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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Mary Weatherholt

Women's Tennis, 2024

Mary Weatherholt is the only Nebraska women’s tennis player to be the conference player of the year, the only Husker to be a singles All-American and the only player to win multiple All-America awards. Weatherholt earned All-America honors in both singles and doubles action during her career, and she was a two-time Big Ten Female Tennis Athlete of the Year and a Big 12 doubles champion. She owns Nebraska all-time records with 123 singles wins, 208 combined singles and doubles victories and an .842 career singles winning percentage. Weatherholt also owns Nebraska season records for combined wins (56), singles wins (36) and winning percentage (.938). As a senior in 2013, Weatherholt was the NCAA singles runner-up while advancing to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Doubles Championship. Her individual success helped the Huskers set a school record for team victories (24), while Nebraska won the Big Ten regular-season title and posted the best finish in school history with a trip to the round of 16 in the NCAA Tournament. A 2014 NCAA Top Ten Award recipient, Weatherholt earned her degree in business administration from the University of Nebraska in 2012.

Ed Weir HOF

Ed Weir

Football/Men's Track and Field, 2019

Ed Weir was a two-sport Husker student-athlete who returned to coach two sports and serve as an assistant athletic director during his long and storied association with Nebraska Athletics. Weir was the first two-time All-American in the history of Nebraska football, earning first-team accolades in both 1924 and 1925. One of the greatest players of his era, Weir was a member of the inaugural College Football Hall of Fame class in 1951, the first Husker inductee. Weir, whose No. 35 jersey has been retired at Nebraska, was also a standout on the track. Weir was a four-time conference champion in track, winning the 50-yard low and high hurdles at the 1925 Missouri Valley Conference Indoor Championships, the 50-yard high hurdles at the 1926 indoor championships and the 120-yard high hurdles at the 1926 outdoor championship. Weir was a member of five conference title teams in track and field, and he was on one conference championship football team. Following his Husker career, Weir spent three years in the NFL, winning a NFL championship in his first season in 1926 and serving as a player and coach in his final two seasons, compiling a 17-12-5 record. Weir returned to his home state to serve as an assistant football coach for 10 seasons (1929-37; 1943) and as an assistant track and field coach for 10 seasons (1929-38). He was named Nebraska's head track and field coach in 1939 and served in that role for 16 seasons, leading the Huskers to 10 conference championships from 1939 to 1954. Weir served as an assistant athletic director for 14 years (1955-68) following his coaching career. Nebraska's outdoor track and field facility, Ed Weir Stadium, was dedicated at the 1974 Big Eight Outdoor Championships.


Allison Weston

Volleyball, 2015 

A member of Nebraska's first national championship team, Allison Weston put together one of the most decorated careers in the storied history of Husker volleyball. Weston was the AVCA Co-National Player of the Year in 1995, when she led Nebraska to a 32-1 record that culminated with the Huskers' first national title. Weston was also honored as a first-team All-American in 1995, her third consecutive season earning first-team All-America accolades. The first three-time, first-team All-American in program history, Weston ended her career with a school-record 1,778 kills, a total that currently ranks second in Husker history. She still holds the Nebraska record for most kills in a four-set match with 37 against Colorado in 1994. Weston averaged 5.27 kills per set in the NCAA Tournament, the only Husker to average more than 4.65 kills per set in the postseason. Her performance helped Nebraska to a 110-14 record and three Big Eight titles in her four seasons. Weston was also an excellent student. She was a two-time CoSIDA Academic All-American, earning second-team accolades in 1994 and first-team honors in 1995. One of seven Huskers to have her jersey retired, Weston was also a two-time Big Eight Player of the Year. Following her illustrious Nebraska career, Weston joined the U.S. National Team. She competed in the 2000 Olympics, serving as team captain for the fourth-place American team. Weston earned a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources from UNL with a major in fisheries and wildlife in 1997.


Grant Wistrom

Football, 2019

Grant Wistrom is one of the most decorated players in the history Nebraska football. He was a member of three national championship teams in his four seasons. After playing as a true freshman on NU's 1994 national title team, Wistrom was a third-team All-American as a sophomore on Nebraska's 1995 national championship team. As a senior, Wistrom was a first-team All-American, Lombardi Award winner, Big 12 Conference Defensive Player of the Year and a team captain on the Huskers' 1997 national title squad. In his four-year career, Nebraska compiled a 49-2 record with three perfect seasons. Wistrom was a three-time All-American, a two-time first-team All-American and a two-time Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year. One of five Lombardi Award winners in program history, Wistrom was a two-time first-team CoSIDA Academic All-American and an NCAA Top 10 Award winner. He is one of only two Husker football players to be a two-time first-team All-American on the field and in the classroom. Wistrom was also the 1997-98 Big 12 Conference Male Athlete of the Year. He totaled 206 career tackles with 58.5 tackles for loss and 26.5 sacks. Wistrom's No. 98 jersey was retired by Nebraska in 1997, and he was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2009. Following his Husker career, Wistrom was the No. 6 overall pick in the 1998 NFL Draft. He went on to play nine seasons in the NFL and was a member of the St. Louis Rams team that won Super Bowl XXXIV.

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Emily Wong

Women's Gymnastics, 2024

Emily Wong is the most crowned conference champion in the history of Nebraska women’s gymnastics. Wong won a school-record nine individual conference titles in her career. Also a five-time individual regional champion, Wong excelled on every event. She is  the only gymnast in program history to win a regional title on all four events, and she added an all-around title as well. Wong also earned first-team All-America honors on all four events and the all-around in her career. She was an 11-time All-American overall, tying for the most All-America awards in program history. In her senior season, Wong won the AAI Award as the nation’s top gymnast, and she was the 2014 Big Ten Gymnast of the Year. Her individual excellence helped the Huskers win a conference title in each of her four seasons. Nebraska also posted three top-10 and two top-five national finishes during Wong’s career. She also excelled in the classroom as a two-time Academic All-American. Wong earned her degree in nutrition science from the University of Nebraska in 2015.