Year: Senior
City/State: Tespe, Germany
Experience: High School


Honors & Awards

  • No. 1 Season Doubles Individual Wins (29, 2013)
  • No. 1 Season Doubles Team Wins (28, 2013 partner Stefanie Weinstein)
  • No. 4 Career Doubles Individual Wins (77, 2009-13)
  • Big Ten Women's Tennis Athlete of the Week (Sept. 14, 2011)
  • ITA Scholar-Athlete (2012)
  • Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2012, 2013)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2012, 2013)
  • First-Team Academic All-Big 12 (2011)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2011, 2012; Spring 2012, 2013)
  • Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll (2010; Spring 2010, 2011)
  • Nebraska Herman Award (2012, 2013)

2012-13: Senior
Janine Weinreich was an outstanding contributor on and off the court during her Nebraska career, helping the Huskers to the NCAA Sweet 16 as a senior in 2013. A native of Tespe, Germany, Weinreich paired with fellow German Stefanie Weinstein at No. 2 doubles. The talented and versatile Weinreich also helped the Huskers to the Big Ten Conference regular-season title.

Weinreich went 29-6 in doubles, including 28-2 during the spring and 27-2 alongside fellow senior Weinstein. The pair played out of the No. 2 position, including an 11-0 Big Ten record. They dropped two ranked opponents in then-No. 41 Caitlyn Williams and Joanna Henderson of Tennessee and No. 45 Ronit Yurovsky and Sarah Lee of Michigan.

Weinreich and Weinstein produced 28 doubles victories together over 2012-13, putting them in a tie for No. 1 on Nebraska's season doubles wins list. Weinreich's 29 doubles wins as a senior were also tied for first in the Husker record books, while she closed her career fourth on Nebraska's doubles wins list with 77.

Weinreich held a 16-15 singles record with a 12-11 mark from the spring and splitting at 4-4 in Big Ten matches. She moved positions frequently switching between No. 3, 4 and 5 singles. She was 1-0 at No. 3, 5-6 at No. 4, and 5-4 at No. 5.

Talented off the court as well, Weinreich was a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and captured academic All-Big Ten honors in 2012 and 2013, before graduating in May of 2013 as an international business management and marketing major. She also helped the Huskers to their second consecutive Herman Award, which is presented annually to the Nebraska team with the top GPA.

2011-12: Junior 
Weinreich produced a breakout season as a junior, climbing to No. 109 in the ITA singles rankings near the end of the season before slipping outside of the final top 125. She finished the year with a 24-6 record. One of five Germans on the 2011-12 Husker roster, Weinreich finished with a 20-5 record on the spring, including a glossy 9-1 mark in Big Ten action.

Weinreich was 5-0 at the No. 4 spot and 2-0 at No. 6 in 2011-12, while doing most of her work out of the No. 5 position in the Husker lineup. She was 13-5 at No. 5, including 9-1 in the Big Ten. She was also well ahead of Ohio State's Kelsey Dieters, 7-6, 5-2, when Nebraska's team victory was halted by inclement weather. Weinreich carried a four-match winning streak with her to the Big Ten Tournament.

She was nearly as impressive in doubles action, where she compiled a 20-8 overall record on the year, including an 19-6 spring mark. She went 7-4 in the Big Ten. Weinreich demonstrated her versatility and team-first attitude by pairing with five different doubles partners on the year.

Weinreich ended her junior year by teaming with freshman Izabella Zgierska to go 7-3 at the No. 3 doubles spot over the final 11 matches of the year (match was not completed against Purdue at Big Ten Tournament). The emergence of Weinreich and Zgierska helped solidify NU's doubles lineup late in the year.

In addition to her 7-3 mark with Zgierska, Weinreich went 3-0 at No. 2 with Weinstein early in the spring, while adding a 1-0 mark with Patricia Veresova in the No. 2 slot. She added an 8-3 record, including a 1-2 Big Ten mark with Jennifer Holmberg. The tandem was 3-0 at No. 2 and 5-3 at No. 3. Weinreich also went 1-2 during the fall campaign while paired with Maike Zeppernick. Overall, Weinreich went 7-0 at No. 2 doubles and 12-6 at No. 3 doubles during the spring.

Prior to 2011-12, Weinreich owned a 29-25 career singles record and a 29-23 career doubles mark.

Also a standout in the classroom, Weinreich was one of seven Huskers to earn academic All-Big Ten honors in 2012.

2010-11: Sophomore
Weinreich was a regular in the Nebraska lineup, playing primarily out of the No. 4 position. She finished 2010-11 with an 8-11 mark at that spot and a 12-14 record overall. In addition, she was one of NU's most consistent competitors in doubles action. She took the court with partner Patricia Veresova for much of the spring season, where they saw action at the No. 2 position. She and Veresova held a 10-5 record together and picked up key wins against Oklahoma State and Kansas State. 

Weinreich was one of six Huskers named to the academic All-Big 12 first team. She also earned spots on the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll in both the fall and spring semesters.

2009-10: Freshman
Weinreich produced an excellent first season at Nebraska, compiling a 13-8 singles record during the spring. She saw action in the No. 5 and 6 positions and was a strong competitor all year for NU.

Weinreich paired with Wiveca Swarting in doubles, and the duo became a mainstay for Nebraska at the No. 2 position. Their record of 10-8 included an impressive 7-3 mark in Big 12 action.

Weinreich was named to the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll in the spring semester.

Before Nebraska
Weinreich was ranked as high as No. 5 in the junior division and No. 94 in the women's division in Germany. She also achieved a rank of No. 29 in the U18 division before coming to Nebraska. Weinreich won multiple titles at the Lower Saxony championship in the U12 and U16 divisions. She was the second top-100 German player to commit to the Huskers in her class, joining Stefanie Weinstein. 

Janine was born Jan. 14, 1990, in Geesthact, Germany. She is the daughter of Dirk and Sabine Weinreich, and has a sister, Jennifer. Janine majored in international business management and marketing and earned her bachelor's degree from Nebraska in May of 2013. A Big Ten Distinguished Scholar in both 2012 and 2013, she also claimed academic All-Big Ten honors in both seasons. She also earned spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall and spring semesters of 2011-12 and 2012-13. She captured academic All-Big 12 accolades in 2011 and was a three-time member of the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.


Year Spring Conference  Fall Total
2009-10 13-8 7-4 -- 13-8
2010-11 12-14 4-7 -- 15-16
2011-12 20-5 9-1 4-1 24-6
2012-13 12-11 4-4 4-4 16-15
Totals 57-38 24-16 8-5 68-45


Year Spring Conference  Fall Total
2009-10 13-8 7-3 -- 13-8
2010-11 15-10 5-4 0-4 15-14
2011-12 19-6 7-4 1-2 20-8
2012-13 28-2 11-0 1-4 29-6
Totals 75-26 30-11 2-10 77-36
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