William

Gleason

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Height: 5'8"
Weight: 160
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb.
High School: Southwest
Major: Veterinary Science

Bio

Honors & Awards

  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2018; Spring 2019)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2019)
  • Three-time Nebraska Class A Singles Champion (2015, 2016, 2017)
  • UTSA Junior Leadership Team (2017)

2018-19: Freshman

Will Gleason closed out a stellar freshman season with a 12-9 spring record, including a team-best 6-4 mark in Big Ten play -- that was the highest conference record by a Huskers since three-time All-Big Ten selection Dusty Boyer went 4-7 in his senior season.

Gleason's most impressive win took place on April 5, when the Huskers took on No. 1 Ohio State. The Lincoln Southwest grad overcame Buckeye senior Martin Joyce in a three-set thriller, 7-6 (5), 1-6, 10-5 for Nebraska's sole win of the match. That was Joyce's fourth loss of the season at the time, and only his second in Big Ten play.

Gleason teamed up with senior Toby Boyer for Nebraska's No. 1 doubles team most of the season, as both upset two nationally-ranked opponents in Big Ten competition. Boyer/Gleason concluded the season at 8-11 overall (6-10 Spring, 3-6 Big Ten).

Before Nebraska

A four-star recruit out of Lincoln Southwest High School in Nebraska, Gleason was ranked No. 138 nationally and climbed as high as No. 76 in the 16 and Under Singles in 2016. Gleason is a three-time Nebraska High School Boys Class A Singles champion. He chose Nebraska over Cal Poly, Oregon and Omaha.  He was named to the United States Tennis Association (UTSA) Junior Leadership Team in 2017.

Personal

The son of Jim and Susan Gleason, William was born on Nov. 8, 1999. Will is majoring in veterinary science and earned spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall and spring semesters of 2018-19. He was a member of the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team in 2019. 

Singles 

Year Spring Big Ten Fall Total
2018-19 12-9 6-4 4-5

16-14

Totals 12-9 6-4 4-5 16-14

Doubles

Year Spring Big Ten Fall Total
2018-19 10-11 3-6 2-4 12-15
Totals 10-11 3-6 2-4 12-15

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