Big Ten Women's Tennis Athlete of the Year (2012, 2013)
ITA Central Region Cissie Leary Sportsmanship Award (2013)
ITA Central Region Arthur Ashe Jr. Leadership & Sportsmanship Award (2012)
First-Team All-Big Ten (2012, 2013)
Nebraska Female Student-Athlete of the Year (2013)
Big Ten Sportsmanship Award (2012)
All-Big 12 Singles Team (2009, 2010)
Big 12 Doubles Champion (No. 3, 2010)
Big 12 Freshman of the Year (2009)
Nebraska Career Record for Singles Winning Pct.
Nebraska Season Record for Combined Victores (56, 2012)
Nebraska Season Record for Singles Victores (36, 2009)
No. 3 at Nebraska for Season Combined Victories (50, 2009)
ITA Scholar-Athlete Award (2011)
Academic All-Big Ten (2012)
First-Team Academic All-Big 12 (2010)
Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award (2011, 2012, 2013)
Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2011, 2012; Spring 2012)
Big 12 Commissioner's Fall Honor Roll (2008, 2009, 2010)
Big 12 Commissioner's Spring Honor Roll (2009, 2010, 2011)
2012-13: Senior The most decorated student-athlete in Nebraska women's tennis history, Mary Weatherholt is putting the finishing touches on an All-America career as a senior in 2012-13. The native of Prairie Village, Kan., earned ITA All-America honors in both singles and doubles as a senior by earning a top-16 seed in the NCAA Singles Championship and her top-eight seed (No. 3) alongside fellow senior Patricia Veresova at the NCAA Doubles Championship.
Weatherholt, who captured Big Ten Female Tennis Athlete-of-the-Year honors on the court for the second straight season, was a unanimous first-team All-Big Ten choice. She became the first Husker in history to win a combined 200 matches in singles and doubles, accomplishing the feat in Nebraska's first-round NCAA Tournament victory over Wichita State on May 10. Weatherholt posted wins in singles and doubles to power the Huskers to a 5-0 victory over the Shockers for Nebraska's first home court victory in NCAA Tournament history. The next day, Weatherholt helped the Huskers punch their ticket to their first-ever NCAA Championship appearance with a 4-1 win over UNLV. Weatherholt rolled to a straight-set win over No. 38 Alexandra Josifoska at No. 1 singles to improve to 25-1 on the season.
Weatherholt enters the NCAA Championships with a 45-3 overall record, including a 20-2 mark with Veresova at No. 1 doubles. The duo is ranked No. 3 nationally, while Weatherholt climbed as high as No. 11 in the ITA singles ranking. Both rankings were the highest ever by a Husker.
In addition to her record-setting accomplishments on the court, Weatherholt could go down as one of the top all-around female student-athletes across all sports in Husker history. Nebraska's 2013 Female Student-Athlete of the Year, Weatherholt is a candidate for CoSIDA Academic All-America honors in 2013. She earned her third consecutive Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award in 2013. She was an academic All-Big Ten pick in 2012 and is a nine-time honor roll selection. Weatherholt played her entire senior season as a graduate student, after earning her bachelor's degree in business administration from Nebraska in May of 2012.
2011-12: Junior Weatherholt earned a trip to the 2012 NCAA Women's Singles Championship as an at-large selection after helping the Huskers to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. She captured Big Ten Player-of-the-Year honors and was a unanimous first-team All-Big Ten selection after finishing with a 30-11 singles record. Her 30 wins were tied for second on NU's single-season list, trailing only her 36 wins as a freshman in 2008-09. Weatherholt earned her first trip to the 2012 NCAA Women's Singles Championship as an at-large selection.
Weatherholt went 10-1 at the No. 1 spot in Big Ten action with her only loss coming in a 6-2, 6-2 setback to Michigan's No. 11 Emina Bektas on April 13 in Lincoln. Weatherholt ended her junior season with a 6-4, 7-5 loss to California All-American Zsofi Susanyi in the first round of the NCAA Singles Championship.
Weatherholt finished her junior season ranked No. 49 in the ITA singles rankings, and she also produced 26 doubles victories. Her 56 combined singles and doubles wins established a Nebraska record, breaking Doneta Holman's mark of 51 in 1989-90. She has climbed to No. 2 in Nebraska history with 93 career singles wins in just over three seasons, trailing only Sandra Noetzel's school-record 101 victories (1996-2000). Weatherholt's 93-22 career record (.809) ranks as the top winning percentage in school history, nearly 100 points higher than No. 2 Nancy Tyggum (.729, 1987-90).
Weatherholt has added a 62-22 career doubles mark and her 156 career combined wins ranks No. 3 in school history. She posted a 26-6 doubles record in 2011-12, including an 8-3 Big Ten mark paired with Patricia Veresova at No. 2. The duo's only Big Ten losses came to Ohio State, Purdue and Michigan.
An outstanding student, Weatherholt carries nearly a 3.9 GPA as a business administration major at Nebraska. She was an academic All-Big Ten selection, and she was honored as the ITA Central Region Arthur Ashe Leadership & Sportsmanship Award winner. She was also Nebraska's winner of a 2012 Big Ten Sportsmanship Award for women's tennis.
2010-11: Redshirt Weatherholt suffered a knee injury early in the fall season and took a redshirt season. She earned spots on the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll in both the fall and spring semesters, and she earned a Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award for her contributions in the community.
2009-10: Sophomore Weatherholt continued her assault on the Nebraska record book by rolling to a 26-6 record as a sophomore. Her .812 winning percentage placed her No. 5 on the Nebraska single-season list. She also climbed to No. 1 in career singles winning percentage (.861) with a 62-10 mark through her first two seasons at Nebraska.
Weatherholt played the season exclusively at the No. 1 or 2 positions, capturing 20 singles wins in the spring.At the end of the season, Weatherholt was named the the All-Big 12 Singles Team for the second consecutive year.
Weatherholt also had a stellar season in doubles, where she played much of the season at the No. 3 position with Jennifer Holmberg. The duo’s 13 wins were second-best on the team, and their 9-1 Big 12 mark led the squad. In April, Weatherholt and Holmberg captured the Big 12 No. 3 doubles championship.
Weatherholt also found success in the classroom in 2009-10, earning first-team academic All-Big 12 honors, while claiming spots on the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll in the fall and spring semesters.
2008-09: Freshman Weatherholt turned in one of the best individual seasons in Nebraska history as a freshman in 2008-09. She started her season with a bang, winning a pair of fall tournaments, including the singles title at the Midland Invitational, on her way to a 16-2 fall singles record. Weatherholt carried her fantastic fall into the beginning of the spring season. She won her first 11 singles matches, the first 10 of those in straight sets.
Weatherholt suffered her only two losses of the spring season after her 11-0 start, falling to Baylor's Jelena Stanivuk and Texas A&M's Morgan Frank. Weatherholt rallied to win her final nine matches of the season, giving her a 20-2 spring singles record. She capped the season by being named Big 12 Freshman of the Year and also earned a spot on the All-Big 12 singles team. Weatherholt's singles record of 36-4 set the NU single-season record for singles wins, bettering the previous record of 30 that Sandra Noetzel set back in the 1998-99 season. Her 50 combined wins on the season ranked second all-time at NU, falling one short of Doneta Holmen's record of 51 wins set in 1989-90.
Off the court, she earned spots on the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll in both the fall and spring semesters.
Before Nebraska Weatherholt was the top-ranked player in the state of Kansas after playing her high school tennis at Shawnee Mission South. She was the 2006 Class 6A singles champion and was ranked as high as No. 28 in the nation in the 18-and-under division. Weatherholt is the highest-ranked American-born player to ever play tennis at Nebraska.
Personal Mary was born on Aug. 2, 1991, in Kansas City, Mo. She is the daughter of Nancy Weatherholt and Reynold Simpson. Mary has two brothers, Rob Simpson and Will Simpson. A business administration major, Weatherholt earned her bachelor's degree from Nebraska in May of 2012, playing her senior season as a graduate student. She was Nebraska's Female Student-Athlete of the Year in 2013.
Weatherholt earned academic All-Big Ten honors in 2012 and was the ITA Central Region Arthur Ashe Jr. Leadership & Sportsmanship Award winner. She claimed first-team academic All-Big 12 honors in 2010. Weatherholt earned spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall of 2011 and 2012, and the spring semester of 2012. She was a six-time member of the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.