Year: Senior
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb.
High School: Lincoln Pius X
Major: English Education/Journalism


Honors & Awards

  • NTCA All-American (Honorable Mention: 2017)
  • NTCA All-Academic Team (2016, 2017)
  • Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2017, 2018)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2017, 2018)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2015, 2016, 2017; Spring 2016, 2017, 2018)
  • Big Ten Sportsmanship Award (2017)
  • Sam Foltz Hero 27 Leadership Award (2018)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2016, 2017, 2018)

2016-17 (Sophomore)
Following a strong freshman season, Meghan Straub, the daughter of Nebraska head coach Bill and former Husker All-American Kim Straub, took the next step for the Huskers as a sophomore, earning honorable-mention All-America honors in 2016-17.

Straub posted her best average of the year at Nebraska's own Big Red Invitational, as she fired a career-high 224 to finish seventh and help the Huskers to a second-place team finish. She finished second overall at the Mid-Winter Invitational with an average of 210 to help the Huskers win the team title. She led the Huskers to a third-place finish at the Warhawk Invitational with an average of 209.6, as she finished 15th individually.

In all, Straub scored above a 200 average in six of NU's 10 tournaments as a sophomore. She posted scores of 201.6 and 201.2 at the SFA Stormin' Ladyjack Invitational and the Crusader Classic, respectively, in back-to-back weeks to help the Huskers to a second-place finish and a team title. Straub also finished third overall with an average of 200 at the Central Missouri Mid-America Invitational to help the Huskers to a first-place finish.

Straub continued her strong work in the classroom and the community, as she was named to the NTCA All-Academic Team for the second year. She also captured her first Academic All-Big Ten honor and was a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar, while winning a Big Ten Sportsmanship Award in 2017. Straub was also named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in both semesters of 2016-17 and she earned a spot on the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team in 2017.

2015-16 (Freshman)
Straub emerged as a solid contributor for NU as a freshman. She saw action in eight of Nebraska's 10 events in 2015-16 and posted an average of 193.7 for the season.

Straub earned her first career top-10 finish at the Warhawk Invitational, placing sixth overall with a 213.2 average to help the Huskers to the team title.

At the NCAA Championship, Straub saw action off the bench in the bracket rounds, helping Nebraska earn a second-place finish.

Straub got off to a strong start academically, as she earned NTCA All-Academic Team honors. The Lincoln native was named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in both the fall and spring semesters and the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team in 2016.

Before Nebraska
Straub ended her career at Lincoln Pius X High School as a two-time state champion for Coach Rod Machacek. She earned all-state and all-conference honors all four years of her high school career, being named conference MVP in 2015. She was a state champion in 2012 and 2015, while finishing as a state runner-up in 2013. Straub bowled a high game of 280 and a high series of 735. She was also a highly rated volleyball recruit, earning two letters in high school, before an injury ended her volleyball career. She also lettered in track as a triple jumper. Straub was a three-year member of the National Honor Society, and was a four-year member of the gold honor roll.

The daughter of Bill and Kim Straub, Meghan was born on Aug. 19, 1997. Meghan is double majoring in English education and journalism at Nebraska, earning NTCA All-Academic Team honors in 2016 and 2017. She was a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and Academic All-Big Ten selection in both 2017 and 2018. She is a six-time member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll. In 2017, Straub was Nebraska's recipient of the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award. She is a three-time member of the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team.

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