Ashtyn

Veerbeek

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Forward
Height: 6'2"
Year: Freshman
City/State: Sioux Center, Iowa
High School: Western Christian
Major: Management

Bio

Q&A with Ashtyn Veerbeek

Iowa Public Television (IPTV) Video Feature

Honors & Awards

  • Miami Thanksgiving Classic All-Tournament Team (2018)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2018)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2019)
  • No. 55 Player in the Nation (Blue Star, 2018)
  • No. 66 Player in the Nation (Prospects Nation, 2018)
  • No. 68 Player in the Nation (ESPN, 2018)
  • No. 9 Forward in the Nation (ESPN, 2018)
  • Iowa Class 2A Player of the Year (IBCA, 2017)
  • Captain of Iowa Class 2A All-Tournament Team (2017)
  • First-Team Iowa Class 2A All-State (Coaches, 2016, 2017, 2018)
  • Iowa Elite All-State (Volleyball, All Classes, 1 of 9, 2017)
  • First-Team Iowa Class 2A All-State (Volleyball, 2016, 2017)
  • Iowa Class 2A All-Tournament Team (Volleyball, 2015, 2016,2017)

Freshman (2018-19)
Ashtyn Veerbeek (pronounced VER-beek) was a valuable contributor off the bench for the Huskers throughout her freshman season. The 6-2 forward from Sioux Center, Iowa averaged 6.9 points while ranking second among the Huskers with 5.5 rebounds and 0.9 blocks per game. She came off the bench in all 30 contests.

Veerbeek scored in double figures seven times on the year, including a career-high 19 points to go along with eight rebounds in 22 minutes in a win at Illinois (Jan. 17).
She produced 14 points on four occasions, including a double-double with 14 rebounds in a win over San Jose State (Dec. 8). She added 14 points and nine rebounds in 22 minutes in a win at Purdue (Jan. 31). She also had 14 points in a win over Denver (Dec. 15) and at Arkansas (Dec. 18). 
Veerbeek managed 13 points and nine rebounds in a win over Radford (Nov. 25) to earn a spot on the Miami Thanksgiving Classic All-Tournament Team. 
She contributed 10 points and six rebounds against No. 12 Iowa (Feb. 25).
She finished the season with a trio of double-figure rebound games including 11 boards to go along with seven points and a career-high three blocks in a win over Kansas (Dec. 5). She also had 10 rebounds to go along with eight points in a road win at Penn State (March 2). 

Before Nebraska
Veerbeek led Western Christian to the Iowa Class 2A state title in 2017 by averaging 22.8 points and 11.1 rebounds per game while shooting 80.3 percent from the free throw line as a junior for Coach Justin Negen. 

Veerbeek was the Iowa Basketball Coaches Association Class 2A Player of the Year and the captain of the Class 2A All-Tournament team while leading the Wolfpack to the 2017 state title. She was a first-team all-state selection by the Iowa Girls Coaches Association and the Des Moines Register while also being named the Sioux City Journal Player of the Year.

She put up even bigger numbers as a senior for Western Christian, averaging 25.8 points and 14.4 rebounds per game. Her 346 rebounds led the state of Iowa, while her school-record 619 points broke her previous record (592, 2016-17) and ranked third in the state in 2017-18. Veerbeek's 86 blocked shots as a senior ranked eighth in the state across all classes. She shot 52.2 percent from the field, including 34.7 percent from three-point range, while knocking down 81.1 percent of her free throws as a senior.

Veerbeek finished her career with 1,871 points, 1,041 rebounds, 227 blocks, 203 assists and 99 steals. After earning Class 2A all-state honors as a senior, she was named one of the 50 greatest Iowa high school girls players of all time by the Des Moines Register.

She was ranked as the No. 55 player in the nation by Blue Star, No. 66 by Prospects Nation and No. 68 by ESPN, which also ranked Veerbeek as the No. 9 forward in the Class of 2018.

As a sophomore in 2015-16, Veerbeek averaged 15.7 points and 9.3 rebounds while hitting 82.2 percent of her free throws. She helped the Wolfpack to a state runner-up finish while earning a spot on the Class 2A All-Tournament team. She was a first-team all-state selection by the IGCA and the Iowa Newspaper Association.

In 2014-15, she contributed 9.1 points and 6.0 rebounds per game for a Western Christian team that advanced to the Class 2A state semifinals. 

She played her club basketball for the All Iowa Attack under Coach Dickson Jensen.

Veerbeek was also a four-time volleyball letterwinner who helped Western Christian to a pair of state volleyball titles. She was a a two-time first-team Class 2A all-state selection in volleyball and a three-time member of the Class 2A All-Tournament team. She was also named an Elite All-State selection (1 of 9, all classes) as a senior when she led Western Christian to a runner-up finish. 

A solid student, Ashtyn was a member of National Honor Society and an honor roll student. 

Personal
The daughter of Ron and Tammi Veerbeek, Ashtyn was born on Feb. 15, 2000. She has two younger brothers, Trey and Chase. She is majoring in marketing and earned a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall of 2018. Ashtyn's mother, Tammi, is the head volleyball coach at Western Christian. A volleyball powerhouse, Western Christian has advanced to 17 consecutive state semifinal appearances and owns 16 all-time state volleyball titles.

Ashtyn chose Nebraska over Iowa, South Dakota State, South Dakota, Creighton, Drake, Arizona State and Missouri.

“I chose Nebraska because the coaching staff is one of kind and genuinely cares about me as a person,” Veerbeek said. “The top-notch facilities and fan support are incredible, and it just felt like home.”

Ashtyn Veerbeek's Career Bests
Points - 19 at Illinois, Jan. 17, 2019 
Rebounds - 14 vs. San Jose State, Dec. 8, 2018
Assists - 3 at Maryland, Feb. 14, 2019 
Steals - 2 USC Upstate, Nov. 11, 2018
Blocks - 3 Three times, most recent vs. Northwestern, Jan. 24, 2019 
FGM - 7 at Purdue, Jan. 31, 2019 
FGA - 13 vs. San Jose State, Dec. 8, 2018 
3FGM - 3 vs. Radford, Nov. 25, 2018 
3FGA - 5 at Arkansas, Dec. 18, 2018
FTM - 8 vs. Denver, Dec. 15, 2018 
FTA - 9 at Illinois, Jan. 17, 2019

Veerbeek's Career Statistics

Year

G-GS

FG-FGA

Pct.

3P-3PA

Pct.

FT-FTA

Pct.

TRB-Avg.

PF-D

A

TO

Blk

ST

Pts-Avg.

2018-19

30-0

74-180

.411

11-39

.282

47-60

.783

164-5.5

86-3

18

42

27

9

206-6.9

Career

30-0

74-180

.411

11-39

.282

47-60

.783

164-5.5

86-3

18

42

27 

9

206-6.9

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