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Courtesy: NU Media Relations
          Release: 09/26/2013
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Academic Success at Nebraska - A Tradition of Excellence

  • Husker student-athletes across all sports have a cumulative GPA of 3.167.
  • Nebraska leads the nation with 307 CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-Americans
  • Nebraska leads the nation with 16 NCAA Today's Top Ten Award recipients, while the Husker football team's nine honorees is the most by any single program in the nation. Sarah Pavan (Volleyball) became Nebraska's most recent honoree in January of 2008.
  • A total of 17 Husker student-athletes earned the 1A FAR Academic Excellence Award, awarded to student-athletes that graduated between September 1, 2011 and August 31, 2012 with a 3.80 cumulative GPA or higher.
  • 105 Husker student-athletes earned their degrees in either August or December of 2012, May of 2013.
  • During the 2012-13 academic year, 84 Nebraska student-athletes recorded perfect 4.0 semesters in either the fall or spring term.
  • Nebraska had 188 student athletes earn Academic All-Big Ten recognition during the 2012-13 academic year.
  • A total of 68 Huskers earned Big Ten Conference Distinguished Scholar recognition during the 2012-2013 academic year.
  • Bjorn Barrefors (Track and Field) and Mary Weatherholt (Women's Tennis) were named the Big Ten Conference Medal of Honor Recipients in 2013.
  • A total of 255 Nebraska student-athletes (sophomore level and above) were honored at the 23nd Annual Academic Awards Banquet in 2013 for achieving a 3.0 or higher GPA in the previous two semesters. Bjorn Barrefors (Track and Field) and Mary Weatherholt (Women's Tennis) were named Nebraska Student-Athletes of the Year for 2012-13. The Men's Golf and Women's Tennis teams claimed the Herman Team GPA Awards for the second-straight year. The Wrestling and Swimming and Diving teams won the team Life Skills Award of Excellence.
  • Husker student-athletes Sean Fisher (Football) and Bjorn Barrefors (Track and Field) earned prestigious NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships.  
  • Husker student-athletes Conor McDermott (Football) and Megan Southworth (Softball) earned Big Ten Postgraduate Scholarships.
  • A total of 705 student-athletes were honored on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall of 2012 and spring of 2013 semesters for earning a 3.0 or better term GPA. 

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