Honors & Awards
- Big 12 Player of the Week (3/24/08)
- 2008 ESPN the Magazine First-Team Academic All-District VII
- Two-Time First-Team Academic All-Big 12 (2006 & 2008)
- Four-Year Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Member
- Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll (Fall 2004; Spring 2005; Fall 2005; Spring 2006; Fall 2006; Spring 2007; Fall 2007; Spring 2008; Fall 2008)
- 2006, 2007 & 2008 Husker Power Lifter-of-the-Year Finalist
2009 Outlook: One of three fifth-year seniors on the 2009 roster, Nick Sullivan returns after putting together a breakthrough junior season • Hit .296 with three homers and 31 RBIs in 51 contests, starting in left field the majority of the season • Took advantage of playing time to produce his best season and is expected to be a run producer in the Husker lineup • Considered a self-made player who has worked hard to make himself a more complete player • Valued by his teammates for his leadership and work ethic both on and off the field • Is a strong candidate for CoSIDA Academic All-America honors, carrying a 3.78 GPA in finance and is on track to receive his degree in May • Selected to the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll all nine semesters at Nebraska • Is active in NU’s community outreach programs, serving his fourth year as the team’s representative to the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.
2008: Sullivan regained his 2006 form after an injury-plagued sophomore season, hitting .296 with three homers and 31 RBIs in 51 contests • Established career bests in nearly every offensive category, ranking fifth in RBIs, sixth in doubles (nine) and fourth in homers, as he made 38 starts, primarily against right-handers • Totaled 12 multi-hit games and finished third on the team with nine multi-RBI contests • Was hit by 14 pitches, helping him finish the year fourth on the team in on-base percentage (.388) • Started NU’s NCAA opener against Eastern Illinois, going 1-for-5 in a 13-10 win on May 30 • Went hitless in five at-bats in the Big 12 Championships • Hit .256 with a pair of homers and 18 RBIs in 26 conference contests • Was 2-for-3 with an RBI at No. 12 Missouri on May 17 • Went 3-for-9 with a double and a run scored in two games against Louisiana-Lafayette • Scored a career-high four runs and had three RBIs at No. 21 Oklahoma State on April 13 • Had a monster series in the sweep over Texas Tech, hitting .412 with two homers and eight RBIs, as he tied or set career highs in RBIs in the final two games of the series • Carried the Huskers to a 5-3 win over Texas Tech in the series finale on April 6, driving in all five runs, as he hit a two-run double in the first before coming back with a three-run homer in the sixth to help NU overcome a 3-2 deficit • Went 2-for-3 with a homer, three RBIs and two runs scored in a 5-2 win over Texas Tech on April 5 • Went 2-for-5 with a run scored and a stolen base in the opener at No. 13 Texas on March 28 • Hit .333 with three RBIs and three runs scored in a sweep of Northern Colorado • Named Big 12 Player of the Week on March 24, hitting .444 with nine RBIs in five games, as he recorded three multi-hit games and four multi-RBI contests • Led the Huskers to a series win against Oklahoma, hitting .364 with six RBIs, as he drove in two runs in all three contests, including a game-tying hit in the series opener • Collected a pair of multi-hit games against Arkansas, hitting .571 with a homer and three RBIs, including a 2-for-3 effort in the series finale on March 19 • Delivered a two-run homer in the opener against Arkansas on March 18, going 2-for-3 with a pair of RBIs • Put together a strong series at Kansas State, hitting .429 (3-for-7) with a pair of stolen bases • Keyed NU’s 5-3 win over KSU in the series finale on March 16, going 3-for-3 with a double and a stolen base • Saw action in all four games in a sweep of Northern Colorado, hitting .375 (3-for-8) with a pair of doubles and two runs scored • Was 2-for-2 with two sacrifice flies while matching his then-career best with three RBIs against Nebraska-Kearney on March 4 • Came off the bench for two hits, an RBI and a run scored at Stanford on Feb. 22.
2007: Sullivan had a hard-luck 2007 campaign, as a broken left thumb limited his effectiveness • Appeared in 30 games, hitting .192 with four RBIs and five stolen bases in six attempts • Used primarily as a pinch hitter, while also seeing time at both corner outfield spots and DH • Enjoyed his best game of the season against Notre Dame on March 5, going 3-for-4 in a loss to the Fighting Irish • Drove in a season-high two runs with a triple at fifth-ranked Rice on Feb. 25 • Saw time in all four NCAA Regional games, going 1-for-4 with a pinch-hit RBI single against No. 14 UC Riverside on June 1 • Delivered an eighth-inning pinch-hit single against fifth-ranked Texas on May 26 in his only Big 12 Championship appearance • Was hitless in seven at-bats during conference action • Went 1-for-4 with a walk in a start at designated hitter against No. 18 Coastal Carolina on May 5 • Was 1-for-2 with a walk, stolen base and sacrifice fly in NU’s 7-6 win over Iowa on April 10.
2006: Sullivan served a dual role as NU’s fourth outfielder and top pinch hitter against right-handers • Appeared in 36 contests, hitting .318 with two homers and 12 RBIs in just 66 at-bats • Led Nebraska with three pinch hits during the year • Had one at-bat during the Huskers’ NCAA Regional appearance • Delivered one of the biggest hits of the season - a three-run homer off of Big 12 Pitcher-of-the-Year Kyle McCulloch - in NU’s 6-5 win over No. 6 Texas in the Big 12 Tournament on May 27 • Hit .250 with a pair of RBIs in 32 at-bats during conference play, while also being hit four times • Was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in a pinch-hit appearance in the finale at No. 24 Oklahoma State on May 8 • Made one start at No. 5 Texas, going 2-for-3 with a walk on April 21 • Posted his first career four-hit game against Nebraska-Kearney on April 19, including a homer and two runs scored • Earned two starts at Kansas State, going 2-for-10 with both hits coming in the series opener on March 31 • Matched or established then-career highs in hits and RBIs by going 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs against Northern Colorado on March 29 • Made two starts against Kansas, going 3-for-6 with two walks and a hit-by-pitch • Went 2-for-4 with a stolen base against KU in NU’s 4-1 win on March 25 • Collected his first career multi-hit game in the nightcap against South Dakota State on March 17, going 2-for-3 with an RBI and a stolen base • Had two pinch hits at the Rice Invitational, including an RBI single against the fourth-ranked Owls on Feb. 25 • Went 1-for-1 with a run scored in his debut against Charleston Southern on Feb. 16.
2005: Redshirted in his first year at Nebraska.
Pomona High School: Sullivan starred on the diamond and the gridiron at Pomona High School • Was a three-year starter for Coach E.J. Mapps, helping the baseball program to a 19-5 record in 2004 and a state title as a junior • Selected as a first-team all-state outfielder after hitting .526 with 10 homers, 31 RBIs and 33 runs scored in 2004 • Ranked among the state leaders in average and homers, as his 10 round trippers tied the school single-season mark • Was chosen for the Colorado Rockies All-Star game at Coors Field • Garnered first-team all-region honors in 2003, hitting .422 with four homers, 26 RBIs and 23 runs scored to help Pomona High School rank as high as 23rd nationally • Recognized for his football abilities with his selection as a first-team All-Colorado quarterback (Rocky Mountain News) and defensive back (Denver Post) as a senior • Rushed for 1,516 yards and 24 touchdowns and threw for 640 yards and six touchdowns to earn Offensive Player-of-the-Year honors in the Jefferson County League • Ranked in the top five percent of his graduating class • Named academic all-state and was a finalist for the Steinmark Award, presented to the top high school student-athlete in the state for athletics, academics and community service.
Personal: Born on June 10, 1986, in Englewood, Colo. • Parents are Cynthia and Michael Sullivan • Has three brothers (Jason, Tyler and Michael) • Majors in finance.