Honors & Awards

  • Outstanding Scholar Award (2023)
  • ITA Scholar-Athlete (2021)
  • Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2021, 2022)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2021, 2022)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022; Spring 2020, 2021, 2022)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2020, 2021, 2022)
  • Ranked as high as No. 50 by tennisrecruiting.net
  • USTA Missouri Valley Sweet 16 singles and doubles champion
  • Four-time Kansas 6A high school state team champion
  • Kansas 6A singles champion (2016, 2018)
  • 30-1 high school record in 2016
  • High School All-American (2017, 18, 19)
  • All-State basketball (2017, 18, 19)

2021-22: Sophomore 
Sophomore Chloe Kuckelman continued her success in the 2021-212 season. Kuckelman posted a 14-7 overall record in singles play and her total singles victories ranks third on the team. She went 4-0 from the No. 5 spot in the lineup. In doubles action, Kuckelman became one of six Huskers with double digit wins, posting a 16-10 record and partnering with Isabel Adrover Gallego and Ellie Kuckelman at the No. 2 and No. 3 positions.  
Off the court, Kuckelman earned Academic All-Big Ten honors for the second straight season. She was also named to the 2022 Tom Osborne Citizenship Team.  

2020-21: Sophomore
Coming off a dominant inaugural season, sophomore Kuckelman continued her success in the 2020-21 season. Kuckelman posted a 15-2 overall record in singles play and her total singles victories ranks second on the team. She went 2-0 from the No. 4 spot in the lineup and had an impressive mark of 11-2 at the No. 5 position. In doubles action, Kuckelman become one of four Huskers with double digit wins, posting a 12-5 record and partnering with Hayley Haakenstad and Vivien Sandberg at the No. 2 and No. 3 positions.

Off the court, Kuckelman was a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and an Academic All-Big Ten selection. She was also named to the 2021 Tom Osborne Citizenship Team.

2019-20: Freshman (Year of Eligibility Restored Due to COVID-19 Pandemic)
Kuckelman won a team-best 27 combined matches during an impressive freshman season that was cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In singles action, Kuckelman went 13-7 overall, tying Kristina Novak for the team lead with 13 wins. Kuckelman also tied for the team high in victories during the spring season, posting a 9-5 record while competing out of the No. 2 (1-0) No. 3 (4-2) and No. 4 (4-3) spots in the lineup. In doubles play, Kuckelman's 14 overall wins were the most on the team, while her 10 wins during the spring season tied for the team high. Chloe teamed up with her twin sister Ellie to post an 11-4 overall record, including an 8-3 mark in the spring, leading Nebraska in doubles victories. Chloe also paired up with three other teammates for doubles play, posting a 3-1 record in those four matches.

Kuckelman began her career with an impressive fall. In addition to a singles victory at the 2019 ITA Central Regionals, she posted an outstanding performance at the Dick Vitale Clay Court Classic. Chloe advanced to the round of 16 in the singles bracket and teamed up with her twin sister Ellie to advance to the championship match. The freshmen twins earned wins over teams from Michigan, Appalachian State and Oklahoma State before falling to Florida in the championship match. 

During the spring, Kuckelman competed in a team-high 14 singles matches while tying for the team lead with her nine victories. She defeated Jayden Nielsen of Sacaramento State in her first match of the spring season in her only time competing out of the No. 2 spot in the singles lineup. Kuckelman won her first four singles matches of the spring and then posted victories in four of her final five matches, including a victory in her Big Ten debut against Rutgers' Kat Muzik. The Kuckelman twins also posted a doubles victory in Nebraska's win at Rutgers. Together, the Kuckelman duo went 8-3 in doubles play during the spring. Including the Rutgers win, the twins won their final six doubles matches of the season.

Before Nebraska
Playing for Blue Valley North High School in Overland Park, Kan., Chloe won two 6A Singles Championships, most recently defeating her sister, Ellie, in the singles championship during their senior season. Outside of high school, Chloe achieved a 31-16 overall record playing club tennis for Kansas City United.   

Chloe is the daughter of Craig and Mickie Kuckelman. Chloe has a twin sister, Ellie who was also a member of the Nebraska women's tennis team, as well as an older sister, Brooke. Chloe was born and raised in Overland Park, Kan., and played basketball and tennis at Blue Valley North High School. A graphic design major, she earned her bachelor's degree from Nebraska in May of 2023. She was a two-time Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and a two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree. She was a seven-time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll selection and a three-time member of the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team.

Why Chloe Chose Nebraska 
"The atmosphere and community at Nebraska is truly remarkable. Everyone is very supportive of Nebraska athletics and treated exceptionally well. I immediately fell in love with the coaching staff and the girls on the team, they expressed genuine interest in me and made me feel welcome. I knew right away that Nebraska was the school for me and I'm honored to represent this school as a tennis player."


Year Spring Big Ten Fall Total
2019-20 9-5 1-0 4-2 13-7
2020-21 15-2 14-2 0-0 15-2
2021-22 10-6 4-3 4-1 14-7
Totals 34-13 19-5 8-3 42-16


Year Spring Big Ten Fall Total
2019-20 10-3 1-0 4-2 14-5
2020-21 12-5 11-5 0-0 12-5
2021-22 35-13 17-11 7-4 42-20
Totals 22-5 12-5 4-2 26-10