Year: Redshirt Freshman
Hometown: Collierville, Tenn.
High School: Collierville


Honors & Awards

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

2013-14 (Redshirt Freshman)
After redshirting her freshman year, Emily Nykiel made her Husker debut at the Big Red Invitational (Nov. 21-23) at Sun Valley Lanes in Lincoln. Throughout the season she accumulated a 6.7 total pinfall and had zero errors.

Nykeil was named to the inaugural Tom Osborne Citizenship Team, which honors student-athletes for their outstanding commitment to community service.

2012-13 (Redshirt)
Nykiel joined the Nebraska bowling team after performing at a high level throughout high school. The freshman from Collierville, Tenn., redshirted in 2012-13.

Nykiel opened her academic career with a solid start by earning spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall and spring semesters.

Before Nebraska (Collierville)
Nykiel graduated from Collierville High School as a three-year captain for the bowling team and was an individual state qualifier three consecutive seasons. Nykiel was an individual state runner-up as a senior in 2011-12, and led her team to the Tennessee State Championships her junior and senior seasons.

Nykiel earned Memphis Pepsi Female Bowler-of-the-Year honors in 2012.

The daughter of Daniel and Mary Nykiel, Emily was born on March 8, 1993. Emily has one brother Jordan. Emily is majoring in marketing at Nebraska. She earned spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall semester of 2012 and the spring of 2013 and 2014. She was also a member of the inaugural Tom Osborne Citizenship Team in 2014.

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