||Univ. of Nebraska (Lincoln)
||Monday, November 09, 1992
Izabella Zgierska was Nebraska's lone sophomore on a senior-laden squad in 2012-13. The native of Miesbach, Germany, produced 21 combined victories on the year while helping the Huskers to the best season in school history. Nebraska advanced to its first NCAA Sweet 16 and claimed the Big Ten Conference regular-season championship.
One of four Germans on the 2012-13 Husker roster, Zgierska played at No. 5 and 6 singles and No. 3 doubles.
Zgierska battled her way to an 11-15 singles record, including an 9-11 mark in the spring and 4-3 record in Big Ten play. Zgierska struggled with an injury early in the spring that forced her to retire from a match with Creighton's Amanda Noonan on Jan. 22.
Zgierska tallied a 10-10 doubles record, including a 9-9 spring mark and a 2-4 record in the Big Ten. Her primary partner was Maggy Lehmicke, but Zgierska did make one appearance with Maike Zeppernick against Illinois State on Feb. 15.
The duo of Zgierska and Lehmicke reeled off six straight victories from Feb. 10 to March 8.
Zgierska earned academic All-Big Ten honors in 2013 and claimed spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in both the fall and spring semesters of 2012-13. She also helped the Huskers capture the Herman Award for the highest team GPA of all Nebraska sports in 2012 and 2013.
The lone freshman on Nebraska's eight-player roster, Izabella Zgierska helped solidfy the Huskers' doubles lineup during the Big Ten season. The youngster from Miesbach, Germany teamed with fellow German Janine Weinreich at the No. 3 doubles spot for 11 Big Ten matches, joining forces for an impressive 7-3 record.
Zgierska and Weinreich combined to go 7-3 over NU's final 11 matches of the season (match vs. Purdue at Big Ten Tournament not completed), including an 8-1 win over North Texas in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The duo also closed the regular season with three straight Big Ten wins against Michigan State, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Their only Big Ten losses came to Michigan and Purdue.
Overall, Zgierska posted a 14-3 doubles record, including a 3-0 mark with Mary Weatherholt and a 4-0 record with Maike Zeppernick at the No. 4 spot.
One of five Germans on the Husker roster, Zgierska has also produced a 7-5 record in singles competition as a freshman, including a 2-0 mark in Big Ten play. Zgierska defeated Michigan State's Julianna Gruber in three sets at the No. 6 spot on April 15. Zgierska made her first Big Ten appearance with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Iowa's Katie Zordani at the No. 4 spot on March 9. Zgierska is 1-0 at No. 4, 5-3 at No. 5 and 1-2 at No. 6 singles on the year.
Zgierska played tennis in Germany and attended high school at Miesbach. She was ranked as high as No. 117 nationally.
Izabella is a native of Miesbach, Germany, where she was born on Nov. 9, 1992. She is the daughter of Cezary and Joanna Zgierska and has one sister, Sara. Izabella is majoring in international business at Nebraska.