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Jan. 12 Jan. 22

Eastern Michigan Nebraska Tennis Center Creighton Nebraska Tennis Center

ITA Kick-Off Weekend Jan. 26 Tennessee Jan. 27 Consolation Jan. 27 Championship Feb. 2 Feb. 8-11 Feb. 9 Feb. 15 Feb. 17 Feb. 22 Feb. 24 March 2 March 5 March 8 March 10

10:30 a.m. 4 p.m.

Nebraska Tennis Center Nebraska Tennis Center Nebraska Tennis Center

2 p.m. 10 a.m. 1 p.m.

Ohio State* Columbus, Ohio ITA National Charlottesville, Va. Indoor Team Championships Wichita State Nebraska Tennis Center Illinois State Nebraska Tennis Center Colorado State Nebraska Tennis Center UALR Nebraska Tennis Center Wyoming Nebraska Tennis Center Kansas State Nebraska Tennis Center Iowa* Iowa City, Iowa Illinois* Nebraska Tennis Center Northwestern* Nebraska Tennis Center

11 a.m. TBA 10 a.m. 4 p.m. 11 a.m. 4 p.m. 11 a.m. 1 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 5 p.m. Noon

March 17 March 21 March 31 April 5 April 7 April 13 April 14 April 19 April 21 April 25-28

San Diego Oklahoma State Penn State* Purdue* Indiana* Michigan* Michigan State* Minnesota* Wisconsin* Big Ten Championships May 10-12 NCAA Tournament May 17-27 NCAA Finals

San Diego, Calif. San Diego, Calif. State College, Pa. Vine Street Courts Vine Street Courts Ann Arbor, Mich. East Lansing, Mich. Minneapolis, Minn. Vine Street Courts Bloomington, Ind.

Noon 5 p.m. 11 a.m. 3 p.m. 11 a.m. 11 a.m. Noon 2 p.m. 11 a.m. TBA

Campus Sites Champaign-Urbana, Ill.

*Conference Matches Home matches in bold. Dates and times listed are Central and subject to change. For updated schedule, ticket and match day information, visit Huskers.com.

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IZABELLA ZGIERSKA, SOPHOMORE

LAUREN WAGNER, FRESHMAN

MAIKE ZEPPERNICK, JUNIOR

MAGGY LEHMICKE, FRESHMAN


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Welcome to Nebraska Women’s Tennis 2013 Season Information............................ 1-4 2013 Outlook.................................................... 2 2013 Roster...................................................... 2 2013 Schedule.................................................. 3 2013 Opponent Information............................ 4 Coaching Staff............................................ 5-8 Head Coach Scott Jacobson...................................5 Associeat Head Coach Hayden Perez....................6 Athletic Director Shawn Eichorst...........................7 Senior Associate A.D. Bob Burton..........................8 Associate A.D./SWA Pat Logsdon...........................8 Women’s Tennis Support Staff...............................8 2013 Huskers............................................ 9-15 Mary Weatherholt............................................ 9 Patricia Veresova............................................ 10 Janine Weinreich............................................ 11 Stefanie Weinstein......................................... 12 Maike Zeppernick........................................... 13 Izabella Zgierska............................................. 14 Maggy Lehmicke, Lauren Wagner.................. 15 2012 Review........................................... 16-18 2012 Season in Review.............................. 16-17 2012 Season Facts.......................................... 16 2012 Big Ten Conference Results................... 17 2012 Results/Stats.......................................... 18 History and Records................................ 19-22 Series Records................................................ 19 Year-by-Year Records (1998-2012).................. 20 Single-Season and Career Records................. 21 Honors & Awards/Letterwinners.................... 22 This is Nebraska...................................... 23-40 Championship Facilities............................. 24-25 Athletic Medicine and Nutrition................ 26-27 Academic Success...................................... 28-29 Academic Experience and Life Skills.......... 30-31 National Success........................................ 32-33 Leading the Way........................................ 34-35 City and State Life...................................... 36-37 The Big Ten Conference............................. 38-39 Nebraska Women’s Tennis Tradition.............. 40 Media Guide Credits The 2013 Nebraska women’s tennis media guide was written and designed by Media Relations Student Assistant Kevan Carr. Editing assistance was provided by Jeff Griesch. The guide was produced entirely on Adobe InDesign CS4 and printed at the University of Nebraska Printing Services. Photos by Scott Bruhn and BreAnna Haessler. Cover design by Annie Wood. The cost of the 2013 Nebraska Women’s Tennis Media Guide is $3. Media Information All interviews of student-athletes and coaching staff must be arranged through Media Relations student-assistant Kevan Carr by e-mail at kcarr@huskers.com or by calling (303) 710-1774 at least one day in advance. Releases will be provided each week the Huskers compete and final match results are available at Huskers.com.

Nebraska’s four seniors Janine Weinreich, Stefanie Weinstein, Mary Weatherholt and Patricia Veresova lead the Huskers into the 2013 season in pursuit of NU’s fourth consecutive NCAA Tournament bid.

Quick Facts Location......................................... Lincoln, Neb. Population............................................. 262,341 Enrollment............................................... 24,610 Nickname.........................Cornhuskers, Huskers Colors.................................... Scarlet and Cream Affiliation....................................NCAA Division I Conference..............................................Big Ten Chancellor......................... Harvey Perlman, J.D. Athletic Director.........................Shawn Eichorst Executive Associate A.D..................Marc Boehm Senior Associate A.D......................... Bob Burton Associate A.D./SWA.........................Pat Logsdon Women’s Tennis Information Head Coach.................................Scott Jacobson Record at Nebraska............................... 309-183 Years at Nebraska........................................... 22 Jacobson’s E-mail.........sjacobson@huskers.com Jacobson’s Cell............................(402) 450-6229 Associate Head Coach.................. Hayden Perez Years at Nebraska....................................... Eight Perez’s E-mail....................hperez@huskers.com Perez’s Cell..................................(402) 540-3261 Tennis Secretary...............................Ellen Shutts Tennis Office Phone....................(402) 472-9430 Tennis Office Fax.........................(402) 472-2272 Indoor Facility................Nebraska Tennis Center 2012 Overall Finish...................................... 24-5 2012 Big Ten Record/Finish.............9-2/3rd (tie) 2012 Final ITA Ranking................................16th 2012 NCAA Finish.......................................... 1-1 Letterwinners Returning/Lost.......................6/2 Media Relations Assistant A.D./Media Relations........Keith Mann Women’s Tennis Contact................... Kevan Carr Office Phone...............................(402) 472-0694 Cell Phone..................................(303) 710-1774 Office Fax....................................(402) 472-2005 Carr’s E-mail........................kcarr@huskers.com Photographer...................................Scott Bruhn Administrative Assistant................. Vicki Capazo Website..........................................Huskers.com

Nebraska Athletics Mission Statement The mission of the University of Nebraska Athletic Department is to serve our studentathletes, 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, coworkers, fans and the University of Nebraska. Huskers.com Complete results, releases and statistics will be updated each week on the official athletic department home page at Huskers.com. Updated biographies for Nebraska tennis athletes, along with current roster and schedule information are also available, along with other special features. More information on the Nebraska women’s tennis program is also available at ThisIsNebraska.com. Notice of NCAA Probation From 2007 to 2010 the University of Nebraska unintentionally reimbursed studentathletes 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 two-year probation, beginning in January of 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 studentathletes of its probationary status.

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Experienced Huskers Hope to Contend for Big Ten Title After three consecutive 20-win seasons, the Nebraska women’s tennis team hopes to come up big in its 2013 Big Ten campaign. The team has multiple players in the national preseason ITA Division I Women’s Tennis Rankings and has the talent and depth to be one of the most competitive programs in the nation this season. “There were a few key matches last year where we just couldn’t close out games at the right time but if we do, even bigger things are in store for the Huskers,” Head Coach Scott Jacobson said. “I would say we will put an emphasis on that this year. ” This year’s team offers a mixture of both experience and style diversity. Five of the eight Huskers are upperclassmen, and six are previous Big Ten award winners. Four seniors form the nucleus of the roster. Already one of the winningest athletes in Nebraska women’s tennis history, Mary Weatherholt put together 30 singles and 26 doubles wins in 2012. The senior from Prairie Village, Kan., spent the fall of 2012 recovering from a knee injury suffered in the 2012 NCAA Championships. She has earned a No. 30 preseason singles ranking. Weatherholt’s tremendous skill on the court and dedication in the classroom project a stellar and successful season on the court in 2013. “Mary had a tremendous year returning from her ACL surgery in 2011 and missing the whole year,” Jacobson said. “She shows tremendous spirit and fight that helps both her and the team.” Patricia Veresova had an amazing junior season in 2012, tacking 28 singles wins in her first season of competition in the Big Ten. A second-team All-Big Ten selection last season, the senior from Piestany, Slovakia, will be a staple in the top half of NU’s lineup in 2013. Veresova will look to continue her role as a consistent contributor for the Huskers in both singles and doubles play this season. She enters 2013 ranked No. 66 in the ITA preseason singles rankings. “Patricia worked herself into great physical shape and began to compete at a level we knew she was capable of competing at since she arrived on campus,” Jacobson said. Stefanie Weinstein enters the 2013 season ranked No. 45 in doubles play alongside Janine Weinreich. A senior from Much, Germany,

Weinstein captured 25 singles and 29 doubles victories in 2011-12. Weinstein has shown marked improvement over the course of her career as a Husker and is expected to continue that growth this season. “Stefanie hit her stride this year,” Jacobson said. “Stefanie has come a long way since entering our program three years ago. Stefanie is the solid core in the middle of our lineup. Her results are a reflection of her intensity and passion that she competes with.” Weinreich has been a consistent producer for the Huskers and consistently appeared in the middle of NU’s lineup in 2012. A senior from Tespe, Germany, Weinreich earned a preseason ranking of No. 45 nationally in doubles paired with Weinstein. “Janine is another person that really came into the year with a lot of intensity and picked it up a notch from years past,” Jacobson said. “She is able to really assert herself and her game plan on her opponents and is a very consistent performer. I think the best is still to come for Janine in her senior year.” Maike Zeppernick made her debut with the Huskers in 2011, stepping up when injuries forced changes in the NU lineup. In 2012 she had a successful season with 14 singles wins and seven doubles victories. The junior from Hamburg, Germany, will continue to be a formidable foe in 2013. “Maike is a true gamer,” Jacobson said. “She wasn’t consistently in the lineup in 2012, but when she was called upon, she was ready. Maike has a style of play that is difficult to play against. Maike’s competitive nature along with this difficult style can really pay dividends for herself and her teammates.” Izabella Zgierska, a sophomore from Meisbach, Germany, returns adding depth to the Husker roster and gives Jacobson a solid option. As a freshman, Zgierska notched seven singles triumphs and 14 doubles wins. Zgierska could play a major role for the Huskers this season. “Izabella joined the team at semester and contributed greatly which is difficult to do,” Jacobson said. “We are proud of Izabella and look forward to her future success as well.” The Huskers have two incoming freshmen hoping to breakthrough in 2013. Maggy Lehmicke, a native of Kirkland, Wash., made a

2013 Nebraska Women’s Tennis Roster

Athlete Maggy Lehmicke Patricia Veresova Lauren Wagner Mary Weatherholt Janine Weinreich Stefanie Weinstein Maike Zeppernick Izabella Zgierska Head Coach: Scott Jacobson Associate Head Coach: Hayden Perez

Year Fr. Sr. Fr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr. So.

Hometown Kirkland, Wash. Piestany, Slovakia Roslyn Heights, N.Y. Prairie Village, Kan. Tespe, Germany Much, Germany Hamburg, Germany Miesbach, Germany

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solid first impression in fall play. “Maggy is going to be a tremendous gift to our program both as a player and a person,” Jacobson said. “She is going to fit in well with the philosophy of our program. We are expecting her to have an immediate impact on our program and challenge for a position in both singles and doubles.” Another addition to the team is Lauren Wagner, a native of Roslyn Heights, N.Y. Wagner is expected to contend for time in the lineup in 2013. “Lauren is independent, committed and understands,” Jacobson said. “She is excited about embracing the challenges directly in front of her. We feel fortunate she has chosen our Husker family and believe she will be a tremendous asset to the team both as a player and a person.” The No. 16 Huskers begin the 2013 season on Jan. 12 with home matches against Eastern Michigan and Creighton before hosting the ITA Kickoff Classic for the first time in school history on Jan. 26-27. The Huskers then head on the road for a lone Big Ten match against Ohio State, before returning to Lincoln for six consecutive home matches. NU’s homestand begins on Feb. 9 and will feature matches against Wichita State, UALR, Wyoming, Kansas State, Illinois State and Colorado State. The Huskers travel again in conference play at Iowa, before returning home for their first conference home matches of the season against Illinois and Northwestern. NU hits the road again for matches against San Diego State and Oklahoma State in March. After a Big Ten matchup at Penn State, the Huskers return home to host Purdue and Indiana. Nebraska will travel to Michigan, Michigan State and Minnesota before concluding the regular season at home against Wisconsin. The Huskers hope to attend their second Big Ten Championships on April 25-28 in Bloomington, Ind., before awaiting the NCAA Championships announcements in May.

Previous School Chrysalis School Gymnasium Weil Tennis Academy Shawnee Mission South Gymnasium Gymnasium Gymnasium Buckhorn Gymnasium Miesbach


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The 2013 Nebraska women’s tennis team (clockwise from left): Maggy Lehmicke, Stefanie Weinstein, Janine Weinreich, Izabella Zgierska, Mary Weatherholt, Patricia Veresova, Lauren Wagner, Maike Zeppernick.

2013 Nebraska Women’s Tennis Schedule

Date Opponent Location Jan. 12 Eastern Michigan Nebraska Tennis Center Jan. 22 Creighton Nebraska Tennis Center Jan. 26 Tennessee (ITA Kick-Off Weekend) Nebraska Tennis Center Jan. 27 Consolation Match (ITA Kick-Off Weekend) Nebraska Tennis Center Jan. 27 Championship Match (ITA Kick-Off Weekend) Nebraska Tennis Center Feb. 2 at Ohio State* Columbus, Ohio Feb. 8-11 ITA National Indoor Team Championships Charlottesville, Va. Feb. 9 Wichita State Nebraska Tennis Center Feb. 15 Illinois State Nebraska Tennis Center Feb. 17 Colorado State Nebraska Tennis Center Feb. 22 UALR Nebraska Tennis Center Feb. 24 Wyoming Nebraska Tennis Center March 2 Kansas State Nebraska Tennis Center March 5 at Iowa* Iowa City, Iowa March 8 Illinois* Nebraska Tennis Center March 10 Northwestern* Nebraska Tennis Center March 17 at San Diego San Diego, Calif. March 21 vs. Oklahoma State San Diego, Calif. (Delmar Country Club) March 31 at Penn State* State College, Pa. April 5 Purdue* Vine Street Courts^^ April 7 Indiana* Vine Street Courts^^ April 13 at Michigan* Ann Arbor, Mich. April 14 at Michigan State* East Lansing, Mich. April 19 at Minnesota* Minneapolis, Minn. April 21 Wisconsin* Vine Street Courts^^ April 25-28 Big Ten Championships Bloomington, Ind. May 10-12 NCAA Tournament (First & Second Rounds) 16 Campus Sites (TBA) May 17-27 NCAA Championships Champaign-Urbana, Ill. * Indicates Big Ten Conference match. All times central and subject to change. ^^ Indicates matches will be played at Vine Street courts if weather permits, relocated to Nebraska Tennis Center if inclement weather. Home matches indicated in bold.

Time 10:30 a.m. 4 p.m. 2 p.m. 10 a.m. 1 p.m. 11 a.m. TBA 10 a.m. 4 p.m. 11 a.m. 4 p.m. 11 a.m. 1 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 5 p.m. Noon Noon 5 p.m. 11 a.m. 3 p.m. 11 a.m. 11 a.m. Noon 2 p.m. 11 a.m. TBA TBA TBA

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2013 Nebraska Women’s Tennis Opponents

2013 Big TEN Opponents Feb. 2

at Ohio State

March 5 at Iowa March 8 Illinois

11 a.m. 3:30 p.m. 5 p.m.

March 10 Northwestern

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March 31 at Penn State

11 a.m.

April 5

Purdue

3 p.m.

April 7

Indiana

11 a.m.

Apri 13

at Michigan

11 a.m.

April 14

at Michigan State

April 19

at Minnesota

April 21

Wisconsin

Noon 2 p.m. 11 a.m.

2013 Non-Conference opponents Jan. 12 Jan. 22 Jan. 26 Feb. 9 Feb. 15 Feb. 17 Feb. 22 Feb. 24 March 2 March 17

Eastern Michigan Creighton Tennessee Wichita State Illinois State Colorado State UALR Wyoming Kansas State San Diego State

March 21 Oklahoma State

10 a.m. 4 p.m. 2 p.m. 10 a.m. 4 p.m. 11 a.m. 4 p.m. 11 a.m. 1 p.m. Noon. 5 p.m.

Illinois fighting illini Location..................... Champaign-Urbana, Ill. Head Coach............................Michelle Dasso 2012 Record............................................18-8 2012 Big Ten Record..................................9-2 All-Time Record vs. NU..............................1-1 Website............................... fightingillini.com

michigan state spartans Location...........................East Lansing, Mich. Head Coach............................Simone Jardim 2012 Record........................................... 8-15 2012 Big Ten Record............................... 0-11 All-Time Record vs. NU............................. 1-1 Website.............................msuspartans.com

PENN STate nittany lions Location........................... University Park, Pa. Head Coach..............................Dawna Denny 2012 Record..........................................12-11 2012 Big Ten Record..................................4-7 All-Time Record vs. NU..............................0-1 Website.............................. gopsusports.com

indiana hoosiers Location............................. Bloomington, Ind. Head Coach.................................... Lin Loring 2012 Record..........................................16-11 2012 Big Ten Record..................................4-7 All-Time Record vs. NU..............................0-1 Website................................. iuhoosiers.com

minnesota golden gophers Location.......................... Minneapolis, Minn. Head Coach............................Tyler Thomson 2012 Record........................................... 16-9 2012 Big Ten Record................................. 5-6 All-Time Record vs. NU........................... 11-3 Website............................ gophersports.com

purdue boilermakers Location.......................... West Lafayette, Ind. Head Coach................................... Laura Glitz 2012 Record............................................18-7 2012 Big Ten Record..................................6-5 All-Time Record vs. NU..............................1-1 Website............................ purduesports.com

iowa hawkeyes Location..................................Iowa City, Iowa Head Coach..........................Katie Dougherty 2012 Record............................................8-15 2012 Big Ten Record..................................2-9 All-Time Record vs. NU............................14-7 Website..........................hawkeyesports.com

Northwestern wildcats Location......................................Evanston, Ill. Head Coach...............................Claire Pollard 2012 Record..........................................20-10 2012 Big Ten Record................................10-1 All-Time Record vs. NU..............................3-1 Website....................................nusports.com

wisconsin badgers Location................................... Madison, Wis. Head Coach.......................... Brian Fleishman 2012 Record..........................................12-12 2012 Big Ten Record..................................3-8 All-Time Record vs. NU..............................4-4 Website................................ uwbadgers.com

michigan wolverines Location.............................. Ann Arbor, Mich. Head Coach..........................Ronni Bernstein 2012 Record........................................... 21-8 2012 Big Ten Record................................10-1 All-Time Record vs. NU............................. 2-0 Website................................... mgoblue.com

ohio state buckeyes Location............................... Columbus, Ohio Head Coach.....................Chuck Merzbacher 2012 Record........................................ 10-16 2012 Big Ten Record.................................4-7 All-Time Record vs. NU.............................2-4 Website....................ohiostatebuckeyes.com

creighton bluejays Location.....................................Omaha, Neb. Head Coach...................................... Tom Lilly 2012 Record............................................10-9 All-Time Record vs. NU............................0-25 Website...............................gocreighton.com

Kansas State Wildcats Location...............................Manhattan, Kan. Head Coach............................... Steve Bietau 2012 Record........................................... 8-14 All-Time Record vs. NU......................... 12-32 Website..............................kstatesports.com

Ualr Trojans Location................................. Little Rock, Ark. Head Coach................................Abby Wilson 2012 Record..........................................13-13 All-Time Record vs. NU..............................1-1 Website................................ ualrtrojans.com

colorado state rams Location..............................Fort Collins, Colo. Head Coach.................................Jon Messick 2012 Record............................................5-16 All-Time Record vs. NU............................0-15 Website.....................................csurams.com

Oklahoma state cowgirls Location....................... Oklahoma City, Okla. Head Coach................................ Chris Young 2012 Record........................................ 11-10 All-Time Record vs. NU.......................... 26-7 Website..................................... okstate.com

wichita state shockers Location.....................................Wichita, Kan. Head Coach.................................Colin Foster 2012 Record............................................21-6 All-Time Record vs. NU..........................10-17 Website................................ goshockers.com

eastern michigan eagles Location..................................Ypsilanti, Mich. Head Coach..................................... Ryan Ray 2012 Record............................................9-15 All-Time Record vs. NU..............................0-8 Website.................................emueagles.com

San Diego state aztecs Location................................San Diego, Calif. Head Coach............................. Peter Mattera 2012 Record......................................... 12-14 All-Time Record vs. NU............................. 2-0 Website.............................goaztecs.cstv.com

WYOMING COWGIRLS Location.................................. Laramie, Wyo. Head Coach...............................Dean Clower 2012 Record........................................... 14-9 All-Time Record vs. NU........................... 0-11 Website..................... wyomingathletics.com

Illinois state redbirds Location........................................Normal, Ill. Head Coach...............................Chris Hoover 2012 Record......................................... 10-11 All-Time Record vs. NU............................. 0-3 Website................................ goredbirds.com

tennessee lady volunteers Location................................. Knoxville, Tenn. Head Coaches...... Mike & Sonia Hahn-Patrick 2012 Record..........................................15-10 All-Time Record vs. NU..............................0-0 Website.....................................utsports.com

Mary Weatherholt earned Big Ten Female Tennis Athlete of the Year honors as a junior in 2012. The unanimous first-team All-Big Ten selection also earned a trip to the NCAA Singles Championships. The fifth-year senior from Prairie Village, Kan., leads the 201213 Huskers against a loaded schedule while pursuing Nebraska’s individual combined career victories record.

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Scott Jacobson Head Coach | Blue Earth, Minn. | 22nd Season Honors and Awards • Big Ten Co-Coach of the Year (2012) • Big 12 Coach of the Year (2005, 2010) • Five NCAA Tournament Appearances (2005, 2006, 2010, 2011, 2012) • Nebraska Herman Award (2005, 2006, 2011, 2012)

Scott Jacobson leads the 2013 Nebraska women’s tennis team in pursuit of its fourth straight NCAA Tournament appearance and its sixth bid in the past nine seasons. In his 22nd season as the Husker head coach, Jacobson has built Nebraska into one of the nation’s top programs on the court and in the classroom. In NU’s inaugural season in the Big Ten Conference in 2012, Jacobson captured Big Ten Co-Coach-of-the-Year honors after guiding Nebraska to a school-record 24 wins and just five losses, including a 9-2 conference mark. The Huskers advanced to the second round of the 2012 NCAA Tournament, and finished with the highest ranking in school history at No. 16. Junior Mary Weatherholt was named the Big Ten Women’s Tennis Athlete of the Year and competed in the NCAA Singles Championships. Weatherholt led three Huskers, including Patricia Veresova and Janine Weinreich, ranked in the ITA Singles Top 125. Madeleine Geibert and Stefanie Weinstein were also ranked among the top 40 doubles teams in the nation. In addition to their success on the court, the 2012 Huskers won Nebraska’s Herman Award, presented to the NU team with the highest combined grade-point average (3.644). It was the second straight year the tennis team claimed the award and its fourth since 2005. Jacobson has guided the team to 16 consecutive winning seasons, dating back to NU’s first year of Big 12 play in 1996-97. The 2005 and 2010 Big 12 Coach of the Year has led the Huskers to 16 or more wins in seven of the past eight years. He earned his 300th career victory in 2011-12. Jacobson has helped Nebraska become a fixture in the national rankings and a force at the conference level during his time in Lincoln. He led Nebraska to its first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance with an 18-4 record in 2005. The 2006 Huskers advanced to the Big 12 semifinals, the farthest they have advanced in team history. They finished with a 17-10 record and a berth in the 2006 NCAA Championships, while Kim Hartmann was named Big 12 Freshman of the Year. In 2009, Jacobson helped the Huskers to their second straight 16-7 record, balancing

a lineup of three talented newcomers along with three experienced seniors and four other returning letterwinners. The Huskers’ 7-4 Big 12 record was good for fourth in the conference, the team’s second-highest finish in history. The Huskers continued their rise in 2010 with a then-school-record 22 wins against just six losses. The 2010 Huskers finished third in the Big 12 (9-2) and captured their first-ever NCAA Tournament victory with a win over Illinois. Jacobson captured Big Ten Coach-of-the-Year honors for the second time in six seasons. Jacobson and the Huskers produced their second straight 20-win campaign with a 20-8 mark in 2011. NU closed its final season of Big 12 play with a 7-4 mark, which was good for fourth in the final standings. Nebraska qualified for its third straight NCAA Tournament and placed Madeleine Geibert and Patricia Veresova on the All-Big 12 team. In Nebraska’s Big 12-era (1997-2012), the Huskers claimed seven Big 12 individual titles and 26 first-team All-Big 12 awards (13 players). The Huskers have earned even greater success in the classroom, capturing 47 academic all-conference accolades, including 33 first-team awards. Nationally, Imke Reimers was a two-time CoSIDA Academic All-American. Before becoming head coach in 1991, Jacobson helped the NU men’s team to an 8486 record as an assistant coach for nine years. After playing professionally for two seasons, Jacobson served as an assistant with the Husker men’s program from 1979 to 1989. He also spent 11 years as the assistant director of the Tennis and Life Camp in St. Peter, Minn. He has been an employee of the camp for 22 years. In 1995, Jacobson was awarded the David Aasen Award by the staff of the Tennis and Life Camp. The award honors enthusiasm, energy, sense of humor, high standards of sportsmanship, a love of teaching and a genuine concern for others. Originally from Blue Earth, Minn., Jacobson has been involved in many activities in Nebraska. In the past he has been an instructor for the Lincoln Racquet Club and coordinator for the Husker Netters Booster Club.

Coach Jacobson Year-by-Year Year Record 1992 6-7 1993 7-12 1994 11-10 1995 8-15 1996 5-15 1997 16-9 1998 14-9 1999 17-9 2000 19-6 2001 19-6 2002 13-9 2003 12-11 2004 16-9 2005 18-4 2006 17-10 2007 13-9 2008 16-7 2009 16-7 2010 22-6 2011 20-8 2012 24-5 CAREER 309-183

Conf. Record 3-4 1-6 3-4 2-5 2-5 2-6 4-7 4-7 6-5 6-5 3-8 2-9 5-6 9-2 6-5 4-7 5-6 7-4 9-2 7-4 9-2 95-105

Rank -----60 64 69 58 53 66 73 75 39 43 --56 35 43 16

Jacobson’s Coaching Philosophy

“By helping our student-athletes develop the values of dedication, cooperation, compassion and the ability to handle adversity with courage, we help them grow as both tennis players and as people. Through a belief in one another and a positive approach to competition, we can build meaningful relationships off the tennis court and continue a winning tradition on it.” 2012 BIG TEN CO-COACH OF THE YEAR SCOTT JACOBSON | COACHES AND STAFF


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Hayden Perez Associate Head Coach | Cameron (1999) | 8th Season Honors and Awards • ITA Central Region Assistant Coach of the Year (2007, 2010, 2012) • Four NCAA Appearances (2006, 2010, 2011, 2012) • Nebraska Herman Award (2006, 2011, 2012)

Associate head coach Hayden Perez enters his eighth season at Nebraska in 2012-13. Perez is in his 13th season as a collegiate coach and assists with team travel, recruiting, practices and on-court coaching. The Huskers have had a combined record of 128-55 in Perez’s seven seasons as assistant coach. In 2011-12, Perez helped coach the Huskers to their most successful season in program history ending with a 24-5 record and a 9-2 Big Ten mark. Perez helped guide the Huskers to their highest ranking in school history at No. 16 nationally. For his efforts, Perez was named the ITA Central Region Assistant Coach of the Year for the third time in his past six seasons. In his first season with the Huskers, Perez helped guide Nebraska to its second consecutive berth in the NCAA Tournament, as NU finished with a 17-10 record and advanced to the semifinals of the 2006 Big 12 Championships. Perez assisted the development of Kim Hartmann, who was named the 2006 Big 12 Freshman of the Year. Perez helped the Huskers to a 16-7 record in 2009, including a 7-4 Big 12 mark, and was instrumental in coaching Nebraska to its firstever NCAA Tournament victory over Illinois. Perez was named the ITA Central Region’s Assistant Coach of the Year in 2007, as one of eight coaches in the eight ITA regions to receive the award. Perez was automatically qualified along with the other seven coaches for the National Assistant Coach of the Year Award. Perez assisted the Huskers to their recordbreaking 22-6 finish in 2010, in which the team finished third in the Big 12 Conference and 35th in the nation. His coaching role was also key in the seasons of All-Big 12 selections Madeleine Geibert, Mary Weatherholt and Stefanie Weinstein. For his efforts, Perez was named the ITA Central Region’s Assistant Coach of the Year for the second time in four years. Perez played a key part in guiding NU to its second-straight 20-win season in 2011, where the team capped the year with an NCAA

Tournament bid and finished 43rd in the ITA Division I Women’s National Rankings. Under Perez’s tutelage, Madeleine Geibert and Patricia Veresova both earned All-Big 12 honors. Before coming to Lincoln, Perez spent the 2004-05 season at Florida State. At FSU, Perez helped Mihaela Moldovan earn All-America honors, the Seminoles’ first All-American in nine years. Perez helped the Seminoles to a 2005 NCAA Tournament appearance and a final ranking of 43rd in the ITA team poll. Perez’s coaching experience also includes stints at Cameron University, Wyoming and Air Force. At Air Force, Perez worked as the Director of Player Development for the Intermountain Section of the U.S. Tennis Association, where he oversaw endorsement opportunities, scheduling, rankings and junior competition. As a player, Perez earned MVP honors twice and advanced to the finals of the Midwest Region Championships in 1996 while playing at Cameron. He was ranked as high as No. 17 in singles and earned a top-five national ranking in Men’s Open Doubles by the U.S. Tennis Association. At Collin County (Texas) CC, Perez helped the team to an NJCAA national team championship in 1995, when he won the doubles national title and earned first-team All-America honors. Perez earned a No. 1 national ranking in doubles and was ranked in the top 30 in singles play at the junior college level. Perez, who won at least 20 matches in each of his four years of collegiate tennis, was previously a member of the Abilene (Texas) High School squad that won the 1991 Class 5A state title. He still plays competitive tennis on the national scene in the Men’s 30 Division and in select tournaments throughout the year. Perez graduated from Cameron in 1999 with a business administration degree, and is married to the former Gretchen McGeough. They have two sons, a four year old named Tristen, and Tanner who was born in Febuary 2012.

Perez’s Coaching Philosophy “I will do my best to ensure that team members have the resources to succeed in the classroom, on the court and in life. My goal is to provide an environment filled with enthusiasm, positive energy and leadership; giving these young women the skills they need to grow as both players and people.” Coaches and staff | THREE CONSECUTIVE NCAA TOURNAMENT APPEARANCES

All-Conference Players Under Perez Year Player 2006 Kim Hartmann 2007 Imke Reimers 2007 Diana Kuhl 2007 Imke Reimers 2008 Imke Reimers 2008 Imke Reimers 2008 Jana Albers 2009 Madeleine Geibert 2009 Mary Weatherholt 2010 Madeleine Geibert 2010 Mary Weatherholt 2010 Madeleine Geibert 2010 Stefanie Weinstein 2011 Madeleine Geibert 2011 Patricia Veresova 2012 Mary Weatherholt

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Shawn Eichorst

Athletic Director | Wisconsin-Whitewater (1990) | First Season

Administrative Experience • Nebraska, Athletic Director (2013-present) • Miami, Athletic Director (2011-12) • Wisconsin, Deputy Athletic Director (2009-11) • 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)

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. Eichorstreplaceslegendarycoachandathleticdirector 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 studentathletes 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 studentathlete 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 multimillion dollar facility projects, including a stateof-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 UWWhitewater 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 AllAmerica 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.

2012 BIG TEN CO-COACH OF THE YEAR SCOTT JACOBSON | COACHES AND STAFF


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Pat Logsdon Associate A.D./SWA | Nebraska (1989) | Fifth Season A member of the Nebraska At h l e t i c 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 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.

Bob Burton Senior Associate A.D. | Nebraska (1985) | 15th Season Associate A t h l e t i c Director Bob Burton joined the Nebraska a t h l e t i c 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, men’s gymnastics, track and field, cross country, bowling, 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 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 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 and Abram Lawslo.

Coaches and staff | THREE CONSECUTIVE NCAA TOURNAMENT APPEARANCES

Nebraska Athletic Administration Athletic Director Shawn Eichorst Executive Associate A.D. Marc Boehm Senior Associate A.D./Academics Dennis Leblanc Senior Associate A.D./Administration Bob Burton Associate A.D./Community Relations Chris Anderson Associate A.D./Facilities and Events Butch Hug Associate A.D./Capital Planning John Ingram Associate A.D./Huskers Athletic Fund Paul Meyers Associate A.D./Compliance Jamie Vaughn Associate A.D./Diversity & Leadership Initiatives Jamie Williams Associate A.D./Life Skills Keith Zimmer Assistant A.D./Ticketing Holly Adam Assistant A.D./Technology Shot Kleen Assistant A.D./Media Relations Keith Mann Assistant A.D./Marketing and Licensing Michael Stephens Faculty Athletics Representatives Josephine Potuto, J.D.

Kevan Carr

Media Relations Student Assistant

Ellen Shutts

Julie Tuttle

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Sara Haag

Women’s Tennis Secretary

Academic Adviser

Brian Kmitta

Lonnie Albers, M.D.

Strength Coach

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Mary Weatherholt Senior | Prairie Village, Kan. (Shawnee Mission South)

Honors and Awards • Big Ten Women’s Tennis Athlete of the Year (2012) • First-Team All-Big Ten (2012) • All-Big 12 Singles Team (2009, 2010) • Big 12 Doubles Champion (No. 3, 2010) • Big 12 Freshman of the Year (2009) • Nebraska Season Record for Singles Victories (36, 2009) • No. 1 All-Time at Nebraska for Season Combined Victories (56, 2012) • First-Team Academic All-Big 12 (2010) • Big 12 Commissioner’s Fall Honor Roll (2008, 2009, 2010) • Big 12 Commissioner’s Spring Honor Roll (2009, 2010, 2011) • Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award (2011) • ITA Scholar-Athlete Award (2011, 2012)

2013 Outlook One of the winningest athletes in Nebraska women’s tennis history, Mary Weatherholt hopes to continue her dominance on the court after winning the Big Ten Women’s Tennis Athlete-of-the-Year award along with first-team All-Big Ten honors in 2012. “Mary had a tremendous year,” Coach Scott Jacobson said. “She showed tremendous spirit and fight, and we know she’ll do even better.” 2011-12: JUNIOR Weatherholt had the best season of her college career landing at the No. 47 spot on the ITA Top 125. Playing all but three of her singles matches at the No. 1 position, she put together a 30-10 record in singles play. Weatherholt holds the school record for single-season combined wins (56) and winning percentage (.809). 2010-11: Medical redshirt Weatherholt missed nearly all of her junior year after suffering a season-ending injury against Northwestern in January. The injury occurred early in the season, and she was

granted a medical hardship to regain her junior season of eligibility. Weatherholt was named to the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll in both the fall and spring semesters. She posted a perfect 4.0 GPA in the spring and was named an ITA ScholarAthlete following the 2010-11 academic year.

In April, Weatherholt and Holmberg captured the Big 12 No. 3 doubles championship. Weatherholt also found success in the classroom in 2009-10, earning first-team academic All-Big 12 honors, while claiming spots on the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll in the fall and spring semesters.

2009-10: Sophomore Weatherholt continued her assault on the Nebraska record book by rolling to a 26-6 record as a sophomore. Her .812 winning percentage placed her No. 5 on the Nebraska single-season list. She also climbed to No. 1 in career singles winning percentage (.861) with a 62-10 mark through her first two seasons at Nebraska. Weatherholt played the season exclusively at the No. 1 or 2 positions, capturing 20 singles wins in the spring. At the end of the season, Weatherholt was named to the All-Big 12 Singles Team for the second consecutive year. Weatherholt also had a stellar season in doubles, where she played much of the season at the No. 3 position with Jennifer Holmberg. The duo’s 13 wins were second-best on the team, and their 9-1 Big 12 mark led the squad.

2008-09: Freshman Weatherholt turned in one of the best individual seasons in Nebraska history as a freshman in 2008-09. She started her season with a bang, winning a pair of fall tournaments, including the singles title at the Midland Invitational, on her way to a 16-2 fall singles record. Weatherholt carried her fantastic fall into the beginning of the spring season. She won her first 11 singles matches, the first 10 of those in straight sets. Weatherholt suffered her only two losses of the spring season after her 11-0 start, falling to Baylor’s Jelena Stanivuk and Texas A&M’s Morgan Frank. Weatherholt rallied to win her final nine matches of the season, giving her a 20-2 spring singles record. She capped the season by being named Big 12 Freshman of the Year and also earned a spot on the All-Big 12 Singles Team. Weatherholt’s singles record of 36-4 set the NU single-season record for singles wins, bettering the previous record of 30 that Sandra Noetzel set in 1998-99. Weatherholt’s 50 combined wins ranked second all-time at NU, falling one short of Doneta Holmen’s record of 51 wins set in 1989-90. Before Nebraska Weatherholt was the top-ranked player in the state of Kansas after playing her high school tennis at Shawnee Mission South. She was the 2006 Class 6A singles champion and was ranked as high as No. 28 in the nation in the 18-and-under division. Weatherholt is the highest-ranked American-born player to ever play tennis at Nebraska.

Singles Year 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 TOTALS

Spring 20-2 20-4 1-1 22-7 63-14

Doubles Big 12 Big Ten 9-2 -- 9-2 -- -- -- -- 10-1 18-4 10-1

Fall Total 16-2 36-4 6-2 26-6 -- 1-1 8-3 30-10 30-7 93-21

Year 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 TOTALS

Spring 14-8 19-6 1-1 24-4 58-19

Big 12 7-4 9-1 -- -16-5

Big Ten -- -- -- 8-3 8-3

Fall 2-2 1-1 2-1 2-2 7-6

Total 16-10 20-7 3-2 26-6 65-25

Personal Mary was born on Aug. 2, 1991, in Kansas City, Mo. She is the daughter of Nancy Weatherholt and Reynold Simpson. Mary has two brothers, Rob Simpson and Will Simpson. Mary earned her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in May 2012. Mary earned academic All-Big 12 honors in 2010. She was also a six-time member of the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll.

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Patricia Veresova Senior | Piestany, Slovakia (Gymnasium) Honors and Awards • Second-Team All-Big Ten (2012) • Academic All-Big Ten (2012) • All-Big 12 Singles Team (2011) • First-Team Academic All-Big 12 (2011) • Big 12 Commissioner’s Fall Honor Roll (2009, 2010) • Big 12 Commissioner’s Spring Honor Roll (2010, 2011) • ITA Scholar Athlete (2011, 2012) • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (2012)

2013 outlook Patricia Veresova (pronounced Ver-eh-SOVah) is expected to be a huge contributor to the success of the Huskers in 2013. She will look to continue her role as a key factor for the Huskers in both disciplines this season. She aims to better herself and achieve first-team All-Big Ten honors after earning second-team accolades as a junior. “Patricia will come into her own this year,” Coach Scott Jacobson said. “She worked herself into great physical shape and began to compete at a level we knew she was capable of.” 2011-12: Junior Veresova established herself as a collegiate star for the Huskers in her second season at Nebraska. The junior from Piestany, Slovakia, produced 52 combined singles and doubles victories in 2011-12, while climbing to No. 99 in the final ITA singles rankings. Playing primarily out of the No. 2 spot in the Husker lineup, Veresova produced a 28-9 overall singles record, including a 24-6 mark in the spring. Veresova went 17-6 at No. 2, while adding a 3-0 record at NU’s No. 1 spot and a 2-0 mark at No. 3. The junior was a second-team All-Big Ten selection after posting a 7-4 mark in Big Ten competition. In doubles action, Veresova teamed with Mary Weatherholt to produce a 24-6 overall mark and a 22-4 record in the spring. Veresova and Weatherholt went 8-3 against Big Ten opponents with all 11 matches at the No. 2 spot. Veresova went 19-3 at No. 2 doubles and 3-0 playing out of the No. 1 spot. Overall, Veresova notched 24 doubles victories, pairing with Janine Weinreich for a win against Eastern Michigan at the No. 2 spot. An outstanding performer in the classroom, Veresova carries nearly a 3.9 GPA as a business administration major at Nebraska. She was one of seven Huskers to capture academic All-Big Ten honors in 2012. She contributed to the tennis program capturing the Herman Award for the second straight year. This award is presented annually to the NU women’s team with the highest grade-point average during the previous academic year. 2010-11: Sophomore Veresova enjoyed a breakout season for Nebraska in 2011 and quickly became one of NU’s top contributors. She was plugged into the No. 2 spot in the lineup, where she compiled a 17-3 record that included an eight-match

winning streak early in the season. Her overall singles mark of 21-6 led the team on the year. At the end of the season, she was named to the All-Big 12 Singles Team for her accomplishments on the court. Veresova also excelled in doubles for NU, partnering for much of the season with fellow sophomore Janine Weinreich. The tandem went 10-5 during the spring season and played primarily at the No. 2 doubles position. Veresova also saw action at the No. 3 spot, compiling a 4-3 record. Veresova had a strong year in the classroom as well, earning first-team academic All-Big 12 accolades. She was named to the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll in both the fall and spring semesters and produced a perfect 4.0 GPA in the spring. Following the spring semester, she claimed ITA Scholar-Athlete accolades.

Spring 21-6 22-6 43-12

Before Nebraska Veresova was the winner of the Slovakian women’s championships in both singles and doubles in 2009. She was ranked as high as No. 529 in the world by the WTA. Personal Patricia was born in Piestany, Slovakia, on May 31, 1989. She is the daughter of Pavol Veres and Lydia Veresov, and has one brother, Pavol. Patricia is a business administration major at NU, and she earned academic All-Big 12 honors in 2011. She was also a four-time member of the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll.

Doubles

Singles Year 2010-11 2011-12 TOTALS

2009-10: Freshman Veresova sat out her freshman season at Nebraska due to NCAA eligibility rules. She was named to the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll in the fall and spring semesters.

Big 12 Big Ten 8-2 -- -7-4 8-2 7-4

2013 Huskers | THREE CONSECUTIVE NCAA TOURNAMENT APPEARANCES

Fall Total 3-3 24-9 7-3 28-9 10-6 52-18

Year 2010-11 2011-12 TOTALS

Spring 16-10 22-4 38-14

Big 12 Big Ten 5-5 -- -8-3 5-5 8-3

Fall 2-2 2-2 4-4

Total 18-12 24-6 42-18


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Janine Weinreich Senior | Tespe, Germany (Gymnasium) Honors and Awards • Academic All-Big Ten (2012) • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (2012) • First-Team Academic All-Big 12 (2011) • Big 12 Commissioner’s Fall Honor Roll (2010) • Big 12 Commissioner’s Spring Honor Roll (2010, 2011)

2013 outlook Janine Weinreich (prounced VINE-rike) looks to remain a dominant threat for the Huskers in both singles and doubles. Hoping to build on her superb performance this past season, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see Weinreich earn all-conference recognition this spring. “Janine is able to really assert herself and her game on her opponents,” Coach Scott Jacobson said. “I think the best is still to come for her in her senior year.” 2011-12: Junior One of Nebraska’s most talented and versatile players, Weinreich produced a breakout season as a junior. She climbed to No. 109 in the ITA singles rankings near the end of the season before slipping outside of the final top 125. She finished the year with a 24-6 record. Weinreich went 20-5 in the spring, including a glossy 9-1 mark in Big Ten action. Weinreich was 5-0 at the No. 4 spot and 2-0 at No. 6 in 2011-12, while doing most of her work out of the No. 5 position in the Husker

lineup. She was 13-5 at No. 5, including 9-1 in the Big Ten. She was also well ahead of Ohio State’s Kelsey Dieters, 7-6, 5-2, when Nebraska’s team victory was halted by inclement weather. Weinreich carried a four-match winning streak with her to the Big Ten Tournament. She was nearly as impressive in doubles action, where she compiled a 20-8 overall record on the year, including a 19-6 spring mark. She went 7-4 in the Big Ten. Weinreich demonstrated her versatility and team-first attitude by pairing with five doubles partners on the year. Weinreich ended her junior year by teaming with freshman Izabella Zgierska to go 7-3 at the No. 3 doubles spot over the final 11 matches of the year (match was not completed against Purdue at Big Ten Tournament). Weinreich went 3-0 at No. 2 with Stefanie Weinstein early in the spring, while adding a 1-0 mark with Patricia Veresova in the No. 2 slot. She added an 8-3 record, including a 1-2 Big Ten mark with Jennifer Holmberg. The tandem was 3-0 at No. 2 and 5-3 at No. 3. Weinreich also

went 1-2 during the fall campaign while paired with Maike Zeppernick. Overall, Weinreich went 7-0 at No. 2 doubles and 12-6 at No. 3 doubles during the spring. 2010-11: Sophomore Weinreich was a regular in the Nebraska lineup, playing primarily at the No. 4 position. She finished 2010-11 with an 8-11 mark at that spot and a 12-14 record overall. She was one of NU’s most consistent competitors in doubles action. She took the court with partner Patricia Veresova for much of the spring season at the No. 2 position. She and Veresova held a 10-5 record together and picked up key wins against Oklahoma State and Kansas State. Weinreich was one of six Huskers named to the academic All-Big 12 first team. She also earned spots on the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll in both the fall and spring semesters. 2009-10: Freshman Weinreich produced an excellent first season at Nebraska, compiling a 13-8 singles record during the spring. She saw action in the No. 5 and 6 positions. Weinreich paired with Wiveca Swarting in doubles and the duo became a mainstay for NU at the No. 2 position. Their record of 10-8 included an impressive 7-3 mark in Big 12 action. Weinreich was named to the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll in the spring semester. Before Nebraska Weinreich was ranked as high as No. 5 in the junior division and No. 94 in the women’s division in Germany. She also achieved a rank of No. 29 in the U18 division before coming to Nebraska. Weinreich won multiple titles at the Lower Saxony championship in the U12 and U16 divisions. She was the second top-100 German player to commit to the Huskers in her class, joining Stefanie Weinstein.

Singles Year 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 TOTALS

Spring 13-8 12-14 20-5 45-27

Doubles Big 12 7-4 4-7 -11-11

Big Ten --- 9-1 9-1

Fall -- -- 4-1 4-1

Total 13-8 15-16 24-6 52-30

Year 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 TOTALS

Spring Big 12 13-8 7-3 15-10 5-4 19-6 -47-24 12-7

Big Ten -- -- 7-4 7-4

Fall -- 0-4 1-2 1-6

Total 13-8 15-14 20-8 48-30

Personal Janine was born Jan. 14, 1990, in Geesthact, Germany. She is the daughter of Dirk and Sabine Weinreich, and has a sister, Jennifer. Janine is majoring in international business management and marketing at Nebraska, and earned academic All-Big 12 honors in 2011. She was also a three-time member of the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll.

2012 BIG TEN FEMALE TENNIS ATHLETE OF THE YEAR MARY WEATHERHOLT | 2013 HUSKERS


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Stefanie Weinstein Senior | Much, Germany (Wuembrecht) Honors and Awards • All-Big 12 Doubles Team (2010) • First-Team Academic All-Big 12 (2011) • Academic All-Big Ten (2012) • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (2012) • No. 1 All Time Nebraska Season Doubles Individual Wins (29, 2011-12) • Big 12 Commissioner’s Fall Honor Roll (2009, 2010) • Big 12 Commissioner’s Spring Honor Roll (2010, 2011) • ITA Scholar Athlete (2010, 2011, 2012)

2013 outlook Stefanie Weinstein (pronounced VINE-stine) enters 2013 hoping to contend for All-Big Ten honors. In her three-year career, Weinstein has registered 135 combined victories, placing her sixth in Nebraska history and third among current Huskers. Weinstein has matured and improved throughout her time at NU, becoming one of the Huskers’ top threats in singles and doubles. “Her game is a reflection of her intensity and passion that she competes with,” Coach Scott Jacobson said. 2011-12: Junior Weinstein paired with senior Madeleine Geibert to produce one of the best doubles teams in Nebraska history. The duo finished 2011-12 at No. 38 in the final ITA doubles rankings after finishing the year with a 26-8 record. Weinstein and Geibert went 20-5 during the spring, including 8-3 in Big Ten play. Overall, Weinstein finished with a 29-8 doubles record to set the Nebraska record for individual doubles wins in a season. Weinstein’s 26 doubles wins with Geibert made them the winningest tandem in school history with 65 career wins together over the past three seasons. While Weinstein’s accomplishments with Geibert on the doubles court took center stage, her singles success also was impressive. She produced an impressive 25-7 overall singles mark in 2012, including a 22-3 record on the spring. She raced to a 7-2 regular-season Big Ten mark, going 6-1 at the No. 4 spot in Big Ten play and 1-1 at No. 3 with a win over Northwestern’s Belinda Niu. Weinstein’s 54 combined victories as a junior trailed only teammate Mary Weatherholt’s school-record 56 for the best overall year in NU history. Geibert owns the NU record with 181 combined wins, while Weatherholt has 156. A standout in the classroom as well, Weinstein owns nearly a 3.9 GPA as a business administration major. She was one of seven Huskers to capture academic All-Big Ten honors in 2012. She also helped the tennis program captured the Herman Award for the second straight year. This award is presented to the Nebraska women’s team with the highest grade-point average during the academic year. 2010-11: Sophomore Weinstein showed marked improvement in her second season at Nebraska. She was

a mainstay in Nebraska’s lineup at the No. 3 position, where she finished with an impressive 17-5 record and an overall mark of 19-6 in the fall and spring combined. She finished the year on a five-match winning streak that included victories over opponents from Tulsa, Texas and Texas Tech. Weinstein teamed with Madeleine Geibert in doubles to go 16-7 during the spring and spent much of the latter half of the season in the ITA Women’s Doubles Rankings, peaking at No. 71 overall. They also defeated three ranked opponents, including an upset of Iowa’s No. 33 Sonja Molnar and Jessica Young, 8-4. Weinstein claimed first-team academic AllBig 12 honors and earned selections to the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll in both the fall and spring semesters.

doubles players competing alongside Madeleine Geibert at the No. 1 position. The duo gathered a team-high 14 victories. Weinstein captured a spot on the All-Big 12 Doubles Team at the conclusion of 2010. Weinstein also excelled academically in 2009-10, earning a spot on the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll in the fall and spring semesters with a perfect 4.0 grade-point average. She was awarded ITA Scholar-Athlete honors following the spring semester.

2009-10: Freshman Weinstein was one of Nebraska’s top competitors in 2009-10, as she compiled an overall record of 18-14 that included 13 wins during the spring. She played almost exclusively at the No. 4 position, where she accumulated six conference wins. Weinstein was also one of NU’s strongest

Personal Stefanie was born on Sept. 16, 1989, in Bergisch-Gladbach, Germany. She is the daughter of Herbert and Erika Weinstein. Stefanie is majoring in business administration at Nebraska, and captured academic All-Big 12 honors in 2011. She was a four-time selection to the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll.

Singles

Year 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 TOTALS

Spring 13-9 19-6 22-3 54-18

Before Nebraska Weinstein played for the German club team Bayer-Leverkusen, while she attended Wuembrecht High School in Tespe, Germany. She was ranked as high as No. 41 in the German national rankings.

Doubles Big 12 6-5 6-3 -12-8

Big Ten -- -- 8-2 8-2

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Fall Total 5-5 18-14 4-2 23-8 3-4 25-7 12-11 66-29

Year 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 TOTALS

Spring 14-8 17-7 23-5 54-20

Big 12 4-6 5-4 -9-10

Big Ten -- -- 8-3 8-3

Fall Total 6-2 20-10 3-3 20-10 6-3 29-8 15-8 69-28


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Maike Zeppernick Junior | Hamburg, Germany (Buckhorn) Honors and Awards • Big 12 Commissioner’s Fall Honor Roll (2010) • Big 12 Commissioner’s Spring Honor Roll (2011) • ITA Scholar Athlete (2011, 2012) • Academic All-Big Ten (2012) • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (2012)

2013 outlook Maike Zeppernick (pronounced MIKE-ah ZEP-er-nik) looks to improve on her doubles performance to play in higher positions and continue her strong presence in singles play. Zeppernick could play her way up to the No. 3 or 4 positions during the year. “Maike is a true gamer,” Head Coach Scott Jacobson said. “Maike has a style of play that is difficult to play against.”

GPA in the fall, helping the tennis program capture the Herman Award, which is presented to the Nebraska women’s team with the highest grade-point average during the academic year. Zeppernick was named an ITA Scholar-Athlete upon completion of her first year at NU. Before Nebraska Zeppernick played tennis in Germany while she attended high school at Gymnasium

Buckhorn in Hamburg. She was ranked No. 104 in the German national rankings. Personal Maike was born Feb. 17, 1991, in Hamburg, Germany. She is the daughter of Henry and Birgit Zeppernick and has one brother, Tore. Maike is a business administration major at Nebraska, and is a two-time member of the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll.

2011-12: Sophomore The lone sophomore on Nebraska’s eightplayer roster, Zeppernick provided depth for the Huskers in 2011-12. The native of Hamburg, Germany, finished with a 14-7 singles record in her second season at NU, including an 11-4 mark during the spring campaign. She posted a 4-2 record at the No. 6 spot in Big Ten competition, with her last appearance coming in a straight-set win over Michigan’s Kristen Dodge on April 13. She also defeated Purdue’s Gisella Pere on April 7, and notched Big Ten wins over Iowa’s Ellen Silver and Ohio State’s Tiffany Dittmer. Zeppernick suffered Big Ten losses to Penn State’s Nina Sertic and Indiana’s Kayla Fujimoto. On the doubles court, Zeppernick went 7-3 at the No. 3 spot on the year, including 6-1 in spring action. She paired with freshman Izabella Zgierska for a perfect 4-0 record and notched a 2-1 mark with Jennifer Holmberg. During the fall season, Zeppernick paired with Janine Weinreich for a 1-2 doubles record. Zeppernick was also a solid performer in the classroom, where she was one of seven Huskers to claim academic All-Big Ten honors in 2012 2010-11: Freshman Zeppernick established her place in Nebraska’s lineup by the open of conference play in 2011. She appeared at the No. 5 and 6 singles positions and compiled a 12-6 record during the spring. Zeppernick was also a consistent part of the doubles lineup, playing primarily at the No. 3 position. Zeppernick went 5-3 while pairing with Jennifer Holmberg, and added a 4-3 mark alongside Patricia Veresova at the No. 3 doubles spot. Zeppernick was named to the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll in the fall and spring semesters. She achieved a perfect 4.0

Singles

Year 2010-11 2011-12 TOTALS

Spring 12-6 11-4 23-10

Big 12 Big Ten 4-4 -- -- 4-2 4-4 4-2

Fall 1-2 3-3 4-5

Total 13-8 14-7 27-15

Doubles

Year 2010-11 2011-12 TOTALS

Spring 11-8 6-1 17-9

Big 12 3-2 -3-2

Big Ten -- -- --

Fall 0-2 1-2 1-4

Total 11-10 7-3 18-13

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Izabella Zgierska Sophomore | Miesbach, Germany (Miesbach) Honors and Awards • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (2012) • Ranked No. 117 in Germany

2013 Outlook Izabella Zgierska solidified Nebraska’s doubles lineup upon her arrival to the Huskers. She hopes to continue on that path to build a formidable doubles squad with Janine Weinreich, Stefanie Weinstein and Maike Zeppernick. With her stellar play in her singles matches, Zgierska could see more opportunities for singles and possibly move up to the No. 3 position. “Izabella’s transition to college tennis was a great one,” Nebraska Coach Scott Jacobson said. “To contribute like she did can be difficult to do.” 2011-12: Freshman The lone freshman on Nebraska’s eightplayer roster, Zgierska solidfied the Huskers’ doubles lineup during the Big Ten season. The youngster from Miesbach, Germany, teamed with fellow German Janine Weinreich to post a 7-3 record at the No. 3 doubles spot in 11 Big Ten matches. Zgierska and Weinreich combined to go 7-3 over NU’s final 11 matches of the season (match vs. Purdue at Big Ten Tournament not completed), including an 8-1 win over North Texas in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The duo also closed the regular season with three straight Big Ten wins against Michigan State, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Their only Big Ten losses came to Michigan and Purdue. Overall, Zgierska posted a 14-3 doubles record, including a 3-0 mark with Mary Weatherholt and a 4-0 record with Maike Zeppernick at the No. 4 spot. One of five Germans on the Husker roster, Zgierska also produced a 7-5 record in singles competition as a freshman, including a 2-0 mark in Big Ten play. Zgierska defeated Michigan State’s Julianna Gruber in three sets at the No. 6 spot on April 15. Zgierska made her first Big Ten appearance with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Iowa’s Katie Zordani at the No. 4 spot on March 9. Zgierska was 1-0 at No. 4, 5-3 at No. 5 and 1-2 at No. 6 singles on the year.

Before Nebraska Zgierska played tennis in Germany and attended high school at Miesbach. She was ranked as high as No. 117 nationally in Germany.

Singles

Year Spring 2011-12 7-5 TOTALS 7-5

Big Ten 2-0 2-0

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Personal Izabella is a native of Miesbach, Germany, where she was born on Nov. 9, 1992. She is the daughter of Cezary and Joanna Zgierska and has one sister, Sara. Izabella is majoring in international business at Nebraska.

Doubles

Fall Total Year Spring -- 7-5 2011-12 14-3 -- 7-5 TOTALS 14-3

Big Ten 6-2 6-2

Fall Total -- 14-3 -- 14-3


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Maggy Lehmicke Freshman | Kirkland, Wash. (Chrysalis School) Honors and Awards • No. 74 High School Player Nationally • No. 2 High School Player in Northwest Region • No. 2 High School Player in State of Washington

2013 Outlook Coming in as one of two freshmen to be added to Nebraska’s veteran roster, Maggy Lehmicke is looking to break into the singles and doubles lineups this season and make significant contributions. “Maggy is going to be a tremendous gift to our program both as a player and a person,” Nebraska Coach Scott Jacobson said. “She is going to fit in well with the philosophy of our program. Maggy will be a tremendous ambassador for our university as a whole. We are expecting her to have an immediate impact on our program and challenge for a position in both singles and doubles.”

Before Nebraska Lehmicke was a four-star recruit who had been ranked as high as No. 74 nationally. Lehmicke, who attended Chrysalis School in Woodinville, Wash., was ranked No. 2 overall in the state of Washington as well as No. 2 in in the Northwest region. She has competed in a variety of major tournaments, including the USTA National Championships. Personal Lehmicke is a native of Washington born on Nov. 1, 1993, in Bellevue but resided in Kirkland prior to her choice of attending Nebraska. Lehmicke is the daughter of Leo

Lehmicke and Cynthia Anonsen with one brother, Max. Lehmicke is studying journalism at Nebraska’s College of Journalism and Mass Communications. Lehmicke’s hobbies include writing, fashion design, and yoga. When asked why she chose Nebraska Lehmicke stated, “I’d always wanted to play for a Big Ten school, but what separated Nebraska from the other schools was the team chemistry. I love all of the girls on the team and the coaches are fantastic. I also met with a lot of people in the Journalism school on my official visit and fell in love with that as well. It’s a strong program here and the faculty are such friendly people.”

Lauren Wagner Freshman | Roslyn Heights, N.Y. (Weil Tennis)

2013 outlook Lauren Wagner comes in as the second half of the recruitment duo added to the squad this year. Wagner turned down other opportunities to come to the Huskers because of her appreciation of how the university and the team made her feel. As a natural leader, Wagner looks to be a big asset to the Huskers this season. “She is independent, committed and understands,” Nebraska Coach Scott Jacobson said. “She is excited about embracing the challenges directly in front of her. She has

shown a constant progression, and we believe her game will continue to make great strides in our program. We feel fortunate that she has chosen our Husker family and believe she will be a tremendous factor for sucess as a team both as a player and a person.” Before Nebraska Wagner trained at Weil Tennis Academy in Ojai, Calif., along with her father’s Robbie Wagner Tournament Training Center in Glen Cove, N.Y. throughout high school.

Personal The daughter of Robbie and Shari Wagner, Lauren was born Aug. 12, 1994, in New York City, N.Y. Lauren is a business administration major at Nebraska. Lauren graduated from Laurel Springs School online homeschool in 2012. When asked why she chose Nebraska, Lauren stated, “I loved the coaches, the other ladies on the team, the campus and the fact that academics are important among studentathletes.”

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Nebraska Advances To NCAA Second Round In First Big Ten Season 2011-12 SEASON FACTS OVERALL RECORD............................................ 24-5 Home..............................................................17-1 Road..................................................................5-1 Neutral..............................................................2-3 Record in 7-0 Matches.......................................7-0 Record in 6-1 Matches.......................................7-1 Record in 5-2 Matches.......................................5-0 Record in 4-3 Matches.......................................3-2 Record in 4-0 Matches.......................................2-0 Record in 4-2 Matches......................................0-2 BIG TEN RECORD............................................... 9-2 Home.................................................................5-1 Road..................................................................4-1 Neutral..............................................................0-0 BIG TEN CONFERENCE FINAL STANDINGS........ T-3rd 1. Michigan......................................................10-1 Northwestern...............................................10-1 3. Nebraska................................................... 9-2 Illinois............................................................9-2 5. Purdue...........................................................6-5 6. Minnesota.....................................................5-6 7. Indiana...........................................................4-7 Ohio State......................................................4-7 Penn State......................................................4-7 10. Wisconsin....................................................3-8 11. Iowa.............................................................2-9 12. Michigan State...........................................0-11 BIG TEN CHAMPIONSHIPS FINISH...... FIRST ROUND Round 1............................... Purdue 4, Nebraska 2 RECORD VS. RANKED OPPONENTS................... 11-5

The Nebraska women’s tennis team produced another record-breaking season in 2011-12, finishing with a 24-5 overall record. It was NU’s third consecutive 20-win campaign, and the Huskers’ third straight NCAA Tournament appearance. Nebraska defeated 11 nationally ranked teams in 2011-12 and finished the year with the school’s highest national ranking ever at No. 16. “I would describe this year’s team as consistent,” Nebraska Coach Scott Jacobson said. “They could consistently bring the passion and concentration each week during practice and game days.” Nebraska demonstrated admirable discipline and success that was well deserved and hard earned. “This year’s team was a great group of girls that cared for each other a lot, and it showed as they competed each week,” Jacobson said. The Huskers kicked off their fall campaign at the Drake Invitational, Midland Invitational, Riviera AllAmerican and ITA Central Regionals during the fall. NU logged playing time that prepared the Huskers for one of the most successful seasons in school history. Nebraska transitioned into the spring season with its appearance in the ITA Kickoff Classic in January. The Huskers traveled to Evanston, Ill., to knock off Arkansas 5-2, before dropping a narrow 4-3 decision to perennial power Northwestern on the Wildcats’ home courts. The Huskers bounced back in big way, running off 14 consecutive victories in February and March. It marked the fifth straight year NU unleashed at least 10 wins in a row. Nebraska’s wins included triumphs over three ranked opponents, No. 75 Wyoming, No. 30 Tulsa and No. 58 Iowa in the Huskers’ first-ever home Big Ten Conference match.

The most challenging portion of Nebraska’s schedule came during conference play, where the Huskers faced seven ranked teams in just over a month. NU played a league slate on March 24 with a 3-4 loss to No. 50 Illinois, but regained momentum with a compelling 5-2 triumph over No. 14 Northwestern the next day in Evanston, Ill. It was the first of a five-match win streak against Ohio State, No. 46 Penn State, No. 34 Purdue and No. 45 Indiana. After a loss to No. 14 Michigan, the Huskers countered in Big Ten action with a trio of victories against Michigan State, No. 31 Minnesota and Wisconsin. NU’s 5-2 win over No. 45 Indiana provided a memorable moment as the Huskers’ 20th victory of the year. It was the team’s third consecutive 20-win campaign. The Huskers finished the season tied for third in the Big Ten with Illinois at 9-2. Nebraska entered the Big Ten Tournament with a No. 4 seed. No. 30 Purdue ended Nebraska’s stay at the Big Ten Tournament, but the Huskers had more tennis to play. Purdue went on to win the Big Ten Tournament title and qualify automatically for the NCAA Tournament. Nebraska’s 24-5 regular-season record earned the Huskers their third consecutive at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament. NU traveled to the Austin Regional seeded No. 2 to face No. 56 North Texas. The Huskers rolled to a 4-0 win then fell to No. 10 Texas, which was seeded No. 1. The Huskers narrowly had their season end with a 4-2 loss to the Longhorns. Mary Weatherholt closed out her season earning an NCAA at-large big in singles play for the Division I Women’s Tennis Championships, qualifying as one of the top 64 singles players in the country. Weatherholt

HIGHEST TEAM ITA RANK........ 16TH (school record) SPRING SINGLES RECORD.............................125-43 Mary Weatherholt...........................................22-7 Patricia Veresova.............................................22-6 Stefanie Weinstein...........................................22-3 SPRING DOUBLES RECORD............................. 69-18 Geibert/Weinstein...........................................20-5 Veresova/Weatherholt....................................21-4 Holmberg/Weinreich.........................................8-3 BIG TEN SINGLES RECORD.............................. 47-17 Mary Weatherholt...........................................10-1 Stefanie Weinstein.............................................8-2 Janine Weinreich...............................................7-1 BIG TEN DOUBLES RECORD............................ 23-10 Veresova/Weatherholt......................................8-3 Geibert/Weinstein.............................................8-3 OVERALL SINGLES RECORD...........................154-60 Mary Weatherholt........................................ 30-10 Patricia Veresova.............................................28-9 Stefanie Weinstein...........................................25-7 OVERALL COMBINED RECORD......................232-85 Mary Weatherholt........................................ 56-16 Patricia Veresova.......................................... 52-15 Stefanie Weinstein........................................ 54-15

Madeleine Geibert had a stellar season inking the record books of Nebraska with 156 career combined wins at third place all time. She’s the winningest player in school history.

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Weatherholt Named Big Ten Player of the Year

2012 BIG TEN AWARDS Player of the Year Mary Weatherholt, Nebraska, Jr. Freshman of the Year Emina Bektas, Michigan, Fr. Coach of the Year Scott Jacobson, Nebraska (co-coach) Ronni Bernstein, Michigan (co-coach) ALL-BIG TEN FIRST TEAM Allison Falkin, Illinois Melissa Kopinski, Illinois Leslie Hureau, Indiana Sonja Molnar, Iowa Emina Bektas, Michigan Brooke Bolender, Michigan Natallia Pintusava, Minnesota Mary Weatherholt, Nebraska Belinda Niu, Northwestern Kate Turvy, Northwestern Petra Januskova, Penn State Jennifer Rabot, Purdue

Mary Weatherholt had an amazing season in 2012 by going to the NCAA singles tournament and putting together a record of 56-6 in combined play, receiving the Big Ten Women’s Tennis Athlete of the Year award. was one of only three Big Ten women’s players to earn spots in the NCAA Championships in singles, joining Michigan’s Emina Bektas and Northwestern’s Kate Turvy. Weatherholt battled hard in the first round of the NCAA Championships but fell by a slim margin of 6-4, 7-5 to No. 13 Zsofi Susanyi of California. Weatherholt finished with 56 combined wins on the season, including 30 in singles play and 26 in doubles action. Weatherholt’s 30 singles victories marked the second-highest total in school history, trailing only her 36 as a freshman in 2008-09. With a spectacular season under her belt, Weatherholt earned Big Ten Women’s Tennis Athlete-of-the-Year honors as a unanimous first-team All-Big Ten choice, Nebraska’s Big Ten Sportsmanship Award honoree and the ITA’s Arthur Ashe Leadership and Sportsmanship Award. The Huskers closed a successful campaign with several team and individual awards. On the court, Weatherholt earned first team All-Big Ten honors while Patricia Veresova claimed second team All-Big Ten accolades. Seven Huskers added academic All-Big Ten honors, including Madeleine Geibert, Jennifer Holmberg, Weatherholt, Veresova, Janine Weinreich, Stefanie Weinstein and Maike Zeppernick. Head Coach Scott Jacobson also won Big Tean Co-Coach of the Year honors, while Hayden Perez was named the

ITA Central Region Assistant Coach of the Year for the third time in six years. The Huskers added one of Nebraska’s most coveted team awards as well, claiming the Herman Award for the top cumulative grade-point average (3.644) for any female team at Nebraska. It was the third time that Coach Jacobson’s squad had won NU’s Team GPA award since 2005. On the court, Nebraska’s 24 team wins ranked first in school history, setting a new record, while Geibert’s 181 career combined wins moved her to most of alltime at NU. Geibert and Weinstein’s 26 doubles wins on the year also ranked third on Nebraska’s singleseason charts. Nebraska lost seniors Geibert and Holmberg to graduation. Geibert finished her career with a record of 20-13 in singles play and 26-8 in doubles for Nebraska. Holmberg finished her career with a record of 6-3 in singles play and 10-4 in doubles play. “This year’s team was a great group of girls that cared for each other a lot, and it showed as they competed each week,” Scott Jacobson said. “We told them if they could consistently bring the passion and concentration each week during practice and game days that we would accomplish great things as a team and we did.”

ALL-BIG TEN SECOND TEAM Marisa Lambropoulus, Illinois Sarah Lee, Michigan Patricia Veresova, Nebraska Brittany Wowchuck, Northwestern Chelsea Utting, Penn State Alaina Trgovich, Wisconsin BIG TEN CHAMPIONSHIPS APRIL 26 - FIRST ROUND #9 Ohio State 4, #8 Penn State 2 #5 Purdue 4, #11 Michigan State 0 #7 Indiana 4, #10 Wisconsin 0 #6 Minnesota 4, #11 Iowa 3 APRIL 29 - QUARTERFINALS #1 Northwestern 4, #9 Ohio State 0 #5 Purdue 4, #4 Nebraska 2 #2 Michigan 4, #7 Indiana 2 #3 Illinois 4, #6 Minnesota 0 APRIL 28 - SEMIFINALS #5 Purdue 4, #1 Northwestern 2 #2 Michigan 4, #3 Illinois 0 APRIL 29 - FINAL #5 Purdue 4, #2 Michigan 3

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2012 Nebraska Spring Results and Statistics Team Results (24-5 Overall, 9-2 Big TEN) Date Jan. 28 Jan. 29 Feb. 4 Feb. 4 Feb. 11 Feb. 11 Feb. 17 Feb. 19 Feb. 24 Feb. 26 Feb. 29 March 2 March 4 March 9 March 11 March 20 March 24 March 25 March 30 April 1 April 7 April 8 April 13 April 15 April 20 April 22 April 27 May 11 May 12

Opponent vs. Arkansas at Northwestern Wyoming Eastern Michigan Air Force Northern Iowa Washington State Miami (Ohio) Wichita State Colorado State Kansas State Saint Louis Colorado Iowa Tulsa at Long Beach State at Illinois at Northwestern Ohio State Penn State at Purdue at Indiana Michigan Michigan State Minnesota at Wisconsin vs. Purdue vs. North Texas at Texas

Result W, 5-2 L, 3-4 W, 6-1 W, 7-0 W, 7-0 W, 7-0 W, 4-3 W, 5-2 W, 6-1 W, 7-0 W, 4-3 W, 7-0 W, 7-0 W, 6-1 W, 6-1 W, 4-3 L, 3-4 W, 5-2 W, 4-0 W, 6-1 W, 5-2 W, 5-2 L, 1-6 W, 6-1 W, 7-0 W, 6-1 L, 2-4 W, 4-0 L, 2-4

Singles

Record 1-0 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-1 6-1 7-1 8-1 9-1 10-1 11-1 12-1 13-1 14-1 15-1 15-2 16-2 17-2 18-2 19-2 20-2 20-3 21-3 22-3 23-3 23-4 24-4 24-5

Big Ten 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 1-0 1-0 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-1 6-1 6-2 7-2 8-2 9-2 9-2 9-2 9-2

Home 0-0 0-0 1-0 2-0 3-0 4-0 5-0 6-0 7-0 8-0 9-0 10-0 11-0 12-0 13-0 13-0 13-0 13-0 14-0 15-0 15-0 15-0 15-1 16-1 17-1 17-1 17-1 17-1 17-1

Away 0-0 0-1 0-1 0-1 0-1 0-1 0-1 0-1 0-1 0-1 0-1 0-1 0-1 0-1 0-1 1-1 1-2 2-2 2-2 2-2 3-2 4-2 4-2 4-2 4-2 5-2 5-2 5-2 5-3

1 W L W W W W L W L W L W W W W W W W W W W W L W W W L W L

2 W W W W W W L W W W L W W W W W L W W W L W L L W L W -- W

3 L L W W W W W W W W W W W L W W L W W W W W L W W W L -- L

4 W W W W W W W L W W W W W W W L L L W W W W L W W W -- W W

Doubles 5 W L W W W W L L W W W W W W L L W W W W W L W W W W L W L

6 L L L W W W W W W W L W W W W W L L W L W L L W W W L -- --

1 W W W W W W W W W W W W W W L L W W W L W L L W W W W -- W

2 W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W L W L W L W W W W W L

Rank

3 W L W W W W W W W W W W W W W L L L W W L W L W W W -- W L

NU 39 39 29 29 29 29 28 28 27 27 36 36 36 32 32 25 25 25 18 18 17 17 17 17 18 18 17 17 17

Opp. 24 12 75 ----------58 30 48 50 14 -46 34 45 14 -33 -30 56 13

Singles Stats Name

Overall

Spring

Big Ten

#1

#2

#3

#4

#5

#6

Fall

Madeleine Geibert

20-13

15-10

6-5

--

2-1

13-6

0-3

--

--

5-3

Jennifer Holmberg

6-3

6-3

2-2

--

--

--

--

2-0

4-3

--

Patricia Veresova

28-9

22-6

7-4

3-0

16-6

2-0

--

--

--

7-3

Mary Weatherholt

30-10

22-7

10-1

19-7

3-0

--

--

--

--

8-3

Janine Weinreich

24-6

20-5

7-1

--

--

--

5-0

13-5

2-0

4-1

Stefanie Weinstein

25-7

22-3

8-2

--

--

6-1

16-2

--

--

3-4

Maike Zeppernick

14-7

11-4

4-2

--

--

--

--

--

11-4

3-3

Izabella Zgierska Totals

7-5

7-5

2-0

--

--

--

1-0

5-3

1-2

--

154-60

125-43

46-17

22-7

21-7

21-7

22-5

20-8

18-9

30-17

Doubles Stats Team

Overall

Spring

Big Ten

#1

#2

#3

Fall

Madeleine Geibert/Stefanie Weinstein

26-8

20-5

8-3

20-5

--

--

6-3

Mary Weatherholt/Patricia Veresova

23-6

21-4

8-3

3-0

18-4

--

2-2

Patricia Veresova/Janine Weinreich

1-0

1-0

--

--

1-0

--

--

Mary Weatherholt/Izabella Zgierska

3-0

3-0

--

--

--

3-0

--

Jennifer Holmberg/Maike Zeppernick

2-1

2-1

--

--

--

2-1

--

Jennifer Holmberg/Janine Weinreich

8-3

8-3

1-2

--

3-0

5-3

--

Izabella Zgierska/Maike Zeppernick

4-0

4-0

--

--

--

4-0

--

Janine Weinreich/Maike Zeppernick

1-2

--

--

--

--

--

1-2

Janine Weinreich/Stefanie Weinstein

3-0

3-0

--

--

3-0

--

--

Janine Weinreich/Izabella Zgierska

7-3

7-3

6-2

--

--

7-3

--

78-23

69-16

23-10

23-5

25-4

21-7

9-7

Totals

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Series Records

vs. Non-Conference Opponents

Big Ten Opponents Team Series 2012 Record Illinois..........................................tied at, 1-1............................................17-8, 9-2 Indiana.........................................NU leads, 1-0...................................... 16-11, 4-7 Iowa.............................................Iowa leads, 14-7................................... 8-15, 2-9 Michigan......................................Michigan leads, 2-0............................ 21-8, 10-1 Michigan State.............................tied at, 1-1.......................................... 8-15, 0-11 Minnesota...................................Minnesota leads, 11-3.......................... 16-9, 5-6 Northwestern..............................Northwestern leads, 3-1..................... 20-9, 10-1 Ohio State....................................NU leads, 4-2...................................... 10-16, 4-7 Penn State...................................NU leads, 1-0...................................... 12-11, 4-7 Purdue.........................................tied at, 1-1............................................ 18-7, 6-5 Wisconsin....................................tied at, 4-4.......................................... 12-12, 3-8

Nebraska Year-by-Year Records Year 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012

Conference Big Eight Big Eight Big Eight Big Eight Big Eight Big Eight Big Eight Big Eight Big Eight Big Eight Big Eight Big Eight Big Eight Big Eight Big Eight Big Eight Big Eight Big Eight Big Eight Big Eight Big Eight Big 12 Big 12 Big 12 Big 12 Big 12 Big 12 Big 12 Big 12 Big 12 Big 12 Big 12 Big 12 Big 12 Big 12 Big 12 Big Ten

Head Coach Gail Whitaker Sig Garnett Henry Cox Skip Salzenstein Julie Wood Julie Wood Kathy Hawkins Kathy Hawkins Kathy Hawkins Kathy Hawkins Kathy Hawkins Kathy Hawkins Kerry McDermott Gregg Calvin Gregg Calvin Gregg Calvin Scott Jacobson Scott Jacobson Scott Jacobson Scott Jacobson Scott Jacobson Scott Jacobson Scott Jacobson Scott Jacobson Scott Jacobson Scott Jacobson Scott Jacobson Scott Jacobson Scott Jacobson Scott Jacobson Scott Jacobson Scott Jacobson Scott Jacobson Scott Jacobson Scott Jacobson Scott Jacobson Scott Jacobson

Record Conf. Finish Final Rank N/A 4th -N/A 1st -N/A 1st (tie) -7-6 6th -18-7 6th -18-17 7th -14-11 4th -16-12 3rd -12-12 4th -12-14 4th -9-8 4th -9-16 4th -5-12 5th -9-5 5th -17-7 3rd -7-6 4th -6-7 5th -7-12 6th -11-10 4th -8-15 3rd (tie) -5-15 6th -16-9 6th 60th 14-9 9th 64th 17-9 8th 69th 19-6 6th 58th 19-6 6th 55th 13-9 10th 66th 12-11 10th 76th 16-9 7th 75th 18-4 3rd 39th 17-10 5th 43rd 13-9 8th -16-7 7th 74th 16-7 4th 56th 22-6 3rd 37th 20-8 4th (tie) 43rd 24-5 3rd (tie) 16th

Team........................................... W-L Air Force......................................... 6-0 Alabama......................................... 0-1 Arizona........................................... 0-2 Arizona State.................................. 0-4 Arkansas..................................... 10-18 Arkansas-Little Rock....................... 1-1 Baylor........................................... 1-19 Boise State...................................... 1-2 Bowling Green................................ 2-0 BYU................................................. 0-2 Cal Poly........................................... 1-1 California-Irvine.............................. 3-4 California-Riverside........................ 1-0 California-Santa Barbara................. 0-1 Cal State Fullerton.......................... 9-1 Cal State Long Beach...................... 1-1 Cal State Northridge....................... 6-0 Cal State Sacramento..................... 1-0 Central Oklahoma........................... 1-0 Clemson.......................................... 0-1 Colorado..................................... 19-18 Colorado State.............................. 15-0 Connecticut.................................... 1-0 Creighton...................................... 25-0 Denver............................................ 3-0 Doane............................................. 2-0 Drake.......................................... 18-13 Duke............................................... 0-1 Eastern Michigan............................ 8-0 Fresno State.................................... 0-5 Furman........................................... 1-0 George Washington........................ 1-0 Gustavus Adolphus......................... 4-0 Hawaii............................................. 0-1 Houston.......................................... 1-1 Idaho.............................................. 1-1 Idaho State..................................... 1-0 Illinois-Chicago............................... 2-0 Illinois State.................................... 3-0 Indiana State.................................. 3-0 Iowa State..................................... 40-3 Kansas......................................... 15-23 Kansas State............................... 32-12 Long Beach State............................ 4-4 Loyola Marymount......................... 3-0 LSU................................................. 0-1 Marquette...................................... 1-0 Miami (Ohio).............................. 15-10 Missouri........................................ 27-9 Missouri State............................... 15-0 Montana......................................... 2-0 Montana State................................ 4-2 Nebraska-Kearney.......................... 4-0

Nebraska-Omaha............................ 6-0 Nebraska Wesleyan........................ 2-0 New Mexico.................................... 2-3 New Mexico State.......................... 2-0 Nicholls State.................................. 1-0 North Carolina................................ 0-1 North Dakota.................................. 1-0 North Texas..................................... 2-0 Northeast Louisiana....................... 0-1 Northern Arizona............................ 1-0 Northern Colorado......................... 2-0 Northern Florida............................. 0-1 Northern Illinois............................. 6-0 Northern Iowa.............................. 10-0 Northwest Missouri State............... 2-0 Oklahoma................................... 12-24 Oklahoma State............................ 7-26 Oral Roberts................................... 0-2 Oregon............................................ 2-1 Pacific............................................. 0-1 Pepperdine..................................... 0-1 Saint Mary’s.................................... 1-0 Saint Louis...................................... 6-0 San Diego........................................ 1-0 San Diego State.............................. 0-2 South Carolina................................ 0-2 South Dakota.................................. 2-0 South Dakota State......................... 1-0 Southeast Missouri State................ 1-0 Southern Illinois-Edwardsville........ 1-4 Southern Utah................................ 1-0 Southwestern Louisiana................. 2-0 Stephens College............................ 7-1 TCU................................................. 1-0 Texas............................................. 0-18 Texas A&M.................................... 4-14 Texas Tech..................................... 16-8 Tulane............................................. 0-1 Tulsa............................................... 8-3 UNLV............................................... 0-2 Utah................................................ 2-2 UTEP............................................... 1-0 Vermont......................................... 1-0 Wake Forest.................................... 0-1 Washington.................................... 1-0 Washington State........................... 2-1 Weber State.................................... 1-0 West Virginia.................................. 1-0 Western Illinois............................... 1-0 Western Michigan.......................... 1-1 Wichita State.............................. 17-10 Wyoming...................................... 11-0 Yale................................................. 0-1 Total...................................272-135

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Year-by-Year Records *Big 12/Big ten Championships ^NCAA Tournament

2002

1998

14-9 Overall (4-7 Big 12) Date Jan. 31 Feb. 6 Feb. 7 Feb. 14 Feb. 20 Feb. 21 Feb. 28 March 1 March 8 March 13 March 14 March 19 March 21 March 22 March 24 March 26 March 27 April 4 April 8 April 10 April 11 April 18 April 23

Opponent Iowa Creighton Colorado State at Tulsa Southwest Mo. State Texas Gustavus Adolphus Texas Tech Texas A&M at Drake vs. Eastern Michigan at Baylor at Oklahoma State at Oklahoma at Cal State Fullerton at Cal State Northridge at UC Irvine at Missouri Kansas at Iowa State at Colorado Kansas State vs. Texas Tech*

W/L L W W W W L W L W W W L W L W W W W L W L L L

Score 3-6 9-0 7-2 6-3 9-0 0-9 9-0 4-5 5-4 7-2 7-2 2-7 6-3 3-6 9-0 9-0 7-2 9-0 0-9 7-2 4-5 4-5 4-5

W/L W L W W W L W W L W W W W W W W W L L L W W L L W L

Score 9-0 0-9 5-4 6-3 7-2 0-9 9-0 8-1 4-5 7-2 8-1 8-1 8-1 6-3 9-0 9-0 9-0 2-7 3-6 4-5 5-4 8-1 2-7 2-7 5-2 0-5

Date Jan. 30 Feb. 6 Feb. 12 Feb. 14 Feb. 19 Feb. 20 Feb. 24 Feb. 27 Feb. 28 March 5 March 7 March 12 March 13 March 13 March 16 March 19 March 26 April 3 April 4 April 10 April 11 April 15 April 17 April 18 April 29 April 30

Opponent at Southwest Mo. State at Iowa Drake Wyoming vs. Sam Houston State at Texas A&M Creighton at Texas Tech at Texas Wichita State Montana Missouri Gustavus Adolphus Northern Iowa vs. Vermont vs. George Washington Colorado State at Kansas at Kansas State Oklahoma State Oklahoma Iowa State Baylor Colorado vs. Kansas* vs. Texas*

2000

19-6 Overall (6-5 Big 12) Date Feb. 5 Feb. 12 Feb. 15 Feb. 18 Feb. 20 Feb. 26 Feb. 27 March 3 March 4 March 5 March 11 March 12 March 15 March 16 March 17 March 24 April 2 April 4 April 9 April 12 April 15 April 16 April 22 April 27 April 28

Opponent Eastern Michigan Texas Creighton Bowling Green Wyoming Southwest Mo. State Wichita State Oklahoma Christaian Northern Iowa Oklahoma City University vs. Iowa State at Colorado vs. Montana State at Cal State Fullerton at Cal State Northridge Texas Tech Texas A&M at Missouri at Baylor Kansas at Oklahoma State at Oklahoma Kansas State vs. Texas Tech* vs. Texas A&M*

Date Feb. 2 Feb. 3 Feb. 6 Feb. 10 Feb. 11 Feb. 16 Feb. 17 Feb. 17 Feb. 24 Feb. 25 March 3 March 4 March 11 March 13 March 16 March 25 April 1 April 8 April 13 April 14 April 17 April 21 April 22 April 26 April 27

Opponent Colorado State Wichita State Creighton Indiana State Montana State Montana Drake Eastern Michigan at Texas at Texas A&M Missouri Southwest Mo. State vs. Penn State at Cal State Fullerton at Cal State Northridge at Texas Tech at Kansas State Oklahoma at Iowa State at Colorado at Kansas Baylor Oklahoma State vs. Iowa State* vs. Baylor*

Opponent Wichita State Denver at Missouri Texas Wyoming Southwest Mo. State Colorado State Northern Iowa Creighton at Baylor Texas A&M Colorado vs. Connecticut at Cal State Fullerton at Cal State Northridge Texas Tech Iowa State at Oklahoma State at Oklahoma Kansas Kansas State vs. Oklahoma*

2006 W/L W W W L W W W W W L L L W W W L W L W L L L

Score 7-0 5-2 4-3 2-5 6-1 6-1 6-1 7-0 6-1 0-7 1-6 3-4 7-0 7-0 5-2 3-4 5-2 1-6 4-3 2-5 1-6 1-4

12-11 Overall (2-9 Big 12) Date Jan. 31 Feb. 2 Feb. 7 Feb. 9 Feb. 15 Feb. 16 Feb. 22 Feb. 23 March 1 March 5 March 8 March 14 March 15 March 23 March 30 April 5 April 6 April 10 April 12 April 13 April 15 April 19 April 24

Opponent Wichita State Wyoming Drake Colorado State Missouri Southwest Mo. State at Texas at Texas A&M Ohio State Creighton at Kansas Eastern Michigan Illinois State at UC Irvine at Texas Tech Oklahoma Oklahoma State Baylor at Colorado at Denver at Kansas State Iowa State vs. Missouri*

W/L W W W W L W L L W W L W W L W L L L L W L W L

Score 6-1 6-1 4-3 4-3 1-6 4-3 2-5 0-7 4-3 7-0 2-5 4-3 5-2 3-4 5-2 1-6 3-4 0-7 1-6 4-3 0-7 6-1 0-4

W/L W L W W W W W W W W W W W W W W L W L W L L W W L

Score 7-2 3-6 9-0 8-1 9-0 9-0 9-0 9-0 9-0 9-0 7-2 7-2 9-0 9-0 6-3 8-1 4-5 8-1 1-8 9-0 4-5 4-5 5-4 5-0 4-5

W/L W W W W W W W W L L W W W W W W L W W W W L L W L

Score 5-2 7-0 7-0 7-0 7-0 7-0 4-1 5-2 3-4 1-6 7-0 4-3 4-3 7-0 5-2 6-1 3-4 6-1 6-1 4-3 4-3 2-5 2-5 5-2 0-5

16-9 Overall (5-6 Big 12)

Date Opponent Jan. 30 Colorado State Jan. 31 Montana State Feb. 1 Illinois-Chicago Feb. 6 Wichita State Feb. 8 Wyoming Feb. 12 Air Force Feb. 14 Texas Feb. 20 at Ohio State Feb. 21 vs. Yale Feb. 27 Creighton March 6 at Baylor March 13 Texas A&M March 17 vs. Utah March 20 at Long Beach State March 26 Iowa State March 28 Saint Louis April 3 at Missouri April 10 Kansas State April 11 Texas Tech April 17 Kansas April 18 Colorado April 24 at Oklahoma State April 25 at Oklahoma April 29 vs. Oklahoma* May 1 vs. Texas A&M*

Date Jan. 20 Jan. 23 Jan. 28 Jan. 30 Feb. 4 Feb. 6 Feb. 12 Feb. 19 Feb. 20 Feb. 25 Feb. 26 Feb. 27 March 3 March 5 March 12 March 26 April 3 April 16 April 20 April 24 April 29 May 13

Opponent Creighton Colorado State Wyoming Southwest Mo. State Iowa Washington State Missouri at Texas at Texas A&M Drake Utah Wichita State Baylor Oklahoma at Kansas at Texas Tech Oklahoma State at Iowa State at Kansas State at Colorado vs. Colorado* vs. South Carolina^

Date Jan. 27 Jan. 29 Feb. 3 Feb. 5 Feb. 11 Feb. 13 Feb. 18 Feb. 24 Feb. 26 March 4 March 11 March 12 March 15 March 16 March 19 March 19 March 26 April 5 April 9 April 15 April 16 April 22 April 23 April 27 April 28 April 29 May 12

Opponent Colorado State Illinois-Chicago Air Force Drake Texas Arkansas at Missouri Missouri State Iowa at Baylor Wichita State Colorado at UC Irvine at Long Beach State at Loyola Marymount vs. Ohio State Texas Tech Kansas Texas A&M at Oklahoma at Oklahoma State Iowa State Kansas State vs. Iowa State* vs. Texas Tech* vs. Baylor* vs. Michigan^

2010 W/L W W W W L W W W L L W W L L W W L W W L W W L W W L L

Score 5-2 6-1 7-0 5-2 1-6 4-3 5-2 7-0 3-4 1-6 5-2 4-3 1-6 3-4 4-0 4-0 3-4 4-3 5-2 3-4 4-3 7-0 3-4 4-0 4-0 1-4 3-4

13-9 Overall (4-7 Big 12) Date Jan. 24 Jan. 26 Jan. 28 Feb. 2 Feb. 4 Feb. 11 Feb. 24 Feb. 25 March 2 March 4 March 10 March 14 March 23 March 31 April 7 April 8 April 13 April 15 April 22 April 25 April 26 April 27

Opponent Creighton Wyoming Wichita State Drake Colorado State Missouri at Texas at Texas A&M Baylor Saint Louis at Kansas at UC Riverside Northern Iowa at Iowa State Oklahoma Oklahoma State Indiana State at Kansas State at Colorado vs. Texas Tech vs. Missouri* vs. Baylor*

W/L W W L W W W L L L W L W W W W L W W L L W L

Score 7-0 6-1 1-6 6-1 4-3 6-1 0-7 0-7 1-6 7-0 2-5 6-1 7-0 6-1 4-3 2-5 5-2 5-2 3-4 3-4 4-0 0-4

W/L W W W W W W W W W W W L W W L L L W W L L W L

Score 7-0 7-0 7-0 7-0 7-0 7-0 7-0 6-1 7-0 7-0 4-0 0-7 6-1 6-1 0-7 1-6 2-5 4-3 5-2 3-4 3-4 6-1 3-4

W/L W W W W W W W W W W L L L L L W W L W W W W L

Score 7-0 7-0 6-1 7-0 7-0 6-1 5-2 4-3 6-1 6-1 3-4 0-7 2-5 3-4 2-5 4-3 6-1 2-5 4-3 5-2 4-3 4-0 0-4

2008 W/L Score W 5-2 W 7-0 W 5-2 W 7-0 W 7-0 W 7-0 L 1-6 L 1-6 W 5-2 W 7-0 L 2-5 L 0-7 W 7-0 L 0-7 W 7-0 W 7-0 L 3-4 W 7-0 W 4-3 L 3-4 W 5-2 W 4-3 L 0-7 W 4-3 L 0-4

2005

18-4 Overall (9-2 Big 12)

17-10 Overall (6-5 Big 12)

2007

2004

2001

19-6 Overall (6-5 Big 12)

Date Jan. 25 Jan. 27 Feb. 8 Feb. 9 Feb. 15 Feb. 16 Feb. 23 Feb. 24 Feb. 27 March 2 March 9 March 10 March 18 March 20 March 23 March 30 March 31 April 6 April 7 April 14 April 20 April 25

2003

1999

17-9 Overall (4-7 Big 12)

13-9 Overall (3-8 Big 12)

16-7 Overall (5-6 Big 12) Date Jan. 25 Feb. 1 Feb. 3 Feb. 8 Feb. 10 Feb. 15 Feb. 16 Feb. 22 Feb. 24 Feb. 29 March 2 March 8 March 14 March 20 March 28 March 29 April 5 April 6 April 11 April 13 April 18 April 20 April 24

Opponent Creighton Illinois State Colorado State Drake Wyoming Saint Louis Central Oklahoma at Iowa State Southeast Mo. State Air Force Northern Iowa Baylor Texas Tech at Loyola Marymount at Texas A&M at Texas at Oklahoma State at Oklahoma Missouri Colorado at Kansas Kansas State vs. Kansas State*

2009 W/L W W W W W W W L W W W W L W W W W W W W L L

Score 7-0 6-1 7-0 7-0 5-2 7-0 6-1 0-7 4-3 7-0 6-1 7-0 2-5 5-2 6-1 4-3 4-3 7-0 4-3 4-3 2-4 0-4

16-7 Overall (7-4 Big 12) Date Jan. 30 Feb. 6 Feb. 8 Feb. 13 Feb. 15 Feb. 27 March 1 March 4 March 7 March 13 March 17 March 21 March 27 March 28 April 1 April 3 April 5 April 11 April 17 April 19 April 22 April 24 April 25

Opponent Creighton Wyoming Drake Eastern Michigan Colorado State West Virginia Iowa State Wichita State Northern Iowa Kansas at San Diego State at Baylor Texas A&M Texas at Tulsa Oklahoma State Oklahoma at Kansas State at Missouri at Colorado vs. Texas Tech vs. Colorado* vs. Baylor*

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22-6 Overall (9-2 Big 12) Date Jan. 26 Jan. 27 Jan. 29 Feb. 5 Feb. 7 Feb. 13 Feb. 20 Feb. 26 Feb. 28 March 12 March 14 March 19 March 21 March 26 March 28 April 2 April 9 April 11 April 16 April 17 April 23 April 24 April 30 May 1 May 14 May 15

Opponent Creighton Nebraska-Kearney Wichita State Arkansas-Little Rock Wyoming Drake Eastern Michigan Colorado State Tulsa Colorado Missouri at Long Beach State at UC-Irvine Kansas State at Kansas at Iowa State Texas Tech Baylor at Texas at Texas A&M at Oklahoma at Oklahoma State at Texas Tech* vs. Texas* vs. Illinois^ vs. Northwestern^

W/L W W W W W W W W L W W L W W W W W L L W W W W L W L

Score 6-1 6-1 4-3 5-2 5-2 7-0 7-0 6-1 2-5 7-0 7-0 2-5 4-3 7-0 5-2 6-1 4-3 1-6 1-6 5-2 6-1 4-3 4-0 0-4 4-2 0-4

W/L W L W W W W W W W W W W W L W L W W W L W L L W W W L L

Score 5-2 0-7 6-1 7-0 7-0 6-1 4-3 6-1 7-0 6-1 7-0 4-3 5-2 1-6 4-3 1-6 4-3 4-3 5-2 0-7 4-3 2-5 2-6 7-0 7-0 4-0 4-0 2-4

W/L W L W W W W W W W W W W W W W W L W W W W W L W W W L W L

Score 5-2 3-4 6-1 7-0 7-0 7-0 4-3 5-2 6-1 7-0 4-3 7-0 7-0 6-1 6-1 4-3 3-4 5-2 4-0 6-1 5-2 5-2 1-6 6-1 7-0 6-1 2-4 4-0 2-4

2011

20-8 Overall (7-4 Big 12) Date Jan. 29 Jan. 30 Feb. 4 Feb. 6 Feb. 12 Feb. 12 Feb. 16 Feb. 26 Feb. 27 March 5 March 6 March 11 March 13 March 18 March 20 March 23 March 27 April 1 April 3 April 8 April 10 April 15 April 17 April 20 April 23 April 28 April 29 May 14

Opponent vs. Boise State at Northwestern Wyoming Illinois State Eastern Michigan Northern Iowa at Wichita State Colorado State Creighton at Wisconsin at Minnesota Ohio State at Iowa Oklahoma Oklahoma State at Tulsa at Missouri at Kansas State Kansas at Baylor at Texas Tech Texas Texas A&M at Colorado Iowa State Colorado vs. Texas A&M* vs. Tulsa^

2012

24-5 Overall (9-2 Big TEN) Date Jan. 28 Jan. 29 Feb. 4 Feb. 4 Feb. 11 Feb. 11 Feb. 17 Feb. 19 Feb. 24 Feb. 26 Feb. 29 March 2 March 4 March 9 March 11 March 20 March 24 March 25 March 30 April 1 April 7 April 8 April 13 April 15 April 20 April 22 April 27 May 11 May 12

Opponent vs Arkansas vs Northwestern Wyoming Eastern Michigan Air Force Northern Iowa Washington State Miami (Ohio) Wichita State Colorado State Kansas State Saint Louis Colorado Iowa Tulsa at Long Beach State at Illinois at Northwestern Ohio State Penn State at Purdue at Indiana Michigan MIchigan State Minnesota at Wisconsin vs Purdue* vs North Texas^ vs. Texas^


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Single-Season and Career Records ACTIVE NU PLAYERS IN ITALICS

Season Singles Wins Player 1. Mary Weatherholt 2. Mary Weatherholt Wiveca Swarting Sandra Noetzel 5. Sandra Noetzel

Career Singles Wins Player 1. Sandra Noetzel 2. Mary Weatherholt 3. Madeleine Geibert Imke Reimers Wiveca Swarting

Wins Year 36 2008-09 30 2011-12 30 2008-09 30 1998-99 28 1996-97

Wins Year 101 1996-00 93 2008-12 90 2008-12 90 2004-08 90 2006-10

Season Singles Winning Percentage Player 1. Mary Weatherholt 2. Pamela Castillejos 3. Amy Frisch 4. Gitte Ostermann 5. Mary Weatherholt

Wins Pct. .900 36-4 .880 22-3 .814 22-5 .812 26-6 .812 26-6

Career Singles Winning Percentage Player 1. Mary Weatherholt 2. Patricia Veresova 3. Nancy Tyggum 4. Imke Reimers 5. Katarina Balan 6. Wiveca Swarting

Wins Pct. .809 93-22 .742 52-18 .729 35-13 .726 90-34 .722 86-33 .720 90-35

Year 2008-09 2004-05 1999-00 2004-05 2009-10

Year 2008-12 2010-12 1987-90 2004-08 1998-02 2006-10

Season Doubles Individual Wins

Career Combined Wins

Season Doubles Team Wins

Most Team Wins

Career Doubles Individual Wins

Fewest Team Losses

Player 1. Stefanie Weinstein 2. Iidiko Guba Doneta Holmen Nancy Tyggum Kathrin Edelkotter 6. Mary Weatherholt

Wins Year 29 2011-12 28 1989-90 28 1989-90 28 1989-90 28 1989-90 26 2011-12

Player Wins Year 1. Edelkotter/Guba 28 1989-90 Holmen/Tyggum 28 1989-90 3. Geibert/Weinstein 26 2011-12 4. Geibert/Weinstein 20 2010-11 5. Geibert/Weinstein 19 2009-10

Player 1. Madeleine Geibert 2. Imke Reimers 3. Sandra Noetzel 4. Stefanie Weinstein Katarina Balan

Season Combined Wins Player 1. Mary Weatherholt 2. Stefanie Weinstein 3. Patricia Veresova 4. Doneta Holmen 5. Madeleine Geibert Mary Weatherholt Sandra Noetzel

Wins Year 91 2008-12 74 2004-08 71 1996-00 69 2009-12 69 1998-02

Wins Year 56 2011-12 54 2011-12 52 2011-12 51 1989-90 50 2009-10 50 2008-09 50 1996-97

Player 1. Madeleine Geibert 2. Sandra Noetzel 3. Imke Reimers 4. Mary Weatherholt 5. Katarina Balan 6. Stefanie Weinstein

Wins Year 181 2008-12 172 1996-00 164 2004-08 156 2008-12 151 1998-02 135 2009-12

Year 1. 2012 2. 2010 3. 2011 4. 2001 2000

Record 24-5 22-6 20-8 19-6 19-6

Year 1. 2005 2. 2012 1989 3. 2010 2001 2000 1979 1991

Record 18-4 24-5 9-5 22-6 19-6 19-6 7-6 7-6

Season Team Winning Percentage Year 1. 2012 2. 2005 3. 2010 4. 2001 2000 5. 1980

Record 24-5 18-4 22-6 19-6 19-6 18-7

Pct. .862 .818 .786 .730 .730 .720

The 2011-12 Huskers put together the most successful campaign in program history, finishing with an 24-5 record and a 9-2 mark in the Big Ten. The team set the school record for the best winning percentage (.862), while also claiming the highest ranking in school history (16th).

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Honors and Awards All-Americans Year 1984 1984

Name Cari L. Groce Liz A. Mooney

Position No. 1 Doubles No. 1 Doubles

Big Ten Female Tennis Athlete of the Year

Year 1998 2000 2010

Name Lisa Hart Amy Frisch Jennifer Holmberg

Name Vickie Maseman Ruth Anderson Sue Sloboth Vickie Maseman Dee Pavelka

Position No. 2 No. 6 No. 6

Position No. 4 No. 6 No. 3 No. 4 No. 6

Big 12 Doubles Champions Year 2000 2008 2010

Name Position Katarina Balan No. 2 Maria Laura Fernandez No. 2 Jana Albers No. 1 Imke Reimers No. 1 Jennifer Holmberg No. 3 Mary Weatherholt No. 3

Big Eight Doubles Champions Year 1977 1977

Name Kathy Hawkins Dee Pavelka Vickie Maseman Ruth Anderson

Position No. 2 No. 2 No. 3 No. 3

Big 12 Freshman of the Year Year 2006 2009

Name Kim Hartmann Mary Weatherholt

Big Eight Freshman of the Year Year 1994 1995

Name Annie Yang Lisa Hart

Big Ten Coach of the Year Year 2012

Name Scott Jacobson (co-coach)

Big 12 Coach of the Year Year 2005 2010

Name Scott Jacobson Scott Jacobson

First-Team All-Big Ten

Year Name 2012 Mary Weatherholt

Second-Team All-Big Ten Year Name 2012 Patricia Veresova

First-Team All-Big 12

Year Name 1997-98-99-00 Sandra Noetzel 1996-97-98 Lisa Hart 2000 Gina Pelazini 2003-04-05 Gitte Ostermann 2005 Gitte Ostermann 2005 Katie Garcia 2006 Kim Hartmann 2007 Diana Kuhl 2007-08 Imke Reimers 2007-08 Imke Reimers 2008 Jana Albers 2009-10-11 Madeleine Geibert 2009-10 Mary Weatherholt

Name Imke Reimers Imke Reimers

Team Second-Team First-Team

Big Ten Distinguished Scholar

Big Eight Singles Champions Year 1977 1977 1978 1978 1978

Doubles Doubles Singles

Academic All-Americans Year 2007 2008

Year Name 2012 Mary Weatherholt

Big 12 Singles Champions

2010 Madeleine Geibert 2010 Stefanie Weinstein 2011 Patricia Veresova

Position Singles

Year 2012 2012 2012 2012

Name Mary Weatherholt Janine Weinreich Stefanie Weinstein Maike Zeppernick

Academic All-Big Ten Year 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012

Name Madeleine Geibert Jennifer Holmberg Patricia Veresova Mary Weatherholt Janine Weinreich Stefanie Weinstein Maike Zeppernick

Academic All-Big 12

Year Name 1996*-97-98* Lisa Hart 1997 Kristie Bilecky 1997*-98* Jennifer Thoste 1997*-98* Adriana Dulic 1998 Danica Hardy 1998 Kelli Clark 1998-99*-00* Gina Pelazini 1998*-99*-00*-01* Ndali Ijomah 1999*-00* Sandra Noetzel 2000*-01*-02 Katarina Balan 2000*-01*-02* Amy Frisch 2001*-02*-03*-04* Rebecca Harvey 2003* Stacey Tomkiewicz 2003*-04*-05* Gitte Ostermann 2001-02-03-04* Leslie Harvey 2003-04* Anna Oehme 2004-05* Katie Garcia 2004*-06* Jennifer Cremieux 2004-05-06 Pamela Castillejos 2005*-06* Milena Schulz-Gartner 2006* Ewelina Skaza 2006*-07*-08* Imke Reimers 2008*-09*-10* Wiveca Swarting 2009* Marianne Cicmanec 2009 Stephanie Evans 2009* Ashley Finnegan 2010*-11 Madeleine Geibert 2010*-11* Jennifer Holmberg 2010* Mary Weatherholt 2011* Abby Buxton 2011* Patricia Veresova 2011* Janine Weinreich 2011* Stefanie Weinstein * (First-Team Selection)

Academic All-Big Eight Position Singles

Position Singles Singles Doubles Singles Doubles Doubles Singles Doubles Doubles Singles Doubles Singles Singles

Year 1989 1989 1991*-92* 1993* 1994*-95*

Name Iidiko Guba Meghan Quinn Ann Flannery Frauke Hachtmann Annie Yang

All-Time Letterwinners

Albers, Jana.......................................2008-09 Anderson, Ruth.......................................1977 Anderson, Sue........................................1977 Balan, Katarina....................... 1999-00-01-02 Bauers, Susan....................................1978-79 Bilecky, Kristie....................................1996-97 Botts, Lara..........................................1996-97 Braint, Patti.............................................1978 Brooks, Lisa............................. 1983-84-85-86 Buxton, Abby.......................... 2008-09-10-11 Campbell, Cathy.....................................1977 Castillejos, Pamela.................. 2003-04-05-06 Chandronnait, Amber.............................2008 Cicmanec, Marianne.................... 2007-08-09 Clark, Kelli...............................................1998 Collins, Rachel........................ 1989-90-91-92 Coutresis, Tina........................ 1990-91-92-93 Cremieux, Jennifer...................2003-04, 2006 Diedrich, Jenn....................................1987-88 Distefano, Kerry M.................. 1979-80-81-82 Dulic, Adriana....................................1997-98 Dunlap, Margaret...................................1981 Edelkotter, Kathrin..................................1989 Evans, Stephanie...............................2008-09 Fernandez, Maria Laura..........................2000 Finnegan, Ashley......................... 2007-08-09 Finnegan, Chelsea.............................2010-11 Finney, Ashley.........................................1993 Fischer, Geri Ann....................................1976 Fischer, Kathy.....................................1981-82 Flannery, Ann F....................... 1990-91-92-93 Frisch, Amy............................. 1999-00-01-02 Galvan, Zarina....................................1992-93 Gandini, Claudia.......................... 1988-89-90 Garcia, Katie........................... 2002-03-04-05 Givens, Lee Ann.................................1982-83 Geibert, Madeleine................ 2009-10-11-12 Glover, Helen..........................................1976 Groce, Cari L........................... 1984-85-86-87 Guba, Iidiko............................ 1988-89-90-91 Hachtmann, Frauke................ 1992-93-94-95 Hagan, Margaret Shelia..........................1984 Halahan, Jean.........................................1984 Hall, Mary...............................................1976 Hardy, Danica....................................1998-99 Hart, Lisa................................. 1995-96-97-98 Hartmann, Kim.......................................2006 Harvey, Leslie.......................... 2001-02-03-04 Harvey, Rebecca..................... 2001-02-03-04 Hawkins, Kathy..................................1976-77 Hayes, Susan......................................1982-83 Heute, Vanessa.......................................2006 Holmberg, Jennifer................. 2009-10-11-12 Holmen, Doneta A.............................1987-89 Huerter, Judy.......................... 1978-79-80-81 Ijomah, Ndali.......................... 1998-99-00-01 Jones, Leslie............................................1989 Junius, Heidi................................ 1991-92-93 Ketmayura, Rose..................... 2001-02-03-04 Kinard, Elissa......................................2001-02 Kochen, Lori.......................................1977-78 Krager, Cindy...........................................1979

* (First-Team Selection)

Big Ten Sportsmanship Award Year 2012

Name Mary Weatherholt

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The Nebraska women’s tennis team continues its climb to national prominence after achieving its third consecutive NCAA appearance in 2012. The Huskers have notched three consecutive 20-win seasons, including a school-record 24 wins in 2012. The 2012-13 Huskers hope to contend for a Big Ten title and challenge for a chance to host the first and second rounds of the 2013 NCAA Tournament. Nebraska is one of the nation’s best public universities, and studentathletes at NU receive unparalleled academic support. The Life Skills program provides Huskers with opportunities to give back to communities and grow as individuals. Nebraska student-athletes have access to the finest training and competitive facilities in the nation, and the University of Nebraska is committed to providing an atmosphere in which student-athletes are given the tools to succeed in athletics, in the community, in the classroom and in life.

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CHAMPIONSHIP FACILITIES

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HUskers.com | 25 Nebraska's top facilities are not limited to the women’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.

Top left:The Nebraska Tennis Center serves as the home courts for the Huskers in both practice and competition. The facility includes indoor and outdoor courts and ranks as one of the best in the Midwest. 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. 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: Memorial Stadium is packed for every home game and features a giant HuskerVision replay board. 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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ATHLETIC MEDICINE

Providing expert care to more than 600 Husker student-athletes, Nebraska features one of the most welltrained and highly skilled athletic medicine staffs in the country. Under the guidance of Director of Athletic Medicine Dr. Lonnie Albers and Head Athletic Trainer and Physical Therapist Jerry Weber, the 2012-13 Nebraska athletic medicine staff consists of five doctors, two therapist/athletic trainers, eight athletic trainers and six graduate assistant athletic trainers. Nebraska’s team of orthopaedists is led by Chief of Staff Dr. Pat Clare, a nationally respected orthopaedic surgeon with more than 30 years of service to Husker athletics.

Above: Associate Athletic Director and Director of Athletic Medicine Dr. Lonnie Albers coordinates the care of Husker student-athletes by using some of the best on-site technology in collegiate athletics. The Athletic Medicine Center features a hydrotherapy area that includes a three-level laned pool, which allows student-athletes across all of Nebraska’s sports to work out simultaneously. The Hydroworx 1000 Treadmill Pool is equipped with two cameras underwater for evaluation and assessment, while hot and cold plunge tanks are also available to the Huskers.

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The medical facilities at Nebraska have long been among the nation’s best, and NU’s athletic medicine center within the Tom and Nancy Osborne Athletic Complex will keep the Huskers on the front line of technology for decades to come. In addition to Nebraska’s North Stadium facility, the NU Coliseum, the Bob Devaney Sports Center and Haymarket Park all feature athletic medicine areas. The Devaney Center’s Athletic Medicine facility underwent an extensive expansion as part of the Hendricks Training Complex addition in 2011.

Using the best on-site medical equipment and resources in college athletics, the Nebraska athletic medicine staff provides Husker student-athletes with highly skilled medical care throughout the year.

NUTRITION

Nebraska’s Sports Nutritionists Lindsey Remmers and Scott Trausch work with all 23 of Nebraska’s sports by educating athletes on topics such as increasing lean body mass, losing body fat, staying hydrated, nutritional strategies for competition, maximizing recovery following workouts and supplement use. Athletes are given individualized nutrition plans that can be applied in Nebraska’s Performance Buffet at the Lewis Training Table, which was remodeled and expanded in the 2010 season. In addition to utilizing the Lewis Training Table each day for lunch and dinner, student-athletes also have access to fueling stations near strength and conditioning areas to provide fluids and nutritional foods before and after workouts to maximize performance and recovery.

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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 Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll during the fall and spring semesters.

Academic All-Americans All Sports as of August 2012

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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 AllBig Ten awards.

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: Four-time letterwinner and three-time first-team academic All-Big 12 selection Wiveca Swarting earned her bachelor’s degree in finance and economics from Nebraska in May of 2010.

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HUskers.com | 29 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: Nebraska’s Abby Buxton earned her bachelor’s degree as a finance major in May of 2011. Buxton also claimed first-team academic All-Big 12 honors during her senior season. Bottom: The Nebraska women’s tennis team claimed the school’s prestigious Herman Award in both 2011 and 2012. The 2011 team (pictured at left) posted better than a 3.5 combined grade-point average during 2010, which was the highest GPA of any Nebraska women’s athletic team.

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Nebraska’s most outstanding team in academic accomplishment in the classroom, the Husker women’s tennis team won its fourth Herman Award in history in 2012. The program captured its second straight Herman Award, which is presented to the Nebraska women’s team with the highest combined grade-point average. In addition to the team GPA awards in 2011 and 2012, Coach Scott Jacobson’s women’s tennis program also won the award in 2005 and 2006.

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.

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, Mary Weatherholt (above, left) earned a prestigious Nebraska StudentAthlete HERO Leadership Award for the second consecutive year. The award was presented annually by former Athletic Director Tom Osborne (right) to recognize the top NU student-athletes across all sports for their commitments to the Nebraska Life Skills program. 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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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 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 runnerup finish in their first Big Ten Tournament. NU posted their second-highest final Associated Press national ranking by finishing the year at No. 17.

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.

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.

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.

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 3rd Women’s Gymnastics 8th Wrestling 9th (Tie) Men’s Gymnastics 10th Men’s Outdoor Track & Field 11th (Tie) Volleyball 12th Women's Tennis 16th Women's Basketball 17th Men’s Indoor Track & Field 23rd (Tie) Football 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 All-Big 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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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 more than 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 million of private and public investment, including the new 15,300-seat Pinnacle Bank 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 feature 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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HUSKERS MAKE HISTORIC MOVE TO BIG TEN

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 Women’s Tennis Facts

• The Big Ten will hold its annual women’s tennis conference tournament April 2528, 2013 in Bloomington, Ind. Indiana’s Varsity Courts are located adjacent to the University Tennis Center and provide convenient indoor and outdoor facilities to host the championship. Indiana has played host to the Big Ten Championships on several occasions. Additionally, the tennis facilities were part of the ITA Summer Circuit in 2012. • In 2012, the Big Ten Network televised the Big Ten women’s tennis championships to a national audience. • Purdue captured the Big Ten women’s tennis tournament title in 2012, snapping a string of 13 consecutive crowns for Northwestern. The Wildcats shared the regular-season conference title with Michigan, while Nebraska finished third in the final regular-season standings with a 9-2 Big Ten mark in the Huskers’ inaugural Big Ten campaign. • The Big Ten sent six teams to the 2012 NCAA Women’s Tennis Championship, including Nebraska, Michigan, Northwestern, Illinois, Minnesota and Purdue. Nebraska, Michigan and Northwestern all advanced to the second round in the 64team field, while the Wolverines and Wildcats each moved on to the NCAA Sweet 16. • Nebraska was one of 10 Big Ten Conference teams to close the season ranked among the top 75 in the final Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) final standings. The Huskers closed the season at No. 16 - the highest final ranking in school history. Northwestern finished as the highest ranked Big Ten team at No. 12, while Michigan closed the year at No. 14. Illinois was ranked 21st, Purdue 26th and Minnesota 39th to give the Big Ten six teams in the top 40. Indiana (48th), Penn State (51st), Ohio State (59th) and Wisconsin (74th) rounded out the Big Ten teams in the final top 75.

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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.

Big Ten Network

Headquartered in Chicago, the Big Ten Network is the first internationally distributed television network dedicated to covering one of America’s premier collegiate conferences. With more than 350 live sports events, and virtually all of them in high definition, the Big Ten Network is the ultimate destination for Big Ten fans and alumni across the country. The network is on the air 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The network is available to an estimated 80 million households, through agreements with more than 300 cable/satellite affiliates. In 2011, every Big Ten home football game was nationally televised. Including road and neutral games, 98 percent (94 of 96) of Big Ten games were televised nationally and the other two road games appeared on ESPN3.com.

Big Ten Network Facts MORE TELEVISION EXPOSURE

• The Big Ten’s media agreements with CBS, ABC/ESPN, Fox and BTN provide the conference with its greatest television exposure ever. • In 2006, the Big Ten created the first national conference-owned television network devoted to the athletic and academic programs of a single conference. The Big Ten Network launched on Aug. 30, 2007, and became the first new network in cable or satellite television history to reach 30 million homes in its first 30 days. • Since the current media agreements began in 2007-08, every home football and men’s basketball game has been produced while women’s basketball has received more coverage than any other conference. • The Big Ten’s new media agreements have resulted in the broadcast of nearly 1,000 events nationally and regionally on an annual basis, compared to 300 events in the final year of the previous agreements.

The Nebraska women’s tennis team will host six Big Ten matches at home at the Nebraska Tennis Center or the 17th and Vine Street Courts this spring.

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Nebraska’s women’s tennis program has established itself as a national contender. Last season, the Huskers qualified for the 2012 NCAA Championships, their fifth NCAA trip in the past seven years.

Head Coach Scott Jacobson, who is in his 22nd season, is the winningest coach in Nebraska tennis history. Since 1992, Nebraska women’s tennis players have earned 29 first-team all-conference awards, 81 academic all-conference awards and one Big Ten Women’s Tennis Athlete of the Year award.

Left: Madeleine Geibert (top) capped an outstanding career in 2012 as Nebraska’s all-time leader in combined victories. Her 181 combined wins included 90 singles victories and 91 doubles wins. She teamed with Stefanie Weinstein to rank No. 38 in the final ITA doubles rankings in 2012. Jana Albers (bottom left) was the Big 12 No. 1 doubles champion and a first-team All-Big 12 doubles selection in 2008. Right: Gitte Ostermann (top) was a three-time All-Big 12 pick and led NU to its first-ever NCAA Tournament team appearance in 2005. Imke Reimers (bottom) was a two-time CoSIDA Academic All-American at Nebraska and earned a prestigious NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship in 2008.

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IZABELLA ZGIERSKA, SOPHOMORE

LAUREN WAGNER, FRESHMAN

MAIKE ZEPPERNICK, JUNIOR

MAGGY LEHMICKE, FRESHMAN


Jan. 12 Jan. 22

Eastern Michigan Nebraska Tennis Center Creighton Nebraska Tennis Center

ITA Kick-Off Weekend Jan. 26 Tennessee Jan. 27 Consolation Jan. 27 Championship Feb. 2 Feb. 8-11 Feb. 9 Feb. 15 Feb. 17 Feb. 22 Feb. 24 March 2 March 5 March 8 March 10

10:30 a.m. 4 p.m.

Nebraska Tennis Center Nebraska Tennis Center Nebraska Tennis Center

2 p.m. 10 a.m. 1 p.m.

Ohio State* Columbus, Ohio ITA National Charlottesville, Va. Indoor Team Championships Wichita State Nebraska Tennis Center Illinois State Nebraska Tennis Center Colorado State Nebraska Tennis Center UALR Nebraska Tennis Center Wyoming Nebraska Tennis Center Kansas State Nebraska Tennis Center Iowa* Iowa City, Iowa Illinois* Nebraska Tennis Center Northwestern* Nebraska Tennis Center

11 a.m. TBA 10 a.m. 4 p.m. 11 a.m. 4 p.m. 11 a.m. 1 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 5 p.m. Noon

March 17 March 21 March 31 April 5 April 7 April 13 April 14 April 19 April 21 April 25-28

San Diego Oklahoma State Penn State* Purdue* Indiana* Michigan* Michigan State* Minnesota* Wisconsin* Big Ten Championships May 10-12 NCAA Tournament May 17-27 NCAA Finals

San Diego, Calif. San Diego, Calif. State College, Pa. Vine Street Courts Vine Street Courts Ann Arbor, Mich. East Lansing, Mich. Minneapolis, Minn. Vine Street Courts Bloomington, Ind.

Noon 5 p.m. 11 a.m. 3 p.m. 11 a.m. 11 a.m. Noon 2 p.m. 11 a.m. TBA

Campus Sites Champaign-Urbana, Ill.

*Conference Matches Home matches in bold. Dates and times listed are Central and subject to change. For updated schedule, ticket and match day information, visit Huskers.com.

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2012-13 Nebraska Women's Tennis Media Guide  

2012-13 Nebraska Women's Tennis Media Guide

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