Height: 5'9"
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Seward, Neb.
High School: Seward


Honors & Awards

  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2013; Spring 2014)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2014)
  • No. 28 Point Guard in the Nation (ESPN HoopGurlz, 2012)
  • Second-Team Super-State (Lincoln Journal Star, 2012, 2013)
  • First-Team Class B All-State (2012, 2013)
  • Class B All-State Honorary Captain (2012)
  • Second-Team Class B All-State (2011)
  • Honorable-Mention Class B All-State (2010)
  • Three-Time Class B State Champions (Seward, 2010, 2011, 2012)

Freshman (2013-14)
Hannah Tvrdy (pronounced Tuh-VER-dee) saw significant playing time off the bench as a freshman in 2013-14. The two-time Nebraska first-team all-stater averaged 1.5 points and 0.3 rebounds in 8.0 minutes per game while appearing in 21 contests.

Tvrdy competed in six Big Ten regular-season contests and NU's first two games in the Big Ten Tournament on their way to the conference tournament title. She also played one minute and score two points with two free throws in Nebraska's first-round NCAA Tournament win over Fresno State in Los Angeles on March 22.

It was her final appearance as a Husker, as she chose to transfer to pursue more playing time following the completion of her freshman year at Nebraska.

Tvrdy produced career bests with six points, three rebounds and three assists while knocking down the first two three-pointers of her career in Nebraska's win over Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Nov. 21. She added five points, a rebound and her second career steal in NU's win over Southern on Nov. 24.

She scored four points in Nebraska's win over Alabama on Nov. 11, and knocked down a three-pointer in NU's win over No. 8 Penn State on Feb. 24. She added a traditional three-point play in the Huskers' run past No. 19 Michigan State in the Big Ten Tournament semifinals on March 8 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

Tvrdy committed to Nebraska before her junior season for the Bluejays in 2011-12. Hannah's father, Tom, was the head coach at Seward High School power throughout her high school career, while her mother, Shelly (Block) was a letterwinner for the Huskers (1984-87).

Shelly and Hannah were the first mother-daughter combination in the history of Nebraska women's basketball.

Before Nebraska

Tvrdy earned second-team Nebraska Super-State honors for the second straight season as a senior after averaging 15.6 points, 4.6 rebounds and better than four assists per game for state semifinalist Seward. She was also a first-team Class B all-state choice for the second consecutive year, helping Seward to a 23-5 overall record.

During the course of her senior season, Tvrdy helped Seward stretch its winning streak to 104 consecutive games. Tvrdy was an integral part of Seward's unbeaten state championship seasons in 2010, 2011 and 2012. Tvrdy played her freshman and sophomore seasons alongside current Husker starting forward Emily Cady.

As a junior in 2011-12, Tvrdy was named the honorary captain of the Class B first-team all-state squad after leading Seward to its fourth consecutive Nebraska Class B state championship with its third straight unbeaten season. The second-team Lincoln Journal Star Super-Stater averaged 15.6 points and 5.0 rebounds per game as a junior playing for her father, Tom.

Tvrdy earned second-team Class B all-state honors as a sophomore after averaging 12.7 points and 5.5 rebounds per game in 2010-11. She earned honorable-mention Class B all-state accolades as a freshman starter in 2009-10.

Tvrdy, who was rated by ESPN as the No. 28 point guard in the nation in the class of 2013, was a teammate of Husker forward Emily Cady and former Husker guard Sadie Murren on the Cornhusker Shooting Stars club team. Hannah's father Tom was also an assistant coach for the Shooting Stars.

An outstanding all-around athlete, Tvrdy earned four letters in track and field. She also lettered once in cross country. On the track, she competed in the 400 and 800 meters, while also running legs on three relays for the Bluejays, including the anchor leg of the 2011 Class B state champion 4x800 relay that set the Class B state and meet record (9:29.02). Tvrdy and Seward defended their title in the 3,200-meter relay in 2012, winning the all-class gold along the way.

The daughter of Tom and Shelly Tvrdy, Hannah was born Sept. 26, 1994, in Gothenburg, Neb. She has an older brother, Titus, and a younger brother, Carson. Hannah did not declare a major at Nebraska, but she did earn spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in both the fall and spring semesters of 2013-14. She was also a member of the inaugural Tom Osborne Citizenship Team. She was an honor roll student all four years at Seward and a member of the National Honor Society in both 2011-12 and 2012-13.

Hannah's mother, Shelly (Block) was a four-year letterwinner for the Huskers from 1984 to 1987. A 5-9 forward/guard from Gothenburg, Neb., Shelly played in 109 career games with 44 starts at Nebraska. She had 345 points, 374 rebounds and 131 career assists. 

Five Facts About Hannah

  1. Hannah loves to water ski.
  2. Her normal routine in the morning includes an instant check on Twitter.
  3. Hannah has a fear of birds, although she played her high school basketball for the Seward Bluejays.
  4. She is obsessed with shoe shopping.
  5. Hannah's favorite food is chocolate ice cream.

Tvrdy's Career Statistics
















2013-14 21-0 8-42 .190 3-22 .136 13-22 .591 7-0.3 8-0 10 15 0 6 32-1.5
















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