Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Longmont, Colo.
High School: Fairview
Major: Finance


Honors & Awards

  • Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2019)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2019)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2017, 2018; Spring 2018, 2019)
  • Sam Foltz Hero 27 Leadership Award (2019)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2018, 2019)

Sophomore (2018-19)

Daniel Pearson made his first appearance of the 2018-19 season Sept. 28-29 at the William H. Tucker Invitational, as he tied for first among NU golfers after shooting a 223 (+7) over three rounds. His score of 223 broke his previous career-low 54-hole score of 224, which he set in Oct. 2017 at The Jackrabbit Invitational. Pearson also played in the team’s final two tournaments of the fall, beginning with a 224 (+11) at the Fighting Irish Classic to tie for 78th. He finished up 2018 by shooting a 227 (+11) at the Quail Valley Intercollegiate, which put him in a tie for 66th overall. 

Freshman (2017-18)

Pearson saw action in seven of Nebraska’s 10 stroke-play tournaments and finished with a 77.20 stroke average in his first season as a Husker. Pearson also contributed in a pair of matches for the Huskers at the Big Ten Match Play Championships.  He captured a pair of top-60 finishes during the season, including a tie for 47th at the Hawkeye Invitational. 

Pearson shot a season-best 54-hole score of 227 on two occasions, beginning with a 70th-place showing at the Badger Invitational before tying for 56th at the Bayou City Collegiate Classic. He shot his best round (71) on the second day of the Quail Valley Collegiate Invitational. Off the course, Pearson earned a spot on the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team. He was also a member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll during the fall.

Before Nebraska

Pearson played high school golf at Fairview High School in Boulder, Colo. Pearson was a three-year all-state and four-year all-conference team member, while being named BoCoPreps Player of the Year and Front Range Player of the Year in 2016 when he compiled a 69.17 stroke average as a senior. In 2016, the team captured the regional title and finished eighth at the state tournament. In 2015, the team took 12th at the state tournament after finishing fifth at state in 2013. Fairview also won the Front Range League crown in 2013. Pearson, who also played basketball and competed for the track and field team, earned a 4.5 grade-point average in high school.


Daniel is the son of Ann Martin and Tony Pearson, and was born on Oct. 17, 1998. Daniel has one sister, Sophie. Daniel is majoring in finance and earned academic All-Big Ten honors in 2019. He has claimed four spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll. He was also selected to the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team in 2018 and 2019. His grandfather, Noel Martin, played football at Nebraska from 1959 to 1962, while his great-grandfather, Bill Jennings, coached the Nebraska football team from 1957 to 1961.



Year Rounds Strokes Average
2017-18 20 1,544 77.20
2018-19 9 674 74.88
Career Totals 29 2,218 76.48

Career Bests
Low Round - 71 (Quail Valley Collegiate Invitational, 10/24/17)

Low 54-Hole Score - 223 (William H. Tucker Invitational, 9/29/18)
Best Tournament Finish - T-46th (William H. Tucker Invitational, 9/29/18)
Rounds Under Par - 16

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