Honors & Awards
- NTCA All-Academic Team (2017)
- Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Award (2019)
- Academic All-Big Ten (2018)
- Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2016, 2017, 2018; Spring 2017, 2018)
- Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2017, 2018, 2019)
- 2012 Central America and Caribbean Sub-16 Champion
Estefania Prieto (pronounced es-te-fa-NEE-a pre-EH-tow) will look to build on her freshman season and will compete for a spot in the rotation during the 2018-19 season.
Prieto competed in three tournaments as a redshirt freshman for the Huskers. Her best average of the season was 183.0 at the Brunswick Bearcat Open and where she had a season-high pinfall of 915 in five games. Prieto also excelled in the community, earning a spot on the Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll and she was a member of the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team.
Prieto redshirted during the 2016-17 season, as she worked hard to add valuable depth to the Husker roster. She got off to a strong start academically, as she was named to the NTCA All-Academic Team in 2017. She also earned spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall and spring semesters of 2016-17, and the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team in 2017.
Prieto came to Nebraska after competing for her native Colombia in multiple junior international events and attended University de Los Andes in Colombia. She was the 2012 Central America and Caribbean Sub-16 champion. She also bowled one 300 game during her junior career. Prieto also played tennis in high school. She is the fourth Colombian to bowl for Nebraska.
The daughter of Gustavo Prieto and Monica Pinilla, Estefania was born on Oct. 23, 1997. She has one sister, Sara. A 2015 graduate of the Buckingham School in Bogota, Colombia, Prieto is majoring in business administration at Nebraska, and she was named to the NTCA All-Academic Team in 2017 and the Academic All-Big Ten team in 2018. She is a five-time member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll and a three-year member of the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team.