Year: Sophomore
City/State: Papenburg, Germany
High School: Gymnasium
Experience: High School


2008-09: Senior
Jana (pronounced YAW-nuh) Albers followed up a great freshman season with another phenomenal year in her sophomore campaign. She was part of the top duo for the Huskers, playing exclusively in the No.1 doubles spot for all 22 spring matches, pairing with freshman Madeleine Geibert for 19 of them. Albers and Geibert posted a team-best record of 13-6 in the spring and held their own during Big 12 play, going 4-5 against conference foes. Albers also picked up a win with Junior Wiveca Swarting, bringing her total to 14 doubles wins on the season.

Albers contributed in singles, as well, holding down the middle of the lineup for most of the year. She posted winnings records at each position she played, going 7-6, 8-1 and 1-0 at the No. 3, 4 and 5 spots, respectively. Her 16 singles wins tied her with Swarting for second on the team, and her 30 combined wins were good enough for fourth on the squad.  

2007-08: Freshman
Albers had one of the most successful freshman seasons in NU history in 2007-08. The Papenburg, Germany, native won 18 matches during the spring season, good for second on the team. Her seven Big 12 wins were also second on th team. Albers played the majority of the season at the No. 3 singles position, where she posted a 14-4 record, while also going 4-0 at the No. 2 spot.

Albers began the season with 10 consecutive victories, including a 6-0, 6-0 sweep of Central Oklahoma's Audrey Donovan. After struggling during the beginning of Big 12 play, Albers finished the season strong with five consecutive straight-set victories, all over Big 12 opponents.

Albers found even more success on the doubles court with fellow Papenburg native Imke Reimers. The duo played all but one match during the spring season at No. 1 doubles, where they compiled a 16-5 record, including an 8-3 Big 12 record. The mark was tops in the Big 12 at the No. 1 spot, making them the Big 12 champions at the top tandem slot. The duo won 11 straight matches to start the season. 

The duo consistently ranked in the ITA doubles rankings throughout the season and, on March 8, upset the No. 2-ranked doubles team in the country in Baylor's Lenka Broosova and Zuzana Zemenova. It was the highest-ranked doubles team a Nebraska duo had ever defeated. Albers and Reimers were named to the All-Big 12 Doubles team as a result of their success.

Before Nebraska
Albers graduated from Gymnasium High School in Papenburg, Germany, the same high school that produced former Husker Imke Reimers.

Jana is the daughter of Ludgev Albers and Doris Droege-Albers and was born on Jan. 13, 1988, in Friesoythe, Germany. Jana has one brother, Pascal, 21. She has not declared a major at Nebraska.


Year Spring
Big 12 
2007-08 18-4 7-4 0-1 18-5 
2008-09 16-7 5-6 0-3 16-10
Totals 34-11 12-10 0-4  34-15


Year Spring
Big 12 
2007-08 16-5 8-3 2-1 18-6 
2008-09 14-8 4-7 0-2 14-10
Totals 30-13 12-10 2-3 32-16
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