Year: Freshman
Hometown: Anita, Iowa
High School: Atlantic
Major: Advertising & Public Relations


Honors & Awards

  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2018; Spring 2018)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2018)
  • Iowa Class 3A Co-Golfer of the Year (2016)
  • Iowa Class 3A Individual Runner-Up (2016, 2017)
  • Iowa Class 3A Third-Place Individual Finish (2015)
  • First-Team Iowa Class 3A All-State (2015, 2016, 2017)
  • Iowa Class 3A All-Tournament Team (2015, 2016, 2017)
  • Three-Time All-Hawkeye Ten Conference Individual Champion (2015, 2016, 2017)
  • Four-Time First-Team Class 3A All-District (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
  • Four-Time First-Team All-Hawkeye Ten Conference (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)

Outlook (2018-19)
Brooke Newell enters her second season in the Husker program after taking a redshirt season in 2017-18. The 2016 Iowa Class 3A Co-Golfer of the Year carries an outstanding short game and is working to add length. 

“Brooke’s decision to redshirt in her first season was a good one and she spent the summer practicing and competing,” Nebraska Coach Robin Krapfl said. “She has a wonderful short game with an excellent touch around the greens that is among the best on our team. Her long game continues to improve, and she could be right in the mix for a spot in the starting lineup.”

Redshirt (2017-18)
Newell redshirted in her first season at Nebraska in 2017-18. While working to improve her game on the course, she earned a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the spring of 2018. She was also a member of the 2018 Tom Osborne Citizenship Team.

High School/Amateur
Newell powered Atlantic High School to back-to-back Iowa Class 3A state championships as a junior in 2016 and a senior in 2017. Individually, Newell was the Class 3A Co-Golfer of the Year in 2016 after finishing as the state runner-up. She added another individual state runner-up finish as a senior. She added a third-place individual finish as a sophomore in 2015, and was a member of Atlantic’s Class 3A state championship team as a freshman in 2014.

A three-sport athlete, Newell was a three-time Hawkeye Ten Conference champion. As a junior in 2016, she won the league title after shooting a 69 at Fox Run Golf Course in Council Bluffs. The three-time first-team all-state golfer was also a member of the Class 3A All-Tournament team her final three seasons, Newell was a second-team all-state selection as a freshman in 2014. She was also a four-time first-team all-district and first-team All-Hawkeye Ten Conference choice for Coach Kathy Hobson at Atlantic.

As a softball player, Newell captured All-Western Iowa and All-Hawkeye Ten Conference honors as a catcher/utility player in both 2015 and 2016 for the Trojans. In 2016, she helped the Atlantic softball team to its first state tournament appearance in the 42-year history of the program. She led Atlantic in hits and RBIs in 2016, after hitting .379 with 17 doubles and 41 RBIs in the summer of 2015. She hit .400 with 13 doubles and 32 RBIs when she also stole 10 bases in 2014. Newell also competed for Atlantic’s basketball team. 

Brooke is the daughter of Danny and Tori Newell. She has two brothers and a sister. Brooke, who is an advertising and public relations major, is a two-time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll selection. She was also a member of the 2018 Tom Osborne Citizenship Team for her commitment to community outreach at Nebraska.

Newell, who also considered Missouri State and Southern Illinois, said she chose Nebraska because she felt at home on campus.  “I really like the coaches, the athletic facilities and the tradition,” Newell said. “I fell in love with the campus when I went to visit. It felt like home.”

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