The University of Nebraska Athletic Hall of Fame Plaza honors all 24 Husker Athletic programs and the elite student-athletes and coaches who have continued the tradition of excellence at Nebraska.

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Fran ten Bensel (Benne)

Women's Cross Country, 2015

Fran ten Bensel earned All-America honors in three of her four seasons competing for the Nebraska women's cross country team. The only three-time All-American in program history, ten Bensel is also Nebraska's only conference champion and the Huskers' lone district or regional champion. In 1992, ten Bensel won the District V meet to lead Nebraska to the district title. She then went on to finish ninth at the 1992 NCAA Championships, the second-highest finish in school history. In 1991, ten Bensel won the Big Eight individual title to lead the Huskers to a team conference championship. She finished 17th at the 1991 NCAA Championships, the third-highest finish in program history. In her first appearance at the NCAA Championships, ten Bensel earned All-America honors as a sophomore with a 36th-place finish at the national meet. She helped Nebraska to three consecutive top-20 national finishes from 1991 to 1993, marking the best three-year stretch in program history. On the track, ten Bensel was a five-time All-American and six-time Big Eight champion. A 1993 University of Nebraska graduate, ten Bensel earned a Bachelor of Journalism with a major in advertising.


Angela Thacker

Women's Track and Field, 2022

Angela Thacker was a 14-time All-American, a 15-time conference champion, an NCAA long jump champion and an Olympian. In addition to her individual accolades, she played a key role in Nebraska capturing the first two team indoor national championships in NCAA history in 1983 and 1984. Thacker was an all-around athlete, earning All-America honors in five individual events and two relays. As a freshman, Thacker finished second in the long jump and third in the 60-yard dash to help Nebraska win the inaugural NCAA Women’s Indoor Championship in 1983. The Huskers repeated as indoor national champions the next season when Thacker won the long jump, finished second in the 55-meter dash and was a member of Nebraska’s third-place 4x400-meter relay team. In those two NCAA indoor championships, Thacker scored 35 points for Nebraska, the second-highest career total in program history. At the conference level, Thacker was a 15-time champion. She won multiple conference titles all four years of her indoor career and was a three-time champion in the 300-yard dash and long jump. Thacker owns school records in the indoor (21-10 ¼) and outdoor (22-4 ¼) long jump and was a member of Nebraska’s 4x100-meter relay team that owns the top outdoor time in program history (43.44). Internationally, she set the American record for the 300-yard dash in 1985 and finished fourth in the long jump at the 1984 Olympics. Thacker earned her degree in elementary education from the University of Nebraska in 1987.


Tolly Thompson

Wrestling, 2023

Tolly Thompson owns the most victories of any wrestler in Nebraska history. Thompson went 157-21 in his four seasons to become the only Husker with 150 career wins. The 1995 NCAA Heavyweight champion, Thompson was a three-time All-American and a three-time conference champion. After going 18-5 with 12 pins during his redshirt season, Thompson went 38-13 as a freshman in 1993-94, setting the school record for most victories by a freshman. Over his final three seasons, Thompson posted a 119-8 record with a conference title and a top-three NCAA finish each year. As a sophomore, he went 36-2 en route to becoming the NCAA champion. The next year, Thompson was 42-2 and finished the season with a third-place NCAA finish. As a senior, Thompson posted a 41-4 record, and he again finished third at the NCAA Championships. With more than 40 wins as both a junior and senior, Thompson became the only Husker wrestler with two 40-win seasons. His 157 career victories ranked eighth in NCAA history at the conclusion of his career. Thompson earned his degree in family and consumer science from the University of Nebraska in 1997.


Brittany Timko

Women's Soccer, 2023

Brittany Timko was one of the most decorated soccer players in Big 12 Conference history, and she competed in three World Cups and two Olympics during an illustrious international career. Timko was the Big 12 Player of the Year in 2004 and 2005 before sharing the conference’s top honor in 2006. The only three-time player of the year in Big 12 history, Timko was also a two-time All-American. She scored 41 goals and had 42 assists in 71 career matches, ranking in the top five in Nebraska history with 124 career points. One of only two players in program history with 40 goals and 40 assists, Timko had four hat tricks in her career, and she set a Nebraska season record with 21 assists as a junior in 2005. Timko was also an outstanding international player, competing on the world stage even during her Husker career. In her freshman season, Timko helped Canada to a fourth-place finish at the Women’s World Cup. One year later, she won the Golden Boot Award as the top scorer at the 2004 FIFA U-19 World Championship. Timko also won a Bronze medal with Team Canada in 2012. She was inducted into the Canada Soccer Hall of Fame in 2020. Timko earned her degree in psychology from the University of Nebraska in 2008.


Amanda Trujillo (Scrivner)

Rifle, 2015

Amanda Trujillo excelled in both smallbore and air rifle in her career as a four-year letterwinner for the Nebraska rifle program. Trujillo earned All-America accolades in both disciplines each of her four seasons, the first Husker to accomplish that feat. She finished her career as an eight-time All-American, earning the maximum number of All-America accolades. Trujillo was the air rifle runner-up at the 2001 NCAA Championships, one season after she finished seventh in the smallbore competition. Trujillo was the first Husker to post a top-10 finish in both disciplines. Her shooting at the NCAA Championships helped the Huskers to back-to-back top-10 finishes in 2000 and 2001, including a third-place finish in 2000. Trujillo also set a Nebraska record for the highest air rifle season average (391.33 in 2000-01) under the previous scoring system. In the classroom, Trujillo was an eight-time member of the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.  Trujillo earned a Bachelor of Nursing from the University of Nebraska in 2003 with a major in nursing.