Randy York's N-Sider
Last weekend at San Diego’s Hilton Bayfront Hotel, 10 student-athletes received the most prestigious individual award the NCAA presents at the Honors Celebration following the organization's annual convention. “I’ve been to seven straight NCAA Honors Celebrations, and this one moved me the most, and that’s not just because we had Mary Weatherholt, one of our own, receive that top honor,” said Jamie Williams, Nebraska’s Associate Athletic Director for Leadership, Student-Athlete Recruitment & Diversity Initiatives.
Weatherholt joins the following16 previous Husker recipients of the NCAA’s top student-athlete award: 2008 Sarah Pavan - Volleyball – Biochemistry; 2006 Richelle Simpson - Gymnastics - French and International Studies; 2002 Nancy Metcalf - Volleyball – Advertising; 1998 Grant Wistrom - Football - Biological Sciences; 1996 Aaron Graham - Football - Animal Science; 1995 Rob Zatechka - Football - Biological Sciences; 1994 Trev Alberts - Football - Communication Studies; 1992 Janet Kruse - Volleyball - Biological Sciences; 1991 Pat Tyrance - Football - Biological Sciences; 1991 Patrick Kirksey - Gymnastics – Finance; 1990 Jake Young - Football – Finance; 1990 Virginia Stahr - Volleyball - Elementary Education; 1989 Tom Schlesinger - Gymnastics – Chemistry; 1985 Mark Traynowicz - Football - Civil Engineering; 1983 Dave Rimington - Football – Economics; 1981 Randy Schleusener - Football - Biological Sciences
Huskers First, Stanford Second, Alabama Third
The Top 10 schools in the all-time Top Ten Award category are: 1) Nebraska, 17; 2) Stanford, 15; 3) Alabama, 12; 4-5) UCLA and Georgia, 10 each; 6) Southern Cal, 8; 7-8) Penn State and Brigham Young, 7 each; and 9-10) Florida and Texas, 6 each.