanced to the B finals and placed 10th and 11th in the 100 fly and 500 free at the conference meet … Swam the opening leg of Nevada’s 800-yard free relay team that placed second in 7:05.98 in the MW Championships with an A cut time … Tallied five event titles in the regular season … Helped lead the Wolf Pack to an undefeated 10-0 record, the first Mountain West championship in program history and a top 25 CSCAA national ranking … Letter winner.
2014-15 (So.): Named to the All-Mountain West team in the 100 ad 200 butterfly and the 500 freestyle … Competed in every meet on the season and posted six first place finishes … Was a member of four relay teams that set program records on the season … Swam in three events at the MW Championships, placing in the top five with a career-low time in all three … Placed fifth in the 100 fly in 54.24 – Nevada’s top time of the season and third-best in program history – at the conference meet … Placed fifth in the 200 fly (1:59.85) and in the 500 free (4:50.32) at the MW Championships … Her career-best time of 4:50.32 in the 500 free ranked fifth in program history … Posted event victories in the 500 free against Fresno State and Cal State East Bay, in the 100 fly against UC Davis and San Jose State, and in the 200 fly against in a tri-meet and against San Jose State … Named to the Mountain West All-Academic team and was named a MW Scholar-Athlete award winner … Helped Nevada post an 8-2 dual record and place third at the MW Championships … Letter winner … Earned Scholar All-America honors by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America.
2013-14 (Fr.): Named to the Mountain West Women’s Swimming & Diving All-Conference Team … Took a spot on the podium in the Mountain West Championship 200-yard butterfly finals, placing third in a season-best time of 1:59.51 … Placed third in the 100 fly ‘B’ final (54.48) and 11th overall at the Mountain West Championships … Mountain West Scholar-Athlete Award winner … Earned medalist honors in the 200 freestyle (1:54.04) and 200 butterfly (2:08.03) in the Pack’s season-opening meet … Won two events in win over Fresno State; the 200 freestyle (1:55.15) and the 100 butterfly (57.27) … Against UC Davis, placed second in the 100 (56.45) and 200 (2:05.21) butterfly … Earned medalist honors in the 200 free (1:52.49) against UCSB … Placed first in the 100 free (53.43) and third in the 200 IM (2:10.46) against Cal State East Bay … Led the Pack against San Jose State, placing second in the 200 fly (2:05.34) and third in the 100 fly (56.78) … In a tri-meet vs. Wyoming and UNLV, placed third in the 100 (56.97) and fourth in the 200 (2:06.81) butterfly … 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.
PRIOR TO NEVADA
A butterfly and medley swimmer, has posted her strongest times in the 200 meter butterfly ... Time of 1:59.74 after the conversion to yards is good enough to qualify for the US Winter Nationals during the 2013 season ... Her 2:16.16 long course time would have been a 2012 Olympic Trials cut swim.
Born Sita Marisa Kusserow in Reutlinger, Germany ... Daughter of Peter and Simone Kusserow ... Has two sisters, Magdalena and Julia ... Lists her most exciting sports moment as being on TV during the German National Finals in 2013 ... Lived in Michigan when she was young ... Enjoys listening to music and spending time with family and friends when she in not in the pool.