Honors & Awards
Despite offseason back surgery, Maurer's extreme pain returned in midseason and she chose to end her competitive career. She appeared in nine games during non-conference play in 2012-13. She scored four points, grabbed three rebounds and added two steals in her final game against Grambling State on Dec. 29, 2012.
Maurer produced a season high with seven points to go along with three rebounds in a win over Sam Houston State on Nov. 20. She had two points and a season-high five rebounds in a win over Northern Arizona on Nov. 16, before adding two points and five more boards in a season-high 17 minutes against Oral Roberts on Dec. 20.
She closed her junior season by averaging 2.2 points and 2.7 rebounds in 10.8 minutes per game. She shot 43.8 percent from the field and 75 percent from the free throw line.
The 6-3 center from Shawnee Mission, Kan., played 43 career games for the Huskers, totaling 113 points and 91 rebounds. She announced the end of her basketball career on Jan. 7, 2013, after undergoing major back surger on Jan. 19, 2012.
Off the court, Maurer earned academic All-Big Ten honors in 2012 and was a four-time Nebraska's Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll selection.
Maurer missed seven straight games for the Huskers before undergoing back surgery in mid-January prior to Nebraska's trip to No. 10 Ohio State on Jan. 19. She missed the rest of the season.
Maurer opened with a career-high 15 points and six rebounds in NU's win over Arkansas-Pine Bluff. She scored 11 of her game-high 15 points in the first half. She also tied a career high with one steal, while playing a career-high 21 minutes off the bench. Maurer hit all eight shots she attempted, including six field goals with one three-pointer, while also hitting both of her free throws.
She continued her perfect shooting by going 3-for-3 from the floor to finish with six points and four boards in a win over Mississippi Valley State on Nov. 15.
Maurer produced an even stronger effort with eight points on 4-of-6 shooting to go along with two rebounds, an assist and a block in just 12 minutes off the bench in a 66-63 win at Florida State Nov. 27. She added three points and three rebounds in 11 minutes in NU's win over No. 23 USC Nov. 18. She pitched in four points, five rebounds and a block in a win over Texas-Pan American Dec. 4, and three points and five boards against Savannah State Nov. 21. She hit a first-half three-pointer and grabbed a pair of rebounds in a win at Florida A&M Nov. 25.
Maurer continued to perform well in the classroom, capturing academic All-Big Ten honors while adding spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in both the fall and spring semesters of 2011-12.
For the season, she competed in 24 games, including 12 regular-season Big 12 contests and the Big 12 Tournament game against Iowa State at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Mo., on March 8. She closed the season with two points and two rebounds in seven minutes against the Cyclones.
Maurer produced a career-high nine-point effort at Oklahoma State on Feb. 12, when she went 4-for-5 from the field including a three-pointer against the Cowgirls. She also added three rebounds and a steal in 14 minutes of action off the bench.
That performance surpassed her previous career best of seven points and two rebounds on 3-of-5 shooting at No. 17 Iowa State on Jan. 11. She hit her first career three against the Cyclones.
Maurer added five points and a career-high four rebounds while contributing an assist in a career-high 18 minutes at Texas on Feb. 15. She added six points, a rebound and her first career block in 14 minutes of action in a victory over Missouri on Feb. 22.
Maurer scored at least two points in each of her first six career games capped by a four-point effort in a win over UNLV on Nov. 30, which included a career-best two assists. NU improved to 6-0 with that victory. Over her next five games to close non-conference action, Maurer combined for just one point, before erupting for seven points in the Huskers' Big 12 opener at Iowa State.
She is also a two-time All-East Kansas League selection, including second-team honors in 2008-09. As a junior, Maurer led the Stags in scoring, rebounding and blocked shots for Coach Terry English. She helped Miege to its 16th state basketball title in history.
Maurer also competed in volleyball and track and field, participating in the javelin and high jump. She helped Miege to the school's 20th state volleyball title with back-to-back championships in 2008 and 2009. As a senior, she earned second-team All-East Kansas League honors. She earned the Bishop Miege Academic Excellence Award in 2009 after posting a 3.8 grade-point average. She was a National Honor Society member.
Maurer is majoring in dietetics/nutrition, exercise and health science at Nebraska and earned academic All-Big Ten honors in 2012. She also claimed spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall and spring semesters of 2011-12, 2012-13 and 2013-14. She was a Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll selection in the fall and spring of 2010-11.
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