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2018-19 HUSKER GRADUATES

Luis Alvarado Salinas, Puerto Rico

Avery Anderson Surprise, Arizona

Fyn Anderson Lincoln, Nebraska

Jace Anderson Lincoln, Nebraska

Heath Anderson Mesa, Arizona

Lia Baldo Glenview, Illinois

Jalin Barnett Lawton, Oklahoma

Mohamed Barry Grayson, Georgia

Landon Bartel Ashland, Missouri

Caitlin Bartsch The Woodlands, Texas

Kelly Belzeski Schererville, Indiana

Tyler Berger Prineville, Oregon

Kate Birchmier Bloomfield, Iowa

Rachel Blackburn Leavenworth, Kansas

Julia Bond Aurora, Illinois

Tanner Borchardt Gothenburg, Nebraska

Sam Bransby Naperville, Illinois

Cassandra Brassard Regina, Saskatchewan

Danielle Breen Ames, Iowa

Brooks Brennan Albuquerque, New Mexico

Brooke Burris Lee’s Summit, Missouri

Tony Butler Lakewood, Ohio

Bri Cassidy San Bernardino, California

Kelli Chung Torrance, California

Nicole Colonna Los Altos Hills, California

Cole Conrad Fremont, Nebraska

Marina Cozac Chicago, Illinois

Brison Cronenbold Thousand Oaks, California

Sienna Crouse Fargo, North Dakota

Kaiwan Culmer Nassau, Bahamas

Reka Czuth Pecs, Hungary

Carlos Davis Blue Springs, Missouri

Khalil Davis Blue Springs, Missouri

Michael Decker Omaha, Nebraska

Paula Del Cueto Castillo Sevilla, Spain

Candice Dominguez Ventura, California

Reece Eddins Lee’s Summit, Missouri

Jordan Ehly Las Cruces, New Mexico

Linus Erhart Lustenau, Austria

Josh Everitt Tucson, Arizona

Mikaela Foecke West Point, Iowa

Ethan Frazier Lee’s Summit, Missouri

Nick Gates Las Vegas, Nevada

Francesca Giganti St. Louis, Missouri

Elizabeth Gould Atlanta, Georgia

Patrick Grayson Stafford, Virginia

Jace Guthmiller Yankton, South Dakota

Haley Hanson Overland Park, Kansas

Sydney Harlow Omaha, Nebraska

Haley Harsin Syracuse, Nebraska

Lindsay Helferich Odessa, Texas

Austin Hemphill Gretna, Nebraska

Virginia Hill Haymarket, Virginia

Amanda Hilton West Chicago, Illinois

Byron Hood Roca, Nebraska

Matt Jarzynka Loup City, Nebraska

Jacqueline Jeschke Augusta, Georgia

Austin Johnson Mountain View, California

Erika Johnson North Oaks, Minnesota

Audrey Judd Olathe, Kansas

Reid Karel Seward, Nebraska

Eric Karl II Southlake, Texas

Kyle King Mesquite, Texas

Sedrick King Plant City, Florida

Bo Kitrell Ashland, Nebraska

Micah Klousia Springfield, Missouri

Jermarcus Hardrick Lindsay Hargreaves Batesville, Victoria, Mississippi British Columbia


NEBRASKA HONOR THE PAST. LIVE THE PRESENT. CREATE THE FUTURE.

It has been a privilege to spend the past two seasons developing and implementing the blueprint for the future success of Nebraska Athletics. We made some significant changes in 2018-19, beginning with Coach Scott Frost’s first season as Nebraska’s football coach. While our results on the field were not up to traditional Husker standards in 2018, the transformation in the culture of our football program was undeniable and we are setting the stage for significant improvement in the days ahead. We are excited about our program’s direction. Since the end of the 2017-18 athletic season, we have experienced coaching changes in Men’s Golf (Mark Hankins), Men’s Tennis (Sean Maymi), Women’s Gymnastics (Heather Brink), Men’s Basketball (Fred Hoiberg), Rifle (Rachel Martin), Baseball (Will Bolt), Women’s Golf (Lisa Johnson) and Bowling (Paul Klempa). Our new coaches are committed to building on the great traditions of Nebraska. In many cases, they were champion student-athletes themselves as Huskers, and they bring a passion and energy for Nebraska that is unmatched. I believe we have the resources to compete for championships at all levels in our sports, but we also have the opportunity to take Nebraska to new heights. A unified approach from coaches and student-athletes to athletic staff and university administration, along with the emotional and financial support of our amazing fan base is essential to our future. In the pages that follow, you will find out about top-four NCAA finishes from our volleyball, men’s gymnastics and bowling programs in 2018-19, along with a fifth consecutive top-10 finish from our wrestling program. You will also learn about the amazing accomplishments of our student-athletes outside of competition. At Nebraska, our mission is to serve the University, its students, the state and Husker fans with Integrity, Trust, Respect, Teamwork and Loyalty while providing our student-athletes with the resources and support they need to be successful in academics, athletics and life. We are proud of all of our athletic teams, and thankful for our great fan support, which helped us rank in the top 25 nationally in attendance across nine sports in 2018-19. On behalf of our student-athletes, coaches and staff, thank you for your continued support of Nebraska Athletics. Go Big Red!

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NEBRASKA ALL-AMERICANS

2018-19 (14 States, Canada, Mexico) 26 Student-Athletes/30 Awards/18 First Team Tyler Berger, Wrestling, Senior (First Team, 157 Pounds) Jake Bonnay, Men’s Gymnastics, Junior (First Team, Floor Exercise) Mayson Conner, Men’s Track & Field, Freshman (First Team, Indoor High Jump) (Second Team, Outdoor High Jump) Sienna Crouse, Women’s Gymnastics, Senior (Second Team, All-Around) (Second Team, Balance Beam) Carlos Davis, Men’s Track & Field, Senior (Second Team, Discus) Mikaela Foecke, Volleyball, Senior (First Team, Outside Hitter) Charlie Giles, Men’s Gymnastics, Freshman (First Team, Vault) Taylor Houchin, Women’s Gymnastics, Junior (Second Team, Uneven Bars) Khalil Jackson, Men’s Gymnastics, Freshman (First Team, High Bar) Abigail Knapton, Diving, Junior (First Team, Platform) (Honorable Mention, Three Meter) Mikey Labriola, Wrestling, Redshirt Freshman (First Team, 174 Pounds) Kenzie Maloney, Volleyball, Senior (Third Team, Libero/Defensive Specialist) Josh Martin, Men’s Gymnastics, Sophomore (First Team, Pommel Horse) Angela Mercurio, Women’s Track & Field, Senior (Second Team, Indoor Triple Jump) Allison Morris, Bowling, Junior (Honorable Mention) Raquel Orozco, Bowling, Sophomore (First Team) Sydney Otto, Women’s Track & Field, Sophomore (Second Team, Javelin) Samantha Peterson, Rifle, Junior (Second Team, Smallbore) Chad Red Jr., Wrestling, Sophomore (First Team, 141 Pounds) Jared Seay, Men’s Track & Field, Senior (First Team, Heptathlon) Anton Stephenson, Men’s Gymnastics, Senior (First Team, All-Around) (First Team, Vault) Lauren Stivrins, Volleyball, Sophomore (First Team, Middle Blocker) Meghan Straub, Bowling, Senior (First Team) Isaiah White, Wrestling, Junior (First Team, 165 Pounds) Brittni Wolczyk, Women’s Track & Field, Junior (Second Team, Javelin) Chase Wolinski, Women’s Track & Field, Junior (First Team, Javelin)

NEBRASKA TOP TEAM FINISHES

Volleyball - 2nd at NCAA Championships Men’s Gymnastics - 3rd at NCAA Championships Bowling - T3rd at NCAA Championships Wrestling - 10th at NCAA Championships Women’s Gymnastics - NCAA Super Regional Swimming & Diving - 33rd at NCAA Championships Men’s Indoor Track & Field T35th at NCAA Championships Women’s Outdoor Track & Field T48th at NCAA Championships Baseball - NCAA Regional

NEBRASKA INDIVIDUAL HONORS Best Female Athlete Mikaela Foecke, Volleyball Best Male Athlete Tyler Berger, Wrestling Outstanding Female Newcomer Nicklin Hames, Volleyball Outstanding Male Newcomer Mayson Conner, Track & Field

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ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT All Time, All Sports 338 CoSIDA Academic All-Americans 17 NCAA Today’s Top Ten Award Winners 2018-19 By The Numbers 5 CoSIDA Academic All-America Awards 77 Big Ten Distinguished Scholars 90 School-Record Graduation Success Rate 118 Perfect 4.0 GPA Semesters 136 Husker Student-Athlete Graduates 43, December 2018 75, May 2019 18, August 2019 253 Academic All-Big Ten Awards 312 Nebraska Academic Medallions 743 Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Rolls 969 APR Achieved by All Husker Teams

NATIONAL HONORS NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship Anton Stephenson, Men’s Gymnastics Angela Mercurio, Women’s Track & Field Wayne Duke Postgraduate Scholarship Anton Stephenson, Men’s Gymnastics Big Ten Postgraduate Scholarships Anton Stephenson, Men’s Gymnastics Angela Mercurio, Women’s Track & Field CoSIDA Academic All-Americans Anton Stephenson, Men’s Gymnastics (First Team, At Large) Lindsay Helferich, Swimming & Diving (Second Team, At Large) Angela Mercurio, Women’s Track & Field (Second Team) Kevin Cahoy, Men’s Track & Field (Third Team) Marina Cozac, Women’s Tennis (Third Team, At Large) Senior CLASS Award Mikaela Foecke, Volleyball 1FAR Academic Excellence Awards Danielle Breen, Women’s Gymnastics Marina Cozac, Women’s Tennis Paula Del Cueto Castillo, Women’s Tennis Joshua Everitt, Men’s Gymnastics Ethan Frazier, Baseball Lindsay Hargreaves, Soccer Lindsay Helferich, Swimming & Diving Bo Kitrell, Football Alex Magsam, Men’s Gymnastics Angela Mercurio, Women’s Track & Field Gina Metzler, Softball Emily O’Neal, Soccer Alexis Rienks, Soccer Jordan Shearer, Wrestling Anton Stephenson, Men’s Gymnastics

NEBRASKA INDIVIDUAL HONORS Male Student-Athlete of the Year Anton Stephenson, Men’s Gymnastics Female Student-Athlete of the Year Mikaela Foecke, Volleyball

Nebraska Outstanding Scholars Marina Cozac, Women’s Tennis Joshua Everitt, Men’s Gymnastics Lindsay Hargreaves, Soccer Lindsay Helferich, Swimming & Diving Bo Kitrell, Football Rok Krizaj, Men’s Tennis Jordan Shearer, Wrestling Anton Stephenson, Men’s Gymnastics Rachel Yager, Rifle

HERMAN TEAM GPA AWARDS Men’s Cross Country - 3.173 GPA Women’s Tennis - 3.493 GPA

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LIFE SKILLS

2018-19 By The Numbers 8 Heart & Soul Award Winners (pictured) Freedom Akinmoladun, Football Bri Cassidy, Softball Tanner Farmer, Football Jerald Foster, Football Jackie Jeschke, Swimming & Diving Catelyn Orel, Women’s Gymnastics Nina Radulovic, Rifle Aris Shino, Wrestling 27 Sam Foltz Hero 27 Leadership Awards Thomas Allen, Men’s Basketball Avery Anderson, Football Kirsten Baete, Women’s Golf Zemua Baptista, Wrestling Emma Bresser, Women’s Track & Field Rachel Brush, Women’s Track & Field Sadio Fenner, Men’s Track & Field Kaylyn Flatt, Swimming & Diving Ethan Frazier, Baseball Kayla Gadeken, Rifle Sierra Hassel, Women’s Gymnastics Michaela Loebel, Soccer Anna McDonald, Swimming & Diving Jon Meyer, Men’s Tennis Sinclaire Miramontez, Soccer Grace Mitchell, Women’s Basketball Raquel Orozco, Bowling Daniel Pearson, Men’s Golf Claire Reifeis, Women’s Tennis Ryan Schommer, Football Jonathan Scripnick, Men’s Gymnastics Brooke Smith, Volleyball Ben Stille, Football Anezka Szabo, Volleyball Rylie Unzicker, Softball Savanah Uveges, Soccer Emma Worley, Women’s Tennis 49 Members of SAAC in 2018-19 65 Husker Graduates in the PEO Program 39 Internships, 16 Grad/Medical School, 10 Study Abroad 76 Brook Berringer Citizenship Team Members 384 Tom Osborne Citizenship Team Members 840 Runners in the Nebraska Football Road Race 900 Awards Presented at “A Night at the Lied” Coordinated by Life Skills 30,000 Nebraskans Impacted by Service of Husker Student-Athletes in 2018-19

LIFE SKILLS PROGRAMS

Black History Month (February) Career Fair Community Outreach American Education American Red Cross Pass the Bucket Boo at the Zoo Down Syndrome Awareness Month Football Day of Service Football Team Hospital Visits Husker Connect Stadium Visit Link-N-Leaders Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital Visits Make-A-Wish Parties N Club Service Events Nebraska Football Road Race Read Across America School Is Cool Shop With A Jock Diversity & Inclusion Fourth year hosting the Diversity & Inclusion Summit for all student-athletes and staff Etiquette Fair Husker Heroes Eighth year hosting an outreach event on the field at Memorial Stadium Leadership & Involvement Fair Life After Sport Seminar Moving Off Campus Seminar Networking Night Post-Eligibility Opportunities (PEO) 65 Husker Letterwinner Graduates in 2018-19 Women’s History Month (March)

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ATHLETIC MEDICINE: TOTAL CARE OF HUSKER STUDENT-ATHLETES Every Nebraska student-athlete has an assigned athletic trainer who works to promote optimal health and physical performance. Under the guidance of Director of Athletic Medicine Lonnie Albers, MD, and Head Athletic Trainer and Physical Therapist Jerry Weber, the dedicated staff of the Athletic Medicine team provide total care for Nebraska student-athletes across all sports, while managing their orthopedic and medical needs with a team of highly experienced, board-certified orthopedic and sports medicine specialists, including a boardcertified family medicine physician.

SUPPORT SERVICES • Nebraska Athletic Medicine services are directed by a full-time boardcertified medical doctor with decades of experience in family practice, one of just a few schools in the country that provides a full-time medical doctor. The Athletic Medicine staff also includes more than 20 full-time and graduate assistant trainers. • Nebraska’s orthopedic staff is led by Robert Dugas, MD, David Clare, MD, and Justin Harris, MD. • In addition to the George Sullivan Athletic Training Room located within Memorial Stadium, a fully staffed athletic training room is located in the Hendricks Training Complex/Bob Devaney Sports Center. Auxiliary training rooms are located within almost every venue that Husker studentathletes compete. • To prevent injury and illness, incoming student-athletes receive comprehensive testing at no cost, including a baseline physical, sickle cell test, EKG, hemoglobin, hematocrit, basic metabolic profile and urinalysis testing. • Baseline and follow-up concussion testing are conducted by a team of medical doctors, neuroradiologists and counseling psychologists. • To facilitate the diagnosis and treatment of injuries, and to ensure convenience, student-athletes have access to an MRI located in East Memorial Stadium in the Center for Brain, Biology and Behavior (CB3). The CB3 is adjacent to the Nebraska Athletic Performance Laboratory. • Medical and orthopedic clinics are conducted on site in the George Sullivan Athletic Training Room in the Osborne Athletic Complex where a digital X-ray unit, a procedures room, and a pharmacy are located.

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STRENGTH & CONDITIONING PIONEERS IN PERFORMANCE

Since 1969, Nebraska Athletics has reinforced its sterling reputation of innovation in strength and conditioning. Nebraska was the first NCAA school to have a paid strength and conditioning coach, the first to lift weights in-season, the first to hold an official summer conditioning class for student-athletes and the first to offer a degree for strength coaching. The National Strength and Conditioning Association was founded at Nebraska and has since become the nation’s largest strength and conditioning research association.

SUPPORT SERVICES

• Senior Associate Athletic Director Todd Stull, MD, supervises Nebraska’s performance team in the areas of Strength & Conditioning/Husker Power, Performance Nutrition, Performance Psychology and the Nebraska Athletic Performance Lab (NAPL). • Performance pioneer Boyd Epley serves as an Assistant Athletic Director for Strength and Conditioning, while 2017 National Strength & Conditioning Coach of the Year for Football Zach Duval returned to Nebraska with Coach Scott Frost to lead football’s strength and conditioning program. • Fourteen full-time strength and conditioning coaches work with student-athletes to achieve maximum performance and prevent injuries. • All student-athletes have access to the most advanced strength equipment and training atmospheres possible in modern facilities that span three locations: The Ndamukong Suh Strength and Conditioning Center in the Myers Performance Center in Memorial Stadium; the Alloy Strength Complex in the Hawks Championship Center, which is connected to Memorial Stadium; and the Hendricks Training Complex adjacent to the Devaney Center. • Certified strength and conditioning coaches create training programs for student-athletes based on biomechanical and metabolically sound science and best practices.

PERFORMANCE PSYCHOLOGY

• Full-time, in-house athletic psychologists and a board certified psychiatrist work directly with Husker student-athletes to unlock performance potential and improve overall mental health.

SPORTS ANALYTICS

The Sports Analytics Department began in July of 2015. The first of its kind in college athletics, the department is responsible for working with coaches and staff of Nebraska’s 24 sports to collect, analyze and summarize data to enhance performance. Projects range from opponent and self-scouting, to decisionmaking and strategy, to recruiting and identifying conference or national trends. The analytics department also works with Business, Ticketing, Academics, Strength and Conditioning and the NAPL.

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PERFORMANCE NUTRITION: FUELING THE HUSKERS

Nebraska has a tremendous history in sports nutrition and training table services as one of the first institutions to have a full-time nutritionist on staff. Sports dietitians help Husker student-athletes across all 24 varsity sports make healthy choices to incorporate optimal fueling into their daily training routines. Nebraska’s individual nutritional counseling focuses on performance nutrition strategies, hydration, quality food choices and proper supplementation. The Performance Nutrition team also provides team education sessions and offers body composition assessments combined with personalized nutrition plans to help student-athletes reach their full potential. A world leader in his field for more than three decades, Dave Ellis was hired as the Director of Performance Nutrition for the Nebraska Athletic Department in July of 2018. Ellis has an impressive resume in the nutrition industry that includes starting Nebraska’s nutrition department in 1994. Ellis served for eight years as the Huskers’ Director of Performance Nutrition, providing a key component in Nebraska’s run to three national championships in that period. As Director of Performance Nutrition, Ellis plays an integral role in the development and implementation of sports nutrition services for all student-athletes to optimize health and performance. Ellis directs the nutrition efforts of the Husker football team on a daily basis, while overseeing a team that will coordinate nutrition services and education for all 24 of Nebraska’s sports.

NUTRITION STUDENT-ATHLETE SUPPORT SERVICES

• Nebraska’s three full-time sports dietitians work with the Lewis Training Table manager and executive chef to plan and prepare meals at no cost to student-athletes on scholarship. Meals also are provided at reasonable cost for non-scholarship student-athletes at an NCAA-approved rate. • Meals are augmented for student athletes with enhanced snacks, protein shakes and smoothies. • All student-athletes (scholarship/ non-scholarship) are offered a morning pre-post-workout meal during the academic year. Since 2015, all student athletes are offered a summer pre- and post-workout meal at the Lewis Training Table. • To help address weekend nutritional needs, Nebraska Athletics created the Husker Bucks Program that allocates funds on Saturdays and Sundays for student-athletes to use for snacks at select area restaurants.

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NEBRASKA ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE LAB

The Nebraska Athletic Performance Laboratory (NAPL) is recognized as the first performance research center within a collegiate department of athletics. The NAPL features a talented multidisciplinary team that includes a full-time director and biosalivary lab director, two research post-doctoral fellows and a research analyst. Located in East Memorial Stadium adjacent to UNL’s Center for Brain, Biology and Behavior (CB3), the NAPL collaborates with Nebraska’s Strength and Conditioning team, Husker Nutrition staff, Nebraska’s Athletic Medicine staff and sports programs to offer the highest level of integration of sport performance technologies and systems.

NAPL SUPPORT SERVICES

The NAPL is made up of the Mark and Debra Classen Cardio Area, James and Karen Linder Dynamic Performance Center, Markin Family Collaborative Center, Thayer Family Athletic Research Lab, and stateof-the-art equipment donated by the Suzanne and Walter Scott Foundation. The main entrance for research facilities is located in the Janet and Gerard Keating Family Concourse. The NAPL is a world-leading research and performance facility focused on the performance enhancement, health, safety and long-term well-being of studentathletes. The NAPL includes simulated athletic environments for studying performance, incorporating a camera system to track human movement in 3D, force plates to measure ground reaction forces, and state-of-the-art technology to assess physiological biomarkers, investigate exercise cardiovascular capacity and measure body composition. With research emerging as a critical major focus area in sport performance, all 24 Husker sports programs conduct performance testing at NAPL. Every performance test record is set using the most advanced technology. Force plates and motion capture videos are used to measure athletes in their development and testing results, to create an athletic performance index for each student-athlete that allows them to compare their performances. The focus of the Thayer Family Athletic Research Lab is recovery from competition by measuring salivary biomarkers 24 hours prior to and post-competition. Follow-up with coaches and athletes is designed to provide further support to athletic staff and student-athletes from individuals with alternative areas of expertise (exercise physiologists, psychologists) to address issues such as health status, recovery techniques, the meaning of salivary biomarkers within these specific environments, and the interpretation of results. NAPL focuses on student-athlete performance and health, and is collaborating with CB3 on projects that focus on concussion prevention, diagnosis, treatment and return to play. NEBRASKA ATHLETICS: 2018-19 ANNUAL REPORT

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HUSKER FANS IN THE STANDS

Nebraska was one of only three schools in the nation to attract more than 1.2 million fans across its seven major team sports (football, men’s and women’s basketball, volleyball, baseball, softball and women’s soccer) in 2018-19. The Huskers finished among the top 25 nationally in attendance across nine sports, including men’s and women’s gymnastics. During the fall and winter seasons combined, Nebraska ranked No. 2 in the nation with 1.14 million fans attending football, volleyball, women’s soccer and men’s and women’s basketball home games.

NEBRASKA’S TOP 25 NATIONAL ATTENDANCE RANKINGS 1. Volleyball 9. Baseball 10. Football 10. Men’s Basketball 11. Wrestling 21. Soccer 22. Women’s Basketball

8,205 4,426 89,034 15,341 2,231 1,029 4,101

NCAA DIVISION I SEVEN-SPORT ATTENDANCE* 1. LSU 2. Tennessee 3. NEBRASKA 4. Texas A&M 5. South Carolina

1,423,795 1,275,108 1,234,900 1,169,709 1,167,794

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NCAA DIVISION I FALL & WINTER ATTENDANCE* 1. Tennessee 2. NEBRASKA 3. Michigan 4. Ohio State

1,158,522 1,139,395 1,091,745 1,060,959

* combined total attendance for football, volleyball, women’s soccer, men’s and women’s basketball

NCAA DIVISION I WOMEN’S ATTENDANCE* 1. South Carolina 2. NEBRASKA 3. Tennessee

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HUSKERS ATHLETIC FUND

Relaunched in 2018, the Huskers Athletic Fund (HAF) is the official fundraising arm of Nebraska Athletics. Through the generosity of HAF members, Nebraska Athletics is able to provide all student-athletes with the resources and support they need to be successful in academics, athletics and life. Join us as we work toward 22,000 members by 2022. HuskersAthleticFund.com - 402-472-3111.

HAF MEMBERSHIP

Entering 2019, 16,858 Huskers Athletic Fund members represented 48 states across America. The National Leadership Society is our annual philanthropic giving program, connecting our most generous investors, alumni and business partners. Members receive enhanced communication, invitations to exclusive events and one-of-a-kind Husker experiences.

MEMBERSHIP LEVELS

HAF membership levels are based on total annual giving to Nebraska Athletics, which incorporates all contributions connected to philanthropic gifts, tickets, parking, premium seating, capital projects and the Devaney Legacy Society.

HUSKER AIR FLEET

In order for Nebraska to compete on a national scale, recruiting across the country is vital. In 2018-19, Nebraska rosters across all sports were filled with student-athletes from 43 states and 26 foreign countries.

FY18 Recruiting Flight Expenses

$261,000

COMMERCIAL

$710,000 PRIVATE

In 2018, Nebraska Athletics spent $971,000 on flights to recruit prospects for football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball. A total of $710,000 of that was spent on private flights, while $261,000 was spent on commercial flights. Because Lincoln has limited commercial flight availability, the Nebraska Athletic Department is actively seeking donations to simplify air travel, maximize time and reduce costs.

Number of Cities Local Airports Fly To

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REVENUES - $133.4 million Big Ten & NCAA Tickets

$38.9

Sponsorships

Other

$55.1

$22.2

$17.2

EXPENSES - $133.0 million $58.5

Operating Costs $51.6

Payroll Scholarships Capital Projects Sales Tax

$14.0

$5.9

$3.0

All figures in millions (July 1, 2018-June 30, 2019) and approximated pending completion of annual external audit. $0 in debt service.

FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY

The University of Nebraska Athletic Department is in a unique position among public universities in the United States. One of the few self-sustaining intercollegiate programs, Nebraska Athletics receives $0 in state tax revenue while providing nearly $3 million per year in sales tax revenue. The Husker program also receives $0 from within the University of Nebraska annual budget and $0 in student fees from the 26,000 students on campus. In fact, Nebraska Athletics provided $28.5 million to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, including $8.4 million in scholarship expenses, $10.2 million for goods and services and $5 million toward the University’s academic mission in 2018-19. Nebraska Athletics is also committed to expanding its role in supporting University endeavors. In 2018-19, the athletic department contributed an additional $5 million to the University’s “Husker Scholars” program.

SUPPORTING STUDENT-ATHLETES

Fans around the world help provide unmatched game-day and life experiences for Husker student-athletes. Nebraska facilities rank among the best in the nation. All scholarship student-athletes across all sports have their scholarship calculated based on the full cost of attendance. Every student-athlete is offered an Apple MacBook Air to enhance their learning. Nebraska has increased resources in all academic and performance-related areas, including Academic Services, Life Skills, Athletic Medicine, Athletic Training, Strength and Conditioning, Nutrition and Dining Services. Nebraska created the first Post-Eligibility Opportunity program. Every student-athlete who has graduated and exhausted their athletic eligibility can be provided assistance to pursue an internship, participate in a study abroad program or attend graduate school within the University system.

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2018-19 HUSKER GRADUATES

Brianna Lashway Bradenton, Florida

Eric Lee Milton, Massachusetts

Antoine Lloyd Kentwood, Michigan

Michaela Loebel Geneva, Illinois

Tyler Loontjer Geneva, Nebraska

Alex Magsam Scottsdale, Arizona

Kenzie Maloney Louisville, Kentucky

Wyatt Mazour Albion, Nebraska

Dylan McCabe Sioux City, Iowa

Morgan McCafferty Reynoldsburg, Ohio

Wyatt McGuire North Platte, Nebraska

Angela Mercurio Kitchener, Ontario

Gina Metzler Omaha, Nebraska

Jon Meyer Lincoln, Nebraska

Tre Mitchell Ladera Ranch, California

Moujtaba Mohammad Lincoln, Nebraska

Allison Morris Ann Arbor, Michigan

DaiShon Neal Houston, Texas

Terrell Newby Los Angeles, California

Jordan Ober Las Vegas, Nevada

Laura Oh Shoreview, Minnesota

Duby Okeke Jonesboro, Georgia

Emily O’Neal Dallas, Texas

Catelyn Orel Blue Springs, Missouri

Devine Ozigbo Sachse, Texas

Robbie Palkert Golden Valley, Minnesota

James Palmer Jr. Upper Marlboro, Maryland

Nick Percy Bonchurch, Isle of Wight

England

Brian Peska Omaha, Nebraska

Morgan Pieri Prior Lake, Minnesota

Kramer Rath Lincoln, Nebraska

Bryan Reimers Lincoln, Nebraska

Sami Reinhard Long Beach, California

Zac Repinski Prior Lake, Minnesota

Alexis Rienks Lincoln, Nebraska

Shylia Riley Omaha, Nebraska

Dario Robinson Los Angeles, California

Austin Rose Lincoln, Nebraska

Jordan Shearer Fargo, North Dakota

Vasanti Shinde Pune, India

Aris Shino Merino, Colorado

Alyvia Simmons Overland Park, Kansas

Maddie Simon Lincoln, Nebraska

Lauren Smith Glenview, Illinois

Sean Song Omaha, Nebraska

Mitch Steinhoff Crete, Nebraska

Bria Stallworth Chicago, Illinois

Anton Stephenson Fishers, Indiana

Jeramiah Stovall Omaha, Nebraska

Johnny Trueblood Omaha, Nebraska

Toni Tupper Lincoln, Nebraska

Connor Turnage Highlands Ranch, Colorado

Nikki Turney Surrey, British Columbia

Madison Unzicker Omaha, Nebraska

Chase Urbach Grosse Pointe, Michigan

Hannah Virga Chandler, Arizona

Katrina Voge Franklin, Wisconsin

Darrien Washington Oakland, California

Glynn Watson Jr. Bellwood, Illinois

Jackson Wendling Effingham, Illinois

Malcolm White Katy, Texas

Aaron Williams Atlanta, Georgia

Dustin Williams Gardner, Kansas

Grace Williams Linden, Michigan

Chase Wolinski Lincoln, Nebraska

Rachel Yager Bozeman, Montana

Dedrick Young II Peoria, Arizona

Andrew Zymball La Vista, Nebraska


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