Honors & Awards

  • Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2015, 2016, 2017)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2014, 2015, 2016)
  • NSCAA Scholar All-North/Central Region Third Team (2016)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016; Spring 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2015, 2016, 2017)

2016 (Senior)
Courtney Claassen (pronounced CLAW-sen) started all 22 games, amassing over 2,000 minutes, for the Huskers, which qualified for the NCAA Tournament for the second time in four years. Claassen earned one assist on the season, and took 18 shots, seven of which were on goal. Her lone assist came on Sept. 23, when she helped Jaycie Johnson achieve the 33rd hat trick in Husker history. 

2015 (Junior)
Claassen started all 17 games as a junior, scoring one goal and adding two assists. Claassen scored the first goal of the game against Ohio State in the fifth minute. The Huskers defeated the Buckeyes, 2-0.

Claassen's first assist came against Kansas at home to help Jaylyn Odermann score the second goal of the game on Aug. 21. She also notched an important assist against Central Michigan on Aug. 28, finding Lia Baldo for NU's first goal.

2014 (Sophomore)
Claassen played in 18 games and gave the Huskers key minutes off the bench at midfield. She also made one start and averaged 24 minutes per game. Claassen scored one goal and added one assist, while taking six shots (two on goal) for the season. 

Claassen's lone goal of the season came off an assist from Caroline Flynn in the 76th minute against North Dakota on Sept. 7. Claassen assisted Sydney Miramontez's goal in the season opener against SMU in the 75th minute. Both games were 4-0 triumphs for the Huskers.

2013 (Freshman)
Claassen made her debut with 29 minutes in the season-opening 4-0 victory over Southeast Missouri at the Nebraska Soccer Field on Aug. 23. She appeared in 15 matches in 2013 and averaged nearly 19 minutes per game.

Claassen tallied a pair of assists during her freshman season in pressure-packed matches. She found Jordan Jackson for the senior's fourth score of the year in the lone Big Ten loss of the year against Michigan on Oct. 6.

Claassen notched her second assist of the season when she feathered a cross to a sliding Jaycie Johnson for the game-clinching goal in the 2013 Big Ten semifinals, as NU earned a 3-1 victory over Indiana on Nov. 8.

High School
Ranked by TopDrawerSoccer.com as a three-star recruit, Claassen attended Park Hill South High School in Parkville, Mo. She was one of three Missouri natives to sign with the Huskers in 2013.

Claassen excelled under Coach Joe Tiogo, as she contributed to the varsity team starting with her freshman season in 2010, when she scored eight goals and added seven assists. She followed with 30 goals and 18 assists as a sophomore, before notching 31 goals and 17 assists as a junior in 2012.

As a senior in 2013, Claassen was a first-team all-state pick by the Missouri Soccer Coaches Association after being a second-team all-state pick in both 2011 and 2012.

Claassen helped her team to a 14-9 record in 2013, with the Panthers' season coming to an end with a 2-1 loss in the district championship game to St. Teresa's Academy. St. Teresa's went on to finish runner-up at the state tournament.

While helping the team to consecutive Suburban Conference championships in 2011 and 2012, Claassen and her Panther teammates reached the 2012 Class 3 state quarterfinals.

Claassen was named the 2012 All-Suburban KC Player of the Year, and was named an All-Suburban KC selection in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.

In the classroom, she was a member of the National Honor Society.

Other Information
During the club season, Claassen played for Timo Kibune in the Harambe Viati Futbol Club. The team won the Missouri State Cup in 2012 after taking the GSI College Showcase title in 2011.

Personal Information
Courtney is the daughter of Chris and Aimee Claassen. She was born on Jan. 18, 1995. She has one sister, Maggie, and one brother, Nick. Courtney majored in advertising and public relations, earning her bachelor's degree from Nebraska in May of 2017. She was named a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar in 2015, 2016 and 2017. She is an eight-time member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll, and has achieved Academic All-Big Ten status on three occasions.

Claassen's Career Statistics








2013 15-0 5 1 0 2 2
2014 18-1 6 2 1 1 3






















Claassen's Career Highs
Points -
2 (2 times) last vs. Ohio State (9/27/15)
Goals - 1 (2 times) last vs. Ohio State (9/27/15)
Assists - 1 (6 times) last at Ohio State (9/23/16)