Honors & Awards

  • GCAA All-America Scholar (2021)
  • Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar (2021, 2022)
  • Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2021, 2022)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2021, 2022)
  • Nebraska Outstanding Scholar (2022)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2019, 2020, 2021; Spring 2020, 2021, 2022)
  • NJCAA Division I All-American (Honorable Mention, 2018)
  • 13th at NJCAA Championship (2018)
  • NJCAA Division I Championship Team Runner-Up Finish (Iowa Western CC, 2018)
  • No. 18 Scoring Average in NJCAA Division I (GolfStat, 2019)
  • First-Team Academic All-Region XI (2018)

Senior (2021-22)
Tom Westenberger was a leader for Nebraska during the fall season as the only Husker to compete in all 12 rounds. His growth as a golfer showed in Nebraska's final two tournaments of the fall when he carded six consecutive rounds of par or better to close 2021. 

He finished the fall with a career-best 211 (-5) at the Quail Valley Collegiate in Vero Beach, Fla. (Oct. 17-18). He opened the tournament with a career-best 69 (-3) on the 7,460-yard layout at Quail Valley, before adding rounds of 70 and 72. He was Nebraska's top finisher in a tie for 19th in a strong 84-player field.

Westenberger went to Florida after firing a then-career-best 212 (-4) at the Rich Harvest Farms Invitational in Sugar Grove, Ill. (Oct. 2-4). He was NU's top finisher, producing a tie for 10th that included a second-round 70 (-2) sandwiched by rounds of 71 on the 7,200-yard layout at Rich Harvest Farms. 

With Westenberger leading the way, Nebraska produced six consecutive team rounds under par, which is believed to be the first time in school history that the Huskers have accomplished that feat.

Westenberger opened his third season in Lincoln as Nebraska's No. 3 individual finisher at the Rod Myers Invitational (Sept. 11-12). The senior from Wuppertal, Germany, closed with a three-round total of 226 (+10) on the par-72, 7,154-yard layout of the Duke University Golf Course. His performance included a second-round 71 (-1), as he tied for 53rd in an 81-player field at Duke.

He matched fellow senior Tristan Nelko for Nebraska's No. 4 individual finish at the William H. Tucker Intercollegiate (Sept. 24-25). Westenberger tied for 51st with a 225 (72-74-79) at the UNM Championship Course.

Westenberger closed the fall with a strong 72.83 stroke average over 12 rounds with eight rounds at or below par, including six rounds under par.

He has continued to perform well in the spring, tying for 15th with a 220 (73-72-75) as Nebraska's top individual at the Desert Mountain Collegiate in Scottsdale, Ariz. (March 5-6). Westenberger added Nebraska's No. 2 finish in a tied for 39th with a 224 (74-75-75) at the Seahawk Intercollegiate in Wilmington, N.C. (March 27-28), before adding his fourth top-25 finish of the year by tying for 24th with a 222 (73-75-74) at the Stitch Intercollegiate in Raleigh, N.C. (April 8-9). It marked the fourth time in 2021-22 that Westenberger was NU's top tournament performer. At the Hawkeye Invitational on April 16-17, Westenberger settled for a three-round score of 230 (74-75-81) to tie for 62nd, followed by a 243 (83-81-79) at the Big Ten Championship to finish in 67th.

Through 27 rounds in 2021-22, Westenberger closed with a 74.56 stroke average.

Senior (2020-21)
After having his first season at Nebraska cut short by the COVID-19 pandemic, Westenberger returned to help lead the Huskers in 2020-21. He produced three consecutive top-20 tournament finishes to conclude the regular season before tying for 46th as NU’s No. 3 finisher at the Big Ten Championship (April 30-May 2). Westenberger managed a score of 234 (81-77-76) at Crooked Stick Golf Club in Carmel, Ind.

Westenberger produced a career-best tie for sixth with a season-best 217 in a loaded 17-team field at the Aggie Invitational (April 9-11). He opened the tournament with his first round better than par as a Husker with a 71 (-1) before adding back-to-back rounds of 73 to help the Huskers finish seventh as a team.

Westenberger’s performance at the Tradition Club followed his first career top-10 finish as a Husker with a tie for seventh at 223 (75-74-74) at the Hoosier Collegiate (April 3-4). He helped Nebraska to a third-place finish in a strong nine-team field at The Pfau Course in Bloomington.

He added a tie for 18th with a 218 (70-73-75) at the Git-R-Done Husker Invitational (April 17-18). Westenberger opened the tournament with a 70 (-1) on the 7,040-yard, par-71 layout at the Firethorn Golf Club.

Westenberger opened his second season in Lincoln by competing in four matches at the Big Ten Match Play Championship in Florida (Feb. 5-6). He managed a 1-2-1 record at the Hammock Beach Resort in Palm Coast, Fla. He followed that up at the Lamkin San Diego Classic (March 8-10), producing NU’s No. 4 individual finish with a 237 (79-81-77). He tied for 97th individually in a loaded 20-team field at the San Diego Country Club. 

Westenberger finished the season with a 75.27 stroke average and was one of just two Huskers to compete in all 15 team rounds during the spring.

Junior (2019-20)
Westenberger closed his first year at Nebraska with the team’s No. 3 stroke average (76.42) over 12 rounds. 

He made his Nebraska debut in the second tournament of the season by tying for 40th at 237 (+18) at the Prairie Club Invitational. 

Westenberger produced his best tournament of the season at the Maridoe Invitational, firing a 226 (+10) to tie for 14th individually. He closed the fall with another 226 (+13) to finish 59th at the Royal Oaks Intercollegiate.

Westenberger opened the spring by going 1-2-1 individually to help the Huskers to a fourth-place team finish at the Big Ten Match Play Championship. He also played solid golf with a 228 (+12) to tie for 41st at the Desert Mountain Intercollegiate (March 7-8).

The season came to an abrupt end with the worldwide outbreak of COVID-19 in mid-March.

Before Nebraska (Iowa Western CC)
Westenberger finished 13th individually as a freshman at Iowa Western Community College in the 2018 NJCAA Division I Championship. He fired a four-round total of 287 (-1), including a 66 (-6) to lead the Reivers to an NJCAA runner-up finish. The NJCAA Division I Honorable-Mention All-American produced four top-five individual tournament finishes in 2017-18.

Westenberger finished the 2018-19 season with the No. 18 adjusted scoring average (72.46) in NJCAA Division I, according to GolfStat. 

He helped Iowa Western to a seventh-place team finish at the NJCAA Division I Championship at the Duran Golf Club in Melbourne, Fla., May 14-17. He matched fellow Husker Mark Foelbaek with a four-round score of 296 to tie for 46th at nationals. Westenberger fired an opening-round 69 (-3) and a final-round 70 (-2).

In the fall of 2018, Westenberger continued his strong play, finishing as an individual tournament medalist in two of his five events.  He took first in both the Warrior Challenge (Sept. 17-18) and the Bent Tree Intercollegiate (Oct. 1-2). He fired a 204 (-12) over three rounds to win the Warrior Challenge and a 211 (-5) at Bent Tree.

He closed the fall campaign with a 70.08 stroke average to rank No. 8 in the NJCAA. 

The son of Stefan and Nicole Westenberger, Tom was born June 30, 1999. An economics major, Westenberger earned his bachelor's degree from Nebraska in May 2022. He was a GCAA All-America Scholar in 2021. He was also a two-time Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and a two-time Academic All-Big Ten choice. He was a six-time member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll. Westenberger also earned prestigious Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar awards in 2021 and 2022.


Year Rounds Strokes Average
2019-20 12 917 76.42
2020-21 15 1,129 75.27
2021-22 27 2,013 74.56
Career Totals 54 4,059 75.17

Career Bests
Low Round - 69 (Quail Valley, 10/17/21)
Low 54-Hole Score - 211 (Quail Valley, 10/17/21)
Best Tournament Finish - T6th (Aggie, 4/11/21)
Rounds Under Par - 8