Honors & Awards

  • Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Award (2019, 2020, 2022)
  • Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2021, 2022)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2018, 2019, 2020, 2021)
  • Big Ten Co-Freshman of the Week (Oct. 10, 2017)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020; Spring 2018, 2019, 2021*)
  • Sam Foltz 27 Hero Leadership Award (2021)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2018, 2019, 2021)
  • Big Ten Sportsmanship Award Recipient (2020)
  • Gatorade South Dakota Girls Soccer Player of the Year (2016-17, 2014-15)

2021 (Senior)
Theresa Pujado started all 18 games and amassed 1212 minutes. She recorded one goal on the season in the 56th minute at Missouri on Aug. 22. She was fourth on the team in shots with 22 and also fourth with 11 shots on goal. Pujado played 70 or more minutes in nine games and didn’t play fewer than 42 minutes in any game. She was a key factor for the Husker defense, which recorded six shutouts.   

2020-21 (Senior)
Pujado saw action in all 10 of Nebraska’s games in the 2020-21 campaign, starting the final three matches of the season. She played over 50 minutes on six occasions, amassing 530 minutes of action for NU. Named Nebraska’s Big Ten Sportsmanship Award recipient, Pujado also added two shots on the year.

2019 (Junior)
Pujado played in 17 games and made five starts, amassing 650 minutes. She scored one goal and managed eight shots, two of which were on goal. On Oct. 6 at Michigan, Pujado found the back of the net in the 51st minute. She played a season-high 70 minutes at Indiana on Sept. 22. The lone game Pujado missed was against Maryland on Oct. 11.

2018 (Sophomore)

Pujado started 15 of her 21 appearances for a total of 1,174 minutes in 2018. Pujado recorded one goal and one assist, while taking 10 shots, two of which were shots on goal. She scored Nebraska's first goal of the 2018 campaign when she found the back of the net in the 87th minute of the season opener at Oklahoma on Aug. 16. Pujado's lone assist came on Sept. 20 against Indiana. Pujado earned the bulk of her playing time late in the season, compiling a season-high 104 minutes against Michigan on Oct. 12. In the next two games, she played the full 90 minutes for the first time since Aug. 20. Nebraska went 9-7-5 overall and tied for fifth in the Big Ten with a 5-3-3 mark.

2017 (Freshman)

Pujado made 15 appearances, including eight starts, during her first year at Nebraska. Pujado scored one goal and recorded one assist in 656 minutes of action to help NU to a 9-5-5 record. She took 12 shots, four of which were on goal, during the course of the season. In Nebraska's season-opening win at Kansas on Aug. 18, Pujado earned an assist in 53 minutes of play. On Oct. 5, Pujado scored the game-winning goal against Maryland when she found the back of the net in the 38th minute. She earned Big Ten Co-Freshman-of-the-Week accolades on Oct. 10 for her performance.

High School

Pujado helped O'Gorman Catholic to a successful run of two state titles (2013, 2015) and two state runner-up finishes (2014, 2016) during her four years. Pujado tallied 43 goals and six assists during her career for Ryan Beier's squad. During her final season, Pujado was named the 2017 NSCAA South Dakota Player of the Year and Gatorade Player of the Year. A team captain, she also earned first-team all-state honors, academic all-state accolades and all-metro conference team recognition. In 2015, she was Gatorade Player of the Year, Argus Leader South Dakota Female Soccer Player of the Year and a first-team all-state selection in addition to several other accolades.

Other Information

Pujado played club soccer for U-19 Girls DASC under Coach James Oppenheimer, helping the team capture the state title in 2012 and take runner-up honors in 2013.

Personal Information

Theresa is the daughter of Christian and Laurie Pujado, and was born on Jan. 7, 1999. Theresa has two sisters, Elisabeth and Rosemary, and three brothers, Alex, Andrew and John Michael. A psychology major, Theresa earned her bachelor's degree from Nebraska in December of 2021.

Pujado on Nebraska
“I chose Nebraska because I've always been a Husker at heart, and it has been a dream of mine to play with such an amazing program.”