First team academic All-America volleyball players Amanda Gates was named Nebraska’s Female Student-Athlete of the Year and first-team Academic All-Big 12 baseball player Nick Sullivan was named the Huskers Male Student-Athlete of the year Sunday night at the school’s Student-Athlete recognition banquet.
Gates was a 2008 First-Team Academic All-American and an eight-time selection to the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll. She played on four Big 12 championship teams, a national championship team, a national runner-up team and captained the Huskers’ Final Four team last December.
Sullivan, a two-time first-team All-Big 12 Academic honoree and nine-time member of the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll, is contemplating attending graduate school or law school if a future doesn’t work out in professional baseball.
241 medallions at the banquet. Sixty-seven Huskers earned gold medallions for highest academic honors (3.75-4.0 grade-point average).