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Nebraska's Three-Time Academic All-Americans
Courtesy: NU Media Relations
05/27/2009
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Sarah Pavan became the third Nebraska student-athlete to earn three straight first-team CoSIDA Academic All-America awards.
Courtesy: Scott Bruhn/NU Media Relations

A total of 13 Nebraska student-athletes have earned CoSIDA Academic All-America recognition on three occasions during the Husker careers, including just a trio of three-time first-team CoSIDA Academic All-Americans. The following list includes all of NU's three-time Academic All-Americans across all teams and all sports, dating back to the inception of the CoSIDA Academic All-America program in 1952.

Chronological Listing

  • Karen Dahlgren, Volleyball (HM, 1984; 1st, 1985; 1st, 1986)
  • Lori Richins, Softball (HM, 1985; 1st, 1986; 2nd, 1987)
  • Virginia Stahr, Volleyball (1st, 1987; 1st, 1988; 1st, 1989)
  • Janet Kruse, Volleyball (3rd, 1989; 1st, 1990; 1st, 1991)
  • Karen Jennings, Women's Basketball (1st, 1991; 1st, 1992; 1st, 1993)
  • Denise McMillan, Softball (2nd, 1992; 2nd, 1993; 2nd, 1994)
  • Rob Zatechka, Football (2nd, 1992; 1st, 1993; 1st, 1994)
  • Sumner Darling, Men's Gymnastics (3rd, 1992; 1st, 1993; 1st, 1994)
  • Nicole Duval, Women's Gymnastics (3rd, 1993; 3rd, 1994; 1st, 1995)
  • Laura Pilakowski, Volleyball (2nd, 2000; 2nd, 2001; 1st, 2002)
  • Jeff Leise, Baseball (2nd, 2001; 1st, 2002; 1st, 2003)
  • Sarah Pavan, Volleyball (1st, 2005; 1st, 2006; 1st, 2007)
  • Bjorn Barrefors, Men's Track & Field (2nd, 2010; 1st, 2011; 1st, 2012)

Three-Time First-Team Academic All-Americans

  • Virginia Stahr, Volleyball (1st, 1987; 1st, 1988; 1st, 1989)
  • Karen Jennings, Women's Basketball (1st, 1991; 1st, 1992; 1st, 1993)
  • Sarah Pavan, Volleyball (1st, 2005; 1st, 2006; 1st, 2007)
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