Honors & Awards
• Three Letters (2017, 2018, 2019)
• Big Ten Sportsmanship Award (2019)
• Academic All-Big Ten (2018, 2019)
• Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2016, 2017, 2018; Spring 2017, 2018, 2019)
2018: Joe Acker started 15 games in center field and made 24 appearances overall • Batted .192 (10-for-52) with three RBIs and nine runs scored • Went 1-for-2 against Nevada on April 28 with one RBI and one run scored • Went 1-for-3 with one run scored at Rutgers on April 21 • Scored a run as part of a 1-for-3 day at Ohio State on March 30 • Went 1-for-4 with an RBI against Minnesota on March 24 • Had a hit in each of his two starts during the Cal Poly series and scored two runs • Went 1-for-5 with an RBI against Utah on Feb. 23.
2017: Acker made 15 showings, including three starts in the outfield, during his first year at Nebraska • Hit .154 (2-for-13) with three runs scored and two RBIs • Made his Husker debut on March 4 against Arkansas, where he drew two walks and had an RBI • First start was the second game of a doubleheader at Cal Poly on March 25, where he went 1-for-4 with a double, a run scored and an RBI • Went 1-for-1 against Kansas State on March 28.
Before Nebraska: A native of Waukesha, Wis., Acker joined the Huskers from Marquette High School, where he led the Hilltoppers to a 27-8 record and a runner-up finish at the 2016 state tournament under Coach Sal Bando Jr. • Ranked by Perfect Game as a top-300 overall player in the country and the No. 45 outfielder • Tabbed as the No. 4 overall player in the state of Wisconsin and the No. 1 outfielder in the state • Was a 2016 Rawlings-Perfect Game Honorable-Mention All-American and second-team All-Central Region pick • Played summer ball for the GRB Rays, which produced fellow Husker Alex Henwood and former Husker Scott Schreiber.
Personal: Born on April 15, 1998 in Waukesha, Wis. • Parents are Mary Acker and Mike Acker • Has one sister, Kate, and one brother, Luke • Majoring in business administration.