Honors and Awards
Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll (Fall: 2005, 2006)
Kellie Jensen became an important part of the NU defense in 2006. Jensen played in 19 contests for the Huskers, helping the NU defensive unit hold its opponents to just 24 goals on 97 attempts.
Jensen had been most impressive in the effectiveness of her tackles. A strong, quick defender, she displayed the ability to control opponent breakaways and uses her tackling talent to slow or stop counterattacks. Jensen's hard work throughout the year paid off against Loyola-Chicago on Oct. 25, as she earned her first start of the season and just the third of her career. In the game, Jensen and the Husker defenders held the Ramblers to just eight shots.
Jensen saw the field in 19 of the Huskers' 21 games in 2005 and made the first start of her career against
Jensen benefited from being a part of the Kansas City Dynamos club team, which advanced to the national championships the summer before Jensen came to
Jensen was the 2003 Kansas Gatorade Player of the Year for Blue Valley West, before missing her senior season with an injury. A two-time team co-captain, Jensen helped lead West to the Kansas 5A state title in 2002, and led her team in assists in 2003. In the classroom, Jensen was a four-year member of the honor roll and is a member of Who’s Who Among American High School Students. She was also awarded the EKL Scholar-Athlete Award.
Jensen teamed with fellow Husker freshman Lauren Isenhower on the six-time state champion Kansas City Dynamos club team. Jensen was also a member of the Olympic Development Program Region II squad from 2003 through 2005.
The daughter of Rick and Wendy Jensen, Kellie has two brothers, R.C., 20, and Jeff, 14. Kellie was born on Nov. 17, 1986. She has not declared a major at Nebraska.