Year: Senior
City/State: Bradenton, Fla.
High School: Florida Virtual
Other College: Missouri
Major: English


Honors & Awards

  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2017)
  • Placed fourth in Regional National Florida Open Girl’s 18-U Tournament (2013)
  • Regional National Florida Open Girl’s 18-U Qualifying Tournament Champion (2013)
  • Regional National Florida Open Doubles Champion (2012, with sister Brooke) 
  • Placed third at Serendipity Designated Girls’ 14-U (2009)

2017-18 Outlook
Brianna Lashway, a native of Bradenton, Fla., will be a senior at Nebraska this fall after spending her first three seasons at Missouri. Lashway combined for 86 total wins in her three seasons at Missouri, including 45 singles victories and 41 doubles wins. She recorded at least 10 singles victories in each of her three seasons, winning 17 singles matches as a freshman, 18 as a sophomore and 10 as a junior, when she played primarily out of the No. 1 spot. In doubles play, Lashway posted 12 wins as a freshman, 20 victories as a sophomore and nine victories as a junior. She chose Nebraska after also considering Washington, Oklahoma State and Maryland.

“Brianna is definitely playing the best tennis of her college career. She played No. 1 singles the majority of her junior year as well as No. 1 doubles at Missouri,” Nebraska Coach Scott Jacobson said. “We’ve been fortunate to see Brianna play on several occasions and have always been impressed with her grit and determination. She is an incredible competitor and definitely playing at the highest level that we’ve ever seen her compete. Brianna hits a really big ball, and we believe her best tennis is yet to come here at Nebraska.” 

Before Nebraska
Lashway produced three sucessful seasons with the University of Missouri, amassing 86 combined career wins in singles and doubles for the Tigers. As a junior in 2016-17, Lashway earned a 19-20 combined singles and doubles record, playing primarily out of the No. 1 and No. 2 positions. Thirteen of those 19 wins came during a strong fall campaign. Lashway’s sophomore performance earned her a 38-40 overall record, including an 18-22 mark in singles play and a 20-18 record in doubles action. The 2016-17 season also saw Lashway and doubles partner Bea Machado Santos ranked as high as No.73 nationally in the Oracle/ITA Collegiate Tennis Doubles Rankings. As a freshman, Lashway went 29-33 overall during her first collegiate season, including a 17-20 record in singles play at the No.4 position and a 12-13 record in doubles action. Lashway graduated from Florida Virtual High School. 

The daughter of Jeff and Sharon Lashway, Brianna was born on Oct. 12, 1995 in Springfield, Mass. She has two sisters, Brittany (23) and Brooke (19). Brianna is an English and communication studies double major and earned a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall of 2017. Lashway can be found spending her summers taking classes, playing tennis, reading and working on her book blog. 

Why Lashway Chose Nebrasaka
“I chose Nebraska because of the atmosphere overall of Lincoln and the positivity of the coaches and team.” 

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