The University of Nebraska recognizes one student-athlete and one community leader each year with the Dr. Barbara Hibner Memorial Scholarship and Dr. Barbara Hibner Trailblazer Award. On this page you can find out more information about the award, past recipients, and the life of the remarkable woman whose name adorns both of these awards.
The Dr. Barbara Hibner Memorial Scholarship is presented each year to the student-athlete that has demonstrated a high level of athletic and academic achievement, community involvement, integrity and a passion for promoting women's athletics at Nebraska.
The scholarship was established July 18, 2007, with signatures from Barbara's sister Lynda Racer and the University of Nebraska Foundation. Any parties wishing to donate to this fund may do so by contacting the University of Nebraska Foundation.
The Trailblazer Award, re-named the Dr. Barbara Hibner Trailblazer Award in 2007, is presented to an individual; family, or business, "in recognition of outstanding support and generous contributions to Nebraska women's athletics."
To read more about some of the past recipients click on their names in the following list.
Dick Herman presented with the Dr. Barbara Hibner Trailblazer Award at the 2011 Nebraska Student-Athlete Academic Banquet. Mr. Herman was recognized for his outstanding public due to a generous donation made by Herman and his late brother, Dale, whose shared vision was a special event to annually celebrate Nebraska's student-athletes' accomplishments in the classroom. The banquet, now in its 21st year, honors the academic achievements of Nebraska's student-athletes, recognizing more than 200 student-athletes each year with special academic medallions. The Herman Team GPA Award is also presented at the banquet, honoring the team with the highest cumulative grade-point average.
2014 - Sid and Hazel Dillon
2015 - Bill and Ruth Scott
2016 - Latimers
2017 - Marian Anderson