Honors & Awards

  • Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2014, 2016)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2014, 2015, 2016)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016; Spring 2014, 2015, 2016)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2014, 2015)

2015-16: Senior
Scott Elsass went 1-2 in singles, going 0-1 in Big Ten play and 11-11 in doubles, going 4-6 in Big Ten Play.  

An outstanding performer off the court, Elsass was a three-time academic All-Big Ten selection and a two-time Big Ten Distinguished Scholar. He was also a two-time member of the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team.

“Scott has been a pleasant surprise in our program,” Nebraska Coach Kerry McDermott said. “He is a very dedicated worker and his work habits are good examples for his teammates to follow. I feel that Scott will have a chance to play singles, as he is a fierce competitor and he wants to prove himself this year in the singles lineup. Hopefully, Scott will continue to improve, and with his doubles skills we look for some great things to happen down the road this year.”

2014-15: Junior
A mainstay in the Husker doubles lineup for the third consecutive year, Elsass produced a 15-14 record, while playing out of the No. 1 and 2 positions in NU’s doubles lineup. He competed primarily with partners Linus Erhart and Bradford Zitsch, while adding one match with Marc Herrmann. Elsass completed the spring with a 9-10 record and constructed a solid 5-3 mark in conference play.

Elsass competed in two singles matches at No. 6 during the spring season where he went 0-2, both against highly skilled Big Ten competitors from Northwestern and Penn State.

Off the court, Elsass earned academic All-Big Ten honors for the second time while claiming spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in both the fall and spring semesters.

2013-14: Sophomore
Elsass focused most of his attention on doubles play as a sophomore, producing an 8-5 overall record at the No. 2 and 3 positions. He was a solid 4-4 in Big Ten play. He notched a six-match winning streak early in the season with his partners Charlie Shin and Dusty Boyer. His singles play was spent at the No. 5 position, where he earned a record of 4-1.

A solid performer in the classroom, Elsass was a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar, while earning academic All-Big Ten honors. He added spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in both the fall and spring semesters.

2012-13: Freshman
Elsass had a breakout doubles season as a freshman, earning a 12-12 overall record, including a 9-8 spring mark. He went 3-6 in Big Ten play. Elsass played all but one of his matches with senior Brandon Videtich resulting in a 9-7 record for the duo, going 3-5 in the Big Ten. He was 1-2 at the No. 2 position and 8-5 from the No. 3 spot. Elsass’ overall singles record was 4-3 after producing a 4-2 mark in the fall.

Elsass secured a place on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall of 2012 for his performance off the court.

Before Nebraska
Elsass played his prep tennis at Eden Prairie High School where he was a four-time Minnesota state qualifier. He helped Eden Prairie to a state championship in 2010. Elsass claimed state runner-up honors as a senior, after finishing third as a sophomore. He was also a four-time All-Lake Conference selection.

The son of Doug and Sarah Elsass, Scott was born June 18, 1993, in Minneapolis, Minn. He has a younger brother, Matt.

A finance major, Scott earned his bachelor's degree from Nebraska in December of 2016. He was a three-time academic All-Big Ten selection. A Big Ten Distinguished Scholar in 2014 and 2016, he was also an eight-time member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll. He was a member of the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team in 2014 and 2015.

Scott’s father, Doug, was a three-year tennis letterwinner under Coach McDermott at Nebraska from 1981 to 1985.

Elsass' Career Results


Year Spring Big Ten Fall Total
2012-13 0-1 0-1 4-2


2013-14 1-0 -- 3-1


2014-15 0-2 0-2 1-5


2015-16 1-2 0-1 3-4


Totals 2-5 0-4 11-12 13-17


Year Spring Big Ten Fall Total
2012-13 9-8 3-6 3-4 12-12
2013-14 8-5 4-4 -- 8-5
2014-15 9-10 5-3 6-4 15-14
2015-16 11-11 4-6 4-2


Totals 37-34 16-19 13-10 50-44