Honors & Awards
Weatherholt finished with the highest final ITA rankings in school history, coming in at No. 6 in singles and No. 7 in doubles. Her 208 career combined victories and 123 career singles wins were both Nebraska records, as was her .842 career singles winning percentage.
With Weatherholt playing out of the No. 1 singles and doubles spots, the Huskers also produced the greatest season as a team in school history. Nebraska rolled to its first NCAA Sweet 16 appearance by winning its first-ever home matches in the NCAA Tournament. The Huskers also claimed the Big Ten Conference regular-season title.
A star on and off the court, Weatherholt also captured one of the nation's most prestigious annual honors with the 2013 ITA National Cissie Leary Sportsmanship Award. A 2013 Big Ten Medal of Honor recipient, she was also the Nebraska Female Student-Athlete of the Year. A two-time first-team All-Big Ten choice on the court, she was also a two-time academic All-Big Ten selection and a two-time Big Ten Sportsmanship Award winner.
For her overall achievement on and off the court, Weatherholt was named Nebraska's 17th all-time winner across all sports of an NCAA Top Ten Award. She received the honor in 2014, helping Nebraska to continue to lead the nation in NCAA Top Ten Award winners all-time across all sports.
Weatherholt 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. She finished her senior season with a 52-6 combined mark in 2012-13.
During the season, Weatherholt achieved the highest singles and doubles rankings in school history, climbing to No. 2 on the singles chart in midseason before entering the NCAA Doubles Championship ranked No. 3 alongside Veresova.
Weatherholt produced a 30-2 singles record in 2012-13, going undefeated in Big Ten play at 11-0 playing from the No. 1 singles spot. She topped Nebraska’s career singles list with 123, overtaking Sandra Noetzel’s 101 on Friday, Feb. 22 with a victory against UALR.
Weatherholt's only losses as a senior came to Oklahoma State’s then-No. 83 Malika Rose 4-6, 6-4, 5-7 on March 21 and two-time national champion Nicole Gibbs from Stanford on May 27 in the NCAA Championship match.
Weatherholt also amassed a 22-3 doubles record on the spring, all from the No. 1 spot with partner Veresova, going a perfect 9-0 in conference matches. Weatherholt reached No. 3 on the career doubles individual wins list with 85. Weatherholt and Veresova’s only spring losses came to Oklahoma State’s Malika Rose and Kanyapat Narattana 5-8 on March 21 and No. 25 Robin Anderson and Skylar Morton of UCLA in the NCAA quarterfinals match on May 25.
Weatherholt collected Big Ten Player-of-the-Week awards three times in the spring (Jan. 30, Feb. 13, March 13). Weatherholt graduated in May 2012 with a 3.873 GPA as a business administration major. She helped the team earn the Herman Award for Nebraska’s highest team GPA of all Huskers women’s sports in 2012 and 2013 and secured her third straight 2013 Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award.
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.
Weatherholt posted a 26-6 doubles record in 2011-12, including an 8-3 Big Ten mark paired with Veresova at No. 2. The duo's only Big Ten losses came to Ohio State, Purdue and Michigan.
An outstanding student, Weatherholt 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.
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.
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.
Weatherholt earned academic All-Big Ten honors in 2012 and 2013. In 2013, she won the prestigious ITA Cissie Leary Award for Sportsmanship, after claiming the ITA Central Region Arthur Ashe Jr. Leadership & Sportsmanship Award in 2012. She earned first-team academic All-Big 12 honors in 2010. Weatherholt earned spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall and spring semesters of 2011-12 and 2012-13. She was a six-time member of the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.