The 2010 Big 12 regular-season champion Nebraska women's basketball team has sparked unprecedented interest in the program following the best season in school history.
The Huskers, who advanced to the first NCAA Sweet 16 in school history after claiming the program's first NCAA Tournament No. 1 seed, sold more than 1,100 new season tickets during a special "March Madness" promotion. The season ticket sales brought NU's season tickets to an all-time high of more than 2,500 heading into the offseason.
Although the March Madness promotion is over, fans can still 2010-11 season tickets right now on Huskers.com.
Nebraska returns honorable-mention All-Big 12 guard Dominique Kelley as a senior leader in 2010-11, after Kelley averaged a team-leading 18.3 points per game in 2010 NCAA Tournament action. Kelley, a Lincoln Northeast High School graduate, has started 98 consecutive games as a Husker and is poised to join NU's prestigious 1,000-point club early in the 2010-11 campaign.
Kelley will be joined in the backcourt by Lindsey Moore, who earned a spot on the Big 12 All-Freshman Team by dishing out the No. 3 assist total by a freshman in school history. Moore also set an NU freshman record by starting 34 straight games to open her career.
The Huskers, who captured their first-ever Big 12 regular-season title in 2010, also return senior-to-be Catheryn Redmon at center. Redmon was a regular starter as a sophomore, when the Huskers suffered a season-ending injury to 2010 All-American Kelsey Griffin. Redmon is one of the Big 12's premier shot-blockers and could threaten Nebraska's school record in that category next season.
Junior guard Kaitlyn Burke, who started 19 games as a sophomore in 2008-09, could also return to the Huskers' starting lineup after being forced to the sideline with an injury in 2009-10. The Huskers also return experienced contributors in senior-to-be Jessica Periago, a 6-4 center, and junior-to-be Harleen Sidhu, who could be poised for a breakout season.
Sophomores Layne Reeves, Katya Leick and Meghin Williams will be joined by potentially one of the top freshman classes in school history. The 2010-11 freshmen are led by two-time Nebraska Player of the Year Jordan Hooper from Alliance, along with 2010 Arizona Player of the Year Rebecca Woodberry. Adrianna Maurer, Kellie McCann-Smith and Katie Simon will add size and athleticism to Nebraska's roster next season.
Nebraska was a perfect 16-0 at the Bob Devaney Sports Center in 2009-10, and the Huskers shattered every school attendance record, attracting seven straight crowds of more than 10,000 fans over their last seven home games. NU led the Big 12 in home attendance during conference games, drawing nearly 11,383 fans per night to the Devaney Center.
Now's your chance to join the excitement of Husker women's basketball and get your season tickets for the 2010-11 season.
The Nebraska Athletic Department wants to thank all the great Husker fans who joined the fun at the Devaney Center this season, by offering a chance to purchase new season tickets.
Prices for the 2010-11 season:
- A-Level season tickets -- $180 (sold out)
- B & C-Level season tickets -- $144
- B & C-Level Faculty/Staff tickets -- $126
- General admission season tickets for adults -- $72
- General admission season tickets for youth/senior citizens -- $36
Please note that although the 2010-11 schedule has not been finalized, the Huskers expect to again play 16 regular-season home games and two exhibition games at the Devaney Center next season.