||Univ. of Nebraska (Lincoln)
||Sunday, January 14, 1990
Honors & Awards
Academic All-Big Ten (2012)
First-Team Academic All-Big 12 (2011)
Big 12 Commissioner's Fall Honor Roll (2010)
Big 12 Commissioner's Spring Honor Roll (2010, 2011)
Big Ten Women's Tennis Athlete of the Week (Sept. 14, 2011)
One of Nebraska's most talented and versatile players, Janine Weinreich produced a breakout season as a junior. The native of Tespe, Germany, climbed to No. 109 in the ITA singles rankings near the end of the season before slipping outside of the final top 125. She finished the year with a 24-6 record. One of five Germans on the 2011-12 Husker roster, Weinreich finished with a 20-5 record on the spring, including a glossy 9-1 mark in Big Ten action.
Weinreich was 5-0 at the No. 4 spot and 2-0 at No. 6 in 2011-12, while doing most of her work out of the No. 5 position in the Husker lineup. She was 13-5 at No. 5, including 9-1 in the Big Ten. She was also well ahead of Ohio State's Kelsey Dieters, 7-6, 5-2, when Nebraska's team victory was halted by inclement weather. Weinreich carried a four-match winning streak with her to the Big Ten Tournament.
She was nearly as impressive in doubles action, where she compiled a 20-8 overall record on the year, including an 19-6 spring mark. She went 7-4 in the Big Ten. Weinreich demonstrated her versatility and team-first attitude by pairing with five different doubles partners on the year.
Weinreich ended her junior year by teaming with freshman Izabella Zgierska to go 7-3 at the No. 3 doubles spot over the final 11 matches of the year (match was not completed against Purdue at Big Ten Tournament). The emergence of Weinreich and Zgierska helped solidify NU's doubles lineup late in the year.
In addition to her 7-3 mark with Zgierska, Weinreich went 3-0 at No. 2 with Stefanie Weinstein early in the spring, while adding a 1-0 mark with Patricia Veresova in the No. 2 slot. She added an 8-3 record, including a 1-2 Big Ten mark with Jennifer Holmberg. The tandem was 3-0 at No. 2 and 5-3 at No. 3. Weinreich also went 1-2 during the fall campaign while paired with Maike Zeppernick. Overall, Weinreich went 7-0 at No. 2 doubles and 12-6 at No. 3 doubles during the spring.
Prior to 2011-12, Weinreich owned a 29-25 career singles record and a 29-23 career doubles mark.
Also a standout in the classroom, Weinreich was one of seven Huskers to earn academic All-Big Ten honors in 2012.
Weinreich was a regular in the Nebraska lineup, playing primarily out of the No. 4 position. She finished 2010-11 with an 8-11 mark at that spot and a 12-14 record overall. In addition, she was one of NU's most consistent competitors in doubles action. She took the court with partner Patricia Veresova for much of the spring season, where they saw action at the No. 2 position. She and Veresova held a 10-5 record together and picked up key wins against Oklahoma State and Kansas State.
Weinreich was one of six Huskers named to the academic All-Big 12 first team. She also earned spots on the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll in both the fall and spring semesters.
Weinreich produced an excellent first season at Nebraska, compiling a 13-8 singles record during the spring. She saw action in the No. 5 and 6 positions and was a strong competitor all year for NU.
Weinreich paired with Wiveca Swarting in doubles, and the duo became a mainstay for Nebraska at the No. 2 position. Their record of 10-8 included an impressive 7-3 mark in Big 12 action.
Weinreich was named to the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll in the spring semester.
Weinreich was ranked as high as No. 5 in the junior division and No. 94 in the women's division in Germany. She also achieved a rank of No. 29 in the U18 division before coming to Nebraska. Weinreich won multiple titles at the Lower Saxony championship in the U12 and U16 divisions. She was the second top-100 German player to commit to the Huskers in her class, joining Stefanie Weinstein.
Janine was born Jan. 14, 1990, in Geesthact, Germany. She is the daughter of Dirk and Sabine Weinreich, and has a sister, Jennifer. Janine is majoring in international business management and marketing at Nebraska, and claimed academic All-Big Ten honors in 2012. She earned academic All-Big 12 accolades in 2011 and was a three-time member of the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.