Honors & Awards
• One Letter (2013)
• Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2013, Spring 2013)
• Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2014)
2013: Michael Hoppes (pronounced Hop-us) made 10 appearances, all in relief, during his first season at Nebraska • Threw a perfect inning with one strikeout in the second game of a double header with No. 24 Oklahoma State at the TD Ameritrade Classic on April 27 • Came in against Northern Colorado on March 6 and delivered 1.0 inning of shutout work, striking out one Bear • Earned his first career win against New Mexico on March 2 • Got the final out in the top of the sixth against the Lobos with the Huskers trailing 5-0, NU then rallied in the bottom of the sixth with seven runs and went on to win 8-5 • Made his Husker debut at No. 22 Cal State Fullerton on Feb. 16 • Was tagged with the loss, giving up three runs on five hits over 1.2 innings.
Before Nebraska: A native of Scottsbluff, Neb., Hoppus joined the Huskers with three seasons of eligibility after playing one season at Iowa Western CC • Missed the 2012 season after having Tommy John surgery in December of 2011 • Saw action in 12 games as a freshman for the Reivers • Posted a 5-3 record in 32.1 innings of works, while fanning 31 batters • Helped the Reivers win Region XI and the Northern District, as well as a third-place finish at the NJCAA World Series • Was a Rawlings/Perfect Game USA Central Region honorable mention pick in 2010 • Played America Legion baseball for the Westco Zephyrs under coach Mike Moran • Posted a career ERA of 3.88 for the Zephyrs with 90 strikeouts in 50.0 innings of work • Placed 14th in Class B at the 2010 state golf tournament to help Scottsbluff win the team title • Chose Nebraska over Creighton, Western Kentucky and the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Personal: Born on Oct. 9, 1991 in Scottsbluff, Neb. • Parents are Brett and Lori Hoppes • Has one sister, Emily • Major is fisheries and wildlife.