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OPPONENT

L O C AT I O N

Nov. 9

Crusader Classic

at Valparaiso, Ind.

Nov. 30

Track Kat Classic

at Huntsville, Texas

Jan. 11

Mid-Winter Invitational

at Jonesboro, Ark.

Feb. 1

Prairie View A&M Invite

at Arlington, Texas

Feb. 8

Southern University Invite

at Arlington, Texas

Feb. 15

Morgan State Invitational

at Baltimore, Md.

March 1

Greater Ozark Invitational

at Kansas City, Mo.

March 15

Music City Classic

at Nashville, Tenn.

April 11

NCAA Championships

at Canton, Mich.

Dates and times subject to change. For updated schedule, and game day information, visit Huskers.com.

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B O W L I N G


• Al l - A me r i c an •SA AC Captain •Member of the 2009 National C h a m p i o n s h i p Te a m

Amanda Burau

Yan Ling

SOPHOMORES

•Senior

Elise Bolton

Lizabeth Kuhlkin

Andrea Ruiz

FRESHMEN

Kristina Mickelson

N E B R A S K A JUNIORS

N E B R A S K A

April Campbell

Emily Nykiel

Emily Eckhoff

Bethany Hedley


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Introduction

Table of Contents.......................................................1 University Information/Quick Facts...........................1 Season Outlook...................................................... 2-3 NCAA Bowling Divisions.............................................2 Roster.........................................................................3 Pronunciation Guide..................................................3

Staff and Coaches

Head Coach Bill Straub...............................................4 Assistant Coach Paul Klempa.....................................4 Office Manager Kim Straub........................................5 Academic Counselor Sheri Hastings...........................5 Life Skills Coordinator Stacey Burling.........................5

The Huskers

Kristina Mickelson......................................................6 Amanda Burau............................................................6 Tan Yan Ling...............................................................7 Elise Bolton.................................................................7 Lizabeth Kuhlkin.........................................................8 Andrea Ruiz................................................................8 April Campbell............................................................9 Emily Eckhoff..............................................................9 Bethany Hedley........................................................10 Emily Nykiel..............................................................10

Season in Review

2011-12 Season in Review.................................. 11-12 2011-12 Player Statistics..........................................12

History and Records

Program History.......................................................13 All-Americans...........................................................13 NTCA All-Academic...................................................13 Bowlers of the Year..................................................14 Rookies of the Year..................................................14 All-Time Letterwinners.............................................14 All-Time Tournament Results and Titles..................15 Individual and Team Records............................. 16-17

Athletic Administration

Board of Regents......................................................18 Chancellor Harvey Perlman......................................19 Faculty Athletic Representative Josephine Potuto............19 Athletic Director Tom Osborne................................20 Athletic Director Shawn Eichorst.............................21 Senior Associate Athletic Director Bob Burton.........22 Associate A.D./SWA Pat Logsdon.............................22

This is Nebraska

Big Ten Welcome.....................................................23 This Is Nebraska.................................................. 24-25 Academic Success............................................... 26-27 Academic Experience......................................... 28-29 Leading The Way................................................ 30-31 Lincoln, Nebraska............................................... 32-33 National Powers................................................. 34-35 Nebraska Bowling.....................................................36

Mission Statement

The mission of the University of Nebraska Athletic Department is to serve our student-athletes, coaches, staff and fans by: Displaying INTEGRITY in every decision and action; Building and maintaining TRUST with others; Giving RESPECT to each person we encounter; Pursuing unity of purpose through TEAMWORK; maintaining LOYALTY to student-athletes, co-workers, fans and the University of Nebraska. The University of Nebraska does not discriminate based on gender, age, disability, race, color, religion, marital status, veteran’s status, national or ethnic origin, or sexual orientation.

notice of ncaa probation

From 2007 to 2010 the University of Nebraska unintentionally reimbursed student-athletes for recommended textbooks as well as required textbooks through a failure to properly administer and monitor book scholarships. Only reimbursement for required books is permissible under NCAA rules. As a result, the NCAA placed the University of Nebraska on twoyear probation, beginning in January 2012. The NCAA did not impose additional penalties such as loss of scholarships, forfeiture of games, or a ban on postseason play. Rather, as a condition of probation, Nebraska will continue to educate student-athletes and staff thoroughly on NCAA bylaws and will notify prospective student-athletes of its probationary status.

University Quick Facts

Location...................................................Lincoln, Neb. Population.......................................................262,347 Enrollment.........................................................24,610 Founded................................................. Feb. 15, 1869 Chancellor...............................Harvey S. Perlman, J.D. President.................................. James B. Milliken, J.D. Athletic Director (Until Jan. 1, 2013)......Tom Osborne Athletic Director (Jan.1, 2013)............ Shawn Eichorst Associate A.D./SWA................................. Pat Logsdon Executive Associate A.D.......................... Marc Boehm Senior Associate A.D..........................Bob Burton, J.D. Colors............................................. Scarlet and Cream Nickname.................................. Cornhuskers/Huskers Affiliation............................................. NCAA Division I

Bowling Information

Facility.................................Nebraska Bowling Facility Head Coach...............................Bill Straub (16th Year) Straub’s Phone.................................... (402) 472-0404 Straub’s E-Mail........................wstraub@huskers.com Assistant Coach..................... Paul Klempa (16th Year) Klempa’s E-Mail...................... pklempa@huskers.com

Media Relations

Media Relations Director.......................... Keith Mann Bowling Contact........................................ Gage Peake Media Relations Phone....................... (402) 472-2263 Peake’s Cell Phone.............................. (402) 560-0627 Peake’s E-Mail.......................... gpeake@huskers.com Web Site.................................................. Huskers.com

2012-13 Guide Credits The 2012-13 Nebraska bowling media guide was written,

designed and edited by student-assistant Gage Peake. Editing assistance was provided by Director of Media Relations Operations Jeff Griesch and Assistant Media Relations Director Matt Smith. Cover by Craig Eiting . All photos were taken by Athletic Department Photographer Scott Bruhn. Design and layout were prepared in Adobe InDesign CS4 and printed at the University of Nebraska Copy Services. The cost of the guide is $2.82 plus $0.18 tax. For more information on Nebraska bowling, please visit Huskers.com or ThisIsNebraska.com.

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2012-13 Nebraska Women’s Bowling Team Photo- Back row, from left- Assistant Head Coach Paul Klempa, Liz Kuhlkin, Elise Bolton, Beth Hedley, Emily Eckoff, Head Coach Bill Straub. Middle row, from left- Yan Ling, Kristina Mickelson, Andrea Ruiz. Front row, from left- April Campbell, Amanda Burau, Emily Nykiel.

Huskers Looks To Win Ninth National Championship The Nebraska bowling team returns to the lanes for the 2012-13 season after continuing its national dominance by making it to the NCAA Tournament for the ninth straight season last year. The Huskers fell one round short of making it to the NCAA finals, but return a strong group of bowlers showing promise to lead the Huskers to their 10th straight NCAA Championships appearance. Head Coach Bill Straub likes what this year’s squad brings to the table. “Collectively they have as much potential as any team we have had here,” Straub said. “We go through scrimmages now with everyone not only fighting to succeed, but succeeding. That is a rarity.” With the graduations of seniors Valerie Calberry and Kayla Johnson, this year’s Husker bowling team will rely heavily on returning NTCA All-American Kristina Mickelson. The native of Bellevue, Neb., will be Nebraska’s lone senior, but Straub said Mickelson is ready to carry the leadership load for the Huskers. “Kristi returns after having a terrific junior year culminating in being named an All-American,” Straub said. “Kristi is the leader of the Huskers. Besides her on-lane successes, she serves as captain/ representative for the team on the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).” Also returning for NU this year is junior Tan Yan Ling, who brings much needed experience for the young but talented group of Husker bowlers. Ling, a native of Singapore, has adjusted to life in Nebraska well according to Straub. “Yan has worked diligently in acclimating herself to the land of Huskers, academically, athletically, and

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socially,” Straub said. Amanda Burau rounds out the group of Husker upperclassmen this season. The junior from Lake in the Hills, Ill., will be looked upon to help lead the Husker bowling team this year. A transfer from Elgin Community College, Burau is expected to add depth to NU this year. Straub likes Burau’s work ethic and said she has shown improvement since joing the Huskers last season. “Amanda puts in hard hours of effort trying to better herself and her team.” Sophomore Elise Bolton will look to make an immediate impact for the Huskers this year. The native of Merritt Island, Fla., will be competing in her first season as a Husker, after transferring from Sam Houston State. Bolton is a sophomore in eligibility this year. Straub said he had high hopes for Bolton this season and beyond. “Elise has had a stellar junior career,” Straub said. “She has won multiple gold medals for Junior Team

USA, and finished second in last year’s Intercollegiate Singles Championships.” After competing at a high level for the Huskers as a freshman, sophomore Liz Kuhlkin looks to build on her rookie season. Straub said Kuhlkin’s accomplishments were impressive, but could translate into even more success as a sophomore. “One of the very few true freshmen to ever succeed so highly, Liz was a valuable starter at every tournament during the 2011-12 season for us, earning all-star status in four events,” Straub said. Another transfer trying to make an impact for the Huskers this season will be Andrea Ruiz. The sophomore from Bogota, Colombia will try and adjust to the difficulty bowling at the collegiate level. Straub likes the international experience Ruiz brings to NU. “Andrea is a current member of the Columbian Junior National Team, having won medals for her country while competing in South America, North America, Europe and Asia.”

NCAA Bowling Programs

Division I Institutions: Alabama A&M, Alabama Birmingham, Alabama State, Arkansas State, Bethune-Cookman, Coppin State, Delaware State, Fairleigh Dickinson, Florida A&M, Grambling State, Hampton, Howard, Jackson State, Louisiana Tech, Maryland-Eastern Shore, Mississippi Valley State, Monmouth, Morgan State, Nebraska, Norfolk State, North Carolina A&T, North Carolina Central, Prairie View A&M, Sacred Heart, Sam Houston State, South Carolina State, Southern, St. Francis College (New York), St. Francis University, St. Peter’s College, Stephen F. Austin State, Texas Southern, Tulane and Vanderbilt. Division II Institutions: Adelphi (N.Y.), Bowie State (Md.), Central Missouri State, Cheyney (Pa.), Chowan, Elizabeth City State (N.C.), Fayetteville State (N.C.), Johnson C. Smith (N.C.), Kutztown (PA), Lincoln University, Livingstone, Salem International, Shaw (N.C.), St. Augustine’s (N.C.), St. Paul’s (Va.), Ursuline College Virginia State, Virginia Union and Winston-Salem State. Division III Institutions: Adrian College, Alma, Elmhurst College (Ill.), Fontbonne University (Mo.), Medaille, New Jersey City, Penn State University Altoona, Spalding and Wisconsin-Whitewater.


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2012-13 Nebraska Bowling Roster Name

Elise Bolton Amanda Burau April Campbell Emily Eckhoff Bethany Hedley Lizabeth Kuhlkin Tan Yan Ling Kristina Mickelson Emily Nykiel Andrea Ruiz

Yr. Hometown

So. Merritt Island, Fla. Jr. Lake in the Hills, Ill. Fr. Bellevue, Neb Fr. Denver, Colo Fr. Watford, England So. Schenectady, N.Y. Jr. Singapore Sr. Bellevue, Neb. Fr. Collierville, TN. So. Bogota, Colombia

Why they chose Nebraska... “I love Nebraska. I love the idea of being a part of the winning tradition, being coached by the best that’s out there and competing as one of the best teams out there.” Kristina Mickelson, Senior Bellevue, Neb. “I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to bowl on a team as prestigious as Nebraska. Once I visited I fell in love with every aspect of life here.” Amanda Burau, Junior Lake In The Hills, Ill.

Four freshmen will compete for NU this season, making this team one of the youngest squads in school history. April Campbell, a native of Bellevue, Neb., and a former Nebraska high school all-state bowler will hope to settle into collegiate bowling this season. “April begins this, her freshman year, with the Huskers ready to help extend the team’s history of success,” Straub said. Emily Eckhoff will look to find success in her first season of collegiate bowling this year. Eckhoff, a freshman from Denver, Colo., brings strong amateur level experience to the lanes this year. “Her experience against internationally successful professional bowlers will serve her well as she joins the Husker team.” Straub said. After finding international success before coming to Nebraska, Watford, England, native Beth Hedley is hoping to continue her successful bowling career as a Husker. “Hedley has been a multiple gold medal winner for Junior Team England, twice winning the European Youth Championship and helping her team win the title at the 2012 World Youth Games held in Bangkok, Thailand,” Straub said. Collierville, Tenn., native Emily Nykiel hopes to add depth to the talent-rich NU bowling team. Nykiel, a two-time state runner-up at the Tennessee State Championships, will hope to use her past success in competing for the Huskers this year. The Huskers will start their season off on Nov. 11-13 at the Crusader Classic, in Valparaiso, Ind. The Huskers finished second in the tournament last season, and hope to start the season off strong with a win.

The Huskers will then go to the Track Kat Classic, hosted by Sam Houston State, in Huntsville Texas on Nov. 30. NU finished fourth in the tournament last year. After a month break due to winter break, the Huskers will head to the Mid-Winter Invitational in Jonesboro, Ark., on Jan. 11. NU finished fourth at the tournament last year. After another month break, NU will head to Arlington, Texas for two consecutive tournaments in back-to-back weeks. The Huskers will compete at the Prairie View A&M Invite on Feb. 1 and then the Southern University Invite on Feb. 8. NU then travels to the Greater Ozark Invitational on March 1, held in Kansas City, Mo. The Huskers did not compete at this tournament last year. In the last tournament of the season, the Huskers will head to the Music City Classic in Nashville, Tenn. The tournament was the lone Husker tournament win last year. The NCAA Championships will be held on April 11-13, in Canton, Mich.

2012-13 Nebraska Bowling Schedule Nov. 9-11 Nov. 30- Dec. 2 Jan. 11-13 Feb. 1-3 Feb. 8-10 Feb. 15-17 March, 1-3 March ,15-17 April, 11-13

Crusader Classic Track Kat Classic Mid-Winter Invitational Prairie View A&M Invite Southern University Invite Morgan State Invitational Greater Ozark Invitational Music City Classic NCAA Championships

Valparaiso, Ind. Huntsville, Texas Jonesboro, Ark. Arlington, Texas Arlington, Texas Baltimore, Md. Kansas City, Mo. Nashville, Tenn. Canton, Mich.

“I chose Nebraska because I wanted to be able to go to school and get a good education. At the same time be able to bowl for the best team in the country.” Emily Nykiel, Freshman Collierville, Tenn. “I have wanted to be a Husker since I was a little kid. I felt like NU was the best option for me to help improve my game.” April Campbell Freshman Bellevue, Neb. “I trusted Coach Straub to help my bowling career flourish. I knew coming here would help me become a more rounded individual.” Elise Bolton Sophomore Merritt Island, Fla.

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Bill Straub

Head Coach | 16th Year | Kensington

Noting Straub Family: Wife: Kim; Daughter: Meghan Education: B.A. in business administration, Kensington University Honors and Awards: • Eight National Titles (1991, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2009) • Six NTCA Player of the Year Awards • Nebraska Hall of Fame • Omaha Hall of Fame • Lincoln Hall of Fame

Bill Straub has been the head coach for the Nebraska women’s bowling team since 1996. However, his dedication and commitment to Nebraska bowling runs much deeper, as he coached both the men’s and women’s teams for 20 years dating back to when both programs were club sports. Under his tenure, the Husker men’s and women’s teams have combined for 10 national titles in the past 22 years. The Nebraska women’s bowling program won national championships in 1991, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2004, 2005 and 2009 while the men’s program captured national titles in 1990 and 1996. The 2003-04 season was a huge success for Straub and his Huskers, as they competed at the NCAA level for the first time in school history. Nebraska capped the season by winning the firstever NCAA championship, rallying through the loser’s bracket to defeat Central Missouri State in the nationally televised final. Shannon Pluhowsky was named the MVP of the NCAA Championships. Straub then guided the Huskers to a second NCAA title in 2005, while Amanda Burgoyne was named the NCAA MVP. Again, Straub and his team captured the 2009 NCAA title as Husker Cassandra Leuthold earned Most Valuable Player honors for the tournament. He coached six bowlers who have been tabbed as the National Tenpin Coaches Association

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Collegiate Player of the Year, including Kim (Berke) Straub (1992), Diandra (Hyman) Asbaty (2000), Pluhowsky (2001, 2004, 2005), Lindsay Baker (2006), Burgoyne (2007) and Cassandra Leuthold (2010). Straub has also coached four bowlers to NTCA Rookie-of-the-Year honors, including Berke, Pluhowsky, Baker and Leuthold. Along with winning eight national titles, Straub’s squads have not been ranked lower than seventh in the top 25 team rankings since becoming a varsity sport in 1997. Straub’s bowling history goes far beyond the University of Nebraska. A Lincoln native, Straub had an illustrious professional career, both locally and nationally. A member of the Nebraska Hall of Fame, Omaha Hall of Fame and the Lincoln Hall of Fame, Straub has gained more honors and titles than any other bowler from the state of Nebraska. His numerous local, state and national titles give proof that his success as a bowler and coach are mirrored by the success of his bowlers. Straub graduated from Kensington University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He and his wife Kim, a former four-time All-American and National Player of the Year, have one daughter, Meghan.

assistant Coach | 16th Year | Nebraska

NOTING KLEMPA Family: Wife: Leanna; Sons: Jake and Carter Education: B.A. in psychology, University of Nebraska Honors and Awards: • 14 bowlers who have combined for 32 first-team All-America awards • Seven bowlers who have been selected to national teams

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Paul Klempa returns for his 16th season as the women’s bowling assistant coach, while his association with the program dates back to 1992. After a collegiate career in which he earned All-America honors as a senior in 1994, Klempa remained in Lincoln and was hired as the Huskers’ assistant coach in 1997. During his tenure as a coach at Nebraska, Klempa has helped guide the Huskers to five national championships - including back-toback NCAA titles in 2004 and 2005 and another title in 2009. Klempa has tutored numerous bowlers who earned All-America honors during their careers and seven athletes who went on to represent the United States on the national team. A native of Johnstown, N.Y., Klempa graduated from Nebraska in 1994 with a degree in psychology. He has several 300 games and 800 series in his decorated career and has represented Nebraska in the U.S. Open and is also a State Match Game champion. Klempa and his wife, Leanna, reside in Lincoln and have two sons, Jake and Carter.


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Kim Straub

Sheri Hastings

Stacey Burling

Bowling Office Manager Fifth Year

Academic Counselor Seventh Year

Life Skills Coordinator First year

Kim (Berke) Straub came to the Nebraska bowling program after an illustrious bowling career, both as an amateur and as a professional. As a Husker, she was a four-time academic and athletic All-American (198992). Additionally, she was named the 1992 Collegiate Bowler of the Year. An eight-time champion with the Professional Women’s Bowling Association, Straub retired from her athletic professional career and is now Husker bowling’s office manager. A native Nebraskan from Beatrice, Straub is a member of the Lincoln Bowling Hall of Fame, the Nebraska Bowling Hall of Fame and is a 10-time Lincoln Bowling Association Player of the Year. The most decorated female bowler in the history of the state, she graduated with distinction from Nebraska in 1992 with a degree in business administration. Kim and her husband, Bill, have one daughter, Meghan.

Sheri Hastings serves as an academic counselor at Nebraska. Hastings has been with the athletic department since August of 2006. She will serve as the academic counselor for women’s basketball, bowling, women’s gymnastics and soccer during the 2012-13 academic year. Before coming to Lincoln, Hastings served as a mathematics learning specialist for Student Support Services at the University of Nebraska. Prior to that, she was a secondary mathematics teacher at Grand Island High School. A Grand Isla nd native, Hastings earned her bachelor’s degree in secondary mathematics from Nebraska in 1987. Hastings continued her education at Nebraska and earned a master’s degree in educational psychology in 1995. Hastings and her husband, John, have three daughters, Megan, Kathryn and Abigail.

Stacey Burling enters her first year as a Life Skills Coordinator in 2012-13, after previously serving as a Life Skills Assistant. Burling will serve as Life Skills sport counselor for the men’s and women’s track and field programs, football, bowling, rifle, men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s tennis and wrestling. Burling is responsible for coordinating the annual Hero Leadership Breakfast, Husker Life Seminar, Husker Heroes Outreach event and the Student-Athlete Involvement Fair, as well as co-directing Networking Night. A graduate of Texas A&M University, Burling earned her bachelor’s degree in sport management with a minor in business administration in 2009. She earned her master’s degree in marketing, communication studies and advertising from the University of Nebraska in May 2012.

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Kristina Mickelson

senior | Bellevue, Neb. | Bellevue east 2012-13 (Outlook) Returning All-American Kristina (Kristi) Mickelson (pronounced Michael-son) is expected to lead the Husker bowling team throughout the 2012-13 season. The senior from Bellevue, Neb., produced the No. 2 season pinfall average among the Huskers in 201112, and is a strong contender to lead the team in that category this season. Coach Bill Straub said he has been impressed with Mickelson’s contributions to the team in competition, in the classroom and the community.

Noting Mickelson Honors and Awards • Member of 2009 Nebraska National Championship Team • NTCA All-Academic Team (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011) • NTCA Third-Team All-American (2012) • NCAA All-Tournament Team (2011) • Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award (2012) • Academic All-Big Ten (Spring: 2012) • Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll (spring 2009, 2010, 2011; Fall, 2009, 2010)

“Kristi returns after having a terrific junior year culminating in being named an All-American,” Straub said. “Kristi is the leader of the Huskers. Besides her onlane successes, she serves as captain/representative for the team on the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).” 2011-12 (Junior) After a strong showing during her sophomore season, Mickelson continued to perform at a high level for the Husker bowling team. Competing in every meet for NU, Mickelson scored the second-highest season pinfall average (203.3) (43 games) on the team. During her junior season, Mickelson was the only Husker to bowl a game average over 220 multiple times. She was at her best at the Music City Classic in Nashville, Tenn., when she bowled a game average of 223 with 97 pocket hits, helping the Huskers win the tournament. Mickelson finished her season strong at the NCAA Championships, posting the second-highest game average on the team with 201.4, while also recording 82 pocket hits. At season’s end, Mickelson earned third-team NTCA honors.

best showing at the 2011 NCAA Championships, bowling in four team games and earning a 212 average, good for the seventh-highest average on the tournament. Mickelson earned a second-place finish earlier in the season at the Capital City Collegiate Classic, individually. She averaged 208 through five games, second to only Valerie Calberry’s 209 average. At season’s end, Mickelson earnd a spot on the NCAA AllTournament Third Team Mickelson earned spots on both the Big 12 Academic At-Large team and the fall 2010 and spring 2011 Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll. 2009-10 (Freshman) Mickelson was one of the few Huskers to compete in every tournament during the Huskers NCAA runner-up run. Mickelson had a season average of 189.9 and averaged 207 through three games at the Greater Ozark Invitational. 2008-09 (Redshirt) Mickelson redshirted her first season at Nebraska. In August of 2009, Mickelson placed first in the Iowa Junior Tour event. Before Nebraska Mickelson was the 2006, 2007 and 2008 all-state alltournament team captain following her bowling successes at Bellevue East High School. She was also the Nebraska bowling state champion from 2005 to 2008. Mickelson graduated from Bellevue East in 2008, after earning a spot on the honor roll every quarter in high school. Personal Kristina was born Oct. 4, 1989, in El Paso, Texas, and is the daughter of Janice and Ron Mickelson. A standout in the classroom and the community, Mickelson earned academic All-Big Ten honors in 2012. She also represents the bowling team on the Nebraska Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.

2010-11 (Sophomore) Mickelson continued with her strong performances, competing in six of the Husker’s eight tournaments. A bowler who is strong under pressure, Mickelson had her

Amanda Burau

junior | Lake in the hills, ill. | HD Jacobs/elgin c.c. 2012-13 (Outlook) Junior Amanda Burau will look to be a leader on and off the lanes in her first year of competition for the Huskers. . Head Coach Bill Straub likes Burau’s work ethic and said she has improved her game since becoming a Husker last year. “Amanda puts in hard hours of effort trying to better herself and her team.” 2011-12 (Junior) Burau did not compete for the Huskers during the 2011-12 season.while she redshirted.

NOTING BURAU

Honors and Awards • 2012 NTCA Honorable Mention All-Academic Team • Member of Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC)

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Before Nebraska Before Nebraska, Burau was the MVP and captain at HD Jacobs High School and was a member of the

all-conference team. She attended Elgin Community College following her high school career. Personal Amanda was born in Glen Ellyn, Ill., on May 1, 1991 to Chuck and Paulette Burau. She has one brother, Jacob. Amanda is majoring in natural resource and environmental economics.


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Tan Yan Ling

junior |singapore|Singapore sports school Before Nebraska

2012-13 (Outlook) Returning to the Husker bowling team for the 201213 season, Tan Yan Ling looks to help Nebraska continue to add to its storied tradition. Ling will be looked upon as an upperclass leader during the 201213 campaign. Coming from her native Singapore, Ling has impressed Coach Bill Straub in her transition to living in America. “Yan has worked diligently in acclimating herself to the land of Huskers, academically, athletically and socially,” Straub said.

NOTING LING Honors and Awards • Singapore National Team • 2009 Singapore Youth Girls Natinal Champion • 2012 NCAA Championships Competitor

2011-12 (Sophomore) Ling competed in all but one tournament in her first season as a member of the Nebraska bowling team. She produced a season pinfall average of 194.8.

Ling was a standout performer in Singapore, earning numerous bowling titles, both locally and internationally. A member of the Singapore National Team, Ling won the 2009 National Championship (Youth Girls Division) and the 2009 Penang Pesta Open (Girls Graded). Her high game with the national team was 267. Ling also finished second in the 2010 Singapore National Bowling Championship and the 11th Chinese Taipei International Open. Personal Yan Ling was born on March 30, 1993. Her mother is Judy Leong and her step-father is Samuel Ho. She has one sister, Jamie, and one brother, Brandon. Ling is majoring in business administration and management at Nebraska.

Ling helped the Huskers to a third-place team finish at the 2012 NCAA Championships by posting a 194.1 average. During the regular season, Ling was at her best at the Sam Houston Invitational in Huntsville, Texas, where she recorded a 209.8 average. She was NU’s No. 2 finisher at the tournament.

Elise Bolton

sophomore | merritt island, Fla. | Merritt island/ sam houston state 2012-13 (Outlook) Elise Bolton joins the Huskers for the 2012-13 season after competing at Sam Houston State as a freshman in 2011-12. The sophomore from Florida hopes to make an immediate impact, after competing for Team USA the past three years.

Personal Elise was born Feb 8, 1993, and is the daughter of Cheryl and Broderick Bolton. Elise has one brother, Babe. Elise is majoring in broadcasting at Nebraska.

Nebraska Coach Bill Straub said he has high hopes for Bolton this season and beyond.

NOTING BOLTON Honors and Awards • Junior Team USA Member (2010, 2011, 2012) • Runner-up at Intercollegiate Singles Championships (2011)

“Elise has had a stellar junior career as shown by her current position with the USA National Junior Team,” Straub said. “She has won multiple gold medals for Junior Team USA, and finished second in last year’s Intercollegiate Singles Championships.” Before Nebraska (Merritt Island HS/ Sam Houston State) Bolton spent her first year competing collegiately at Sam Houston State, before transferring to Nebraska at the start of the 2012 spring semester. Although Bolton did not have a high school bowling team, she competed for Junior Team USA. Bolton earned multiple gold medals during her time with Team USA, and finished second in the 2011 Intercollegiate Singles Championships.

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Lizabeth Kuhlkin

sophomore | schenectady, N.Y. | Schalmont 2012-13 (Outlook) After recording one of the best freshman seasons as a Husker last season, Lizabeth (Liz) Kuhlkin is hoping for an even better 2012-13 campaign. Nebraska Coach Bill Straub said Kuhlkin’s accomplishments were impressive, but could translate into even more success as a sophomore. “One of the very few true freshmen to ever succeed so highly, Liz was a valuable starter at every tournament during the 2011-12 season for us, earning all-star status in four events,” Straub said.

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Honors and Awards • NCAA Championships Competitor (2012)

2011-12 (Freshman) Kuhlkin was a significant contributor to Nebraska’s third-place finish at the 2012 NCAA Championships. The native of Schenectady, N.Y., recorded a 193 average at the 2012 NCAA Championships.

the Crusader Classic in Valparaiso, Ind. Kuhlkin recorded a 197.4 pinfall average for her freshman year, bowling 43 games. Before Nebraska Kuhlkin graduated from Schalmont High School in New York as one of the most decorated youth bowlers in the nation. Kuhlkin bowled an 835 series and was honored as a Times-Union Female Athlete of the Month. In 2009-10, Kuhlkin was honored as the USBC youth female high average winner. Kuhlkin also was a member of the Schalmont Sabres Section II Class B State Championship team. Kuhlkin has been bowling since age 6, she also played softball at Schalmont. Personal Lizabeth was born on Sept. 15, 1993, to Mark and Ricki Kuhlkin. Lizabeth has one brother, Derek. Lizabeth is a news-editorial major at Nebraska.

Her postseason performance followed a strong regular season that included a career-best 217.8 average at the Prairie View A&M Invitational in Arlington, Texas. She added a 215.6 average at the Big Red Invitational in Lincoln. Kuhlkin opened her collegiate career with a 202.4 average at

Andrea Ruiz

sophomore | Bogota, colombia | bogota central college 2012-13 (Outlook) Andrea Ruiz joins the Nebraska bowling team after attending Bogota Central College in her native Colombia. Ruiz will be a sophomore in 2012-13 and will likely make an immediate impact for the Huskers, while adding more international experience to the team. Head Coach Bill Straub likes the experience Ruiz brings to NU.

NOTING RUIZ

Honors and Awards • Colombian National Team Member

“Andrea is a current member of the Colombian Junior National Team, having won medals for her country while competing in South America, North America, Europe and Asia,” Straub said. Before Nebraska (Bogota Central College) Ruiz comes to Nebraska after competing as one of the top players in Colombia. A current member of the Colombian National Team, Ruiz has represented Colombia in international competition and won medals at several events around the world.

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Personal Andrea is the daughter of Nicolas Ruiz, and Ayda Luiz Valencia.


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April Campbell

freshman | Bellevue, Neb.| Bellevue West 2012-13 (Outlook) Freshman April Campbell joins the Huskers after performing at a high level at Bellevue West High School. Head Coach Bill Straub said the Nebraska allstater could contribute early in her career. “April begins this, her freshman year, with the Huskers ready to help extend the team’s history of success,” Straub said.

NOTING CAMPBELL

Honors and Awards • Nebraska All-State Selection (2012)

Before Nebraska Campbell was a standout for the Thunder Birds, capturing all-state honors as a senior in 201112. She averaged 210 per game as a senior, including recording a personal-best 299 three times. Personal April was born on Nov. 2, 1993. She is the daughter of Jim and Diane Campbell. April plans to major in accounting at Nebraska.

Emily Eckhoff

freshman | denver, Colo. | john f. kennedy 2012-13 (Outlook) Emily Eckhoff joins the Nebraska bowling team for the 2012-13 season after competing as an amateur in several tournaments throughout her high school school career. A native of Denver, Colo., Eckhoff brings a strong amateur resume to the Huskers, which Coach Bill Straub said will benefit Eckhoff in making the transition to collegiate bowling.

NOTING ECKHOFF

Honors and Awards • Fifth at Colorado State High School Championships (2012)

average in 2010-11, and was named the top high school prospect that year. She also was named the 2012 Colorado State Star of Tomorrow. Personal Emily was born on Jan. 4, 1994, and is the daughter of Carla and Curt Eckhoff. Emily plans to major in mathematics at Nebraska.

“Emily made the top 16 finalist list as an amateur in this past summer’s Women’s Bowling Alliance National Tournament in Kansas City, Mo.,” Straub said. “Her performance there against internationally successful professional bowlers will serve her well as she joins the Husker team.” Before Nebraska Eckhoff competed in numerous amateur competitions as well as high school tournaments before she came to Nebraska. Eckhoff was a member of the Central Conference champions in 2009 while in high school, as well as placing fifth at the Colorado State High School Championships in 2012. Eckhoff also added highest youth girls sport THREE-TIME NCAA TEAM CHAMPIONS


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Bethany Hedley

freshman | watford, england | Rickmansworth 2012-13 (Outlook) Bethany (Beth) Hedley joins the Husker bowling team for the 2012-13 season after competing internationally for Team England as a youth. Nebraska Coach Bill Straub said Hedley’s international experience would give her a chance to make an immediate impact for the Huskers as a freshman.

Personal Bethany was born June 24, 1994, and is the daughter of Sandie and Martyn Hedley. Bethany is majoring in journalism and advertising at Nebraska.

The past two years, Hedley has been a multiple gold medal winner for Junior Team England, twice winning the European Youth Championship and helping her team win the title at the 2012 World Youth Games held in Bangkok, Thailand. NOTING HEDLEY Honors and Awards • Junior Team England Member (2011, 2012)

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Before Nebraska Hedley came to Nebraska after competing internationally since the age of 13. Hedley was a member of Team England and competed at the World Youth Championships in Thailand in the summer of 2012. She captured several championships while competing in youth tournaments on the international stage.

Emily Nykiel

Freshman | collierville, Tenn.| collierville 2012-13 (Outlook) Emily Nykiel joins the Nebraska bowling team after performing at a high level throughout high school. The freshman from Collierville, Tenn., could make an immediate impact on the young Husker squad this season.

NOTING NYKIEL. Honors and Awards • Tennessee State Runner-up (2012) • Three-Time Tennessee State Championship Qualifier (2010, 2011, 2012) • Two-Time Tennessee State Team Champion (2011, 2012) • Memphis Pepsi Female Bowler of the Year (2012)

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Before Nebraska (Collierville) Nykiel graduated from Collierville High School in Collierville, Tenn. Nykiel was a three-year captain for the bowling team and was an individual state qualifier three consecutive seasons. Nykiel was an individual state runnerup as a senior in 2011-12, and led her team to the Tennessee State Championships her junior and senior seasons. Nykiel earned Memphis Pepsi Female Bowlerof-the-Year honors in 2012. Personal Emily was born on March 8, 1993, to Daniel and Mary Nykiel. Emily has one brother, Jordan. Emily plans to major in marketing at Nebraska.


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The 2011-12 Nebraska Bowling Team: Back row (from left): Assistant Coach Paul Klempa, Kayla Johnson, Kristina Mickelson, Nicole Lape, Liz Kuhlkin, Coach Bill Straub. Middle row (from left): Valerie Calberry, Sebrena Divas, Jaclyn Sutton. Front row (from left):Amanda Burau, Shalima Zalsha, Tan Yan Ling.

Huskers Finish 3rd at 2012 NCAA Tournament

The Nebraska bowling team finished the2011-12 campaign by reaching the NCAA Tournament for the ninth straight time. The Huskers fell one round short of the NCAA finals losing to Maryland Eastern Shore in the semifinals held in Wickliffe, Ohio. NU finished the 2011-12 season placing third or better in five of its eight tournaments during the year including one win at the Music City Classic in March. Three Husker bowlers earned NTCA All-America honors at the end of the season. Senior Kayla Johnson captured first-team AllAmerica honors, making her the 23rd Husker to earn the honor. Junior Kristina Mickelson was honored with a spot on the thirdteam NTCA All-America squad. Senior Valerie Calberry earned her second selection to the NTCA honorable-mention All-America team. Calberry was chosen to the third-team All-America squad in 2009. In a season filled with ups and downs, the Huskers started out competition in the 2011-12 season at the Crusader Classic, held in Valparaiso, Ind. The Huskers finished second in the tournament, with Johnson finishing second in the individual standings. NU added two other top-five performances with senior Valerie Calberry finishing fourth, and freshman Lizabeth Kuhlkin taking fifth. The Husker trio all earned all-tournament honors with their performances. Nebraska followed up its second-place finish with a fourth-place showing at the Track-Kat Clash held in Huntsville, Texas. Johnson placed second individually in the tournament, averaging 235.2 over a five-game span to claim a spot on the all-tournament team.

After a one-month break, the Huskers were back in action at the Mid-Winter Classic in Jonesboro, Ark. NU finished fourth in competition, behind Vanderbilt, Arkansas State and Central Missouri. Johnson continued her hot streak, finishing as the top Husker in the tournament, placing 12th. In their lone home meet of the season, the Huskers finished third at the Big Red Invitational, held at Sun Valley Lanes in Lincoln. Mickelson finished fourth in the individual competition, earning a spot on the all-tournament team. After a short break, the Huskers went on to the Prairie View A&M Invite held in Arlington, Texas. Nebraska finished fourth in the competition and was well represented on the all-tournament team. Johnson was named the captain of the all-tournament team with a 239 average. Mickelson and Kuhlkin also earned spots on the all-tournament squad. Mickelson finished sixth individually with a 221 average while Kuhlkin tallied a 217 average for an eighth-place finish. After their trip to Texas, the Huskers went on to compete at the Morgan State Invitational, held in Baltimore, Md. The Huskers navigated the field of 23 teams to the final round before falling to tournament champion Fairleigh Dickinson. Individually, two Huskers were represented on the 10-person all-tournament squad. Johnson finished the Morgan State Invite seventh individually with a 216 average, while Calberry followed Johnson with an eighth-place finish and a 214 average. In their final tournament of the season, the Huskers won the Music City Classic, in Nashville, Tenn. Mickelson earned a firstTHREE-TIME NCAA TEAM CHAMPIONS


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place finish individually and the event’s MVP award. Mickelson shot games of 185, 188, 258, 235, 238 and 234 for a 223 average and 1,338 total pinfall through the event’s six traditional games. Kuhlkin finished 12th individually, rolling her way to an 1,181 total pinfall through six games for a 196.8 average. Not only did the Husker bowling team find success in competition, they had six studentathletes earn academic honors at seasons end. Mickelson earned second-team NTCA All-Academic honors. Calberry claimed thirdteam NTCA All-Academic honors for her third career NTCA academic award. Four other Huskers earned honorable mention academic awards. Sophomore Amanda Burau, redshirt freshman Sabrena Divis, freshman Nicole Lape and junior Shalima Zalsha all received NTCA All-Academic honorable mention.

2011-12 Complete Individual Statistics Kayla Johnson Event Crusader Classic SHS Track Kat Klash Mid-Winter Classic Big Red Invite Prairie View A&M Morgan St. Invite Music City Classic NCAA Championships Season

Pinfall Games 1,043 5 1,176 5 1,016 5 977 5 1,195 5 1,080 5 1,047 6 1,514 7 9,048 43

Average 208.6 235.2 203.2 195.4 239 216.2 174.5 216.2 210.4

Kristi Mickelson Event Crusader Classic SHS Track Kat Klash Mid-Winter Classic Big Red Invite Prairie View A&M Morgan St. Invite Music City Invite NCAA Championships Season

Pinfall Games 938 5 986 5 933 5 1,110 5 1,106 5 922 5 1,338 6 1,410 7 8,743 43

Average 187.6 197.2 186.6 222 221.2 184.4 223 201.4 203.3

Liz Kuhlkin Event Crusader Classic SHS Track Kat Klash Mid-Winter Classic Big Red Invite Prairie View A&M Morgan St. Invite Music City Classic NCAA Championships Season

Pinfall Games 1,012 5 998 5 899 5 1,078 5 1,089 5 883 5 1,181 6 1,351 7 8,491 43

Average 202.4 199.6 179.8 215.6 217.8 176.6 196.8 193 197.4

Valerie Calberry Event Pinfall Games Average Crusader Classic 1,013 5 202.6 SHS Track Kat Klash 922 5 184.4 Mid-Winter Classic 978 5 195.6 Big Red Invite 1,044 5 208.8 Prairie View A&M 1,054 5 210.8 Morgan St. Invite 1,071 5 214.2 Music City Classic 1,077 6 179.5 NCAA Championships 1,392 7 199.0 Season 8,551 43 198.8

Nebraska’s Valerie Calberry claimed third-team NTCA All-Academic honors in 2012. Calberry also earned two other NTCA academic awards while at Nebraska.

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Shallma Zalsha Event Crusader Classic SHS Track Kat Klash Mid-Winter Classic Big Red Invite Morgan State Invite Music City Classic NCAA Championships Season

Pinfall Games 534 7.8 NA 0.3 955 10.2 NA 1.6 NA 0.2 NA 0.6 NA 0 1,498 36

Average 178 N/A 191 N/A N/A N/A N/A 187.2

Yan Ling Event Crusader Classic SHS Track Kat Klash Big Red Invite Prairie View A&M Morgan St. Invite Music City Classic NCAA Championships Season

Pinfall Games 330 2 1,049 5 939 5 982 5 996 5 1,163 6 1,359 7 6,818 35

Average 165 209.8 187.8 196.4 199.2 193.8 194.1 194.8

Jackie Sutton Event SHS Track Kat Klash Season

Pinfall Games NA 1.9 NA 1.9

Average NA NA


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History of Husker Bowling In 16 years as a varsity sport, Nebraska bowling has been one of the top programs in the nation. Coach Bill Straub has guided the Huskers to unprecedented success, winning national titles in 1991, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2004, 2005 and 2009. A total of 80 tournament titles in 152 competitions entering the 2012-13 campaign creates an impressive list of accomplishments, while Straub’s bowlers have finished among the top three teams in over 80 percent of their regularseason tournaments since the start of the program. The constant success under Straub has made the Huskers a fixture in the national polls, ranking in the top five nationally all the way back to 1990, when the sport was flourishing at the club level. Over the years, Straub has been a constant in Nebraska’s bowling success. While the Husker team accomplishments have been unparalled, many bowlers have enjoyed individual success. NU has had at least one All-American in each of the last 22 years, dating back to its club program days. Since 1989, 24 Huskers have combined for a total of 52 first-, second- and third-team All-America awards, while Kim Berke (1992), Diandra Hyman (2000), Shannon Pluhowsky (2001, 2004, 2005), Lindsay Baker (2006), Amanda Burgoyne (2007) and Cassandra Leuthold (2010) were each chosen as the National College Bowler of the Year. Straub’s bowlers have also had the opportunity to represent their countries in national and international competition. In 2009, Leuthold was honored as a member of Junior Team USA. (Hyman) Asbaty, Pluhowsky and Edwards were also members of the

NTCA Scholastic All-Americans Name

Kiri Berke Shelly Machuga Andrea Rigby Brenda Edwards Jennifer Davis Jennifer Daugherty Lori Hillman Kimberly Claus Amanda O’Hayre Christine Couvillon Diandra Hyman Stacy Rogers Kari Schwager Melissa Stewart Karla Engh Katie Ann Sopp Jasmine Laugerman Danielle van der Meer Valerie Calberry Kristina Mickelson

Year

1990, 1991, 1992 1991, 1992, 1993 1994, 1995, 1996 1996, 1997 1998 1998 1998 1998, 1999, 2000 1999, 2000 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 2000, 2001 2000 2001, 2002, 2003 2003 2006 2008 2008 2011 2009, 2010, 2011,2012 2009, 2011, 2012

2010 Team USA. Straub has been a visionary in the sport of college bowling, championing the sport through its club program days and was a natural to become Nebraska’s first varsity head coach in 1997. That first year was historic in several respects, but the most important was the granting of the first full scholarship in the sport’s history to Jennifer Daugherty, who went on to earn first-team All-America honors in both 1998 and 1999. College bowling has experienced rapid growth in recent seasons, doubling to more than 40 schools in the last five years. In 2002, the NCAA announced that bowling would become an NCAA-sponsored sport, and legislation was approved on April 24, 2003, allowing for the first NCAA Championship in the spring of 2004. Since the NCAA Championship was initiated, NU has claimed the title three times in 2004, 2005 and 2009, giving NU eight national crowns in the sport.

NTCA All-Americans

Name Kim Berke Jennifer Wilson Carrie Machuga Shelly Machuga Andrea Rigby Brenda Norman Brenda Edwards Jennifer Davis Jennifer Daugherty Kimberly Claus Diandra Hyman Shannon Pluhowsky Kari Schwager Paola Gomez Amanda Burgoyne Jamie Martin Adrienne Miller Lindsay Baker Cassandra Leuthold Katie Ann Sopp Valerie Calberry Danielle van der Meer Kayla Johnson Kristina Mickelson

Year 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992 1991 1993 1993 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996 1996 1995, 1997 1998 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999 1998 1999, 2000, 2001 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005 2002 2003 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 2005, 2006 2005, 2007 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 2008 2009, 2012 2009, 2012 2012 2012

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National Collegiate Bowlers of the Year

Kim Berke 1992

Diandra Hyman 2000

Shannon Pluhowsky 2001, 2004, 2005

Lindsay Baker 2006

Amanda Burgoyne 2007

Cassandra Leuthold 2010

National Collegiate Rookies of the Year

Kim Berke 1989

Shannon Pluhowsky 2001

Cassandra Leuthold 2007

Lindsay Baker 2005

All-Time Letterwinners and Career Statistics Bowler Nicole Aleo Lindsay Baker Christine Bator Amanda Burgoyne Emma-Louise Butchard Valerie Calberry Kimberly Claus Christine Couvillon Jennifer Daugherty Jennifer Davis Karla Engh Kimberly Ferris Paola Gomez Kaleena Henning Diandra Hyman Kayla Johnson Jennifer Johnston Sarah Koch Lizabeth Kuhlkin Jasmine Laugerman Cassandra Leuthold Tan Yan Ling Jamie Martin Erin McCarthy Suzanne Medwell Kristina Mickelson Adrienne Miller Amanda O’Hayre Christina Perez Shannon Pluhowsky Stacy Rogers Jennifer Schultz Kari Schwager Katie Ann Sopp Melissa Stewart Kayla Stram Kelle Valenzuela Danielle van der Meer Shalima Zalsha

Hometown Sterling Heights, Mich. Amherst, N.Y. Warren, Mich. Newport, Minn. Edinburgh, Scotland Brampton, Ontario Mesquite, Texas Baton Rouge, La. Bloomington, Ill. Lincoln, Neb. Sioux Falls, S.D. Orange, Calif. Bogota, Colombia North Platte, Neb. Dyer, Ind. Washington, Ill. Niagara Falls, N.Y. Ottawa, Ill. Schenectady, N.Y. Brooklyn Center, Minn. Rapid City, S.D. Singapore Omaha, Neb. Omaha, Neb. Victoria, Australia Bellevue, Neb. Albuquerque, N.M. Northglenn, Colo. San Diego, Calif. Phoenix, Ariz. Sioux Falls, S.D. Portland, Ore. Montgomery, Ill. Circle Pines, Minn. Fort Pierce, Fla. Grand Rapids, Minn. Brown Summit, N.C. Hilversum, Netherlands Jakarta, Indonesia

* complete individual stats not available for 1997-98 season

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Years Lettered 2003-04-05 2005-06-07-08 2008 2004-05-06-07 2007 2009-10-11-12 1998-99-2000 1999-2000-01-02 1998-99 1998 2003-04-05-06 1998 2002-03 2008-09-10 1999-2000-01-02 2011-12 1999 2007 2011-12 2008-09-10-11 2007-08-09-10 2011-12 2003-04-05-06 2009 2001-02 2010-11-12 2004-05-06-07 1999-2000 2001-02-03-04 2001-02-04-05 1998-99-2000 2003-04 2000-01-02-03 2008-09-10-11 2003-04 2009-10-11 2006 2009-10-11 2010-11-12

GP 43 244 50 244 21 164 163 196 64 37 126 65 103 51 308 85 35 56 43 129 243 35 198 40 114 69 239 229 133 295 150 49 308 126 80 57 5 116 22

Total Pinfall 7,777 49,727 9,743 50,022 4,044 31,590 32,859 38,098 13,110 7,276 24,769 13,357 20,228 9,495 63,065 17,358 6,512 10,605 8,491 24,803 49,635 6,818 39,691 7,705 23,153 13,326 47,765 45,136 24,874 63,518 29,429 9,441 61,352 24,701 15,639 10,701 944 22,610 3,981

Avg. Events 177.839 12 203.799 33 194.800 7 205.010 35 192.500 5 192.621 24 201.589 20 194.378 25 204.884 13 196.648 5 196.580 19 205.492 6 196.388 15 186.176 17 204.756 34 204.164 17 186.057 5 189.300 9 197.4 8 192.271 30 204.260 32 194.8 8 200.460 32 192.600 7 203.096 14 193.130 17 199.854 34 197.100 20 187.023 25 212.660 36 196.593 - 175.596 10 199.195 36 196.040 24 194.191 11 187.737 17 188.800 3 194.194 25 180.955 5

1st 0 4 0 6 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 1 1 11 0 1 1 2 0 1 1 0 12 0 0 2 1 0 0 - 0 0

Top 5 0 19 2 21 0 5 5 1 6 3 4 2 4 1 15 3 0 1 1 2 17 0 9 2 4 5 14 3 1 25 - 1 8 3 2 2 - 3 0

Top 10 0 26. 3. 27. 0. 10. 8. 4. 8 3. 7 2. 6. 1. 20 3. 0 1. 1 3. 20. 0 14. 2. 7. 5. 19. 7. 3 30. -. 2 15. 5. 4. 6 . -. 8. 0.


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3/5-3/7....................NCAA Northeast Challenge.............................. 4,967........................2nd/5 3/12-3/13................Holiday Collegiate Classic................................. 8,904.........................1st/5 4/8-4/10..................NCAA Championship........................................ 7,633.........................1st/8

1998-99 10/10-10/11............Mid-States Invitational..................................... 10,141...................... 2nd/9 10/17-10/18............Hoosier Classic................................................. 8,223.......................3rd/15 10/24-10/25............Southern Collegiate Classic.............................. 11,465..................... 1st/12 11/7-11/8................Great Lakes Classic........................................... 9,966.......................4th/18 11/27-11/28............National Collegiate Games............................... 12,669.....................5th/32 12/28-12/29............Las Vegas Invitational....................................... 10,621.....................4th/21 12/29-12/30............Sam’s Town Shoot-Out.................................... 10,621.....................3rd/17 2/6-2/7....................Coca-Cola Classic.............................................. 12,937.....................7th/22 2/27-2/28................Buckeye Classic................................................ 10,132.....................3rd/22 4/21-4/24................IBC Championships.......................................... BKR*....................... 1st/16

2005-06 11/11-11/3..............Mankato Invitational.......................................................................... 1st/5 1/21-1/22................Greater Ozark Invitational..................................................................1st/5 1/28-1/29................Brunswick Coca-Cola Invite................................................................1st/6 2/4-2/5....................Arkansas State Invitational................................................................1st/5 2/18-2/19................Morgan State Invitational..................................................................1st/6 3/4-3/5....................Alabama A&M.................................................................................. 1st/16 3/18-3/19................Vanderbilt Invitational....................................................................... 1st/5 3/24-3/26................Brunswick Invitational........................................................................ 1st/5 4/12-4/15................NCAA Championship......................................................................... 3rd/8

1999-2000 10/8-10/9................TVEBA Texas Classic......................................... 12,024....................... 1st/4 10/16-10/17............Hoosier Classic ................................................ 8,020....................... 1st/23 10/23-10/24............Great Lakes Classic........................................... 10,373...................... 2nd/2 11/6-11/7................Southern Classic............................................... 11,125..................... 1st/12 11/25-11/26............National Collegiate Match Games................... 13,215..................... 1st/38 12/20-12/21............Las Vegas Invitational....................................... 11,066.....................4th/27 12/22-12/23............Sam’s Town Shoot-Out.................................... 10,796.....................3rd/20 2/6-2/7....................Coca-Cola Classic.............................................. 13,639.................... 2nd/18 2/19-2/20................ACU-I Regional................................................. 8,595........................ 2nd/9 2/25-2/27................Great Plains Conference.................................. BKR*.........................3rd/6 3/4-3/5....................Buckeye Classic................................................ 10,237.................... 2nd/21 3/18-3/19................IBC Sectional.................................................... 12,814....................... 1st/6 4/27-4/29................IBC Championships.......................................... BKR*.......................3rd/16 2000-01 10/6-10/7................TVEBA Texas Classic......................................... 11,257..................... 1st/11 10/21-10/22............Mid-States Invitational..................................... 14,058..................... 1st/11 11/4-11/5................Southern Classic............................................... 7,634...................... 2nd/18 11/11-11/12............Great Lakes Classic........................................... 8,058....................... 1st/25 11/24-11/25............National Collegiate Match Games................... 12,147.................... 2nd/36 12/18-19..................Las Vegas Invitational....................................... 10,961.................... 2nd/21 12/19-12/21............Sam’s Town Shoot-Out.................................... 9,113...................... 2nd/19 1/27-1/28................Blue and Gold Classic....................................... 9,229....................... 1st/19 2/3-2/4....................Coca-Cola Classic.............................................. 7,732.......................3rd/16 3/23-3/25................IBC Sectional.................................................... 11,810.....................3rd/11 4/18-4/21................IBC Championships.......................................... BKR*....................... 1st/16 2001-02 10/20-10/21............Mid-States Invitational..................................... 13,959....................... 1st/9 11/23-11/24............National Collegiate Match Games................... 13,839..................... 1st/36 12/7-12/8................TVEBA Texas Classic......................................... 9,324......................... 1st/4 12/27-12/28............Las Vegas Invitational....................................... 10,924.................... 2nd/20 12/28-12/30............Sam’s Town Shoot-Out.................................... 10,595.................... 2nd/21 1/19-1/20................Eagle Classic..................................................... 9,706....................... 1st/13 1/26-1/27................Blue and Gold Classic....................................... 11,314.................... 2nd/20 2/2-2/3....................Coca-Cola Classic.............................................. 13,162..................... 1st/17 2/23-2/24................Hoosier Classic................................................. 8,528....................... 1st/21 3/9-3/10..................Great Plains Quadrangular............................... BKR*......................... 1st/4 3/23-3/24................IBC Sectional.................................................... 12,030....................... 1st/8 4/17-4/21................IBC Championships.......................................... BKR*.......................9th/16 2002-03 Date.........................Tournament..................................................... Pins..........................Result 10/26-10/27............Mid-States Invitational..................................... 11,961.....................4th/11 11/2-11/3 ...............Southern Classic .............................................. 11,096..................... 1st/12 11/9-11/10..............Great Lakes Classic .......................................... 9,710....................... 1st/33 11/29-11/30 ...........National Collegiate Match Games . ................. 9,524.......................9th/36 12/7-12/8................Leatherneck Classic.......................................... 10,227.....................4th/20 1/25-1/26................Blue and Gold Classic....................................... 10,403.................... 2nd/33 2/1-2/2....................Coca-Cola Classic.............................................. 11,840..................... 1st/20 2/8-2/9....................ACU-I Region 11 Tournament.......................... 8,920......................... 1st/4 3/22-3/23................IBC Sectional.................................................... 11,656...................... 2nd/9 4/23-4/27................IBC Championships.......................................... BKR*.......................7th/16 2003-04 11/1-11/2................Brunswick Southern Classic.............................. 6,855.........................1st/6 11/8-11/9 ...............Whitewater Invitational .................................. 10,548.......................1st/3 11/15-11/16............Triad Women’s Classic .................................... 5,463.........................1st/5 11/28-11/29............National Team Match Games . ........................ 10,381.....................1st/11 1/17-1/18................Southern Varsity Invitational........................... 6,166...................... 3rd/14 1/31-2/1..................Brunswick Coca-Cola Classic............................ 6,795.........................1st/4

2004-05 10/30-10/31............Arkansas State Invitational................................................................1st/6 11/6-11/7................Whitewater Invitational....................................................................2nd/5 11/19-11/21............Minnesota State Invitational . ...........................................................1st/3 1/22-1/23................Greater Ozark NCAA Invitational......................................................2nd/8 1/28-1/30................Brunswick Coca-Cola Classic..............................................................1st/7 2/25-2/27................Bayside Collegiate Classic.................................................................1st/16 3/5-3/6....................Collegiate Holiday Classic...................................................................1st/5 3/19-3/20................Nashville Classic................................................................................. 1st/7 4/14-4/17................NCAA Championship.......................................................................... 1st/8

2006-07 11/10-11/12............Wisconsin-Whitewater Invitational..................................................2nd/7 11/17-11/19............Maverick Challenge............................................................................ 1st/7 12/2-12/3................Valley Classic................................................................................1st-Tie/5 1/19-1/21................Ozark Invitational.............................................................................. 4th/8 2/3-2/4....................Mid-Winter Classic.......................................................................... 3rd/18 2/17-2/18................Morgan State Invitational................................................................1st/24 3/17-3/18................Music City Classic............................................................................. 1st/16 3/23-3/25................Brunswick Windy City Classic.............................................................1st/7 4/12-4/14................NCAA Championship................................................................... 3rd-Tie/8 2007-08 11/9-11/11..............Cheeseland Classic................................................................................ 1st 11/15-11/17............Maverick Challenge............................................................................... 1st 12/1-12/2................Capital City Classic................................................................................. 1st 1/18-1/20................Ozark Invitational.................................................................................. 1st 2/1-2/3....................Mid-Winter Classic................................................................................3rd 2/15-2/17................Morgan State Invitational..................................................................... 1st 3/1-3/2....................Holiday Classic....................................................................................... 1st 3/29.........................Nebraska Alumni (exh.)......................................................................... Tie 4/10-4/12................NCAA Championship.......................................................................7th-Tie 2008-09 11/7-11/9................Warhawk Classic................................................................................... 1st 11/13-11/15............Maverick Challenge............................................................................... 1st 12/5-12/7................Capital City Classic................................................................................. 1st 1/16-1/18................Mid-Winter Classic............................................................................... 2nd 1/23-1/25................Greater Ozark Invitational..................................................................... 5th 2/14-2/15................Morgan State Invitational.................................................................... 2nd 2/28-3/1..................Holiday Classic....................................................................................... 1st 3/13-3/15................Music City Classic................................................................................. 2nd 4/9-4/11..................NCAA Championship............................................................................. 1st 2009-10 10/24-10/25...........Greater Ozark Invitational..................................................................... 7th 11/5-11/7...............Big Red Invitational................................................................................ 4th 12/4-12/6...............Capital City Collegiate Classic................................................................. 1st 1/15-1/17...............Mid-Winter Classic................................................................................. 5th 2/5-2/7...................Griffin Invitational.................................................................................. 1st 2/20-2/21...............Morgan State Invitational...................................................................... 1st 2/27-2/28...............Holiday Classic........................................................................................ 1st 3/12-3/14...............Music City Classic.................................................................................. 2nd 4/8-4/10.................NCAA Championships........................................................................... 2nd 2010-11 11/12-11/14................Crusader Classic.............................................................................1st 12/3-12/5....................Capital City Collegiate Classic.........................................................1st 1/14-1/16....................Mid-Winter Classic........................................................................ 5th 1/20-1/22....................Big Red Invite................................................................................ 3rd 2/18-2/20....................Morgan State Invitational..............................................................1st 2/25-2/27....................Holiday Classic............................................................................... 8th 3/18-3/20....................Music City Classic...........................................................................1st 4/14-4/16....................NCAA Championship.............................................................. 3rd- Tie 2011-12 11/11-11/13................Crusader Classic........................................................................... 2nd 12/2-12/4....................Sam Houston State Track Kat Klash.............................................. 4th 1/13-1/15....................Mid-Winter Classic........................................................................ 4th 1/19-1/21....................Big Red Invite................................................................................ 3rd 2/3-2/5........................Prairie View A&M Invite................................................................ 4th 2/17-2/19....................Morgan State Invitational............................................................ 2nd 3/16-3/18....................Music City Classic...........................................................................1st 4/12-4/14....................NCAA Championships.................................................................... 3rd

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16 | nebraska BOWLING | 2012-13 Team Tournament Titles Tournament............................................Pins..........................Teams.................................. Year Greater Milwaukee Collegiate.................10,953......................15.................................. 1997-98 Great Lakes Classic..................................10,219......................26.................................. 1997-98 Las Vegas Invitational..............................11,449......................17.................................. 1997-98 Great Plains Conference..........................Team only................5.................................... 1997-98 ACU-I Regional.........................................8,409........................5.................................... 1997-98 Southern Collegiate Classic.....................11,465......................12.................................. 1998-99 IBC Championships..................................Team only................16.................................. 1998-99 TVEBA Texas Classic................................12,024......................4.................................... 1999-00 Hoosier Classic.........................................8,020........................23.................................. 1999-00 Southern Classic......................................11,125......................12.................................. 1999-00 National Collegiate Match Games...........13,215......................38.................................. 1999-00 IBC Sectional............................................12,814......................6.................................... 1999-00 Texas Connection Classic.........................11,257......................11.................................. 2000-01 Mid-States Invitational............................14,058......................11.................................. 2000-01 Great Lakes Classic..................................8,058........................25.................................. 2000-01 Blue and Gold Classic..............................9,229........................19.................................. 2000-01 IBC Championships..................................Team only................16.................................. 2000-01 Mid-States Invitational............................13,959......................9.................................... 2001-02 National Collegiate Match Games...........13,839......................36.................................. 2001-02 TVEBA Texas Classic................................9,324........................4.................................... 2001-02 Eagle Classic............................................9,706........................13.................................. 2001-02 Coca-Cola Classic.....................................13,162......................17.................................. 2001-02 Hoosier Classic.........................................8,528........................21.................................. 2001-02 Great Plains Quadrangular......................Team only................4.................................... 2001-02 IBC Sectional............................................12,030......................8.................................... 2001-02 Southern Classic......................................11,096......................11.................................. 2002-03 Great Lakes Classic..................................9,710........................33.................................. 2002-03 Coca-Cola Classic.....................................11,840......................20.................................. 2002-03 ACU-I Region 11......................................8,920........................4.................................... 2002-03 Brunswick Southern Classic.....................6,855........................6.................................... 2003-04 Whitewater Invitational..........................10,548......................3.................................... 2003-04 Triad Women’s Classic.............................5,463........................5.................................... 2003-04 National Team Match Games..................10,381......................11.................................. 2003-04 Brunswick Coca-Cola Classic....................6,795........................4.................................... 2003-04 Holiday Collegiate Classic........................8,904........................5.................................... 2003-04 NCAA Championships..............................7,633........................8.................................... 2003-04 Arkansas State Invitational......................Team only................4.................................... 2004-05 Minnesota State Invitational...................Team only................3.................................... 2004-05 Brunswick Coca-Cola Classic....................Team only................7.................................... 2004-05 Bayside Collegiate Classic........................8,850........................16.................................. 2004-05 Collegiate Holiday Classic........................10,323......................5.................................... 2004-05 Nashville Classic......................................Team only................7.................................... 2004-05 NCAA Championship...............................Team only................8.................................... 2004-05 Mankato Invitational...............................9,354........................5.................................... 2005-06 Greater Ozark Invitational.......................7,166........................5.................................... 2005-06 Brunswick Coca-Cola Invitational............Team only................6.................................... 2005-06 Arkansas State Invitational......................Team only................5.................................... 2005-06 Morgan State Invitational.......................7,867........................6.................................... 2005-06 Alabama A&M.........................................10,671......................16.................................. 2005-06 Vanderbilt Invitational.............................9,670........................5.................................... 2005-06 Brunswick Invitational.............................Team Only...............5.................................... 2005-06 Maverick Challenge.................................13,565......................7.................................... 2006-07 Valley Classic...........................................Team Only...............8.................................... 2006-07 Morgan State Invitational.......................9,220........................24.................................. 2006-07 Music City Classic....................................9,557........................16.................................. 2006-07 Brunswick Windy City Classic..................13,485......................7.................................... 2006-07 Cheeseland Classic..................................11,841......................5.................................... 2007-08 Maverick Challenge.................................14,968......................N/A................................ 2007-08 Capital City Classic...................................9,060........................5.................................... 2007-08 Ozark Invitational....................................Team Only...............6.................................... 2007-08 Morgan State Invitational.......................9,247........................32.................................. 2007-08 Holiday Classic.........................................10,505......................5.................................... 2007-08 Warhawk Classic......................................4,553........................N/A................................ 2008-09 Maverick Challenge.................................10,496......................20.................................. 2008-09 Capital City Classic...................................5,241........................N/A................................ 2008-09 Holiday Classic.........................................11,993......................16.................................. 2008-09 NCAA Championship...............................Team Only...............8.................................... 2008-09 Holiday Classic.........................................11,993......................16.................................. 2008-09 NCAA Championship...............................Team Only...............8.................................... 2008-09 Capital City Collegiate Classic..................12,516......................5.................................... 2009-10 Griffin Invitational...................................13,083......................5.................................... 2009-10 Morgan State Invitational.......................6,962........................18.................................. 2009-10 Holiday Classic.........................................Team Only...............12.................................. 2009-10 Crusader Classic.......................................3,615........................6.................................... 2010-11 Capital City Collegiate Classic .................9,023........................N/A................................ 2010-11 Morgan State Invitational.......................N/A..........................4.................................... 2010-11 Music City Classic....................................6,044........................20.................................. 2010-11 Music City Classic....................................N/A..........................20.................................. 2011-12

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Individual Tournament Titles Bowler...................................................Tournament..........................................................Year Kimberly Claus.......................................Mid-States Invitational................................... 1998-99 Diandra Hyman......................................Hoosier Classic............................................... 1999-00 Diandra Hyman......................................Great Lakes Classic......................................... 1999-00 Diandra Hyman......................................Southern Classic............................................. 1999-00 Diandra Hyman......................................Sam’s Town Shoot-Out.................................. 1999-00 Kimberly Claus.......................................Great Plains Conference................................ 1999-00 Diandra Hyman......................................Buckeye Classic.............................................. 1999-00 Shannon Pluhowsky..............................TVEBA Texas Classic....................................... 2000-01 Shannon Pluhowsky..............................Mid-States Invitational................................... 2000-01 Shannon Pluhowsky..............................Southern Classic............................................. 2000-01 Shannon Pluhowsky..............................Great Lakes Classic......................................... 2000-01 Shannon Pluhowsky..............................National Collegiate Match Games................. 2000-01 Suzanne Medwell..................................Sam’s Town Shoot-Out.................................. 2000-01 Shannon Pluhowsky..............................Blue and Gold Classic..................................... 2000-01 Kari Schwager........................................Sam’s Town Shoot-Out.................................. 2001-02 Suzanne Medwell..................................Eagle Classic................................................... 2001-02 Kari Schwager........................................Blue/Gold Classic Tournament....................... 2002-03 Paola Gomez.........................................Coca-Cola Classic............................................ 2002-03 Shannon Pluhowsky..............................Brunswick Southern Classic............................ 2003-04 Shannon Pluhowsky..............................Whitewater Invitational................................. 2003-04 Amanda Burgoyne.................................Triad Women’s Classic................................... 2003-04 Shannon Pluhowsky..............................National Team Match Games........................ 2003-04 Shannon Pluhowsky..............................Holiday Collegiate Classic............................... 2003-04 Amanda Burgoyne.................................Arkansas State Invitational............................ 2004-05 Shannon Pluhowsky..............................Whitewater Invitational................................. 2004-05 Lindsay Baker........................................Minnesota State Invitational.......................... 2004-05 Amanda Burgoyne.................................Greater Ozark NCAA Invitational................... 2004-05 Jamie Martin.........................................Coca-Cola Invitational.................................... 2004-05 Adrienne Miller.....................................Bayside Collegiate Classic............................... 2004-05 Adrienne Miller.....................................Collegiate Holiday Classic............................... 2004-05 Shannon Pluhowsky..............................Nashville Classic............................................. 2004-05 Amanda Burgoyne.................................NCAA Championships..................................... 2004-05 Lindsay Baker........................................Greater Ozark Invitational.............................. 2005-06 Lindsay Baker........................................Morgan State Invitational.............................. 2005-06 Amanda Burgoyne.................................Arkansas State Invitational............................ 2005-06 Cassandra Leuthold...............................Maverick Challenge........................................ 2006-07 Cassandra Leuthold...............................Ozark Invitational........................................... 2006-07 Amanda Burgoyne.................................Morgan State Invitational.............................. 2006-07 Cassandra Leuthold...............................Cheeseland Classic......................................... 2007-08 Cassandra Leuthold...............................Ozark Invitational........................................... 2007-08 Lindsay Baker........................................Morgan State Invitational.............................. 2007-08 Katie Ann Sopp......................................Holiday Classic................................................ 2007-08 Cassandra Leuthold...............................Warhawk Classic............................................ 2008-09 Cassandra Leuthold...............................Maverick Challenge........................................ 2008-09 Erin McCarthy........................................Capital City Collegiate Classic......................... 2008-09 Cassandra Leuthold...............................Morgan State Invitational.............................. 2008-09 Cassandra Leuthold...............................Capital City Collegiate Classic......................... 2009-10 Cassandra Leuthold...............................Griffin Invitational.......................................... 2009-10 Cassandra Leuthold...............................Morgan State Invitational.............................. 2009-10 Cassandra Leuthold...............................Music City Classic........................................... 2009-10 Valerie Calberry.....................................Capital City Collegiate Classic..........................2010-11 Jasmine Laugerman...............................Morgan State Invitational...............................2010-11 Kristina Mickelson.................. ...............Music City Classic...........................................2011-12

Junior Kristina Mickelson won the Music City Classic in 2011-12.


HUskers.com | 17 Pinfall (Single Tournament) Rk......... Name................................. Pinfall......... Tournament Date 1.......... Shannon Pluhowsky........... 3,192.......... Mid States Tournament.................... 10/22/00 2.......... Kari Schwager.................... 2,962.......... Mid-States Tournament................... 10/21/01 3.......... Lindsay Baker..................... 2,946.......... Maverick Challenge.......................... 11/18/07 4.......... Jasmine Laugerman........... 2,934.......... Maverick Challenge.......................... 11/18/07 5.......... Cassandra Leuthold............ 2,888.......... Maverick Challenge.......................... 11/18/07 6.......... Shannon Pluhowsky........... 2,872.......... Mid-States Tournament................... 10/21/01 7.......... Cassandra Leuthold............ 2,837.......... Maverick Challenge.......................... 11/18/07 8.......... Suzanne Medwell............... 2,815.......... Mid-States Tournament................... 10/22/00 9.......... Cassandra Leuthold............ 2,805.......... Wisconsin-Whitewater..................... 11/12/06 10........ Christine Bator................... 2,768.......... Maverick Challenge.......................... 11/18/07

Average (Career) Rk......... Name........................................................... Average.............................................Years 1.......... Shannon Pluhowsky..................................... 215.315 .................................. 2000-2005 2.......... Amanda Burgoyne....................................... 205.010 .................................. 2004-2007 3.......... Jennifer Daugherty . .................................... 204.844 .................................. 1995-1999 4.......... Diandra Hyman ........................................... 204.756 .................................. 1998-2002 5.......... Cassandra Leuthold...................................... 204.530 .................................. 2006-2010 6.......... Lindsay Baker............................................... 203.799 .................................. 2005-2008 7.......... Suzanne Medwell . ...................................... 203.096 .................................. 2000-2002 8.......... Amanda Burgoyne....................................... 201.839 .................................. 2003-2007 9.......... Kimberly Claus ............................................ 201.589 .................................. 1996-2000 10........ Jamie Martin................................................ 200.460 .................................. 2001-2006

Average (Single Tournament) Rk......... Name................................. Average............. Tournament.......................................Date 1.......... Shannon Pluhowsky........... 254.300............. Wisconsin-Whitewater................ 11/9/03 2.......... Amanda Burgoyne............. 251.750............. NCAA Championships.................. 4/16/05 3.......... Shannon Pluhowsky........... 242.875............. Team Match Games................... 11/25/00 4.......... Shannon Pluhowsky........... 242.182............. Maverick Challenge.................... 11/18/00 5.......... Shannon Pluhowsky............ 241.750..............Southern Classic............................ 11/5/00 6.......... Amanda Burgoyne.............. 236.800..............Triad Women’s Classic................ 11/16/03 7.......... Erin McCarthy..................... 236.200..............Capital City Classic......................... 12/7/08 8.......... Amanda Burgoyne.............. 234.830..............Arkansas State Invite................... 10/31/04 9.......... Lindsay Baker...................... 234.000..............NCAA Championships.................... 4/17/05 10........ Kari Schwager..................... 233.857..............Coca-Cola Classic............................. 2/3/02

Pinfall (Freshman) Rk.......Name................................... ...........................Pinfall................................................Year 1.........Shannon Pluhowsky ......................................19,104......................................... 2000-01 2.........Diandra Hyman .............................................16,243......................................... 1998-99 3.........Kari Schwager . ..............................................15,207......................................... 1999-00 4.........Cassandra Leuthold........................................14,572......................................... 2006-07 5.........Amanda O’Hayre ...........................................13,432......................................... 1998-99 6.........Amanda Burgoyne.........................................12,514......................................... 1999-00 7.........Suzanne Medwell ..........................................11,952......................................... 2000-01 8.........Katie Ann Sopp...............................................11,539......................................... 2007-08 9.........Lindsay Baker.................................................11,481......................................... 2004-05 10.......Adrienne Miller..............................................11,416......................................... 2003-04

Pinfall (Single Season) Rk......... Name........................................................... Pinfall.................................................Year 1.......... Shannon Pluhowsky .................................... 19,431..........................................2001-02 2.......... Shannon Pluhowsky .................................... 19,104..........................................2000-01 3.......... Amanda O’Hayre . ....................................... 18,138..........................................1999-00 4.......... Kimberly Claus ............................................ 18,035..........................................1999-00 5.......... Kari Schwager ............................................. 17,436..........................................2001-02 6.......... Diandra Hyman............................................ 16,793..........................................1999-00 7.......... Diandra Hyman............................................ 16,784..........................................2001-02 8.......... Diandra Hyman............................................ 16,243..........................................1998-99 9.......... Kari Schwager.............................................. 15,837..........................................2000-01 10........ Kari Schwager.............................................. 15,207..........................................1999-00 Games Played (Single Season) Rk......... Name........................................................... Games................................................Year 1.......... Shannon Pluhowsky..................................... 93.................................................2001-02 2.......... Kimberly Claus............................................. 90.................................................1999-00 ............ Amanda O’Hayre.......................................... 90.................................................1999-00 4.......... Shannon Pluhowsky..................................... 86.................................................2000-01 5.......... Diandra Hyman ........................................... 84.................................................2001-02 ............ Kari Schwager.............................................. 84.................................................2001-02 7.......... Diandra Hyman............................................ 81.................................................1998-99 8.......... Kari Schwager ............................................. 80.................................................2000-01 9.......... Diandra Hyman............................................ 79.................................................1999-00 10........ Stacy Rogers................................................. 77.................................................1999-00 ............ Kari Schwager.............................................. 77.................................................1999-00

Games Played (Freshman) Rk......... Name........................................................... Pinfall................................................Year 1.......... Shannon Pluhowsky .................................... 86................................................2000-01 2.......... Diandra Hyman ........................................... 81................................................1998-99 3.......... Kari Schwager ............................................. 77................................................1999-00 4.......... Cassandra Leuthold...................................... 72................................................2006-07 5.......... Amanda O’Hayre . ....................................... 68................................................1998-99 6.......... Amanda Burgoyne....................................... 62................................................2003-04 7.......... Suzanne Medwell . ...................................... 60................................................2000-01 8.......... Katie Ann Sopp............................................. 57................................................2007-08 9.......... Adrienne Miller............................................ 56................................................2003-04 ............ Lindsay Baker............................................... 56................................................2004-05 ............ Sarah Koch................................................... 56................................................2006-07 . Season Average (Freshman) Rk.......Name............................................................. Average.............................................. Year 1.........Shannon Pluhowsky ......................................222.140....................................... 2000-01 2.........Lindsay Baker.................................................206.622....................................... 2004-05 3.........Adrienne Miller..............................................203.857....................................... 2003-04 4.........Katie Ann Sopp...............................................202.400....................................... 2007-08 5.........Cassandra Leuthold........................................202.300....................................... 2006-07 6.........Amanda Burgoyne.........................................201.839....................................... 2003-04 7.........Diandra Hyman .............................................200.531....................................... 1998-99 8.........Jasmine Laugerman.......................................199.400....................................... 2007-08 ...........Danielle van der Meer...................................199.400....................................... 2008-09 10.......Suzanne Medwell ..........................................199.200....................................... 2000-01

Average (Single Season) Rk......... Name........................................................... Average..............................................Year 1.......... Shannon Pluhowsky..................................... 222.140 ..................................... .2000-01 2.......... Shannon Pluhowksy..................................... 221.788 ...................................... 2003-04 3.......... Lindsay Baker............................................... 213.000 ...................................... 2005-06 4.......... Diandra Hyman............................................ 212.570 ...................................... 1999-00 5.......... Cassandra Leuthold...................................... 209.500 ...................................... 2009-10 6.......... Amanda Burgoyne....................................... 209.250 ...................................... 2004-05 7.......... Shannon Pluhowsky..................................... 208.935 ...................................... 2001-02 8.......... Shannon Pluhowsky..................................... 208.288 ...................................... 2004-05 9.......... Amanda Burgoyne....................................... 208.200 ...................................... 2005-06 10........ Kari Schwager.............................................. 207.571 ...................................... 2001-02

Team Pinfall Rk.......Tournament Name........................................ Pinfall.................................................Date 1.........Maverick Challenge........................................14,968....................................... 11/18/07 2.........Southern Classic.............................................14,058....................................... 10/25/98 3.........Mid-States Invitational...................................13,959....................................... 10/21/01 4.........National Collegiate Match Games.................13,839....................................... 11/24/01 5.........Coca-Cola Classic............................................13,639.......................................... 2/7/00 6.........Maverick Challenge........................................13,576....................................... 11/18/06 7.........National Collegiate Match Games.................13,432....................................... 11/25/00 8.........Coca-Cola Classic............................................13,387........................................... 2/4/01 9.........Wisconsin-Whitewater..................................13,372....................................... 11/12/06 10.......Coca-Cola Classic............................................13,162........................................... 2/2/02

Pinfall (Career) Rk......... Name........................................................... Average..............................................Year 1.......... Shannon Pluhowsky..................................... 63,518......................................2000-2005 2. . ....... Diandra Hyman............................................ 63,065......................................1998-2002 3. . ....... Kari Schwager.............................................. 61,352......................................1999-2003 4.......... Cassandra Leuthold...................................... 51,387......................................2006-2010 5.......... Amanda Burgoyne....................................... 50,022......................................2004-2007 6.......... Lindsay Baker............................................... 49,727......................................2005-2008 7.......... Adrienne Miller............................................ 47,765......................................2004-2007 8. . ....... Amanda O’Hayre.......................................... 45,136......................................1998-2001 9.......... Jamie Martin................................................ 39,691......................................2001-2006 10........ Christine Couvillon ...................................... 38,098......................................1998-2002

Team Average Rk.......Tournament Name........................................ Average..............................................Date 1.........National Collegiate Match Games................ 1,133.091................................... 11/24/01 2.........National Collegiate Match Games................ 1,102.909................................... 11/25/00 3.........Ozark Invitational.......................................... 1,087.000..................................... 1/21/07 4.........National Collegiate Match Games................ 1,083.182................................... 11/27/99 5.........Coca-Cola Classic........................................... 1,074.746....................................... 2/2/02 6.........Mid-States Invitational.................................. 1,073.769................................... 10/21/01 7.........TVEBA Texas Classic...................................... 1,073.571................................... 10/10/99 8.........Windy City Classic......................................... 1,071.200..................................... 3/25/07 9.........Capital City Collegiate Classic........................ 1,058.700..................................... 12/2/07 10.......Holiday Classic............................................... 1,050.500....................................... 3/3/08

Games Played (Career) Rk......... Name........................................................... Games...............................................Years 1.......... Kari Schwager ............................................. 308...........................................1999-2003 2.......... Diandra Hyman ........................................... 308...........................................1998-2002 3.......... Shannon Pluhowsky .................................... 295...........................................2000-2005 4.......... Cassandra Leuthold...................................... 251...........................................2006-2010 5.......... Amanda Burgoyne....................................... 244...........................................2004-2007 ............ Lindsay Baker............................................... 244...........................................2005-2008 7.......... Adrienne Miller............................................ 239...........................................2004-2007 8.......... Amanda O’Hayre . ....................................... 229...........................................1998-2001 9.......... Jamie Martin................................................ 198...........................................2001-2006 10........ Christine Couvillon ...................................... 196...........................................1998-2002

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18 | nebraska BOWLING | 2012-13

Nebraska board of regents University of Nebraska Board of Regents

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James B. Milliken, J.D.. President, University of Nebraska

Timothy Clare Lincoln

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Chuck Hassebrook Lyons

Howard Hawks Omaha

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Bob Phares North Platte

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Bob Whitehouse Papillion

Cameron Deter Nebraska-Kearney

Faisal Ahmed Nebraska-Medical Center

Devin Bertelsen Nebraska-Omaha

Eric Kamler Nebraska-Lincoln

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Josephine Potuto

Faculty Athletics representative | 16th year | Rutgers (1967) nebraska’s faculty reprsentatives

1931-1946 T.J. Thompson 1947-1958 Earl Fullbrook 1959-1964 Charles S. Miller 1965-1968 Merk Hobson 1969-1970 John R. Davis 1971-1982 Keith L. Broman 1982-1997 James O’Hanlon 1997-present Josephine Potuto

Josephine (Jo) R. Potuto, the Richard H. Larson Professor of Constitutional Law, has been Nebraska’s faculty representative (FAR) at the NCAA and conference level since May 15, 1997. For the past three years, Potuto has been president of the 1A FAR (FARs from FBS institutions). In 2002, she was named Outstanding Faculty Athletics Representative by the All-American Football Foundation. Potuto spent nine years (the maximum) on the NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions (chair her last two years) and currently substitutes on the Committee when a member cannot serve. She is a past Big 12 Conference representative on the NCAA Division I Management Council, served on the NCAA Men’s Gymnastics Championship Committee, and currently serves on an NCAA-wide (all divisions) committee to advise NCAA staff on student-athlete issues. Potuto is an expert on NCAA enforcement and infractions processes as well as on the general NCAA committee structure and has authored several articles on NCAA

processes and operations. She has testified before the House Subcommittee on the Constitution regarding due process in NCAA infractions hearings and has made presentations to the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics. She also has lectured on NCAA processes and issues at, among others, the Universities of Istanbul, Washington, Maryland, and Baltimore. Potuto is a past adviser to the Uniform Law Commissioners Committee to draft a sports agent statute, has drafted rules governing search and seizure and hearings for the Nebraska Racing Commission, and also has written on issues of gender equity in college athletics. At Nebraska, Potuto is a member of the academic senate as well as the senate’s intercollegiate athletics committee. She also served on Nebraska’s NCAA site certification steering committee. Potuto teaches constitutional law, procedural and criminal law, federal jurisdiction, and sports law. She has been a visiting professor of law at the University of Arizona, Rutgers

University, the Cardozo College of Law at New York’s Yeshiva University, the University of Oregon, the University of North Carolina, and Seton Hall University. She has worked as an assistant prosecutor in the Essex and Morris County (N.J.) prosecutor’s offices. Potuto was project director and a drafter of the Uniform Law Commissioners Sentencing and Corrections Act, as well as the drafter for the Nebraska Supreme Court Committee to Draft Criminal Jury Instructions. She is the author of three books and numerous articles. She also is a member of the American Law Institute. Potuto earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism at Rutgers’ Douglass College; her master’s degree in English literature at Seton Hall; and her juris doctorate at the Rutgers Law College. She is a member of the bars of Nebraska and New Jersey and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and the U.S. District Courts for Nebraska and New Jersey.

Harvey Perlman

Chancellor | 12th year | Nebraska (1963) nebraska’s chancellors

1871-1876 Allen R. Benton 1876-1882 Edmund B. Farfield 1884-1889 Irvin J. Manatt 1891-1895 James H. Canfield 1895-1899 George E. MacLean 1900-1908 E. Benjamin Andrews 1908-1927 Samuel Avery 1927-1938 E.A. Burnett 1938-1946 Chauncey S. Boucher 1947-1953 R.G. Gustavson 1953-1954 John K. Selleck Harvey Perlman was named the 19th Chancellor of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln on April 1, 2001. He had served as Interim Chancellor of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln since July 16, 2000. A former dean of the University of Nebraska College of Law (1983-98), Perlman has also served as interim senior vice chancellor for academic affairs at UNL (1995-96). A Nebraska native, Perlman was raised in York, and earned a bachelor of arts in history and a juris doctorate from the University of Nebraska. During his law school years, he was editor in chief of the Nebraska Law Review and was elected to the Order of the Coif, a law honors society. He joined the NU law faculty in 1967 after spending a year as a Bigelow Teaching Fellow at the University of Chicago Law School. He served on the Nebraska law faculty until 1974 when he joined the faculty at the University of Virginia Law School. He returned to Nebraska in 1983 when he accepted the deanship of the Nebraska Law College, a post he held until 1998 when he returned to the professoriate. He has also served as a visiting professor at Florida State University

1954-1968 Clifford Hardin 1968-1971 Joseph Soshnik 1972-1975 James H. Zumberge 1975-1976 Adam C. Breckenridge 1976-1980 Roy A. Young 1980-1981 Robert H. Rutford 1981-1991 Martin A. Massengale 1991-1991 Jack Goebel 1991-1995 Graham B. Spanier 1995-1996 Joan R. Leitzel 1996-2000 James Moeser 2000-present Harvey S. Perlman

College of Law, the University of Puget Sound School of Law and the University of Iowa College of Law. His area of legal expertise lies in torts and intellectual property. He is a member of the Nebraska State and American Bar Associations and is a Life Fellow of the American Bar Association. Perlman is co-author of “Intellectual Property and Unfair Competition” (5th edition, 1998) and co-reporter for the American Law Institute’s “Restatement of Unfair Competition” (1994). He serves on the Council of the American Law Institute, a leading national law reform organization and as one of Nebraska’s Commissioners of Uniform State Laws. He previously served as a member of the NCAA Board of Directors and is past chair of the Bowl Championship Series Presidential Oversight Committee. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce and is Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Nebraska Innovation Campus Development Corporation. He received the George Turner Award from the Nebraska State Bar Association for contributions to the legal profession and the Roger T. Larson

Community Builder Award from the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce. Perlman and his wife, Susan, an NU alumna, are the parents of two daughters. Anne, who earned degrees from UNL and the University of Nebraska Medical Center, practices medicine in Lincoln and is married to UNL alumnus David Spinar; they have three children; Will, Ava, and Marco, Husker fans all. Daughter Amie, who received bachelors and juris doctorate degrees from UNL, is a Nebraska assistant attorney general and is married to UNL alumnus Ron Larson; they are the parents of Caleb Quinn.

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Tom Osborne

Athletic Director | 6th Year | Hastings College (1959) Administrative Excellence

educational ledger

• Nebraska, Athletic Director (2007-present) • Hastings College, 1959 (Bachelor’s Degree, History) • U.S Congress, Third District (Nebraska) (2000-06) • Nebraska, 1963 (M.A. in Educational Psychology) • Nebraska, Head Football Coach (1973-97) • Nebraska, 1965 (Ph.D. in Educational Psychology) • Nebraska, Assistant Head Football Coach (1972) • Nebraska, Assistant Football Coach (1967-71)

Hall of Fame football coach Tom Osborne has continued to leave a lasting impression on the history of Nebraska Athletics since returning to lead the Husker program as the school’s 13th athletic director on Oct. 16, 2007. Osborne, who led Nebraska to three national championships (1994, 1995, 1997) and 255 victories in his 25 years as the Huskers’ head football coach, has continued to use his impressive leadership skills to guide the NU athletic department as a whole over the past four seasons. He announced his retirement on Sept. 26, 2012, and will continue in the role until Special Assistant to the Chancellor Shawn Eichorst takes the reins as NU’s 14th athletic director Jan. 1, 2013. With the core values of integrity, trust, respect, teamwork and loyalty serving as guiding principles for Nebraska’s 23-sport program as a whole, Osborne has made historic decisions to help the University of Nebraska athletic programs for years to come. In June of 2010, Osborne joined Nebraska Chancellor Harvey Perlman and Big Ten Conference Commissioner Jim Delany to announce the Huskers would join the Big Ten beginning on July 1, 2011. Nebraska’s move to the Big Ten will continue to add University-wide academic opportunities, while providing financial stability for the athletic department for years to come. Just a few months later, Osborne announced an aggressive expansion plan for the east side of Memorial Stadium that will increase attendance past 90,000 for the first time, while continuing Nebraska’s NCAA record-setting sellout streak. The expansion, which is set for completion before the 2013 football season, will include athletic and academic research components. In the spring of 2010, the city of Lincoln also received voter approval to begin construction on the 16,000-seat Pinnacle Bank Arena, which will serve as the new competitive home for both Nebraska men’s and women’s basketball programs beginning in 2013-14. The basketball programs, the wrestling program and many of NU’s other sports also have benefitted from the new Hendricks Training Complex at the Bob Devaney Sports Center. The facility, which opened in October of 2011, includes practice and team areas, and greatly expanded athletic medicine and strength training areas. The Nebraska baseball and softball programs also received a new indoor practice facility that opened in the fall of 2011 at Haymarket Park. The first step in Osborne’s aggressive building plan for Nebraska’s facilities began in the summer of 2010, as the Huskers broke ground on the Student Life Complex on the west side of Memorial Stadium. The Student Life Complex, which opened in the fall of 2010, directly benefits every Husker student-athlete with expanded academic resources. While Osborne has helped initiate landmark moves off the field, he has continued to help coaches and student-athletes focus on Nebraska’s tradition of competitive success. In 2011-12, 10 Husker teams finished among the top 25 in the nation, including the Nebraska football team’s New Year’s Day appearance in the Capital One Bowl. One of Osborne’s first major decisions as athletic director was to hire Bo Pelini as the Huskers’ football coach. Pelini, who had spent the 2003 campaign as NU’s defensive coordinator, has energized Nebraska’s storied tradition with four consecutive nine-win seasons. Pelini’s Huskers have finished among the Associated Press top 25 in each of the last three seasons. The football program also contributed three CoSIDA Academic All-Americans to Nebraska’s nation-leading total of 299 all-time, across all sports. Coach Mark Manning’s Husker wrestling program added a pair of CoSIDA Academic All-Americans. On the mat, NU tied for 21st at the NCAA Championships despite entering the season in what appeared to be a rebuilding year. The tradition-rich NU volleyball program captured the Huskers’ first-ever Big Ten Conference title in any sport in 2011, finishing No. 12 nationally while advancing to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Coach John Cook’s squad has claimed four conference crowns since Osborne’s return to Nebraska. The Husker women’s gymnastics team led by Coach Dan Kendig added its first Big Ten championship, while finishing eighth nationally in 2012 for its third straight top 10 finish. The Nebraska women’s indoor track and field team contributed another Big Ten title. Coach Gary Pepin’s men added a tie for 11th at the NCAA Championships during the outdoor season for its best team finish since 2003, after tying for 23rd at the NCAA Indoor Championships. The NU men’s and women’s track and field teams have combined for four conference crowns, while producing eight top-20 finishes over the past five years. The NU women’s basketball team produced one of its best seasons in school history by rolling to a 24-9 record that included a run to the Big Ten Tournament championship game. Coach Connie Yori’s Huskers finished No. 17 in the final AP poll and advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the third time since Osborne’s return to Nebraska. The 2010 Huskers ran to the best season in school history with a Big 12 title and an NCAA Sweet

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16 berth in 2010. Coach Scott Jacobson led the Nebraska women’s tennis team to the best season in school history in 2012, posting a school-record 24 wins and No. 16 final ranking. The Huskers advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament, marking the third straight season the team has advanced to the postseason. The Husker men’s tennis program added its first two NCAA appearances in school history in 2010 and 2011. Coach Bill Straub’s bowling team added a third-place finish at the 2012 NCAA Championships, marking the program’s fifth straight top-eight showing. The Husker bowlers claimed the 2009 NCAA title. The Husker softball team made three consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances from 2009 to 2011, while the Husker women’s golf and baseball programs both earned NCAA Regional bids in 2008. Osborne made his second coaching hire since his return to Nebraska, when he named two-time Major League All-Star, three-time Gold Glove award winner, and former No. 1 MLB Draft pick Darin Erstad as the baseball team’s new coach on June 2, 2011. Erstad was not only one of the best Husker baseball players in history, he was the starting punter on NU’s 1994 national championship football team coached by Osborne. The baseball program responded by posting a 35-23 record in his first season. It marked a five-game improvement in the win column over 2011. Osborne made another high-profile hire with the addition of men’s basketball coach Tim Miles on March 24, 2012. Osborne also hired former Husker Stacy Underwood as NU’s fourth rifle coach on May 24, 2012. Academically, Nebraska produced eight CoSIDA Academic All-Americans in 2011-12, increasing its nation-leading total to 299 all-time, across all sports. NU also graduated a school-record 155 student-athletes from August of 2011 through May of 2012. Before being asked by Chancellor Perlman to return to Nebraska as athletic director in 2007, Osborne served three terms in the U.S. House of Representatives (Nebraska’s 3rd congressional district) from 2000 to 2006. He returned to academia following a 2006 gubernatorial bid, serving as a senior lecturer at Nebraska in the College of Business Administration, teaching leadership and business ethics, in the fall of 2007. Osborne also worked as a consultant for local college athletic departments for two years. Osborne and his wife, Nancy, continue to pour their time and support into the TeamMates mentoring program, which they founded in 1991. TeamMates provides encouragement to school-aged youth to help them graduate from high school and pursue a post-secondary education. Osborne’s leadership of the TeamMates program began while he was putting the final touches on one of the best coaching careers in college football history. The Hastings, Neb., native, who earned master’s and doctoral degrees in educational psychology from the University of Nebraska, was named NU’s 25th head coach following the 1972 season. In 25 seasons with Osborne at the helm, the Huskers mounted a 255-49-3 record - the sixth-most wins in major college history. Osborne’s .836 winning percentage ranked fifth all-time. His career came to a close with a 42-17 win over No. 3 Tennessee in the 1998 Orange Bowl, when he became the first coach in college football history to retire as a reigning national champion. Following his career, he became one of just four coaches in history to have the mandatory three-year waiting period waived for induction into the National Football Foundation College Hall of Fame in December of 1998. Osborne’s 1994 and 1995 teams allowed Nebraska to become just the second school in history to post back-to-back perfect national championship seasons (Oklahoma 195556). Nebraska put together the best five-year run in college football history from 1993 to 1997, going 60-3 with five straight 11-win seasons. Osborne led NU to 13 conference crowns, including six of his last seven seasons on the sideline. All 25 of his Husker teams won at least nine games and went to a bowl, while 15 won 10-or-more games. In the classroom, the NU football program totaled 65 CoSIDA Academic All-America awards in Osborne’s 25 years. In fact, he accumulated more football academic AllAmericans in his 25 years as coach than any other football program in the nation has produced in its history. Prior to becoming head coach, Osborne spent five seasons under Devaney, helping the Huskers win back-to-back national championships in 1970 and 1971. In 1973, Osborne succeeded Devaney, who also served as Nebraska’s Athletic Director from 1967 to 1993. Osborne and his wife, Nancy, have three adult children, Mike, Ann and Suzanne and four grandchildren.


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Shawn Eichorst

Athletic Director | 1st Year | Wisconsin-whitewater (1990) Administrative Excellence

educational ledger

• Nebraska, Athletic Director (2013) • Wisconsin-Whitewater, 1990 (Bachelor’s Degree, Business) • Miami, Athletic Director (2011-12) • Marquette, 1995 (Juris Doctorate) • Wisconsin, Deputy Athletic Director (2009-11) • Assistant Adjunct Professor of Law (Marquette) • Wisconsin, Executive Associate Athletic Director (2007-09) • Wisconsin, Senior Associate Athletic Director (2006-07) • South Carolina, Interim Athletic Director (2005-06) • South Carolina, Senior Associate Athletic Director (2004-05) • Wisconsin-Whitewater, Athletic Director (1999-2003) • Marquette University National Sports Law Institute Board of Advisors

Shawn Eichorst was named the 14th athletic director in the history of the University of Nebraska by Chancellor Harvey Perlman on Oct. 4, 2012. Eichorst was formally introduced as the Special Assistant to the Chancellor on Oct. 9. Eichorst replaces legendary coach and athletic director Tom Osborne on Jan. 1, 2013. Osborne announced his retirement as Nebraska's athletic director on Sept. 26, after spending five years in the role. Eichorst said he was honored to get the privilege to be a part of Nebraska Athletics. "(Nebraska is) one of the great universities in America and one of the strongest athletic departments in all of college sports who has the welfare of its student-athletes at the heart of everything they do. I am humbled by both the responsibility and opportunities that lie ahead. I hope to carry on the rich tradition of Husker excellence set by Coach Osborne and so many others." Nebraska Chancellor Harvey Perlman said it was Eichorst's commitment to putting student-athletes first that made Eichorst stand out. "When I asked him how, if he were here five years from now, would I be able to measure his success, his response was that if the coaches and student-athletes had been successful and nobody knows his name, it would be a success." Eichorst comes to Nebraska after spending 18 months as the athletic director at the University of Miami. He was named the 12th athletic director at Miami on April 12, 2011. Eichorst went to Miami after serving from 2009 to 2011 as the Deputy Athletic Director at the University of Wisconsin, where his responsibilities under Director of Athletics Barry Alvarez included serving as the department's Chief Operating Officer and overseeing the day-to-day operations of the highly successful athletics program. During Eichorst's time at the University of Wisconsin, the Badger athletic department consisted of 23 intercollegiate programs, 850 student-athletes, 320 full-time employees and operated from a $90 million budget. Eichorst was involved in the design and planning of a new $36 million ice hockey/ swim facility that was completed in the fall of 2012, as well as with the student-athlete performance center in the north end zone of Camp Randall Stadium which began construction in the fall of 2011 at a cost of more than $70 million. He joined the Badgers' staff in 2006 as a Senior Associate Athletic Director and was promoted to Executive Associate Athletic Director in 2007. In his first year as Director of Athletics at Miami, Eichorst helped grow the academic reputation of an already sterling program with NCAA Top 10 recognition in Academic Progress Rates (APR) for five programs - football, baseball, men's diving, women's cross country and women's golf. During the 2011-12 academic year, 149 student-athletes made the Atlantic Coast Conference Honor Roll and 70 earned their degrees. Under his watchful eye, the Hurricane Club grew by more than 500 members, surpassing 5,000 members nationwide and $19 million in student-athlete support was generated in 2011-12. An additional $14.2 million in capital gifts was raised toward the Theodore G. Schwartz and Todd G. Schwartz Center for Athletic Excellence facility project, which is scheduled for completing in the fall of 2013. During his first year, both the men's and women's basketball programs advanced to the postseason. The women posted the highest national ranking in school history (No. 5 overall) and advanced to the NCAA second round, while the men set a program record for conference wins and advanced to the NIT second round. The women's tennis team advanced to the NCAA quarterfinals (Elite Eight) for the fourth straight season. The baseball program extended its NCAA postseason appearances streak to 40 consecutive seasons. The women's soccer team posted the first NCAA postseason win in program history, and the volleyball team advanced to the NCAA postseason for the third straight year and finished the season ranked 15th nationally. Other accomplishments included long-term contract extensions for head football coach Al Golden, head men's basketball coach Jim Larranaga, and head women's basketball coach Katie Meier. Eichorst also coordinated a strategic review of all operations and reorganized the senior management team. Miami enhanced branding at Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field, the BankUnited Center and inside the Hecht Athletic Center. New

scoreboards were also added at the James L. Knight Sports Complex and Cobb Stadium. Eichorst previously worked at the University of South Carolina, serving as the Senior Associate Athletic Director for Administration from 2004 to 2006 and as the Interim Director of Athletics in June 2005. Working with the Gamecocks, he oversaw the department's daily operations as well as the football (Lou Holtz and Steve Spurrier) and baseball (Ray Tanner) programs. The football team was bowl-eligible each year during Eichorst's tenure, and the baseball program competed in the 2004 College World Series. Additionally, he facilitated and supervised multi-million dollar facility projects, including a state-of-the-art football training facility, partnership/sponsorship agreements and substantial department organizational and policy growth. A native of Lone Rock, Wis., Eichorst was an all-conference defensive back, three-time letterwinner and 1990 team captain for the UW-Whitewater football team. He graduated magna cum laude in business from UW-Whitewater in 1990 and earned a law degree from Marquette University in 1995. In 2006, he was awarded the Sports Law Alumnus of the Year by Marquette. He also is a graduate of the Sports Management Institute and serves on its Executive Committee. Eichorst practiced law in Milwaukee until 1999, when he was hired by UW-Whitewater as Director of Athletics, which he led until 2003. Under his tenure, UW-Whitewater developed into one of the nation's top Division III athletic programs, with four top 10 percent National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) Directors Cup finishes; one NCAA team championship; four NCAA team national runner-up finishes and seven individual NCAA champions. The program also featured an NCAA Student-Athlete of the Year for Wisconsin, 84 All-Americans, 38 Academic All-America selections and nine NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship winners. He is a past member of the NCAA Division I Student-Athlete Reinstatement Committee and State Bar of Wisconsin Board of Governors. He also previously served as an assistant adjunct professor of law at Marquette University Law School, where he taught classes in sports law. He currently serves on the Marquette University National Sports Law Institute Board of Advisors. Eichorst and his wife Kristin have three sons: Jack, Joseph and Bennett.

Shawn and Kristin Eichorst, with their sons (from left), Bennett, Joseph and Jack.

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Bob Burton

Senior Associate Athletic Director | 14th Year | Nebraska (1985)

Administrative Experience: • Nebraska, Associate Athletic Director, 1998-Present • Texas Tech, Associate Athletic Director, 1997-98 • OSU, Assistant Athletic Director, 1993-97 • NCAA, 1989-93

Senior Associate Athletic Director Bob Burton joined the Nebraska athletic department in 1998. He spent 10 years as associate athletic director for compliance/sports administration from 1998 to 2007. Burton is responsible for the direct administrative supervision to the sports of golf, tennis, gymnastics, track and field, cross country, bowling, rifle, softball, wrestling and swimming and diving. He also oversees the operation of Haymarket Park. Working with the Lincoln Saltdogs, he helps set the budget for field and stadium operation costs and create strategic plans for the facility. Burton is a member of the athletic department’s executive team, which helps set policy, develops short- and long-term goals and objectives, and creates strategic plans for the department. Burton has expanded his responsibilities by assisting the development office in areas of fundraising and building relationships with athletic department

Education Ledger • B.A. in finance, Nebraska, 1985 ; J.D., Nebraska College of Law, 1989

supporters. Burton filled a similar position at Oklahoma State as the assistant athletic director for sports administration and compliance from 1993 to 1997. He oversaw OSU’s Olympic sports programs as well as the training and strength and conditioning, wrestling, men’s and women’s track and field and men’s and women’s tennis programs. Burton came to Nebraska from Texas Tech, where he served as an associate athletic director for compliance for one year. While at Texas Tech, Burton helped complete the NCAA investigation into the Red Raider athletic department and analyzed the entire compliance system at the institution. He also helped identify and implement financial aid and eligibility systems, including changes in personnel and restructuring of the compliance department. Burton, who was a member of the NCAA Division I women’s soccer committee for three years and was

Pat Logsdon

a member of the NCAA Division I bowling committee, served as a legislative administrator for the NCAA from 1989 to 1993. At the NCAA, he was involved in the development of legislation, interpretation of regulations and reviewed legal issues related to the application of the association’s regulations. He served as an NCAA liaison to committees and conducted comprehensive education to several intercollegiate athletic conferences. He has served on the National Association of Athletic Compliance Coordinators Executive Committee and the subcommittee of Big 12 Directors of Compliance. He received his bachelor’s degree in finance from Nebraska in 1985 and his juris doctorate from the Nebraska College of Law in 1989. A native of Falls City, Neb., Burton and his wife, Krista, have a daughter, Elly, and sons Robert Falk, McClain John, Abram Lawslo.

Associate A.D./SWA | 32nd Year | Nebraska (1989) Administrative Experience: • Senior Woman Administrator, 2008-Present • Associate A.D. for Administration, 2007-Present • Assistant A.D. for Administration, 2005-07 • Director of Athletic Administration, 2003-05 • Director of Football Operations, 1996-03

A member of the Nebraska Athletic Department since 1979, Pat Logsdon was promoted to senior woman administrator on March 7, 2008, in addition to her duties as associate athletic director for administration. She previously served in the role of assistant athletic director. Logsdon’s duties include oversight on all administrative issues and operational functions of the Athletic Director’s office; oversight in the areas of administration, athletic medicine, nutrition, football operations, softball, women’s gymnastics and rifle; developing and implementing administrative policies and procedures, assisting with strategic planning, reviewing and maintaining THREE-TIME NCAA TEAM CHAMPIONS

game and coaching contracts and oversight of the administrative budget. Previously, Logsdon spent six seasons as NU’s director of football operations, the first female in Division I to serve in that capacity. She handled organization of all recruiting functions, supervised compliance activities and coordinated all football administrative operations, including travel and practice operations. Logsdon served three years as assistant to the director of football operations and 14 seasons as the football recruiting secretary. Logsdon received a bachelor’s degree in education from Nebraska in 1989.


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Huskers Make Historic Move to Big Ten

Nebraska Athletic Director Tom Osborne (left) joined Big Ten Commissioner James Delany (middle) and UNL Chancellor Harvey Perlman (right) as the Huskers were announced as the newest member of the league starting in 2011-12.

On July 1, 2011, the University of Nebraska became an official member of the Big Ten Conference, increasing the Big Ten’s membership to 12 institutions for the first time in conference history. The addition of Nebraska marked the Big Ten’s first expansion since Penn State University joined the conference in June of 1990. The Big Ten Conference is a union of 12 world-class academic institutions – who share a common mission of research, graduate, professional and undergraduate teaching and public service. The conference’s 100-plus years of history, strong tradition of competitive intercollegiate athletic programs, vast and passionate alumni base, and consistent leadership in innovations position the Big Ten and its entire community firmly on the Big Stage. The Big Ten has sustained a comprehensive set of shared practices and policies that enforce the priority of academics and emphasize the values of integrity, fairness and competitiveness in all aspects of its student-athletes’ lives, with the ultimate goal of ensuring that each individual has the opportunity to live a Big Life.

Big Ten Conference Highlights • Big Ten universities provide approximately $136 million in direct financial aid to nearly 10,000 men and women student-athletes who compete for 25 championships. • Conference institutions sponsor broad-based athletic programs with 298 teams. Other than the Ivy League, the Big Ten has the most broad-based athletic programs in the United States. • Big Ten fans are some of the nation’s most supportive, with nearly 10 million patrons attending conference home contests for football, men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball during 2011-12. In 2011, the Big Ten set new records for overall football attendance and surpassed the six-million mark for all games for the first time. During the 2011 volleyball campaign, the Big Ten led the nation with a total attendance of nearly 420,000. The Big Ten led the country in average attendance for the 36th straight season. • Over the last 33 seasons, the conference has ranked either No. 1 or No. 2 nationally in football, men’s basketball and wrestling attendance. • The Big Ten leads all conferences with more than 4.5 million living alumni and 320,000 undergraduate students. • Based on the U.S. Census projected population for 2010, the nine-state Big Ten region accounts for approximately 70 million people, which ranks second only to the Big East and well ahead of the ACC, SEC, Pac-10 and Big 12.

Big Ten Bowling Facts

• Nebraska is the only Big Ten team with an NCAA Bowling Program. •Nebraska has won eight national championships, three of which were in the NCAA: 1991, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2009 •Michigan State, Purdue, Illinois, Ohio State and Indiana have women’s intramural bowling teams. •The 2013 NCAA Championships will be held at Super Bowl Lanes in Canton, Mich. Nebraska became the first Big Ten team to compete at the NCAA Championship after claiming its 9th straight trip to the championships in 2012. The 2013 season will mark the second straight year that the NCAA Championships have been held in the Big Ten region, Wickliffe (Cleveland), Ohio, played host to the national tournament in 2012.

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THIS IS

NEBRASKA

The Nebraska Bowling Facility in the East Campus Union is home to the Nebraska bowling team. The six-lane facility provides the Huskers with a tournament-quality practice facility and is one of the best in the nation. The bowling team also enjoys Husker Power, with weight rooms in Memorial Stadium, the NU Coliseum and the Hendricks Training Complex. Nebraska’s excellent practice facilities have played an integral role in the Huskers capturing three national team championships over the past eight seasons. The Huskers also played host to the 2008 NCAA Championships at Thunder Alley in Omaha. Overall, the Nebraska women’s bowling team has claimed eight national titles (three NCAA, five IBC) under Coach Bill Straub since 1990.

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HOME OF CHAMPIONS Nebraska's top facilities are not limited to the men’s tennis program. Nearly every Husker sport enjoys a venue that ranks among the nation's best. Nebraska provides its student-athletes topnotch game-day and practice atmospheres in every sport. In 2012-13, the Nebraska men’s and women's basketball and wrestling programs benefitted from the addition of the Hendricks Training Complex at the Devaney Center. The new facility includes new practice courts and a wrestling room along with expanded strength and conditioning and athletic medicine areas. The baseball and softball teams began working out in the Haymarket Park Indoor Practice Facility in the fall of 2011. Middle: Nebraska’s teams compete in some of the nation’s finest facilities in front of large crowds. The Huskers are also committed to improving their facilities on an annual basis, including the new Hendricks Training Complex, which opened in the fall of 2011, and Pinnacle Bank Arena is set to open in 2013-14 for Nebraska men’s and women’s basketball. The Devaney Center is also being renovated to become the new home of Nebraska volleyball in 2013. Bottom left and right: The Osborne Athletic Complex provides Nebraska student-athletes with top-notch training facilities. The main entrance to the Osborne Athletic Complex and Traditions Lobby features an impressive waterfall and a wall that honors those who contributed to the massive project, as well as memorabilia and trophies from all of Nebraska’s bowl games.

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ACADEMIC SUCCESS The success of Nebraska student-athletes reaches far beyond athletic competition. More Husker student-athletes have been selected to CoSIDA Academic All-America teams (299) than any other school in the nation, and Nebraska has produced more NCAA Top Eight Award winners (16) than any other school. As it enters its second season of Big Ten Conference competition in 2012-13, Nebraska continues to set the standard for the approximately 1,400 NCAA member institutions. The Husker football team leads all individual sport programs in the nation with 102 all-time CoSIDA Academic All-America awards. The Penn State football program ranks second among all sports nationally with 60 all-time academic All-Americans. In fact, Nebraska's 102 football academic All-Americans would rank among the top 25 schools (all sports, all divisions) in the nation in the number of CoSIDA Academic All-Americans. The NU volleyball program has captured more academic All-America awards (36) than any other women’s team in the nation, while the Husker softball program ranks second on that list with 29 selections. Nebraska also ranks among the top 10 schools in the nation in CoSIDA Academic All-Americans in baseball, women's basketball and men’s and women’s track and field/cross country. Over the past two years, the men's and women's track and field programs have produced 10 CoSIDA Academic All-Americans the most in the nation during that span.

Huskers Build on Academic Tradition in 2011-12

Husker student-athletes produced another stellar year at the University of Nebraska, continuing NU’s tradition of academic success. Nebraska increased its nation-leading total of CoSIDA Academic All-Americans across all sports to 299 with a Big Ten Conference-leading eight honorees in 2011-12. A total of 190 Husker student-athletes captured academic All-Big Ten honors, while Huskers earned 667 spots on the All Sports as of August 2012 Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll during the fall and spring semesters.

Academic All-Americans 299

The Nebraska football team led an impressive showing in the classroom for the Huskers, as Austin Cassidy, Rex Burkhead and Sean Fisher all claimed CoSIDA Academic All-America honors. Cassidy, who became the 24th Husker football player in history to be a twotime academic All-American, earned first-team honors as a senior safety. Cassidy was joined on the first team by Burkhead, who rolled to 1,357 rushing yards as a junior I-back in 2011. Fisher, a junior linebacker, added second-team CoSIDA Academic All-America accolades. A total of 47 Husker football players earned bachelor's degrees in 2011-12, while 27 Huskers earned academic All-Big Ten awards.

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Track and field All-Americans Tyler Hitchler and Ashley Miller led an impressive season for Coach Gary Pepin’s program. Hitchler, an All-American on and off the track during his career, claimed Nebraska’s Male Student-Athlete-of-the-Year award. A first-team AllAmerican in the discus in 2012, Hitchler was also NU's male recipient of the Big Ten Medal of Honor. A two-time Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award winner and a four-time member of the Nebraska Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, Hitchler was accepted into medical school at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Miller, a three-time All-American on the track, was a co-captain of both the NU women's cross country and track and field teams in 2011-12. The 2011 CoSIDA Academic All-American was NU's female recipient of the Big Ten Medal of Honor and the women's track and field team's Big Ten Sportsmanship Award winner. The track and field program added a trio of 2012 CoSIDA Academic All-Americans, led by senior Bjorn Barrefors who became just the 13th Husker in history across all sports to be a three-time academic All-American. The multi-eventer from Stockholm, Sweden, was joined on the 2012 first team by senior Nate Polacek, who earned a spot on the academic All-America team for the second straight season. Junior distance runner Brett Grieb added a third-team CoSIDA Academic All-America award.

Top: Nebraska Student-Athletes of the Year Ashley Miller (left) and Tyler Hitchler (right) earned multiple All-America awards for the Husker track and field program. Bottom: Katie Ann Sopp earned her bachelor’s degree from Nebraska in December 2011, after majoring in business administration at Nebraska. Sopp, who helped the Huskers to the 2009 NCAA title, earned All-America honors on the lanes and in the classroom in 2008.

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The Nebraska wrestling team also produced a pair of CoSIDA Academic All-Americans for the first time in program history. Heavyweight Tucker Lane claimed first-team honors to close his career as a two-time CoSIDA Academic All-American. Lane, who also earned a prestigious NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship worth $7,500, was joined by second-team academic All-American Josh Ihnen. The junior added All-America honors on the mat as well for the Huskers in 2012. Lane was joined by softball’s Nikki Haget, Hitchler and Miller in earning NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships for the Huskers in 2011-12. Across all sports, Nebraska student-athletes claimed 190 academic All-Big Ten selections, just two shy of its Big 12-record-setting total of 192 in 2010-11. The Husker baseball (17), women's tennis (7), bowling (4) and women's rifle (4) teams all led the Big Ten in academic All-Big Ten selections, while the NU football (27), softball (10) and men's golf teams (6) all ranked second among conference schools. Over the past four years, Nebraska has claimed nearly 740 academic all-conference certificates across all sports. Huskers also earned 667 spots on the first Nebraska ScholarAthlete Honor Roll, which recognizes student-athletes who produce 3.0 or better gradepoint averages in the fall or spring semesters. Husker student-athletes also produced 92 perfect 4.0 GPA semesters during the 2011-12 academic year. The hard work, dedication and commitment of Nebraska’s student-athletes in the classroom resulted in a record-setting 155 current or former student-athletes earning degrees from August of 2011 through May of 2012. Each spring Nebraska hosts its annual Student-Athlete Recognition Banquet to honor Huskers who have earned either a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA or have earned a 3.0 or higher GPA in the previous calendar year. In the spring of 2012, Husker student-athletes earned 321 academic honors medallions.

Nebraska’s 2011-12 Academic Highlights

• 299 All-Time CoSIDA Academic All-Americans across all sports (leads nation) 102 Football Academic All-Americans (leads all sports, all time) 36 Volleyball Academic All-Americans (leads all women’s sports, all time) 29 Softball Academic All-Americans (No. 2 among all women’s sports, all time) • Eight CoSIDA Academic All-Americans (5 first-team, 2 second-team, 1 third-team) First-Team: Rex Burkhead (Football), Austin Cassidy (Football), Tucker Lane (Wrestling), Bjorn Barrefors (Men’s Track & Field), Nate Polacek (Men’s Track & Field) Second-Team: Sean Fisher (Football), Josh Ihnen (Wrestling) Third-Team: Brett Grieb (Men’s Track & Field) • Four NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship Winners ($7,500) Tucker Lane (Wrestling); Nikki Haget (Softball); Tyler Hitchler (Track & Field); Ashley Miller (Track & Field/Cross Country) • 190 Academic All-Big Ten Selections Across All Sports (3.0 GPA) • 667 Student-Athletes Honored on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Fall and Spring Honor Rolls (3.0 GPA or above) • 92 Student-Athletes Earned Perfect 4.0 GPAs in either the Fall or Spring Semester • School-Record 155 Student-Athletes Earned Degrees from August 2011 through May 2012 (August 2011--16; December 2011--57; May 2012--82) • Male Student-Athlete of the Year - Tyler Hitchler, Men’s Track & Field (Nutrition Science) • Female Student-Athlete of the Year - Ashley Miller, Women’s Track & Field/Cross Country (Dietetics) • Men’s Herman Award Winner - Men’s Golf (3.509 GPA in 2011) • Women’s Herman Award Winner - Women’s Tennis (3.644 GPA in 2011) • Life Skills Team Award Winners - Football, Women's Swimming & Diving

Top: Three-time All-American Cassandra Leuthold earned her bachelor’s degree from Nebraska in the winter of 2010. The Most Outstanding Player of the 2009 NCAA Championships, Leuthold won the NTCA Rookie-of-the-Year award in 2007 and was NTCA Player of the Year in 2010. She led the Huskers to the 2009 NCAA championship. Bottom: Kayla Johnson earned her bachelor’s degree in the spring of 2012 after majoring in art at Nebraska. A first-team NTCA All-American in 2012, Johnson was also an academic All-Big Ten selection for the Huskers as a senior. Johnson posted a team-best 216.2 average at the 2012 NCAA Championships.

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Columns in the Hewit and Boekel Academic Center display the names of every Husker student-athlete who has lettered in a varsity sport and graduated from the University of Nebraska, while portraits honor each of Nebraska’s nation-leading CoSIDA Academic All-Americans. Right: Construction was completed in the fall of 2010 on the Nebraska Student Life Complex, which nearly tripled the size of NU’s previous academic space. The Student Life Complex also features a new technology center and a dedicated Life Skills area.

The Nebraska academic Experience

From the day student-athletes decide the University of Nebraska is the right place to be, the athletic academic counseling unit provides personal and academic support to ensure that student-athletes will get the most out of their years as Huskers. Featuring one of the most innovative and comprehensive support systems in the nation, Nebraska is dedicated to helping its student-athletes become outstanding leaders. The academic support team is comprised of 13 full-time staff members and a tutorial staff of approximately 75 tutors addressing all subject areas.

Academic Counseling

Eight academic counselors and three assistant academic counselors are in place to monitor daily academic progress, receive consistent course feedback, assist with the advising/registration process and monitor continuing eligibility and progress toward graduation. Essentially, academic counselors assist student-athletes in navigating the University of Nebraska system.

Tutorial Support

A tremendous resource for all academic abilities, unlimited tutorial support is available from day one up to college graduation. Subject and mentor tutors help provide academic support and study strategies to be successful. Supplemental Instruction, a sub-component of the tutorial program, provides targeted group review sessions to help ease the transition to college academics while improving study strategies and building academic self-esteem.

Study Hall

Nebraska’s study hall program is housed in the D.J. Sokol Enrichment Center within the Student Life Complex. Student-athletes attend a supervised, flex-time study hall that features day, evening and weekend hours. Each student-athlete is required to complete a specific number of study hours each week as determined by their academic counselor and/or coach. In addition, weekly study hall reports are provided to the coaching staff. Additional performance-based or tutor-based study hall may also be determined by the academic counselor.

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Mentoring

Many student-athletes meet with a mentor on a weekly basis to assist in making a smooth transition from high school to college. Mentors collect syllabi, gather and report academic progress information and teach academic success strategies.

Educational Assessments

Assessments are administered upon the request of the student-athlete, academic counselor, or coach to determine student strengths and areas for improvement. Results allow academic counselors to develop a personalized academic support program and to determine if more in-depth testing is warranted. When additional assessments are necessary, referrals are made to a consulting psychologist who conducts the assessments. If it is determined that a student-athlete has a learning disability, appropriate accommodations are made through the Office of Services for Students with Disabilities.

Student-Athlete Orientation

The academic staff coordinates New Student-Athlete Orientation to help newcomers adjust to the multiple demands of being a college student-athlete. Presentations are made by academic counselors, compliance officials, NU faculty and administrators, business/community professionals and student-athletes.

Personal Counseling

Student-athletes will find a supportive and caring environment at Nebraska. Transitional issues, stress management, time management, academic focus and problem resolution are all addressed in a proactive manner throughout the year. If necessary, counseling referrals are also made to designated practitioners.

Computer Resources

Student-athletes enjoy a new state-of-the art computer lab and technology center with 58 computers and professional supervision. Laptops are also available during team travel. Student-athletes have the benefit of ongoing education and assistance from a full-time computer technician.


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In 2012, Husker senior bowler Valerie Calberry (above, left) earned a prestigious Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award, which is presented annually by Athletic Director Tom Osborne (right) to recognize the top NU student-athletes across all sports for their commitments to the Nebraska Life Skills program. Kayla Johnson also earned a HERO Award for the NU bowling program in 2012. The Nebraska Life Skills program helps Husker student-athletes experience the benefits of service to others while learning to expand their own leadership skills both on and off the fields of competition. The Abbott Life Skills Center is located within Nebraska’s new Student Life Complex, which opened to Husker studentathletes in the fall of 2010.

Nebraska Life Skills - Serving Leaders

The Nebraska Life Skills program is committed to providing proactive education, resources and support throughout college and beyond, best preparing Husker student-athletes for life after sports. Services foster transition, retention, responsible decision-making, leadership, volunteerism and career development. Nebraska has long been considered a pioneer in life skills support and programming. In 1998, Nebraska was one of five Division I schools nationally to win the prestigious Program of Excellence Award recognizing a strong commitment to total person development. In 2005, Keith Zimmer, Associate A.D. for Life Skills, was the recipient of the Dr. Gene Hooks Award recognizing him as the top life skills administrator in the country.

Life Skills Components

Proactive Education Husker Life Seminar – All incoming student-athletes complete a 13-week fall semester seminar addressing a variety of life skills topics ranging from leadership to money to relationships and study skills. Team Workshops – Campus and community experts facilitate team-specific life skills education workshops. Student-Athlete Assemblies – Meetings featuring remarks from Athletic Director Tom Osborne and nationally recognized life skills trainers. Personalized Support/Individual Sessions Resume Development – Each student-athlete is assigned a Life Skills counselor who assists in the creation of a personalized resume for the student-athlete. Periodic follow-up meetings will take place through graduation to ensure a wellrounded college experience and marketability to realize career goals. Community Outreach Nebraska student-athletes combine to impact over 100,000 people statewide on an annual basis. Team Service Requirement – Each team participates in a minimum of two service projects per year. School Outreach – Individuals participate in numerous school outreach campaigns in both classroom and assembly settings. Hospital Visits – Huskers are frequent hospital visitors providing cheer and encouragement to a variety of patients. Miscellaneous Outreach – Outreach requests are received daily from the entire state requesting involvement from Husker student-athletes. Mentoring Programs – Typically requires one hour of service per week serving as a youth mentor.

Leadership/Citizenship Life Skills promotes leadership development and provides recognition opportunities for extraordinary citizenship. Student-Athlete Advisory Committee – Elected team representatives from each of the 23 sports serve as the “voice” of the entire student-athlete population discussing student-athlete welfare, legislation and service events. HERO Leadership Award – Individual recognition to Huskers who have consistently went above and beyond serving as an exemplary role-model. Heart and Soul Award – Presented annually to the top senior studentathlete leaders for extraordinary service throughout their college careers. Brook Berringer Citizenship Team – Annual “Good Works” team honoring football players for dedicated service in memory of late Husker Brook Berringer. Nebraska Football Uplifting Athletes - A newly recognized UNL student organization initiated in 2012, Nebraska football players and UNL student leaders work collaboratively to raise funds and awareness for those with rare diseases. Nebraska running back Rex Burkhead was named the 2012 recipient of the National Rare Disease Champion Award for his mentoring of Jack Hoffman. Life Skills Award of Excellence – Presented to the single men’s and women’s team with the highest point total in the life skills team competition. Career Commitment In addition to the creation of a personalized resume and game plan, the following career resources are available to every Husker. Student-Athlete Career Fair – Attended by approximately 25 companies. Networking Night – Former Husker student-athletes and other professionals thriving in their chosen career fields share valuable insights with sophomore student-athletes. Assessments – Online assessments to help individuals discover talents and match with a major and career. Practical Experience – Programs in place to facilitate shadowing and internship placements. Job Preparation – Expert advice on cover letter writing, interviewing skills and evaluating the job offer. Postgraduate Assistance Commitment to helping student-athletes pursue postgraduate plans and scholarships. Career Nights – Learn from the experts to gain valuable insight on timelines, application procedures, entrance requirements, personal essays and more. Scholarships – Seniors in their final season of athletic eligibility can apply for numerous postgraduate awards.

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LEADING THE WAY As one of the nation’s premier public institutions, the University of Nebraska is committed to undergraduate learning and world-class research. Quality instruction is emphasized in Nebraska’s 157 undergraduate majors, which are spread through nine undergraduate colleges. Nebraska, which officially joined the Big Ten Conference on July 1, 2011, is a member of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation, a consortium of Big Ten universities and the University of Chicago, which has generated unique opportunities for students and faculty by sharing expertise, leveraging resources and collaborating on programs. The University of Nebraska was chartered by the Nebraska Legislature in 1869 as the state’s public university and land-grant institution. Founded in Lincoln, the University of Nebraska was expanded in 1968 into a state educational system now comprising four campuses under the guidance of a Board of Regents and a central administration. To discover more about the University of Nebraska visit unl.edu. To learn more about Nebraska athletics, visit Huskers.com and ThisIsNebraska.com.

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“The Big Ten is a historically prestigious and stable academic community of scholars and students. The Big Ten, known for its athletic prowess, is highly regarded for its academic and research enterprises. There is nothing but upside for UNL to join the Big Ten.” Harvey Perlman University of Nebraska Chancellor at the June 11, 2010 press conference announcing UNL’s move to the Big Ten Conference

Large photo: The Torn Notebook sculpture is a focal point for students and alumni. Bottom left: The Nebraska Student Union is the meeting place on campus where students can spend a little down time between classes. It has study areas and a food court. Bottom middle: The Esther L. Kaufmann Center houses the Jeffery S. Raikes School of Computer Science and Management. Bottom right: The new, 30,000-square foot Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center is the nation’s largest multicultural center attached to a student union.

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WELCOME TO LINCOLN, NEBRASKA

Featuring the advantages of an urban setting, the city of Lincoln is home to the University of Nebraska campus, and is only minutes away from the scenic beauty and wide open spaces of America’s Heartland. Living in Lincoln enables Nebraska student-athletes to enjoy the benefits of city life, while residing in a community that consistently ranks among the nation’s best in overall quality of life. • Also known as the Star City, Lincoln sports a population of nearly 260,000, making it the third largest city in the Big Ten. • Lincoln was voted the No. 2 U.S. City in Quality of Life in the Gallup-Healthways WellBeing Index in 2011. • Forbes.com ranked Lincoln as one of the nation’s “Most Livable Cities” while ranking it fifth-best for business and careers in 2010. Forbes also ranked Lincoln as the fifth safest city in the United States. • Lincoln was listed as a “Best Sport City” by the Sporting News in 2009. • RelocateAmerica.com ranked Lincoln as one of its Top 10 College Towns in 2010. • The city of Lincoln consistently lists one of the lowest crime rates in the nation. • Lincoln’s Public School system was recently ranked as one of the top five in the nation by Expansion Management magazine. • With more than 6,000 acres of parks, including 10 lakes, 11 municipal swimming pools, more than 80 miles of biking and hiking trails and 12 public golf courses, Lincoln offers more park land per capita than any other city in the United States. • Lincoln is a three-hour drive away from Kansas City, as well as a day trip to Chicago, Minneapolis and Denver.

Canopy Street is an eight-block expansion of Lincoln’s popular Historic Haymarket District, which will include over $498 millions of private and public investment, including the new 15,300-seat Pinnacle Arena, over 6,000 new parking stalls, a new hotel, retail, office, and several housing options. The state capital of Nebraska, Lincoln is a growing city that features activities for citizens of all ages and interests. Lincoln is a scenic city including the Sunken Gardens in the middle of town. The Sunken Gardens features an annual floral display of more than 30,000 plants. The Haymarket District is full of entertainment and dining options and is just blocks from Campus. The historic state capitol building provides the centerpiece of the downtown area, and famed “O” Street provides numerous options for nightlife and entertainment for students.

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OMAHA

Nebraska’s largest city, Omaha, is less than an hour’s drive from Lincoln and has a population of nearly 800,000. Omaha is home to CenturyLink Center (top), TD Ameritrade Park (above), the NCAA College World Series, the world-renowned Henry Doorly Zoo (bottom) and the Joslyn Art Museum (bottom).

Prominent People with Nebraska Ties

Grover Cleveland Alexander, Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher • Fred Astaire, dancer and actor • Max Baer, boxer • Marlon Brando, Academy Award-winning actor • William Jennings Bryan, U.S. Secretary of State, U.S. Representative, Democratic Party nominee for president 1896, 1900, and 1908 • Warren Buffett, investor; Forbes Magazine’s 2008 Richest Man in the World • Richard N. Cabela, entrepreneur, founder of Cabela’s sporting store • Johnny Carson, comedian • Joba Chamberlain, Professional baseball player for the New York Yankees • Dick Cheney, 46th U.S. Vice-president • Brian Duensing, Professional baseball player for the Minnesota Twins • Henry Fonda, Academy Award-winning actor • Bob Gibson, Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher for St. Louis Cardinals • Alex Gordon, Professional baseball player for the Kansas City Royals • Amy Heidemann, Karmin lead singer • Marg Helgenberger, actress • Peter Kiewit, contractor, investor and philanthropist • Jaime King, actress • Ted Kooser, Poet Laureate of the United States and Pulitzer Prize winner • Larry the Cable Guy, comedian • Malcolm X, civil rights leader • Nick Nolte, actor, producer • Edwin Perkins, inventor of KoolAid, philanthropist • Andy Roddick, tennis star, 2003 U.S. Open Champion • Gale Sayers, Football Hall of Fame running back for the Chicago Bears • Elliott Smith, singer-songwriter • Hilary Swank, 2-time Academy Award-winning actress • Gabrielle Union, actress • James Valentine, Maroon 5 guitarist • Paula Zahn, Former News anchor for CNN

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NEBRASKA’S NATIONAL POWER One of the nation’s premier athletic programs, Nebraska is dedicated to and successful in all 23 of its varsity sports. Nebraska has won a total of 24 team national championships since 1970, including five football titles, eight men’s gymnastics championships, five bowling crowns, three volleyball titles and three women’s track and field championships. In 2011-12, 10 Husker teams finished among the top 25 in their respective sports, including the Nebraska football team which posted its fourth straight nine-win season. The Husker football team also led a list of 14 Husker squads that advanced to NCAA postseason competition in 2011-12, as Bo Pelini's team made a New Year's Day appearance in the 2012 Capital One Bowl. The national power Husker bowling team took third at the 2012 NCAA Championships. The NU women's gymnastics team finished eighth nationally for its third straight top-10 NCAA finish after claiming its first Big Ten title. The NU wrestling team notched its fifth straight top-16 NCAA finish by tying for ninth at nationals, while the men's gymnasts added a No. 10 NCAA finish. The NU men's track and field team contributed a tie for 11th at the NCAA Outdoor Championships - the team's best finish since 2003. The Husker men also tied for 23rd at the NCAA Indoor Championships, while the Husker women won the program's first Big Ten crown. The tradition-rich volleyball program won the school's first-ever Big Ten title in any sport while finishing 12th nationally and advancing to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

Outside hitter Gina Mancuso captured first-team AVCA All-America honors while helping the Nebraska volleyball team to the school's first-ever Big Ten Conference championship in 2011. The tradition-rich Nebraska volleyball team has won three NCAA titles in its history, while capturing four conference titles in the past five seasons.

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The NU women’s tennis team produced the best season in school history in 2012, posting a school-record 24 wins and No. 16 final ITA ranking. The Huskers produced their third straight trip to the NCAA Tournament, where they came up just short of their first NCAA Sweet 16 trip. The Husker women's basketball team ran to the second-highest win total in school history with 24 victories, while adding a runner-up finish in their first Big Ten Tournament. NU posted their second-highest final Associated Press national ranking by finishing the year at No. 17. While Nebraska’s teams performed at the high levels, individual Husker athletes also earned national honors. On the gridiron, linebacker Lavonte David claimed All-America honors while being named the Big Ten's Butkus-Fitzgerald Linebacker of the Year. Alfonzo Dennard was named the Tatum-Woodson Defensive Back of the Year, while Brett Maher became the first player to win the conference's punter and place-kicker of the year awards in the same season since 2001. Chad Wright claimed a national championship in the men's discus. Overall in 2011-12, 30 Husker student-athletes combined to capture 39 All-America awards across all sports. As a testament to Nebraska’s national recruiting prowess, the All-Americans came to NU from 12 states and five foreign countries. The Cornhusker state showed its success in keeping the best and brightest of its future leaders at home, as nine All-Americans came from the state of Nebraska.

Top: Chad Wright claimed the national title in the men's discus at the 2012 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. The sophomore from Kingston, Jamaica earned his second All-America award while becoming the 77th NCAA individual champion in the history of the Husker track and field program. Bottom: The Nebraska women’s track and field team captured the 2012 Big Ten Indoor title. It was NU’s 104th track and field conference crown in history. The Husker men added a pair of top-25 NCAA team finishes in 2012, including a tie for 11th at the NCAA outdoor meet.


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Nebraska’s Top 25 National Finishes in 2011-12 Bowling Women’s Gymnastics Wrestling Men’s Gymnastics Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Volleyball Women's Tennis Women's Basketball Men’s Indoor Track & Field Football

3rd 8th 9th (Tie) 10th 11th (Tie) 12th 16th 17th 23rd (Tie) 24th

Top left: The Nebraska women’s gymnastics team captured its first Big Ten title while finishing eighth at the 2012 NCAA Championships. Sophomore Emily Wong was the Big Ten all-around champion, while Jessie DeZiel was the Big Ten Freshman of the Year. Dan Kendig added Big Ten Coach-of-the-Year honors to the Husker hardware haul, which included eight NCAA All-America awards in 2012.

Middle left: Mary Weatherholt powered Nebraska to the best women's tennis season in school history in 2012. The All-Big Ten pick from Prairie Village, Kan., earned a trip to the NCAA Singles Championship, after leading NU to the second round of the NCAA Tournament and a final No. 16 national ranking.

Top right: Jordan Hooper became the first sophomore in Nebraska women's basketball history to earn AP All-America honors after claiming a first-team AllBig Ten award for the Huskers in 2012. Hooper, an Alliance, Neb., native became the first sophomore in Husker history to reach 1,000 career points.

Bottom left: James Green captured All-America honors for the Nebraska wrestling team in 2012. The 157-pound freshman from New Jersey helped the Huskers to a tie for ninth at the NCAA Championships for their fifth consecutive top-16 finish at nationals.

Bottom right: Lavonte David captured first-team All-America honors after claiming the Big Ten's Butkus-Fitzgerald Linebacker-of-the-Year award in 2011. The native of Miami, Fla., was chosen by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft.

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NEBRASKA BOWLING

Nebraska bowling has established one of the richest traditions in collegiate women’s bowling over the past two decades. Coach Bill Straub led Nebraska to four national championships during the 1990s, before adding another championship in 2001.

The Huskers took their championship success to another level by winning the first-ever NCAA title in the sport in 2004. Nebraska captured back-to-back NCAA Championships with another title in 2005 and most recently captured the 2009 NCAA crown. Nebraska bowlers have been well-represented in national and international competitions. Under Coach Bill Straub, 10 Husker bowlers have qualified for their national teams, including U.S. National Team members Shannon Pluhowsky, Diandra Asbaty (Hyman) and Brenda Edwards, Elise Bolton Recent Huskers Danielle van der Meer (Netherlands), Valerie Calberry (Canada) and Shalima Zalsha (Indonesia), and current Huskers Bethany Hedley (England), Tan Yan Ling (Singapore) have also represented their home countries on the international level.

Top: Nebraska captured back-to-back NCAA Championships in 2004 and 2005, the first two NCAA titles in the history of the sport. Middle: Nebraska has one of the richest bowling traditions in the country. The three-time national champion Huskers contend for the NCAA title on an annual basis, and in 2008 Nebraska played host to the NCAA Championship at Thunder Alley in Omaha. Left: Three-time U.S. Amateur champion Shannon Pluhowsky represented the United States three straight years at the Bowling World Cup, an event considered the world’s premier amateur competition. In 2004, she became the first American bowler to win the Bowling World Cup in 12 years. In 2011, she became the first bowler to ever win four gold medals in the World Women’s Championships.

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• Al l - A me r i c an •SA AC Captain •Member of the 2009 National C h a m p i o n s h i p Te a m

Amanda Burau

Yan Ling

SOPHOMORES

•Senior

Elise Bolton

Lizabeth Kuhlkin

Andrea Ruiz

FRESHMEN

Kristina Mickelson

N E B R A S K A JUNIORS

N E B R A S K A

April Campbell

Emily Nykiel

Emily Eckhoff

Bethany Hedley


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OPPONENT

L O C AT I O N

Nov. 9

Crusader Classic

at Valparaiso, Ind.

Nov. 30

Track Kat Classic

at Huntsville, Texas

Jan. 11

Mid-Winter Invitational

at Jonesboro, Ark.

Feb. 1

Prairie View A&M Invite

at Arlington, Texas

Feb. 8

Southern University Invite

at Arlington, Texas

Feb. 15

Morgan State Invitational

at Baltimore, Md.

March 1

Greater Ozark Invitational

at Kansas City, Mo.

March 15

Music City Classic

at Nashville, Tenn.

April 11

NCAA Championships

at Canton, Mich.

Dates and times subject to change. For updated schedule, and game day information, visit Huskers.com.

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