Honors & Awards

  • Tied for 61st at Big Ten Championships (2019)
  • 83rd at Big Ten Championships (2018)
  • WGCA Scholastic All-American (2018)
  • Big Ten Postgraduate Scholarship (2021)
  • Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2019, 2020, 2021)
  • Nebraska Outstanding Scholar Award (2021)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2019, 2020, 2021)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020; Spring 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021)
  • Big Ten Sportsmanship Award (2018, 2019)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2018, 2019, 2020, 2021)
  • Nebraska Golf Association Girls' Amateur of the Year (2015, 2016)
  • Nebraska Women's Amateur Champion (2016)
  • Nebraska Women's Stroke Play Champion (2016)
  • Nebraska Women's Match Play Champion (2016)
  • Fourth at Optimist International Junior Championship (2016)
  • Nebraska Girls Amateur Champion (2014, 2015)
  • Three Top-20 Finishes at Nebraska Class C Boys State Tournament (T18th, 2014; T11th, 2015; 12th, 2016)

Best Career Finish: T37th (Mountain View, 2018)
Career Stroke Average: 79.84

Senior (2020-21)
Hannah Thiele (pronounced TEEL) was a three-time letterwinner from Wahoo, Neb., who competed for the Huskers at the Big Ten Championships in both 2018 and 2019.

A member of one of the most well-known family names around golf in the state of Nebraska, Hannah’s older sister, Haley, was a five-year member (2015-20) of the Husker women’s golf team and her younger sister, Lindsey, is a freshman for the Huskers this season.

Thiele did not play a competitive round for the Huskers during the 2020-21 collegiate season, which abbreviated to just the spring in the Big Ten Conference by the COVID-19 pandemic. A standout academically, Thiele was one of just eight Husker student-athletes across all sports to be named a Nebraska Outstanding Scholar in 2021 for carrying better than a 3.9 cumulative GPA throughout her collegiate career. She earned her bachelor's degree as a human development and family science major (pre-nursing) from Nebraska in May of 2021. She claimed a Big Ten Postgraduate Scholarship, after being named a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar for the third time.

Junior (2019-20)    
Thiele contributed for the Huskers in her third season in the program in 2019-20. She made her first appearance of the season at the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational in Sammamish, Wash. (Oct. 8-9), where she tied for 52nd with a two-round total of 167 (82-85) in the rain-shortened event.

Thiele added a tie for 79th with a 240 (81-80-79) in the Battle at the Beach in San Jose Del Cabo, Mexico (Nov. 1-3). She competed as an individual outside the Husker lineup in Mexico. Thiele closed the season with an 81.40 stroke average over five rounds.

Sophomore (2018-19)        
Thiele enjoyed a strong finish to 2018-19, posting Nebraska’s No. 3 finish at the Big Ten Championships. She closed the rain-shortened tournament with a two-round total of 154 (79-75) in a tie for 61st.

Thiele struggled with injuries but recorded a 78.27 stroke average over 11 rounds, including eight rounds inside the Husker lineup. She did not compete in Nebraska’s first two fall tournaments, but made the lineup at the Ron Moore Intercollegiate in Highlands Ranch, Colo. (Oct. 5-7). She tied for 69th with a three-round total of 232 (78-81-73).

Thiele closed the regular season with a tie for 60th at 239 (80-80-79) at the Lady Buckeye Invitational in Columbus, Ohio (April 13-14). She also competed as an individual outside the Husker lineup at the Clover Cup in Mesa, Ariz. (March 15-17). She tied for 57th at 236 (78-79-79).

Freshman (2017-18)    
One of the top young amateur golfers in Nebraska history, Thiele battled a back injury as a freshman in 2017-18.

Thiele competed in 22 rounds throughout the season, including the Big Ten Championships.

Thiele’s injury kept her out of action throughout the summer of 2017. She competed in her first collegiate event at the East & West Match Play Challenge in Madison, Wis. (Sept. 17-19). Playing as an individual outside the Husker lineup, Thiele produced a 36-hole score of 160 (76-84).

She earned her first career lineup spot at Nebraska’s Chip-N Club Invitational (Oct. 1-3). Thiele settled for a three-round score of 243 (78-79-86) in challenging scoring conditions at Wilderness Ridge. 

Thiele added another lineup appearance at the Pinehurst Challenge in North Carolina (Oct. 9-10). She tied for 72nd with a then-career-best 229 (78-73-78), including a career-best 73 in the second round. She earned a third lineup spot at the UNLV Collegiate Showdown (Oct. 22-24) to close the fall.

At UNLV she opened with a 75, but struggled to an 82 in the second round and withdrew from the final round. She closed the fall with a 78.90 stroke average over 10 rounds, with eight of those coming in the Husker lineup.

She opened the spring with a 251 to finish 64th at the Lady Puerto Rico Classic (Feb. 11-13). Thiele managed a 244 (83-75-86) to finish 72nd while playing as an individual outside the lineup at the Clover Cup in Mesa, Ariz. (March 16-18). She played outside the lineup in the final regular-season tournament at the Mountain View Invitational in Tucson (March 23-25). She tied for 37th with a career-best 228 (74-76-78).

She made her final lineup appearance at the 2018 Big Ten Championships at TPC River’s Bend in Maineville, Ohio (April 20-22). She finished 83rd with a 254 (83-88-83) to close the season with an 80.27 stroke average.

High School/Amateur     
One of the best players the state of Nebraska has ever produced, Thiele swept the 2016 Nebraska women’s stroke play and match play titles. The 2015 and 2016 Nebraska Golf Association Girls Amateur of the Year, Thiele became the youngest player (18) in the history of the Nebraska Women’s Stroke Play and Match Play tournaments to sweep the titles in 2016. She defeated 19-time stroke (11) and match-play (8) state champion Susan Marchese for the 2016 match-play crown in Oakland.

Thiele won the Nebraska Women’s Amateur Championship with a nine-over-par 225 over three rounds at Norfolk’s Eldorado Hills Golf Course in June of 2016. She won the state stroke play crown by nine strokes in Norfolk.

In addition to her women’s state titles in 2016, Thiele finished fourth at the Optimist International Junior Championship in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. She fired a four-over-par 292 over four rounds. She also won the Nebraska Junior PGA Championship. Thiele captured back-to-back Nebraska Girls Amateur championships in 2014 and 2015 and was the girls state runner-up in 2016.

Hannah defeated her older sister, Haley, a three-time Nebraska Golf Association Girls Amateur of the Year (2013, 2014, 2015), for the 2015 title by carding a two-over-par 146 over two rounds at Four Winds Golf Course in Kimball. 

Hannah also defeated Haley for the Nebraska Junior PGA Championship on the Huskers’ home course at Wilderness Ridge in Lincoln in July of 2014. Hannah finished with a two-under-par total of 140 at the 2014 Nebraska Junior PGA. Hannah was also a member of Nebraska’s Four State Team alongside Haley in 2014.

Hannah and Haley teamed to help the Bishop Neumann boys’ golf team to a runner-up finish at the Nebraska Class C state team championship when Hannah tied for 11th individually as a sophomore in the spring of 2015. During Hannah’s freshman season in 2014, the sisters helped Bishop Neumann to a third-place finish at the boys’ state tournament. Hannah tied for 18th individually.

As a junior in 2016, Hannah finished 12th at the boys’ state high school tournament. She did not compete in high school boys golf during the spring of 2017 after sustaining a back injury as a senior basketball player at Wahoo Bishop Neumann.

An outstanding all-around athlete, Hannah was one of the top shooters in the state. As a junior in 2016, she knocked down 63 three-pointers and led Bishop Neumann in scoring with nearly 12 points per game on her way to honorable-mention Class C-1 all-state accolades. She also helped Bishop Neumann to a state tournament berth. Her back injury limited her contributions as a senior on the basketball court.

An outside hitter on the volleyball team, she also led Bishop Neumann to the 2015 Nebraska state tournament by registering 236 kills as a junior in 2015 before leading them to a third-place finish at the 2016 state tournament. Thiele had a double-double in the third-place game to help Neumann finish with a 29-4 record.

The daughter of Kevin and Lisa Thiele, Hannah has four sisters Haley, Lindsey, Lauren and Brooke. Hannah was a human development and family science, pre-nursing major with a minor in psychology who earned her bachelor's degree from Nebraska in May of 2021. She claimed a Big Ten Postgraduate Scholarship. A WGCA Scholastic All-American in 2018, she was a three-time Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and Academic All-Big Ten choice. Hannah was an eight-time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll selection and a four-time member of the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team. She earned Nebraska’s Big Ten Sportsmanship Award in both 2018 and 2019.

Thiele's Career Statistics





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2019-20 5 407 81.40 79 240
2020-21 0 0 0.00 0 0