Lincoln, NE (June 27) – Nebraska Sports Council officials announced today that Husker Softball players Olivia Ferrell, Courtney Wallace and Karlee Seevers will lead the Oath of Athletes at the Cornhusker State Games (CSG) Opening Ceremonies on Friday, July 15 at Lincoln’s Seacrest Field.
The three seniors had a major impact in a magical 2022 Husker season, including a dramatic turnaround from a 22-22 record a year ago to a 2022 record of 40-16, an NCAA Tournament berth and the Huskers’ first-ever Big Ten Tournament Championship.
Ferrell, a senior from Elkhorn South High School, posted a 2022 pitching record of 20-7 and a career-low 2.00 season ERA as a pitcher. She was named to the Big Ten All-Tournament Team, Second-Team All-Big Ten, the NFCA All-Midwest Region Second-Team, Academic All-Big 10 2019-2022, the 2022 Sam Foltz 27 Hero Award and the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team for 2019-2022.
Wallace, a senior from Papillion-Lavista High School, earned the 2022 Rawlings/NFCA Gold Glove Award, was named to the 2022 Big Ten All-Defensive Team for her fielding prowess from the pitching circle and posted a 17-8 pitching record for the 2022 season. She was also named to the Big Ten All-Tournament Team, Second-Team All-Big Ten, the NFCA All-Midwest Region Second-Team in 2021 and Third-Team in 2022, Academic All-Big 10 2021-2022, the 2021 Sam Foltz 27 Hero Award and the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team for 2019-2022.
Seevers, a senior from York High School, was a 2022 team captain who earned the 2022 Big Ten Sportsmanship Award, Academic All-Big Ten 2020-2022, Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award 2020-2021, Sam Foltz 27 Hero Award 2020 and Tom Osborne Citizenship Team for 2019-2022.
Prior to leading the CSG Oath of Athletes, the three will participate in a Meet-And-Greet with CSG Athletes from 5:15-6:45 p.m. inside East High School where the CSG SportFest and athlete meal take place. The Opening Ceremonies begin at 8 p.m. and includes the parade of athletes, skydivers, fireworks, a freestyle motocross exhibition and the lighting of the caldron by a mystery athlete.
Officials also issued a reminder to register for the 2022 Cornhusker State Games before the July 5th final deadline. The 38th annual Games features competition in more than 70 different sports for athletes of all ages and abilities. There are currently more than 6,000 registered, and officials expect a final total over 10,000.
Most events take place from July 15-24 at venues in and around Lincoln, Omaha, Kearney, Fremont, Grand Island, and Columbus. Those interested can find information and register at CornhuskerStateGames.com.