Career Honors & Awards

  • Academic All-Big Ten (2021)
  • Nebraska Bronze Academic Medallion (2020)
  • Six-Time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2018, 2019)

Junior Season (2021)

  • Made five starts on the season, starting five of the final eight games at first base
  • Was slowed early in the season following offseason surgery
  • Appeared as a pinch hitter in game four against Wisconsin
  • Led Nebraska with a .333 average (3-for-9) in the Iowa series
  • Had a hit in all three games she was in the starting batting order
  • Scored a run in game two of the Iowa series
  • Had a single and a walk in game three of the series
  • Earned her fifth start at first base in game two of the Northwestern series

Sophomore Season (2020)

  • Season was cut short due to the Coronavirus pandemic
  • Appeared in 18 games making 17 starts at first base and one start as the designated player
  • Recorded one run, six hits, one double, one home run and six RBIs
  • Made her first career start at first base in the season opener against NM State
  • Had one hit and two RBIs against the Aggies
  • Hit an RBI single in NU's first win of the season against UTEP
  • Went 1-for-3 with one run and three RBIs against Bradley
  • Hit her first career home run against Bradley
  • Had one hit and drew one walk in game one against Georgia Tech at the Big Ten/ACC Challenge
  • Recorded one hit in game two against the Yellow Jackets
  • Had one hit and drew a walk against Cal at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic

Freshman Season (2019)

  • Made six appearances, including one start as the designated player
  • Scored one run and had one hit
  • Made her first appearance as a Husker against PItt in the final game of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge as a pinch hitter
  • Made her first-career start as the designated player in the series finale against Wichita State
  • Recorded her first-career hit in game two against Illinois, appearing as a pinch hitter
  • Drew her first-career walk and scored her first-career run in game two against No. 18 Minnesota, appearing as a pinch hitter

Redshirt Season (2018)

  • Redshirted during the 2018 season
  • Missed the year after suffering an injury

Before Nebraska (Millard South HS)

  • Capped her high school career with a dominant senior season for Millard South, helping the Patriots to the 2016 Class A state title, her third state title in four seasons
  • Posted a .420 career batting average with 32 doubles and 16 home runs
  • Was a first-team Omaha World-Herald All-Nebraska honoree and first-team Lincoln Journal Star Super-State selection as a senior
  • Posted a career year, setting school records with a .598 batting average and 17 doubles
  • Added eight home runs, 31 runs and 36 RBIs with a .636 on-base percentage
  • Spent the end of the season as the Patriots’ starting catcher, a position she had never played before after previously serving as Millard South’s starting first baseman
  • Hit above .350 as both a sophomore (.353) and freshman (.371)
  • Earned Class A honorable-mention all-state accolades from the Omaha World-Herald as a freshman after batting .371 with five doubles, two homers and 19 RBIs
  • In travel ball, contributed to Nebraska Gold’s 2015 ASA Gold 16-and-Under National Championship
  • Hit .400 with three doubles at the tournament while helping the Gold win the first national championship in state history


  • Majoring in advertising and public relations (bachelor's degree from Nebraska, December 2021)
  • Born on June 21, 1999
  • Daughter of Scott and Teri Huscroft
  • Has two brothers, Jake and Jered
  • Has one twin sister, Paige, who is 21 minutes younger
  • Favorite activity is talking
  • Favorite food is Jambalaya

Coach Revelle on Payton:

“Payton is a winner who continues to improve herself and her game. She is a high energy player who makes everyone else around her better. A leader and a friend to all, we are thrilled that Payton is a Nebraska Cornhusker."