Honors and Awards
- Member of 2009 and 2013 Nebraska NCAA Championship Teams
- NTCA All-Academic Team (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011)
- NCAA First-Team All-American (2012)
- NCAA Third-Team All-Tournament Team (2011, 2012)
- Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award (2012)
- Academic All-Big Ten (2012)
- Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2012)
- Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll (Spring, 2009, 2010, 2011; Fall, 2009, 2010)
Returning All-American Kristina (Kristi) Mickelson (pronounced MICK-uh-son) is expected to lead the Husker bowling team throughout the 2012-13 season. The senior from Bellevue, Neb., produced the No. 2 season pinfall average among the Huskers in 2011-12, and is a strong contender to lead the team in that category this season.
Coach Bill Straub said he has been impressed with Mickelson's contributions to the team in competition, in the classroom and the community.
"Kristi returns after having a terrific junior year culminating in being named an All-American," Straub said. "Kristi is the leader of the Huskers. Besides her on-lane successes, she serves as captain/representative for the team on the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC)."
Mickelson was involved in a car accident in the fall of 2012 and suffered some minor injuries. She is expected to recover from her injuries by the start of the season.
After a strong showing during her sophomore season, Mickelson continued to perform at a high level for the Husker bowling team. Competing in every meet for NU, Mickelson scored the second-highest season pinfall average (203.3) (43 games) on the team.
During her junior season, Mickelson was the only Husker to bowl a game average over 220 multiple times. She was at her best at the Music City Classic in Nashville, Tenn. when she bowled a game average of 223 with 97 pocket hits, helping the Huskers win the tournament.
Mickelson finished her season strong at the NCAA Championships, posting the second highest game average on the team with 201.4, while also recording 82 pocket hits.
At seasons end, Mickelson earned NCAA First Team All-American and Third Team NCAA All-Tournament honors.
Mickelson continued with her strong bowling performances, competing in six of the Husker's eight tournaments. A bowler who is strong under pressure, Mickelson had her best showing at the 2011 NCAA Championships, bowling in four team games and earning an 212 average, good for the seventh-highest average on the tournament. Mickelson earned a second-place finish earlier in the season at the Capital City Collegiate Classic, individually. She averaged 208 through five games, second to only Valerie Calberry's 209 average.
At seasons end, Mickelson earnd a spot on the NCAA All-Tournament Third Team
Mickelson earned spots on both the Big 12 Academic At-Large team and the fall 2010 and spring 2011 Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
Mickelson was one of the few Huskers that competed in every tournament during the Husker's NCAA runner-up run. Mickelson had a season average of 189.9 and averaged 207 through three games at the Greater Ozark Invitational.
Mickelson redshirted her first season at Nebraska. In August of 2009, Mickelson placed first in the Iowa Junior Tour event.
Mickelson was the 2006, 2007 and 2008 all-state all-tournament team captain following her bowling successes at Bellevue East High School. She was also the Nebraska bowling state champion from 2005 to 2008. Mickelson graduated from Bellevue East in 2008, after earning a spot on the honor roll every quarter in high school.
Kristina was born Oct. 4, 1989, in El Paso, Texas, and is the daughter of Janice and Ron Mickelson. A standout in the classroom and the community, Mickelson earned her bachelor's degree from Nebraska in May of 2013 after majoring in criminal justice and criminology/psychology. She claimed academic All-Big Ten honors in 2012 and was a member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall of 2012. She also represents the bowling team on the Nebraska Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.
2005 Greater Omaha City Singles (First Place - 744)
2005 Greater Omaha All Events (Third Place - 2,015)
2006 USBC Greater Omaha City Singles (First Place)
2006 USBC Greater Omaha (First Place Classic Team)
2006 & 2007 All-Star Team
2007 USBC Greater Omaha Singles (Fifth Place)
2007 USBC Greater Omaha All Events (Fifth Place)
2007 USBC Nebraska State Singles (First Place)
2007 USBC Nebraska State Doubles (First Place)
2008 USBC Nebraska State Singles (First Place)
2008 USBC Nebraska State Doubles (First Place)
2008 USBC Nebraska State Team (First Place)
2008 USBC Nebraska State All Events (First Place)
Coach Level - Certified USABC Coach Level 1
2005-06-07-08 Metro League High Average and Point Leader
2002 YABA Nebraska Bowler of the Year City and State High Game
2003 Nebraska Bowler of the Year City and State High Series
2004 Nebraska Bowler of the Year City and State High Series
2005 Nebraska Bowler of the Year City and State High Series
2006 Nebraska Bowler of the Year City and State High Series
2007 Nebraska Bowler of the Year City and State High Series
2008 Nebraska Bowler of the Year City and State High Series