Nebraska’s Jessica Shepard has been named the Big Ten Conference Freshman of the Year and is also earned first team all-conference honors.
Shepard, who was a unanimous selection to the coaches’ six-player Big Ten All-Freshman team, led the Huskers in both scoring and rebounding with 19.5 points and 8.8 rebounds per game while helping Nebraska to an 18-11 record that included a 9-9 conference mark.
Nebraska sophomore Natalie Romeo earned second-team All-Big Ten honors from the coaches. The 5-7 guard averaged 15.6 points, 2.7 rebounds, 2.9 assists and a team-leading 1.4 steals per contest.
Romeo also smashed the Nebraska single-season three-point record with 93 on the year to rank among national leaders in that category