Honors & Awards
- Nebraska Spirit of Excellence Award (2013-14)
- Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award (2014)
- Nebraska Heart & Soul Award (2015)
- Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2014, 2015)
- Three-Time Academic All-Big Ten (2013, 2014, 2015)
- Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2011, 2012, 2014; Spring 2014, 2015)
- NCAS Male PlayMaker of the Month (Jan. 2015)
A leader in the classroom and in the community, Ian Ousley (pronounced OW-slee) wrestled in one open tournament during the 2014-15 campaign. He went 2-2, with one of his wins coming by fall, at the Hastings Cusatis Open. In Jan. 2015, Ousley received the coveted NCAS Male PlayMaker of the Month Award.
Ousley appeared in three open tournaments at 165 pounds and compiled a 2-5 record, with both of his wins coming by fall. At the postseason banquet, Ousley was named Nebraska’s Spirit of Excellence Award winner.
2012-13 (Redshirt Freshman)
Ousley wrestled in five open tournaments at 157 pounds, compiling a 10-9 record. He earned three pins and one major decision on the season. Ousley garnered Academic All-Big Ten honors following the season.
Ousley wrestled in eight open tournaments at 157 pounds, compiling a 7-17 record. His best finish came with a sixth-place showing at the Quality Inn Open. Ousley went 3-3, earning his only pin of the season while also recording a technical fall over Dickinson State’s Jason Armitage.
In the classroom, Ousley earned a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll during the fall semester.
Ousley was a four-year letterwinner at Saginaw Heritage High School, where he helped his team to three consecutive Division 1 District Championships. As a senior, Ousley was a third-place finisher in his district and finished the year with a 44-12 record. Ousley was dominant in his final season, pinning 33 of his opponents and recording three technical falls. Ousley was a four-time team captain and was also a 2010 AAU Scholastic Duals All-American after helping his team to an 18th-place finish at the national tournament.
The son of Todd and Ann Ousley, Ian was born on Dec. 2, 1992, in Austin, Texas. He has two brothers, Dae and Josh. Ian is majoring in nutrition, exercise and health sciences at Nebraska and has garnered Academic All-Big Ten honors three times. In Jan. 2015, Ousley was named NCAS Male PlayMaker of the Month for his academic achievements and community service. He is a five-time member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll and was named to the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team, while also earning a Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award in 2014 and a Heart and Soul Award in 2015.