Honors & Awards
• Three Letters (2010, 2011, 2012)
• Second-Team All-Big Ten (2012)
• 2012 Kleberg Bank College Classic All-Tournament Team
• Academic All-Big Ten (2012)
• Second-Team Academic All-Big 12 (2011)
• Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2012)
2012: After struggling as a sophomore in 2011, Josh Scheffert (pronounced Sh-eff-ert) changed his approach at the plate and saw great rewards in 2012, as he was a second-team All-Big Ten selection • Was second on the team with a .358 batting average with 12 doubles, eight home runs and 41 RBI's • Also flashed one of best gloves on the team with just five errors on the season, including only one error during Big Ten play, as the team's primary third baseman • Among other Big Ten third basemen during conference play, Scheffert ranked second with a .350 average to Purdue's Cameron Perkins, who hit .356 • Tied for the lead in home runs by third basemen during conference play with five and his 23 RBI's were a league high • Had a pair of hits in all three of NU's games at the Big Ten Tournament, as he was 6-for-13 • Was 2-for-5 with two runs and two RBI at Michigan on May 17 to clinch NU's bid to the Big Ten Tournament • Had a hit in each game of a three-game sweep of Minnesota at Hawks Field • Opened a three-game series at Indiana on May 5 with a 3-for-5 performance at the plate, including one home run and three RBI • Went 4-for-12 with three RBI in three games against No. 16 Purdue at Hawks Field • Earned Big Ten Offensive Player-of-the-Week honors for the second time in 2012 after going 7-for-14 with 10 RBI and three home runs at Ohio State • Drove in a career-high seven RBI in the series finale to lead NU to a double-header sweep on April 15 and a series win • Homered against Iowa on April 8 in the series finale to help NU secure a series win over the Hawkeyes • Was named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week following a six games that saw him go 13-for-20 with 10 RBI • Posted a career-high five hits, including a home run and a double, against Louisiana Tech on March 17 • Drove in three runs with two hits in two at bats the previous day against the Bulldogs • Hit a home run for the second straight game on March 13 against South Dakota State • Hit his first home of the season in a 9-5 win over No. 18 California on March 12 • Was 3-for-6 in the series opener against the Bears on March 9 • Was named to the Kleberg Bank College Classic All-Tournament Team after going 5-for-12 in four games.
2011: Scheffert started 41 of the 43 games he played during the 2011 season • Primarily played the outfield during the first half of the season before becoming the team’s designated hitter in the second half • Led the team with four triples on the year • Posted an 11-game hitting streak that started against Fresno State on March 13 and ran through NU’s game with Texas Tech on March 26 • Went 12-for-37 (.324) with two triples and scored seven runs during the streak • Went 3-for-4 with a triple and one run scored in a 7-3 win over Iowa on April 26 • Helped the Huskers to a 6-4 win over Oklahoma State in the series finale on April 3 with a double and one run • Produced one RBI on a 2-for-5 day with one triple in a 13-2 win over Northern Colorado on March 23 • Drove in two runs the previous day against Northern Colorado with a triple • Went 3-for-5 with two RBIs, three runs and hit his second home run of the season against Nebraska-Kearney on March 2, as he tied a career high with six total bases • Was 1-for-4 against Missouri State on Feb. 20, but knocked in two RBIs with a triple and a sacrifice fly • Hit a second-inning solo shot against Texas State in NU’s season-opening game on Feb. 18.
2010: Scheffert put together a solid freshman campaign, hitting .301 with five homers and 30 RBIs in 36 contests, as he missed 10 games following a broken bone in his left hand on March 27 • Finished fourth on the team with eight multi-RBI games, including a four-RBI effort against South Dakota State on March 9 • Regained his hitting stroke following the injury down the stretch, hitting .414 (12-for-29) with two homers and nine RBIs over the last 10 contests • Went 3-for-9 with two homers, five RBIs and five runs scored in a sweep of Texas Tech • Had two hits, including an eighth-inning homer that broke a 6-6 tie in the season finale on May 23 • Went 1-for-2 with a homer, three RBIs and a pair of walks in NU’s 9-3 victory over the Red Raiders on May 21 • Matched career bests in both hits (three) and runs (three), as he went 3-for-6 with three runs scored and an RBI against Creighton on May 18 • Performed well at Missouri, hitting .375 (3-for-8) with a pair of RBIs, including two hits in NU’s 12-7 loss on May 15 • Started in the first two games of the Southeast Missouri State series, going 3-for-6 with an RBI and two runs scored, including a 2-for-3 afternoon on May 8 • Started at first base all three games against Baylor, coming up with an RBI single in the eighth inning of NU’s 6-2 win over the Bears on April 24 • Went 2-for-4 with an RBI in his first start since March 27 against Creighton on April 20 • Struck out in a pinch-hitting appearance against Wichita State on April 13, his first appearance since March 28 • Went 2-for-4 with a HBP in his two appearances against No. 12 Oklahoma, breaking a bone on a third-inning pitch from Bobby Shore • Went 2-for-7 with a pair of homers, five runs scored and five RBIs in two games against Northern Colorado, going 1-for-2 with three walks, a homer and three RBIs on March 24 • Went 2-for-12 at No. 2 Texas, but drove in the game-winning RBI with a seventh inning sacrifice fly to right in NU’s 5-3 win on March 20 • Belted his first career homer and drove in a career-high four RBIs in a 12-6 win over South Dakota State on March 16 • Hit .444 (4-for-9) with three RBIs and three runs scored in a sweep of Houston Baptist • Was hit by two pitches and drew a walk in his four plate appearances against UNK on March 10 • Went 1-for-3 with an RBI in NU’s 5-3 win over Elon on Feb. 28 • Had two hits, including a two-run single, and a sacrifice in the finale with Fresno State on Feb. 22 • Turned in a dazzling debut against Fresno State on Feb. 21, going 3-for-4 with a double and three RBIs.
Before Nebraska: Scheffert dominated the prep ranks at Lincoln Southeast High School under Randy Brolhorst • Co-captained the Lincoln Journal Star’s Super-State Team in 2009, hitting .416 with 32 RBIs while drawing 17 intentional walks • Pitched when not playing shortstop, going 6-2 with three saves and a 0.96 ERA, fanning 77 over 51 innings • Selected to play in the 2008 Area Code Games in Long Beach, Calif. • Garnered first-team all-state accolades from both the Lincoln Journal Star and Omaha World-Herald as a junior, hitting .447 with 16 doubles, four triples and four home runs, while also going 6-2 with a 0.50 ERA • Fanned 59 and walked only 13 over 56 innings to help the Knights to a berth in the 2008 Class A state tournament • Garnered second-team Super-State honors from the Journal Star in 2007, hitting .427 with a state-high five homers and 29 RBIs • Is also an accomplished student, earning a spot on the LSE honor roll throughout his high school career.
Personal: Born on Feb. 23, 1991, in Lincoln • Parents are Skip and Candice (Hoffman) Scheffert • Has one younger sister, Sara • Mother played softball at Nebraska in 1979 and 1980 • Major is social science education.