Career Honors & Awards

  • All-Big 12 Second Team (2010)
  • Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-America Third Team (2011)
  • Two-Time Academic All-District 7 First Team (2011 & 2012)
  • Academic All-District 7 Second Team (2010)
  • Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award (2012)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2012)
  • Two-Time Academic All-Big 12 First Team (2010 & 2011)
  • Six-Time Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll Selection
  • Nebraska Record Holder for Runs Scored in a Game (4)

Career Capsule
Nikki Haget developed into an outstanding player in her four years as a Husker. After entering the program as an infielder, Haget made the conversion to the outfield. The switch was not easy, as Haget did not earn a single plate appearance or play a single inning in the field as a freshman. But after one year of development, Haget emerged as a three-year starter in center field, averaging more than one hit per game and nearly one run per contest over her final three seasons. She finished her career with a .332 batting average in 194 games played, including 166 starts. She scored 143 runs in her career while producing 181 hits, 14 doubles, one triple, one home run and 35 RBIs. A slapper, Haget also drew 49 walks and stole 39 bases in her career.

Haget was a second-team All-Big 12 selection as a sophomore in 2010. She also earned CoSIDA Academic All-America honors as a junior in 2011, as she carried a cumulative grade-point average above 3.9 while earning her degree in forensic science in August of 2012. She was also a three-time academic all-district and three-time academic all-conference performer.

Haget also left her mark on the Nebraska recore book, ending her career with the 10th-highest batting average in school history, while scoring the sixth-most runs in Husker history.

Senior Season [2012]
Haget overcame a slow start to produce a solid senior season. She started all 55 games in 2012, but filled a dual role. After being Nebraska's starting center fielder as a sophomore and junior, injuries forced Haget to open her senior season at second base. She started 12 games at second base before starting 43 games in center, including the final 42 games of the season. Haget produced a .310 batting average as a senior, ranking second on the team with 58 hits, while leading NU with nine stolen bases, 42 runs scored and one triple.

Haget produced 18 multi-hit games in 2012, including her third career four-hit game at New Mexico State. She also produced a nine-game hitting streak and she reached base safely in teh final 17 games of her career. Haget finished eighth in the Big Ten in runs scored and second in at bats. Haget excelled in conference play, batting .333 in Big Ten games. She struck out only seven times in 84 conference at bats, while posting a .378 on-base percentage. Haget also produced 28 hits and scored 17 runs in only 23 conference games.

In the classroom, Haget continued to perform as one of Nebraska's top student-athletes. She was honored for her efforts with a third straight selection to the academic all-district team, while also earning a third consecutive academic all-conference accolade.

Junior Season [2011]
Haget started all but one game in center field for Nebraska in 2011, putting together a solid junior season after earning All-Big 12 honors as a sophomore. Haget hit above .340 for the second straight season in 2011, posting a .341 batting average. Although that was just shy of her average from the previous year (.345), Haget’s power and plate discipline both improved. Her slugging percentage climbed to a career-best .385 in 2011, while she tied her career high with 12 RBIs. Haget also drew a career-high 20 walks and finished with more walks than strikeouts (18). She increased her walk total by eight from her sophomore season, while striking out five fewer times. Haget also led Nebraska in stolen bases for the second straight year, stealing 16 bases in 19 tries.

Haget led Nebraska with 62 hits and 51 runs scored in 2011. She produced a team-best 16 multi-hit games and tied her career high with two RBIs against Oklahoma State on May 14. Haget also tied her career high with four hits in a 4-for-4 effort against San Jose State in the second game of the season. She also tied the Nebraska record by scoring four times against the Spartans. Two days later, Haget went 2-for-3 against Cal State Fullerton, recording a double and the only home run of her career.

Haget went on to bat .402 during the non-conference portion of Nebraska’s schedule. Although her numbers dipped while facing a first- or second-team All-America pitcher in 10 of the Huskers’ 18 conference games, Haget still ranked third on the team in batting average during the conference season, while adding eight walks. Half of Haget’s total RBIs came during Big 12 play. Haget also excelled against the top competition, posting a .292 batting average in Nebraska’s 28 games against NCAA Tournament teams. Haget ended her season with a five-game hitting streak, including hitting safely in each of Nebraska’s four NCAA Tournament games. She went 6-for-17 at the Stanford Regional, to lead NU with a .353 batting average.

Defensively, Haget made several spectacular plays in center field, including a diving catch that sparked a game-ending double play in a 1-0 win over top-ranked Florida on March 12 that gave the Huskers their only win ever over the nation’s No. 1 team. She committed only two errors and led all outfielders with four assists on the season.

Sophomore Season [2010]
Haget made the most of what essentially was a debut season in 2010. As a sophomore, Haget earned her first at bat and her first playing time in the field and responded with a terrific season that led to all-conference accolades. On the year, Haget ranked second on the team with a .345 average while leading NU with 12 stolen bases and eight sacrifices.

A slapper, Haget posted a .405 on-base percentage and scored 39 runs. She showed the ability to both set the table for the middle of the order and produce clutch hits to drive in runs. As a leadoff hitter, Haget reached base 45 percent of the time and with two outs, she batted .354 and produced eight of her 12 RBIs. Haget also finished with six doubles in her slapping role.

Haget maintained her impressive numbers even during a tough Big 12 Conference schedule. She batted .345 in league games, while also producing team-high totals of 10 runs scored and two stolen bases. Haget also ranked second on the squad with four doubles and was fourth with five RBIs, impressive totals for a slapper. In Big 12 play, Haget tied for ninth in the league in hits and 10th in doubles, helping her earn a spot on the All-Big 12 second team.

Defensively, Haget continued to improve throughout the season, committing only two errors after the first month of the season. In her first season as an outfielder, Haget committed seven errors in 61 chances.

Freshman Season [2009]
Haget was the Huskers’ top pinch-runner in 2009, despite an injury that forced her to miss 20 games. Haget appeared in 27 contests, scoring 11 runs and stealing 2-of-3 bases. As Nebraska’s top pinch-runner, Haget did not have a plate appearance or at bat on the season, and she did not see the field defensively. She began the year working in the infield before switching to the outfield midway through the season.

Haget scored the first run of her career during the Huskers’ season-opening win over Dayton. She added another run the next day before being sidelined for more than a month with an injury. She returned to action to score a run in both games of a two-game series at Texas A&M, including the game-tying run with two outs in the seventh inning of game two, a contest the Huskers won in extra innings.

She went on to score seven runs while pinch-running in 16 of Nebraska’s 18 Big 12 Conference games. Haget added her final run of the season against Jacksonville State in the NCAA Tournament.

Before Nebraska
Haget joined fellow Husker Ashley Hagemann as a four-time state champion at Elkhorn High School. The pair helped the Antlers to a 123-11 mark in their four seasons. Haget was named a two-time first-team All-Nebraska selection from the Omaha World-Herald and also earned first-team Super-State honors in her final two seasons from the Lincoln Journal Star. Haget is one of three Husker juniors named to both the Super-State and All-Nebraska first teams in 2007.

As a senior in 2007, Haget led Class B and ranked second in the state with a .550 average (55-for-100). Her 55 hits led Class B and ranked second in the state, while she also scored a Class B-high 43 runs. Haget added five doubles and three triples as a senior while completing her prep career as a four-time state champion with a 3-2 victory over Beatrice.

Haget hit .500 for her career, the third-best total in Nebraska high school history and the highest average in Class B history.

Haget was also known for her work in the classroom, as she carried a cumulative 4.0 grade-point average in her high school career.

Nicole Danielle Haget is the daughter of Hector and Debbie Haget, and was born on March 9, 1990, in Houston, Texas. She has two brothers, Kyle and Daniel. A forensic science major, Haget earned her bachelor's degree from Nebraska in August of 2012. She chose Nebraska after also considering Iowa, Iowa State, Texas A&M and Creighton.