Honors & Awards
- NTCA Scholastic All-American (2013, 2016)
- NTCA Scholastic All-American (Honorable Mention, 2015)
- Academic All-Big Ten (2014, 2015, 2016)
- Big Ten Sportsmanship Award (2016)
- Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015; Spring 2013, 2014, 2016)
- Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2014, 2015, 2016)
- Junior England Team Member (2011, 2012, 2013)
Bethany Hedley wrapped up a solid Nebraska career in 2015-16, providing leadership and experience to the 2016 NCAA runner-up Huskers. Hedley posted a 200 average as a senior, bringing her career average to 196.6.
Hedley saw action in the second spot in Nebraska’s five-bowler rotation for most of the season, but also gave the Huskers clutch performances off the bench as a senior.
The senior from England was on top of her game at the 2016 NCAA Championship, finishing eighth overall with a 213 average to help the Huskers to a second-place team finish.
Hedley was at her best at the Prairie View A&M Invitational, contributing a score of 213.4 to help the Huskers to the team title. She also posted a strong performance at Nebraska’s own Big Red Invitational with a 211.8 average.
She earned a Big Ten Sportsmanship Award as a senior, and she earned her third straight academic All-Big Ten award in 2016. Hedley was named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in both the fall and spring semesters. She also claimed a spot on the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team for the third consecutive year, and she earned NTCA Scholastic All-America honors for the third time.
Hedley continued to be a solid performer for the Huskers throughout the 2015 season. The southpaw was a steady helping hand off the bench for NU for most of her junior campaign, but did start twice during the season.
A standout in the classroom as well, Hedley was named an honorable-mention NTCA Scholastic All-American in 2015. She also earned a spot on the academic All-Big Ten team in 2015 while being recognized as a member of the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team for her outstanding work in the community of Lincoln.
Hedley was key in the Husker victory at the Big Red Invite. She averaged a 198.2 through the three-day competition. Hedley also performed well at the Mid-Winter Classic, compiling a game average of 190.1 to help NU to a third-place finish. A force off the bench for the Huskers at the NCAA Championships, Hedley bowled four games, compiling a game average of 188 for the tournament to help the Huskers win their fifth NCAA title.
Hedley helped lead the Huskers to a second-place finish at the 2014 NCAA Championship during her sophomore campaign. She recorded a solid 205 to help the Huskers defeat Central Missouri in game two of the NCAA Tournament.
She led the Huskers to a team title at the Central Missouri Women’s Invitational by finishing eighth in the individual standings with a 209.4 average, including a high game of 235.
Hedley helped the team catch fire early in the season at the Big Red Invitational. 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 pushed 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 game 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.
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, Hedley claimed NTCA Scholastic All-America accolades in 2013, and earned spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall and spring semesters of 2012-13.
Hedley came to Nebraska after competing internationally since the age of 13. She 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.
The daughter of Sandie and Martyn Hedley, Bethany was born on June 24, 1994. She has a brother, Dan. Bethany majored in journalism and advertising and public relations and graduated in August of 2016. She earned spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in seven of her semesters at Nebraska. She was a three-time NTCA Scholastic All-American (2013, 2015, 2016). Hedley was a three-time academic All-Big Ten selection. She earned a Big Ten Sportsmanship Award in 2016. Hedley was named to the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team in 2014, 2015 and 2016. She was also named academic All-NTCA in 2016.