Honors & Awards
• One Letter (2017)
• Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Spring 2016)
• Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2016)
2017: Ben Klenke (pronounced KLAYN-key) made 11 appearances, including three starts in right field • Batted .077 (1-for-13) • First career hit came against Omaha on April 25 • Made Husker debut in the season opener against UC Riverside on Feb. 17.
2016: Klenke redshirted his first season at Nebraska.
Before Nebraska: Klenke joined the Huskers from Seward High School in Nebraska, where he helped the Bluejays earn the No. 4 seed at the 2015 Class B state tournament after the Bluejays were the No. 6 seed in 2014 • Was named first-team Super State by the Lincoln Journal Star in 2015 after hitting .455 with eight doubles, six home runs, 22 runs scored and 26 RBIs • Was 4-2 on the mound with a 1.52 ERA • Hit .431 during his career with nine home runs and 67 RBIs • Well-rounded athlete who excelled in football and basketball as well • Played in the 2015 Shrine Bowl, an all-star game for the state’s top senior football players • Left Seward as the school’s all-time scoring leader in basketball.
Personal: Born on Dec. 7, 1996 • Parents are Timothy and Kelly Klenke • Majoring in business administration management.