University of Nebraska Honors Athletes of the Year

The University of Nebraska Athletics Department honored some of its best and brightest student-athletes with a special red carpet recognition event at the Lied Center for Performing Arts Sunday evening. The event included the naming of 2017-18 Male and Female Student-Athletes of the Year and other annual team and individual accomplishments, as Husker Athletics highlighted stellar performances in competition, the classroom and the community.

Senior gymnasts Chris Stephenson and Danielle Breen garnered two of Nebraska’s most coveted awards as the Male and Female Student-Athletes of the Year. The presentation of those awards capped the 28th annual event and marked the first time since 1997 that gymnasts swept the top awards.

Overall, a total of 313 Huskers earned academic medallions at A Night at the Lied. Gold medallions (95) were presented to those for highest academic honors (3.75-4.00 grade-point average). Silver medallions (76) were awarded to those for high honors (3.50-3.749 GPA), while bronze medallions (142) were presented to student-athletes with honors (3.00-3.499 GPA).