Honors & Awards

  • Second-Team All-Big Ten (2018)
  • Honorable-Mention All-Big Ten (2019)
  • South Point Shootout All-Tournament Team (2019)
  • No. 3 Nebraska Career 3FG (258)
  • No. 6 Nebraska Career Assists (470)
  • Big Ten Player of the Week (Dec. 11, 2017)
  • Nebraska Offensive MVP (2018)
  • Nebraska Most Improved Player (2017)
  • Big Ten Freshman of the Week (Feb. 20, 2017)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2019; Spring 2020)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2017, 2018, 2020)
  • Wisconsin Miss Basketball (2016)
  • Wisconsin Gatorade Player of the Year (2016)
  • All-Wisconsin (First Team, WBCA, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)
  • Area Player of the Year (Wisconsin State Journal, 2015, 2016)
  • Six Rivers Conference Player of the Year (2015, 2016)
  • All-Six Rivers Conference (First Team, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)

Senior (2019-20)
A two-time All-Big Ten selection, Hannah Whitish (pronounced WHITE-ish) finished No. 19 in Nebraska history with 1,228 points.

The 5-9 guard from Barneveld, Wis., climbed to No. 6 on NU’s career assist chart (470). She is the first Husker in history to reach combined career milestones of 1,000 points, 400 assists and 200 three-pointers. She averaged 8.7 points, 3.3 rebounds and 3.6 assists as a senior.

She became just the third Husker in history to reach 200 career threes with her first three-pointer in a win at Missouri (Nov. 10), and has since moved her career total to 258.

Whitish averaged 8.7 points, 3.3 rebounds and 3.6 assists as a senior. She had a season-high 20 points and a career-high-tying six threes in a win over Michigan (Jan. 19). She had 17 points in a win over No. 24 Minnesota (Jan. 4). She added 16 against Ohio State (Feb. 2) and tied a career high with four steals. 

She had 15 points on five threes in a win over Sacred Heart (Nov. 30). She earned a spot on the All-South Point Shootout team for her performances in Las Vegas (Nov. 29-30). Whitish had 12 points on four threes and seven assists in a Senior Day win over Illinois (Feb. 22). She opened the season with 12 points on 4-of-6 threes in a win over Alabama A&M (Nov. 6).

Whitish added 12 points on team highs of seven rebounds, five assists and a career-high-tying four steals in an overtime win at Missouri (Nov. 10). She scored in double figures 14 times in 2019-20. She led Nebraska in assists 15 times in 2019-20 and had five or more assists 12 times.

Junior (2018-19)
Whitish earned honorable-mention All-Big Ten recognition by leading the Huskers with 10.1 points and 4.3 assists per game, while adding 2.9 rebounds and 1.0 steal. She knocked down a team-best 65 three-pointers on the year to climb to third on Nebraska’s career list with 195 threes. She moved to No. 9 on NU’s career assist chart with 363.

Whitish, who led the Huskers with 17 double-figure scoring efforts in 2018-19 to push her career total to 48, scored a season-high 28 points to go along with a career-high 12 assists for her first career double-double in a win at Purdue (Jan. 31). Whitish tied her career best with six threes. 

Whitish had 19 in a win at Northwestern (Feb. 21), which followed 16 points in a win over No. 24 Michigan State (Feb. 17) and against Indiana (Feb. 3). She had 15 at No. 5 Louisville (Nov. 29) and scored 14 at No. 19 Iowa (Jan. 3). She also had 13 points at No. 24 Miami (Nov. 23) and at Michigan (Feb. 7). 

Whitish notched 12-point efforts in four straight games at Illinois (Jan. 17), No. 23 Minnesota (Jan. 20), Northwestern (Jan. 24) and at Wisconsin (Nov. 27). 

Sophomore (2017-18)
Whitish earned second-team All-Big Ten honors and was named Nebraska's offensive MVP after leading the Huskers in scoring (12.6 ppg), assists (4.7 apg), steals (1.3 spg) and three-point shooting (2.3 pg) in 2017-18. She was the only Husker to start all 32 games.

Whitish was a major catalyst in Nebraska's huge team turnaround from a 7-22 season in 2016-17 to a 21-11 campaign in 2017-18. Nebraska's 14-game improvement tied for the largest increase in victories in NCAA Division I women's basketball in 2017-18. The Huskers were also eight wins better in Big Ten play, as Nebraska finished in a tie for third in the conference standings at 11-5, before earning the No. 3 seed and advancing to the Big Ten Tournament semifinals in Indianapolis.

Her 73 threes marked the third-best total by a sophomore in school history. She hit 38 percent (73-192) from long range to rank among the top shooters in the Big Ten.

Whitish dished out 150 assists, which tied for the fifth-best total by a sophomore in NU history. She ranked among Big Ten leaders with 4.7 assists per game, and she carried nearly a 2-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio (150-77).

Whitish erupted for a career-high 29 points, including 25 in the second half, to lead Nebraska to a road win at Kansas (Dec. 6). She went 6-for-6 from the field in the second half and knocked down eight straight free throws in the final 1:29 to seal the win. For the game she was a career-best 11-for-14 at the free throw line. She also tied a career high for the third straight game with three steals.

She wrapped up the best week of her career by scoring 29 points while adding six rebounds, six assists, two steals and a block to lead NU to an 89-84 double-overtime win at Drake (Dec. 9). Whitish hit eight straight free throws to seal the win and earn the first Big Ten Player-of-the-Week award of her career.

Whitish produced a team-leading 18 double-figure scoring efforts, including a team-high 20 points with a career-high six threes in a road win at Illinois (Jan. 10). It was her fourth career 20-point game and third of the season.

She added 18 points and five assists in a win over No. 20 Iowa (Jan. 16), before pitching in 16 points and six assists to complete a season sweep of the Hawkeyes in Iowa City (Jan. 28). She also had 18 points and six assists against Washington State (Dec. 22), after going for 17 points, eight assists and five rebounds in a win over Florida Atlantic (Dec. 19).

Whitish scored 17 points and pulled down a team-high seven rebounds to lead Nebraska to a victory over Michigan in the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals (March 2). She also pumped in 17 points on 5-of-7 three-point shooting in a road win at Michigan State (Feb. 14). She had 16 points and a game-high seven assists in a road win at Northwestern (Jan. 17), before putting up 16 points and five assists against No. 23 Michigan (Jan. 13). 

She contributed 14 points and five assists in a road win at Minnesota (Dec. 31), before managing 14 points at No. 13 Maryland (Feb. 25). Whitish closed the season with 12 points and a pair of threes against Arizona State (March 17) in the 2018 NCAA Tournament in Austin, Texas.
Freshman (2016-17)
Whitish played her best basketball down the stretch as a freshman, producing double figures in each of the last four games. She averaged 17.3 points, 3.5 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 1.3 steals while hitting 61 percent (25-41) of her shots, including 57.1 percent (16-28) from three-point range during the stretch.

Her efforts helped Nebraska to wins over Indiana and Michigan State to close the year. In NU's regular-season finale against Michigan State (Feb. 26), Whitish erupted for a then-career-high 24 points on 9-of-13 shooting, including 5-of-8 threes. She led the Huskers to a 76-74 upset of the NCAA Tournament-bound Spartans with her season-high five threes, while adding five rebounds, five assists and a steal in a season-high 44 minutes.

Her effort against the Spartans followed 18 points in a 67-64 win over Indiana (Feb. 9), when she hit 7-of-10 shots, including 4-of-6 threes. She added six rebounds, four assists and two steals against the Hoosiers. Whitish was named the Big Ten Freshman of the Week (Feb. 20) following her effort against Indiana.

Whitish closed the season with 16 points and a season-high nine assists against Illinois in the Big Ten Tournament (March 1). She hit 6-of-11 shots, including 4-of-7 threes, while adding five rebounds against the Illini.

Whitish finished with averages of 9.0 points, 2.5 rebounds, a team-best 2.9 assists. She led the Huskers with 57 threes, which ranked as the second-best total by a freshman in Nebraska history. Whitish's 40.7 three-point percentage was a freshman school record.

Whitish started in all 16 Big Ten regular-season games and the Big Ten Tournament. She played in all 29 games with 17 starts, scoring in double figures 13 times, including 10 double-digit efforts in 16 regular-season conference games.

In Big Ten play, Whitish ranked second on the team with 11.1 points per game, while leading Nebraska with 3.7 assists. She ranked second on the team with 1.3 steals per Big Ten game, while adding 3.2 rebounds. She also shot 41.8 percent (38-91) from three-point range and 75.0 percent (21-28) of her free throws.

Whitish had 16 points on 4-of-9 three-point shooting at Illinois (Jan. 15). She had 14 points at Michigan State (Jan. 7) when she also set a season high with three steals. She had 14 points at Iowa (Dec. 31), after scoring 12 points in her first career start against Northwestern (Dec. 28). She had 13 points at Wisconsin (Feb. 9), when she also hit four threes. She had 12 points, six assists and five boards at No. 15 Ohio State. She added 11 points in a win over Rutgers (Jan. 10). She had eight points and a career-high eight rebounds to go along with seven assists against Minnesota (Feb. 4).

Whitish played key roles in NU’s first three wins. She opened with seven points in a victory over UTRGV (Nov. 12), before producing 10 points in a win over Colorado State in the Preseason WNIT (Nov. 17). She added 10 points and five assists in a win over Omaha (Nov. 22). She led NU with nine points, while adding two rebounds and two assists against No. 1 UConn (Dec. 21).

Whitish joined Nicea Eliely (7.7 ppg) as the first freshman duo at Nebraska to each average better than 7.0 points per game since Angie Miller (14.6 ppg) and Stacy Imming (9.9 ppg) combined for the feat in 1983-84.

Before Nebraska
Miss Basketball in the state of Wisconsin in 2016, Whitish was a four-time first-team WBCA all-state selection at Barneveld High School. As a senior, she averaged 24.2 points, 5.2 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 4.5 steals to lead Barneveld to its fourth consecutive state championship game appearance and earn Wisconsin Gatorade Player-of-the-Year honors.

Barneveld fell to Wisconsin Rapids Assumption in the 2016 title game, but finished with a 28-1 record to cap a 110-4 career record for Whitish. Barneveld won state titles in 2014 and 2015 and was the state runner-up to Assumption in 2013 and 2016.

Whitish hit 59 percent of her field goals including 48 percent of her threes for the Golden Eagles as a senior in 2015-16, finishing among the top 10 in Wisconsin state history in career scoring with well over 2,000 points.

As a junior, Whitish averaged 21 points, 3.9 rebounds, 5.1 assists and 4.6 steals to lead the Eagles to their second straight WIAA Division 5 state title. She hit 46 percent of her three-pointers while knocking down nearly 80 percent of her free throws as a junior for Coach Jim Myers in 2014-15.

As a sophomore in 2013-14, Whitish averaged 17.1 points to power Barneveld to the state championship. She added 15.0 points per game as a freshman, while leading the Eagles to a state runner-up finish in 2012-13.

A four-time Wisconsin Basketball Association Division 5 All-State pick, Whitish was also a four-time first-team All-Six Rivers Conference selection. She was the 2015 and 2016 Six Rivers Conference Player of the Year.

Whitish played her club basketball for Wisconsin Academy, earning a spot on the All-Star Team at the U.S. Junior Nationals Midwest Qualifier in the summer of 2015.

Whitish is the first Husker from the state of Wisconsin since 1994 Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Player of the Year Anna DeForge from Niagara. A four-year starter at Nebraska, DeForge earned honorable-mention All-America honors for the Huskers as a senior in 1998, before being a two-time WNBA All-Star.

An outstanding all-around athlete, Whitish competed in track and field for Barneveld as a freshman and played softball as a sophomore in high school.

The daughter of Bob and Sherry Whitish, Hannah was born March 20, 1998, in Little Rock, Ark. She has a younger sister Jordyn. Hannah majoring in management and earned her bachelor's degree in May of 2020. She claimed a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall of 2019 and the spring of 2020. She was a three-time member of the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2017, 2018, 2020).

Whitish chose Nebraska over Wisconsin, Indiana, Illinois, Arkansas and Florida Gulf Coast.

Hannah Whitish's Career Bests
Points - 29 at Drake, Dec. 9, 2017; 29 at Kansas, Dec. 6, 2017 
Rebounds - 9 vs. SIUE, Nov. 17, 2019 
Assists - 12 at Purdue, Jan. 31, 2019 
Steals - 4 Three times, most recent vs. Ohio State, Feb. 2, 2020
Blocks - 2 vs. Maryland, March 3, 2018
FGM - 9 vs. Michigan State, 2017
FGA - 19 at Drake, Dec. 9, 2017 
3FGM - 6 Three times, most recenter, vs. Michigan, Jan. 19, 2020 
3FGA - 13 vs. Iowa, Feb. 6, 2020
FTM - 11 at Kansas, Dec. 6, 2017
FTA - 14 at Kansas, Dec. 6, 2017

Whitish's Career Statistics




























































2019-20 30-30 83-217 .382 63-165 .382 33-41 .805 98-3.3 36-1 107 62 5 27 262-8.7