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  Maike Zeppernick
School: Univ. of Nebraska (Lincoln)
Year: Senior
Home Town: Hamburg
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Home Country: Germany
High School: Gymnasium Buckhorn
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Birth Date: Sunday, February 17, 1991
Dominant Hand: Right
Major: Business Administration
Singles Record: 0-0
Doubles Record: 0-0
2012-13: Junior
Maike Zeppernick was the lone junior playing on Nebraska's eight-woman roster in 2012-13. She produced 11 combined victories on the season to help the Huskers to their best season in school history. Nebraska advanced to its first NCAA Sweet 16 and claimed the Big Ten Conference regular-season title.

A native of Hamburg, Germany, Zeppernick played at No. 5 and 6 singles and No. 2 and 3 doubles on the year.

Zeppernick completed 11 singles matches and five doubles matches in the spring. She earned an 8-8 singles record on the year with a 7-4 spring mark and a 2-2 Big Ten record. Her last completed match for NU came on April 14 in a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Michigan State's Michaela Silesova. Zeppernick went 1-0 at No. 5 singles on the spring and collected a 6-4 mark at the No. 6 spot.

Zeppernick posted a 3-4 doubles record, including 3-2 on the spring. She lost her only Big Ten match alongside Maggy Lehmicke to Ohio State's Gabby Steele and Grainne O'Neill on Feb. 2. Her final doubles match of the year came alongside Lauren Wagner in a loss at the No. 3 spot to Colorado State's tandem of Mollie Cooper and Abby Stevens on Feb. 17.

Zeppernick partnered with four teammates throughout the season. She was 0-3 alongside Wagner, 1-0 with Zgierska, and 1-1 with Lehmicke, all at No. 3. Zeppernick went 1-0 at No. 2 doubles with Janine Weinreich.

As a sophomore in 2011-12, Zeppernick managed a 21-10 combined record, with a 14-10 mark in singles and a 7-3 doubles record.

A solid performer in the classroom, Zeppernick was a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar in 2013, and captured academic All-Big Ten honors for the second straight season. She claimed spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in both the fall and spring semesters of 2012-13.

2011-12: Sophomore
Zeppernick provided depth for the Huskers in 2011-12, finishing 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 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.

2010-11: Freshman
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 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.


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)
2011-12: Sophomore
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.

2010-11: Freshman
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.

Before Nebraska
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.

Personal
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.