Honors & Awards
- Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll (Fall 2008)
2009 Outlook: Joe Broekemeier (pronounced Brock-myer) is a promising prospect who has battled injuries throughout his Husker career • Is a talented pitcher who throws in the upper 80s and has worked hard to improve his off-speed pitches • Possesses a good understanding of the strike zone and a maturing frame • Capped an impressive fall with two innings of shutout baseball in the Red/White Series opener • Considered by the coaching staff to be the most improved pitcher on the Husker staff from the start of the fall • Will likely work out of the bullpen, as he faces Division I competition for the first time in his college career.
2008: Missed the 2008 season because of a back injury.
2007: Broekemeier redshirted in 2007 • Spent the summer playing for the San Luis Obispo Blues for Coach Chal Fanning, compiling a 2-0 record with a 2.42 ERA in 13 games • Fanned 25 over 26 innings of work and held opponents to a .224 average.
Aurora High School: Broekemeier was one of the state’s top multi-sport athletes competing in football, basketball, track and American Legion baseball during his prep career • Selected as the Grand Island Independent’s Boys High School Athlete of the Year in 2005-06 • Rated as the top high school player in the state for the 2006 MLB Draft by Baseball America • Was a two-way performer for Coach Matt Broekemeier, going 4-2 with a 2.19 ERA on the mound, striking out 22 over 22.1 innings as a senior • Hit .480 with nine homers, 49 RBIs, 49 runs scored and 18 stolen bases, as Aurora placed fourth at the 2006 Class B state tournament • Enjoyed a strong junior campaign by going 7-3 with a 0.91 ERA while striking out 70 in 46 innings • Hit .401 with seven homers, 45 RBIs and 31 stolen bases • Started four years at point guard, setting a school record with 1,334 career points in leading AHS to back-to-back state tournament showings • Named captain of the Class B All-State team in 2005-06, averaging 18 points, six rebounds, five assists and four steals per game • Ran track for four seasons, placing fourth in the state in the 200 meters and anchoring the 4x400 relay to a state runner-up showing • Selected NU over Creighton, Missouri, Kansas and New Mexico.
Personal: Born on April 8, 1987, in Central City, Neb. • Parents are Dale and Karla Broekemeier • Has two brothers (Matt and Tyson) • Majors in business administration • Father wrestled at Nebraska-Kearney.