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Bethany Hedley
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Watford, England
High School: Rickmansworth

Honors & Awards

  • Academic All-Big Ten (2014)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2012, 2013; Spring 2013, 2014)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2014)

2014-15 (Outlook)
Junior Bethany Hedley hopes to continue her individual progression as a bowler while helping power Nebraska's run to a third straight NCAA championship match in 2015.

Hedley regularly competed as the fourth bowler in Nebraska's five-player starting rotation as a sophomore in 2013-14, helping set up two-time first-team NTCA All-American Lizabeth Kuhlkin in key matches.

Nebraska Coach Bill Straub said he expects to use Hedley in a similar role throughout her junior season in 2014-15. 

A leader on and off the lanes, Hedley claimed academic All-Big Ten honors in 2014, while also earning selection to the inaugural Tom Osborne Citizenship Team. 

2013-14 (Sophomore)
Hedley helped lead the Huskers to a second-place finish at the 2014 NCAA Championships in Wickliffe, Ohio (April 10). She recorded a solid 205 to help the Huskers defeat Central Missouri in game two of the tournament.

Hedley helped the Huskers to a team title at the Central Missouri Women’s Invitational (Feb. 28-March 1) by finishing eighth in the individual standings with a 209.4 average. She notched a high game of 235 during the tournament.  

Hedley helped the team catch fire early in the season at the Big Red Invitational (Nov. 21-23). She recorded a strike in the second game of the tournament that helped earn a victory over eventual NCAA Champion Sam Houston State. She also notched a pair of strikes in the Huskers’ first game against Arkansas State. Her efforts helped push the Huskers to a team title in front of the home crowd at Sun Valley Lanes.  

Hedley also drove the team to a fifth-place finish among 29 teams at the Music City Classic in Nashville, Tenn. She finished 25th in the individual standings and recorded a 197.5 average with a high of 235. She fueled the Huskers to a 20-5 record for the weekend.

A standout off the lanes as well, Hedley earned academic All Big-Ten honors and was named to the inaugural Tom Osborne Citizenship Team, which honors student-athletes for their outstanding commitment to community service.

2012-13 (Freshman)
After having success internationally for Team England as a youth, Hedley did not miss a step while making the transition to collegiate bowling for the Huskers in 2012-13.

A mainstay in the starting lineup for Nebraska throughout the season, Hedley produced a 190.6 average as a freshman while helping the Huskers capture the 2013 NCAA championship.

Hedley’s best performances came early in the campaign at NU's first two tournaments. She bowled her way to a 202.2 game average including a high score of 235 at the Crusader Classic, before adding a 201.8 average at the Track Kat Klash.   

A standout in the classroom as well, Headley earned spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall and spring semesters of 2012-13.

Before Nebraska
Hedley came to Nebraska after competing internationally since the age of 13. Hedley was a member of Team England and competed at the World Youth Championships in Thailand in the summer of 2012. She captured several championships while competing in youth tournaments on the international stage.

Personal
The daughter of Sandie and Martyn Hedley, Bethany was born June 24, 1994. Bethany is majoring in journalism and advertising and has earned spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in all four of her semesters at Nebraska. She was also an academic All-Big Ten selection in 2014.