Grace

Mitchell

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Guard/Forward
Height: 6'2"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Wellington, Kan.
High School: Wellington
Major: Nutrition & Health Sciences

Bio

Honors & Awards

  • Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2018)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2018)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2016, 2017; Spring 2017, 2018)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2017, 2018)
  • No. 51 Wing in the Nation (ESPN, 2015)
  • Kansas Player of the Year (USA Today High School Sports, 2016)
  • Kansas Class 4A Player of the Year (2016)
  • Kansas Class 4A All-State (First Team, KBCA, 2016)
  • Kansas Class 6A All-State (Second Team, KBCA, Wichita Eagle, 2015)
  • Kansas Class 6A All-State (Honorable Mention, KBCA, 2014)
  • Ark Valley-Chisholm Trail League MVP (2016)
  • All-Ark Valley-Chisholm Trail League (First Team, 2015, 2016)
  • All-Ark Valley-Chisholm Trail League (Second Team, 2014)

Outlook (2018-19)
A strong, hard-working post player who has given the Huskers solid depth inside throughout her career, Grace Mitchell returns for her third season at Nebraska. The 6-2 junior forward from Wellington, Kan., has played in 58 games the past two seasons and gives Nebraska an explosive, powerful athlete in the paint.

Also one of Nebraska's top performers academically and in the community, Mitchell was a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar in 2018.

"Grace remains one of our most explosive athletes and has been showing a lot of confidence this offseason," Nebraska Coach Amy Williams said. "She could be a valuable part in establishing ourselves as a better defensive and rebounding team."

Sophomore (2017-18)
Mitchell was a regular contributor off the bench for the Huskers in 2017-18. She appeared in 29 games with two starts while averaging 2.0 points and 1.7 rebounds. Mitchell produced the best effort of her career with 10 points in a win over UMKC (Nov. 14).

She added nine points and five rebounds in 16 minutes off the bench in a win at San Jose State (Dec. 17). She had four points and a career-high six rebounds to help the Huskers notch a win over Arkansas (Nov. 16).

She added the first start of her career in place of an injured Maddie Simon against Creighton (Nov. 19). Mitchell managed seven points and five rebounds in 20 minutes against the Jays. Mitchell made her second career start again in place of Simon in a win over Coastal Carolina (Nov. 24). 

Mitchell continued to contribute in Big Ten play with four points in a win at Illinois (Jan. 10), four more against No. 23 Michigan (Jan. 13) and four points in just five minutes in a win over Purdue (Jan. 24). Her four points against the Boilermakers came on back-to-back baskets to close the first quarter to give Nebraska a 12-11 lead at the end of the period.

Mitchell had four points and four rebounds in a win over Arkansas Pine Bluff (Dec. 2). She closed her season by pulling down one rebound in six minutes of action off the bench against Arizona State (March 17) in the 2018 NCAA Tournament in Austin, Texas.

Freshman (2016-17)
Mitchell brought a long-range shooting threat and a big frame to the Huskers in 2016-17. She focused on power forward as a freshman, averaging 1.8 points and 1.7 rebounds in 10.7 minutes per game. Mitchell hit 41.2 percent (21-51) of her shots from the field, including 40 percent (4-10) of her threes. She also knocked down 5-of-8 free throws.

She produced a season-high seven-point effort against Drake (Dec. 6), when she hit her first career three-pointer and added her first career steals. She scored five points to spark a 15-5 surge for the Big Red against the Bulldogs to help send the Huskers to halftime with a 33-32 lead. Mitchell added five points on a perfect shooting night, including a three-pointer against No. 1 UConn (Dec. 21). She added three rebounds against the Huskies.

She contributed five points, including a three-pointer, against No. 3 Maryland (Jan. 4), She added two rebounds, a block and a steal. She scored four points against Washington State (Nov. 25) at the South Point Shootout. She notched a season-high four rebounds against California (Dec. 4), and added four points against No. 25 Michigan (Feb. 23). Mitchell managed two points and two rebounds in Nebraska’s wins over Colorado State (Nov. 17) and UTRGV (Nov. 12). She added a block against No. 25 Missouri (Nov. 14).

Mitchell closed the season with two points and two rebounds in 10 minutes of action against Illinois (March 1) at the Big Ten Tournament in Indianapolis.

Off the court, Mitchell earned spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall and spring semesters. She was also a member of the 2017 Tom Osborne Citizenship Team.

Before Nebraska
Mitchell was the No. 51 wing in the nation as a high school senior, according to ESPN. As a senior at Wellington High School, Mitchell set a single-season scoring record with 533 points on her way to Kansas Class 4A Player-of-the-Year honors.

She averaged 21.7 points, 7.4 rebounds and 2.7 blocks in her only season at Wellington. She helped the Lady Crusaders to a 24-1 record and a third-place finish at the Class 4A state tournament.  A first-team All-Kansas pick, she was the MVP of the Ark Valley-Chisholm Trail League in 2016.

A three-time AVCTL Division I pick, she earned first-team honors as a junior and senior and a second-team award as a sophomore, Mitchell was a second-team Kansas Class 6A all-state choice at Derby High School in 2015 by both the KBCA and the Wichita Eagle. She was a KBCA honorable-mention all-state pick as a sophomore in 2014. She led the AVCTL in scoring with 17.6 points and 6.3 rebounds per game as a junior at Derby High School in 2014-15. She played for Coach Gayla Soyez at Next Level Hoops Academy in Wichita.

Personal
The daughter of Jud Mitchell and Cathy Mitchell, Grace was born April 2, 1998, in Wichita, Kan. Grace has two older sisters, Sarah Jeanne (26), and Elizabeth (23). Grace is a nutrition and health sciences major.  She was a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and earned academic All-Big Ten honors in 2018. She is also a four-time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll selection. She was a member of the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team in 2017 and 2018. She is a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Grace chose Nebraska over 12 other Division I scholarship offers.

Grace Mitchell's Career Bests
Points - 10 vs. UMKC, Nov. 14, 2017 
Rebounds - 6 vs. Arkansas, Nov. 16, 2017 
Assists - 2 at Michigan State, Jan. 7, 2017 
Steals - 2 vs. Illinois, Jan. 15, 2017; vs. Drake, Dec. 6, 2016
Blocks - 1 Four times, most recent vs. Illinois, Feb. 1, 2018
FGM - 4 vs. UMKC, Nov. 14, 2017 
FGA - 10 at San Jose State, Dec. 17, 2017 
3FGM - 1 Five times, most recent, vs. Arkansas Pine Bluff, Dec. 2, 2017 
3FGA - 2 vs. Florida Atlantic, Dec. 19, 2017; at San Jose State, Dec. 17, 2017
FTM - 3 at San Jose State, Dec. 17, 2017
FTA - 5 at San Jose State, Dec. 17, 2017

Mitchell Career Statistics

Year

G-GS

FG-FGA

Pct.

3P-3PA

Pct.

FT-FTA

Pct.

TRB-Avg.

PF-D

A

TO

Blk

ST

Pts-Avg.

2016-17

29-0

21-51

.412

4-10 

.400

5-8 

.625

50-1.7 

33-0

7

23 

7

51-1.8

2017-18

29-2

25-65

.385

1-10

.100

7-18

.389

50-1.7

25-1

7

18

2

7

58-2.0

Career

58-2

46-116

.397

5-20

.250

12-26

.462

100-1.7

58-1

14

41

14

109-1.9

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