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Stories About Husker Student-Athletes - Told in Their Own Words

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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