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Nebraska's Major Academic Awards
Sarah Pavan earned Nebraska's most recent NCAA Top Eight Award.
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Courtesy: NU Media Relations
01/20/2015
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Nebraska student-athletes have won more NCAA Top Ten Awards than any other school in the country. Regarded as the nation's most prestigious academic award, Nebraska has had 17 recipients. Mary Weatherholt was NU's most recent honoree in 2014. The award honors male and female student-athletes throughout the country based upon the criteria of athletic achievement, academic achievement and community involvement. To be nominated, students must have exhausted their athletic eligibility. The award is presented at the annual NCAA Convention in January.

  • 2014 Mary Weatherholt - Women's Tennis - Business Administration
  • 2008 Sarah Pavan - Volleyball - Biochemistry
  • 2006 Richelle Simpson - Gymnastics - French and International Studies
  • 2002 Nancy Metcalf - Volleyball - Advertising
  • 1998 Grant Wistrom - Football - Biological Science
  • 1996 Aaron Graham - Football - Animal Science
  • 1995 Rob Zatechka - Football - Biological Sciences
  • 1994 Trev Alberts - Football - Communication Studies
  • 1992 Janet Kruse - Volleyball - Biological Sciences
  • 1991 Pat Tyrance - Football - Biological Sciences
  • 1991 Patrick Kirksey - Gymnastics - Finance
  • 1990 Jake Young - Football - Finance
  • 1990 Virginia Stahr - Volleyball - Elementary Education
  • 1989 Tom Schlesinger - Gymnastics - Chemistry
  • 1985 Mark Traynowicz - Football - Civil Engineering
  • 1983 Dave Rimington - Football - Economics
  • 1981 Randy Schleusener - Football - Biological Sciences
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