Year: Freshman
City/State: Elkhorn, Neb.
High School: Elkhorn South
Major: Finance


Honors & Awards

  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2018)
  • Two-Time Nebraska Class A State Champion (2016, 2017)
  • Three-Time Nebraska Super-State (2014, 2016, 2017)
  • Four-Time Nebraska Class A State Team Champions (Elkhorn South, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
  • FCWT Tour Championship Champion (2017)
  • Nebraska Girls State Match Play Champion (2016)
  • Nebraska Girls Stroke Play Runner-Up (2017)
  • Nebraska Girls Junior PGA Section Champion (2017)
  • National Drive, Chip and Putt Finalist (2016)
  • Three-Time NJGT Tour Championship Champion (2014, 2015, 2016)

Best Career Finish: T56th (Rainbow Wahine, 2018) 
Career Stroke Average: 79.10

Freshman (2018-19)
Megan Whittaker joined the Huskers as a freshman in 2018-19 as one of the most accomplished Nebraska high school golfers in recent memory. A two-time Class A state individual champion at Elkhorn South, Whittaker won 35 individual championships during her high school career. She also helped Elkhorn South to four consecutive Class A state team titles.

In addition to her impressive high school credentials, Whittaker kept winning in state and national competitions. She was the 2016 Nebraska Girls State Match Play champion and claimed the individual title at the 2016 NJGT Tour Championship. She was also a national finalist in the 2016 National Drive, Chip and Putt competition.

Whittaker made the first collegiate appearance of her career at the Golfweek Conference Challenge in Wolcott, Colo., Sept. 24-26. She finished with a 54-hole score of 243 (80-80-83) to tie for 85th in a 93-player field while playing as an individual outside Nebraska's lineup. She also played as an individual at the UNLV Collegiate Showdown (Oct. 21-23) producing a career best with a three-round total of 233 (79-76-78), including a career-best 76 in the second round.

She closed the fall with a tie for 56th with an 82 while playing as an individual outside the Husker lineup in the only round of the rain-shortened Rainbow Wahine Invitational (Oct. 31). She finished the fall with a 79.71 stroke average over seven rounds.

Whittaker started strong in the spring, tying her career best with a 233 (78-77-78) to tie for 64th while playing as an individual outside the Husker lineup at the Lady Puerto Rico Classic (Feb. 10-12).

Whittaker’s ties to Nebraska women’s golf are very strong, as her mother Kim (Lefler) lettered as a golfer for current Husker Coach Robin Krapfl from 1991 to 1994, helping the Huskers advance to the 1994 NCAA West Regional as a senior.

“Megan has the ability to shoot low numbers and she knows how to win,” Krapfl said. “She is a quality teammate and a strong student. She is also a very cerebral player, a great ball striker and has a solid overall game.”

Before Nebraska
Whittaker captured back-to-back Nebraska Class A individual state titles in 2016 and 2017. She led Elkhorn South High School and Coach Mimi Ramsbottom to four consecutive Class A state team championships from 2014 through 2017. She was an Academic All-State selection in golf in 2016.

Whittaker won the 2017 FCWT Tour Championship, and recorded victories in three consecutive NJGT Tour Championships (2014, 2015, 2016). She also claimed the 2016 Nebraska Girls State Match Play crown. She was the 2017 Nebraska Girls Stroke Play runner-up and was a finalist for the 2016 National Drive, Chip and Putt competition.

Whittaker was a three-time Super-State selection on the golf course, and she was also a two-time letterwinner on the track. She helped Elkhorn South to an eighth-place finish in the 4x800-meter relay in 2017. She also competed in the 1,600-meter run and was named an Academic All-State performer in 2017.

Megan is the daughter of Albert and Kim (Lefler) Whittaker. Megan was born Sept. 22, 2000 in Omaha. She has a younger brother, Andrew. Megan, who is majoring in finance, chose Nebraska over Omaha, South Dakota, Idaho, Montana, Northern Arizona and Wyoming. She earned a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall of 2018.

“I loved the idea of competing in the Big Ten for a big school,” Whittaker said. “The program has great coaches, players, facilities and academics. I’m really excited to attend school at Nebraska and be a part of this team next year.”

Whittaker's Career Statistics





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