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Ali Viola

Softball, 2022

Ali Viola is the most decorated All-American in Nebraska softball history. She earned All-America honors in three of her four seasons, missing out on the honor as a junior when she suffered a season-ending injury 21 games into the season. Viola is the only two-time first-team All-American in program history and the only Husker to be a two-time conference player of the year. In her career, Viola posted a .418 batting average with 263 hits, 105 extra-base hits, 48 doubles, 53 home runs, 157 runs, 213 RBIs, 116 walks and a .760 slugging percentage. Viola ended her career with nine Nebraska all-time records and ranked fourth in NCAA history in home runs, fifth in slugging percentage, eighth in walks, 10th in RBIs and 21st in batting average. She also set numerous Nebraska season records, and Viola still holds program records for most home runs and RBIs in a season, while also owning the top season slugging percentage and three of the top four season batting averages. Viola burst onto the scene as the Big Eight Freshman and Player of the Year in 1995, and she was a second-team All-American that season. Viola was a first-team All-American as a sophomore in 1996. After playing less than half of her junior season, Viola capped her career in grand fashion. As a senior in 1998, Viola was the Big 12 Player of the Year, a first-team All-American and a finalist for National Player of the Year. She was a major reason Nebraska went undefeated in the Big 12 and swept the conference regular-season and tournament titles. Viola helped Nebraska advance to the 1998 Women’s College World Series, and she was named to the WCWS All-Tournament team as the Huskers finished fifth. Viola earned her degree in sociology from the University of Nebraska in 1998. Her No. 2 jersey was retired by Nebraska in 2018.