Height: 5'11"
Weight: 177
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Papillion, Neb.
High School: Papillion South


Honors & Awards

  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2016; Spring 2017)

2017-18: Outlook
Chris will continue to be a top competitor for the Huskers in doubles play, where he posted 5 total wins during the 2016-17 season. Getting those wins with other Husker sophomore Dylan Bednarczyk competing in the No. 1 spot.

“Chris is going to be a very good college player and already has shown the coaches that his style of play and competitiveness will bring good things to our program in the near future,” Nebraska Coach Kerry McDermott said. “He is the type of kid that after you watch him play you realize that he can do so much more and will only get better.”

2016-17: Freshman 
Chris Dean joined the Nebraska men's tennis team after competing as one of the state's top players throughout his high school career in the Omaha metro area. As a true freshman adjusting to the pace of collegiate tennis, Dean picked up three singles wins. He aided the Huskers as a doubles player, earning a team-best five victories with five different teammates. Three of his doubles victories came out of the No. 1 position for the Huskers. Off the court, Dean was named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall and spring. 

Before Nebraska
Dean graduated from Papillion South High School in Papillion, Nebraska. Chris was the runner up for Class A singles in 2013 and in 2014 was the Class A singles champion under his tennis coach Joseph Cooley. Chris was also the team captain in 2014 and was a first-team all-state selection.

The son of Chris and Linda Dean, Chris was born Sept. 7, 1998 in Omaha. Chris has one younger sister Bianca, 16. Chris is majoring in criminology and criminal justice at Nebraska. He earned spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall and spring semesters of 2016-17.


Year Spring Big Ten Fall Total
2016-17 0-20 0-10 3-4 3-24
Totals 0-20 0-10 3-4 3-24


Year Spring Big Ten Fall Total
2016-17 4-15 2-8 1-2 5-17
Totals 4-15 2-8 1-2 5-17
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