Honors and Awards
First-Team Academic All-Big 12 Conference (2000, 2001)
Big 12 Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll (Fall 1999, Spring 2000, Fall 2000, Spring 2001, Fall 2001, Spring 2002)
Paige Phillips played in all 25 games of the 2002 NU season, starting 12 of those contests. She added six shots on goal and one assist versus Belmont on Sept. 6. She was awarded the Citizenship Award for the 2002 Husker Player Awards.
Phillips saw action in every contest for Nebraska in 2001, and all seven of her points came in the seven games in which she started.
Phillips made her first career start against Northern Iowa on Sept. 21, recording an assist in Nebraska's 3-1 win. She started her second game against Texas Tech on Oct. 28, posting the first multiple-goal game of her career in NU's 8-1 win. Against Iowa State on Nov. 2, Phillips made her third start, recording the game-winning assist. She started both games in the Big 12 Tournament, recording an assist in a 5-1 win over Baylor.
Her first goal of the season came when she headed in the rebound of a Meghan Anderson shot in the first half against the Red Raiders. Phillips' second scoring shot of the season came just minutes into the second half, following a free kick.
In 23 games for the Huskers, Phillips notched seven points on one goal and five assists. Phillips' first career goal came on a pass from Kori Saunders at 76:38 against then-ninth-ranked Texas A&M in the Big 12 Tournament championship game.
Phillips recorded her first career point with an assist against Arkansas-Little Rock on Aug. 27. She also posted assists against Florida (Sept. 8), then-No. 20 Connecticut (Sept. 17), Baylor (Sept. 22) and then-No. 24 Missouri (Sept. 29).
Four of her five assists came in the month of September, while four of her seven points came against ranked teams.
In 2000, Phillips was honored as a first-team academic All-Big 12 member, as well as being named to the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
Phillips redshirted in 1999, while recovering from a torn ACL. She did appear in three games (Oral Roberts, Kentucky and Tulsa) early in the season, attempting two shots with one shot on goal. An outstanding student, Phillips claimed a spot on the Big 12 Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll.
Phillips earned Gatorade Circle of Champions Nebraska Player-of-the-Year honors in 1999 and was a two-time all-stater, in 1997 and 1998, for Coach Michelle Hallett at Millard North. Phillips led Millard North to a state title in 1997 and a state runner-up finish in 1998, while also earning first-team All-Metro honors both years.
Phillips sat out most of her senior season with a torn left ACL that she injured on March 26 in the fourth minute of Millard North's second game. In her only game for the Mustangs, she scored five points on two goals and an assist. She had surgery on April 9.
Phillips also earned three letters in basketball and ran cross country for one year. Academically, she was a member of the National Honor Society and ranked in the top 10 percent of her class.
Phillips played for Coach Doug Trenerry and the Gladiator Aida soccer club. Phillips helped lead Gladiator Aida to five consecutive State Cup titles and a trip to the regional semifinals in 1997.
She also played for the Region II Olympic Development Program in 1995 and 1996.
Paige is the daughter of Rick and Pam Phillips of Omaha. Paige has two brothers, Mark, 30, and Matt, 24, and one sister, Megan, 26. Paige is a textiles clothing and design major and carries a 3.448 GPA. She was born Oct. 15, 1980, in Omaha, Neb.