Scott Usher Inducted into Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame

Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

2004 Olympian Scott Usher is being inducted into the Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame for his accomplishments at and beyond Grand Island Senior High School in Grand Island, Nebraska.

In his junior and senior years at Grand Island, Usher won three gold medals at the Nebraska State meet, and also left the team with school records in the 100 freestyle, 200 freestyle and 200 IM.

He then went on to become the University of Wyoming’s first Olympic Qualifier after finishing second at the 2004 U.S. Olympic Trials in the 200 breast. He finished seventh at the Games in Athens, Greece and was also a member of the 2005 World Championship Team in Montreal.

Back in the States, Usher earned five All-America honors over the course of his collegiate career. A six-time conference champion, Usher won 35 of the 36 dual meet breaststroke events he raced while at Wyoming and placed second once.

Usher expressed his gratitude for the award via his Twitter account:

He will be honored with ten other athletes, five coaches, one contributor and one official at a ceremony held on Oct. 1 at Lincoln East High School.

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Author: Diana Pimer

Diana Pimer was a breaststroke/IMer at Keene State College and is the NEISDA Conference record holder in the 200 IM. She is currently an Age Group Coach at AGUA in New York City and has covered major competitions for Swimming World including the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, 2015 and 2017 FINA World Championships, USA Swimming Nationals and more.

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