Honors and Awards

  • Academic All-Big Ten (2015, 2016, 2017) 
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2013, 2015; Spring 2014, 2015, 2017)
  • Nebraska Herman Team GPA Award (2014)
  • Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award (2016)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2015, 2016, 2017)

2016-17: Senior 

Mary Hanna had an outstanding senior season, earning a career-best 17 singles wins during the season wit the Huskers. She also added five Big Ten victories on the season, She earned six wins out of the No. 4 position for the Huskers, and three wins each out of No. 3, No. 5 and No. 6. 

In doubles play, Hanna had a team second-best 20 victories on the year, with an overall record of 20-12 this season. Hanna earned 12 victories at No.1 for the Huskers this season, earning 10 of those with teammate Paula Del Cueto Castillo, and the other two with fellow senior Lisa Andersson and Vasanti Shinde. Hanna also went 4-4 in conference play with Del Cueto Castillo. 

Off the court, Hanna was named Academic All-Big Ten and Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll. She graduated in the spring of 2017 with a bachelor's degree in advertising and public relations. 

2015-16: Junior
Mary Hanna has continued to make a substantial impact on the Husker lineup as a junior in 2016. During the spring season, Hanna produced a 9-11 mark playing at the No. 1, 2 and 3 singles spots. She battled to a 1-8 mark against Big Ten foes. Hanna played a majority of her singles matches at the No. 2 position, amassing a 7-10 mark. She was 2-0 at No. 3, and 0-1 at the No. 1 singles spot.

A standout on the doubles court, Hanna notched an impressive 18-4 record in the spring, including a 6-4 mark in Big Ten action. Hanna teamed up with Vasanti Shinde to go 17-4 in doubles play, while adding a win in her only match alongside Lisa Andersson.

A standout in the classroom and community, Hanna earned academic All-Big Ten honors for the second time in 2016. She claimed a prestigious Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award in 2016, and was a member of the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team for the second consecutive year.

2014-15: Sophomore
Hanna continued in her role as one of the anchors in a young Husker lineup. She filled the No. 3 singles spot for NU's lineup and earned an 8-13 mark, going 3-7 in Big Ten play. She paired up Izabella Zgierska for the majority of the spring season to tally a strong 14-7 record, going 4-7 against Big Ten opponents.

At the No. 3 spot, Hanna rode a four-match hot streak between Feb. 13 and Feb. 22, earning wins over Colorado State, Missouri, Wyoming and Illinois State. Hanna and Zgierska drove NU's doubles success with their impressive performance at the No. 1 spot. With seven straight victories to begin the duo's spring campaign, the pair produced 14 wins, including four against tough Big Ten opponents.

Hanna continued her success off the court by earning a spot on the Tom Osborne Citizenship team, which awards student-athletes who have participated in six or more outreach events while being in both good academic and athletic standing. 

2013-14: Freshman
Hanna broke into the Husker roster as a regular No. 3 and 4 in singles and No. 1 in doubles, partnering captain Maggy Lehmicke the whole season. She finished with a 10-21 overall singles record, with a 7-18 spring mark and going 2-9 in the Big Ten. In doubles, with Lehmicke, Hanna earned a 10-8 spring record and tallied a 2-4 in Big Ten play. The pair had a seven-match winning streak from January 31 through March 9. 

Off the court, Hanna earned spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall and spring semesters of 2013-14 to help the Huskers earn their fourth straight Herman Award for the highest team cumulative GPA out of all Nebraka women's sports. 

Before Nebraska
Hanna achieved a ranking of No. 5 in the Midwest as well as being the No. 6 overall recruit from the Midwest. Hanna was victorious in doubles at the Midwest Open in 2012 and contended as a finalist at the Midwest Closed Invitational in 2011. Hanna boasted first-team All-Michigan honors for multiple years during her high school tennis career.

The daughter of Mark Hanna, Mary was born on Nov. 8, 1995, in Saline, Mich. She has one brother, Andrew, 21.  Hanna is an advertising and public relations major and earned her bachelor's degree from Nebraska in May of 2017. She claimed academic All-Big Ten honors in 2015, 2016 and 2017. She is a five-time member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll. She earned a prestigious Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award in 2016 and was a member of the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team in 2015, 2016 and 2017.

Hanna has a pet parrot, spends time at her lake house and travels when not training for tennis. Her favorite food is pasta and she loves to play recreational volleyball.

Why Hanna Chose Nebraska
“I was so impressed with the campus and immediately felt right at home.”


Year Spring Big Ten  Fall Total
2013-14 7-18 2-9 3-3 10-21
2014-15 8-13 3-7 6-5 14-18
2015-16 9-11 1-8 2-3 11-14
2016-17 15-6 5-3 2-6 17-12
Totals 39-48 11-27 13-17 52-65


Year Spring Big Ten  Fall Total
2013-14 10-8 2-4 4-5 14-13
2014-15 14-7 4-7 5-5 19-12
2015-16 17-4 6-4 4-3 21-7
2016-17 13-8 4-4 7-4 20-12
Totals 54-27 16-15 20-17 74-44