||Univ. of Nebraska (Lincoln)
||Sunday, February 17, 1991
Honors & Awards
Academic All-Big Ten (2012)
ITA Scholar-Athlete Award (2011)
Big 12 Commissioner's Fall Honor Roll (2010)
Big 12 Commissioner's Spring Honor Roll (2011)
The lone sophomore on Nebraska's eight-player roster, Maike Zeppernick provided depth for the Huskers in 2011-12. The native of Hamburg, Germany, finished with a 14-7 singles record in her second season at NU, including an 11-4 mark during the spring campaign. She posted a 4-2 record at the No. 6 spot in Big Ten competition, with her last appearance coming in a straight-set win over Michigan's Kristen Dodge on April 13. She also defeated Purdue's Gisella Pere on April 7, and notched Big Ten wins over Iowa's Ellen Silver and Ohio State's Tiffany Dittmer. Zeppernick suffered Big Ten losses to Penn State's Nina Sertic and Indiana's Kayla Fujimoto.
On the doubles court, Zeppernick went 7-3 at the No. 3 spot on the year, including 6-1 in spring action. She paired with freshman Izabella Zgierska for a perfect 4-0 record this spring and notched a 2-1 mark with Jennifer Holmberg. During the fall season, Zeppernick paired with Janine Weinreich for a 1-2 doubles record.
Zeppernick was also a solid performer in the classroom, where she was one of seven Huskers to claim academic All-Big Ten honors in 2012.
Zeppernick established her place in Nebraska's lineup by the open of conference play in 2011. She appeared at the No. 5 and 6 singles positions and compiled a 12-6 record during the spring. Zeppernick was also a consistent part of the doubles lineup, playing primarily at the No. 3 position. Zeppernick went 5-3 while pairing with Jennifer Holmberg, and added a 4-3 mark alongside Patricia Veresova at the No. 3 doubles spot.
Zeppernick was named to the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll in the fall and spring semesters. She achieved a perfect 4.0 GPA in the fall, helping the tennis program capture the Herman Award, which is presented to the Nebraska women's team with the highest grade-point average during the academic year. Zeppernick was named an ITA Scholar-Athlete upon completion of her first year at NU.
Zeppernick played tennis in Germany while she attended high school at Gymnasium Buckhorn in Hamburg. She was ranked No. 104 in the German national rankings.
Maike was born Feb. 17, 1991, in Hamburg, Germany. She is the daughter of Henry and Birgit Zeppernick and has one brother, Tore, 18. Maike is a business administration major at Nebraska, and earned academic All-Big Ten honors in 2012. She was a two-time member of the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.