After a solid freshman season with the Huskers, Ellinor Zugner started her sophomore campaign with a great fall performance. In the Lloyd Stokdad Tournament in Des Moines, Iowa, Zugner won three straight matches to advance to the finals, but lost to senior teammate Jennifer Cremieux to place second. Zugner also fared well in doubles, notching a fall record of 2-1.
Zugner saw limited action on the singles court in the spring, appearing in two matches at the No. 6 spot and losing both. She saw more time on the doubles court, playing 12 matches at the No. 3 spot. Zugner ended the spring with a record of 4-8, including a 1-4 mark against Big 12 teams.
Zugner did not see action in her first fall with the Huskers, but it did not keep her from making an impact in the spring. Zugner recorded her first win as a Husker in the home opener against Creighton, when she defeated Shannon Whelan in straight sets, 6-3, 6-0.
Zugner began to see increased playing time at the No. 6 slot so Katie Garcia could play at the No. 5 position when Milena Schulz-Gartner was out of the lineup. Zugner utilized her powerful serve to make the most of her opportunities, taking four of five conference matches at one point to finish the season with a 6-4 singles record, including a valuable 5-3 Big 12 mark.
On the doubles court, she played mostly with Pamela Castillejos and Milena Schulz-Gartner at the No. 3 slot. In her one appearance at the No. 1 doubles slot, Zugner and Gitte Ostermann won an important conference match, 8-5, over Missouri. Zugner posted an 8-3 doubles record with an impressive 7-3 conference record.
Zugner attended Adalsskolan High School in Sweden. She was ranked ninth in her age division in Sweden and No. 74 among all women in the country.
The daughter of Roland and Maria Zugner, Ellinor has two brothers, Hannes, 21, and David, 13. Ellinor was born in Gothenburg, Sweden, on Sept. 2, 1985. She has not declared a major at Nebraska. She is a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.