Honors & Awards • Two Letters (2013, 2014) • Big Ten Player of the Week (March 17, 2014) • Johnny Bench Award Watch List (1 of 72, 2014) • Academic All-Big Ten (2014) • Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award (2014) • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2014) • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2012, 2013; Spring 2013, 2014)
2014: Tanner Lubach (pronounced Lou-bock) made 43 starts for the Huskers in 2014 • Hit .282 on the year with 10 doubles, one triple, three homers and 27 RBIs • Notched 10 multi-hit games and six multi-RBI games, including a four-RBI game against UC Irvine • Went 2-for-3 in each of the final two games of the Big Ten Tournament, ending the tournament with a .500 average (6-for-12) • Nearly hit NU’s first-ever home run at TD Ameritrade Park, but settled for a double off the wall in a 3-2 win over Michigan State on May 22 at the Big Ten Tournament • Came through a with walk-off sacrifice fly to complete a 7-6 comeback over Ohio State on May 21 in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament • Was 2-for-3 with a double in a 4-1 win at Michigan State on May 12 that completed a sweep • Returned to the lineup and delivered an RBI in a series-opening 5-3 win at Michigan State on May 10 after missing nine games due to injury • Homered and doubled in a 14-5 win over Kansas State on April 15, also three RBIs for his sixth multi-RBI game of 2014 • Came through with a two-out double in the top of the 10th at Minnesota on April 14 after starting the game 0-for-4 • Pushed Ty Kildow to third on the play and he scored when Steven Reveles notched a RBI single, which ended up being the winning run in a 3-2 NU victory • Delivered a two-out walk-off single against Ohio State that gave NU a 2-1 win to complete a three-game sweep of the Buckeyes • Drove in both of Nebraska’s runs on the afternoon, adding a RBI single in the fourth • Led off the second inning at Wichita State on March 25 with his fifth double of the year, went on to go 2-for-4 with a run and a RBI in a 7-3 win • Notched fourth double of the year in a 2-1 loss at Iowa on March 21 • Went 3-for-4 with a career-high three runs scored, fourth career home run and a career-tying four RBIs in game one of a doubleheader sweep of No. 25 UC Irvine on March 15 • Slugged a double and a triple with a pair of RBIs in a 10-2 win over Northern Colorado on March 11 • Laid down a pair of sacrifice bunts that each resulted in runs later in the inning in a 7-6 win over St. John’s on March 8 • Went 2-for-4 in a 4-0 win at The Citadel and scored the winning run in the top of the second inning • Hit his first home run of 2014 and the third of his career in a loss at The Citadel on March 1 • Notched a double during the series opener at The Citadel on Feb. 28 • Drove in a pair of runs in a 13-3 win over Washington on Feb. 22 • Was 0-for-2 at the plate against No. 1 Oregon State, but did notch a sacrifice fly in the 9-2 win over the Beavers • Started at catcher in three of Nebraska’s four games during the opening week in Tempe, Ariz., at the Husker Classic • Went 1-for-3 in each of the first two games of the season against Pacific and No. 2 Oregon State, respectively.
2013: Lubach stepped in and became the Huskers’ primary catcher in his first season at Nebraska in 2013 • Played in 49 games, including 46 starts • Hit .239 with six doubles, one triple, two home runs and 27 RBIs • Made strides at the plate during the last month of the season, as he entered May with a .207 average and hit .308 (16-for-52) during the month to raise his season average over 30 points • Struggled at the Big Ten Tournament with an 0-for-16 slump at the plate before he led off the bottom of the 11th inning against Indiana on May 25 with a walk-off home run into the left-field seats at Target Field • Went 1-for-3 with a double the following day against the Hoosiers in a 4-3 loss that ended NU’s season • Extended his season-long hitting streak to eight games, going 1-for-3 with a run scored against Michigan on May 18 • Produced his fifth-straight multi-hit game in a 9-6 win over Michigan on May 17 • Was 2-for-2 on the day with an RBI, a walk and a sac bunt • Doubled for the second straight game in a 7-5 loss to Michigan on May 16 • Was 2-for-4 in the game with an RBI and a run scored • Produced a career-high three hits, including a double, and drove in a career-high tying four runs in a 12-9 win at Creighton on May 14 • Was 2-for-4 with three RBIs and his first career triple in an 8-0 win at Minnesota on May 12 • Notched his fourth multi-hit game of the year in a 6-0 win at Minnesota on May 10 • Plated the eventual game-winning run against No. 16 Indiana on May 5 when he worked a bases-loaded walk with two out in the fifth inning • Produced his third double of the season in a 7-4 loss to Ohio State on April 14 • Doubled for the second straight game at Iowa on April 6 in a 12-8 Husker win • Plated a career-high four RBIs in a 12-5 win at Iowa on April 5 • Delivered a three-RBI double in the fifth inning with two outs, driving in the eventual game-winning run • Drove in Nebraska’s only run in a 9-1 loss at Kansas State on April 2 • Sent NU’s game with Northwestern on March 29 to extra innings with a game-tying RBI single with two outs in the bottom of the ninth • Huskers won the game, 10-9, in 16 innings • Caught three Wildcats stealing at Kansas State on March 26 • Picked up his third RBI of the season in a 9-5 win at Illinois on March 22 to open Big Ten play • Homered in his first career game at NU against CSU Bakersfield in the season opener on Feb. 15 • First player at NU since Chad Christensen in 2010 to homer in their first career game.
Before Nebraska: A 2011 graduate of Lincoln Southwest High School, Lubach joined Nebraska with three seasons of eligibility after playing his freshman season at Hutchinson Community College in 2012 where he was named a second-team NJCAA All-American • Was also an All-Jayhawk West and All-NJCAA Region VI first-team pick, as well as the Region VI Defensive Player of the Year • Ranked second on the Blue Dragons with a .383 average, while producing a team-high 70 hits in 52 games • Led the team in doubles (18), home runs (13) and RBIs (57) • His 13 home runs tied for the sixth most in school history • Was a Super-State pick by the Lincoln Journal Star in 2010 and 2011 • Played catcher and hit .376 as a senior for the Silverhawks under Head Coach Doug Kaltenberger • Added 30 RBIs on six doubles, four triples and seven home runs, while slugging .612 • Helped lead Southwest to the No. 1 seed at the 2011 Class A state tournament, but fell to Papillion-La Vista South in the title game • Played American Legion baseball for Pinnacle Bank • Hit .489 with 13 home runs and 63 RBIs • Caught the first pitch of the 2011 College World Series from former President George W. Bush after being named the 2011 Nebraska All-State catcher • Chose Nebraska over Georgetown, North Dakota State, Creighton and Illinois State.
Personal: Born on Nov. 21, 1992 in Lincoln, Neb. • Parents are Laura and Bruce Lubach • Has one sister, Courtney • Major is business administration.