Stories About Husker Student-Athletes - Told in Their Own Words
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Pursuing New Dreams

Something I’ve always been grateful for is not long after the accident, I was ready to move on. I can cry all day long, but that’s not going to change anything. How can I make the best of this situation?

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The No-Hitter

Three weeks ago, I didn't make the travel roster. Tonight, I threw the first no-hitter for Nebraska in 70 years.


Continuing The Legacy

My mom was a member of the first Husker Scarlets Dance Team. Now, I'm living that same dream. Continuing that same legacy.

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Giving Back

I’m so grateful for the opportunity to play the sport I love and earn a degree from such an amazing University. I wouldn’t trade my time at Nebraska for anything.

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Trust The Process

Based on what I’ve learned in my swimming career, if I were to give any advice, I’d encourage others to just keep improving day in and day out. Whatever it is you’re passionate about and love to do, pursue it to the fullest extent.

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It's Time

When I committed to Nebraska three years ago, playing for Dad on the biggest stage in March is what we both had in mind and looked forward to the most. I could go on and on about how special it will be for us both, but to be honest with you, this is bigger than us.

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The Start of a New Journey

From the knee injuries to the program cuts, I have faced my fair share of adversity in my gymnastics career. But, with the support of my family, friends and teammates, I have been able to rise above it all and come out even stronger on the other side.

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Giving It My All

Whenever I take the mat, whether it be for Team USA or Nebraska, I know they’re always with me and guiding me to put in the work and do my best to have my hand raised high.

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A Renewed Love

As I start this new season with a new mindset and perspective, I'm more motivated and determined than ever.

I'm so grateful to be back on the field and doing what I love, and I'm not going to take a single moment for granted.

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Feeling Good

Returning to competition this year, I had no idea how I would perform.

I was a little nervous for what was ahead.

But after breaking the school record in my very first meet, I shattered my own doubt and uncertainty.

I did it again in my second meet this season.



I've traveled the world playing professional volleyball and had the privilege of representing my country at three different Olympics.


Truthfully, there probably isn't a corner of this globe I haven't seen, but there's only one place I'll ever call home.



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Leaving a Legacy

I didn’t think there was anything out of the ordinary when my alma mater reached out wondering if I was available for Alumni Day in early January.


Additionally, they said Coach Williams needed some help with recruiting and asked if I’d be willing to hop on a phone call with her and help sell the Husker basketball program.


Little did I know I was in for quite the surprise.

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Getting Ready

Stepping into the role of interim head coach has been both exciting and nerve-wracking. 

The responsibility of leading the team and shaping their future is not something I take lightly. 

But I know that with the support of my coaching staff and the dedication of the players, we can achieve great things.

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A Second-Generation Husker

Choosing a collegiate program was a pivotal moment, and my dad, despite his Nebraska legacy, allowed me the autonomy to forge my own path.

Offers came in from West Coast schools, yet the pull of Nebraska, with its unique atmosphere, dedicated coaching staff, and genuine love for the game, proved irresistible.

The decision to become a Husker was a deeply personal one, a choice that felt right to me.

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The Love for the Game

Despite the obstacles, though, I have found immense success at Nebraska, particularly during this current campaign. Becoming a Big Ten champion with my teammates was undoubtedly a highlight of my college career. It was a validation of the hard work and dedication we had put into building a strong program. But this achievement does not mark the end — rather, it fuels our desire to continue striving for greatness.

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A Very Special Birthday

Of the millions who served in World War II, I understand I'm one of a little over 100,000 Americans who are still alive. I'm proud to have served my country, but my wartime experience isn't something I talk about frequently. Truth be told, at 100 years old, the reason I'm still here and survived my time in WW2 comes down to one word. Luck.

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Qualifying for the 2024 Olympics

Well, I tried. Sometimes, when you're competing at the highest level against some of the best athletes in the world, you can do your best and still come up short. That's exactly what happened on qualification day at the 2023 World Gymnastics Championships in Belgium.

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Making a Difference

I came to Nebraska to pitch and play baseball, but I also know I have a bigger responsibility than controlling my pitches and striking batters out. I have the ability – not to mention the platform – to make a difference and impact as many kids' lives as I can.

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Making The Impossible Possible

As game time approached and we watched the fans fill the stands we couldn’t help but realize something truly special was happening. 92,003 people. I still pinch myself.

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This is For You, Clark

Yet, the most cherished memory is that baseball was the last sport we played together. In that final game, I was the catcher as he pitched. It's a memory etched in my heart forever.

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Going the Extra Mile

Nothing excites me more than leading a group of young athletes to believe in themselves and accomplish their goals through the course of the season and the forthcoming years.

I was beyond grateful to continue my head coaching career in Lincoln. 


Living The Good Life

My time in college has taught me many things, but above all else, it's presented me with opportunities and experiences to grow both on and off the court.


Clearing New Heights

As a freshman, my world revolved around that crossbar. It took regression and failure for me to see that I'm not defined by the marks I set out to achieve.


Playing With Purpose

At 46, my family is my entire motivation as I continue playing professionally to regain my PGA card and compete against the best golfers in the world.


More Than a Job

Being an athletic trainer is my calling, and it's been the pleasure of my life to work with so many different wrestlers through the years that have entrusted me with their care.


My Journey Abroad - By Shannon Stott

Redemption - By Darius Luff

Chasing the Next - By JoJo Randby

Raise the Bar - By Donte McKinney

The Magnificent Eight - By Preston Love Jr. 

Celebrating Our Women - By Marquita Armstead

My Blood Drive - By Sam Griesel

Challenging Myself - By Miu Takahashi

Fulfilling My Legacy - By Lawrence Pete

For Them - By Darby Thomas

Life is a Gift - By Jaylyn Armstrong

Never Too Late - By Cecelia Ossi

Finding Success in NASCAR - By Graham Stoddard

Husker for Life - By Shay Schanaman

My Puerto Rican Heritage - By Niko Schultz

The Korean War - By John Ingram Sr.

The Championship Season - By Mary Weatherholt

Running the NYC Marathon - By Jeannie Lozowski

Kick for Cash - By Christian Gosselin

My Journey as a Female Journalist at Nebraska - By Chris Anderson

Putting in the Work - By Ridge Lovett

Being a Two-Sport Athlete - By Maggie Mendelson

The Next Level - By Dario Huber

The Athlete Ally Leadership Summit - By Camyl Armendariz

The Sideline Dream - By Sami Hauck 

The Journey of Change - By Jeanne Sutherland

My Best Friends - By Jenna Rogers

No Place I’d Rather Be - By Dr. Lawrence Chatters

How Nebraska Changed My Life - By Lexi Sun 

Healing Mentally - By Dedrick Mills 

No Struggle, No Story - By Patrick Cacciatore 

Dear Nancy - By Karlee Seevers 

Time for a Change - By Sadio Fenner 

It's Finally Time to Get Back on the Field - By Dicaprio Bootle 

Finding Hope in Uncertainty - By Reagan Raabe 

The Local Kid - By Cade Povich 

Romans 12:2 - By Christan Gaylord 

Bigger Than Volleyball - By Keonilei Akana 

The Long Road Back - By Emily Cheramie 

We Are National Champions! - By Cassidy Ray & Michelle Guarro 

The Rise After the Fall - By Taylor Christopulos 

Ready for the Return - By Marquel Dismuke 

Changing The Narrative - By Derrick Walker 

My Gold Medal Journey - By Justine Wong-Orantes