Pittsburgh, Pa. - The Nebraska bowling team defeated Stephen F. Austin 2-1 to punch its ticket to Las Vegas, Nev., to compete for the 2023 NCAA Championship and earn the program's seventh NCAA title.  

"I am very proud of the team for how they performed in the regional this weekend." Head Coach Paul Klempa said. "They prepared well both on and off the lanes leading up to the event and it paid off. I could not be happier for this group being able to reach the final four. We have a fun team who works very hard at their craft and to see them get rewarded with victories is gratifying. The finals will be extremely competitive with the top four teams in the RPI battling for the crown. We welcome the challenge."  

Saturday began with Round Six where SFA and regional host Duquesne battled in a final elimination round for a chance to compete in the regional finals against Nebraska. SFA defeated Duquesne 2-1, thus advancing them to the regional finals against Nebraska. In the final match, the Huskers took their time warming up in the first game receiving their first game loss of the regional bracket, falling to SFA in the traditional match (890-932) giving SFA a 1-0 lead. The Huskers then fired back in the baker match (1,034-930) forcing a best-of-seven tie breaker match. The Huskers won the first three matches (199-148), (190-166) and (172-168), before the lanes became more demanding and SFA took games four (172-186) and five (156-206). NU then responded with a win in game six (205-168), giving Nebraska the win it needed to punch its ticket to advance to the NCAA Championships in Las Vegas next weekend.   

Terrapins Blank Huskers in Game Two of Series

The Nebraska softball team (26-13, 6-4 Big Ten) was held scoreless in game two of the three-game series as Maryland claimed the 2-0 win on Saturday afternoon in College Park. The Terrapins (27-11, 4-6 Big Ten) held the Huskers to just three hits on the day. 

Maryland's offense was led by Kiley Goff who finished 2-for-3 on the day with one run. Sydney Lewis added an RBI double. Sydney Gray and Mya Felder both recorded doubles while Brooke Andrews added a single to make up NU's three hits. 

Courtney Wallace (17-8) recorded the loss in the circle for Nebraska. Wallace pitched the complete game, giving up seven hits and two runs. Trinity Schlotterbeck moved to 11-4 on the season, earning the win for the Terrapins. Schlotterbeck pitched 5.0 innings, holding the Big Red to two hits while Keira Bucher recorded her 10th save of the season with 2.0 innings of work. 

Maryland got on the board early with one run in the bottom of the first inning. The lead off batter was hit by pitch. With one out, a fielder's choice got the runner out at second. A walk put runners at first and second. Amelia Lech singled, scoring one, and giving the Terrapins a 1-0 lead. 

The Huskers looked to respond as Brooke Andrews was walked and advanced to second after a sacrifice bunt in the top of the second. Andrews reached third after a passed ball, but two ground outs held Nebraska scoreless through two innings. 

The Terrapins extended their lead to 2-0 in the bottom of the third. Goff led off with a single. With one out, Sydney Lewis doubled, scoring Goff, and extending the Maryland lead. 

Nebraska put two runners on in the fourth. With one out, Mya Felder recorded the first hit of the day for the Huskers with a double. Brooke Andrews followed with a single, but a line drive into a double play held the Huskers scoreless through four. 

Sydney Gray doubled and Mya Felder was walked in the top of the sixth to bring Brooke Andrews to the plate with two outs. However, a fly out from Andrews stranded two runners as NU went into the bottom of the sixth down, 2-0. 

Nebraska looked to rally in the seventh inning, but three straight outs secured the 2-0 shutout victory for the Terrapins. 

The Huskers return to action for the final game of the series against Maryland Sunday, April 9 at 11 a.m. (CT). Fans can listen to the action live on the Huskers Radio Network and Huskers.com with the call from Nate Rohr. The game will also be broadcasted live on the Big Ten Network.

Huskers Claim Nine Wins on Saturday at Jim Click Shootout

The Nebraska track and field team earned nine event titles on the final day at the Jim Click Shootout in Tucson, Ariz. Maddie Harris and Rhema Otabor highlighted Saturday, topping the all-time charts in the women's javelin.

Harris re-broke her own school record with a 193-1 (58.85m) to win the event. That distance is the best in the NCAA this season. Otabor finished as runner-up with a 185-10 (56.64m), moving up to second on the all-time list and fifth in the nation this season.

Arthur Petersen secured the men's javelin win with a distance of 247-3 (75.36m). That marks the second-best throw in school history and the fifth-best in the nation this season. Dash Sirmon finished fourth with a 225-10 (68.83m).

Nebraska secured the 1-2-3 finish in the men's high jump, with Tyus Wilson taking the title. His clearance of 7-1 (2.16m) is a new personal best. Michael Hoffer cleared 6-11 3/4 (2.13m) to claim runner-up honors and Reid Nelson tied for third with a mark of 6-8 3/4 (2.05m).

Jenna Rogers earned the first title of the day for the Huskers, clearing 6-0 (1.83m) in the high jump. Madi Scholl and Madison Yerigan tied for fifth with clearances of 5-8 3/4 (1.75m).

NU claimed the top three spots in the men's 800m, led by Niko Schultz winning the event in 1:50.20. Sam Easley clocked a 1:51.17 and Nick Bryant ran a 1:51.29 to finish second and third.

Garrett Kaalund climbed to seventh on the 200m all-time list with his victory in 20.70.

Brithton Senior crossed the line at 13.71 to win the men's 110m hurdles. Johanna Ilves ran a personal-best 13.50 in the women's 100m hurdles to finish fourth.

Taya Skelton notched a 3000m steeplechase victory with a personal-best time of 10:38.80.

Terrol Wilson leaped 50-8 3/4 (15.46m) in the triple jump to capture first place.

Three Huskers placed in the top five of the women's hammer throw, led by Hillevi Carlsson earning a runner-up finish. With a personal-best mark of 201-9 (61.49m), Carlsson moved up to No. 4 on the all-time list. Tanessa Morris threw for 200-10 (61.22m) to finish third and Taylor Latimer took fourth with a mark of 199-2 (60.71m).

In the men's shot put, Jonah Wilson led Nebraska, placing second with a 65-4 1/4 (19.92m). That mark is sixth in school history and fourth in the NCAA this season. Maxwell Otterdahl placed third with a 63-9 (19.43m) and Kevin Shubert finished fourth with a 63-7 (19.38m).

Betty Rosvold continued the success for the throwers, placing second in the discus with a distance of 180-2 (54.91m). That mark is the sixth-best in school history. Otterdahl placed fourth in the men's discus with a 186-4 (56.81m).

In the women's shot put, Taylor Latimer threw 54-4 1/2 (16.57m) to finish second, while Kalynn Meyer placed fifth with a 51-11 1/4 (15.83m).

Velecia Williams pitched in a runner-up finish in the women's long jump with a leap of 20-10 1/2 (6.36m). Rhianna Phipps added a fifth-place finish with a mark of 19-9 (6.02m). In the men's long jump, Micaylon Moore achieved a new personal best, leaping 25-4 1/2 (7.73m) to finish second.

Omar Rodgers was the top NU finisher in the men's 400m hurdles, clocking a 51.79 to finish second. Cory Berg placed third in 52.32 and Joseph Clifford took fourth in 53.58. In the women's 400m hurdles, Karlie Moore crossed the line at 1:01.51 to place fourth.

Peace Omonzane jumped 40-3 1/4 (12.27m) in the triple jump to place fourth. Jessica Gardner cleared 12-9 1/2 (3.90m) in the pole vault to finish fifth.

The Husker men (Nick Bryant, Schultz, Easley, Kaalund) wrapped up the night with a third-place finish in the 4x400 relay, clocking a 3:07.37.

Nebraska returns to action April 21-22 at the Michael Johnson Invitational, hosted by Baylor in Waco, Texas.

Huskers Return to Action for Tiger Collegiate

The Nebraska men's golf team returns to action for the Tiger Collegiate in Colombia, Mo. April 10-11.

Teams will make their way to Missouri on Saturday and compete in a practice round beginning at 10:55 a.m. (CT) at the Club at Old Hawthorne and its Par-72, 7,221-yard layout on Sunday.

Action will then tee off on Monday with a shotgun start at 9:00 a.m. (CT), with Round 2 immediately following. On Tuesday, play will conclude with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. (CT).

The 15-team field features a strong group of Midwestern teams and is hosted by the University of Missouri. Nebraska is joined by Big Ten members Illinois, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, and Rutgers. Former Big 12 foes Iowa State and Kansas State will also make the trip. Arkansas State, Lipscomb, Louisiana-Monroe, Marquette, Nevada, and Wyoming round out the field. 

Will Marshall (Sr., Elburn, Ill.) and Gentry Scheve (Jr., Emporia, Kan.) return to the Husker lineup in the midst of playing some the best golf of their Husker careers. Marshall, fueled by a final-round 67 (-5), finished 19th at the Seahawk Intercollegiate March 27. Scheve also posted a career-best individual round score (70, -2) and 54-hole score (219, +3). 

Reed Malleck is another Husker looking to keep his momentum going in Missouri. The junior from York, Neb. tied his career-low round with a 69 (-3) in Carolina and also set a new career-best three-round score of 216 (E). 

Caleb Badura will make his second straight lineup appearance for Nebraska. The fifth-year senior from Aurora finished tied for 65th at the Seahawk with a three-round score of 225 (+6). 

Davis Johnson, the true freshman from Chaska, Minn., makes his first lineup appearance for the Big Red. He last competed in the individual tournament at the Purdue Fall Invitational October 10-11, where he carded a 71 (-1) and finished tied for 33rd. 

Live updates can be found at HuskersGolf on Twitter and Instagram throughout the tournament. Scoring can be found at Golfstat.com. 

Tiger Collegiate Invitational
Colombia, Mo.
The Club at Old Hawthorne
Par 72, 7,221 Yards
April 10-11, 2023

Nebraska Lineup

1. Will Marshall (Sr., Elburn, Ill.)
2. Reed Malleck (Jr., York, Neb.)
3. Caleb Badura (Sr., Aurora, Neb.)
4. Gentry Scheve (Jr., Emporia, Kan.)
5. Davis Johnson (Fr., Chaska, Minn.)

Tournament Info - (All Times C.T.)
Sunday, April 9 (Practice Round) 10:55 a.m. 
Monday, April 10 (Rounds 1&2) 9:00 a.m. - Shotgun Start
Tuesday, April 11 (Round 3) 8:30 a.m. - Shotgun Start

Live Scoring: GolfStat.com

Field (15 teams)

Arkansas State
Iowa State
Kansas State
Michigan State

Up Next
The Big Red head to the Fighting Illini Spring Collegiate April 22-23 in their last tournament before the Big Ten Championships which will take place April 28-30 at the Galloway National Golf Club in New Jersey. 

Marshall, Scheve Set Career-Bests In Carolina
Behind stellar play throughout the Husker lineup, Nebraska surged four spots on the leaderboard on March 27 to claim a tie for 12th place at the Seahawk Intercollegiate in Wilmington, N.C. Along with their best round of the season (279), the Huskers three-round score of 879 (+9) also marked their best effort of the spring. 

Senior Will Marshall (Elburn, Ill.) and junior Gentry Scheve (Emporia, Kan.) both set new career-best rounds. Marshall's final-round performance of 67 (-5) triumphed over his previous mark of 68 (-4), which he set at the Badger Invitational in Verona, Wisc. Sept. 13, 2022. His 54-hole score of 213 (-3) was one stroke off his career-best (212, Quail Valley, 10/18/21). He also tallied the second highest finish in his career, finishing 19th. 

Scheve shot a 70 (-2) on Monday to beat his previous low of 71 (Hawkeye Invite, 4/17/22). His three-round score of 219 (+3) also set a career-best. 

Reed Malleck, the junior from York, Neb., joined in on the fun Monday, tying his career-low round score of 69 (-3). He also set a new career-low 54-hole score of 216 (E). This is the second tournament in a row he tied his career-best. 

Malleck Sets Two Career-Bests at Desert Mountain
Reed Malleck set two career-bests to lead Nebraska at the Desert Mountain Collegiate on March 5. Along with a career-best 69 (-3) in the first round, Malleck's finish of 28th beat his previous high of T-34th, which he set at the White Sands Bahamas Invitational Oct. 30.

Marshall Model of Consistency
Will Marshall, the senior from Elburn, Ill., has provided a steady presence in the Husker lineup throughout the 2022-23 season.

He currently holds a 73.55 stroke average through 20 rounds, best among Husker regulars.  He has earned three top-25 finishes, highlighted by a 16th place finish at the Badger Invitational Sept. 13, a new career-best. He added two more top-25 finishes, with his most recent being a 19th place finish at the Seahawk Intercollegiate March 27. He has placed inside the top-50 in every tournament for the Big Red.  

Crockett Sets Husker Record For Season Stroke Average
Harry Crockett (So., Oxted, England) transferred to Nebraska in the fall of 2022 and made an immediate impact on the Husker program.

Crockett golfed to an exceptional 71.82 stroke average in 11 rounds, the best average in school history. His top moments of the season included two 67 (-5) performances, which he achieved in the final round of the Purdue Fall Invitational October 11 and White Sands Bahamas Invitational October 30. He finished 3rd in Purdue, and nearly added another top-10 when he finished 11th in the Bahamas.